Goaltending

Goaltending

by Jami Davenport

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Goaltending by Jami Davenport

WANTED: single dad needs nanny--
In more ways than one.

Martin "Brick" Bricker is living the good life. He's playing the sport he loves, has all the women he can handle, and parties like a rock star. At twenty-six, he has no interest in slowing down or taking anything seriously --except hockey, of course.

Then a knock at his door changes everything. Suddenly he's the single father to a five-year-old daughter he didn't know he had, and he's trading his playboy ways for barbies.

Amelia Stacey struggles to make ends meet and juggles her day-care job with a full load of college classes. When she's offered a temporary, two-week nanny position making more money than she imagines, she jumps at the chance. Before she knows it, she's in over her head, not just with her five-year-old charge but with the girl's hot single father.

Brick always goes after what he wants, and he wants Amelia. Only responsible Amelia doesn't want anything to do with the party boy. Struggling with fatherhood and his unexplainable attraction to his nanny, Brick has to figure out where his daughter and Amelia fit into his life. If they fit at all.

But one thing's for sure--Brick can't block this shot straight to his heart.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157415471
Publisher: Cedrona Enterprises
Publication date: 05/25/2017
Series: Game On in Seattle Series , #8
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 27,621
File size: 886 KB

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle Series and the Madrona Island Series. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and an opinionated Hanoverian mare. She works in computer support in her day job and juggles too many balls, but she wouldn't have it any other way.

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Goaltending 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
This is book 8 in the series and another winner for Jami Davenport in my humble opinion. What's a guy to do when he opens his door and finds a 5 year old girl unaccompanied on his doorstep with a note in her hand and her calling him Daddy? That's the position that Martin "Brick" Bricker suddenly finds himself in. The goalie for the Sockeyes Hockey Team he certainly lives a life of wild partying. The last thing he needs or wants is to find himself suddenly the father of a 5 year old daughter Macy. I will admit that I wasn't very keen on "Brick" at first, but he certainly turned himself around and I eventually got over my initial dislike of him.  Amelia Stacey is studying as well as holding down a job with a day care centre, not far from Brick's place. When he visits the centre in hopes of getting assistance with his sudden charge, Amelia sees a chance to make life a little easier with her financial struggles and promptly agrees to be a temporary nanny to Macy whilst Brick is away. The only complication is Amelia finds herself wildly attracted to Brick. Even worse, he has decided that she is what he wants and what Brick wants, he gets.  Brick is an arrogant jerk at first and not at all likeable. Slowly he changes and as his relationship grows with Macy, he finally redeems himself. The building of the relationship with Macy had me laughing at times, their banter was so funny. For such a little girl, my heart just broke for all that she had been through and I was so relieved when Brick stood up and became the father she so desperately needed and wanted.  This was more a story of growing relationships and love, in various forms and I liked that Brick and Amelia, although involved spent a great deal of time making sure that Macy was secure. Don't get me wrong they certainly had there fair share of hot and heavy moments but Ms.Davenport did not concentrate on that angle alone. I will certainly be reading more from this series as soon as I can.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I recommend reading this book if you enjoy sports romance. Very good characters and a nice plot line. Easy to read. There were a couple of grammatical errors here and there, but I don't think it too anything away from the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book with a different single father twist. Loved the story line and the characters. Looking forward to other books by this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brick is a hotshot goalie, never lacking a women or two or three. The playboy life is all he knew and he loved every minute of it. Amelia was working at a childcare job. The two had nothing in common. Read about the two of them getting together and things really heating up. I loved this book and you will as well!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked it a lot and appreciated the storyline of a man taking the responsibility of fatherhood and a woman supporting his efforts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So sweet. Highs and lows, ups and downs, a spunky little girl, two beautiful adults, and minimal frustration with the characters as they developed. What more could I ask for?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading it .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story.
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
This is book 8 in the Seattle Sockeyes Hockey Series but you don't have to have read the other books in this series to enjoy this one, each book is about a different player and this is goalie Martin "Brick" Bricker's story. Brick lives the good life, he is only 26 very hot and loves his party lifestyle there is no room for commitment that is until one morning a knock at his door finds a beautiful 5 year girl with a note saying he is her daddy and she has no other family. What do you do when you have no idea where she came from, well you start off calling your agent who suggests you get a nanny until it can be sorted out and by sorted out I mean a DNA test. Enter Amelia Stacy who is struggling to make ends meet and juggling her college classes along with her day-care job, when Brick offers her a two week live in job it seems like the perfect solution to her problems. The problem is what happens when she not only falls for the gorgeous Macy she starts to fall for the very hot Brick as well ...... I have to be honest Brick is not very likeable at the start of this book but as the story moves on you see him growing into the perfect father for the adorable, funny and at times sassy 5 year old. Macy has some great one liners and Amelia is never slow to put Brick in his place. This is a perfect all round read, it's sad at times and at times you will laugh out loud. Once again Jami Davenport has given us yet another great addition to The Seattle Sockeye family that I have grown to love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great storyline
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
A big time player meets his match when he's suddenly answering to Daddy! The adorable creation of this little family carries the story easily. Well developed characters, lots of family drama and an adorable kid we instantly fall in love with! Martin "Brick" Bricker is living the good life when it all comes tumbling at his feet with one knock at the door. He's suddenly a father to to a five year old that he knew nothing about, and his partying days are over! Amelia Stacey is working hard to make ends meet while attending a full schedule at college. She can't stand a player, but she can't resist the money he's offering when Brick wants to hire her to be his daughter's temporary nanny. He's hot, but she can resist temptation ... no problem!
KaraS More than 1 year ago
Martin "Brick" Bricker is one hot goalie who becomes hot for his nanny, Amelia Stacey. Of course, Brick didn't realize he needed a nanny until his 5-year-old daughter shows up on his doorstep. Macy is one cute, precocious child. She definitely keeps him on his toes as does Amelia. Brick definitely grows during the storyline. The frustrating part is that sometimes it's a little too slowly. Amelia falls for him when she knows she shouldn't, but stands her ground when it really counts. This one has steam and heart and hot hockeyness. Another good book in this hockey series. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Becky98 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review. This is the eight book in the Game on in Seattle series and the stories just keep getting better. Martin "Brick" Bricker is the goalie for the Seattle Sockeyes hockey team, he is also a playboy. Always having one night stands, never getting involved in a relationship. All of a sudden he finds his 5 year old daughter he knew nothing about on his doorstep. He know absolutely nothing about children and has no one to care for her while he travels with the team. He ends up going to a local daycare center to see about hiring a nanny. Amelia Stacey works at a daycare center owned by her sister-in-law while going to school. Her SIL does not have a interest in the center and Amelia does most of the work. When Brick comes in looking for some temporary help Amelia decides to help him out. This is a wonderful story seeing Brick "grow up" from a playboy. There are definitely some bumps in the road along the way.
LightningCityBookReview More than 1 year ago
Jami Davenport writes a romance between a single dad and the nanny who reforms him into a good parent. Yes, there's considerable character development for the Hero. The Heroine really doesn't require much maturing except for learning to trust. Which with the Hero she's dealing with is a serious uphill battle. I really did enjoy this installment in the Game On in Seattle series. I wish the Hero's "issues" were more clearly defined as being due to his step-mother's "brain-washing". The emphasis comes across as self-serving and selfishness on his part. It seems the biggest impact his step-mother left on him is a serious dislike of heat. Because of the Hero's "whining" about his lose of "freedom" and womanizing lifestyle the pace feels a bit ponderous. He constantly wants to screw anonymous women ad nauseam. Luckily the characters are really likable; charming, funny, and vulnerable. The Hero is cheekily adorable. Martin "Brick" Bricker's the goalie for the Seattle Sockeye hockey team. He's a four year member of the team with a reputation of the hardest partier and a voracious womanizer. It's a lifestyle he's proud of and has not desire to stop. The Heroine's Amelia Stacey, a college graduate student and she works at her sister-in-law's day care center. She hates her sister-in-law and doesn't trust her. She's happy to take a temporary nanny position when it's available. Amelia's extremely distrustful of men due to a horrible experience with her ex; leaving Amelia with emotional and physical damage. She doesn't trust men, especially, to be interested in her beyond her looks. When it comes to Brick dislikes him as a person despite being wildly attracted to him. No matter how hard she tries. She especially can't walk away from the five year-old girl who was left on his doorstep. I really did enjoy reading "Goaltending" unfortunately I found the Hero's long-lasting immaturity level extremely irritating. Good thing he's adorable. The five year-old Macy is not too mature nor too baby-ish. She's the perfect balance of precocious, vulnerable, and mature-beyond-her-years due to all she's lost. Macy, Amelia, and Brick's good moments make up for a multitude of sins. Amelia's fabulous when she resists the obnoxiously cocky Brick. But when she submits to him completely, the timing and the situation are perfect. Jamie Davenport fills the cast with wonderfully amusing and endearing secondary characters. Brick's Russian best-friend Rush has personality plus and his teammate Matt who's also a single dad is wonderfully likable. Amelia's best friend Vi is outrageous and ridiculously "out there" I anticipate we'll be seeing more of them soon. This is the first Game On in Seattle series book I've read and I'm intrigued enough to read more. To read the entire review please visit: http://wp.me/p4XqxF-1UX This novel was provided, voluntarily read, and honestly reviewed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ams And Brick make a great team
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Strange for me to say but I loved this book! It's a very typical and simple plot. Playboy finds a kid on his door step and falls in love with the woman who ends up taking care of the kid. Somehow it still grabbed my attention, I was rushing to get to the next page. Would this be the page they fell in love or the next? Because the plot was simple it made it fun to read. Plus I liked it so much, I think I read it in about 2 hours. Unlike some short books it's not just one sex scene to the next. The story had detail, depth, character building, at least in the middle. The reason I didn't give 5 stars.... the beginning and the end. It took all of 3 seconds for a kid to show up, and the first place our new dad walked into, 'wham' gorgeous nanny available to live at his house, no problems. I'm willing to pretend for the sake of not dragging down the speed, but seriously this was light speed. The ending was the same. Once he realized he couldn't live without his daughter or the heroine, it was a little quick. The middle is where the book got 4 stars and kept me hooked. It was all the good details and character building you wanted in the beginning and missed a little in the end. You meet friends, you love the little girl and it hits enough of the day to day that you feel like your there. I am a reader who wants to feel like I know these people, I can't do that when authors just hit the high lights like a sports show. I love how the heroine and girl had normal, everyday moments. Or when the little one had a tantrum, it's nice to read about children who aren't angels 24/7. But even with her tantrums, the little girl was too cute to resist. I love that the kid didn't just accept the hero acting like he didn't want her than apologizing. I love that she made him actually act like a father before letting down her barriers. A typical playboy who just went over bored in his attitude, the hero should have annoyed. But he was somehow lovable. The heroine was great, smart, happy, strong and more real than most I read. Bad things happened, she may cry but she keeps moving forward, she's a realist. I like it. The author did a great job with the friends and family as well. I love when I can read a book and say " ooh, I can't wait until the story about the best friend." I will look for more books by this author, I want Rush's story! This review was done in conjunction with Book Junkie Reviews: https://abookjunkiereviews.wordpress.com
sharonrCA More than 1 year ago
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. This story was really wonderful. It took a self admitted and proud of it manwhore and matured him into a father. It was not a smooth or easy ride and that really made it more realistic. The Brick does not go easily into fatherhood when he inherits a 5 year old daughter but he has many tantrums about it. This really was a wonderful story about a partyboy finally growing up and learning to love and give of himself. One day Marty wakes up and the doobell rings, he opens the door to a 5 year old girl Macy who rushes at him and call him Daddy and that is how our story starts. Martin Brick is self centered and a hedonist and a manwhore and he loves that about himself. He has worked hard to be that guy and he revels in it, but when he meets Macy his first thought is where can he dump her. Fortunately for him no one comes to his rescue and he finds a daycare where he hires Amelia to be his daughters nanny and thats how this story starts. Amelia is described as a Megan Fox lookalike and the Brick wants her badlt. But Amelia has been hurt before by a jerk and so she does not fall for the Brick easily, who she does fall for is Macy and well I loved how protective she is of Macy. Eventually the Brick gets a clue and thats when I started to like him as he reall started to grow and change. This was a really well written story about Brick's journey to parenthood. I loved all the side characters and cannot wait to read more about them
pugmommy362 More than 1 year ago
OMG I loved it eventually lol! I have to say that throughout the book Brick just ticked me off and I wanted to slap him upside the head and say wake up...grow up! There were brief periods where he would show a great hero but then he would go back to being clueless! As far as Amelia, I think that she was kind of harsh at times but she certainly had Brick's number and didn't take his crap. I almost cried for Macy because she had lost EVERYTHING but also seemed to have a daddy that wanted to love her but was just so scared. This is just an awesome book and at the end I wanted it to go on and on because I fell in love with the grown up Brick became and how he really stepped up with Macy...he became a good dad but he wasn't without his faults. I was offered an ARC copy of this book for an honest review which I believe I have gave. This is not a typical hockey romance book and in some ways will surprise you...take the chance to read it and you will fall in love with this little family.
CChimni More than 1 year ago
Wow! Jami did it again. What happens when you become an insta dad? You get a nanny of course! Watching Brick, Amelia, and Macy navigate their new world was amazing. There was a lot of emotion for each party as well as healing. A story filled with family, healing, passion, and love. A great addition to the series.
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
In this latest in the Game on in Seattle series, we get Brick, Martin Bricker's story. He is the goalie for the Seattle Sockeyes and at 26 is a total player and serial partier. Cocky and over confident as the day is long he thinks his life is at it's high point. Boy is he in for a life changing moment to crash down on him and leave him floundering without a clue as to how to handle it. This life changing moment is the best part of this story and will truly bring his life to it's high point. 5 year old Macy is a force to be reckoned with. She can be a handful but I just adore her! Because of his schedule, Brick seriously needs help so he hires a nanny. Enter Amelia. I really like her. Brick did not mean to fall in love with either of them, but he does. Trust me, things are by no means smooth sailing, in fact at times they get pretty badly messed up, but after some time he realizes he cannot live without them and will do what it takes to keep them and be the man they both need. I loved watching Brick go from a typical player to a man dedicated to and in love with his new family. Very sweet epilogue! 4 1/2 stars!!
astroyic More than 1 year ago
Score! Fantastic read! Goaltending is funny, heartwarming and hot! Between a hot as hell hunk with all the moves that don't quit and a smart witty, beautiful nanny, and a five year old precocious daughter who turn his world upside down this book will keep you glued to the pages. Couldn't put it down. Martin "Brick" Bricker was one lucky guy, he had it all. Good looks, ripped body, more money than he could spend and more woman then he could handle. It was great to be him! As the starting goalie for the Seattle Sockeyes, and known as the party boy life was good. But when he opens up his front door to find a little girl staring at him with dark hair and huge brown eyes and a note telling him that she was his daughter, his fast paced life is about to change. He wasn't father material! Amelia Stacey works part-time at her sister-in-law's day care, it came with an apartment as part of her salary and with her part-time hours she could continue her college classes. When A drop dead gorgeous hunk of a man comes in to the day care looking for a temporary nanny for his five year old daughter she takes the job. The good money she earned would help pay for next quarters tuition. But with a sexy hunk putting out all the moves in his repertoire to get her in his bed, and a beautiful little girl that has lost so much in her five years, will she be able to walk away in two weeks unscathed. Will Brick prove to be father material? Will Amelia let down her guard long enough to fall? Will Brick find something he never knew he needed? You won't want to put this down, as you find out the answers to these questions. Loved it! Don't pass this one up get it now! Received a ARC through L. Woods PR and voluntarily wrote an honest review.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this one. It was sweet and heartwarming, but with some heat. Partying bachelor goalie Brick is about to get his world turned upside down. Amelia and Macy were exactly what Brick needed in his life. Macy brings out a side in him he never knew he had, but getting to that point will be hard. At some points it was hard to read Brick struggling with becoming a dad. I wanted to smack him sometimes and then my heart would break for him. Tome me this was a well rounded book that is well written. It's engaging and the characters just grab you. It was watching big bad Brick take the fall.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Goalie Martin Bricker likes his freedom, he doesn't do relationships, attachments, or anything of the sort, he is solely a one night kind of man, settling down just isn't in his vocabulary. But that all quickly changes when he opens the door to a beautiful little brown eyed girl claiming that he is her father, and now her sole caretaker. At first Martin is certain there is a mistake, no way can he be a father, but when things start leaning the other direction he begins to realize he is going to need some serious help, he doesn't know the first thing about being a father or taking care of children. So he hires a nanny, a very sexy nanny at that, and things at his place start to take on a whole new vibe... one that quickly changes his home from bachelor pad to family pad... and it scares the hell out of the normally sure and confident man! Amelia Stacey's life is non-stop hectic, between taking classes and working she barely has free time to have a social life, not that she really wants one anyway. The last time she wandered down that path it didn't end so well, and she was left with a broken heart and a mountain of debt, that she is still trying to pay off. So, when the opportunity of a lifetime comes along she doesn't think twice about taking it, there is a sexy hockey star standing before her offering her more money than she has ever made to care for his young daughter. She loves children, and the job he is offering will help lighten her load a little and give her the money she needs to get her head above water again, it is almost perfect for her... with the exception of having to keep her urges in check. Her new boss is sexy as hell, but she is determined to not fall prey to his advances... no matter how charming he maybe! This emotionally charged story captured my attention and my heart from the first chapter and held on tight until the last page was swiped. I was immediately taken with Brick, the moment that man waltzed onto the page I was a goner, he completely drew me in with his witty one liners, and alpha tendencies... he was seriously something else!! Then Macy entered the picture and that little girl completely stole my heart, she was such a sweet little thing, and I loved that she had a feisty streak in her too, and could give her father a taste of his own medicine!! I loved this story so much, it was a well rounded read, that gave me the feels, made me blush, and left my heart happy. I highly recommend you meet this father-daughter duo their touching story is sure to keep you captivated from start to finish! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
heater_28 More than 1 year ago
**Advanced copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review** Going into this book, I wasn't so sure what I thought of Sockeyes goaltender Martin "Brick" Bricker. He's always struck me as a guy very set in his player-esque ways and frankly I wasn't sure if he would ever want to change them. As we get to know Brick, we learn very quickly that partying, women and cold are among his favorite things. Clothes and settling down are a couple of things that he really doesn't care for. Just after the new regular season starts for the Sockeyes, the doorbell rings and Brick finds the last thing he ever expected; his five year old daughter with nothing more than a suitcase, her favorite doll and a letter. He quickly learns that this little girl has lost both her mother and grandmother to death in a very short period of time. While he tries to establish whether or not Macy really is his flesh and blood, he knows that the more imminent problem is the fact he's leaving on a road trip in two days and has no one to care for the little girl. Amelia Stacey is working for her sister-in-law at her daycare, but that really isn't what she wants to be doing. It's what she has to do to make ends meet so she can continue to take college classes. When Brick stops in to ask if they have any suggestions for short term nannies, Amelia sees that this could be a great way to make some money very quickly. Amelia accepts the two week term and looks forward to spending time with Macy. What she doesn't anticipate is falling head over heels for the little girl, nor was she expecting to be drawn in by Brick, even though it's hard to deny his hotness! When Brick has a crisis of conscience about whether he is fit to be a father, Amelia tries to make him see that all Macy needs and wants is to be loved. Will deep seeded issues from Brick's past cause him to make a decision that will not only cause him to lose Macy, but Amelia as well? By the end of this book, what I loved was its realness. What Jami Davenport tackled in this book was real. The feelings, the fears, the triumphs and the struggles. It may not be your "typical" romance, but it's real and to me that was the best story that could have been told. This was a great addition to the Game On in Seattle series!
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Goalie, Martin "Brick" Bricker’s playboy social life comes to a halt when his five-year-old daughter, that he didn’t know he had, is left at his doorstep. He hires nanny, Amelia Stacey, to help take care of her. He puts the moves on Amelia, but she’s blocking all his shots. This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adults. At first, I wasn’t crazy about Brick. I liked him more as the story progressed. I appreciated that he realized when he was being a jerk. Deep down, he is a good guy who guards his heart. I like Amelia. She is hardworking and great with kids. I felt bad about the things she went through. They are both broken and help each other become whole. Macy is a cute kid. My heart went out to her and all her loss. I like how her relationship evolved with Amelia and her dad. I enjoyed the plot. It was believable and heartfelt. There were interesting twists. The characters grew and overcame pertinent obstacles. There were many humorous scenes. One of my favorites was when Brick’s teammate, Rush, was babysitting Macy. I enjoyed the ending; it felt well resolved. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.