Melting Ice--Seattle Sockeyes Hockey

Melting Ice--Seattle Sockeyes Hockey

by Jami Davenport

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Melting Ice--Seattle Sockeyes Hockey by Jami Davenport

Brimming with attitude and broken beyond repair, Isaac "Ice" Wolfe has burned every bridge in his professional hockey career. When he is traded to the Seattle Sockeyes halfway through their inaugural season, he knows this is his last chance. He's never been a team player, yet he needs to become one–and fast.

Ice has a heart as cold as his nickname, and he likes it that way until he meets his neighbor Avery Maxwell. Avery is unlike any woman he's ever known. Her smile thaws his frozen heart and being with her heals his broken places. She makes him feel, and for Isaac that's not always a good thing.

Avery has only wanted one thing in her life–to train and show horses. Her decision to drop out of college to pursue her riding career causes a rift with her big sister, but Avery is tired of following everyone else's dreams. Now she's following her own, and no one is going to distract her from her passion–until she meets a dark stranger and his cantankerous dog.

When Isaac is warned away from Avery by the team's captain, who happens to be Avery's future brother-in-law, Isaac sees the writing on the wall. It's Avery or his career. To Isaac, a life without hockey wouldn't be a life worth living. But what about a life without Avery?

Do Isaac and Avery sacrifice their life's passions for their mutual passion for each other, or do they fight to have it all, even if by doing so, they might lose everything in the end?

*****
While all the books in the Game On in Seattle series can be read as standalones, you'll get the most enjoyment reading them in this order:

Book 1--Skating on Thin Ice (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
Book 2--Crashing the Net (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
Book 2.5--Love at First Snow (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
Book 3--Melting Ice (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
Book 3.5--Hearts on Ice (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
Book 4--Blindsided (Seattle Steelheads Football)
Book 5--Bodychecking (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)
Book 6--Bottom of the Ninth (Seattle Skookums Baseball) Coming Fall 2016

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151596985
Publisher: Cedrona Enterprises
Publication date: 06/13/2015
Series: Game On in Seattle , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 63,042
File size: 2 MB

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's new releases consistently rank in the top fifty on the sports romance and sports genre lists on Amazon, and she has hit the Amazon top hundred authors list in both contemporary romance and genre fiction multiple times. Jami ranked Number Seven on Kobo's Top Ten Most Completed Authors, an honor bestowed on the year's "most engaging" authors based on an average page completion rate by their readers.

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.

Jami works in IT for her day job and is a former high school business teacher. She's a lifetime Seahawks and Mariners fan and is waiting for the day professional hockey comes to Seattle. An avid boater, Jami has spent countless hours in the San Juan Islands, a common setting in her books. In her opinion, it's the most beautiful place on earth.

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Melting Ice--Seattle Sockeyes Hockey 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
pegasus-one More than 1 year ago
can't get enough of this series --- loved it!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!! Loved Ice & Avery's story!!
MJBrown67 More than 1 year ago
I was given an copy of this book for an honest review. Melting ice is about Isaac 'Ice' Wolfe and Avery Maxwell. Isaac has just been traded to the Sockeyes and its his last stop in the NHL. He has major anger issues and is in no way a team player. Avery is a horse trainer who, for once, is following her dreams and not the dreams her family has for her. She lives and works on a horse farm, which happens to be the right next to the property that Isaac rents when he joins the Sockeyes. Isaac and Avery meet and have an instant attraction, and they couldn't be more different. I liked this installment of the Sockeyes series. I didn't want to like Isaac and I ended up really loving him. He and Avery were perfect together and I loved learning their stories. This is a must read for anyone reading the Sockeyes series and any one who wants a nice romance story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely one of my new favorite series
CChimni More than 1 year ago
Avery started to stand up for herself and live her own life in the last book. In Melting Ice we see her story unfold. Throw in the bad boy Isaac who is on his last chance at playing in the NHL, and we have a great story. Isaac demonstrates through determination we can rise above tragedy and the mistakes that paint our past. The connection and suppose Isaac and Avery give each other throughout their story is inspirational. I also enjoyed seeing perks of Riley's progress. A great addition to a great series. Looking forward to continuing to watch the sockeyes grow!
ecwordwiz More than 1 year ago
Melting the Ice and finding the liquid love inside Avery Maxwell is a highly intelligent and passionate woman but you wouldn’t know it with the opinion her family has of her giving up her premed studies to take on horse training full time. You certainly wouldn’t be applying the term passionate to her love life if you watched her sitting home alone on New Year’s eve or her very nonexistent sex life. Finally, life is just where Avery wants it to be. She’s living life on her own terms and doing what she enjoys most in life and horses are her life. The only thing that could make it even better is Isaac “Ice” Wolfe; Avery just doesn’t know it yet. Isaac is hanging onto the last bit of rope in his career. Either he can shape up or he can use that rope to hang himself. He’s been traded to the Seattle Sockeyes, a new hockey team and the last stop in his career. You see Isaac has a few problems. He built quite the reputation as a womanizer, a drunk and a fighter. It doesn’t seem to matter whether the fight is on the ice or off, opponent or team mate. In fact, Isaac isn’t much of a team player at all. He’s had an abusive childhood and tragedy has estranged him from his family. He lives with guilt every day of his miserable existence. He puts on his big boy pants, lifts his chin and puts on an indifferent face. He is “Ice.” No one likes him. Hell even his dog hates him. So it’s no surprise that things are a little explosive when these two meet and the chemistry between the two is off the charts. He’s that bad boy one night stand Avery is looking for. Avery is that one and done ride he’s itching for. Nevertheless, this is one bad boy that isn’t going away and neither is that itch. After a night of wild and crazy things get a little complicated. Isaac’s team captain, who just happens to be Avery’s brother in law threatens his NHL career if he gets involved with Avery or her twin Emma. With the ever present threat hovering over them Avery and Isaac decide on a friends only approach and the slow burn begins. Neither Isaac nor Avery can forget their explosive beginning. The more they come to know each other the greater the temptation. Much the way Avery reads the abused horses she rehabilitates, she sees the wounded man beneath the surface of Isaac’s icy demeanor and she sets about cracking that ice. Boy is she successful. Watching Isaac turn it all around is powerful let alone watching these two fall in love. It takes some commitment and maneuvering for Isaac to figure out how the two might have a chance at being together. Both are challenged with deciding just how important their relationship is and what they’ll do to keep it. This was a great story of leaving the past in the past, learning to forgive and finding the future. I really enjoyed it. Review copy provided via Candid Book Reviews in exchange for an honest review.
snoopypeach More than 1 year ago
***HOT ENOUGH TO MELT THE RINK*** Isaac is a hockey player on his last chance at an NHL career. Avery is a horse trainer trying to make her own way doing what she loves. Between families, teammates, emotional baggage how can these two come together.... Let me just start by saying WOW! I absolutely loved this book! I have never read anything by this author and now I'm wondering how I missed out. This was a story that was so easy to immerse into. The characters are absolutely believable and easy to connect with. The plot flows and carries you along to perfection. You find yourself growling, laughing, and tearing up all in one great book. The connection between Isaac and Avery is hot enough to meet a hockey rink! This was a fantastic read and one of the best HEA I have read in a very long time. I can't wait to pick up the rest of this series. Received a copy for an honest review
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Melting Ice (Game On in Seattle #5) by Jami Davenport Bad-boy hockey player Isaac "Ice" Wolfe has one last shot to stay in the NHL. He doesn’t let anyone into his life until he meets horse trainer, Avery Maxwell. Jami Davenport created another fabulous book in the Game On in Seattle series. I liked Isaac's character. He has had a rough life, not letting anyone become close to him. His reputation proceeds him. Once he meets Avery, he finds himself wanting to change and become a better person. I like the similarities between him, and the broken horses that Avery is trying to reorient. I couldn’t believe some of the things that Isaac suffered. My heart went out to him. Avery is great. I like that she followed her dream to work with horses. She is the perfect person to befriend Isaac and make him realize his worth. She has also gone through a lot and can sympathize with Isaac. They understand each other. I appreciated how things that happened in previous books within the series came to play in this book: for example, Isaac’s roommate, Blake, and the charity Isaac and Avery become involved in. I love that the Sockeye are unconventional and give Isaac a shot. They treat him different than he was handled in the past, and they give him a clean slate. Melting Ice has a believable and entertaining plot. It is heartwarming and kept me enthralled. I could not put this book down. I look forward to finding out what happens with Isaac’s brother, Tanner, and Avery’s twin sister, Emma, in Blindsided (Game On in Seattle #6). Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
So much ice needs melting in this book--the ice around Isaac "Ice" Wolfe's heart, not to mention around Avery Maxwell's nearly non-existent social life. There's a cantankerous dog who needs to thaw out towards his reluctant owner, and an abused horse who needs to learn to trust again. There's a hockey team that's trying to make its mark, and a new teammate who needs to prove himself despite a somewhat chilly reception in the locker room... Lots of ice to melt. Fortunately, the hero and heroine are there to provide plenty of heat. ;) Melting Ice was a feel-good book all around--I especially loved the ending; so sweet! It was great watching the bad boy of the NHL learn how to be a team player and start to care about something other than his own individual stats. And hey, who doesn't love a reformed bad boy? I enjoyed watching him work so hard at his first ever "normal" relationship. Plus, there were horses. And cats. And a dog. And hockey. (Though to be honest, I'd liked to have seen a bit more hockey--but hey, that's me. Slightly biased where that sport's involved. :) ) Melting Ice is the fifth book in the Game On in Seattle series, and it worked okay as a standalone. There are a lot of characters here that appear in other series books, and though there wasn't anything crucial that I needed to know from previous books to enjoy this one, at times I did feel a bit behind the times not being 100% familiar with all of their shared history. It's definitely piqued my interest for the other books in the series, though... Rating: 3 stars / C+ I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
bhillson83 More than 1 year ago
I have read several other books in the Seattle Sockeye series and I absolutely love them! As I am Canadian, I am a true avid hockey fan and hockey romances are one of my favorite genres to read. Jami Davenport never disappoints with this great series and characters. I absolutely loved reading about Avery and Issac and their journey to love. Issac is this strong, "bad boy" of the NHL who cannot stick with one team as he has such a bad rap around the league. Avery, is a responsible aspiring to ride and raise horses, makes her the exact opposite of Issac. However, when they are forbidden to fraternize by the team capatain of Issac's new team and Avery's brother-in-law, the stakes are raised for Issac. Watching and reading this beautiful story about love, growth and friendship, will make anyone's heart melt. The self-journey that Issac goes on and the ability for him to grow and love is remarkable. Avery's kind spirit and her ability to love someone who thinks they are incapable of love, is a beautiful setting for a great story. I definitely recommend Melting the Ice by Jami Davenport to be added to your To Be Read Shelf and picked up and read. If you haven't read the other books in this series, you definitely need to start at book 1. Great book!
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down once I started! Isaac may seem like he's the biggest jerk, but deep under all the scars on his heart, he's a sweetheart. After a quick and dirty liaison with Avery, they decide it is best for his career to just be friends. Little by little, Avery and the Sockeyes chip away at the walls around his heart until he starts to care about more than just himself. There is plenty of hockey in this sweet love story with a very happy ending. I can't wait for the next book in the series! I received an ARC for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
ysar More than 1 year ago
The Verdict: We didn't get to know Avery very well in the previous books, though we saw her quite a bit and watched her relationship with her sisters hit a rough patch when she decided to leave school and make her living working with horses instead. So I was definitely looking forward to this closer look into her life and personality. Isaac, or “Ice” as he's known in the league, seems to have spent his life burning bridges. Rather than be a team player, he's used his hockey skills o prove his own worth on the ice, and he hasn't limited that attitude to his time on the ice. Reporters, fans, teammates, and coaches have all been subjected to his refusal to play nice for appearances' sake, and it's gotten so bad that every other team has washed their hands of him. But his trade to the Sockeyes is just the wake up he needs, finally seeing for himself that if he stays on the same bitter path, he'll find himself a has-been in no time, not because he's not good at the game, but because he's not good at everything around the game. Watching him come to grips with his own shortcomings and work to change his ways made for a very interesting bit of character development. Avery is Isaac's neighbor, spending her days working with horses and attending to damaged hearts, and she doesn't have room in her life for a man who wears a permanent scowl. But as their attraction heats up and Isaac's past is slowly revealed, it becomes apparent that he needs just as much love as anyone else who's been scarred. As Avery gets to know him better, though, she's also got to remain focused on her work as a horse trainer, hoping to make her mark in an incredibly competitive field, and their budding relationship is bound to create waves for Isaac as well, since Avery's sister is engaged to his team captain. Avery and Isaac both have pretty sad backstories, though Isaac's certainly takes the cake when it comes to tragedy and self-blame, but between their fiery spirits and Avery's big heart, they really do make the perfect couple. It would have been easy to rush the plot around them and add all kinds of unnecessary drama, but instead it played out at the perfect pace, focusing on Isaac's learning to accept the past and forgive himself and Avery's finally taking ahold of what she wants. I've certainly enjoyed the other books in the Game on in Seattle series, but I think this one just might be my favorite yet. ***FicCentral received this book from Tasty Book Tours for free in exchange for an honest review.
heavenlycirce More than 1 year ago
&quot;Melting Ice&quot; is written by Jami Davenport, and it is the 5th book in her <i>Game On in Seattle</i> series. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It features Isaac Wolfe and Avery Maxwell. Isaac has gotten the reputation of being a bad boy with a selfish attitude. He's not a team player, and that's why he's been traded several times during his NHL career. He realizes his most recent trade to the Seattle Sockeyes could be his last stop, so he's trying to change and be an NHL player that can gain his team's respect. Isaac wants to focus on his career. What he didn't realize was that when he moved into his new home, he would be instantly attracted to his neighbor and horse trainer, Avery Maxwell. He's thankful that his dog ran off to Avery's because he finds excuses to stop by and visit her. Avery is doing what she loves. She might not have the approval of her older sister, but it's her dream to train and take care of horses. She's intrigued by Isaac, and one night, they give in to their passion for one another. What happens when they're both warned to stay away from one another? Will Isaac continue to be a team player and stay away from trouble? Will Avery be able to continue her dream and keep the horses she loves? I absolutely loved &quot;Melting Ice,&quot; and I truly believe Jami keeps getting better with each story in this series! It's just one of those books where you don't want to put it down -- you just want to keep reading! I loved the main storyline, and I also loved the subplots. Really looking forward to what she has in store next!
heater_28 More than 1 year ago
Isaac Wolfe has come by his nickname honestly. The newest member of the Seattle Sockeye's hockey team is known as &quot;Ice&quot; and judging by the bad attitude he exudes and the fact he wants nothing to do with being a teammate or a team player, the name fits. Having been traded to Seattle after stints in several NHL franchises, he knows that if he is out of line this time, he may very well find himself on the outside of the NHL looking in. Avery Maxwell is trying to live her life the way she wants to live it. After always trying to please her sisters, especially her sister Izzy, she has taken her life and her future into her own hands by leaving the family party crashing business to work with her first love, horses. She is determined to make a living doing what she loves most and she's dead set on proving it. When Isaac meets Avery after his dog pays a visit to her horses, he realizes that this woman is very different from those he has been around in the past. Even though he's attracted to Avery, and she to him, he is not in a place where he wants any kind of relationship. He gave up on those many years ago when a tragedy turned everyone closest to him against him. Now he lives only to play hockey. What he comes to realize over time is he enjoys spending time with the horsewoman next door. Will these two unlikely people end up being exactly what the other one needs? Will they be able to put their careers second to the person that could mean everything to them? Jami Davenport has done a phenomenal job with this book and the characters. I loved how complex both Isaac and Avery were and I found myself rooting for them from the get go. It was wonderful to see the evolution of Isaac throughout the course of the book and Jami deserves all of the credit for painting that picture for us. I would highly recommend this book without a doubt!