Skating on Thin Ice (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)

Skating on Thin Ice (Seattle Sockeyes Hockey)

by Jami Davenport

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ISBN-13: 9781502446879
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/20/2014
Series: Seattle Sockeyes Series , #1
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

An advocate of happy endings, 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 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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Skating on Thin Ice 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an enjoyable story. Not too long or short. I liked the characters. I would recommend this.
CChimni More than 1 year ago
Skating on Thin Ice is all about fighting for what you believe in. On and off the ice. Ethan and Lauren are both very passionate about hockey. Ethan wanting to move the team to Seattle. And Lauren wanting to save the FL team. Their passion for hockey brings them together in an unlikely team. A great story with great characters full of passion and heart. Looking forward to the rest of the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lauren works for a Florida hockey team that is rumored to be for sale. Ethan is a billionaire trying to purchase the team and move it to Seattle. Both have been lied to by others and have trust issues. This was a well written story with strong characters and very believable. I really enjoyed reading it. Can't wait to read more of her books. joy943
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written. Holds interest
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable book even if you don't know or care about the day-to-day running of a hockey team. The whole cast of charactors are well written. Even though it's part of a series, it's a stand alone story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had great characters and flow. The characters were engaging and very believable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took me to the end to understand the trust issues. I did enjoy the nbook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two people, both with trust issues with the opposite sex, find that their mutual love of hockey brings them together. But is it enough for Lauren and Ethan? Passion and spicy content in a contemporary romance that is fun to read. Puck bunnies, love the term.
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Very good. C
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scrap the first 150+ pages,story doesn't get good till after that.first part is repeated thoughts re:feelings over and over.
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Great story about hockey and romance .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is you love any kind of sport you'll love Ms Davenports stories no matter which sport you like. You really learn a lot about each sport due to her great research for each sport story. And the great love stories only enhance them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story....
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Loved it!
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Great book...really loved it....
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asgoodrich More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. Skating on Thin Ice is a great start to Ms. Davenport’s new Game On in Seattle series. Being a fan of her Seattle Lumberjacks series, I was excited for the opportunity to read this book. I enjoy sports romances and am finding that hockey-based sports romances are becoming a favorite – despite my lack of actual exposure to the sport. Fortunately, this book does not disappoint. Lauren hails from a hockey family and would be considered a legacy if not for the fact that she was born female. But like everyone else in her family, she lives and breathes hockey, she just does it the only way she can, as a member of the Giants’ staff. Sadly, the handicap of being born female (yes that was sarcasm) means that she’s still not taken seriously by the “old boys’ club” that pervades the sport, even in management. That is, until Ethan walks in the door. While the full level of his involvement is concealed, Ethan makes it clear that he is there to evaluate the Giants for investors looking to purchase the struggling hockey team and his research sends him to Lauren as the person with the most useful knowledge of the Giants despite her current position within the franchise. He quickly learns that she’s even more knowledgeable than he suspected and finds that her brains and passion for hockey only intensify her attractiveness. When he realizes that the attraction is mutual, well that makes keeping it “professional” that much more difficult. Between the gag order the league has him under and the relationship baggage both Lauren and Ethan possess it’s clear that things will not end well, but that isn’t enough to deter either of them from getting involved. Let me just say … steamy! Inevitably, the $h*t hits the fan and Ethan is unable to prevent the fallout that sends Lauren running. Ethan has to decide how far he’s willing to go to keep Lauren in his life. Ms. Davenport has created a great cast of characters, many of whom are clearly poised for their own book as they make their new home in Seattle. As much as I enjoyed Ethan, it was Lauren’s character that I absolutely loved. The strength of character and independence she had to possess in order to work her way up in such a male-dominated field is impressive, especially considering that she works for the same organization as her father and it’s fairly easy to deduce that he did little to support her career choice. Then to find herself in the precarious position between Ethan (whose organization could offer her and the team better opportunities) and her father (whose group would not) was not an enviable one, especially when her father tries to use “family” as a way to guilt her into feeding him information. Thank goodness for Brad and his crazy idea! Not only does Skating on Thin Ice give Lauren the resolution she deserves, it also sets the stage for the series and I for one am looking forward to Cooper’s story already – so Ms. Davenport, please write quickly. ~ Wicked Reads Review Team ~
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Skating on Thin Ice (Game On in Seattle #1) by Jami Davenport Billionaire, Ethan Parker, is on a mission to bring a professional hockey team to Seattle. He has an agreement to buy the Gainesville Giants hockey team and plans to relocate them from Florida.  Part of the agreement is that the deal cannot be revealed until after the playoffs.  Until then, Ethan goes undercover with the Giants as a consultant to learn everything he can about the team.  As Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the Giants, Lauren Schneider, is assigned to help consultant, Ethan Williams.  She has enjoyed working with Ethan but feels betrayed when she discovers he has been lying about his identity and is about to become her boss.         I respect Lauren.  She loves hockey and wants a career in the sport.  Being a woman that is not easy.  While  I was reading this book, I came across an article in Huffington Post’s Sports Section entitled, “How Hard Is It to Make It to the NHL?” by Emily Cornelius.  I had to laugh at one of her quotes and thought it was the perfect companion to this book. Cornelius wrote, “I won't even get into the frustrations of a female hockey player who has a better chance of winning the lottery, while getting struck by lightning in a double rainbow than making it to the NHL... ”  Even though Lauren’s career is on the staff side, I still thought the statement was appropriate to her situation. She was dealing with a lot of old-school  hockey players, including her father, and not getting the respect she deserved.  That is until, Ethan came into the picture.   Speaking of Ethan, I appreciate that he is progressive, and he loves hockey so much that he wants to share it with the city he calls home.  I know that he didn’t like lying, and it went against his character but it still bothered me a that he did it.  Had it been me, I probably would have never gone undercover, in which case we wouldn’t have a story; a very good story at that. I am a huge hockey fan.  Even though I live in Chicago, I would love to see an expansion team in Seattle.  It is a great city, and I could see a NHL team doing well there.  Especially considering that the first US team to win a Stanley Cup in 1917 was the Seattle Metropolitans which played until 1924.  With all the talks of possible expansion teams in Seattle and Las Vegas, I think the timing of this book is perfect, making it all the more believable and exciting. I can see a ton of potential for this series and what the team will go through being a new team, in a new city. As for Skating on Thin Ice’s plot, it was refreshing and interesting.  There were a lot of hockey scenes but also a ton about the business side of professional sports which was fascinating.  Plus, it included an office romance that was trying to be avoided; not to mention all the drama and uncertainty of all the people affected in the Giant’s organization. I have enjoyed the books I have read in Jami Davenport’s Seattle Lumberjacks football series, I also am really excited that she decided to start a hockey series.  Between Skating on Thin Ice and Crashing the Boards, she has done an admiral job transitioning sports.  I look forward to seeing what else she comes up with in the Game On in Seattle Series.    Complimentary copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.