Bodychecking: Seattle Sockeyes Hockey Romance Series: A Game On in Seattle Sports Romance

· Cedrona Enterprises
25 reviews

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As the wild child of the family, Bellani Maxwell isn’t interested in settling down. Between a fledgling party crashing business, teaching self-defense at a martial arts studio, and hitting the bar every night, she has her hands full. She doesn’t need the added responsibility or commitment of a relationship.

Hockey star Cedric Pederson has all the puck bunnies he could ever want, but a chance encounter eighteen months ago leaves him with eyes only for the gorgeous, free-spirited Bella. Too bad she isn’t interested in what Cedric has to offer beyond frequent hookups, and he’s grown tired of their on-again, off-again non-relationship. He wants to be all-in or all-out.


When a brutal attack leaves Bella in need of comfort, protection, and healing, the only person she wants is Cedric. But once she’s living in his condo, Bella is confronted with a decision she’s been avoiding—can she finally commit to Cedric, or will she let him go one last time?

CONTENT WARNING: Contains graphic and potentially disturbing descriptions of an assault

KEYWORDS: Sports romance, hockey romance, athlete, wealthy,  hockey romance, hockey novel, sports romance, Seattle, hockey, workplace, urban romance, alpha male, sports hero, hockey star, professional hockey, hockey players, Heroine in peril, assault survivor, friends to lovers

For fans of: Helena Hunting, Elle Kennedy, Catherine Gayle, Toni Aleo, Jami Davenport, Kelly Jamieson, Sarina Bowen, Sawyer Bennett, Carly Phillips, Kennedy Ryan, Nana Malone, Brenda Rothert, Elise Faber, Kate Meador, Victoria Denault, Mira Lyn Kelly, Odette Stone, Jennifer Lazaris, Lisa B Kamps, Cathryn Fox, Samantha Lind, Samantha Whiskey, Stacey Lynn

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25 reviews
Nicole's Book Musings
May 19, 2016
3.5 Stars It was a good story. It deals with some intense issues and showing the power victims can gain again. The only thing it was hard for me to get into and hold my attention. It could be the case of if I put the book down and come back to it later I may love it. I've had that happen to me before. I did like Cedric. He matures a lot in this book. He's a playboy hockey player looking for his next conquest except once he's had Bella he can't look at anyone else. Bella doesn't do relationships just hookups. What happens when Cedric wants more than just random hookups? Bella experiences an awful incident that will forever change her life. The woman she thought she was no longer exists. She now has to try to find the new her, but it's not going to be easy. She has Cedric in her corner and maybe she will realize what's right in front of her.
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Diane Subsits Lynch
May 16, 2016
Jami Davenport’s Bodychecking is another heartwarming and fabulous addition to the Game On Seattle Series. Twenty-six-year-old Bellani Maxwell and Swedish NHL Star Cedric Pedersen had been friends with benefits; after being attacked Bella runs to Cedric for help. Their connection grows, and Cedrick wants more from their relationship but Bella is not sure she can commit. This contemporary sports romance takes place in Seattle. It is suitable for adult audiences. I’ve liked Bella since she was introduced in the series. She is the wild and athletic Maxwell sister. Just like her sisters, her parents left her with issues she needs to overcome. She teaches self-defense and after being attacked, she feels like a fraud. Cedric is a great character. He could have any woman he wants with no effort except for Bella. He has some issues of his own, having a lonely childhood. The two characters are a lot alike and complement each other well. The plot was meaningful and skillfully executed. Bodychecking was believable and ably described. My heart went out to Bella. I can understand why she felt the way she did. She goes through a lot in this story. I love that Cedric was there for her and able to help her emotionally. I love Bella’s dog Rumble. I like how Zeke Wolfe is introduced into this story. I love how Riley helps out Bella. I appreciate how things that happened in the other books interweave with this story. The ending was terrific and felt well resolved. Followers of the Game On Seattle Series will enjoy this book. If you have not read this series and enjoy sports romances, I highly recommend this series and suggest reading them in order to feel fully invested in the characters. Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
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Lisa Donohue
November 13, 2020
This book has serious issues being dealt with by coming to terms with a horrible event with patience and comedy. I really like how the author let the strength of the heroine both come to the fore and recede.
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