Kickoff: Seattle Steelheads Football Romance Series: The Originals--A Game On in Seattle Sports Romance

· Game On in Seattle Book 1 · Cedrona Enterprises
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Struggling pro football wide receiver Derek Ramsey was once Rachel McCormick's best friend and lover, and now they're forced together again.

Gifted with an uncanny ability for evaluating football talent and a dogged determination to succeed in a man's world, Rachel finally gets her chance in the pros as a staff member of the Seattle Steelheads. Her first assignment is to help Derek get his game back. While working with him on the field, she succumbs to the chemistry between them and spends a forbidden night in his arms.

The next day Derek has the best performance of his not-so illustrious career. Soon Derek and Rachel are racking up nights in bed, and the team is racking up wins. They're risking it all, but they can't resist each other. Not only is Rachel his coach, but Derek knows the truth behind a secret that destroyed her father years before.

Rachel and Derek are torn between love and duty, and the clock is winding down. It's fourth and goal, one second left in the game. The next play Derek makes must be for Rachel's heart.

Previously published as Fourth and Goal in 2011. This version has been extensively updated, re-titled, and edited.

KEYWORDS: second chance romance, sports romance, football romance, workplace romance, football romance, football novel, sports romance, Seattle, football, urban romance, alpha male, sports hero, football star, professional football, football player, wide receiver, comeback, redemption, second chance romance, workplace romance, enemies 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

63 reviews
Jackie Wright
July 30, 2019
This is a book that has so much going for it, it was easy to read with just the right mix of passion and angst and like all of this authors books you really feel part of the story, a second chance romance set in the world of the Seattle Steelheads football team and this is Derek Ramsey’s story. Derek Ramsey is the wide receiver for the Steelheads but his game has fallen apart and he has lost his confidence so the team bring in Rachel McCormick to get him back on track what no one knows is Rachel was once the love of Derek’s life and also his best friend before he broke her heart ....... Will Rachel risk her heart again and what about the job she has worked so hard to get ....... This book had me laughing but it also had me crying, it was an emotional read centred around a team that to honest feel like family, it’s book one in the original series but it can certainly be read as a stand-alone. Looking forward to wher we go next with The Seattle Steelheads.
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Erin Lewis
July 29, 2019
5 star Review Kickoff : The Originals (Seattle Steelheads #1) by Jami Davenport Derek Ramsey is the wide receiver for the Seattle Steelheads but his game is off and his former best friend and lover Rachel McCormick is brought in to help Derek get his game back on track. I love Jami Davenport’s style of writing; her books are always engaging and I was captivated by Kickoff from the first to the last chapter. A second chance at love story that drew me in and kept me riveted throughout. Neither Derek or Rachel can resist the chemistry that is just as intense as it always was and both will risk everything to experience the passion again. Will Rachel risk the chance of Derek breaking her heart again and losing the job she has worked so hard for? Can they both overcome their tumultuous past and focus on the job at hand, or is the past destined to destroy their present and possibly their future? This was a roller coaster of a read that was emotional at times. There were times I laughed, times I cried but throughout it all there was a feeling of love and family. Another great story from Jami Davenport which I recommend.
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Becky Johnson
July 29, 2020
Such a good book, it ran my emotions through the gamut. I was bawling my eyes out at one point, sexy sex scenes at another point, with a great HEA at the end. I would definitely read another book from this author again. Great story, drama, love, sex, great charcters too. It just had everything!
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USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her Seattle Sockeyes, Steelheads, and Men of Tyee series. A former computer geek, Jami has recently achieved her life-long dream of becoming a full-time author. She lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband and assorted animals who make guest appearances in her books.

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