Martin “Brick” Bricker, goalie of the Seattle Sockeyes hockey team, is happily living the life of a playboy, with plenty of partying and the ability to have pretty much any woman he wants. Things quickly change, however, when a sassy five year old is literally dropped at his door with a note telling him that he is her father, and the only family she has left in the world.
Amelia Stacey, hard working college student, really needs life to cut her a break. Working at a daycare while taking classes full time isn’t easy and leaves her struggling to make ends meet. When Brick shows up at the daycare looking for a temporary nanny and willing to pay pretty much anything to get one, Amelia can’t say no.
Amelia soon realizes, however, that this is no ordinary nanny situation. Brick has no idea how to act like a father, and the incredibly sweet Macie needs some love and stability in her life. After falling head over heels for Macie, Amelia decides to stand up for the young child and force Brick to take on the role of fatherhood that was just dropped on his lap.
This book is a really fun whirlwind of romance. While sparks immediately fly between Brick and Amelia, Brick finds himself wanting more from her than just a fun night of sex . . . which is a first for him. While Amelia finds Brick sexier than sin, she refuses to give in, knowing he is a playboy and needing much more than casual sex in her life. Throw a sassy, yet vulnerable five year old who loves ponies and barbies into the mix and watch the chaos ensue.
Jami Davenport did a great job of giving her characters depth. Both Brick and Amelia have events in their pasts that have shaped their personalities and it is fun watching them both grow throughout the book eventually coming to a straight on collision with one another. Will they survive the upheavals and changes they both face to become a couple, or will they find it is simply easier to walk away?
There is great camaraderie between Brick and his teammates and their banter adds a great comedic element. Both Amelia and Macie have sass and spirit and have no problem standing up to Brick to tell them exactly what they feel. And Brick’s struggles with deciding if fatherhood is for him or if he wants to maintain his party lifestyle add intensity to the plot.
Goaltending was a great read and I recommend you one-click today! 4.5 stars.
About the Book:
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.
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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