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Today we are finding out more about Forward Passes by Jami Davenport. Jami is currently touring her book with Innovative Online Book Tours. I’m going to share my thoughts about her book, and Jami is sharing some information about her book.
Quarterback Tyler Harris is about to find the woman who can get past his defensive line and reach his heart.
With two championships in as many years, superstar Tyler Harris is the best quarterback in the league. Gorgeous and rich, he’s at the top of his game. But everyone’s looking to take him down. There’s a building media frenzy around an unfortunate accident, and the only safe place seems a rundown mansion deep in the San Juans and owned by his late great uncle. There, Tyler gets sacked by the sassy redhead next door. It’s more alive than he’s felt in years.
Lavender Mead has a good reason to dislike jocks, namely an absentee father who deserted the family to coach college football. Maybe that explains her penchant for bad boys who play ball for a living and break hearts for a hobby. Her new neighbor seems just the type. Yet, something is different about Tyler, and sometimes love requires a Hail Mary. You draw back your arm, pray…and give it all up to fate. And sometimes you win your ring.
Forward Passes is a great book! Lavender Mead aka Vinnie has lived her whole life being used and abused by jocks of various descriptions, from her father who deserted her and her brother to an assortment of boyfriends that didn’t live up to the mark. She now spends her time split between bartending at the Veteran’s Hall and looking after seniors. When her friend, Art Harris died, she was surprised that he left his mansion to a nephew instead of her and a motley group of seniors. They had great plans to fix up the mansion to be an affordable place to stay for Veterans. There is light at the end of the tunnel, however. Tyler Harris has to live in the run down mansion for 90 days or he forfeits it to Lavender and her friends. Lavender doesn’t think this high roller of a football legends can survive 90 days.
I love the characters of Lavender and Tyler. Lavender was deserted by her football coach of a father to be raised by her controlling grandparents. She is still being controlled by them even though she is an adult. Tyler is almost done as a football star. Ever since he lost a young fan to cancer, he can’t seem to get his heart in the game. The break from the limelight allows Tyler to re-group and figure out what he wants to do with his life.
Right from the get go, Tyler and Lavender set sparks off of one another. The chemistry simply sizzles! I love the interaction between Tyler and Lavender – everything about their contact from the spicy dialogue to the steam your glasses sex scenes. This is a well written story that allows two damaged people to conquer their demons and find the perfect person.
I highly suggest you pick up a copy of this book and give it a read! When you are done that – go to Amazon and find out what else Jami has written and give that a go also 🙂
Thanks for the great read – I appreciate the chance to read new authors and this book is a keeper!
“…is an author not to be missed!”
—USA Today Bestselling Author Lucy Monroe
There are two things I’ve always wanted to do since I was a young child: to write books and to ride horses. The riding I’ve been doing for years. Until recently, I only dabbled in writing.
I completed my first story at the age of five. I titled it “Wildfire” (about a horse, of course) and illustrated it myself. I still have the book stowed away in the attic somewhere.
I’ve written stories all of my life. They were my secret garden, my escape from the realities of the world. I never shared them with anyone. I’d hide them away and bring them out when the mood struck me.
I frequented several fan fiction sites on the Internet. As I was reading those stories, I thought I can do that. Four years ago, I posted my first two chapters on a fan fiction site. My hands shook. My stomach lurched. NEVER had I let anyone read my stories before. What if my writing was garbage? What if everyone hated it? It was a soul-baring moment. Fortunately, they loved it. It became quite popular. Several people who’d befriended me on that fan fic site encouraged me to pursue my writing on a more professional level.
Being a devoted reader of romance and an advocate of happy endings, it was only natural to choose romance as my focus. I joined the Romance Writers of America, and the Olympia RWA chapter.
Six months and 105,000 words later, I finished my first manuscript, The Dance. Named after Garth Brooks’ popular song, the original ending wasn’t happily ever after, but I quickly changed that small detail. I started my second single title on Thanksgiving Day and pushed myself to see how long it would take me to finish it. I finished it the middle of February and was very proud of myself for being so fast.
To date, I’ve published four novels and two short stories in an anthology.
A few years ago, I married a wonderful man. You can bet my Green Beret turned Plumber will be an inspiration for a future book. In my spare time, I show the above-mentioned Hanoverian mare, in dressage. I’m also a rabid Seattle Seahawks and Mariners fan through thick and thin. Lately, I’ve developed an interest in gardening.
An avid boater, I’ve spent countless hours in Washington State’s San Juan Islands, the most beautiful place on earth, and the setting for “Who’s” and “The Dance.” You’ll see more books in the future set on these islands. My banner and several other pictures on this site were taken in that area.
Currently, I’m a PAN member of RWA and three RWA chapters: Peninsula, Greater Seattle, and Olympia. I’m co-president of the Olympia chapter with fellow writer Anthea Lawson. I spearhead the annual Elizabeth Kistler Memorial Retreat in Port Townsend at Manresa Castle for the Olympia chapter.
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