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.While all books in this series can be read as standalones, you'll most likely enjoy reading the other books in the Game On in Seattle sports romance series.
Bellani Maxwell is a free spirit, unlike her three other sisters. That free spirit extends into their party crashing business and her love of men, a lot of men, men she can love for a few nights and leave. Being in a committed relationship isn’t something Bella can fathom, why would she want to stick with one guy when there are so many out there? Even when one of those guys is hunky hot hockey player, Cedric. Bella knows Cedric’s hockey team well, as her sister’s boyfriends are his teammates. Cedric enjoys the intimate time they share, but wants more from the woman who insists on a no strings attached ‘relationship’. Bella is good at making bad decisions and when she’s brutally attacked the first person she goes to is Cedric. I liked the character, but I did find it slightly unrealistic that after suffering such a brutal attack it took her nearly the entire book to seek help after what happened. Her hockey star agreed to keep the secret from her family, but it didn’t do her any favors in the long run. The longer she didn’t deal the attack, the harder it got for her to take a chance on having a forever kind of love with Cedric. The author deals with some serious issues in this book. She shows the affect the attack had on Bella, but also on Cedric, the man who loves her. He learns to be patient and kind while she learns how to start living, and loving, again. If you love hockey, the taming of a bad boy, and a serious side to any story, you’ll enjoy Body Checking.
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.