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.
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