* Review * DEFENDING by Jami Davenport

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* Review * DEFENDING by Jami DavenportDefending by Jami Davenport
Series: Portland Icehawks #2
Published by Cedrona Enterprises on January 24, 2023
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four-stars

Much to my utter dismay, the Portland Icehawks chose me in the expansion draft, and now my estranged father is my hockey coach. No one on the team knows he's my dad. They think heโ€™s a distant relative I don't get along with. Theyโ€™re right about that last part. We hate each other. He blames me for the death of my sister, and I blame myself, too. He's unfairly targeted me, and his constant criticism is destroying my confidence and my game.

The only thing I look forward to is my time working with the underprivileged, especially with one feisty, attractive female, but neither of us do relationships because those require trust and commitment, and we're too scarred to take the risk.

Can we conquer our demons so I can rescue her from the streets, and she can rescue me from my past before we're beyond saving?

 

Grady and Aspen light up the pages in book two of the Portland Icehawks series by Jami Davenport. The characters were quick to hook me, and I loved their story overall with the exception of a very abrupt ending and a couple of plot holes that I would have liked to see wrapped up a bit more. I’m looking forward to more to come in the series!

Grady is a good guy, but his past haunts him on a daily basis and leaves him always wondering “what if”. I enjoyed seeing him let his guard down and heal with Aspen by his side.

Aspen is haunted and living life on the edge as she searches for a missing part of herself. I liked the side of her that Grady brought out.

I recommend this book as well as the rest of the series to anyone that enjoys a hockey romance with a group of guys who play hard and love even harder.

four-stars

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