* Review * PENALIZING by Jami Davenport

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* Review * PENALIZING by Jami DavenportPenalizing by Jami Davenport
Series: Portland Icehawks #5
Published by Cedrona Enterprises LLC on January 25, 2024
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Being traded from a contender to a basement dweller is bad enough, but now I'm working with the one who got away. She has an explosive secret, and I think it has something to do with me.

I want to start where we left off, but she doesn't want anything to do with me. Eventually our mutual attraction steamrolls her resistance, but when her deception catches up to her and what she's been hiding is exposed, nothing will ever be the same for either of us.

Will her truth be the anchor that strengthens our relationship, or the storm that obliterates it beyond repair?


Secrets and deception steal the show! The fifth book in Jami Davenport’s Portland Icehawks hockey series delivers an interesting set up when a top notch player gets blindsided by a trade. The plot is thick with tension and drama and the characters were intriguing. I felt like there were a lot of blanks left in the back story, which was okay if you’ve followed Davenport regularly and know the support characters well, but not so great if you’re trying to read it as a standalone. The ending was rushed and I wanted more, but overall a solid addition to the series and keeps me wanting more from this team!

I recommend this book as well as the entire series to fans of hockey romance where the team supports one another as each player meets “the one” just when they least expect it.


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