"Having read more than a few sports romances, I can honestly
say DOWN BY CONTACT is by far the best. Grittier, earthier and
possessing a heart-wrenching emotional depth many others lack, Zach
and Kelsie's story was one I didn't want to put down."--Manic
"Down by Contact is in my top 10 of awesome sport romances, Ms. Davenport ranks right up there along with Jaci Burton, Rachel Gibson and Jill Shalvis."--HEA Romances (5 Stilettoes and Recommended Read)
"This story had my emotions going for a rollercoaster ride. I have read a couple of football romance stories and I have to say this has surpassed them all. The emotions that the characters portrayed were felt deeply by the reader."--The Romance Reviews (Top Pick)
"You'll love Jami Davenport's adorable Lumberjacks with their macho personalities and ego-centric attitudes. Inasmuch as they exude the quintessential Alpha vibe, they turn into warm, fuzzy teddies around their mates. They're every sports fan's fantasy as Jami Davenport dishes out the smex and romance in large doses."--Talk Supe
"This story is about NFL football, but that is just the backdrop for this beautiful story. The story itself is so much more."--The Sub Club
"I reread the gala scenes several times - is the most emotional bit of crazy I've read in a while. This author has earned a new fan...!"--Books Books More Books
"I loved the interactions between Zach and Kelsie and all the little nuances that made this book extremely hard to put down."--A Little Fiction of Every Flavor
"If this is what I can come to expect from Jami Davenport, count me in...cause it's good stuff."--Book Bitches Blog
After twelve years in the league, all Zach Murphy wants is a Super Bowl ring. Not exactly Mr. Manners, he’s more about hard hits than soft smiles, and he’s grinned down wickedly at quite a few broken quarterbacks. But now he’s shattered something else. After dumping a tray of drinks on the team owner's snooty daughter and accidentally feeling up the Governor’s wife, his tenure with the team looks perilously short. And things are getting worse.
Life is looking up for Kelsie Carrington-Richmond. A beauty pageant star and ex-mean girl, she only recently stopped living out of her car. But that time has passed. Her Finishing School for Real Men has a real shot, and the Seattle Lumberjacks have hired her to polish their roughest player. Except…it’s Zach. Long ago she broke his heart. He’s just the beast she remembers—gruff, protective—but she’s nothing like the beauty of his high school dreams.
Yet, getting knocked down happens, getting back up makes a contender. And they both have the hearts of champions.