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Bottom of the Ninth: Seattle Skookums Baseball (Game On in Seattle Book 6) by [Davenport, Jami]
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4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
Book 6 of 8 in Game On in Seattle (8 Book Series)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1492 KB
  • Print Length: 239 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1539641511
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  • Publisher: Cedrona Enterprises (21 Oct. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01JDCO1V4
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A hot, sporty, good guy, what more do you need? Nothing! Except what you see isn't always what you get. Under the surface looks and fake smile, a damaged man can hide.

Zeke is a hot shot baseball player who is traded to Seattle as his performance on the pitch had been less than stellar. He has 2 estranged brothers, both of which play professional sports, (hockey and football),  living in Seattle. The story behind their strained relationship is cause for much of the drama in the book. Paisley is doing it tough, caring for  her sister's three young children. Zeke and Paisley are thrown together, but their relationship is not without complications, Zeke being the biggest obstacle in loves path.

This was my first Jami Davenport book, so diving into Bottom of the ninth I was slightly nervous as it is the first book in a spinoff series. I am happy to report that
although characters from previous series do feature, Bottom of the ninth is a standalone. 

I enjoyed this book. The characters had depth and the story was substantial, however I feel the darker aspects of the story could have been drawn on to a greater extent to give more of a punch. There were times when the story was dragging on, then the ending felt slightly rushed.

I look forward to  reading more books in the series. Sully is a bad boy I want to know more about!
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~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the sixth in the series - and I would absolutely recommend that you read them all and in order ... however, this could be read as a standalone, but you would miss some of the ongoing plot-lines and relationships. What I found to be really special, and requires a talented author to achieve, is that although I did not have time to reread the previous books, there were strong reminders of previous events that just prompted me enough, without repeating everything. It was really fascinating to see another side of the Wolfe brothers' story.

Zeke and Paisley (along with Sophie, Sadie and Brandon) are the stars of this story. Their unexpected meeting and subsequent employer/employee relationship show us that Zeke's claims about being heartless are somewhat overstated, and that Paisley is all about getting the best for her charges, and will not let this opportunity pass. Her behaviour could grate on the reader, but actually she is a good person and selflessness is the ethos by which she lives, so it is easy to forgive her. Watching the children unfreeze is very precious, yet not overdone. All in all I just enjoyed every page. There were some really moving moments, some dramatic ones and some very hot and steamy ones. There was plenty of sport time, plenty of development for other team members, and we got to see the Maxwell sisters and their men too.

Highly recommended - a really good addition to the series. Looking forward to what happens next!

~~Wicked Reads Review Team~~
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Bottom of the Ninth is a sports romance mixed with a single aunt who has taken custody of her sister’s three children. The book incorporates a down on her luck woman with a rich baseball player but both have experienced traumatic childhoods. Starting off as a boss/employee romance it turns to a fake romance but things aren’t quite so fake. The book completely captured me from start to finish with the strong plot and likeable characters. As a big fan of sports romances, this book didn’t let me down with expectation after loving the sound of this from its blurb and knowing Jami Davenport’s work already. Also, be assured, it can be read as a standalone despite being book 6 in the series; I personally haven’t read any of the previous books in this series.

Zeke and Paisley have an incredible attraction and chemistry as these two people with tough pasts find themselves having to face up to the poor hand life has dealt them but finding that maybe together things may finally improve for both. There is an instant attraction but as the book progresses it turns to a steady build up of the relationship between them before things get rather heated. The dual perspective helped develop and create these complex characters further and I personally loved reading both Zeke and Paisley’s interactions with Paisley’s two nieces, Sophie and Sadie, and her nephew, Brayden; the kid’s playing an integral part of this story.

Bottom of the Ninth is a well written sports romance that is steadily paced. The book has a good balance with enough drama and tension that bubbles along throughout to keep things interesting and the reader guessing to how thing would work out, including some surprising events at the end of the book that unravel the final underlying issues raised over the course of the book.
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 59 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zeke Wolfe was worth the wait!!! 21 Oct. 2016
By KindleKat64 - Published on Amazon.com
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It was so nice to finally get Zeke's story! I've been waiting for the youngest Wolfe brother's story for quite some time! I have to say it was so worth the wait! Zeke Wolfe & Paisley Madison and her three adorable charges will just tug at your heartstrings. They certainly yanked on mine like crazy. Zeke’s past appears to have damaged him beyond repair but meeting Paisley, who insinuates herself into his life after a chance side of the road meeting in a rainstorm, turns out to be just the medicine he needs.
Zeke plays first base for the Seattle Skookums and is known as the nice guy of the team meaning he is not a “player”. In fact some people actually think he is gay.
Paisley is trying to start a new life in a new place as guardian to her 2 nieces and nephew after her sister is murdered and her sister’s husband is currently in jail. The teams PR people and Zeke's agent come up with a plan they think will be really good for Zeke's reputation and that is for Zeke and Paisley to pretend to be a couple. Will pretend become real? Paisley sure wants it to, but does Zeke? Can he handle it?
Zeke and one of the 5-year-old twins, Sadie, have a bit more tragedy in common than either of them realizes. Together this whole family will heal and find love. It’s a beautifully written story with great character development of both our main characters and supporting characters and as always is not just a perfect fluffy love story. There are some definite growing pains here for Zeke with Paisley, the kids and his own brothers and that makes it all the more wonderful when they make it through to the other side.
Awesome read from Jami Davenport!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zeke's Story 21 Oct. 2016
By LynnieH - Published on Amazon.com
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Bottom of the Ninth was a story I couldn't wait to read and Jami Davenport hit this one out of the park.

Zeke is the youngest of the three Wolfe brothers. Raised in an abusive home, he is emotionally unavailable and unhappy with his recent trade to the last chance Seattle Skookums pro baseball team. He is also unhappy to be playing in the same city with his two pro athlete brothers whom he has avoided for many years.

On his first night as a resident of rainy Seattle, he cuts a corner and hits a deep puddle splashing water everywhere, including a now bedraggled woman and three small children. Although he wants to keep going, he backs up to check on them.

Paisley has custody of her deceased sister's kids and has traveled to Seattle to stay with family, but is not welcomed once she gets there. Now with a broken car, cold, wet, hungry kids and five dollars to her name, she is out of options and has no where to go.

Zeke is a loner. He doesn't like kids. He doesn't do relationships, he doesn't get involved. Against his better judgement, he offers them pizza and his home for the night, after all, they will be gone in the morning.

Bottom of the Ninth is a well told story with no 'hangers'. It can be a stand alone book but the Wolfe brothers relationship is developed in earlier books. Enjoy!

My honest, unbiased review was based off an ARC I received from the author, but I enjoyed the book so much I ordered the book for my collection
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The final installment in the Wolfe Brother's story - you're heart will break before the happy ending. 30 Oct. 2016
By Chrysswen - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read all of the Jami Davenport Seattle sports series and I was anticipating Bottom of the Ninth because it was the final installment in the stories of Isaac, Tanner, and Zeke Wolfe aka The Wolfe Pack. After years of the three of them pretending they came from an idyllic family the truth comes out about all the abuse that Zeke suffered before and after his brothers left to pursue their professional sports careers.

Zeke hates Seattle mainly because he has to be in the same city as his brother's and their new families. Driving home one night in the rain he comes across a woman and 3 children in a broken down car. Despite, his nagging suspicion his life will change, he does the right thing and stops and helps.

Paisley has obtained custody of her dead sister's 3 children and has lost it all. When she meets Zeke she ingrains herself into his household and his heart even though he fights it every step of the way.

Zeke and the children have more in common than Paisley can believe, both have had abusive father's, both have survived but walk each day with their scars and horrible memories.

This is a great final installment in the Wolfe Brother's story. Without giving it all away I will say there are ups and downs and of course a happy ending but how it gets to the happy is a long journey.

I would definitely recommend this series of books, even if you don't like sports. I love that the Maxwell sisters from the previous books are back in full force.

I purchased this Kindle download at full price and am providing this review for informational purposes only.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic finish to Wolfe Brothers trilogy! 14 Dec. 2016
By JMimi - Published on Amazon.com
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This story is about the baseball brother, Zeke Wolfe, of the Wolfe brothers, who we've met in other Jami Davenport books (it's better if you read those first). Zeke meets Paisley on a darkened street as he drives by and splashes her, leaving the homeless, poor woman wet and cold with her nephew and nieces in her car.

As Zeke and Paisley and Co. pretend to be a family, Zeke is also unhappily reunited with his real brothers who play hockey and football in Seattle. The story revolves around his brotherly dynamics while at the same time, his broken soul falling for the woman he found on the side of the road.

I'm a big fan of Jami Davenport and this may have been my favorite book so far. I loved the little gypsy group of Paisley and the kids that Zeke found. While the kids ended up wrapping themselves around Zeke's little finger, they did the same to me! I was rooting for them from the beginning and found myself in one of those odd positions of wanting/not wanting the book to end!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Paisley and Zeke 24 Oct. 2016
By Miss Kay - Published on Amazon.com
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I really enjoy Jami Davenport and all her novels and I love how the three Seattle teams cross over in them.

Zeke is my favorite of the Wolfe brothers. He's damaged and he's not afraid to tell his brothers he hates them, even if he's supposed to be from the perfect family. He meets Paisley by accident when her car breaks down and he ends up getting her soaked driving past.

Their story is cute, although Paisley is kind of...difficult. She decides she will be a part of his life and makes it happen, even though all he wants is to send her on her way.

Nice story. Looking forward to the next one!
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