by Jami Davenport

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Hockey isn't forever.

The money, excitement, and glory of being a professional hockey player meant more to me than a family, a home, and a forever. Another man has my forever, and I have hockey. I thought making the big bucks and playing against the best in the world would feel better than this. Instead I'm empty and hollow, like a big piece of my heart was hacked off. There's something missing. Something big. Something I can never get back.


I loved him, but he wasn't the love of my life.

My husband died too young, too suddenly, too tragically. I was unprepared with no education, no job skills, and no future plans. When a DNA test reveals my twins' true parentage, I have no choice but to do the right thing. I turn to the one man who'd turned his back on me all those years ago.

I'd been shutout from his life, and I'd shut him out from mine. Can two strangers make a family? Do we have what it takes to forgive and move on?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161162668
Publisher: Cedrona Enterprises
Publication date: 01/30/2020
Series: The Scoring Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 6,394
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her Seattle Sockeyes, Steelheads, and Men of Tyee series. A former computer geek, Jami has recently achieved her life-long dream of becoming a full-time author. She lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband and assorted animals who make guest appearances in her books.

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Shutout 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL 23 days ago
Jami Davenport is off to a flying start with the first book in her latest series. This is a second chance at love story that ticked all the boxes for me. Every time I read a book I by this author, I think “oh this is my favourite” and then along comes another book to prove me wrong. Caro had a hard life as a teenager and one of the brightest moments in her life was the relationship she had with Easton. When he broke her heart and left to pursue his hockey dreams she was devastated and turned to her old boyfriend Mark to ease the pain. . Fast forward a number of years and Easton knows that he is missing something in his life but exactly what that is, he is unsure. Caro on the other hand has found happiness and has a family with her husband Mark, until tragedy strikes. When Caro learns some shocking news, she knows she has no alternative but to re connect with Easton. The sparks that fly between Easton and Caro are just as intense as when they were younger, however these two have a shared past that may not be so easy to put behind them. Will the chemistry and obvious attraction that still remain be enough for them to overcome the hurts of the past and find a future together? From the start of Shutout, I wanted these two to get back together, not only for themselves but for the children. It was obvious to those around them that these four people deserved to make a happy life together. The pain that the twins have gone through with the loss of their father was palpable and tears welled in my eyes as they struggled to come to terms with all the changes that were happening around them. The secondary characters were entertaining and I appreciate that Ms.Davenport’s characters are not perfect, human if you will and the situations they find themselves in are easy to relate too. Ms. Davenport had me hooked from the first to the last chapter of this well written story. Shutout is an entertaining story that captivated me and I cannot wait to read more in this exciting new series.
charlligirl 23 days ago
This is the first book in the spinoff series and the first book by this author I have read. I have to admit, I enjoyed the dynamics of this story. I wasn't sure at first how this would play out, but I feel the author handled the emotions and the nature of the storyline very well. Easton and Caro's story has a lot of sadness to it. They both have regrets, but they also have hopes and dreams. Will they be able to let go of what has happened and claim what they deserve?
KindleKat64 24 days ago
Well this new series is off to a good start! Second chance romance is one of my favorite tropes, and when you add in the surprise-hey 6 years ago I had twins and turns out they're yours-it makes for a very interesting, emotional and complicated story. Easton thought he had everything he wanted as a star rookie for the Sockeyes, but deep down as of late he knew his life was missing something very important, a family. Turns out he had one he just didn't know it. Imagine his surprise when the first and only love of his life Caroline (Caro) divulges some pretty serious information to him. Heath and Hailey are adorable. I understand why Caro was hesitant about how into their life Easton was at first, but worrying that he was going to steal her children bothered me. She loved him once and was still attracted to him and saw how he was with the children, so she should have known he was not like that. He just wanted time with them, to be their father. I liked them as a couple but felt their communication needed a lot of work. I mean, a lot. She was stubborn and he was pushy on some issues making it very difficult for them to go forward with their new reality. But luckily chemistry is there in abundance and rational thought streams in often enough that they do eventually find a way to rekindle their love and also be a family. I look forward to more good stories in this new series!!
LynnB888 24 days ago
4 1/2 STARS! Complex characters, boatloads of sexual chemistry and a revelation that's about to blow their lives out of the water! With the first book in her highly anticipated The Scoring Series, Jami Davenport does not disappoint as she takes us back into her Seattle Sockeyes world with a new round of rookies in SHUTOUT. The tension is throbbing, the stakes are high and emotions are on edge. Easton is an easy to like character. He should be on top of the world. He just made it into the NHL with the on fire Seattle Sockeyes! So why does it feel like a let down? He'll soon be realizing that there's a lot more to life than the game he's been living and breathing for years. Caroline on the other hand is more complex. She needs us to believe she's a bit dimwitted to not find her at fault at all in this story line ... and even if we can get past that portion, she's just so wrong in her approach of keeping him away. I really enjoyed this story and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good hockey romance with tons of drama, emotional depth and heart pulling chemistry. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series already!
dsubsits 24 days ago
Jami Davenport wins with Shutout (The Scoring Series #1). In this story, rookie Easton Black is the newest player on the Sockeyes. Everything in his life is falling into place, but he feels like something is missing. Then the one that got away Caroline Mills reenters his life and changes everything. This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adult readers. Jami Davenport does a great job with this spin-off of the Seattle Sockeyes / Game On in Seattle series. I like the plot. The DNA aspect was clever. The story was skillfully written and entertaining. Easton and Caroline are likeable characters. They have trust issues to resolve, among other things. They have amazing chemistry. The twins are adorable. They add an interesting layer to the novel. Followers of Jami Davenport will enjoy this story. She does a great job, including previous characters from the Game On in Seattle series. I recommend this story to people who enjoy sports romances and/or second chance romances. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
heater_28 24 days ago
**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review** I'm a sucker for a good sports romance and Shutout was a very good one. As the first book in the Scoring Series, we meet up with some familiar names if you've read Davenport's Seattle Sockeyes series, but we also meet a new crop of rookies. Easton Black is concentrating on making the Seattle Sockeyes team as a rookie. He knows there is something missing in his life, but he's not quite sure what it is. A couple of years prior, he tracked down his ex-girlfriend, the one that got away, and he realizes that he's too late; she's married and has children. He refocuses on hockey and hopes it will fulfill him. Caroline Mills has recently lost her husband much too soon and she is now dealing with that loss while also raising her two young twins. When she finds out from her husband's parents that he had been adopted and had never know, it spurs her on to get a DNA test done so the children can know their father's side of the family. What she never expected was that her husband was not the father of her twins, the man she had such a connection with for a short period when she was young is. Knowing she has to do the right thing, she reaches out to Easton and asks to meet him. The chemistry between them is still unbelievable and off the charts, but she knows she's got to do the hard thing and tell him he's a father. Things don't go well right off the bat, but slowly Easton ends up spending time with the kids and unavoidably with Caro as well. Will these two people that still have such a strong connection be able to create the family that maybe they should have had all along or will things fall apart? I enjoyed this story and I'm really looking forward to what's coming with some of the other rookies. It's clear that Davenport has set us up for some very interesting stories to come!
Lashea677 24 days ago
Life never makes love easy. Caroline and Easton are sitting on a powder keg of secrets that could either mend two broken hearts or destroy the fabric of four lives. Shutout is what happens when hearts break. Battered hearts, bruised egos and reveals that are long overdue tug readers heart first into a boatload of drama. Complicated, captivating and heartbreaking turn into a powerful second chance story.