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One drunken night and one case of mistaken identity turns a friendship inside out... You’ve seen the hockey twins around campus--they look identical, but you can tell them apart by their actions. Patrick is the one who’s busy charming women. Paxton is the one in the library. Until one night when Paxton parties a little harder than usual. Next thing he knows, he’s waking up One drunken night and one case of mistaken identity turns a friendship inside out... You’ve seen the hockey twins around campus--they look identical, but you can tell them apart by their actions. Patrick is the one who’s busy charming women. Paxton is the one in the library. Until one night when Paxton parties a little harder than usual. Next thing he knows, he’s waking up naked next to Naomi, the girl of his dreams. He bares his heart before an awful realization sets in. He’s not the twin she thought he was... Naomi is the only child of a hockey legend. Partying hard is the best way she knows how to rebel against her controlling father. After a particularly crazy night, she realizes her big mistake. Her hookup isn’t the guy she’s been crushing on. It’s Paxton, her friend, the guy who gets her, who she can always count on. The guy she’d never want to hurt. And yet, the sex was good. Better than good. Now she’s wondering if the wrong twin might be the right one after all . . .


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One drunken night and one case of mistaken identity turns a friendship inside out... You’ve seen the hockey twins around campus--they look identical, but you can tell them apart by their actions. Patrick is the one who’s busy charming women. Paxton is the one in the library. Until one night when Paxton parties a little harder than usual. Next thing he knows, he’s waking up One drunken night and one case of mistaken identity turns a friendship inside out... You’ve seen the hockey twins around campus--they look identical, but you can tell them apart by their actions. Patrick is the one who’s busy charming women. Paxton is the one in the library. Until one night when Paxton parties a little harder than usual. Next thing he knows, he’s waking up naked next to Naomi, the girl of his dreams. He bares his heart before an awful realization sets in. He’s not the twin she thought he was... Naomi is the only child of a hockey legend. Partying hard is the best way she knows how to rebel against her controlling father. After a particularly crazy night, she realizes her big mistake. Her hookup isn’t the guy she’s been crushing on. It’s Paxton, her friend, the guy who gets her, who she can always count on. The guy she’d never want to hurt. And yet, the sex was good. Better than good. Now she’s wondering if the wrong twin might be the right one after all . . .

30 review for Gametime

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Alcazar

    I’ve had a love/hate relationship with this author for as long as I’ve been reading her work. I’ve read a lot of her work and most I haven’t had the inclination to review because *shrug* but here we are … I’m a blogger now so … I like to think that I’m a constructive reviewer and present the facts to you in an unbiased way 100% of the time, but those odds are impossible to maintain because sometimes, a storyline is just baffling, and I have zero words. Well, I don’t have zero words, but I’m stru I’ve had a love/hate relationship with this author for as long as I’ve been reading her work. I’ve read a lot of her work and most I haven’t had the inclination to review because *shrug* but here we are … I’m a blogger now so … I like to think that I’m a constructive reviewer and present the facts to you in an unbiased way 100% of the time, but those odds are impossible to maintain because sometimes, a storyline is just baffling, and I have zero words. Well, I don’t have zero words, but I’m struggling. For me, this book got read to the finish, because I’m not missing a single moment of the True North World in any way. It’s a decision I made when this world was announced and I’m sticking to it. I don’t understand the majority of choices the author made with this storyline. Was there someone to like? Was there a thing I was supposed to root for? If there was, I completely missed it. There was also the New Adultaspect of the story. N/A romances have come a loooong way in the last 5 to 8 years. There was a time I would have told you that I’d rather stick an icepick in my eyeball than read any romance between people in their early 20s or late teens, because sweet mother of peter that age group is like nails scrapping down a chalkboard. They love their miscommunications, eyeroll inducing behavior, secrets and more miscommunications and did I say eyeroll inducing behavior *le sigh* And it’s totally legit, sometimes. I mean most 20-year-olds know nothing of the world and of consequences, for the most part, so when they act a fool, it is totally legit. HOWEVER, it doesn’t have to be that way. And that’s the choice a good chunk of authors have made in the last decade. That’s why I say they’ve come a long way. Jamie didn’t make that choice *sad face* Gametime was one giant nail scrapping down a chalkboard for me and it killed my spirit. I’m not going to harp away at details because I already said I don’t understand the choices made here so I’m just going to exit stage left now … k,bye.

  2. 4 out of 5

    ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

    Book #4 in the Moo U series. Naomi + Paxton. Paxton has been in love with his good friend Naomi for two years. But she's been crushing on his twin brother for just as long. After having way too much alcohol one night - very untypical for Paxton - he ends up in bed with Naomi. For Paxton it was the most amazing night of his life with the love of his life. For Naomi ... well ... she thought she spent the night with Patrick. Whoopsie. They decide to stay friends and not let this night destroy things. But Book #4 in the Moo U series. Naomi + Paxton. Paxton has been in love with his good friend Naomi for two years. But she's been crushing on his twin brother for just as long. After having way too much alcohol one night - very untypical for Paxton - he ends up in bed with Naomi. For Paxton it was the most amazing night of his life with the love of his life. For Naomi ... well ... she thought she spent the night with Patrick. Whoopsie. They decide to stay friends and not let this night destroy things. But suddenly Naomi is not constantly thinking about Patrick anymore .... LET THE FUN TIMES BEGIN! ☺ ══════════════════ Well, that was cute and sexy. But ... I didn't like it very much. 😟 I was almost tempted to end this in the first chapter already. I don't even know why. It was so ridiculous and unimaginative and silly and immature and ugh. And I hated the dads! And a boob job at 17?! Disgusting. It could have been my mood today. And maybe the super beautiful book I had just finished reading before. That's why I kept on reading - I didn't want to be unfair to the book. And it got better - at least a bit. It was still too frustrating and immature. But it ended up being a bit adorable, very sexy, college-y and hockey-y. I enjoyed reading it. We just started out on the wrong foot.☺ It still won't go on my World of True North favorite list though. But still - I could read these kinds of books every day for the rest of eternity! I also wouldn't mind seeing this whole world on Netflix one day! Can't wait to get more Vermont soon! I hope Patrick's story will be better! GAMETIME was a sexy little hockey college romance! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Paxton - he'll be sold out in no time! 💜 💜

  3. 5 out of 5

    ItaPixie

    Loved it!! Paxton Graham and his twin brother, Patrick, play hockey at the Moo U. They are good enough to be chosen at the first round of the draft by two excellent NHL teams before they even finish college, but Paxton has to make some changes in his way to play if he wants to go pro at the end of the year. Naomi Smith is a student at the Moo U and like the 99% of the girls on campus she has a crush on Patrick. She is ecstatic when a night during a party she finally gets to kiss him and later t Loved it!! Paxton Graham and his twin brother, Patrick, play hockey at the Moo U. They are good enough to be chosen at the first round of the draft by two excellent NHL teams before they even finish college, but Paxton has to make some changes in his way to play if he wants to go pro at the end of the year. Naomi Smith is a student at the Moo U and like the 99% of the girls on campus she has a crush on Patrick. She is ecstatic when a night during a party she finally gets to kiss him and later to go home with him, until the next morning she wakes up in the bed next to her friend, Patrick’s identical twin brother, Paxton. This is the start of a journey of growth, self-discovery and self-confidence for both our main characters. I really liked Paxton and Naomi, they try to be there for each other even when it hurts and it causes even more confusion. I can relate to Paxton to some extent, because I’m my sister’s shadow and it’s really difficult to change some dynamics. I was so happy for him when he tried and succeded to see his real potential and worth. I cheered for him to finally find his place in the world and shine. I hope to see Paxton wearing the Sockeyes jersey in one of Jami Davenport’s upcoming books. Gametime is a standalone book but I suggest you to also read Patrick’s story in Overtime. Copy kindly provided by the Publisher/Author.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    3.5 Stars

  5. 5 out of 5

    Whoo Gives A Hoot

    * Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot * Gametime by Jami Davenport is the fourth interconnected standalone in the MOO U series (connected to Sarina Bowen's World of True North universe) and I was so freaking excited to get my hands on Paxton Graham's story. Truth be told, I have wanted his story ever since we met the Graham twins in the previous MOO U books and let me just say that this author did an phenomenal job bringing his story to life. This friends-to-lovers romance with a drunk * Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot * Gametime by Jami Davenport is the fourth interconnected standalone in the MOO U series (connected to Sarina Bowen's World of True North universe) and I was so freaking excited to get my hands on Paxton Graham's story. Truth be told, I have wanted his story ever since we met the Graham twins in the previous MOO U books and let me just say that this author did an phenomenal job bringing his story to life. This friends-to-lovers romance with a drunken case of mistaken identity will set your heart on fire and leave your heart broken when Paxton discovers that the girl of his dreams actually thought that she was hooking up his brother. Paxton "Pax" Graham and Naomi Smith have been friends for awhile. While Pax has been secretly crushing on Naomi, she has been crushing on his identical twin brother, Patrick. When they hook up one night at a party, he just assumes that she FINALLY realized that he was the one for her, only to have his dreams shattered the next morning when she admits to thinking that he was his brother. Trying to salvage their friendship, Pax does everything in his power to forget that night and move forward, even if it means helping the girl of his dreams snag his brother. But soon enough, sparks and feelings begin to fly and things are no longer as they seem. This story will have your head spinning and your heart swooning as you devour this story. Jami Davenport is a new to me author and I absolutely love the opportunity to get to know new authors through the MOO U series. These author have all done an extraordinary job connecting these stories and giving them a similar feel so that it truly feels like they belong to one world. Her story was a great addition to this series and I can't wait to read more of her words as I dive into more of her books.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Alecia (The Staircase Reader)

    Gametime by Jamie Davenport is the fourth novel in the Moo U series. Paxton was okay living his past in his identical twin brother’s shadow. He was okay just passing the puck and watching him score time and time again; and then one night everything changed when his best friend, Naomi, came and sat next to him at a party. That one night, he held all of his dreams in his arms when he held Naomi. One night of passion quickly died when Naomi realized the tattoo on her new beau’s hip wasn’t the jersey Gametime by Jamie Davenport is the fourth novel in the Moo U series. Paxton was okay living his past in his identical twin brother’s shadow. He was okay just passing the puck and watching him score time and time again; and then one night everything changed when his best friend, Naomi, came and sat next to him at a party. That one night, he held all of his dreams in his arms when he held Naomi. One night of passion quickly died when Naomi realized the tattoo on her new beau’s hip wasn’t the jersey number that matched her long running crush’s jersey number. This number matched her best friend’s number……oops. Now Naomi can’t seem to wipe the night from her head. It’s in every thought and every longing glance. She no longer sees Patrick as the man she wants, It’s Paxton and the way his body felt against hers that haunts her dreams. After Paxton realized Naomi’s case of mistaken identity, it lit a fire under his ass. A fire that has him realizing he no longer wants to be Patrick’s shadow. He wants his own NHL career and with the help of a very out there coach and the power of a crystal, he’s about to claim the life he never reached for. My Thoughts: When I first read the blurb for Gametime I was intrigued as hell! I never read a novel where a woman hooks up with one twin and thinks it’s the other she’s with….. I like to read outside of the normal and my attention was caught. …..Well, that happened…… pretty much sums up my entire thought process throughout this novel. I wanted to love this one, sadly though, I never crossed that line from like to love. And it comes down to the maturity level of the characters and the cringe worthy morning after that started it all. So let’s get into all the highs and lows. Paxton is a man with a gentle heart and hidden desires. He yearns for things he told himself long ago he can’t have. He has serious confidence issues and it all stems back to the past and how poorly his father treated both Paxton and his brother Patrick. Nobody was ever able to see Paxton true worth, because he was always pushed to the side so his brother wouldn’t be over shadowed. I liked how Paxton grew a backbone throughout this novel. I liked how he put his worries of what everyone would think to the back burner and he went for his dreams. I loved watching him slowly gain his confidence and for once put himself first. However, beneath the surface there was always a hint of vulnerability with him. This brought a high level of humanity to his character, and I appreciated and loved that trait. On the other side of the scale we have Naomi. To be honest, I didn’t really care for her character. I felt her maturity levels were underwhelming for a college student. Her personality was a bit wishy washy. There were moments when I felt connected to her character, but then something would come in and sever that connection. It all came down to her inability to make up her damn mind about who she truly wanted. I hated the back and forth denial. Who in their right mind would want to date a manwhore when you have a genuinely good guy standing right in front of you. I needed her to grow a backbone where her father was concerned, because the root to all of her problems always came back to her dad and her fear of further disappointing him. And then we have the relationship between Paxton and his twin brother Patrick. The bond between the twins was unbreakable, until Paxton started to shake things up and started to live for himself. The growing pains were hard to watch, but in the end it had to be done and I think deep down they both knew they couldn’t be each other’s crutch any more. My heart broke for these two brothers and the rift between them. I had a hard time rating this novel. I loved Paxton and all he went through to get to where he is today. All the struggle when it comes to putting himself first really touched my heart, but I was underwhelmed by the rest of the novel. I decided to rate this one 3 stars because of my love for Paxton’s character and the connection I felt to his character. Overall, I liked Gametime but sadly, this one didn’t cross the line from like to love. I needed more chemistry between Naomi and Paxton. Don’t get me wrong the sexy times were scorching but I needed more from them outside of the bedroom….or fraternity laundry rooms… or in front of hotel room doors. I needed more to strengthen them emotionally as a couple. I am, however, intrigued to dive into Jami Davenport’s Seattle Sockeyes hockey series!! I am really curious to see what she brings to the table with these novels! ________________ Find me here: The Staircase Reader Instagram Facebook Twitterv

  7. 5 out of 5

    Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐

    2.5 Ugh it really pains me to rate this a three but I couldn't in good conscience give it anything higher. I honestly think it was a case of the "It's not you, it's me" for the trope. That or I'm just getting older and now that I'm not actually in college and haven't been in some time I can't handle as much of the hot shot sports swagger/ college party and hookup scenes like I used to. Mainly though, I couldn't get over the fact that Naomi slept with the wrong twin (WHO WAS ONE OF HER BEST FRIEND 2.5 Ugh it really pains me to rate this a three but I couldn't in good conscience give it anything higher. I honestly think it was a case of the "It's not you, it's me" for the trope. That or I'm just getting older and now that I'm not actually in college and haven't been in some time I can't handle as much of the hot shot sports swagger/ college party and hookup scenes like I used to. Mainly though, I couldn't get over the fact that Naomi slept with the wrong twin (WHO WAS ONE OF HER BEST FRIENDS) and didn't know it until she woke up and licked her way down to his tattoo that was obviously Paxton's hockey number and not Patrick's and the two got to live in that awkward moment together. From then on I was like nope--no thanks, lol. I really think most people will like this one. I still obviously loved seeing Paxton's journey coming out of Patrick's shadow and his work with Garf (lol love that guy) to become the best player he can be and prepare for the pros. I loved seeing grumpy ass Kaitlyn, sweet, loyal Lex, and the rest of the team, too. I just really couldn't be convinced by Paxton x Naomi. Huge thanks to Heart Eyes Press for allowing me to read this eARC in exchange for my honest review!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Trader (RedHotBlueReads)

    Paxton has wanted Naomi for a long time and he finally gets his chance with her one night at a party. Pax can hardly believe his luck since Naomi has always pursued his brother Patrick. There's some absolutely amazing sex and Pax blurts out his feelings -- and oops, things get pretty awkward. They decide to remain friends... but Pax can't forget their night together and neither can Naomi. It takes a bit of time, but Naomi and Pax get on the same page which is great because Pax is going to need Na Paxton has wanted Naomi for a long time and he finally gets his chance with her one night at a party. Pax can hardly believe his luck since Naomi has always pursued his brother Patrick. There's some absolutely amazing sex and Pax blurts out his feelings -- and oops, things get pretty awkward. They decide to remain friends... but Pax can't forget their night together and neither can Naomi. It takes a bit of time, but Naomi and Pax get on the same page which is great because Pax is going to need Naomi's support as he thinks about his future and what it will be like playing against instead of with his brother. With his coaches encouraging him to go in a new direction causing conflict between Pax, his brother and father and Pax's father oblivious to both his son's feelings, Pax has some real adult stuff to work through as he looks at life beyond college. I really did love this part of the book so much, and the twins relationship with their father broke my heart. I adored the ending to this as well. The "big gesture" when done right always makes my heart feel happy. I really thought everything was perfectly executed with this story, the characters, the pacing and the ending. It was a terrific romance that gave me the best feels about the power of love. Definitely recommended if you are into hockey romance, and romance in general.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Erin Lewis

    4 Star Review Gametime (Moo U #4) by Jami Davenport Gametime is set in Sarina Bowen’s Moo U world. This is a friends to lovers story about about Paxton and Naomi. Paxton has been in love with Naomi for years but she sees him as a friend and has feelings for his twin brother Patrick. All that changes one night after a few too many drinks when Paxton and Naomi spend the night together, however Paxton is devastated when he learns that Naomi believes she was with Patrick. I had a hard time relating to 4 Star Review Gametime (Moo U #4) by Jami Davenport Gametime is set in Sarina Bowen’s Moo U world. This is a friends to lovers story about about Paxton and Naomi. Paxton has been in love with Naomi for years but she sees him as a friend and has feelings for his twin brother Patrick. All that changes one night after a few too many drinks when Paxton and Naomi spend the night together, however Paxton is devastated when he learns that Naomi believes she was with Patrick. I had a hard time relating to this couple, particularly Naomi. Paxton appeared to let everyone walk all over him and that really frustrated me. Having said that it was great to see Paxton finally emerge from his brother’s shadow towards the end. Patrick wasn’t easy to like either but he grew on me by the end of the book and I am looking forward to reading his story.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jackie Ziegler

    Loved it. Patrick and Paxton are Moo U's hockey royalty twins. Both great players in their own right except Patrick is the golden child.. All the girls want him and he is the star.. Paxton has been crushing on Naomi for awhile but she wants Patrick. Patrick wants everyone so she isn't really interested in just being a notch for him One drunken night she thinks Patrick has changed his mind about her but it is Paxton she is with. After that night she is really questioning her feelings. Paxton is he Loved it. Patrick and Paxton are Moo U's hockey royalty twins. Both great players in their own right except Patrick is the golden child.. All the girls want him and he is the star.. Paxton has been crushing on Naomi for awhile but she wants Patrick. Patrick wants everyone so she isn't really interested in just being a notch for him One drunken night she thinks Patrick has changed his mind about her but it is Paxton she is with. After that night she is really questioning her feelings. Paxton is her best friend, could he be more? Patrick may not be the best in this book but make sure to give him a chance in Kat Mizera's book. He does redeem himself and finds his match.

  11. 5 out of 5

    UltraMeital

    While I enjoyed this book, I can't say I loved it. Maybe it's me feeling so far away from the New Adult genre (or being at that age) it was a rounded up 4 star most of the time. There was a lot of angst from the MCs as well as the (deteriorating) relationship between the twins. At times I was exasperated with them but honestly, if they would have worked things out sooner it wouldn't have felt real, especially considering how young they are (21 years old). I needed to be patient with them in a wa While I enjoyed this book, I can't say I loved it. Maybe it's me feeling so far away from the New Adult genre (or being at that age) it was a rounded up 4 star most of the time. There was a lot of angst from the MCs as well as the (deteriorating) relationship between the twins. At times I was exasperated with them but honestly, if they would have worked things out sooner it wouldn't have felt real, especially considering how young they are (21 years old). I needed to be patient with them in a way like they needed to be with themselves and realize their true priorities but also how to get there and not lose who they are and the people they hold close. It was quite a journey for the three of them (even if we don't really see what happened or WILL happen with Patrick). So why am I giving this book a 2 star rating? Because I can't ignore the ending. I don't want to spoiler anything, so I'll just say Jami dealt with a mental situation with one of the characters in a very unprofessional way and since this is MY field of study it really rubbed me the wrong way. I knew it was coming, there were enough hints and honestly if it didn't happen right at the end, I would have put the book aside. Paxon and Patrick Graham are identical twins and best friends and though they share their love for hockey and have been playing together for most of their lives the resembles ends there (well, aside from their looks, naturally). Paxton is the quiet one who plays hard but allows his brother to bask in his glory, he is more reserved and is more intent on studying and making sure he finishes his studies sooner so he can have a chance in a professional team. Patrick is the womanizer, with a girl on each side and a care-free and partying spirit he leaves the hard studying to his brother and enjoys the spotlight of the star everyone expects him to become. But there are things under the surface.. most of them have to do with their father and the way he treats his boys. Patrick is his preferred son, the one who can have the "right" future as an NHL player (like he used to be) the other, well, he better be there for his brother to assist and not try to grasp something that isn't his for the taking. From this attitude they learn to depend on one another but it's not always easy and it's not just Paxton who feels jealous of what he isn't or can't be/have. To this mess add Naomi Smith – Pax's best friend – the one he loves but can't bring himself to court, not when all her romantic focus is on his more charming and confident brother. It also doesn't help that her own father (a former NHL player himself) puts his trust in the "brighter" player – Patrick – and doesn't look twice at Pax who is good, ever great, but not AS good as his brother. Things shift after two things happen – First he and Naomi share a night together only for her to realize she slept with the wrong twin and him being totally humiliated thinking she actually wanted HIM. Second, his couch asking him to up his game and start playing more for himself instead of feeding every puck he gets to his brother. These two things alter the entire dynamics between the three. Patrick being confused with the way his brother acts in the game, Pax feeling even more jealous of his brother and not being able to confront his brother telling him how Naomi broke his heart and the chance he now has to make something big of himself. Naomi, after having an explosive night with the "wrong" twin starts to realize he might actually be the "right" one and the only one for her. Everything Pax knew of himself, his abilities and self-worth is being questioned by his recent actions, his game improves at times, but also worsens when he and his brother aren't able to play together like they used to. He can't lose Naomi's friendship but her actions confuse him too much and he is unable to trust his feelings and what he interpret her behavior to be. Patrick is also sliding into a more aggressive behavior which puts the two brothers in the worst place they have even been – nearing total separation – it breaks both of them, but they can't seem to say the words that needs to be said. As is quite obvious from what I've written as well as from my first paragraph there is A LOT of angst in this one. The three of them need to find their place and learn to deal with their parents' expectations and make the decision that is right for THEM. It isn't easy, it feels selfish at time and selfless at other – mostly it's hard to decide and have to live with the consequences. I rather liked this book if it wasn't for the ending though it did feel redundant at times with the same arguments re-appearing in their brain again and again, also there was something a bit off at how OTT their reactions were towards one another. Maybe it has to do with their ages, I'm not sure but I wasn't a fan. Think I'll get back to more mature MCs. I kindly received this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. Moo U is a part of the True North Universe (created by Sarina Bowen). Every book takes place in the clear and fresh air of Vermont with similar background yet very little to no connection between the books' characters in the series and sub-series (like Vino and Veritas). More Reviews HERE

  12. 5 out of 5

    Amy Dickinson

    Overall Grade: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This reviewer has taken a front seat on the ride that is the Moo U Hockey series in Sarina Bowen’s Heart Eyes Press’s (whew that was a mouthful) World of True North. Revisiting the newest generation of Burlington University’s hockey team makes for some great reading and some serious swooning. Gametime by Jami Davenport finally introduces us to Paxton Graham, one half of the Graham twins. In earlier Moo U stories, I’ll be honest...I thought the Graham twins, Paxton and Patr Overall Grade: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This reviewer has taken a front seat on the ride that is the Moo U Hockey series in Sarina Bowen’s Heart Eyes Press’s (whew that was a mouthful) World of True North. Revisiting the newest generation of Burlington University’s hockey team makes for some great reading and some serious swooning. Gametime by Jami Davenport finally introduces us to Paxton Graham, one half of the Graham twins. In earlier Moo U stories, I’ll be honest...I thought the Graham twins, Paxton and Patrick, were, for lack of a better word, man-hos. And we find out quickly that, at least Patrick is. However, Davenport allows us entry into Paxton’s story where we find out that he has had an unrequited crush on his best girl-friend, Naomi, since freshman year. Unfortunately, Naomi has only had eyes for Pax’s twin, Patrick. Well, Gametime begins with the biggest misunderstanding. After a night of some serious drinking, Naomi mistakes Paxton for Patrick, and they sleep together. In the morning, all is revealed, and Naomi and Paxton struggle to regain the nature of their friendship as Paxton develops deeper feelings while Naomi’s eyes are opened. This is the foundation of Paxton and Naomi’s journey. Now, add to that journey two fathers whose expectations for their children muddy the issues between Paxton and Naomi. Add to that a strained relationship between twin brothers as Paxton is encouraged to step out of his brother’s shadow. There are lots of plot threads with this story that hit on ideas about unrealistic parental expectations, realizing one’s full potential, and staying true to yourself when others expect more from you. And all of those messages are worthy ones. As Paxton and Naomi wrestle with all of these issues, you can see the depth of love between these two. What Davenport has done well with Gametime is show two young adults living their best lives together. There is definitely chemistry between Naomi and Paxton. Even more, I like Paxton as a foil to his brother, Patrick. It’s fun to read about characters, who have been ancillary in other stories, gain their own space, and as we have seen in other Moo U books, Paxton has been an encouragement to his teammates and, in many ways, empathic and cerebral. Honestly, of the two brothers thus far, I would align myself with Paxton any day. Now, the difficulty of Gametime is Naomi. I hate to say it because I adore heroines, especially when they are drawn well. In my opinion, Naomi is difficult to like. This comes in the shadow of Kaitlyn who was not a female character I could support, but her characterization in another Moo U book allows for the reader to move past her nastiness in a former story. This isn’t the case for Naomi, though. For much of Gametime, Naomi’s choices and actions are inconsistent with her growing adoration of Paxton. Yes, I know that she lives with the actions of her own father which cause her to have some self-esteem issues, but until the very end when she makes a grand gesture (one that will make the reader smile), I actually don’t want her with Paxton. I think he’s too good for her. Therein lies the issues with Gametime for me. There is a lot of inconsistency with character development, and the heroine, Naomi, isn’t the most impressive heroine I’ve read in romance. Thankfully, as I mentioned above, it’s the end of Gametime that pulls it all together. Even more, if you’ve invested in time or money in the Moo U world, then you will want to read Paxton’s story. The Graham twins have played significant parts in the stories of the other hockey players. To miss out on Paxton’s story is to miss out on a big part of the Moo U world.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Marea

    This book is just one of a special Moo U hockey series written by a group of talented authors. Paxton Graham is a part of the college hockey team as well as a drafted player for the Seattle Sockeyes. In his life his twin brother Patrick has always been placed on an upper pedestal by his dad, his coaches, his teammates, girls…. For once in his life he really wanted to be the one coming out on top. One night Naomi came over to him during a party, the girl he had been crushing on forever, which lead This book is just one of a special Moo U hockey series written by a group of talented authors. Paxton Graham is a part of the college hockey team as well as a drafted player for the Seattle Sockeyes. In his life his twin brother Patrick has always been placed on an upper pedestal by his dad, his coaches, his teammates, girls…. For once in his life he really wanted to be the one coming out on top. One night Naomi came over to him during a party, the girl he had been crushing on forever, which lead to an incredible night, he thought he had it made. Unfortunately the truth reared its ugly head the next morning when it was revealed he was the wrong win. Then the assistant coach advises him, he needs to start thinking about himself and his own career. While yes being a team player is good, it doesn’t mean giving everything to others. So he needs to stop concentrating on helping his brother score, even shoot more showing the Seattle Sockeyes who drafted him, that he was the best decision they made. The connection between him and Naomi seems to be going well too after that night. Will the world stay like this or will it come crashing down when things are not going the way they should be going both on the ice and off. Naomi Smith is not only the daughter of an accomplished hockey player, she also was liked by everyone, getting decent grades and heading in the right direction. She has had a crush on player Patrick Graham forever, even her dad is trying to set them up together, so one night she decides to take a chance. It went so much farther than she every could imagine and was wonderful. But it isn’t Patrick when they wake up the next morning, its his twin brother and a good friend Paxton. But the magic of the night isn’t something she can easily forget and as she watches Paxton a little more closely she realizes maybe she had been too busy thinking about the wrong brother. Maybe Paxton isn’t the wrong choice, maybe he is the right one. Maybe she really needs to look at things differently and who she wants to be with. Even if it means taking a chance on heartbreak. Both have been through a lot, losing their mothers at a young age, fathers not always looking out for their best interests and feeling a lot of pressure they shouldn’t have been. Together the two of them could be a match made in heaven but they just have to figure out how it is going to overcome all the odds and the opposition. This book is written in a different way in that honestly not everyone will like it, you either do or you don’t. Could be the plot line, could be the sex, could be you are older and don’t like books set in a college time frame. Personally I liked it, now I will admit there are a few bits I skipped over at first, but when I went back to read it for a second time, it was fine. If you like hockey, like romance, don’t mind sex, and are okay occasionally wanting to smack the characters in the book for jumping to quick conclusions then it is the book to add to your reading list. I got an early copy of the book for my honest review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰

      ARC received for an honest review Oy, where do I start with this one? I am sorry to say that whereever it starts, it is not going to be good. From the first "whoops I f*&ked the wrong brother" to the end, this was one giant eyeroll. I should have DNF'd it when I first thought it, but no, I thought it had to get better - spoiler alert, for me it didn't. Naomi was just completely unlikable. I hated the way she dragged both brothers into her dramas and strung them both along. I hated that Paxt   ARC received for an honest review Oy, where do I start with this one? I am sorry to say that whereever it starts, it is not going to be good. From the first "whoops I f*&ked the wrong brother" to the end, this was one giant eyeroll. I should have DNF'd it when I first thought it, but no, I thought it had to get better - spoiler alert, for me it didn't. Naomi was just completely unlikable. I hated the way she dragged both brothers into her dramas and strung them both along. I hated that Paxton was a doormat for everybody. I hated that Patrick was a spoilt, entitled jerk (but at least he finally get his crap together at the end and removed his head from his sphincter). The dads were just deplorable. Have you guessed yet that I hated everyone? The whole thing was immature and frustrating and eyeroll-worthy. Let's hope that Twin #2 Patrick's story is better.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lenore Kosinski

    https://celebrityreaders.com/2021/04/... I received a free copy through Heart Eyes Press in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion. 3 stars — I was really looking forward to Paxton’s story from the glimpses of him I’d had in other books, but I had a hard time connecting with him and Naomi. I think part of the problem is that the writing style didn’t work as well for me. I think I’ve tried other books by this author, and we’re just not a match — so take that into account when reading thi https://celebrityreaders.com/2021/04/... I received a free copy through Heart Eyes Press in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion. 3 stars — I was really looking forward to Paxton’s story from the glimpses of him I’d had in other books, but I had a hard time connecting with him and Naomi. I think part of the problem is that the writing style didn’t work as well for me. I think I’ve tried other books by this author, and we’re just not a match — so take that into account when reading this review. I don’t know how to describe it, like LEGIT have no idea how to describe it, but it doesn’t give me what I’m personally looking for. Unfortunately I also didn’t connect with neither Paxton nor Naomi…at least not to the degree I would have liked. I kind of enjoyed the overall storyline concept, but in the end I didn’t feel enough for either of them. Paxton made some boneheaded choices with respect to his brother, and that willful non-communication just doesn’t work for me. I mean, if it was just at the beginning, fine…but it persisted way longer than it should. Paxton ended up coming across kind of juvenile as a result. Like, on a high level I understood his struggles, but I wasn’t impressed with how he dealt with things. And Naomi…I don’t know if I really got to know her enough. She was very wishy washy, but that was supposed to be part of her story. I guess it’s that her journey was about finding out who she was outside of pleasing everyone else, and by the end of the book I still couldn’t tell you who she was. What was she even majoring in? Stats? I know she liked numbers, but what were her hopes with that? As for the two of them together? Well, we end up getting steamy scenes RIGHT at the start — which is kind of necessary for the plot. But unfortunately I didn’t know either of them, so I wasn’t invested at that part. There was a lot of lust and physical chemistry between them. And I saw some of their friendship chemistry as well, but I think I wanted more. Sorry for the blah review. I enjoyed the wrap up at the end, but it came so close to the end I almost wanted more. And Patrick is shown in a really poor light as well, so I’m wary for his book now. But it’s a different author, so we’ll see!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Books, Coffee & Passion

    Books, Coffee & Passion 3.5 stars This book starts with the mistaken identity situation right away and it was a very awkward beginning. Don’t get me wrong, it did get much better as the story progressed but I think it would’ve been smoother if it started before. If I had read about Pax and Naomi’s friendship first, I might’ve been more invested in the characters when they had their drunken night together. I think that was the reason it took me a while to like Naomi. Anyway, Paxton was a great chara Books, Coffee & Passion 3.5 stars This book starts with the mistaken identity situation right away and it was a very awkward beginning. Don’t get me wrong, it did get much better as the story progressed but I think it would’ve been smoother if it started before. If I had read about Pax and Naomi’s friendship first, I might’ve been more invested in the characters when they had their drunken night together. I think that was the reason it took me a while to like Naomi. Anyway, Paxton was a great character. I was rooting for him from the start, especially because it was so easy to see how in love he was with Naomi. He was sweet, hot, smart, selfless and so talented! He was dealing with a lot of stuff and my favorite part of the story was his character development. As a hockey fan, I was invested on his hockey journey and his growth as a player. The emotional part in it, the struggle between being a team player and revealing his own talent, was beautifully done. I think that at times the drama between him and Patrick, his twin brother, was too much but I still loved how Paxton was finally fighting for what he wanted in his career. Naomi was a different story. I struggled to like her and, for the most part of the story, I didn’t think she deserved Paxton at all. Actually, there was a point where I thought that she and Patrick deserved each other, that’s how mad I was with her. Fortunately, I did end up understanding her motivations, her reasons and her insecurities. Her dad’s pressure combined with her conflicted feelings made a lot of her actions made sense. I liked how she progressed, how she slowly started to care less about what others expected of her and how she focused on being herself. The mutual pining after their drunken night together was really well done! Also, Paxton and Naomi’s chemistry was amazing too and I loved how they struggled to resist each other after one night together. The ending felt a little too fast after a certain event, I wish we had a little more time with these two. Gametime was an entertaining, enjoyable, steamy, angsty read. Even though I was mad with Patrick through most of this book, I’m very curious about his book coming next.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    *Thank you Heart Eyes Press for my advanced copy in exchange for an honest review* This is the fourth book in the MOO U series and each can be read as a standalone, but I do think you will want to grab the one after this for the other twin. I was looking forward to following the Graham twins and I loved Paxton. This was a fun trope of mistaken identity and being with the “wrong” twin. I do find this trope a little unbelievable considering how close Paxton and Naomi were as friends, but I still enj *Thank you Heart Eyes Press for my advanced copy in exchange for an honest review* This is the fourth book in the MOO U series and each can be read as a standalone, but I do think you will want to grab the one after this for the other twin. I was looking forward to following the Graham twins and I loved Paxton. This was a fun trope of mistaken identity and being with the “wrong” twin. I do find this trope a little unbelievable considering how close Paxton and Naomi were as friends, but I still enjoyed reading the book. Naomi has always had a crush on Patrick and ends up feeling confused and conflicted where Paxton is concerned after their hookup. Paxton’s had a crush on Naomi for a while and is now confused on where they stand as friends and where her feelings are after they were together. There was so much to sift through emotionally between Paxton and Naomi as friends and then this blossoming other relationship they shared. I liked how open Paxton was with his feelings towards Naomi. Sometimes I felt like Naomi was too oblivious to her feelings, but they are both young enough it makes sense to give them time to work through who they are together and alone. On top of the relationship drama, there was quite a bit of sibling and family drama. Paxton starts to play hockey a little more selfishly and not give all the opportunities and attention to his brother. It definitely struck a chord with Patrick and threw both of them totally off their game. Patrick was pretty terrible to his brother and it upset me that I felt they didn’t get the time together they should have. I wanted more resolution between them and Patrick to acknowledge more of what Paxton had to have gone through and to apologize for his behavior. I had some issues with Naomi and her situation of being afraid to go skating. The ending wrapped up too quickly to really give her character the time she needed to work on herself and really tackle her PTSD symptoms. It seemed a bit haphazardly put together and took away from how it was supposed to make the reader feel. It also didn't blend well with Paxton working through his problems for the entire book and Naomi getting a few pages in a couple chapters. It was too unbalanced to be realistic or heartfelt.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Amy Dufera - Amy's MM Romance Reviews

    Gametime is a delicious new adult romance by Jami Davenport. Part of the Moo U multi-author series, this is a fantastic addition to the series. First let me admit that I am a college sports romance junkie. I cannot get enough of this type of story. And this book is as fun as it gets. I absolutely love and adore everything about Paxton and Naomi's story. It all starts off a little iffy for the two though, as Paxton finally gets his dream girl, but she thought he was someone else. Naomi crushed on Gametime is a delicious new adult romance by Jami Davenport. Part of the Moo U multi-author series, this is a fantastic addition to the series. First let me admit that I am a college sports romance junkie. I cannot get enough of this type of story. And this book is as fun as it gets. I absolutely love and adore everything about Paxton and Naomi's story. It all starts off a little iffy for the two though, as Paxton finally gets his dream girl, but she thought he was someone else. Naomi crushed on Patrick for two years, but accidently slept with his twin, her best friend Paxton. Ouch! Bad, right? Yes, it's definitely bad and a little awkward. I'm not going to go into the details, but the fact that she thought she slept with Patrick, and that it's Patrick she's been crushing on, leads the story along. I enjoy the way things develop for these two and everything they go through to get their happily ever after. They definitely work well together and are easy to root for. Their story includes some awkward family dinners, unnecessary criticism, and plenty of verbal abuse. Paxon's relationship with his twin is going through a rough patch for sure. It's tough reading all of this aspect. They struggle both on and off the ice. It definitely increases the angst. I admit, I struggle with Patrick myself. I want to sympathize with him a little, but it takes a long time to actually get to that point. Not helping the situation is Paxon's father who pits the two against one another. He's a total ass who favors Patrick in every way and never hesitates to let Paxon know. It's sad, yet well illustrated. And damn, they two are super hot together. I definitely enjoy the risky sex, and them actually getting caught. Hot! Gametime is fun and riveting. I love this Jami Davenport read. I enjoy every moment of this created world and this couple. Now onto the next Moo U book!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sabrina

    Paxton has had feelings for Naomi since freshman year, the problem? She has been interested in his twin brother since then too. But one drunken night leads to a hook up neither will forget. Seeing as Naomi thought she was sleeping with Paxton's twin, Patrick. And Paxton thought Naomi finally realized that Pax is the one for her. A whole lot of awkward is an understatement. But, it was just the catalyst they both needed to realize that there is something between them. After their hookup Naomi beg Paxton has had feelings for Naomi since freshman year, the problem? She has been interested in his twin brother since then too. But one drunken night leads to a hook up neither will forget. Seeing as Naomi thought she was sleeping with Paxton's twin, Patrick. And Paxton thought Naomi finally realized that Pax is the one for her. A whole lot of awkward is an understatement. But, it was just the catalyst they both needed to realize that there is something between them. After their hookup Naomi begins to see things a lot differently. Could her best friend be the one she should have been after this whole time? Both have a lot going on. First off, Pax has lived in his brother's shadow for a long time. And when the assistant coach tells him he needs to step up and try to put himself first just a bit on the ice if he is serious about playing pro hockey. In doing so, it changes the dynamic between him and Patrick and maybe even the whole team. Things are changing and Pax has to find the confidence to change his game and go after what he wants. And it doesn't help that things are now complicated with Naomi. Can they actually be something more or will she always wish he was his brother? Meanwhile, Naomi can't stop thinking about Pax and becomes conflicted about her feelings toward the twins. There is also pressure that her father was pushing her toward Patrick since he is the hockey star despite the fact that Patrick hasn't shown interest in her. Naomi has to really dig deep and figure out who she is and what she wants for once. This was another great story in this series. Paxton is definitely a favorite. I loved how he really pushed himself to be better and go for what he wants instead of settling in the shadows. Great addition to the series and I can't wait for the next one! I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jean Marie

    I love Jami Davenport and really enjoyed this addition to Moo U. Moo U is a college known for their amazing hockey team. Many players play here and then head into the NHL. Patrick and his brother Paxton are identical twins playing for Moo U and both have been drafted by NHL teams but are playing college hockey first. Patrick is the "star" of the team and all around big man on campus. He's rarely met a girl he didn't bed. Paxton is the younger twin (by 5 minutes) and seems to be in Patrick's shadow I love Jami Davenport and really enjoyed this addition to Moo U. Moo U is a college known for their amazing hockey team. Many players play here and then head into the NHL. Patrick and his brother Paxton are identical twins playing for Moo U and both have been drafted by NHL teams but are playing college hockey first. Patrick is the "star" of the team and all around big man on campus. He's rarely met a girl he didn't bed. Paxton is the younger twin (by 5 minutes) and seems to be in Patrick's shadow, or at least when it comes to hockey. He's his own force but tends to set Patrick up all the time to score when he could probably score just as many goals. If being in the shadow on the ice wasn't bad enough, Paxton has been in love with Naomi since they first met. They've been best friends since Freshman year but nothings ever happened between them. In the meantime, Naomi has been in love with Patrick for just as long but is getting nowhere with him. One drunk night, Naomi comes on to "Patrick" and they have a night of pure bliss until the morning when Naomi sees a tattoo and realizes that she slept with Paxton and not Patrick. Her face tells Paxton all he needs to know and he leaves. They struggle to get back to their "friend" zone. If that's not bad enough, the coaches want Paxton to start coming out from under Patrick's thumb and his game is suffering. He's not sharing any of these things with his twin which is unusual and is causing a huge rift between them. This book is all about growth and love. Paxton has so many things to worry about while trying to prepare for the NHL and he's struggling. His father isn't any help and is a huge piece of work when it comes to Paxton. This was an emotional ride, but definitely worth it. Who can resist a grand gesture, especially if it involves love?

  21. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    I always enjoy Jami Davenport's books and so to see that she was writing as part of the Moo U universe made me very excited. I enjoyed this book so much! Paxton Graham and is twin brother Patrick both play for the Moo U hockey team. They've both been taken in the draft and are on the path to live out their dream of playing professional hockey. Paxton has always been the "team player" and his coach pulls him aside to tell him it's time to up his game so he can really make the push he needs to make I always enjoy Jami Davenport's books and so to see that she was writing as part of the Moo U universe made me very excited. I enjoyed this book so much! Paxton Graham and is twin brother Patrick both play for the Moo U hockey team. They've both been taken in the draft and are on the path to live out their dream of playing professional hockey. Paxton has always been the "team player" and his coach pulls him aside to tell him it's time to up his game so he can really make the push he needs to make it in the NHL. As he makes those changes, things with his brother get complicated; just like another area of his life... Naomi Smith is a student at Moo U and also the daughter of an accomplished hockey player who used to play for Moo U. She's like most of the girls at the university and has a crush on Patrick. She even goes as far as to change the way she dresses and her hair to try to catch his attention. When Naomi gets the chance to make out with Patrick at a hockey house party, things evolve quickly and she finds herself waking up the next morning realizing she made a huge mistake. She wasn't with Patrick at all, she was with his twin, Paxton. While she and Pax have always been friends, she never thought of him in that way. But now that she's had him, was she going after the wrong brother from the start? Both Naomi and Paxton have been through a lot with things from their childhood, so they have a lot in common. Will they be able to truly make something work between them or was the one night all they'll ever have? I enjoyed both characters and the friendship they had throughout. **I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**

  22. 4 out of 5

    Laetitia

    Paxton Graham and his identical twin brother Patrick play for the Moo U hockey team and they are gods on campus. Naomi Smith has had a crush on Patrick since freshman year and hasn't done anything about it until one night at a party she goes home with who she thinks is Patrick but is actually Paxton. Naomi and Paxton have been friends since they were freshmen and get along pretty great but their hookup turns things kind of awkward between them. I liked Paxton, he was the quiet, smart twin, while Paxton Graham and his identical twin brother Patrick play for the Moo U hockey team and they are gods on campus. Naomi Smith has had a crush on Patrick since freshman year and hasn't done anything about it until one night at a party she goes home with who she thinks is Patrick but is actually Paxton. Naomi and Paxton have been friends since they were freshmen and get along pretty great but their hookup turns things kind of awkward between them. I liked Paxton, he was the quiet, smart twin, while Patrick was the life of the party and they were both amazing hockey players who would go pro once they were done at Moo U. I felt bad for the twins when their relationship was deteriorating, all they had to do from the beginning was talk to one another and things might have not gotten so bad. Naomi was nice young woman, who though she had a crush on one twin but was now lusting after the other. I was happy to see that she took her time to figure out her feelings before jumping into anything with Paxton. Naomi and Paxton were cute together, their relationship worked because they were friends before anything and she loved hockey and understood his crazy schedule. The twins' father was an asshole who lived vicariously through his sons and put them down any chance he had. Naomi's dad was also an asshole but he at least knew when to back off and be there for his daughter. I enjoyed the story but Naomi, Paxton and Patrick frustrated me at times, all they had to do was talk to each other and many things wouldn't have gone as far as they did. I love the brotherhood of the team and how they always had each other's backs even when they were fighting. I loved Naomi's grand gesture for Paxton. I love that we got to see Paxton go pro with Naomi by his side.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog

    3-3.25 stars. This book was only okay for me. Gametime is book four in the Moo U hockey series and is Naomi and Paxton. Naomi has been with friends with Paxton for awhile, but has also been crushing on his twin brother, Patrick. Both of them are on the Moo U hockey team, but Patrick is the star player and Paxton is his backup player. One night at a party, she hooks up with Paxton, thinking he is Patrick, only to find out the truth after the hookup is over. Paxton has been crushing on Naomi and i 3-3.25 stars. This book was only okay for me. Gametime is book four in the Moo U hockey series and is Naomi and Paxton. Naomi has been with friends with Paxton for awhile, but has also been crushing on his twin brother, Patrick. Both of them are on the Moo U hockey team, but Patrick is the star player and Paxton is his backup player. One night at a party, she hooks up with Paxton, thinking he is Patrick, only to find out the truth after the hookup is over. Paxton has been crushing on Naomi and is upset that she didn't know it was him. But the two can see that they have chemistry and decide to give a relationship a shot, despite their rocky romantic start. They have some things to work through, with Paxton's issues with hockey, competition with his twin, and trying to impress his father, but they manage to make it work. I have read some other books by this author and enjoyed them, but this book felt very NA and immature compared to the others I have read. It felt kind of dumbed down to have less mature characters to fit the NA genre. I didn't really love either Naomi or Paxton or their actions. They were wishy washy, drama llama, not great friends, and didn't have much chemistry. I didn't like the love triangle feeling or that Naomi liked Patrick so late into the book, while he acted like a jerk so much that I wondered why she liked him. The story was okay, but the ending was abrupt, as well. Overall, this wasn't my favorite book in this series so far. But if you are a big NA fan and thrive on some drama, this book is for you! I look forward to more from this series in the future. *arc provided in exchange for an honest review*

  24. 4 out of 5

    Bookgasms Book Blog

    Uffda. I was so intrigued by this storyline. It had so much potential for me. I feel like there was a way to make this an angsty, emotional story that like...consumed my heart. Unfortunately, that's not what happened. I just kept finding myself distracted by Naomi's behavior. I was questioning the kind of friend she was, much less the kind of person she was. I almost felt like there wasn't enough groveling, not enough sensitivity to the wounds she inflicted on Pax who - if she was truly as close Uffda. I was so intrigued by this storyline. It had so much potential for me. I feel like there was a way to make this an angsty, emotional story that like...consumed my heart. Unfortunately, that's not what happened. I just kept finding myself distracted by Naomi's behavior. I was questioning the kind of friend she was, much less the kind of person she was. I almost felt like there wasn't enough groveling, not enough sensitivity to the wounds she inflicted on Pax who - if she was truly as close to him as we were led to believe - she would already have been sensitive to his feelings and his issues, much less able to distinguish him from his twin. I don't know. I think there were some maturity issues with - gosh - so many people in this story. Pax, Naomi, Patrick, the dads (allll the dads) - they all suffered some likability issues due to their lack of maturity. I struggled to stay connected while everyone meddled in everyone else's business and Pax and Naomi steadfastly refused to get out of their own way. All of this was distracting from the romance which - on top of all my other struggles - seemed to be more of a physical connection than an emotional one and...ugh. This just wasn't what I had hoped it might be. In the end, I skimmed a fair amount of the story hoping that at some point it would really grab me by the heart and start squeezing. There were moments where I felt sucked back into the story, but overall this was unfortunately not my favorite of the Moo U series so far. ~ Shelly, 2 Stars

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    Note: An ARC was provided by Heart Eyes Press. Gametime by Jami Davenport is the fourth book in the multi-authored Moo U series, and it's a friends-to-lovers story that involves a bit of (drunken) mistaken identity. Paxton Graham and Naomi Smith are juniors at Moo U and they happen to be friends as well. Pax has had a thing for Naomi for years; Naomi has had a thing for Pax's twin brother, Patrick, for years. There's a hook-up that's brought about by Naomi being drunk and thinking Pax is Patrick, Note: An ARC was provided by Heart Eyes Press. Gametime by Jami Davenport is the fourth book in the multi-authored Moo U series, and it's a friends-to-lovers story that involves a bit of (drunken) mistaken identity. Paxton Graham and Naomi Smith are juniors at Moo U and they happen to be friends as well. Pax has had a thing for Naomi for years; Naomi has had a thing for Pax's twin brother, Patrick, for years. There's a hook-up that's brought about by Naomi being drunk and thinking Pax is Patrick, and then that's followed by her being torn between her feelings for the two. As for Pax, well, he's given the opportunity to escape his brother's shadow, only to allow said opportunity to also negatively his relationship with his twin. And see, those two things, i.e. Naomi waffling between the Graham twins and Pax shutting his brother out, bugged me. There's an absolute lack of communication that didn't make sense, and Pax didn't just do it with Patrick, but with Naomi as well. It was honestly frustrating because my opinion of him diminished the more the story progressed. Sure, Patrick was slightly more immature, but it almost felt like Pax intentionally kept Patrick in the dark with the Coach Garf stuff because he finally had all this attention to himself. Sigh. Then there was the tendency for the author to be repetitive as well as the less than enthusiastic feel I had towards the book. My favorite thing about it? Kaitlyn and Lex. Yes, the main couple from Slapshot. Gametime has an HFN ending, and I'm giving it 2.5 stars.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kara Quade

    Gametime by Jami Davenport is part of the Moo U Hockey Romance series. Paxton and his twin brother play hockey for Moo U. Paxton is always the overlooked brother on and off the ice. Paxton has been in love with Naomi, but Naomi wants Patrick. After drinking heavily at a party at the hockey house, Pax and Naomi end up spending the night together. Pax confesses his feelings the next morning but soon realizes Naomi thought he was Patrick. Pax is crushed and humilated. Naomi can't stop thinking abou Gametime by Jami Davenport is part of the Moo U Hockey Romance series. Paxton and his twin brother play hockey for Moo U. Paxton is always the overlooked brother on and off the ice. Paxton has been in love with Naomi, but Naomi wants Patrick. After drinking heavily at a party at the hockey house, Pax and Naomi end up spending the night together. Pax confesses his feelings the next morning but soon realizes Naomi thought he was Patrick. Pax is crushed and humilated. Naomi can't stop thinking about Pax after their night together. Naomi is so used to being pushed towards Patrick by her father that she isn't sure who she wants or even who she is anymore. Pax decides he is tired of being in Patrick's shadow and with the help of one of his coaches, he sets out to show everyone why the Seattle Sockeyes drafted him. As Pax's star rises on the ice, Patrick's starts to fall putting a strain on the brother's once close relationship. Will Pax and Patrick work through their issues? Will Naomi decide she needs to be true to herself and stop trying to change to please others? Will Naomi and Pax realize they belong together? Will Pax go pro at the end of the school year? Will Pax ask Naomi to come with him to Seattle? I LOVED Gametime by Jami Davenport! Pax and Naomi have great chemistry. Gametime is a fantastic story with great characters with a story line with laughs, family drama, smoking hot chemistry, drama, and a happily ever after. I would highly recommend getting Gametime and any other book by Jami Davenport. I received a free ARC of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Deb

    Paxton Plays for Moo U as well as his Twin Patrick. I adored the twins from the previous Moo U books, Paxton surprised me in a few ways, but all in good ways. Naomi huge fan of hockey even a huger fan of the players. I love Naomi’s spirit, she is a fresh fun character that has a lot going for her with a huge heart. Things go up in flames when a night of passion turns into the morning of “Wake the hell up knowledge”. Oh boy are Paxton and Naomi tons of fun and a whole lot sweetness. Sometimes life Paxton Plays for Moo U as well as his Twin Patrick. I adored the twins from the previous Moo U books, Paxton surprised me in a few ways, but all in good ways. Naomi huge fan of hockey even a huger fan of the players. I love Naomi’s spirit, she is a fresh fun character that has a lot going for her with a huge heart. Things go up in flames when a night of passion turns into the morning of “Wake the hell up knowledge”. Oh boy are Paxton and Naomi tons of fun and a whole lot sweetness. Sometimes life throws you life line, and it’s up too you to use it. Can Paxton and Naomi overcome their issues to see where they stand as individuals and as a couple or will they go their separate ways? I know what I am cheering for! The level of these supporting characters are one hundred percent priceless, I mean wow! Even the Dad’s are interesting enough for me to be drawn to. Even though Paxton and Patrick’s Dad needs to be dropped kicked. (Shrugs Shoulders) I enjoyed catching up with the group, seeing how they have grown. I see Kaitlyn hasn’t mellowed any thank goodness!😅 Gametime is a fast pace hockey romance that won’t leave you in the penalty box. With strong character building and a few twist and turns Jamie Davenport nails this tale of Unrequited love, family healing, team building and yes an HEA. Rated 5 stilettos by Deb!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Chelsy

    Moo U Hockey is a college hockey romance series in the World of True North, created by Sarina Bowen. Each novel can be read as a standalone, however the series will feature some of the same characters that you will come to know and love. If you loved reading this book, I would also recommend reading Sarina Bowen’s True North books and the other True North series (Vino & Veritas; Busy Bean Cafe; Speakeasy Taproom; and the rest of the Moo U books). In Gametime, Paxton is one half of the hotshot twi Moo U Hockey is a college hockey romance series in the World of True North, created by Sarina Bowen. Each novel can be read as a standalone, however the series will feature some of the same characters that you will come to know and love. If you loved reading this book, I would also recommend reading Sarina Bowen’s True North books and the other True North series (Vino & Veritas; Busy Bean Cafe; Speakeasy Taproom; and the rest of the Moo U books). In Gametime, Paxton is one half of the hotshot twins on Moo U’s hockey team. Paxton always feels like the lesser half of the duo. Naomi has been friends with him since the beginning while crushing on his twin brother. After a drunken night, Naomi finally makes a move of Paxton, he’s elated. But when morning comes and Naomi is surprised to find out which twin she’s with, life gets a little complicated. Jami did a great job at reeling me with an interesting peek into the mindset of the more anxious twin. Naomi’s journey of finding love with Paxton was really hitting all the swooning energy. These two made a great couple and I enjoyed reading their love story. A great college hockey romance read! I highly recommend Jami’s Moo U book, Gametime! It was an enjoyable read featuring relatable characters in the wonderful world of True North! *I have received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

  29. 4 out of 5

    Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)

    3.5 Stars This is the first book in the Moo U universe that I have read. Huge fan of this author's hockey books so I knew I wanted to read this one for sure. The whole series takes part as part of Sarina Bowen's True North world. Love all of that. This is a college hockey team and I would say typical college shenanigan's occur. This is Paxton's book but we see quite a bit of his twin Patrick as well. The premise and that girl drunk sleeps with the wrong twin--who she is friends with. He knows, sh 3.5 Stars This is the first book in the Moo U universe that I have read. Huge fan of this author's hockey books so I knew I wanted to read this one for sure. The whole series takes part as part of Sarina Bowen's True North world. Love all of that. This is a college hockey team and I would say typical college shenanigan's occur. This is Paxton's book but we see quite a bit of his twin Patrick as well. The premise and that girl drunk sleeps with the wrong twin--who she is friends with. He knows, she doesn't. Lots of miscommunication occurs. It's a lot of angst for me. YA books are way out of my realm but I usually don't mind NA books. This read as I would have expected. It takes a long time to get things sorted between these two. I really wanted to slap someone and just say get on with it. But, during that time, watching the evolution of Pax as a young man and potential NHL star was worth the read. He has a lifetime of baggage that his coach is trying to get him to shed. That change in him was HUGE! Naomi is an ok character. Nothing about her or their relationship had me saying YES go get the girl!! I find myself drawn more to Patrick to see if he can redeem himself in any way. Should be interesting going forward with these two. *Complimentary copy provided for an honest review.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    Patrick and Paxton Graham are twins that play hockey for Moo U. Patrick is the Captain and the major scorer and player between the two brothers and both are expected to go Pro but Paxton is told he really needs to step up his game. Paxton is the one who studies and plans to graduate early. Naomi Smith also a student and like all the other girls on campus, has a crush on Patrick but is best friends with Paxton. One night at a party she kisses and then goes home with Patrick only to realize in the Patrick and Paxton Graham are twins that play hockey for Moo U. Patrick is the Captain and the major scorer and player between the two brothers and both are expected to go Pro but Paxton is told he really needs to step up his game. Paxton is the one who studies and plans to graduate early. Naomi Smith also a student and like all the other girls on campus, has a crush on Patrick but is best friends with Paxton. One night at a party she kisses and then goes home with Patrick only to realize in the morning it’s Paxton. He has had a crush on her for forever and is thrilled only to realize she thought he was his brother. They have always been there for each other but things start to change and they realize they have feelings for each other. But their dads, coach and even the pro team that Paxton is going to, have been telling him he needs to put hockey first and dump the girlfriend. There’s also a rift between the brothers that is causing some major issues on the team and off. Can the brothers get back to where they were and settle their problems or will the rift get bigger? Can Paxton and Naomi figure it out and still be together or will all of these issues tear them apart? 5 stars

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