3 out of 5 Licks
In the game for love, only the winners walk away with their hearts intact…
Trent O’Shea is a superstar athlete on the football field, but for one week each year he escapes into anonymity at an exclusive resort in the Florida Keys that caters to the rich and famous. Armed with a fake identity, he’s happy to sit by the pool and do nothing except enjoy some breathtaking scenery—and maybe ask her if she needs help putting sunscreen on her back.
Laurel Burnett never met a bad boy she couldn’t catch. Cheating spouses. Deadbeat dads. Scammers. Once the determined PI sets her sights on them they all fall, and the next alleged perpetrator in her crosshairs is none other than the San Francisco Outlaws’ Trent O’Shea. The super-sexy linebacker who Laurel’s client hired her to track will be her biggest trophy yet. She’ll do anything to bring him down, even follow him to a resort paradise and use herself as bait.
But things aren’t always as they appear and Trent and Laurel both learn that sometimes even perfectly planned plays can go wrong when love and lust are involved. Then it’s game on!
A stand-alone contemporary “mistaken identity” romance featuring a rich, alpha hero athlete who also happens to be a Texas cowboy, and the private investigator heroine determined to catch him.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: GAME ON is a stand-alone story. You do not need to have read Bella Andre’s Game For Love to understand or enjoy mine.
Let’s start by talking about Kindle Worlds and the connection between Game On and Bella Andre’s Game For Love series. In a nut shell Kindle Worlds is allowing authors to play in the world of another author. As long as they follow the guidelines set forth an author can write books based in another authors (only authors who are part of Kindle Worlds) world and use their character names. I have not read Bella Andre’s Game For Love series and it didn’t cause me to miss out on anything in this book. I gather that Trent is one of the team mates from the GFL series.
Ok now on to Game On. This one was just so so for me. The ending felt very abrupt. I’m the type that really wants a HEA (happy ever after). I can accept a HFN (happy for now) occasionally too but this didn’t have that kind of vibe to it. And I know Laurel had to check out her client’s accusations but it was pretty apparent from the start that it wasn’t Trent she should be looking for. Her client seemed pretty stupid. lol There was definitely chemistry between Trent and Laurel, but not a lot of time for it to grow since she did lie to him and he kicked her out. I’d be interested in seeing where these characters go, but I don’t know if Cat plans more for this one or not.
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