Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Game On by Wylie Snow
Contemporary Romance Novel
*Adult content - not suitable for under 18*
Secrets, lies, lust ... whatever it takes to win.
Clara Bean, Europe's most respected restaurant critic, lands on American soil to do a promotional tour with a sports icon. But how will she keep her career-ending secret from her deliciously handsome new partner? She quickly learns that all games have rules, even falling in love.
Luc Bisquet can't seem to score any points with sassy, sexy Clara despite the palatable chemistry between them. But he's willing to endure as many penalties as it takes to crack her icy reserve, because winning is everything. Game on.
Jen's Review -
I received a free copy for an honest review :)
The beginning was slow to start out with, but a little closer to the middle of the book, things start getting a little more clear and exciting. So if you read this - stick with it. It gets better :)
The story was confusing in the beginning - I'm not sure why I was struggling with it, but I was - maybe it was the whole English thing.
Clara Bean is a food critic - She writes for the most popular magazine, in England - And she's good at her job - That is until her accident. Leaving her without her sense of smell of all things!
You never realize how important that one little sense is to you until it's gone!
but Clara had a secret - she was able to fake her way through each meal and still be able to write about the rich tastes and seasoned smells - how?? let's ask her dog...
As the story kicks off - Clara is in mourning of her dog Biscuit who just passed away. She's in tears - not just for her dog, but the end of her career.
Her and her BFF Lydia are on their way to America to meet the new ... co-owners?? of the magazine (that's where I was fuzzy on details)
Anyways - so getting to the US, they are prepared for the possibility of going home without a job.
Luc - Luc is a forced retired professional hockey player - his horrid accident causing him to give up his career before he was ready. And also freaking him out with crowds. Now instead of playing Hockey, he wrote about it.
But he knew his job - and his BFF Riley had forced his hand at coming to this company party.
She wasn't the prettiest girl in the room, but the attraction was there. And he couldn't take his eyes off her.
Playing their little game, the guys followed the women.
Going their separate ways, Luc and Clara head out to a coffee shop. Talking and playing, laughing and having a great time.
But things get awkward later back at the hotel when Clara thinks Luc is disgusted with her smell -
The next morning - when Clara enters the new boss's office, she see's Luc there. And the tension is strong between them.
When they learn they're going to combine their articles into one, things get intense.
It didn't become clear about how their were supposed to write their articles until about half way through the book. There were a few details without real meaning, or in need of more details that kind of frustrates me. Like the story with Lydia when she and Riley went back to her room. no one explains why that happened.. or the thing with the needles?? lol
But those aren't really big issues in the book, just a little something thrown in there.
The end of the book was really good though - the connection Luc and Clara had was strong and even though Clara was a strong independent woman, she had issues that she couldn't get over. And unless you're in her shoes, it's hard to understand why.
Luc is a sweetheart - he had some hard times dealt to him that he didn't deserve to have happen - but you live with whatever life throws at you to the best that you can :)
Cute story over all :)