- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1795 KB
- Print Length: 308 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (20 Dec. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H3LXZWO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 136 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #148,547 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Love Game (The Game - Book One) Kindle Edition
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4.5 Hearts <3 <3 <3 <3 < (Stars)!!
I was gifted a copy of The Love Game as part of the Playing for Keeps Blog Tour which is the 2nd book in this series.
I have literally just finished this book after only starting it last night.... I loved it. It is set in the University of California and Maddie Stevens is an extremely likeable character who has been through so much in the last 3 years, she hated Braden on first sight reminding her so much of her brother Pearce and enter Maddie's friends with a challenge "Play the Player" or as they put it "Hump and Dump", lol..... Maddie accepts that challenge and trust me when I say that the banter between these friends on occasions is hilarious!! Now Braden who in Maddie's eyes is a player and represents everything that she hates in a guy but who is extremely and I mean extremely HOT accepts a challenge of his own from the fellow frat boys "Make her fall in love" with him and so here the story starts and I'm not going to tell you anymore as I don't put spoilers in my review but what I will say is: READ THE LOVE GAME!!!! You will not regret it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait to get started on the new and 2nd book in this series ~ Playing for Keeps which is Aston and Megan's story (Maddie and Braden's friends) I reckon it'll be an amazing read.
So what are you waiting for?? Go and read it!
The sex scenes are not steamy and erotic, they are tastefully done, leaving a lot to your imagination which in this case totally worked, I think I would have been a bit disappointed if they were 'down and dirty' but they weren't. The way they were written they did actually carry their own level of hotness so you weren't left feeling deprived that they weren't explicit. So if your looking for explicit then this won't work on the level you want or maybe expecting.
I would highly recommend this, it's fun, it's sensitive, it's very well written, it plays in your head beautifully. I've visited the frat house, Starbucks, girls dorm, their parties, Vegas, it's all very visual.
The Love Game is the story of Maddie and Braden (the name alone certifiably promises a hot book boyfriend) and how they both set out to make the other fall in love with them. What starts out as a game with both players intent on their objectives, changes as lines get blurred between reality and the game plan.
The story is dual POV so you get to follow both characters stories which I really love in a book. Maddie has had a bit of a tough time and is the complete opposite of Braden where their backgrounds are concerned. She has all these preconceptions of Braden and is determined to play him at his own game and to continue hating him for all that he represents. She has built up these almost impenetrable walls around her to try and protect her from anymore heartbreak and it actually shows how strong a character she is as she stands up to Braden and gives him as good as she gets.
Braden is hot. He has a reputation for being hot and just acts like a bit of a slut in general. Attracted already? Add that to the act that he knows he’s a babe – bet you’re attracted now! The game with Maddie changes him throughout the book and evokes all sorts of new emotions in him and really allows is character to develop.
The story is quite typical from the romance genre and is as such quite a predictable storyline but because it’s dual POV you get to see both of them fight for the ending they both want. The story is set when the characters are at college so it’s aimed at “new adult” readers but the issues they come up against are timeless so can be enjoyed by everyone. It’s also set in California which is all see and surfing and sun which brings a lighter side to Maddie’s dark and twisty past.
We also get a glimpse of the next story in the series – Playing for keeps – which focuses on two of Maddie and Braden’s friends. Looking forward to it already!
It was not all about gratuitous sex, but the development of romance and love - and that style is right up my street!
Maddie starts college in California, having moved from Brooklyn, away from her dead-beat brother, and father, who was still mourning the death of this beloved wife, Maddie's mum, who had been killed before her eyes.
Maddie rooms with Megan, who happens to be a childhood friend of college bad-boy/heartthrob Braden.
Maddie dislikes Braden and what he stands for upon first sight. Braden on the other hand is intrigued by Maddie, possibly because she does not fall at his feet. Both sets of friends challenge Maddie and Braden to make the other fall in love with them, but unbeknownst to the other group. Operation Play the Player is commenced. It is a fun concept to the storyline as each group of friends believes that they are playing the other, when in reality they are both being played. Who will crumble first? Will the "game" become reality?
The main characters are supported by a fun group of friends and it became obvious that this would lead to a sequel about the friends of Maddie and Braden.
I won't give away too much of the storyline, suffice to say it was a fun, enjoyable and sweet romance. I was not left disappointed.
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