Review Tour: The Game Changer by Collette West

 

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Title: Game Changer
Series: New York Kings #1
Author: Collette West
Genre: Sports Romance (18+)
Published: July 15, 2014 

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Young, rich, and unaware of how seriously hot he is, Brooks Davison is tearing it up as the latest shortstop for the New York Kings, despite his tendency to blush whenever girls scream his name. 
When a health scare forces his best friend, Kyle Roberts, off the team, no one can stomach the thought of replacing him, especially so close to the playoffs. 
Until Kyle’s sister, Sasha, steps in, convincing management to let her take his place. The idea of signing the first female player in Major League history proves too tempting for the Kings to resist. 
Nevertheless, Brooks doesn’t want any part of it. Sasha is Kyle’s little sister, not some sideshow. 
Yet when Kyle takes a turn for the worse, Brooks promises to do everything in his power to help Sasha win a championship for him. Because there’s no way he’s letting either of them down. Not now, not ever.

 
MY RATING: 3.5 Beastly stars

 

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MY REVIEW:

 

I absolutely LOVE sports romances!!! A few years back I had my baseball phase, when I read like one baseball romance per day for a long time and reading The Game Changer I got all those feelings back!! 🙂

 

We don’t have baseball here in Brazil and I always need to pay a bit more attention to “get” the game. Back in the day I was pretty fast haha. But I have to say baseball players, at least in books, are my favorites!

 

I really liked The Game Changer. But I recommend reading the previous books before this one. Yes, it is a standanlone, but the characters from the other books are in it and it got me (and my OCD) curious about how they met too!

 

I really liked Sasha, the heroine. I liked Brooks too, but I  connected more with her than with him. He was a bit too good for my own tastes, but it doesn’t mean I didn’t like him. I did. I love how protective of her he was and what a great friend he is!

 

The Game Changer is a book focused on our heroine and she is great! I could read a few more pages about them and I’d be happy, specially them interacting with the rest of the team! I missed a bit more of that.

 

I liked the aspects of the game in the story and the team interaction, as I mentioned, but I missed getting to know Sasha and Brooks more. I guess because they actually didn’t meet in the beginning of the book (although we get that later), I got a bit lost, but I picked it up quite quickly. Brooks has a bit of an insta-love quality to him when it comes to Sasha and since I’m not particularly keen on insta-love stories, that’s probably why I had a hard time connecting with him.

 

Sasha is a very mature young lady and I liked that about her. Overall I liked the story and enjoyed it, but I wish there was more interaction between them and a bit more into their story.

 

This is the kind of “light” book I really enjoy reading. It’s good to take our heads off the heavy stuff for a while and no better way than with a book without complications that we’ll enjoy reading.

 

Collette made me gasping at some parts of the book, specially towards the end! I was on the edge of my seat and I couldn’t belive what I was reading! NICE, move! I particularly enjoyed a certain video about the past!!! LOVED that! It brought the connection I missed before!

 

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EXCERPT

 

I’m in a fitful kind of sleep, one arm tossed over my face, one leg hanging off the bed, when I hear a rapping at my door.
My heart starts to pound. What if it’s some demented stalker fan? I pull the covers up to my chin, determined to wait it out. But when it comes again, my curiosity gets the better of me and I inch slowly off the bed. Going stealthily step by step, I take a deep breath and look through the peephole.
I gasp when I see Brooks standing there.
My heart goes from a dull pounding to full-on somersault mode. I run my hands through my hair. I must look a wreck. But why should I care?
Because he’s pacing outside my room in the middle of the night.
He knocks again, and I unfasten the chain and twist the lock before I change my mind. His feet are bare, and he’s wearing nothing but a faded Pac Man shirt and his boxers. He shouldn’t be out here looking like he just rolled out of bed, but he is.
The way his eyes are roaming across my body makes me conscious of the fact that I’m only wearing a pair of itty-bitty shorts and a flimsy tank. I cross my ankles and fold my arms around myself in an attempt to bolster my courage.
“Don’t,” he whispers, stepping across the threshold. His hands encircle my wrists, gently pulling them away from my body. “You’re too beautiful to cover yourself up.” He presses the door closed with the back of his foot, extinguishing whatever light was streaming in from the hallway.
Now we’re alone together in the darkness of my room, and I’m kind of glad he can’t read my face. I’m too conflicted. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know why he’s here. But if I’m being honest, I’m glad that he is. He’s finally making the effort to reach out to me instead of leaving me in the barren wasteland I’ve been living in. Oh, how I’ve missed basking in the warmth of his smile.
“What are you doing here?” I ask, feeling the heat of his body against mine.
“Apologizin’,” he says in that sexy twang of his, drawing out every syllable.

 

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Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball’s biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette’s impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.
Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she’s not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers.
She is the author of the New York Kings series which includes: GAME CHANGER, GAME ON, PERFECT GAME, INSIDE GAME and GAME WINNER and the Stockton Beavers series which includes: SINGLE.

 

 

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