Friday, December 19, 2014

Game On Review...

Game On
New York Kings # 3
By: Collette West
Releasing October 17th, 2014


Pitching phenom Bruce "Jilly" Gillette has a hard time talking to women. His hulking presence of tattoos and muscles is what makes him an intimidating closer on the mound, yet off the field, he's painfully shy, uncomfortable in his own skin.

Desperate to revamp his loner image, the New York Kings hold a dream date contest, granting the lucky winner a night on the town with their surly reliever, doing whatever it takes to force Jilly out of his comfort zone.

Hailey Halpert enters the contest on a whim, looking for answers as to why her high school relationship with Jilly hit the skids. Now she’s a popular romance author writing under a pen name, and her reappearance in Jilly's life is no accident. It turns out that her novels are all about the sexy players on the Kings, and Jilly has no clue that he's about to become her new leading man.



I give this book three stars.

Jilly is a very good baseball player.  On the field he is a big, strong confident man full of sexy tattoos.  Off the field he is painfully shy and doesn't know how to talk to women.  His team sets up a contest and the winner gets a dream date with him.  If he can barely talk to woman how is he supposed to give one a dream date.

And the winner is.....
Hailey a girl from Jilly's past wins the date.  Jilly considers her the one that got away.  Hailey wants to know why their relationship never worked out.  But Hailey is hiding something from Jilly and that might break them apart forever.

Okay first off let me start by saying that I loved loved the other two books in this series.  This one, not as much hence the three stars. Parts of the book were great.  I loved Jilly's character and how shy and awkward he was.  It made he so much sweeter and more real.  I couldn't connect with Hailey for some reason and never quite got why she hid so much from Jilly.  They had great chemistry and lots of history but boy these two did not know how to communicate.  I wanted to smack them both at one point.  They both have painful histories that made them finding love and happiness that much sweeter.  I wish I would have been able to connect more with Hailey to enjoy the story more.  I will still be reading the next book in this series and would recommend it to my friends.
Author Info
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. Email her at
She is the author of NIGHT GAMES, GAME CHANGER and GAME ON.

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