Published by Createspace Independent Pub on July 25, 2014
Genres: contemporary, Love & Romance, New Adult, Sports & Recreation
Source: eARC from Author
Reading Challenges: ARC August, COYER, Summer Surge Read A Thon
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.
First off, I would like to point out that Game Changer is not the first book in the series. I thought it was when I signed up for the tour, and goodreads didn’t put a series name down with this title. It can technically be read as a standalone, and I wasn’t lost or anything like that, but it was clear to me that there was a preceding book (at least one) about other characters. I enjoyed Game Changer but I do wish that I had read Night Games first.
Game Changer is equal parts romance as it is about the game of baseball. I really liked that. One did not overshadow the other. It was a bit unrealistic that the major leagues allowed a girl to play. I know they brought it up in the book as a concern that they brushed aside, but I do not think the major leagues are ready for a female player. However, having said that it certainly was interesting to see how Collette West dealt with it. I think if a major baseball team did accept a woman ball player, it would be handled much in the same way that it was with Sasha. With publicity and PR stunts and all the hair and makeup and everything. It was really a very astute take on social media and public perception.
Sasha and Brooks have a lot of history between the two of them. I enjoyed watching them dance around each other. It was clear that they have each liked the other for a long time, but Sasha’s brother and Brooks best friend, Kyle is the main thing keeping them apart. He is dead set on separating the two and making each one think the other is not interested.
Game Changer was a treat in regards to both the baseball and the romance. Collette West does not hold any punches with her storyline. She is not afraid to put a character in a bad spot, but never fear this was a feel good read for me. I am not going to spoil anything, so you will just have to read to find out what happens with Sasha and baseball and Sasha and Brooks. But read Night Games first. I will be checking that book out next. I love a good sports themed romance. Everyone else that does as well should check out this series!
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