Published by Createspace Independent Pub on October 17, 2014
Genres: contemporary, Love & Romance, New Adult, Sports & Recreation
Source: ecopy from Author
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.
Game On is the third book in the New Adult sports romance series, Night Games. The series each focuses on a different player on the baseball team, the New York Kings. I was already half in love with Jilly before I started Game On. I really liked him in Game Changer, and I was super excited that he was going to be getting his own book. And once I found out a bit more of his story, that he always seems to be the ones women are leaving- for who knows what reason, seriously, why??- I felt for him even more. He is such a sweetheart. He might not be the most expressive guy in the world, but he doesn’t play any games. He doesn’t hold any punches with the people that he cares about.
It is so clear to see that Jilly is crazy about Hailey. She is the one that got away from high school. And while she drove me kind of batty at times, I liked how happy she made Jilly. I have no idea why she self sabotaged everything with her and Jilly, and if she were my friend I would have shook some sense into within the first couple of chapters, but she eventually has her “light bulb moment” about her behavior, and she tried to change. So I was pleased with her growth. Because of my holdups with Hailey, I didn’t love this book as much as I loved Sasha and Brooks story, but I really really love Jilly so it was a close call.
Something that I really loved about Game On was that Hailey was writing a series of books about the players under a pen name. I liked to imagine that the books she was writing were in fact the night games series that I was reading right now. It made it all really fun. Like looking in a window and seeing yourself looking in a window within the story. I still have to read the first book in the series, and getting to see a little more of Chase and Grey makes me even more excited to finally get around to reading their story. You won’t be lost if you read this series out of order, but if you have the choice, I would pick reading them in order. Fans of sports romances and contemporary romances will love the night games series. And wait until you meet Jilly. You will love him too. I wanted to be the one to nurse him back to health with his injury. (Chase knew what he was talking about when he mentioned women wanting to do that. )
P.S. After I read and loved Game Changer, I was so excited when I saw tour sign ups for the next book in the series so I immediately signed up to host Game On. Well, I got a bit carried away and I accidentally signed up to host it for two different tour companies. Oops. But good news for you guys, there is ANOTHER GIVEAWAY. Yep, there will be two different giveaways on this post. Enter them both!
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