Friday, March 7, 2014

Game of Love Review + Giveaway

Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In the twenty-five years she’s been alive, Dex Remington has been the only person who has always believed in her and been there for her. But four years earlier, she came to Dex seeking comfort and then disappeared like a thief in the night, leaving him a broken man.

Dex Remington is one of the top PC game developers in the United States. He’s handsome, smart, and numb. So damn numb that he’s not sure he’ll ever find a reason to feel again.

A chance encounter sparks intense desires in Ellie and Dex. Desires that make her want to run—and make him want to feel. A combination of lust and fear leads these young lovers down a dangerous path. Is it possible to cross a burned bridge, or are they destined to be apart forever?
 This book was an enjoyable read. Our two main characters, Dexter Remington and Ellie Parker, get reacquainted in a bar unexpectedly and after four years of nothing it can only be fate that brought these two back together. After Dex helps Ellie find her way to her friend’s apartment, Dex starts to remember what happened between the two and you find out their history. Ellie was raised in a foster home since she was five and it was down the street from Dexter’s family’s house which was how they met. Ellie would run away and climb through his window and stay the night with him every night until she had to leave. Without saying goodbye Ellie took off and broke Dex’s heart for the first time. The second time was four years earlier when she stopped by at his place in New York. Dexter told Ellie he loved her and she ran away again and Dexter went “numb”. Now after meeting again, Dexter is leering about letting her in but just can’t seem to keep his distance. Ellie is running from an ex in Maryland and ran to the safest place she knew: Dexter. Although she wasn’t planning to see Dexter at the bar, meeting him brings back those feelings of wanting to run again because she feels she isn’t good enough for him. Will these two ever get their HEA or will Ellie keep running away from the only stable thing she’s had in her life?  You’ll have to read to find out the rest. Although this is number 10 in the Love in Bloom series, this can be read as a standalone book.



"Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women. She is the real deal"-- Bestselling Author Jennie Shortridge
"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately. This  is psychological suspense at its most chilling. I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked."  International bestseller, M.J. Rose
Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary CafĂ©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.


  1. What a cute site!! Thanks for the awesome review Vanessa! You rock! XOXO