Thursday, November 13, 2014

Game On by Collette West Review + Giveaway


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 was such a fun read! I rated Game On with FOUR LEAVES! I say this was a fun read because let's be honest, who wouldn't like to date a famous star athlete?
Jilly is a famous baseball player. His love life is in the dumps and he gets set up on a blind date for publicity. Jilly is shocked when his blind date happens to not be as 'blind' as he thought. This is when Hailey comes back into the picture. Hailey and Jilly have a past.
It was very interesting and exciting because I felt like I got to see Jilly and Hailey sort through many confused feelings from meeting up again. They had a relationship many years ago and just lost touch of each other. Seeing each other again ignites old feelings along with new ones. Hailey has new secrets that she isn't sure Jilly will like. Jilly isn't the obnoxious ball player that people make him out to be. He actually has feelings. Will those feelings be hurt..AGAIN?
Collette West did a great job by reeling me in FAST. This was a read that I had a very hard time putting down until I was finished. :)


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 and GAME CHANGER.




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