It's Game ON!!

I have had the opportunity to read and review Collette West's past releases, Night Games and Game Changer, so I jumped at the chance to read her newest release, Game On.  Check out the blurb:

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 really like the premise of a non-playboy baseball player that is quiet and a little misunderstood. Jilly is one of my favorite players on the team and I think his story is a nice addition to the series.  I liked Hailey at the beginning of the story, but I must confess, as I learned more about her relationship with Kurt, her image became a little tarnished to me. Jilly and Hailey's relationship is definitely a rollercoaster of emotions, but it did keep the story moving and my interest high on seeing just how this story would end.  Collette West did a great job at developing these characters and letting the reader see just how much these two cared for one another.  While at times I did feel their emotions were a little too back and forth, I understand their insecurities with one another and hoped for that happily ever after.  The appearance of past characters was great and the foundation of future stories was started.  I definitely can't wait to read the next book in the series.  Although this is a series, each book can be read as a stand alone.  Steamy-ness is moderate, with one or two tasteful scenes.

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About Collette West

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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