Saturday, October 25, 2014

Review- Game On by Collette West

Title:  Game On
Author:  Collette West
Publication Date:  October 17th 2014

Plot:  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.

 My Review 

☆ I was gifted a copy of the book by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you hun!! ☆

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Game On painted a much different picture from what I imagined a pro-athlete’s persona to be like. Normally, while they are rich and handsome, they are also cocky and notorious womanizers. That is so the opposite of how Collette West portrays New York Kings’ star pitcher, Bruce “Jilly” Gillette, who is a lethal threat on the baseball field, but, an insecure, to himself kind of guy off.

He is as human as any individual can be. He has his flaws, doubts, fears, and even suffers from a failed romance with his childhood love, Hailey Halpert—the girl who got away but always held his heart.

The two eventually lose contact throughout the years, and low and behold, meet up once again after Hailey happens to win a dream date with Jilly. Thus, the plot is set into motion!

Author, Collette West, writes a compelling and engaging read as I was enthralled into the dynamics of the world of Jilly and Hailey: their shaky reunion, sorting through mixed feelings and emotions, Hailey’s secret identity, and typical and non-so typical problems that couples face when their partner happens to be a famous baseball player!

#An over all, lovely, lovely read that kept me happily enthralled and my head stuck in my kindle for three hours! I'm sure you readers will feel the same!! Thanks so much Collette!! <3 

My Rating:
-Overall : 8
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 9
 About the Author 

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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

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