Boy oh, Boy, do I have goodies for you guys today. I have The Love Game book information, the review for the book (this is my first book review, so please excuse my lack of blogger-professionalism), playlist, a sweet excerpt from the book in Braden’s POV, and a GIVEAWAY.
Wow! That’s a lot of stuff…
Okay, then, moving on…
As you might have noticed, a month ago, I did a cover reveal for Emma Hart for her last book. NOW she’s back with another mind-blowing NA novel. THIS one in my opinion rocks the boat out of the water! You know how I know? Cuz I READ it! That’s right people be jealous =).
His challenge? Make her fall in love with him.
Her challenge? Play the player.
Until life changes the rules of the game.
Maddie Stevens hated Braden Carter on sight. Arrogant, egotistical, and the playboy of the University of California, Berkeley, he’s everything her brother Pearce has taught her to despise. So why, when the girls challenge her to play the player, doesn’t she say no? She doesn’t know either.
Braden wanted fiery little Maddie the second he laid eyes on her – and he’d do anything to have her, hence why he’s agreed to make her fall in love with him. After all, it’s the only way he’ll get what he wants. Sex.
But, as Braden discovers, there’s more to the girl from Brooklyn than he ever imagined – and he can’t help but care about the broken girl behind those pretty green eyes.
Maddie finds Braden isn’t just a walking erection – he actually has feelings. He can be sweet, funny and his good looks don’t exactly hurt. That means trouble – but when her brother Pearce turns up in Berkeley begging for her help, she realises Braden and Pearce aren’t so alike anymore.
And maybe, just maybe, they’re exactly what each other needs.
Maddie: I love her name. LOVE IT. It’s so simple, but so unique! Her character is pretty spunky too! She knows what she wants and who she is, and then there’s the fact that not a whole lot of things tend to rattle her world. Of course there’s her brother and Braden… Two people, she thinks are alike, but only realizes they are nothing alike!
Braden: I love his name, too! He’s wonderful! Emma portrays him as a player, but really, from the beginning, I didn’t feel like that was his emmo. And he’s soo sweet and protective. But not in a caveman-ish way.
Plot. Girl see a cocky boy, agrees to a bet to send him crying, kicking him to the curb AFTER he falls in love, because she thinks he’s just as bad as her brother. But later comes to realize he isn’t… In fact, her brother and Braden are two very different people!
Boy sees an unattainable girl and wants what he can’t have. Takes a bet with his buddies, that he’ll have her in his bed by the end of the month. Only, during the month’s time, he realizes that she’s unattainable in more than one way and starts to fall for the girl and care for more than he originally planned to.
So what happens when these two find out that they played the same LOVE GAME? Well you’d have to read it to know!
Braden + Maddie. THIS COUPLE. I loved how each thought they were outsmarting the other, but only they start to fall for each other. They were cute in every possibly way. NOW only if both of them took their heads out of their brains (yeah, you read that right), they’d have realized that they did exactly the same thing they accused the other person of!
The ending. I’m still smiling. It was cute, fun, and the game had been played beautifully!
Overall, The Love Game turned out to be a cute, fun filled story that had me smiling my face off until the end. I give it a five-star!
By day, Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and cooking baby, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of wine – well, tropical juice now – and writes books. She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. She’s working on the companion novel to her latest release and NA debut, Never Forget (Memories #1), and The Love Game (The Game, #1) will release on March 29th. She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes. Ironically, that’s where most of her ideas come from. Her debut YA series, The Mauve Legacy, is an Apple iBooks Bestseller – and this makes Emma excited.
Stalk Emma here:
Stalker, Stalker, pants on fir… wait never mind. wrong rhyme, but I’ve got a special treat for you!
Stalker Braden’s POV =)
See how I linked those two… Pretty clever… Right? *awkward silence* No? Nevermind.
Well, moving along then.
I run my fingers through my hair, and Maddie appears at the door. Two girls run past her into the building, giggling, and she shakes her head.
“Isn’t stalking a little below you, Braden?” She smirks at me, her pink, glossy lips turning up at one side. Her green eyes are wide and lined with a soft brown liner, her auburn hair pulled to one side revealing her very lightly tanned neck.
“You tell me, Maddie,” I reply. She leans against the wall, and I mimic her movement. “Will you come on another date, or do I have to stalk you some more?”
She plays with a piece of her hair, sliding her fingers up and down it. It makes me wonder what else she could slide her fingers up and down.
Not the fucking time, Braden. Make her fall in love, don’t take her on the damn sidewalk.
“Maybe,” she replies, bringing me back to the conversation. Except now my brain is focused on the way her lips move when she talks.
“Maybe you’ll go, or maybe I have to stalk you some more? I gotta say, Angel, I’m down for either.” I rake my eyes down her body, the tight tank top and cut-off shorts, and back up. “Stalking could definitely have its perks.”
The Love Game Schedule
Emma http://emmahart93.blogspot.com/ -Kick off
Naughty & Nice http://crazbybookchicksafterdark.blogspot.com
Christina interview with Maddie&Braden/Review
Ava Http://avasmith.org –Review/Character Interview
Ellie http://LoveNBooks.wordpress.com –Review/Guest Post
Priya http://priyakanaparti.com –Excerpt/Review
Rachel http://rachelwalterauthor.blogspot.com/ –Review/Megan
Carey http://Careyheywood.blogspot.com -Review
Kim http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com –Review
Sabrina http://thebooktown.blogspot.ro/ -Author Interview/Review
Courtney Minor http://bookaholicsxoxo.blogspot.com –review/promo
Jessica http://bendthebind.blogspot.com –Author Interview/Review
Emma Snow http://emzsnow.wordpress.com –Review/Playlist
Megan Www.paperbookprincess.blogspot.ca –Review/Promo
Mary Tatar www.maryelizabethscrazybookobsession.com –Review/promo
Marissa http://www.fortheloveoffilmandnovels.com/ -Author Interview/Review
Zoe Pope www.lovebookreviews.wordpress.com –Review/Promo
Emily @ Doodle http://doodlesbookblog.blogspot.com –Review
Jodie http://fabfunandtantalizingreads.com Review
Piper Caleb http://www.pipercaleb.com/ -Author Interview
Brittany www.brittanyblabsbooks.blogspot.com –Review/Guest Post
Danielle http://www.daniellesibarium.com/ -Promo/excerpt
Laura http://www.bookishtreasures.blogspot.com -Review
Tobi http://forgetthehouseworkimreading.blogspot.com –Review
Chris http://ethancameron.blogspot.ca –Author Interview/Promo
Traci http://thereadinggeek.blogspot.com –Review
Erica Ford http://ericaford.wordpress.com/ –
Kristen http://penandmuse.com/blog/ -Review
Michelle Muto http://michellemuto.wordpress.com/ -promo/excerpt
Michele http://supagurlbooks.blogspot.com –Review
Larissa http://howlingturtle-pdx.blogspot.com (promo stop)
Tess http://tessmw.blogspot.com/ -Review
Lyra Gill http://defiantlydeviant.blogspot.com -Review
Emma –closing tour
CBC http://crazybookchicksafterdark.blogspot.com Dani’s Review/Interview with Kyle