Genres: Sports Romance
Sophie Hall has just gotten the opportunity of a lifetime--to profile Nathan Ryder, the hottest baseball player since A-Rod, for her first solo assignment as a reporter. Rumor has it Nathan is going to be drafted to the Major league, and yet he still fits an intense training regime around volunteering at a animal shelter. He's a prodigy with a heart of gold, as American as apple pie and has an ass that deserves a trophy all its own. He may be the country's heartthrob, but Sophie isn't going to fall for that. She just has to remain objective and cover the story.
But she didn't bet on Nathan's gorgeous green eyes or the way his arms flex with muscle when he's holding a bat. And she certainly didn't think he'd be witty and smart and caring. Nathan is completely untouchable, but she can't help it if those lingering gazes turn into something more. How could she not fall at the thought of the hottest guy she's ever met devoting his limited free time to saving puppies?
When Sophie's scoop turns into Nathan's scandal, Nathan needs her more than ever. With both of their careers on the line will they strike out - or hit a home run?
Game On is a super sweet romance. I love that. Its low on the angst which I was grateful for. You know I love the angst but its so nice to have a book that isn’t so dramatic! Sophie is a journalist trying to get her first story. Nathan is the college baseball player about to go pro; and he hates journalists. He likes Sophie before he finds out she is a journalist. I thought this was an interesting way to play it because it makes the entire relationship seem a bit more believable. Sophie is a great character who I felt connected to pretty easily. While Game On wasn’t suspenseful or unpredictable, it was still a good read. There is humor (Sophie is pretty funny!), good supporting characters (Mandy is amazing!), a twinge of sadness, a crazy ex boyfriend, and one seriously messed up mom.
POV: 1st person (Sophie)
Theme/Trope: College athlete, Enemies to Lovers
The hook up and the friend zone by Kristen Callihan, The Rusk University series by Cora Carmack. (Game On is less steamy than those but its the same type of book and enjoyable!)
Katie McCoy is a self proclaimed sushi addict, Cardinals baseball fanatic, and lover of all things theatrical. A St. Louis native transplanted to Brooklyn, she acts, sings, and shakes her booty when she isn’t writing books about hot men and the girls who love them.