Blog Tour: Game of Love by Melissa Foster + Giveaway!


Released On: February 17, 2014
Game of Love
by Melissa Foster
Book 1 of The Remingtons

3 stars

I had high expectations of this book because I really like the synopsis. After reading a succession of NA and contemporaries that feature extrovert alpha men, the idea of a gamer who spends majority of his time working and facing the computer sounded refreshing. 

GAME OF LOVE also has the elements that I'd normally love about a romance: there is an established past between the two main characters. The heroine is in a heap of trouble, and the hero is in the position to help her. I'm always game for classic, knight in shining armor storylines (especially when it feels like I just had an overdose of testosterone). The characters' families are in the picture too, and they're wonderful people. They are also supportive of the relationship of the two main characters.

If you think about it, Dex and Ellie seem to have everything good going for them. Unfortunately they also have to deal with their own insecurities and fears. In fact they are the ones who create impediments to their own happiness! It annoyed me, that they put so much store in their personal issues, Ellie especially. You know how it is how some people say, "yes, I'm a bitch" and even if they're really rather  nice people, they'd act bitchy because it's what they own up to, what they acknowledge themselves to be? Ellie had that sort of attitude. Don't worry she's not a bitch though! Nothing like it. She just has a tendency to run from her problems instead of facing them head-on. She literally runs away or shuts herself in so tight in a mental and emotional cell. This was what annoyed me, especially since it obviously pains Dex each time it happens.
But I won't survive you walking away again. One more time and I'm done. I'm a strong man Ellie, but I'm not Superman.

Dex is the more likable character, in my opinion. He is hardworking, driven, doesn't play dirty in business, and is honest about his feelings from the very beginning. He may not be a chest-beater but he's definitely a true man in that regard. :) I love that he was patient and didn't quickly give up on Ellie.
You don't need saving. You've never needed saving. You needed to be loved. And now you just need awakening. You need to see that you're loved, to feel it, and to love back, Ellie.

Ellie had this one moment of selfishness, but oddly enough it didn't make me dislike her more. I thought it was just honest, and it showed her vulnerability. She put in words what every person in a complicated relationship probably thinks deep in his/her heart. 
You can't leave. Two people can't leave. Someone has to be the strong one, and the other person--the one who leaves--has to be able to count on them to... to... goddamn it. To not give up on them."

The story introduces the other Remington siblings as well. They are likable characters and it's clear that they have their own stories to tell to. However I became most curious about their parents! Their mother is a wonderful mom, incredibly supportive of her children and loving towards her husband. Dex's father was a former military and initially described as taciturn and rather hard as a disciplinarian. I am curious how he is towards his wife...! Because she has a warm, welcoming and nurturing personality, completely opposite from him. I'd love to read their love story!

Overall, GAME OF LOVE is an okay read. It's short enough to read in one sitting, so if you just need something light, this one can be for you.


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Synopsis:

Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In the twenty-five years she’s been alive, Dex Remington has been the only person who has always believed in her and been there for her. But four years earlier she came to Dex seeking comfort, and then disappeared like a thief in the night, leaving him a broken man. 

Dex Remington is one of the top PC game developers in the U.S. He’s handsome, smart, and numb. So damn numb that he’s not sure he’ll ever find a reason to feel again. 

A chance encounter sparks intense desires in Ellie and Dex. Desires that make her want to run—and make him want to feel. A combination of lust and fear leads these young lovers down a dangerous path. Is it possible to cross a burned bridge or are they destined to be apart forever?

Giveaway!

(10) eBook copies of Sisters in Love – International
(10) eBook copies of Lovers at Heart - International

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About the Author:

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women's fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, and the World Literary CafĂ©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.



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1 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to read and review Game of Love! XOXO

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