Game Winner (New York Kings #6)
by Collette West
A Contemporary Romance
Released December 4th 2015
Playing center field for the New York Kings, Jake Woodbury has one of the most prestigious jobs in all of sports. To the world, he’s the good-looking, soft-spoken minister’s son who’s survived celebrity without a hint of scandal. But, inside, he’s reeling from a secret that seems destined to haunt him forever.
Scarlett Moore is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, famous for singing about her celebrity ex-boyfriends. The CEO of her record label has carefully honed her provocative image since she was fifteen. Sex sells, and Scarlett’s well aware that it takes more than talent to stay on top.
One thing is clear: She’s the last thing Jake needs. And he’s the do-gooder jock she should avoid at all costs. But when the game begins, all bets are off.
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What I enjoyed the most about this story was how Colette West brought Scarlett and Jake together. At a glance these two are complete opposites–Scarlett’s wild child reputation vs. Scott’s well known clean-cut preacher’s son presence. This disparity is personalities was what made things so great between these two. Add to that the intense chemistry they shared and you’ve got yourself one intriguing story.
I found myself immediately invested in Scarlett and Scott’s relationship because I truly wanted to see how they would manage not only their celebrity statuses but also their different beliefs. I appreciated the fact that the author allowed me the chance to get to know Scarlett and Scott and what drove them in life. As I got to know them better I came to understand where they each were coming from which allowed me to see how well they complemented each other.
Scarlett and Scott shared some great candid moments as well as some tempestuos exchanges. But the moments that stood out for me the most were the honest interactions where they let their guards down. Of course, their intimate moments were enjoyable as well. I especially enjoyed seeing Scott let go of his control and seeing that passionate side of his. It sure made for some steamy reading!
Although this is the sixth book in the New York Kings series it can be read as a stand alone. I’ve yet to read the previous books in the series and I had no problem following the story along. In any case, I became intrigued by the other couples and have added their books to my TBR.
All in all, a very enjoyable read.
*I received a copy of this title in exchange of my honest opinion.
About the Author
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 email@example.com.
She is the author of the New York Kings series which includes: NIGHT GAMES, GAME CHANGER, GAME ON, PERFECT GAME, INSIDE GAME and GAME WINNER.