Title: The Game Plan
Series: Game On #3
Author: Kristen Callihan
Publication Date: November 1, 2015
Pages: 323 pages
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Synopsis: NFL center Ethan Dexter’s focus has always been on playing football and little else. Except when it comes to one particular woman. The lovely Fiona Mackenzie might not care about his fame, but she’s also never looked at him as anything more than one of her brother-in-law’s best friends. That ends now.
Fi doesn’t know what to make of Dex. The bearded, tattooed, mountain of man-muscle looks more like a biker than a football player. Rumor has it he’s a virgin, but she finds that hard to believe. Because from the moment he decides to turn his quiet intensity on her she’s left weak at the knees and aching to see his famous control fully unleashed.
Fi ought to guard her heart and walk away; they live vastly different lives in separate cities. And Dex is looking for a forever girl. But Dex has upped his game and is using all his considerable charm to convince Fi he’s her forever man.
Review: The Game Plan is the third book in the Game On series and features Dex’s and Fiona’s story.
This is a bit different than the other books in the series. When I read it, there was constant feeling of a quiet storm on the horizon. I knew something was going to happen, but I was just too engrossed to see it coming.
There is instalust between Dex and Fi, and if you have read any of my previous reviews, you know how much I despise the whole instalust/instalove thing in books. But here it worked. It worked because the characters had history and because Dex has been harboring secret feelings for Fi for quite some time. When these two characters get together its explosive but not in a blow things up kind of way, more in a my-heart-might-explode-from-the-emotion kind of way. The pace of the book was almost perfect and the ending was just right. Oddly enough, this series is like Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The Hook-Up (book 1) was Mama Bear, The Friend Zone (book 2) was Papa Bear and this book was Baby Bear…just right.
The Game Plan is a sweet and sensual read that you won’t want to put down. There is a HEA and a satisfying epilogue that seals the deal.