Title: The Game Changer
Author: Jaqueline Snowe
Series: The Cleat Chasers #2
Genre: NA sports romance
Release Date: April 2nd, 2019
Source: E-galley from YA Bound Book Tours for review which did not influence my opinion
My rating: 5 stars
Pretending to date your best friend is always a good idea…right? Wrong.
Greta Aske has a lot on her mind, and a string of bad dates has her giving up on men, at least for the time being. Her life contains a little too much drama, meaning she needs a break and to save money and get good grades. The perfect solution presents itself—pretend to date the campus playboy. That’ll keep the guys away for sure.
Aaron Hill is desperate to save his baseball career because, with his dad fighting cancer, he damn well knows he can’t ask for a single penny from his parents. Baseball is his past, present and future, so when a scandal threatens his chance in the MLB, he turns to his best friend for help. A fake relationship will keep him out of trouble. It’s perfect, really. Greta’s taking a break from dating and Aaron needs to focus on training.
Nothing could go wrong…as long as neither falls for the other. But when lines are crossed, what’s real and fake blurs and the two are forced to face their fears. Could Greta be the game changer Aaron needs?
Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of underage characters drinking and scenes of violence. There is also a family member with cancer.
The first book in this series, Challenge Accepted, was one that while it had a good story, I had some issues with it overall. So at first I wasn't sure if I would give this one a try. But man am I glad that I did, because I loved this one! Honestly, I didn't have any of the issues with this one that I did with the first, and so this was a win-win for me. I couldn't keep from turning the pages as I read (or tapping the screen I guess on my phone since it was an e-book). I could barely put it down to do anything else, because I was so eager to find out what would happen next. I'd say Aaron was definitely someone I'd want for a book boyfriend, or real boyfriend, because he was so sexy and damn! That's just it, so much hotness with him. Towards the end I was getting a little frustrated with them just not telling each other, but as I've mentioned with romances, I know that's all part of the drama! It can't be all perfect, right? But this book is a winner. I also enjoyed spending time with the couple from the first book, because they were a great couple and there were some really good moments in that first book that I enjoyed. I look forward to reading more in this series about the other guys that we get to know in these stories.