Review of Game of Love

Game of Love - Melissa Foster

THE REMINGTONS are a 5-book contemporary romance series featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction. 

  

GAME OF LOVE

Book One, The Remingtons

 

Publishing 17th February 2014

 

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?

 

 

 

 

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, the World Literary Café. 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 hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

 

Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest, Fostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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My Review

 

This is the first book in the ‘Remington’s ‘ series but the tenth book overall and can be read as a stand -alone. I have read several of Melissa’s books now and know how skilled she is at creating heroes to swoon over. This book is no exception and I found myself being very protective about Dex, who had his heart broken by Ellie when she left without reason four years ago.

Ellie has only ever been able to trust one person in her life and that is Dex so when they bump into each other she can’t face him after what she did in the past. Dex’s patience is extraordinary and I warmed far more to him than to Ellie. I appreciated that Ellie has trust issues being a victim of the foster care system yet there were times when I really wanted to shake her – all credit to Melissa Foster’s writing abilities.

Watching Ellie slowly getting her life back on track and beginning to trust then the next minute wondering if she was going to run away again made for an interesting story. I also enjoyed the portrayal of Dex’s parents as they too develop throughout the story.

I’m now looking forward to the next in the series.

 

Best for ... those who enjoy a good story with a lovely hero and a troubled heroine

 

My rating

4/5

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Shaz Goodwin | Reply 11.03.2014 20.36

It's great when we feel when reading isn't it Julie!

Great review. Thank you for taking part in Melissa's tours.
Shaz

Melissa Foster | Reply 11.03.2014 20.02

I can't wait to see what you think about Stroke of Love! I'm so happy you enjoyed Game of Love! Thank you for your awesome review XOXO

Julie Ryan 11.03.2014 20.20

Eagerly awaiting the next one Melissa
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