Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Love Game by Emma Hart

The Love Game
Author: Emma Hart
Published: March 29th, 2013


A New York Times and USA Today bestseller!

His challenge? Make her fall in love with him.
Her challenge? Play the player.
Until life changes the rules of the game.

Maddie Stevens hated Braden Carter on sight. Arrogant, egotistical, and the playboy of the University of California, Berkeley, he's everything her brother Pearce has taught her to despise. So why, when the girls challenge her to play the player, doesn't she say no? She doesn't know either.

Braden wanted fiery little Maddie the second he laid eyes on her - and he'd do anything to have her, hence why he's agreed to make her fall in love with him. After all, it's the only way he'll get what he wants. Sex.


The Love Game by Emma hart was a quick read. I loved the story from the beginning. The story caught me and I didn't stop reading. With this book, you'll laugh out loud at the little things and get pissed off at other things. There are great secondary characters in this book also. You can't not grow to love them. The whole point of the story was 'operation play the player (OPTP)' and 'make the girl fall in love with you'. Both were playing a dangerous game. 

Maddie is from Brooklyn and her story has heartache and sadness. She is a sweet, caring woman. She doesn't let it overwhelm her. She does was she needs to do without letting her history hinder her. When her friends come to her with OPTP she is alittle hesitant at first. However her friends talk her into playing the player. Give him a taste of his own medicine. Maddie goes with it, she puts on the charm... Not that she needs to, and starts wooing Braden.

Braden is the resident college heartthrob that gets any girl that he wants. What he wants is Maddie. He gets suckered into a game to 'hump and dump' which he knows he can get done easily. All in all, Braden may seem like the sleazy college guy that bangs anything with two legs, but he's not. He is honest, caring and protective. Whether he is standing up for his best friend Megan or his protective Maddie, he always had his best foot forward. He starts the game thinking he could get it done quickly. So of course, arrogance comes into play.

Through the story you see relationships back fire and thrive. It made you start thinking, were they still playing their little 'game' or was the 'game' now playing them?

Overall I thought this book was awesome and I recommend it to everyone. There are definitely other issues that could have been addressed in the book, but I think it would have taken away from the light and airy feel of this heartfelt story.

Favorite Quotes:

"I guess if you've suffered enough tragedy in your life, happily ever after becomes something to reach out for."

"I believe that each of us have someone out there that will love us no matter what. I like to believe that. Otherwise, what would be the point? Love is beautiful, it's free from judgement and it never condemns. It enlightens, it embraces, and it makes even the hardest day worth living through. Who wouldn't want to believe in that?" Megan

"But I hope, and at the end of the day, without love, hope is all we really have isn't it?" - Megan

"Because, sometimes, letting go is the key to holding on."

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