Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Game Ender by BJ Harvey #5-star #review

Title: Game Ender
Series: Game Series #4 – The series finale
Author: BJ Harvey
Genre: Romantic Comedy with Heat
Release Date: April 17, 2017
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs

From USA Today bestselling author BJ Harvey comes the fourth and final book in the Game series and this time it's the reformed playboy and the single mom.

"You have chlamydia." 

Three words no man wants to hear.

I've always been liberal with my appreciation of the female form, a firm believer in the 'try before you buy' principle, but living life to the fullest obviously didn't end well for me considering the unexpected—and very unwelcome—consequence of my free and easy past. 

After living through the horrendous experience that was informing my recent sexual partners of my acquired 'condition,’ I made a vow to myself – and a bet with my best friend—that the next woman I sleep with will be the ‘one.’

What I will learn is that even when something happens and the games come to an end, there's always the chance of something—or someone—crashing in and changing everything. 

So this is my story. It may start with a venereal disease, but I promise you, I’m determined to get my happy ending.

I cannot say enough about this amazing book. I know it sounds like I'm going overboard with the praise, but it was just such a good story.  I was hooked from the very beginning and couldn't put it down until I was finished. It was one of those books you finish in one day just because you can't stop reading. 

I know it's wrong to laugh at Thomas's misfortune, but the situation was just funny. The player finally had to face some consequences for his actions. It took a medical diagnosis to male him take a look at his life and change his ways. 

Amy's situation, however, threw me for a loop. I did not see her plot twist coming. She is so lucky to have such great friends that support her through this life changing event. 

Thomas and Amy come together in such a surprising way. It would be hard for them to not feel connected. I loved experiencing their friendship grow into so much more.  I say experiencing because I feel like I was right there with them, through all the highs and lows. Sharing their live as their story developed. 

NOTE: I have read the first book in the series, but not any others. However, it has been quite a while since I read Game Player (free at time of posting) so I don't remember much of it.  Game Ender read as a stand-alone without any issues.

“I’ve narrowed it down to five reasons why a woman would throw a drink at a man.”

He leans back and crosses his perfectly toned arms over his chest.

“Impart your wisdom, oh wise bartender.” He takes another drink of his beer and—yet again—watching me like a hawk. I wish he’d stop watching me.

My confidence wavers under his intense stare but when I catch a knowing glint in his eye, it riles me up. There’s nothing worse than a guy who hides his unease behind a cocky façade, especially when I know there’s something genuine hiding there.

It’s one of the worst qualities a guy can have. It’s disingenuous and fake and if there’s two things I hate—in anyone—it’s that.

I square my shoulders and stand up straight, deciding to let him have it, putting my hands out in front of me to count on my fingers.

“One, you cheated on her.” He shakes his head, an amused smile playing on his lips.

“Nope. Next.”

“Two, connected to the first, you hooked up with her sister, best friend or mother . . .” He snorts at that one, chuckling under his breath as he shakes his head again.

“Right, then, the last three,” I continue. “Three through five are offending her family/job/friends or outfit, asking her to pay for your date and lastly, giving her an STD.”

His eyes grow wide and he sits bolt upright.


BJ Harvey is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She also regards herself as a smut peddler, suspense conjurer and a funny romance thinker upper.

An avid music fan, you will always find her singing some hit song badly but loving every minute of it.

She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and hails from what she considers as the best country in the world—New Zealand.