Friday, 28 November 2014

***Virtual Book Tour - Game on by Collette West - 3.5 Stars- Out Now***

***Virtual Book Tour***Game On by Collette WestNew York Kings # 3

Pitching phenom Bruce "Jilly" Gillette has a hard time talking to women. His hulking presence of tattoos and muscles is what makes him an intimidating closer on the mound, yet off the field, he's painfully shy, uncomfortable in his own skin.

Desperate to revamp his loner image, the New York Kings hold a dream date contest, granting the lucky winner a night on the town with their surly reliever, doing whatever it takes to force Jilly out of his comfort zone.

Hailey Halpert enters the contest on a whim, looking for answers as to why her high school relationship with Jilly hit the skids. Now she’s a popular romance author writing under a pen name, and her reappearance in Jilly's life is no accident. It turns out that her novels are all about the sexy players on the Kings, and Jilly has no clue that he's about to become her new leading man.

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My Review
3.5 Super Sweet Stars

Game on is the first book I have read by Collette West, I was given this book in exchange for an honest review so here goes....

Game On is a standalone book but shares characters and the New York Kings baseball team with the previous two books she has written.

In my opinion feel like I would have benefited from understanding some of the background and sub plots that have occurred in the other stories, so I wished id read the first two books about the Kings.

That being said this is my first Collette West book and I still enjoyed the plot and story without any prior info.

Jilly is a little bit like the BFG he's big and solid on the outside but inside he's just a big ole squishy marshmallow!!?!

I'm sorry to say that I’m not convinced that I actually like Jilly that much, I swung backward and forwards between thinking he was adorable and thinking that he was behaving like a whiny little girl!!??

I liked Hailey she was sweet and apparently has a very dirty imagination lol!!!

For me Jilly and Hailey could have just as easily been best friends than lovers as their connection was effortless and comfortable. There were snippets of passion and desire but they were fleeting.

I'm sorry but as far as I’m concerned Drake completely stole the show even though this was Jilly and Hailey’s story every time Drake popped up I was completely engaged and absorbed by him. 

If Collette West was to write Drakes book I would absolutely read it!!! Drake has something about him and I just get the feeling his story would be completely explosive!!!

I also love Gayle she's a real piece of work and a force to be reckoned with!!!

I really wish Jilly could have been more assertive I would have loved for him to go all alpha on Hailey!!

This is s cute story with a sweet couple I just wish I had read the other two books first!! I give this book 3.5 stars!!

Author Info
Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball's biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette's impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.
Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she's not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at
She is the author of NIGHT GAMES, GAME CHANGER and GAME ON.

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"Practice makes perfect. Isn't that what all you athletes say?" She gives me a saucy wink, and I know then that everything's going to be okay.
"Yeah, but I think I’m gonna need you to help me work on my stamina." I give her what I hope is a sexy look.
She chuckles, blushing a little.
"I wanna learn every noise you make when I touch the places on your body that get you going. I wanna memorize the look I put on your face when you throw back your head, begging me with your last breath not to stop what I’m doing to you," I reply, watching her face turn a highly arousing shade of pink.
She pouts, her lips full and plump. “Do you know that I spent three hours picking out my underwear for you?"
"Really?” I ask, laughing.
"Too much?" She crinkles her brow at me, and it’s so fuckin’ adorable.
"Hailey…I’m very appreciative." I kiss the tip of her nose, getting her to smile back at me.
"I didn't know if…" she trails off.
"You never have to do anything more for me." I reach down and stroke her face.
"I just wanna measure up." She holds on to my shoulders, resting her forehead against my chest.
"Hey…" I say gently, meeting her eyes as she gazes up at me. “I don’t want anyone…but you.”
She swallows hard, her smile returning to her face, as she grabs my bicep. I feel the heat of her gaze. Maybe I do want to see that naughty side of her after all.