Review: The Love Game by Emma Hart

I was lucky enough to be given the chance to review not one, but two books by Emma Hart! I first heard about Emma because she did a Q&A with New Adult Book Club on Goodreads. I read the synopsis for The Love Game and started stalking following Emma on Twitter, FB, etc. I love how real and down to earth she is. And her books are awesome! Which is the point of this post, so without further ado…

             The Love Game cover

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.

But, as Braden discovers, there’s more to the girl from Brooklyn than he ever imagined – and he can’t help but care about the broken girl behind those pretty green eyes.

Maddie finds Braden isn’t just a walking erection – he actually has feelings. He can be sweet, funny and his good looks don’t exactly hurt. That means trouble – but when her brother Pearce turns up in Berkeley begging for her help, she realises Braden and Pearce aren’t so alike anymore.

And maybe, just maybe, they’re exactly what each other needs.

My Thoughts:

If you liked How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, you will love The Love Game.

The story opens with Maddie contradicting herself as she talks about Braden. She hates him, but can’t help but notice how hot he is.  I related with her right away as I can certainly remember disliking certain guys because they were too hot for their own good and knew it. Each character has their own quirks that make the whole story fun from beginning to end.

It was hilarious to read about Braden trying to learn how to date a girl and Maddie having to constantly remind herself why she hates him. I was rooting for them as they slowly began to fall for each other, yelling at them to realize it, and ready to smack them when they got mad at each other. It’s a sweet, romantic story, and one I will definitely read again.

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