Book & Author Details:
Game Breaker by Catherine Gayle
(Portland Storm, #9)
Publication date: August 11th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
With the playoffs right around the corner, Nate “Ghost” Golston is focused on only one thing—getting the Portland Storm to the Finals so he can finally hoist the Cup. But when opposing teams’ fans start getting under his skin, he can’t ignore the ridicule that’s suddenly all over the Internet. With each degrading word slung over the boards, he strains to keep his focus on the ice. Now, everything he’s worked for is in jeopardy.
She’s facing off with the Game Makers.
Stunning sports reporter and aspiring filmmaker Anne Dennison is determined to use her smarts to get ahead in a male-dominated career. Producing a behind-the-scenes web series brings Anne up close and personal with skilled, sexy Nate. Sparks fly, putting her plans in danger. For Anne to succeed, she has to capitalize on Nate’s struggles.
Wanting to be together, they know they must bend for each other before one of them breaks. If they can’t, it’s Game Over.
This book deals with some difficult topics, but really only scratches the surface of these issues. After all, this is primarily a romance novel. But, in other novels by Ms Gayle, she tackled some thorny problems, and that enhanced the plot line.
In this case however, the story didn’t seem to be as focussed on the relationship between Anne and Nate. Maybe that is because these two had history which pre-dated the kick-off point of this volume; maybe because of the other issues being dealt with. For me, this story felt a little diluted as a result.
That’s not to say that it wasn’t enjoyable, because it was, but I never really connected to the depth of feelings between these two characters.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Catherine Gayle is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary hockey romance and Regency-set historical romance. She’s a transplanted Texan living in North Carolina with two extremely spoiled felines. In her spare time, she watches way too much hockey and reality TV, plans fun things to do for the Nephew Monster’s next visit, and performs experiments in the kitchen which are rarely toxic.
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A bit more about Catherine
- She doesn’t function without coffee. Two cups, every day, no matter what.
- She freely admits to her crazy cat lady status. She just wishes they would all stay kittens forever. Kittens are fun; cats are sometimes fun but often fickle.
- Her go-to writing snack? Orange gummy bears. Yes, just the orange ones. Yes, she knows it’s bad. These are especially important when she gets to those crying-and-writing moments.
- She’s an introvert and quite possibly a hermit. If you were to arrive at her house unnanounced, you might have to wait on the porch while she gets dressed. Working in PJs is awesome.
- She never learned to ride a bike, and she’s content to remain ignorant on that matter.