Saturday, September 6, 2014

[Kame's Review]: "The Heart's Game"

The Heart's Game by Crista McHugh
Publisher: Crista McHugh (June 28, 2014)
Series: Kelly Brothers, 4
Genre: Contemporary Romance

What happens at Comic-Con, stays at Comic-Con…

Robotics engineer Jenny Nguyen has given up on finding Mr. Right. So when her brother and his husband approach her to act as surrogate for their child, she sees it as her only chance to have a child and accepts. One week after she initiates the process, however, she meets a man who gets her heart pumping for all the right reasons and gives into the temptation. When the test turns positive, she’s believes she can’t handle both the pregnancy and dating, but she underestimates how persistent a Daniel Kelly can be.

When surgeon and gamer-geek Dan meets a pretty woman dressed as a Sailor Scout at Comic-Con, a roll of his lucky 20-sided die tells him he should take a gamble on her. One night of passion leaves him longing for more, but Jenny’s refusal to return his calls afterward leaves him wondering if the attraction was one-sided. An accidental discovery of her pregnancy has him convinced the baby is his, and he’ll stop at nothing to win her heart.

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Reviews of McHugh's Previous Books:

Sweetest Seduction (#1) -- Kame
Breakaway Hearts (#2) -- Kame
Falling for the Wingman (#3) -- Kame

Kame's Review:

A good addition to the series

Jenny and Dan meet at a comic convention. After Jenny left without leaving a note Dan thought he would never see her again. When he walks into a friend’s house for an afternoon of gaming he is thrilled to see her again.

Jenny and Dan have strong feelings for each other but a choice Jenny made will challenge their relationship. I liked this plot twist and felt it was written in a realistic way in regards to emotions involved. Some of other aspects of the plot were a stretch for me.

It was interesting to see a character with strong ties to her ethnic background. I liked that Jenny and her brother explained traditions to Dan because in a way they explained them to me too. What I did not understand at all was all the gaming references - I had no clue and it somewhat detracted from my enjoyment of the book.

I really enjoy the Kelly family and the look we have at them in every book.  I will read every book in this series!


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Kame  received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) 

Have you read Crista McHugh yet? Do you have a favorite book by her?


Until Next Time,


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1 comment :

Red Iza said...

I live with a gamer, it's no use trying, they live on a different planet and speak a different language !