Series: Game On
Published by Self-Published on 5/5/15
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Gray doesn’t make friends with women. He has sex with them. Until Ivy.
The last thing star tight-end Gray Grayson wants to do is drive his agent’s daughter’s bubblegum pink car. But he needs the wheels and she’s studying abroad. Something he explains when she sends him an irate text to let him know exactly how much pain she’ll put him in if he crashes her beloved ride. Before he knows it, Ivy Mackenzie has become his best texting bud. But then Ivy comes home and everything goes haywire. Because the only thing Gray can think of is being with Ivy.
Ivy doesn’t have sex with friends. Especially not with a certain football player. No matter how hot he makes her…
Gray drives Ivy crazy. He’s irreverent, sex on a stick, and completely off limits. Because, Ivy has one golden rule: never get involved with one of her father’s clients. A rule that’s proving harder to keep now that Gray is doing his best to seduce her. Her best friend is fast becoming the most irresistible guy she’s ever met.
Which means Gray is going to have to use all his skills to get himself out of the friend zone and into Ivy’s heart. Game on
I marked three books as DNF this week. I feel like I do that more frequently than a lot of people because I just don’t have much patience and I have so many books to read, but that is a record by far. Nothing held my attention, nothing was getting me excited. I didn’t even feel drawn to anything when I was looking through books on my list. So I just randomly, half-heartedly picked one. Winner winner, chicken dinner!
I loved The Friend Zone. It had everything I wanted. It’s funny and light-hearted but also brings a surprising amount of heart and feelings. And my God, is it ever hot! I had entirely too much fun reading it.
Kristen Callihan does an awesome job of creating these wonderful characters that you can’t help but love. They have so much spunk and personality, they just seem to glow and pulse right off the pages. Spending time with them is like hanging out with a good group of friends; I always have so much fun. Especially when they’re ribbing each other and just having a good time.
I didn’t expect to fall in love with Gray as much as I did. There’s something so appealing about taming the bad boy, isn’t there? About being the one who’s special enough to settle down for? But then there’s a side of me that’s turned off to the whole manwhore persona. Cockiness and arrogance just don’t do it for me. But Gray is different. He, of course, has an air about him that radiates confidence but deep down, he wasn’t that shallow playboy.
Ivy was also very likable. I really liked her wit and her fearlessness. She dealt with fear in a couple of different aspects of her life, but she battled it head-on and I respected her for that. I loved her for Gray; the two of them together were just magic.
Even despite my absolute revulsion of all things football, I’ve really enjoyed this series and I’m excited to continue. It’s a typical and fairly predictable NA, but it really hit all my buttons and I had a blast letting it do so.