Monday, April 8, 2013

Tour Review and Giveaway: The Love Game by Emma Hart

The Love Game
By: Emma Hart
Source: E-Book for Tour
Purchase the Book: Amazon Kobo
*Note this is a New Adult book.
*A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review 

"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." (Summary from

I really enjoyed The Love Game and read this in one sitting. I couldn't put it down until I got to the end. It was just a fun and sweet story to read.

Maddie has moved across the country to go to school in California. Braden is the player on campus. Maddie and her friends come up with a plan to make Braden fall in love and then break his heart. Maddie, however, soon sees that there is more to Braden than what she assumed, and Braden learns that there is more to Maddie as well. I loved how both of these characters and their relationship developed. Maddie was especially a really great character to get to know. She has quite the past, but she is strong. I wasn't crazy about Braden at first, but as I got to know him, I totally fell in love with him too.

I loved Maddie's friends as well, especially Megan. It was great that Megan was also best friends with Braden too. I just really loved the relationships she shared with both Maddie and Braden.

The plot was really quick to get into. I loved that it alternated between Maddie and Braden because it helped move the story along. It was predictable from the beginning, but that didn't make me enjoy it any less. It was just a fun story with some drama mixed in. There were plenty of cute and funny moments, but also moments that made my heart break for these characters. Overall, I really enjoyed The Love Game and definitely recommend it to fans of New Adult books.

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Author Bio:
By day, Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and
cooking baby, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of wine – well, tropical juice now – and writes books. She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. She's working on the companion novel to her latest release and NA debut, Never Forget (Memories #1), and The Love Game (The Game, #1) will release on March 29th. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes. Ironically, that's where most of her ideas come from. Her debut YA series, The Mauve Legacy, is an Apple iBooks Bestseller - and this makes Emma excited.

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1st Prize: a signed copy of The Love Game and swag.
2nd Prize: A signed bookmark, postcard, and $5/£5 giftcard to Starbucks.
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Check Out The Rest Of The Tour:
March 29 (Kick off)
(Christina interview with Maddie&Braden/Review)
 Http:// (Review/Character Interview)
March 30
March 31
April 1
April 2
April 3
April 4
April 5
April 6
April 7
April 8
April 9
April 10
April 11
April 12
(Emma –closing tour) (Dani’s Review/
Interview with Kyle)

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