★★★ 3 Stars ★★★
Let me start off by saying how much of a fan I am of this series, I love a sports college romance and Kristen Callihan knows how to write a gripping new adult story with brilliant characters and the right amount of angst and drama to keep you turning the pages without feeling like it’s over the top.
Ethan Dexter is a 24 year old virgin, now playing as a center in the NFL he decides he has been watching best friend Gray’s sister in-law from afar for too long now and it’s time to make his move.
Fiona has never really looked at Dex as anything other than her brother in law’s shy friend who is so not her type, she doesn’t date athletes and she is not into the whole beard and man bun look either, so when her and Dex end up staying with Gray and sister Ivy at the same time after the birth of their baby, she is blown away by how completely gorgeous and swoony he is underneath his quiet exterior.
The speed of their relationship escalated fairly quickly and this book focuses on their struggles with a long distance relationship, Fiona’s troubles at work, and Dex’s displeasure at living in the public eye.
“She’s my One, whether I want her to be or not.
But want her I do. And now I’m going to have her.”
I have been looking forward to Dex’s story for so long now so maybe I hyped it up a bit too much, because I found myself feeling a bit let down because unfortunately a few things did not work for me, namely the insta-love and the very low angst and lack of any real drama.
The Game Plan is a very sweet and romantic read, and a lot more mature than the previous two books in the series.
Overall, I thought it was an OK read and am confident that a lot of readers will fall in love with it a bit more than I did. This series still remains one of my favourite NA sports romance and highly recommend it to anyone.
Part of a series, this is a standalone contemporary romance told in dual POV.
ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review