Release Date: December 4, 2015
Playing center field for the New York Kings, Jake Woodbury has one of the most prestigious jobs in all of sports. To the world, he’s the good-looking, soft-spoken minister’s son who’s survived celebrity without a hint of scandal. But, inside, he’s reeling from a secret that seems destined to haunt him forever.
Scarlett Moore is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, famous for singing about her celebrity ex-boyfriends. The CEO of her record label has carefully honed her provocative image since she was fifteen. Sex sells, and Scarlett’s well aware that it takes more than talent to stay on top.
One thing is clear: She’s the last thing Jake needs. And he’s the do-gooder jock she should avoid at all costs. But when the game begins, all bets are off.
Later that night, I’m stretched out next to her in bed, still sweating and breathing hard, when she turns to me and asks, “Jake, how many girls have you been with?”
I glance over at her. “Where’s this coming from?”
“Tell me. I want to know.”
I watch her fingers play with the dark thatch of hair on my chest. “Why?” I stall.
“Because you’re way too good at this,” she huffs, rolling onto her back.
I press my head into the pillow and laugh, shaking the bed.
“What?” she cries, slapping my arm. “You are!”
I close my eyes, really not wanting to do this. “Four,” I mutter under my breath.
“Four?” she repeats like she couldn’t possibly have heard me right. “Four hundred?”
“No, just four.”
She sits up and leans over me. “You’re kidding, right?”
I open my eyes to meet her gaze. “Nope, that’s it.”
“Am I one of the four?” she asks softly.
She thinks I’m this raging stud, and it sucks to have to disappoint her.
Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball’s biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette’s impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.
Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she’s not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She is the author of NIGHT GAMES and GAME CHANGER.
You didn’t see me but before I started reading Game Winner, I did a little dance of joy when it popped up in my library. I was so freaking excited – Jake was finally getting his happily ever after!!! I couldn’t wait to meet the women who was going to steal his heart.
I love the New York Kings series – I have devoured every single book and each time Jake Woodbury fell a little short of getting the girl, my heart broke for him. He’s such a nice guy and I desperately wanted someone to only see him. Scarlett Moore – a racy, rock star turned out to be just that person.
This relationship surprised everyone. From the moment these two locked eyes and to the last page of their story, Jake and Scarlett had this crazy attraction for one another. They couldn’t keep their lust in check and it made their encounters exciting. Their passion and feelings for one another just cannot be ignored. It’s seriously awesome. Page after page left me smiling and feeling giddy.
These two have several challenges they need to overcome and lots of drama they have to deal with. It makes for entertaining reading and leaves you rooting for Jake and Scarlett. I absolutely loved it.
Don’t miss out on this new sports romance – Jake and Scarlett’s love story is a must read!