March 6, 2014

Blog Tour: #Review & Giveaway ~ Game of Love (The Remingtons #1) by Melissa Foster

Hey guys! Welcome to my stop on the Game of Love Blog Tour hosted by AToMR Tours. Click here to follow along with the full tour schedule. 

The Remingtons #1

A New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance

New York Times Bestselling Author
Melissa Foster

Published by World Literary Press

Release Date: February 17th 2014

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Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In the twenty-five years she's been alive, Dex Remington has been the only person who has always believed in her and been there for her. But four years earlier she came to Dex seeking comfort, and then disappeared like a thief in the night, leaving him a broken man. 

Dex Remington is one of the top PC game developers in the U.S. He's handsome, smart, and numb. So damn numb that he's not sure he'll ever find a reason to feel again. 

A chance encounter sparks intense desires in Ellie and Dex. Desires that make her want to run - and make him want to feel. A combination of lust and fear leads these young lovers down a dangerous path. Is it possible to cross a burned bridge or are they destined to be apart forever?

My Thoughts

Ellie and Dex's story in GAME OF LOVE is beautiful, sweet and tender with characters I adore! This pair was amazing and likable right away, and there was something magical in the air when they're together. They were friends in high school, and with all of the turmoil Ellie was going through with being bounced from foster home to foster home, Dex was the one constant in her life. 

In the present Dex is successfully running a PC game developing company. Four years ago he was hurt almost irreparably by Ellie when she left without a word after he confessed his love for her. Since then he has built up walls that would take a wrecking ball to tear down, but if anyone could do it, then it would be the very woman who had caused those walls to go up in the first place.  

Ellie is starting over - she needs a new job, a place to live, and a purpose in her life. Despite having hurt Dex in the past and possibly hurting him again, she's been through her share of pain and heartache as well. She has a hard time allowing herself to open up to the possibility of love - she sees herself as someone who would wreck Dex's life when I think it's clear she couldn't be further from the truth.

Rooting for this couple to find their way to each other as more than best friends was all I wanted to do while reading. I can't express enough how much I loved GAME OF LOVE. I'm blown away by Melissa Foster's writing; this is the first book I've read by her and certainly won't be the last. Dex gave me chills - I could just imagine how it must feel to be loved by him. He's completely swoon worthy, I mean wow! 

I raced through GAME OF LOVE. I was glued to my Kindle needing to know what was going to happen next, and my only regret is when I came to the end of the book. But I have the rest of this series to look forward to reading, and I'm going to do just that!  

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars!   

About the Author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women's fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. 

She is the founder of the Women's Nest, a social and support community for women, and the World Literary Cafe. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success

Melissa has been published in Calgary's Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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  1. AWESOME! I'm so happy you got pulled into the story and that Dex made an impression on you. Thank you for your great review and for reading the first of The Remingtons! XOXO

    1. Dex is a great guy, and the more tattoos, the better, lol. Love guys with tattoos! He's my new book boyfriend. ;) And I love Ellie, too. She's been through so much yet is so resilient. You're welcome, Melissa, anytime! :)

  2. I like your review - this sounds like a book I would enjoy! :)

    1. Thank you, Krista! It's a great book! :)

  3. So I added this book to my TBR list after the first line of your review. Dex is completely crush worthy. This sounds full of push and pull and grief, but at the same time I can see myself cheering them on. Great review, Jennifer!

    1. Thank you, Robyn! I hope you love it, which I think you will! :)

  4. Game of Love sounds truly awesome, Jennifer! And I love the tattooed guy on the cover *swoon* I also love a love story that has some complications without being melodramatic! Great review :) Adding to my bloated TBR ;)
    I hope you're having a fantastic week!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. The tattooed guy clinched the deal for me, lol. I was like, "I NEED to read this!!" LOL I hope you love it! Thanks for stopping by, Lexxie! :D

  5. I was hooked by that cover, Jennifer! ;) And your review clinched the deal. Ellie and Dex sound like a couple I would root for. I love the friends to more trope - especially when there are kinks along the way. Thanks for sharing such a fantastic review, hon!

    1. Exactly! The cover hooked me, too! I might not have looked further into reading this had it not been for the tattooed guy. I'm so superficial! And then I would have missed out on a really awesome story! Thanks, Brandee! :)


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