Review: Love and Other Games by Melinda Dozier, Ana Blaze, Aria Kane, Kara Leigh Miller

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Love and Other Games (Collection)
By Melinda Dozier, Ana Blaze, Aria Kane, Kara Leigh Miller

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Our Rating: 4 Glasses of Wine


Love and Other Games is a collection of four sexy new adult stories centered around athletes competing in the Winter Games by Ana Blaze, Melinda Dozier, Aria Kane, and Kara Leigh Miller.

Worth More Than Gold by Ana Blaze

Amy Pierce, the klutzy sister and manager of America’s Skating Sweetheart, is used to being invisible. But when a friend drags her to a party near the Olympic Village, Amy catches the eye of a sexy Norwegian ski jumper. It’s a magical night, but an awkward next morning has her running.

Everyone knows Erik Andresen’s best shot at an individual medal was back in 2010, before an injury pulled him from the competition. He’s there for his team, but a hot night and a remarkable final training session have him wondering if a gorgeous good-luck charm could give him another chance at the podium. With a little bit of luck, these two might have a shot at something worth more than gold.

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Trouble With Gold by Melinda Dozier

US snowboarder and notorious prankster, Ty (Trouble) Madsen is only getting a taste of his own medicine when his Olympic teammates shackle him to a fence wearing nothing but his boxers.

Reception and protocol volunteer, Nadia Hoffman, gets up close and personal with the sexy snowboarder to rescue him, but she's not the kind of girl who lets her hormones get in her way. A professional performance could help her land her dream job at Olympics Committee Headquarters, but her new assignment supervising the rambunctious US Snowboarding Team is making that difficult.

Can she see behind the snowman in the community center bathroom and into the warm heart of the man everyone calls Trouble?

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The Girl Behind the Gold by Aria Kane

Greek aerial skier Lia Milonas’s parents are about to lose the family farm. Saving it means medaling and landing a huge sponsor. While her no-nonsense attitude has her well on her way to a medal, it hasn’t won her a place in fans' hearts.

“Come back with a story that will make readers cry, or don’t come back.” This is what Brandon James’ boss told him before he left New York to cover the Winter Games for Moment Magazine. With a wink and a smile, he can charm his way into any invite-only party, but that career-making story is nowhere to be found – until he meets Lia.

The two strike a deal that should get them both what they want - but neither would have guessed they’d also find what they need.

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Ice Gold by Kara Leigh Miller

Colton Campbell thrives on the fast paced, adrenaline rushed lifestyle of being an Olympic hockey player. Despite Brenna Jessup's abhorrence for the games and the athletes, she's hand-picked as the official photographer for the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team. When a faux pas by Brenna almost costs Colton his career, she owes him. Too bad for her, Colton doesn't want apologies -- he wants retribution! And he knows just how to get it -- and her -- in the process.

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Aly's Review
As cold weather approaches, grab your hot chocolate (spiked with Baileys of course) and settle in for four short, sweet, and sexy winter reads. Love and Other Games is a collection of four short stories based around athletes in the Winter Olympics. Each story has a little something different to offer including plenty of romance, sexiness, and humor. It's a quick read. I sat down with Love and Other Games and a bottle of wine, finishing both only a few hours later. I fell in love with each one of these stories (and guys). My only real complaint is I wanted so much more than just short stories. In each case I just wasn't ready to say goodbye to these amazing athletes. 
I'm not going to go through each story and tell you why I liked them because I feel with short stories the blurb tells you enough. I don't want to ruin it. After all they are short enough without me summarizing even more for you. I will tell you this though...who knew the Winter Olympics could be so swoon worthy? I may never be able to view them the same way again. Erik from Worth More than Gold was probably my favorite. I will be DVRing Ski Jumping from here on out. Hey, I can pretend he isn't fictional! Oh wait, Ty from Trouble With Gold., mmmmm! I want to set him up with my daughter one day. Well he would have to clean up a little bit, but he is so sweet and cute yet still had a sense of humor. Don't make me pick just one! 
If you are looking for a quick read that gives you that warm fuzzie feeling and leaves you with a smile on your face, be sure to pick up a copy of Love and Other Games today! I'm giving this collection of short stories 4 glasses of wine! 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing Love and Other Games! :) Glad you enjoyed!