"I was just checking you out from an artistic standpoint. One quick glance, Jesus, you have the sexiest eyes I've ever seen. Fuck. Never mind."
Sage Remington is the artist of the family. He's the sensitive, outdoor-loving guy who feels like he's trapped in the concrete jungle of NYC. Luckily for him, it all changes when he goes on a trip with other celebrities volunteering in Belize. As soon as he arrives he has his sight set on Kate, the sexy program coordinator. There's something about her that enthralls Sage, the pull is magnetic, but Kate doesn't want anything do with him.
Kate sees Sage as a typical celebrity that volunteers to gain attention from the press, but boy is she wrong. Kate mistrusts Sage's real intentions and Sage needs to prove himself and he does! Kate is an organized, list-loving woman, and she's been volunteering for all her life. That's all she knows what to do and when Sage enters the picture he shows her another life she can lead. She learns to take risks for love, which is something I truly cherish in this novel because these problems are very much something I can relate to.
Kate and Sage are FIRE in bed, and in the beach, and in the jungle. They can't keep their hands off each other. The Remingtons definitely get an A+++ in catering to their women.
This book was absolutely phenomenal and I can't wait to continue the rest of the series!
"Ellie was the reason he'd guarded his heart. But she was also the only woman who had ever made him feel as if he had one."
I had never heard of the Remingtons or of Melissa Foster, but I'm glad I know about them now! Game of Love is the tenth book in the Love in Bloom series and the first book of the Remingtons. It can easily be read as a stand-alone novel but I, personally, feel like it would be even more enjoyable if I had a bit of background of the other characters. Either way, this book is a must read for anyone who enjoys nice, romantic, simple novels.
Ellie is a product of the foster care system. She keeps her heart locked guarded, away from all the possibilities of hurt. This means that she has a tendency to runaway, avoiding all possible heartbreaks. She's an intelligent, resilient woman who doesn't realize how much people admire her.
Dex. Dexy. He develops gaming software and has everything in life. Money, freedom, a job he loves, people he loves, he has everything except the thing he really wants. Ellie. He loves Ellie. He met her while she was in a foster home near his house. When they were teenagers Ellie would climb up to his room and lay in his arms. He's suffered through her need to runaway from heartbreak.
Leave it to fate to reunited them. Both are hurt, broken, but they are able to find peace in each other's arm. They have to learn to navigate through each other's fears and try to build a home together.
I enjoyed this book so much! It was heartwarming to read their story and how much they loved each other, but didn't want to accept that love. Their story is so powerful and it makes you realize that life is not always going to be easy. Some things you have to work hard to get, but the end product is going to be worth it.
Ellie is a character I admire. She's completely broken when Dex finds her but she was able to fight through all the obstacles that were retaining her from being happy. Dex is another characters I have to admire. Men should be like Dex. Seriously, he is everything that men should be like. He was compassionate, loving, understanding, patients. I love him. He completely blew me away with everything he did! He is like no other character I have read about.
I am in completely awe of this novel. You just need to read it! Please go out and buy it, you won't regret it!
*ARC in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author.