Review: The Love Game by Emma Hart
The Love Game (The Game #1)
by: Emma Hart
Publication Date: Mar. 29, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Source: purchased for Nook
Page Count: 320 pages
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My Rating: 5/5 stars
However, both Maddie and Braden begin to realize the other is more than they ever thought. Watching them struggle with their feelings and trying to figure out what was real and part of the game was adorable. I loved watching Braden's transformation especially. He was quite confused as to how he could be feelings these things for her when she was supposed to be nothing more than a challenge. However, she finds herself being able to open up to him and he soon finds himself wanting to be the one to comfort her and protect her from the bad things in her life. Yet, when your whole relationship is built on a lie, how do you overcome that?
We get to learn a lot about their friends in this book. Megan is Braden's best friend and she is primarily in charge of Operation Play the Player. However, I think deep down she is really just playing matchmaker for her two friends. I really liked Megan, so I'm glad she got her own book. Kay is also a friend of Maddie's and is hilarious. She is bold, blunt, and not afraid to say what's on her mind. Definitely loved her humor! Aston is another fun character. He is another playboy like Braden and is known for taking a different girl to his room every night. Ryan, their frat brother is a little more subdued as he has a serious girlfriend, Lila. I feel like all of these guys are instrumental to this story and I loved how close knit of a group they were.
Watching Maddie and Braden's relationship start out as a game and then turn into something more is a lot of fun and I loved it. What starts off as something so simple, becomes more challenging and complex than either of them could hope for. I loved that Braden was able to be the guy that Maddie needed and how she was the girl to make him realize that falling in love isn't such a bad thing after all.