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Game of Love

(The Remingtons #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  3,586 ratings  ·  294 reviews
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 develop
Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published February 17th 2014 by World Literary Press (first published February 1st 2014)
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Morpheus This is part of a large series (Love in Bloom--this is #10) which appears to be made up of smaller series that all interconnect. This is #1 of a…moreThis is part of a large series (Love in Bloom--this is #10) which appears to be made up of smaller series that all interconnect. This is #1 of a smaller series called "The Remingtons" and it deals with one of the brothers (Dex) in a large family. I know #2 centers around his brother, Sage.

It worked fine as a stand-alone. I didn't feel like I was missing out on any major plot issues by not reading the others first. There was mention of his other brothers and sister with a quick synopsis of what they do for a living, and mention of a tragedy that happened to his brother, Jack, but enough information was given to give you a sense of what you needed to know with the knowledge that he had his own book prior to this one. (less)

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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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Stand-alone book 1.

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 th
Feb 25, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Arlene by: Blog Tour
Shelves: romance, read-2014, adult
Rating Clarification: 3.5 Stars

Ellie Parker has grown up in the “system” since she was five years old. Being bounced around from foster home to foster home and guarding herself from difficult memories has conditioned her to tread carefully with relationships and know when to run. However Dex Remington has been her friend since grade school and together they’ve depended on each other when life delivered some tough blows.

Now that they’ve grown, Dex has made his millions in the gaming industry and

***spoilers ahead***

Don't get me wrong - Game of Love was sweet and pretty well written... but a girl can only take so much sugar. Dex was like no gamer in the history of ever because he had been moulded into this idealised hero figure. Ellie too was idealised. Before anyone points out the few reviewers who are bitching about her being whiny and having trust issues, umm NO. You lot have no clue. Do you really think people have traumatic childhoods but then turn 18 and go "well that's in the pas
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝

Game of Love is a kinda sweet story. Dex and Ellie are friends for ages and then they become a couple.

Ellie annoyed me too much. She had heaps of trust issues. It was going back and forth. And definitely it is not my cup of tea. I really couldn't enjoy it as the story wasn't really gripping.
And her trust issues just made it worse.

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On the other hand, Dex is hot! Such a darling! <3

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Overall, I wish I really enjoyed the story. But hope you have a better read out for this book.

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Happy reading

2.5 stars.
My first by this author (Kindle Unlimited has me trying out new authors). Writing is quite good and the hero is a sweetie. Heroine Ellie, on the other hand, was a bit messed up and way too needy- she got annoying with her running away schtick. Props to our wonderful hero for putting up with so much!

A problem for me was the fact that the hero Dex was a super successful, and rich, developer of online games. They are simply not my thing, so the book spent an inordinate amount of time on t
Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dex Remington has always guarded his heart as if he was wearing a protective shield. Ever since he was a teenager, he’s had feelings for Ellie Parker. But Ellie has always been one to run away when times got tough. Growing up in different foster homes, Ellie has learned to close off her feelings and not let people in. Despite Dex’s attempt at breaking through the walls Ellie has built up, she would always take off before he was successfully able to do so. Four years ago, Dex professed his love t ...more
The grammar wasn't atrocious and I did manage to finish which is probably the last nice things I'll have to say about this book. By the end of the first chapter I was skeptical about my odds of finishing. Dex came off as a jerk and writing felt, stiff I guess is the best way to describe it. I like to try and give books at least 5 chapters before quitting unless they are atrocious. The writing did loosen up and for awhile it rolled along swimmingly, but no part of this worked for me. I don't unde ...more
Jenny B
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was packed with all the feels. I found the narrators did an amazing job bringing these characters to life. My heart was pulled in so many ways for the two characters and what an emotional ride this was. This one is definitely going into my re-read/re-listen pile.
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Game of Love is book 1 of The Remingtons, we got to know a little about the Remington when Savannah Braden started dating Jack Remington but now we find out a lot more. Game of Love is dedicated to Dex Remington, a man who makes computer games and has grown his business from his love of gaming when he was a child. We also get to know Ellie who was a foster child living by him when they were both young. Ellie used Dex as her safe place when she was a teen and Dex fell for her in a big way only fo ...more
Beth McCall
Oct 28, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Dex is emotionally abusive, Ellie is annoying and inconsistent. Do not recommend.
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

Allow me to start my review by asking: where can I find these men Melissa Foster has been writing about? First the Bradens, now the Remingtons! If you think you have seen the best men Ms. Foster has to offer when you read the Bradens series, it was only the tip of the iceberg.

I think my heart just dilated a bit, because I couldn’t allow Dex not to be in it!

Dex Remington is a gamer. He makes video games for a living, but he doesn’t really encourage people to
Feb 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Game of Love is the first book that I have ever read by Melissa Foster, but it definitely won't be my last. Ellie and Dex's story is the tenth book in her Love In Bloom Series, but can be read as a standalone. I really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait to go back and read all the other ones in this series. I liked getting to meet the other Remington's in this story and I thought that Game of Love did a good job of introducing Sage for the ne
Lisa :)
Dec 29, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
4 hours of my life that I can't get back!
Sorry to say this, but I just don't where all these stellar reviews come from. I'm just glad it was only a waste of time and not a waste of money as well since it was for free on Amazon.

The Story:
Dex is a computer game developer who has only ever loved one girl, Ellie ( ugh I even had trouble remembering her name).
She grew up in foster care in his neighborhood and they became best friends with her climbing into his bedroom for comfort every night.
When Ell
Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.

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.

Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was given an ARC for an honest review in preparation for Stroke of Love.

Young, hot, handsome and wealthy nerd! Game of Love booked me from the first page up to the last.

Great start. You can never go wrong with a story that will get you hooked from its very first words. Besides that I dig Dex's character so much, I liked how Melissa Foster built up the story of Dex and Ellie.

Simple yet admirable characters. At first, I was really confused with Ellie's issue. However, with vivid explanations
Shirley Frances
This is the first book I've read by Melissa Foster and I can say that I am looking forward to reading more of her work.

What initially drew me into this story was the fact that Dex was a sexy geek. For some reason I'm always intrigued by this type of 'hero'. Thankfully, Melissa Foster did not disappoint in her portrayal of Dex. He was sweet, nerdy and sexy as hell. His only flaw was his insecurity in regards to Ellie, but that was something I came to overlook easily once I got a clearer picture
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.After the epicness that was the Braden's I didn't think I was going to be able to love a family as much. I'm starting to think  I was wrong. The Remington's are beginning to steal a piece of my heart.

Dex is a really sweet guy. He's loyal, moral, clever and very hot. He had a strong up brin
Personally not a gamer but diversity makes the world go around and in Dex Remington's case it seems to revolve backwards in time when he finds himself once again falling for Ellie Parker when she comes back into his life after 4 years of being apart.

For me the two as a couple were well matched. They each had a hard time as young people and although Dex had siblings that helped him stay grounded Ellie was the touchstone person who provided him with much needed confidence when his strict father un
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first in the Remington series is definitely heart warming. Dex Remington and Ellie Parker have been friends since they met, but just friends. Enough so that Ellie used to sneak into Dex's window at night and just sleep beside him. Ellie was a foster child and never really felt sure about herself or anyone else-she had a habit of running away when things got too rough. She had already broken Dex's heart twice--once when she was sent to a different foster home and then again 4 years after that ...more
Juliette Hill
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Young, sexy, handsome and wealthy, twenty-six year old Dex Remington seems to have it all.  Already achieving success in life as
the leading PC game developer and founder of Thrive Entertainment, Dex has not yet attained the same satisfaction in the game of
love. All he can think about right now, though, is the upcoming release of his latest creation, World of Thieves II.  

Ellie Parker has seemingly overcome the odds.  Moving from foster home to foster home was not easy.  The one constant calm i
Avery ☆ bforbookslut
For starters, this novel was so awful that I didn't finish reading it. Game of Love reads like an angsty teenager with all hormones and emotions with no sophistication, no eloquence and certainly no skill. The writing was cheesy and exaggerated and the plot line seemed to revolve around the same issue. It got so boring that I actually went and read another book (which is equally as boring but that's a story for another day). Furthermore, the main characters were needy, clingy and desperate. We'r ...more
Rachelle Ayala
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, gosh. I just love Dexy. He's a computer programmer and a game developer. He and his buddies know all about release cycles and quality assurance.

Anyway, Dex has always protected his heart because he's vulnerable and doesn't want to be hurt. Four years back, his very best friend in the world, Ellie Parker, disappeared right after he confessed his heartfelt love to her.

She is a former foster child and has problems with trust. But when she turns up in Dex's life right before a big software relea
Sassy Savvy Fabulous
Game of love was a very realistic story. It was about a girl with a ton of baggage and a wonderful guy who no matter what supports her, forgives her and ultimately saves her from a lifetime of never forming relationships. Dex was amazing from the start! Ellie on the other hand was hard to relate to through out the beginning of the book. However as the story progressed and we were privy to the struggles she had to endure I understood where she was coming from. I could empathize with her. The chem ...more
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: awesome-read
I truly enjoyed this story. I am new to Foster's Love in Bloom series but I adored Game of Love with Dex and Ellie. After reading this story, I now have a new author to add to my favorite authors list. This was heartwrenchingly beautiful. This story deals with those hard to reveal fears, that comes with being raised in the foster care system, and some of the traumas that many have to deal with. In this case, Ellie had Dex to turn to during the rough times. I'm just glad that in the end Ellie rec ...more
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dex has always been there for Ellie. When she finds herself without a comfortable place to stay, it is only natural to end up at Dex's. He had protected her when she was younger and he would help her again. The friendship they've always had is obviously still there. Dex has always loved her. Can he let her walk away again, like she did four years ago, and survive? Is Ellie ready to stay?
While this is a good story of a foster child who makes it through college and now teaches elementary school and a genius games developer who befriended her as a child, the story dragged in parts. That. Is why 3 stars instead of 4.
Mar 22, 2017 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition

DNF @ 30%

I hate characters that are users and the heroine in this book is the worst. I love the hero but I just can't make myself continue when the heroine is so awful.

Jennifer Kirkey
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak


The Remingtons are the third installment of the Love in Bloom Series, joining the Snow Sisters & The Bradens (Voted BEST BOOK SERIES by Supportive Business) Moms, UK



Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her he

Lynn Reynolds
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
If they have not read this book, or even this series, I would recommend listening to the book instead. The narrator made it a very pleasurable experience.

What about B.J. Harrison’s performance did you like?
I liked the whole experience. When I read the book, all I had was a picture on the cover in order to come up with what Dex looked like. But the picture didn't give me a voice and my head didn't do justice. Listening to Mr. Harrison tel
This was my first Melissa Foster book and it won't be my last. I enjoyed the overall story, I did feel that some things were rather repetitive and a few lines in the story made me sit up and think 'say what?' But, I'm sure that's personal taste, others may actually like it. It wasn't enough to make me stop listening, or prevent me from listening to more. I liked Melissa's writing style, it was quick and easy to follow.

Dex and Ellie are a cute couple, I really liked them, they've been friends for
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