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Game Changer

(New York Kings #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  484 ratings  ·  88 reviews
Young, rich, and unaware of how seriously hot he is, Brooks Davison is tearing it up as the latest shortstop for the New York Kings, despite his tendency to blush whenever girls scream his name.

When a health scare forces his best friend, Kyle Roberts, off the team, no one can stomach the thought of replacing him, especially so close to the playoffs.

Until Kyle's sister, Sa
Kindle Edition, 227 pages
Published July 25th 2014 (first published July 16th 2014)
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☆ I was gifted a copy of the book by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you hun!! ☆


Game Changer was one of those reads where it had me grinning with sweetness and girl power! I mean, a girl playing in an all men basball team?! Woohoo!!

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While I do LOVE my sports reads, baseball is one of those sports that I’m not particularly knowledgeable of. Luckily for me, Collette West does touch up on that aspect for me and provide me with a crash course. Not to mention, interwe
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook, reviewed, audio, own
Wow, I thought I loved Night Games, but Game Changer blew me away!! I was able to dig in just a few chapters on Saturday of the holiday weekend, because I was out of town visiting with my family. It was just enough to have me feeling a bit resentful that I couldn't sneak away to finish it. Considering I only get to see my kids every 6-8 weeks you should know I mean that as a serious compliment. Just don't tell my kids. Lol.

GAME CHANGER was practically perfect. Brooks and Sasha are a dream team!
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After reading Ms. West's previous baseball romance, Night Games, I was left with great promise for her future and future books showcasing the other enticing players of the New York Kings. With Game Changer we revisit this sexy and compelling group of players as their world, and the world of baseball, is thrown for a loop when Sasha Roberts steps up to the plate to save her brother's job as he wages a life or death battle while awaiting a heart transplant. From start to finish Ms. West nicely bal ...more
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak


Rating: 4.5 Stars

This is my second Collette West novel, and she had just gotten better. Not only was I introduced to the first girl who ever played in the King’s stadium – but I fell in love with this amazingly sexy, sweet, loyal and wonderful man who can turn any girl into mush with his smile.

They have known each other forever. Brooks has been friends with her brother Kyle since they were young but Brooks Davison fell in love with her
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED Game Changer!!! :D I was a big fan of Collette West's first book, Night Games, but I loved Game Changer even more!! We not only got an amazing sports romance, and a wonderful female role model, but we also got to see a bit of Chase and Grey from Collette's first book...and we all know I'm a sucker for getting to see more of my favourite characters. :D Even thought Game Changer isn't a sequel to Night Games, it does act as a companion novel. It follows the same sports team, and ...more
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There is some HUGE grinning going on right now! I <3 this story SO MUCH! Brooks and Sasha are fantastic characters, and they're even better together! This book combines so many of my favorite things in a romance novel: Guy falling for his best friend's sister, baseball, 'forbidden' romance, a woman doing whatever a man can (sometimes better than a man)...the list goes on and on!

Sasha is the only girl in her family, with 3 brothers. And all of those brothers have (or currently do) played baseball
Charity Foster
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can’t help but be in awe of the fact that this is only the second book by Collette West. She is one seriously talented author! Her first book, Night Games, was absolutely wonderful and I didn’t know if she was going to be able to top that book. She proved me wrong, Game Changer is even more emotional and compelling than the first book.
Brooks is a member of the New York Kings and is trying to find his groove with the team. This is his first full year in the majors and he is going to make it
Roses Book Blog
Aug 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sasha Roberts has been attracted to Brooks Davidson for as long as she can remember. Ever since she was fourteen years old, he's the one guy that gets to her but no matter how close they have gotten over the years, Brooks keeps pushing her away.

Brooks has been attracted to Sasha for years, but her brother Kyle made him promise to stay away from her, after all that is his baby sister. Things get hot between them in Jamaica, but then they go their separate ways, Sasha to her college and Brooks to
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ebook was provided by Enticing Journey Book Promos in exchange for an honest review.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable series starter, one that introduced me to the players of the New York Kings--a number of whom piqued my interest quite a bit--and gave me an original love story set in the world of baseball and uses the falling-for-a-best-friend's-sibling trope in a creative way. Sasha and Brooks are like runners caught between two bas
Elizabeth Horbaczek
Sep 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was given to me for an honest review
> 4 stars.
> I loved this book. It had it all. Hot guys. Baseball. And a woman that knows what she wants and needs to do. The way that brooks and sasha coexist is perfect. The mix of drama and romance is perfect. I loved how it wasn't perfect it was just life. The struggles that come with celebrity status can be very hard and this book does describe this as good as a book can detail. The strength of family has to be one of the most important bonds
Renee Entress
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star

The story has laughs, betrayal, suspense, twists & turns, and heartbreak.

This is Sasha and Brooks’s story. Brooks is a baseball player but when is fellow teammate and best friend Kyle gets sick he is kind of lost. When his best friend’s sister Sasha comes into town Brooks is happy as he has wanted her for a while but Kyle warned him off. When Kyle’s sister takes his place on the team she is around Brooks every day. The team has a certain way they want Sasha to come off to the public so
Aug 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Game Changer was a cute and sweet story. Sasha is in love with her brother’s friend Brooks and he feels the same. Sasha’s brother Kyle has kept them away from each other. They have been thrown together when Kyle’s heart condition forces him to leave the New York Kings until he recovers. Sasha decides to take her brother’s place on the team and this puts her closer to Brooks.

As I said the story was cute but pretty far-fetched. I know this is fiction but some if it needs to be a bit realistic to
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. The main characters are Brooks and Sasha. Brooks plays for the New York Kings with Sasha's brother Kyle. When Kyle has a life-threatening medical problem and can't play any longer Sasha joins the team to hopefully save his spot. Kyle doesn't want his best friend anywhere near his sister romantically and Brooks tries really hard to respect that but the chemistry they have is making that difficult. How long can they fight the attraction? The backdrop of the story is baseball. Ba ...more
Bette Hansen
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely fantastic book! Collette West out does herself with this story about a young woman fighting for her brother's spot on a high profile baseball team. Becoming the first woman to play professional baseball seems to be they only way Sasha Roberts can do that. Of course that means she will have to play beside Kyle's best friend and her heart's biggest desire, Brooks Davison. This one should go on everyone's must read list. I highly recommend it! ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Aug 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: loved-it
This is a really great sport read. It's the first book I've read by this author but it certainly won't be the last as this was a great read.

Sasha is a fantastic character. I so loved that she was playing professional baseball with the guys- especially with the deliciously hot Brooks. The chemistry between these two is oh so hot.

If your looking for a compelling and emotion read then I highly recommend this book.
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book from Collete that i read and i enjoyed as much as the other. I love that shift from a male athlete and female fan to the opposite! The book is very well written and very very well researched as it goes into details of the sport (baseball). Collete is a very gifted writter and i can't wait for her next book. ...more
Carol Robbie
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Brooks, I'll be your girlfriend, if only in my dreams. Gotta luv a true Southern gentleman! ...more
Feb 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sweet, sports
3.5 stars

Review coming soon!
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm dumb. Ignore everything about me missing part of the book because you know what? I did miss it. It's in the END, as an epilogue even though it happens before, and my copy didn't have it. Now I have read it.
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I love love love a good sports romance that actually has the SPORTS part in them. This book has a lot of baseball and it's really good. The story as whole demands a lot of suspension of disbelief, but thankfully it's charismatic enough for you not to care while doing it
Jamie  Zishka
Aug 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Game Changer is the second book in the series but can be read as a standalone. The first book Night Games was a great story and made me a big fan of Collette West and this book just drove it home even more as to why I love this author. I would give this book 4 stars. If you are a baseball girl like I am you will love this series. I do have to say I am from St. Louis and there were a few comments in this book that may or may not have made the cardinals fan in me sneer. But it was all in fun so I ...more
Theresa Alberts
Jul 27, 2014 rated it liked it
"El Corazon de los Reyes! The Heart of the Kings"

When you cross a family of major league baseball royalty, a fiesty younger sister who will do anything for the older brother that she loves beyond belief and a devastatingly handsome, talented and kind-hearted Oklahama boy you certain come up with Game Changer by Collette West!

Sasha Roberts, youngest sister of major league baseball players Nate, Matt and Kyle Roberts does the unthinkable when Kyle collapses on the field due to a genetic heart def
Red Cheeks Reads
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Sasha and Brooks have, for a very long time felt something for each other. But with Sasha being little sister to Brook’s teammate and best friend, along with him being a very successful baseball player neither have ever expressed their feelings to each other. Until one day everything changes and Sasha has to step up to the mat and do everything she can to keep her brothers place in the game, while everyone waits to see if he will survive the crippling heart defect he has.

In a world of crazy game
Bff Book Blog
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Game Changer is the first book in the New York Kings Series, each of the books in this baseball-themed, sports romance, series is a stand-alone with interconnected characters. I have now read book #1 and book #5 in the series and enjoyed them both. I'm anxious to read more of the stories from the NY Kings!

I love baseball and I consider myself to have above-average knowledge of the sport, for a girl. Game Changer does require a true baseball fan to envision a woman successfully playing for a majo
Books Laid Bare
Apr 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Unfortunately I read these books out of order – silly, I know but having heard so much about Brooks and Sasha in the two books I had read, I really was left with no choice but to rectify my mistake and read this the first book.
I have to say that despite the fact that baseball is not a huge sport over here in the UK I have fallen completely under the spell of the New York Kings and Collette West because the way she pores so much information and detail into the story means that I am completely hoo
Franci Neill
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Hit it out of the park stars!!!

This was my first book by Ms. West, yet another reason I love blogging so much is getting introduced to authors that probably wouldn't have hit my radar. I have to say for my first exposure to her and her stories I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. So much so, that I've already signed up to be part of her next release.

Anyway, one of the reasons I loved this book is it actually dealt with a storyline I've actually never read before - the first woman to p
Mollien Fote Osterman
Title: Game Changer
Author: Collette West
Series: New York Kings Book 1
Publisher: Collette West
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: July 15, 2014
Genre(s): Sports Romance
Page Count: 226 pages
Heat Level: # 2 flames out of 5
Rating: # 5 stars out of 5

Young, rich, and unaware of how seriously hot he is, Brooks Davison is tearing it up as the latest shortstop for the New York Kings, despite his tendency to blush whenever girls scream his name.

When a health scare forces his best friend, Kyle Roberts,
Mandy Alexander
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received Game Changer through First Reads in exchange for an honest review. I absolutely LOVED Game Changer!!! I haven't read Collette West's first book, Night Games, but I loved Game Changer!! Even thought Game Changer isn't a sequel to Night Games, it does act as a companion novel. It follows the same sports team, and happens to take place just a short while after Night Games ended. Game Changer definitely works as a standalone, but if you're like me you will want to read Night Games too.

**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:** 

First off, I would like to point out that Game Changer is not the first book in the series. I thought it was when I signed up for the tour, and goodreads didn't put a series name down with this title. It can technically be read as a standalone, and I wasn't lost or anything like that, but it was clear to me that there was a preceding book (at least one) about other characters. I enjoyed Game Changer but I do wish tha
Nov 10, 2014 rated it liked it

This is Collette West’s second novel but it was my first read from her. I was very happy with Game Changer. I love baseball so reading a book about baseball player was really fun for me. The story was new and interesting. I will definitely be picking up the first book from Collette West.

Brooks and Kyle are best friends. They are both players for the New York Kings until Kyle’s heart starts to go. Kyle has always known that he had a heart condition but it was always a waiting game until he was go
Brandy Castenada
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing

ARC in replace of honest review
Title: Game Changer
Author: Collette West
Genre: Contemporary Romance

This was a first time read for me by Collette West. Game Changer is sweet, funny, and sexy that you will not be able to put down. Every chapter drew me in more than the previous . I wasn't sure what to expect in this story as I jumped into reading it with no knowledge of what it would be about. Collette West did an amazing job not only writing this story, but also in developing each character. Game
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Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball's biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the ...more

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