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From the bestselling author of A Love Letter to Whiskey and the What He Doesn't Know Duet comes an angsty, emotional, and fun sports romance.

Two season tickets.
One genius idea.
Zero interest in a relationship.

The plan is simple: a brand new, hot, preferably funny, definitely single male will fill one of those seats for every Bears game at Soldier Field. And I’ll fill
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Expected publication: October 18th 2018

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    Christy
    Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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    4.25 stars!

    I love Kandi's writing! Great read!

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    THE WRONG GAME: Is a full length, stand alone romance novel by Kandi Stenier. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives.’ In this we meet Gemma & Zack

    Straight away we jump into the 'Prologue' which kick started all the feels, it’s where we’re first introduced to twenty-nine year old Gemma who lives life to plan, a bit OCD when it comes to her lists, but sometimes plans don’t go accordingly and she finds herself alone in the
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    Kandi Steiner
    Sep 19, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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    Release Date: October 18

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    Staci Hart
    Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    This book is *everything* I wanted this fall.

    The prologue knocked all the air out of my lungs (I mean, it IS a Kandi Steiner book, after all). The opening was brilliant. The premise set me up for all the angst Kandi delivers, but in a light, comedic setting that had me D Y I N G for these two characters to fall in love and have a million babies already.

    Gemma is broken, trying to move on in the best way she knows how--with the help of an iron will and a death grip on the sheet of paper she's wr
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    Olga therebelreader
    I adored this book and devoured it in one sitting. Gemma is a smart, sexy and cute character and I loved the dynamic between her and Zach. I enjoyed spending time with them. I loved the football theme, the story idea was pretty good…the entire book is hugely addictive. I could NOT put it down. I can only compliment the author on the characters and dialogues. Funny and sad, loving and romantic.
    I really enjoyed this book and if you’re looking for a sport contemporary romance that is all fluffy, v
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    Omg my heart ❤❤❤❤ loved it so much review to come

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    Oct 11, 2018 is currently reading it
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    I probably live underneath a rock. That’s why I’ve just read my very first Kandi Steiner book. Like seriously, I want to rock myself in a corner. Because this book just blew my mind! Big time.

    To be honest, I was totally intrigued by this blurb. Talking about eye catching things... Well, right after the prologue, I was already madly in love with Kandi Steiner’s writing. Is there a thing like love at first sight when it comes to reading? Because I think I just experienced it. And now, my life is n
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    Amy
    Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    I just finished an ARC of this book, and it is a definite 5 star read. I have a blog where I am reviewing books, professorromance.wordpress.com. If you are interested, stop by.

    I was gifted with an ARC of Kandi Steiner’s book, The Wrong Game. I had been reading synopses of it on her Facebook page and Instagram account, and I knew I wanted to read it. Every tidbit she posted, I gobbled. When given the opportunity to sign up for it, I jumped at the chance to add my name to the list. Thankfully, I o
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    Bibliophile  Chloe
    Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Gahhhh! This author is amazing!

    This story is gonna grab you from the prologue!! I was totally blindsided and it made me want more!

    This is the story of Gemma and Zach.  Two souls with deep scars and a bit leery about giving their hearts away.

    Gemma is a planner, a list maker a bit OCD.  She has some fresh scars that have really rocked her foundation.  She is looking for something with no strings, no commitment, nothing that will put her heart and soul on the line again.

    Zach has his own scars and h
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    Oct 11, 2018 is currently reading it
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    ~Dawn~TUG
    Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Loved it...full review to follow!
    Julie
    Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arc
    A happy marriage……it’s the catalyst that drives so many people to hang in there when times are tough. For Gemma – everything in her marriage was a dream come true….until it wasn’t. As the sins of her husband came crashing around Gemma , a new pain was also laid at her feet. A struggle that many would have walked away from considering the circumstances, but Gemma chose to stay until the end. A choice that would shape her view on relationships in the future.

    Time passes and Gemma finds herself det
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    Christina
    Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it

    4 Stars!

    This book came at exactly the right time. We’re knee deep into football season which is my favorite time of year. While I’m not a Bears fan, I share Steiner’s love of the game. The heroine, Gemma, is one of the biggest Bears fans around. That’s how she meets our sweet, romantic and drool-worthy hero Zach. These two were adorable together; each smitten in their own way. I really really enjoyed how Kandi incorporated the game of football into the story. I loved being in that stadium, feeli
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    Linda 🖤 LB Book Blog
    Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Wow!! This book was freaking am amazing! Kandi Steiner has written another phenomenal book!! I never wanted it to end. It was fun, sassy, emotional with just the right amount of angst.

    Zach and Gemma are the best blend of personalities to make the perfect couple. Zach is sweet, strong and oh so romantic. What’s even better is that he’s proud and doesn’t try to hide it. Poor Gemma has been hurt so bad in the past, that you can’t fault her for wanting to guard her heart.

    Guys, this book will draw y
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    ★ Greta Booklovers ★
    Sep 26, 2018 marked it as to-read
    I cant't wait to read this book!!!!!!! :)

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    Blurb:

    Two season tickets.
    One genius idea.
    Zero interest in a relationship.

    The plan is simple: a brand new, hot, preferably funny, definitely single male will fill one of those seats for every Bears game at Soldier Field. And I’ll fill the other. I can’t think of a better way to use the season passes I’d bought for my ex-husband. I am a woman of plans, and this one’s foo
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    Heather Brown
    Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    I think whenever I finish a book with a smile on my face and the thought “how did an author come up with that storyline,” it should get 5 stars.

    You can tell by reading The Wrong Game that Kandi took the time to do some football research, making it a crucial character in the story it was important for her and her readers to feel like we were at every game with the characters. Speaking of characters, the depth that she gave even the secondary ones, made it hard to put the book down. I also would n
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    Chase Coe
    Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Review to come!
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    Meredith Wilson
    Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Gah! I absolutely loved EVERYTHING about this book! It's sweet, fun, sassy, witty and downright amazing. It's exactly what we've come to know and love from Kandi Steiner.

    The Wrong Game is so much more than an enemies to lovers romance. It is a story filled with so much heart and emotion. A story about letting go of the past and fighting for the future. It's a story of finding love when you're not even looking for it. It's a story of friendship and second chances.

    My heart absolutely ached for Ge
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    Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    4.5 stars
    Review to come soon
    Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
    This has got to be one of the most emotional books I have read from Kandi! Zach and Gemma are two people that have had several blows in their life! Gemma’s heart was broken into tiny pieces and though she is scared of love she never fully lost her light and it was that light that dim hope that attracted Zach!

    Zach is a hopeless romantic, not the norm for book hero’s but he’s perfect! He doesn’t live in a fantasy world that love makes everything perfect because he’s seen what love can do but he t
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    Johnaka
    Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    The Wrong Game by Kandi Steiner
    “He’s playing to win, 5 stars”

    First off can we talk about how gorgeous the cover for The Wrong Game is? The cover alone screams one-click worthy. With that said though it kind of through me off. I read the blurb before the cover was revealed and kind of forgot it when I saw the cover. The cover made me think college romance where girl falls in love with a football player, but this is not that kind of story. Football is a huge part of the story though and it made me
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    Jo
    Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    This book was heartbreakingly good in places.
    Gemma has a very heart wrenching history that no one would ever want to go through. Zach has a heart wrenching history no one would ever want to go through. The way they come together is fun.
    I love Zachs romantic mushy personality. How in touch he is with his feelings. One of my favorites in the book is when hes watching a movie with his dad and brother it's just such a chick thing. This book was everything you look for in a romance. Fun funny heart
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    Dayang
    Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Devoured in one day. Review coming
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    Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

    An alumna of the University of Ce
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