Danny was hoping his transition at Wolcott University would go smoothly, but clashing with snarky Kate has made things ...more
Sometimes it is hard to know where to begin with a review when you love a book as much as I did Love Game by Maggie Wells. A hero with something to prove, a heroine who just wants the respect and paycheck she deserves for what she’s produced, a reporter with a grudge, a morality clause, and friends who go the extra mile all made Love Game an excellent story.
For years Coach Kate Snyder has proven herself as an athlete, an Olympic champion, and as coach to three Division I title championships. She ...more
Above all, I liked Well’s articulate ‘meta-speak’ on the problems with women and the blatant ...more
A former Olympic star, highly successful and popular female college basketball coach, and a former NFL quarterback turned college football coach with a shady past, fall for each other. It's against the rules because they're colleagues, but they fall hard for each other and decide it's worth fighting for.
I liked that both MCs were older, in their thirties (or even 40s? I don't think ...more
Kate’s love interest, Danny, is also a retired sports star - but his life post retirement has been a little bit messy. I love the chemistry between these two. I love that Danny is attracted to Kate’s strength and to her successes. And while Danny and ...more
Tempers flare when McMillan comes stomping in on her turf uninvited. The media circus he draws infuriates Kate because she’s earned the attention that comes far too easily for him, and she’s got the ...more
I really liked that she was more ...more
I could say it was because the banter between them is sharp-witted, and that they ...more
The maturity these characters portray is top notch. The conflict could be a real life situation and not a forced "need to add conflict to this story".
I read Love Game while I was on vacation. Love ...more
I enjoyed this well written and gender equality challenging read. I thought that the injustices in recognition and pay between the super successful Kate Snyder, and the scandal-bound Danny were played out very cleverly. We are set up to hate on Danny from the beginning and yet, if you have faith in the author, she does not let you down, and in fact his behaviour is far more forgivable.
The chemistry between the two leads ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Its not about people just starting out, its about people who have lived their dreams and what happens after the dream has ended. Whether my injury or retirement. About how your life is not only impacted by your dreams but what happens after the dream fades away. How you conduct yourself and make new dreams.
Riding the wave of glory then defeat often tells the true story of a person's ...more
I hate the term, but I can’t I think of a better way to say it.
Maggie Wells’ Love Game turns the sports romance genre on its ear, leading with a basketball coach heroine who’s at the top of her game. In a department usually dominated by men, Wolcott University basketball Coach Kate Snyder is a legend, a hotshot…who’s wildly underpaid. Danny McMillan rolls into town to coach the less than spectacular football team at Wolcott. Fresh off a scandal, he's scraped his way ...more
I read a lot of sports romances, but I'm not sure this one entirely counts as one. The hero and heroine are two coaches for teams that aren't connected except for the university they both belong to, and the entire story takes place during the off-season of both sports. Kate coaches the women's championship winning basketball team, and is a celebrated sports star in her own right, felled by an injury that led her to coaching at Wolcott. ...more
I read a sample of this and honestly I read this book for Kate. She was a powerhouse. An incredible athlete who was totally owning it as head coach of the women's basketball team so it was a travesty she was battling for fair pay against a man everyone knew was in disgrace. She had a proven track record and they still wanted to pay Danny more? Yeah, I wasn't there for that. ...more
Kate is a very independent and strong Women's Basketball Coach. She is a tough shell to crack but by just giving her a pair of shoes, you totally scored a three-point shot straight to her heart.
Don't mess with the huge and determined to come back Danny MacMillan because he is not going to back down. Yet, he got weak with the amber colored eyes of his Amazon warrior.
I enjoyed the twists and turns of the ...more
There are a lot of good lines in this book and it's an interesting sports-centric story. The heroine was quite mean, especially in the beginning, and that made her unlikeable. When they weren't fighting, they eventually ended up having sex - no problem with that but that seemed to be all the "contact" their relationship had. If the romance grew, there was very little about it. Which was a shame, because the writing style is very good. And for that fact that the MCs are aged close to...more
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