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Friday, February 20, 2015

Review: Game Play by Lynda Aicher

Game Play (Power Play, #1)Publisher: Carina Press
Pages: 248 pages
Genre:  Romance/Contemporary/Sports
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One night, one time, nothing more. That’s all it was supposed to be. They’d agreed their first night together would be their only night together—and Minnesota Glaciers defenseman Dylan Rylie was fine with that. Giant hickeys and claw marks on his ass had never been his style, even if the very memory of Samantha Yates’s merciless sexual energy gets him hard within seconds. He needs to focus on getting a better contract, not mind-blowing orgasms.

One night, one time, nothing more. Fresh off representing the US at the Games and with nowhere else to play, Samantha gave in to one night of frantic passion with the Glaciers’ brawny hotshot. She couldn’t get hurt—not if she controlled the outcome. And she planned to leave Minnesota soon, anyway. She didn’t expect to be recruited to coach Dylan after they’d gotten down and dirty.

When brutal on-ice workouts lead to kinky locker room sessions and “one night” falls by the wayside, Samantha insists on keeping things casual, despite Dylan’s quiet hope for more. But when Dylan goes down—hard—and his career is in jeopardy, Samantha is the first one by his side. What will it take to keep her there after he’s healed?

My Review:

Intro: As I said in my previous review, I am a terrible sick person and I managed to get the flu. So I apologize if this review is not up to par. I tried my best. I’m also a big hockey fan so I tried extra hard.


Heroine: Sam- I loved Sam. I loved that she was a hockey player too. And I love that she had a chip on her shoulder about the limited opportunities that female hockey players have. I love that she just didn’t accept it.

Hero: Dylan- He was less alpha than I would have liked. But I loved how that played out here. He was okay with letting Sam train him and be a bit of the stronger personality. He was so supportive and kind to Sam that it was difficult not to like him.

Chemistry: They definitely had plenty of chemistry. I wasn’t really expecting to love them together but I really did. They were great together. I loved the interplay between them with Sam training Dylan and how that works out.

Chemistry Rating:

Conclusion: I really liked this book. I love hockey so I tend to notice all of the inaccuracies with the sport and there were some in this one. But I don’t really read romance for hockey discussion so I feel okay dismissing those quibbles. I did really like this one.

Overall Rating

Author Info
Lynda Aicher has always loved to read. After years of weekly travel implementing computer software into global companies, she ended her nomadic lifestyle to raise her two children. Now her imagination is her only limitation on where she can go and her writing lets her escape from the daily duties as a mom, wife, chauffeur, scheduler, cook, teacher, volunteer, cleaner and mediator. Find her at:

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