Review: The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


A beard-related dare and one hot-as-hell kiss changes everything.

NFL center Ethan Dexter’s focus has always been on playing football and little else. Except when it comes to one particular woman. The lovely Fiona Mackenzie might not care about his fame, but she’s also never looked at him as anything more than one of her brother-in-law’s best friend. That ends now. 
Fi doesn’t know what to make of Dex. The bearded, tattooed, mountain of man-muscle looks more like a biker than a football player. Rumor has it he’s a virgin, but she finds that hard to believe. Because from the moment he decides to turn his quiet intensity on her she’s left weak at the knees and aching to see his famous control fully unleashed. 
Dex is looking for a forever girl, but they live vastly different lives in separate cities. Fi ought to guard her heart and walk away. But Dex has upped his game and is using all his considerable charm to convince Fi he's her forever man.
Game On

My Review
The Game On series seems to get better and better. I love the friendships found within the pages of this book- they're beautiful, touching friendships that are getting harder and harder to find.

We often see the "virgin hero" being used in stories again and again, so often that it becomes annoying sometimes. Now, with Ethan and Fi's story, the roles are reversed and it's refreshing. Not to mention it was really cute and I loved how Ethan was so aware of the possibility that people might only be attracted to him because of his popularity on the field. We also get to see what's going on in the lives of the other characters. Seeing Gray and Ivy with their baby honestly kept such a huge grin on my face- I loved it all.
Ethan was always quiet, a bit serious and usually kept to himself. Fiona was his opposite in a lot of ways. They complimented each other in their relationship and balanced each other out perfectly. Fiona and Ethan's story was just lovely and sexy- a must read for all romance sport novel lovers.
I can never get enough of this series and its characters!

About the author!
Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she'd rather be. She is a RITA winner and three-time nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer's Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine's Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher's Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading. 

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