Title: The Wrong Game
Author: Kandi Steiner
Rating: 3 stars
Where I got it: Kindle Unlimited
It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.
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 foolproof.
Until Zach Bowen offers to be my practice round.
He’s infuriating. Presumptuous and overbearing. And absolutely, undeniably gorgeous. Any woman with a heartbeat would be attracted to him, and mine picks up speed every time he speaks.
But as I said, I’m a woman of plans — and I’m not backing down on this one.
One night. One game. And then, his time’s up.
He can try to change the rules, but here’s the truth: he can’t win if he’s playing the wrong game.
A book about a female football fan who has season tickets to the Chicago Bears sounds like the perfect book for me. I am also a female football fan from Chicago. The Bears are my team. Sounds great, right? Not so much.
First of all, I have to things about this book that stuck in my craw. The are:
- Gemma referred to her ex-husband. He’s dead. They were married when she died. He was not her ex-husband.
- They kept talking about the “kiss cam” at Soldier Field. They don’t do kiss cams at football games, especially Soldier Field (where I was a season ticket holder).
Ok, back to the story. I freaking loved Zach. He’s a great guy who gave up so much for his family, and he’s a hopeless romantic. He meets Gemma and he’s instantly smitten. Gemma’s plan is to take a different guy to each home game, to get herself back into the market. She doesn’t count on meeting Zach.
The reason I gave this book only 3 stars was Gemma. She was a really hard character to like. On paper, we have a lot in common. Both football fans from Chicago. But this girl, who was hurt, which I get, my god. She just wouldn’t budge on her stand to give Zach a chance. It made her so hard to like.
I did like the way this book ended and it had a good ending. But overall, I couldn’t relate to the heroine, which made the book less likable for me.