Saturday, March 30, 2013

Blog Stop: The Love Game by Emma Hart

First… You need to look at this…




Here’s a bit about the book :)



Synopsis


His challenge? Make her fall in love with him.

Her challenge? Play the player.

Until life changes the rules of the game.


Maddie Stevens hated Braden Carter on sight. Arrogant, egotistical, and the playboy of the University of California, Berkeley,he's everything her brother Pearce has taught her to despise. So why, when the girls challenge her to play the player, doesn't she say no? She doesn't know either.

Braden wanted fiery little Maddie the second he laid eyes on her - and he'd do anything to have her, hence why he's agreed to make her fall in love with him.After all, it's the only way he'll get what he wants. Sex.

But,as Braden discovers, there's more to the girl from Brooklyn than he ever imagined - and he can't help but care about the broken girl behind those pretty green eyes.

Maddie finds Braden isn't just a walking erection - he actually has feelings. He can be sweet, funny and his good looks don't exactly hurt. That means trouble - but when her brother Pearce turns up in Berkeley begging for her help, she realises Braden and Pearce aren't so alike anymore.

And maybe, just maybe, they're exactly what each other needs.


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What did I think?

I love it. For several reasons.

The challenge – believable.

I’m in my twenties and a few friends I have are “players” I’ve seen it happen. One love interest gets under their skin and they either straighten up or they get worse – trying to forget THAT ONE.

The characters – as I was reading, I could picture every single one of them, hear their voices, see the motions flit across their faces, feel the anger, the humor and see the Starbucks just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from campus.

Emma Hart has brought this storyto life with her bad ass talent. Again.

This story has COFFEE! I was so excited by that, you have no idea. I’m weird. *pushes wanting a vanilla caramelfrap to the back burner*

As with everything else, we all have our favorite people, their favorite lines, their favorite scene, etc.

For me?

Braden. Oh…. Braden. You won abit of my heart dude. He's the finest kind of caveman there is ;)
There's definitely more to him than meets the eye, just the same for Maddie.

But Emma knows that Braden is my #CavemanBraden

As much as I love the Caveman,and the coffee… I have to say Megan was my favorite.

She’s sweet, kick ass, and she is the ultimate best friend. She knew her best friend/brother Braden needed something, or rather, SOMEONE to change him.

Now, I’m a firm believer in people only change if THEY want to. It’s that whole self-help thing, you don’t get fixed by someone - you fix yourself. And even then, you’re not fixed. Anyway,I’m off topic.

Megan had a “sister’s intuition” moment that was spot on. She knew that if he got played, he’d learn that what the was doing was wrong.

Before I get all spoilery, I’m going to stop myself.

Keep Calm And….



Love #CavemanBraden

Need I say more?



Now I have something special just for you!

My interview with the one and only Megan :)


Hi Megan :) so nice to meet you!


Hi, Rachel! Thanks for having me.

How long have you known Braden?

I’ve known him for as long as I can remember. Our moms met in college, so he’s kinda always been there.

What was it like growing up with him?


He was always getting me into trouble! No, really, he was. I swear, I was a good girl. *smiles* although, when Tom Harvey tried kissing me in fourth grade, I punched him in the nose and Braden took the wrap for it. So I guess I got him into trouble.*grins*

Tell us a funny story of you and Braden as kids. Please?


I have so many stories, but I’m unsure if any of them are really that funny.Apart from when I wanted a poodle when I was seven, and he shaved his mom’s cat to look like one. It was funny until our parents found out, anyway.


How did you meet Maddie?


I met her in English class! I was late on our first day, and the seat next to hers was the only empty seat.

After getting to know her, did you want to play matchmaker?


Absolutely. I love getting people together.Just call me Cupid.


When the challenge presented itself, were you 100% on board with it or were you more torn?


Absolutely! After a few weeks I knew they were what each other needed, and it gave me the opportunity to get them together.

How did you think it would turn out at the beginning?


Maddie was so against it being anything more than a challenge that I thought she’d actually carry it out. I’m kinda glad Pearce came to Berkeley, though, because I think that’s when she realized Braden isn’t like Pearce at all.

Love is very important to you, and so is Braden. Are you worried Braden will react like a barbarian and try chasing him off?


*sighs*I know Braden will do everything in his power to see me single until I die. One day, though, he’ll have to give it up.

Fun and easy one, don't worry. ;)
You and Maddie visit Starbucks a lot, what's your absolute favorite? Or do you mix it up sometimes?

I mix it up! I like so many I can’t ever pick just one favorite.


Do you have eyes for anyone in particular?


*blushes* I’m not saying a word. You’ll have to wait and find out.

Last question, it's of the fun variety as well. If you could choose to be any supernatural being or creature, what would it be and why?


I’d be a mermaid. I love The Little Mermaid.




And here is the badass that brought these amazing characters to life …




By day, Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and cooking baby, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of wine – well, tropical juice now – and writes books. She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic,witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. She's working on the companion novel to her latest release and NA debut, Never Forget (Memories #1), and The Love Game (The Game, #1) will release on March 29th. She likes to be busy -unless busy involves doing the dishes. Ironically, that's where most of her ideas come from. Her debut YA series, The Mauve Legacy, is an Apple iBooks Bestseller - and this makes Emma excited.


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