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.
4 Star Review by Ashley
OMG! This book did things to me. From the first page of The Wrong Game, I knew my emotions were going to be taken on a ride. My heart was pulled out, flipped around and then shoved back into my chest. But fear not, for as emotional as this was, there was also humor and friendship and heat and family.
I'm going to start with Gemma. I just want to hug Kandi Steiner for writing this woman. I connected with her on a level that I haven't with another heroine in a looooooonnnnnggggg time. Her need for control, her battered heart, her love for football, her plans. Which brings me to Zach. The bartender with a soft heart, romantic soul, love of the Bears and an attraction he can't seem to deny. For as much as he knows he should walk away, he also knows he can't. There is just something about Gemma that calls to him. So he decides to play her game against her, he makes his own plan...
I loved his patience. How his kindness and goodness showed not just through his words but his actions as well. He was a man of honor and integrity. He said what he meant and did what he said he would. His thoughtfulness where his family was concerned was downright swoon worthy. The gentle yet firm hands he used to hold Gemma's heart as he slowly let her lower her walls turned me into a puddle of mush. Zach is the dream that book boyfriends are made of. He saw her for all that she was and all that she wasn't. Faults and fears and everything in between.
I should've know....this is Kandi Steiner, queen of angst, that the happy bubble they found themselves in wouldn't last. Oh no, just when I thought things were going to be ok, that Gemma would be able to see Zach wasn't her ex, the wheels fell off. I just didn't think I would've been slayed that much. I was a misty eyed mess and my heart just ached for both of them.
It took some tough love and a lot of soul searching and of course, a plan, but Zach and Gemma were so meant to be. All the hurt and tears and hope and trials made The Wrong Game a book I couldn't put down. And that ending, be still my heart, it put the happy flutters in my belly. It was absolute Gemma and Zach perfection.
About the Author
Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.
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