Title: Game Player
Series: Game #1
Author: BJ Harvey
Genre: Romantic Comedy with Heat
Release Date: March 23, 2016
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 “Legs” Stars ~
Oh how nice to have the Bliss gang back together!!! I have missed them so much and couldn’t wait to read this spin off series.
Game Player is the first book in BJ Harvey’s Game Series. It’s a spin off of the Bliss Series. She is giving us the siblings of the Bliss gang in this series.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, almost as much as the original series. This was a fun, sexy and sweet friends to lovers story. As with every book I read by Ms. Harvey, I devoured this story. I couldn’t put it down, because I totally got sucked into these characters lives. This book was a fairly quick read without a lot of excess drama. Actually the only drama that is caused is at the fault of the main characters themselves. Mia couldn’t get past some of her hangups and couldn’t let the past with her father go. She really was her own worst enemy. I thought the flow and pace of the story worked well with this story. It might seem to other readers to be an insta love type plot, but really it isn’t….their story has been building for over 2 years.
In the Game Player we follow the journey of Matt and Mia. Matt is known as min Walking Dildo, because he is the younger brother of Noah (The original Walking Dildo from Book #4 Finding Bliss in the Bliss Series) Mia is the sister of Zander and Zoe. (Zander is from book #2 True Bliss and Zoe is from Book #4 Finding Bliss, she married Noah) Now that you have the family links to these characters, you can see how they have been friends for years. Matt and Mia first hook up at Zoe and Noah’s wedding, but then Mia just walks away. Now two years later, Matt is ready to fight for the girl he wants. Both of these two characters are commitment phobes. Neither one ever wanting to settle down….or at least not until they get to know one another better. Over the course of their story we get to watch them become better people and break down each others walls. Will Matt be able to make Mia believe he is a changed man and make her realize he isn’t like her father and is in it for the long haul??? You’ll have to read the book to find out!!!
Game Player was an excellent start to this new series and I can already tell I am going to be just as addicted to this series as I was to the Bliss Series. I love the characters of this story and I love that we got to reunite with the old characters from the Bliss Series. This group of friends are amazing and makes me wish I was a part of their group.
This book is a standalone novel and the Bliss series does not have to be read first, but as I have always recommended with interconnected standalone books, I think the Bliss series should be read before this series, so that the reader can truly connect with all the characters we meet in this book. If you are a fan of BJ Harvey’s, then you don’t want to miss out on this new series or the chance to reconnect with some old friends. If she is a new author to you, dive in and I hope you thoroughly enjoy her books like I have!!!
“B.J. Harvey delivers a witty, humorous romance with a dose of angst just to give it that edge.” – Goodreads Reviewer
“Highly recommended – another incredible read for BJ Harvey!” – The Closer Book Junkie
“BJ Harvey is at her best with these characters, as much beloved now as they were in her first book.” – Goodreads Reviewer