Title: Game On
Author: Katie McCoy
Genre: Sports Romance
Rating: 4 stars
Rule of reporting 101– don’t bang your subject.
Sophie Hall has just gotten the opportunity of a lifetime–to profile Nathan Ryder, the hottest baseball player since A-Rod, for her first solo assignment as a reporter. Rumor has it Nathan is going to be drafted to the Major league, and yet he still fits an intense training regime around volunteering at a animal shelter. He’s a prodigy with a heart of gold, as American as apple pie and has an ass that deserves a trophy all its own. He may be the country’s heartthrob, but Sophie isn’t going to fall for that. She just has to remain objective and cover the story.
But she didn’t bet on Nathan’s gorgeous green eyes or the way his arms flex with muscle when he’s holding a bat. And she certainly didn’t think he’d be witty and smart and caring. Nathan is completely untouchable, but she can’t help it if those lingering gazes turn into something more. How could she not fall at the thought of the hottest guy she’s ever met devoting his limited free time to saving kittens?
When Sophie’s scoop turns into Nathan’s scandal, Nathan needs her more than ever. With both of their careers on the line will they strike out – or hit a home run?
Sophie Hall has the opportunity of a lifetime to interview the elusive Nathan Ryder. He is a college senior and pitcher for his team with the potential of being drafted by Major League Baseball. Their first encounter was one for the books that’s for sure. Nathan was trying to get his flirt on with Sophie at a bar (not knowing she’s a reporter), until Sophie tells him otherwise, then Nathan just shuts down.
Sophie biggest hurdle is getting Nathan to open up and write her story, she’s wants to make a name for herself, especially having to deal with the sexists pigs she works with on a constant basis. After her boyfriend dumps her over the phone, her focus is trying to get Nathan to open up. There is some serious chemistry between Sophie and Nathan. As you will note, Nathan is very reserved, especially when it comes to the press. He doesn’t want the focus on him as a player rather as a person. Some very funny moments between the H/H especially their date at an arcade. Every time Sophie would ask him a question, he would answer but proceed to say “off the record”. Sophie really needed this interview. When her boss sees she’s not getting anywhere, he sends Tim, another reporter to help. OMG what a misogynistic asshole he was.
The sexy times didn’t happen for quite some time, but when it did, it was worth the wait. I love a strong female heroine and Sophie had it in spades, especially dealing with that douche bag Tim. I adored the secondary characters, Mandy and Chris.
Overall, I was pleasantly happy reading this fun book and for it being Ms. McCoy’s first novel, she knocked it out of the ball park. Yes, I used a baseball reference lol. I cannot wait to read more of Ms. McCoy’s work.
*An ARC was provided by the author for an honest review.