Audiobook Review: The Game Plan (Game On, #3). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A beard-related dare and one hot-as-hell kiss changes everything.

NFL center Ethan Dexter’s focus has always been on playing football and little else. Except when it comes to one particular woman. The lovely Fiona Mackenzie might not care about his fame, but she’s also never looked at him as anything more than one of her brother-in-law’s best friend. That ends now. 

Fi doesn’t know what to make of Dex. The bearded, tattooed, mountain of man-muscle looks more like a biker than a football player. Rumor has it he’s a virgin, but she finds that hard to believe. Because from the moment he decides to turn his quiet intensity on her she’s left weak at the knees and aching to see his famous control fully unleashed. 

Dex is looking for a forever girl, but they live vastly different lives in separate cities. Fi ought to guard her heart and walk away. But Dex has upped his game and is using all his considerable charm to convince Fi he’s her forever man.

The Game Plan

The extrovert and the introvert!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💚🖤💙❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: ☺️😮🙂😍
Narrator(s): 🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Dual Narration

The Heroes: Ethan Dexter (a.k.a. Dex) – a 6’4” NFL center who has devoted all his energy to the game for years, he has now lost some the joy in the game that he had when he was younger. His best friend Grey is on the opposing team and after the game he decides to go to Grey’s house in San Francisco for a week, since both teams are on a bi week. He finds out later that Grey’s wife’s sister will be staying with them as well.

The heroine: Fiona Mackenzie (a.k.a. Fi) – sister to Grey’s wife ivy. She is a petite girl with bright green eyes, blonde hair with a lively personality. She loves men though she has met her share of crappy men. Though she was man free at the moment. She was looking for a soul mate, someone who appreciates her and thinks she is necessary like the way her brother-in-law loves her sister.

The Story: When Fiona first sees Ethan, she sees immediately that he is not her type. He is huge. muscular, has a beard, and yet he is beautiful and powerful. She is at a bar and has had a few too many drinks, and thinks he looks familiar, but can’t place him. Then she figures out that he is Grey’s friend and old college teammate Dex.

Told in dual points of view via dual narration, this book was narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Grace Grant. Teddy Hamilton is one of my favorite narrators, with a deep sexy voice which works for just about any type of romance, whether sports romance, alien romance, paranormal romance or whatever. Grace Grant has a sort of loud clear voice which I didn’t really take to though it fit the character perfectly, though her male voice was terrible, it made Dex sound like an idiot.

The story was good, I liked the fact that Ivy and Fi’s father was a professional basketball player, so Fiona has some issues with the professional athletes lifestyle and the fact that they spend so much time away from home at games. The chemistry between Dex and Fi is out of this world. Though I have to admit that the description of Dex as a tall, dark and handsome professional football player being a 24 year old virgin is a bit too unbelievable. I mean it could happen, but probably only if he was a bible thumper.

Though once the deed was done, the story got pretty good and I liked the issues they faced, like the fact that they lived in different cities and the problems each had while they were away from each other.


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