“Gemma was worth fighting for. And I was all in.”
Wow! I absolutely loved The Wrong Game. Kandi Steiner’s writing is simply poetic genius; all of her stories have the ability to make me feel every emotion thinkable. She is a true storyteller and I always look forward to her newest release. The Wrong Game is a captivating and fun sports romance that I would definitely categorise as a must read.
Gemma is a super organised person who lives her life by lists and plans. Even to the point where she plans out conversations she is going to have, what she is going to say, what they are going to say and the repercussions of said conversation. Gemma has suffered immense pain and loss and my heart literally broke for her. I wondered whilst reading how I would ever overcome what Gemma’s been through? I had no answers, except for like Gemma I would always and forever stick to my plan and never deviate.
“I made one simple plan, with one simple rule. Never fall in love again. It was more than just a plan, more than just a goal. It was a promise. And it was one I vowed to keep.”
Gemma’s best friend Belle thinks she can come up with the perfect solution to help her friend. She needs to get laid and Belle knows the perfect way. With Belle’s suggestion she will soon become every living and breathing hot blooded male’s perfect date; a free pass to the football with a beautiful woman. No attachments and no feelings involved; a different guy for each home game of the Chicago Bears. Maybe through these dates she just might be able to forget about her loss and heartbreak for a while and have some much deserved fun.
Zach, who is a bartender at the sports bar, overhears Belle trying to convince Gemma take a risk and have a little fun. Zach can think of nothing better than to volunteer to be her first date to the football. Zach is instantly drawn to Gemma from the first moment he lays eyes on her and the fact she loves football is every guys dream girl.
“I wondered what the hell I could say to her to get her to see me – really see me – before she walked out of that bar.”
I absolutely loved Zach; he was so caring, sincere and positively adorable. He knows Gemma hides behind the giant wall she has built in order to protect her heart, but he is determined to break through her shield, piece by piece.
I loved the relationship between Gemma and Zach. It was hot as hell, they had great chemistry and the tension was just the right amount to keep me invested. I loved their interactions and witty banter, it was hilarious and they just made for the perfect literary couple.
“I had surrendered to my feelings for him, backing down on a plan I was so hell bent on sticking with. And now, I was no longer in control.
That both excited and terrified me.”
The Wrong Game was an absolutely job and privilege to read. It was sweet, sexy, hilarious, yet emotional in parts. If you love your slightly angsty sports romances then you need to look no further because Gemma and Zach’s journey is sure to melt your heart.
Love me a good ole love story that gives you the good feels of getting a second chance at love, the right way!!
Gemma Mancini has been hurt, she’s had the ultimate betrayal played on her. She’s made it her goal and also set rules for herself that doesn’t allow her to fall in love again. So she sets her sights on dating, lots of dating, so she can get a lot of interaction and to begin living again after having her heart broken and shattered. So, first up is a trial run to her game, a game starting with Zach Bowen. What she doesn’t expect is to have a connection with the very first person she starts with. Yet, she doesn’t stop there. Oh no. This story kept my attention and I loved following along to the game that Gemma & Zach play. It ends sweetly and predictably, but I still loved it!!
About the Author
Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa with her husband. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.
Kandi 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 die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).
When Kandi isn’t working or 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 beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.