Title: Hate the Game
Author: Holly Hall
Release Date: September 12, 2019
My official title: Relationship Consultant. A modern-day, one-sided matchmaker. When I approach relationships like a formula, it’s simple really. If only I had the same success in my personal life.
My gorgeous neighbor turns me into a fumbling mess, and I don’t exactly match the leggy, model-types I’ve seen him with. Despite the fact that we’re total opposites, our chemistry is almost hot enough to convince me to give the dating game another try. Not to mention, it’s totally off-brand to be a relationship skeptic.
What could it hurt to practice what I preach? After all, Theo Hartley would be a fun specimen to practice with. And if things go south—which is my luck—I just have to remember what I tell my clients:
don’t hate the player…
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
Hate The Game is a cute and quirky neighbor romcom with one of the most awkward meet-cutes ever! I will never look at sumo wrestlers the same way again!
“Relationship consultant” Ava is nothing like the leggy model types she sees traipsing in and out of Theo’s apartment across the hall. She’s short and curvy, socially awkward, and he’s a fitness god who literally owns a gym. But there’s a definite spark between them. And the more Ava tries to just “test out” her practices on Theo, the more she discovers that the guy she least expected to fall for may be all that she’s ever wanted.
Ava and Theo are a great pair. They have an easy rapport, and I really liked the way they were written. The dialogue never felt clunky or unnatural, and the story flows nicely. The only other Holly Hall book I’ve read is Somewhere Between Us, and that was a vastly different story. Amazing in its own right, but full of drama and angst. Hate The Game is a much more lighthearted story, and I give HH props for being able to write such wildly different, but fantastic, stories.
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
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Holly Hall drinks coffee and wine like they’re going out of style, would love to travel for a living, thinks animals are often better than humans, can count on one hand the number of things she loves more than Texas A&M football (that might be an exaggeration), and couldn’t handpick a better family than her enormous one. She is the author of five other standalone contemporary romance novels, Forever Grace, All the Pieces That You Left, Love in Smoke, Smoke and Lyrics, and Somewhere Between Us. She resides with her husband, daughter, and German shepherd in Houston, Texas.