Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Game Worth Watching is a book worth reading!!!

A Game Worth Watching is a book worth reading!!!

I had the privilege to read a book after hubs wentt to bed Valentines night and my birthday morning and it didn't disappoint!
Now that you have that straight, listen to me when I say...A Game Worth Watching by Samantha Gudger is a must read book.
It's sweet and had me smile, hug myself and damn it, I cried! Yep the salty ugly kind of cry.
Honestly, 5/5.
It was very well written and had me from go. I love the journey ALL the characters had to go through and how they grew with the help of One girl who thought she had zero effect on any soul. Riley and Emma are beautifully put together and there isn't one point in the book I could  fault.
I stayed up late Valentines Day and early rise on my BIRTHDAY no less and that's a day I should be allowed a sleep in; although I did have to work too. LOL. Anyway, I was running late for work and only had 6 pages to go...SIX pages! Who can leave a book at six pages to go?
A girl who needs to keep her job ;)
As soon as I got home though, I was jumping in my jammies because they are the best reading attire in the world and I flopped on the lounge ready for the finale...Samantha, God bless her imagination is a beautiful author and A Game Worth Watching has made it to my top love list.
Thank you Samantha!

P.S, I like Basketball ight now and I see Emma as Emma Stone if there comes a movie. Just saying!

Here is a bit about the lovely Samantha
A former three-sport athlete in high school, Samantha grew up with a ball in one hand and a book in the other. From the moment her first grade teacher asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, Samantha knew she wanted to be an author.

Samantha currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, a ball-obsessed Australian Shepherd, and a cat that can’t get enough cuddle time. Books, writing, sports, music, and marshmallows top her list of favorites.

A Game Worth Watching is her first novel.

Book Excerpt: 

Riley grew quiet and still, studying her in the moonlight. When the seconds stretched into an eternity, Emma bowed her head, unable to look at him any longer. She could only imagine what thoughts he entertained in that stubborn head of his.
He leaned in to look at her downturned face. “You deserve this opportunity, Em,” he said softly. “Who knows where it will take you?”
When she lifted her eyes to his, he put on his you-can’t-resist-me puppy dog face. “For me?”
Why did he always have to make things so complicated? Did it really matter if she didn’t go to college or play on some stupid girls’ team?
She growled in frustration and jumped off the log to escape. Wrong move. Riley’s arms shot out, trapping her between his body and the log, forcing her to face him and the conversation.
“Will you at least seriously consider it?” he asked. “Please?”
“The girls’ team is horrible.” It was a fact and everyone knew it.
“Maybe they wouldn’t be so horrible if you played for them,” Riley challenged.
“I’d be playing with girls who have hated me and teased me since elementary school.” Merely picturing their faces made her stomach churn.
“Since when are you afraid of a challenge?”
Emma injected as much pain as she could into her eyes to gain the pity vote. “I’ll be miserable.”
He secured her face between his hands. “I’ll support you every step of the way.”

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Kerri Williams said...

did i happen to mention how much i love this book? lol

Aly C. said...

I did but it was just for recreational purposes. I was never on a team.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA Nopey!! Not. AT. All. LOL

Kerri Williams said...

Volley Ball! Loved it

Jennifer Singh said...

I played soccer and bowling :)

Stefany T said...

I played softball in high school. It is some of my best memories!

Tina said...

Sports only in middle school....cheerleading in high school!

Paula Phillips said...

I played Hockey :) I did try Soccer and Softball but they never really stuck for me.