15 July 2015

Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | Inside Game by Collette West

Third baseman Drake Schultz is the undisputed bad boy of the New York Kings. So it's no surprise when Major League Baseball suspends him for taking performance-enhancing drugs. Furious with their superstar, the front office issues an ultimatum: either work with their sober companion or kiss the rest of his quarter-billion-dollar contract goodbye. Cocky and arrogant, Drake resists being saddled with a live-in babysitter—even one he's insanely attracted to.

Drake is Eva Sloane's first celebrity client as a substance abuse counselor, and she knows she's in trouble when he starts tempting her at every turn. The way he looks at her is as hot as sin, but she refuses to become his new drug of choice. Slowly, she helps him realize he has to face the demons from his past and heal his tortured spirit before he can even think about satisfying any craving he has for her.

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Night Games (Chase & Grey)
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Game Changer (Brooks & Sasha)
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Game On (Jillie & Hailey)
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Perfect Game (Scott & Carrie)
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"Well, I’m the luckiest one of all because you chose me before you knew my name."

Collete West is one tough girl to write this one of her most highly anticipated stories to date. I was excited to read his story, and was crossing my fingers on how Ms. West would deliver it, but the moment I was on it, I was hooked by the story. She had me wrapped around the Drake’s journey, his experiences in reaching for that goal some would thought impossible, his aches, his pains, and his journey towards finding his happy-ever-after.

Because even bad boys deserve it, right?

It was rough, real and raw. I didn’t think Collette West sugarcoat anything. We are all bound to hate Drake at one point, but seeing him vulnerable and unsure of himself, seeing that other side of him will allow you to open your hearts to him.

The road to recovery would always be rough, and I think Ms. West made a point that support coming from someone, even if it’s just one person is vital. Someone who is strong enough not to give up on you and strong enough to stand by your side when you are at your lowest. I was glad that Drake has Eva.

If you think Drake is strong, multiply his strength a hundred times, and you get Eva’s. She’s a wonderful woman and a great substance abuse counselor. She’s not just strong because she stayed through the ordeal, but to resist the man who is as hot as sin during her time as a counselor was a gigantic task. She was professional with her dealings, and the moment she realized she could no longer function as her counselor, she gave up her reins and place him in the hands of another capable counselor.

People can change, even the worse of them all. Perhaps all they need is a motivation: it can be a person, or something else. We just have to give them a chance that they need and the hope that they can truly transform into a better version of themselves.

More than just romance, Inside Game is truly an inspiration for a whole lot of people. It was a rough ride, but it was worth it.  

"All I know is the man you are now is worth fighting for."

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Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball's biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette's impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.

Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she's not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at collette_west@yahoo.com.

She is the author of NIGHT GAMES and GAME CHANGER.

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