Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Inside Game by Collette West - Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway



Title: Inside Game
Author: Collette West
Genre: Adult, Contemporary/Sports Romance




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.





Drake's story is so much more than I expected! He's the bad boy everyone love to hate, and you know he has problems, but I never imagined what was lurking in his past. This was more than just about the romance building between Eva and Drake, this was about the journey from rock bottom and facing the demons that led him there. Drug addiction is such a difficult subject, but the author does a great job of showing us what it takes to want be and stay clean. Just like previous books, there a great sense of family within the Kings organization that comes through. This had a much more serious tone than the previous books, and might just be my favorite. 

I received an ARC via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own. 



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, GAME CHANGER and GAME ON.


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