Game Changer by Stacey Lynn
Las Vegas Vipers book 1
A few months after I first read — and thoroughly enjoyed — the Love & Honor duet from Stacey Lynn, I read Game Changer, the first book in a new series. I love a good sports romance and is there anything hotter than hockey players? Probably not. Little did I know I would soon become a huge fan of the Las Vegas Vipers.
Garrett and Lizzie’s story stole my heart and got me hooked. I’m sad to say the series is now complete with seven books and a prequel, but I’ve devoured them all and loved every minute of it. The series ended up being a favorite of mine and I can’t recommend it enough. This is the book that started it all.
Falling for your best friend is one thing, accidentally getting knocked up by him is another…
Hockey hottie Garrett Dubiak has been my best friend since college and the one constant in my life the past seven years. Through distance, career changes, and other relationships, we’ve always found our way back to each other.
Including one wild weekend this winter, when he finally told me he wanted more… wanted everything from me.
Too afraid to admit I felt the same, I told him I needed time.
Twelve weeks later, here I am, pregnant with his baby, alone, and terrified.
He’s my best friend. He deserves to know the truth.
So I swallow my fear, my pride, and I shoot my shot. I just hope he’s still willing to have me—and our baby.
I adored the Love & Honor duet from Stacey Lynn so I couldn’t wait to read Game Changer and I’m thrilled to report she does sports romance just as well as romantic suspense. Lizzie and Garrett’s story will give you all the feels. They’ve had an on and off friends with benefits thing for years but when Garrett wants more, Lizzie freaks out even though she’s completely in love with her best friend. They were estranged for about a year because of her reaction and it broke his heart but not enough to keep him away, because they hooked up after a recent event.
He made it clear again that he wants more and Lizzie lost it, ghosting him in the middle of the night and shutting him out completely in the months since. She doesn’t know what else to do because he was just traded to Las Vegas and her life is in Chicago so there’s no way to make it work. Lizzie has no idea how to fix things between them but realizes she has to face the situation head on when she discovers she’s pregnant. Now she’s broken his heart twice and the tabloids are plastered with pictures of him and Nadia, so things don’t bode well for Lizzie.
Garrett is shocked at first but quickly comes around. He’s always wanted to be a dad and building his family with Lizzie is everything he wants. But will she stock around or is she going to flake on him again? I love that they face their problems and don’t shy away from them. They acknowledge their own mistakes and own them, promising to work together from now on instead of pulling away from each other. Lizzie and Garrett are great together. Their story is steamy and sweet despite all the angst because being able to communicate keeps things drama-free. This is a perfect start to a new series and I can’t wait to read more. I received an ARC from Valentine PR in exchange for an honest review.