Game Clincher: a Triple Play Curse Novella

Game Clincher: a Triple Play Curse Novella

by Lori Ryan

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After two of his teammates fall prey to the curse, Gage Collier realizes he's got worse things to worry about than the power of the curse alone. He's got his mother to fear, and the woman is on a mission. When a columnist spills the beans that the curse is in play and there's only one victim left to be had, Gage's mother spins a web designed to trap him into being its third victim and give her the grandbabies she's been wanting. Though the bait she sets is tempting, Gage has no interest in falling in love. With his mother strategizing against him, Gage probably doesn't stand a chance, but he'll go down fighting before he takes this hit.  

The Triple Play Curse 

Every member of the Strikers, San Francisco's professional baseball team, knows about the Triple Play Curse. When one Striker falls in love and gets either married or engaged during the season, two more will fall for a total of three. And, whenever the curse is in play, the team suffers for it. More errors and injuries, lost pennant runs, you name it. No one wants to trigger the curse. 

Book One: Game Changer

Book Two: Game Maker

Book Three: Game Clincher 

Each book in the series is a standalone plot with no cliffhangers. The series can be read in any order but readers may enjoy it best read from book one through three. These books were previously published under the same title as part of Bella Andre's Game for Love World.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156528318
Publisher: Lori Ryan
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Series: Triple Play Curse
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 63,956
File size: 449 KB

About the Author

Lori Ryan writes romantic suspense, romantic thrillers, and small town contemporary romance. She loves connecting with readers, so reach out to her at She and her husband live in Austin, TX with their three beautiful daughters and three dogs. It's a madhouse. 

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Game Clincher: a Triple Play Curse Novella 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Cali-Jewel 3 days ago
This was a quick yet fun and highly entertaining summer adventure filled with awesome charters, witty banter, exciting twists and thrilling passion.... a great read from beginning to end. really enjoyed this series and this journey.
TLadageRandolph 7 days ago
I received an advanced copy of this book. This is the third book in this series. The Strikers Baseball team is cursed. Two members of the team have already become engaged and there has to be a third in order for the curse to stop. Gage Collier’s Mom is determined that he is the one who will finish it. She wants grandkids while she is still young enough to play with them! She and a friend who cleans homes, decide that they will set up their kids. Will sparks fly? Will the curse end? This is a great ending and another hot romance!
Anonymous 9 days ago
Another enjoyable story to read and relax with on a summer afternoon at the shore. The characters were believable; not over-wrought drama llamas mistaking stubbornness for strength.
Anonymous 9 days ago
I volunteered to read and review an advanced readers copy of Game Clincher . The third book in the Triple Play Curse . I really enjoyed reading this story . Gage Collier is the San Francisco Strikers Catcher . If his mother has her way he will be the third player the triple play curse gets .She wants grandbabies and is willing to have other people help her with her plan . I love the characters . It's a well written story . It's entertaining an all out great story . I highly recommend taking the time to read and enjoy .
JigsawGirl 10 days ago
The 3rd book in the series of novellas. A sweet, sexy romance where two people (Gave and Talia) not looking for love find themselves exactly in that situation. What will their next steps be? I can say without giving anything away that Gabe and Talia go in the exact opposite direction from one another. No worries. We still end up with a HEA. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
RachaelBrown 10 days ago
I enjoyed Game Clincher. I love that Gage's mom was working behind the scenes to get him to be the third victim of the triple play curse. This was a fun story! I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary Advance Reader Copy.
Anonymous 11 days ago
Another fun and entertaining book to the Triple Play Curse series. The author once again brings strong likable characters and weaves a humorous romance with Gage fighting the curse and his mother's meddling and determination to have grandchildren. She describes both her characters and scenes in detail and brings the story to life with her descriptive writing. It's a sweet romance with a heartwarming story line. I loved this book/series and would highly recommend reading. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
Lori-Gonzo 13 days ago
I love when a story goes against the norm. Gage and Talia were such a great couple. It was a refreshing change to see the man be the one who admits to falling first and the woman running scared. Gage was so apprehensive about falling in love, but he should have heeded his friend's advice. Because he fell hard. It was beautiful and more than a little funny. Talia was very goal oriented and determined to start her career, leaving many hesitations about starting a relationship with Gage. But once again, Elise to the rescue with sage advice to get Gage and Talia together. I loved their happy ending and their sweet epilogue. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author.
KarmelRead2665 13 days ago
Willing to Change With determined mothers like Barb and Lucia wanting their children married Gage and Talia don't stand a chance. The third book in the series was definitely a keeper of a read. The characters were a joy to read about and how they interacted with their mothers. Talia is a good representation of being focused, driven and just a little blind to the whole picture of life. Gage is the love'm and leave them until "those hips" captivate him then he will have to rethink his strategy. Both these characters are focused on their careers and they will have to evaluate if there is room for change. Love their story.
Kaye_Gunter 14 days ago
ONE OVER THE TOP ROMPING TREAT!!! Batter up! I fell in love with this little jewel. It grab me so tight and didn't let up until the last word. If you're looking for a sweet, breathtaking, heartwarming, humorous, beating the odds, love and adoration enhanced read, then look no further. This little baby will rock you right along with the characters as their personalities transform and blend into the roles they were created for. Lori nailed this bad boy with all the twists and turns bringing us together for a show stopping love that goes distance. The characters are authentic, genuine and so realistic with depth and qualities that make it easy to relate. The scenes are so colorfully descriptive and detailed you have no problem interpreting each scenario as they play off one another catapulting this baby to life spectacularly. Lori's unique talent and imagination weaves a tangled web, spinning a cocoon so tightly until everything else ceases to exist. Fantastic job Lori, thanks for sharing this little gem with us.
JenniferSoppe 14 days ago
A steamy end to the triple play curse Talia, a MBA student, and Gage, a major league baseball player, are unknowingly set up by their mothers. As the story progresses an agreement is reached, terms are changed, and getting over their fears is the only way toward a happy ending. Lori Ryan’s Game Clincher is a steamy end to the triple play curse and I enjoyed each quick read immensely. I received a free copy of the book from the author. I had the opportunity to review or not.
paytonpuppy 14 days ago
Will the Triple Play Curse strike again? Gage Collier’s mother wants grandchildren. He is the catcher for the Strikers pro baseball team and has no intention of settling down with just one woman. Can his mother devise a plan to help her get those grandchildren? Talia Aguilar is helping her mother clean and cook for Gage while she completes college and starts her intern towards her MBA. She is firmly set on a career, not wanting to give up her educational goals as her mother did when raising her. She is attracted to Gage, but is not ready to settle down. A fling would be nice, as long as Gage doesn’t get too serious. What will Gage do when the tables are turned and he realizes that he is ready for commitment and Talia is not? A very entertaining and sexy romp as Gage must find a way to show Talia that loving him doesn’t mean she has to give up what she has worked so hard to achieve. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation from the author. (by paytonpuppy)
ytcruz 15 days ago
We are back with the Strikers, and the Triple Play Curse. Already two have “fallen” to the curse (more like fallen in love) and the rest of the players are panicking. On previous occasions , the curse cost the professional baseball team the final win and/or injuries to their players. Gage Collier, best friends with the now engaged Rafe and Aiden, is only dating “one night stands” to avoid the curse. But his Mom, the matchmaker, and her friend Lucia, have other plans when they make it their mission to have both their “kids” meet “by accident”. The very independent Talia and Gage start spending time together with the understanding that it’s only about sex, and not about feelings. But when fate intervenes, their lives are turned upside down. This was another fun and sweet story in this trilogy. A great story for an afternoon of leisure. I was entrusted a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
Anonymous 16 days ago
Game Clincher by Lori Ryan , the 3rd novella of the triple play curse series is well worth the read The curse hits when a player on the Strikers baseball team falls in love; his game goes to pieces and the team loses games or suffers bad luck Strickers catcher, Gage is avoiding all eligible women, until his mother and her best friend,set him up with besty's daughter The rest is pure fun I was given a free copy for an honest review This series is well worth your time and money A Lori Ryan book does not disappoint Cindy