"You have chlamydia."
Three words no man wants to hear.
I've always been liberal with my appreciation of the female form, a firm believer in the 'try before you buy' principle, but living life to the fullest obviously didn't end well for me considering the unexpected—and very unwelcome—consequence of my free and easy past.
After living through the horrendous experience that was informing my recent sexual partners of my acquired 'condition,’ I made a vow to myself – and a bet with my best friend—that the next woman I sleep with will be the ‘one.’
What I will learn is that even when something happens and the games come to an end, there's always the chance of something—or someone—crashing in and changing everything.
So this is my story. It may start with a venereal disease, but I promise you, I’m determined to get my happy ending.
About the Author
BJ Harvey is the International Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She writes contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense.
An avid music fan, you will always find her with headphones on while writing, and the speakers blaring the rest of the time. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and when she’s not writing – she’s reading.
BJ resides with her family in what she considers the best country in the world—New Zealand.
She describes her writing as a little swoon, a lot of heat, a bit of drama and a whole lot of love.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
You know you're in for some....interesting....times when a book begins with chlamydia for the hero and an unexpected pregnancy for the heroine. Neither of which they got from the other. Awkward, party of two, your table is ready... Thomas Caldwell loves him some ladies. Handsome, driven, and good in the sack (of course), Thomas is an equal opportunist. Or at least he was, before an unfortunate run-in with chlamydia had him running for the doctor, and his self-imposed abstinence. Amy - who may not have a last name because I searched for it and came up empty-handed (which is absolutely irrelevant, but funny to my weird mind) - had a drunken tryst with a former co-worker and now finds herself with an unexpected gift of her own. A pregnancy with which her horizontal mambo partner wants no part of. And her self-imposed abstinence. These two casual friends are about to be brought together by a late night grocery store run that started in a search for Lucky Charms, but ended with Thomas delivering Amy's baby in the cereal aisle. Awkward, party of THREE, your table is ready... Game Ender is a hilarious account of what happens when your casual friendship is fast-tracked as a result of baring all in a grocery store birth, because can anything really stay casual after that? Filled with one-liners, loin cloth filled text exchanges, and more blue balls than a Smurf's ball pit, this friends-to-birthing partners-to-lovers story is the perfect way to spend your day.
I only got to read this fourth, and final book, but it works as a standalone. However you do get to know all the people who are the couples from the previous books, so I am eager to go back and read those as well. The characters themselves were probably my favorite part of the story. Before I was even halfway through I found myself thinking about how much I wished I had a group of friends like these. I loved the reference to being a "V-Card holder" even when things were the way they were and she actually was obviously not a virgin. This was a very sweet story, there were definitely obstacles to overcome, read the synopsis above with the whole STD line of the story. But to me, someone who has gone most of their life with drama and obstacles being easily solved, or at least solved in calm, well thought out ways, I enjoyed reading a book where the drama was more like my real life. I am fortunate enough to have a free copy of the first book that I got from a free download off of Amazon at one point, so I can't wait to go back and get to know all of these different characters more and how they became couples.
GAME ENDER by B.J. Harvey is the fourth book in her Game series and features Cade's roommate, Thomas Calhoun totally falling head over heels for Amy, a bartender in Sean's club, Throb and good friends with Mia and Abi. Yes, everyone in this series is deeply connected. Thomas is the perfect dreamy, swoon-worthy boyfriend most women dream about finding. He's gorgeous, built, financially successful and claims he has 9 inches to offer up. He says all the right things. Does all the right things. And is completely on board with a full-on commitment for forever. And in Amy's case he not only pampers her (the man does her dishes for goodness sake!!), he pampers and dotes on her newborn son. Add to that, he was there for her in a sudden time of need in a way that totally bonds them and little Brody. How can Amy resist falling for him? Amy doesn't know quite what to think of Thomas's sudden devotion and selflessness and is so busy taking care of her newborn she doesn’t worry about it. She's just grateful he's stepped up and willing to be such a great friend. But Thomas isn't willing to stay friend-zoned for long because he isn't about to let an amazing angel like Amy slip through his fingers. Since Amy has had a bit of a crush on Thomas forever, she isn't about to resist his attention even if she doesn't quite understand his sudden interest. Especially since everyone knows he's been celibate for about a year. This was a funny, romantic and very steamy love story, but watch out for the end of chapter 4... I had some sentimental happy tears running down my cheeks after that one. Good story. Interesting characters. Sweet baby boy. Dirty, coming off 15 months of abstinence, sex. Don't miss this one! 4 stars ~Complimentary copy received. Opinions expressed in this review are my own.
This book was a super fun read; it made me chuckle and smile and left me feeling wonderfully warm at the end. Game Ender really is a sweet and sexy read and will will make you laugh and swoon all at once. This was a lovely story with great characters that had the right mix of humour and feels. I've really enjoyed this series and this final standalone book in the Game Series really ends the series on a high. I was provided with a copy of this book from the Publisher; there was no inducement or obligation.