His Game, Her Rules

His Game, Her Rules

by Charlene Groome


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ISBN-13: 9781601833457
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

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His Game, Her Rules 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I normally love sport romances but this book was so awful I will not bother to finish.
amdrane2 More than 1 year ago
I was so excited when I got this book cause hockey is my favorite thing ever and reading about really hot hockey players finding love is probably my second most favorite thing. Unfortunately, this book was such a let down. I really didn't like the writing being in present tense, but I thought maybe I could get over that to enjoy the rest of the book. But then we're introduced to the two main characters...ugh. I just didn't like either one of them. Ty sounded like a teenager and got on my nerves. Eileen had some TSTL moments that grated on me, I mean, you're being threatened and you tell nobody except your girlfriends that tell you to contact the police, but you don't cause you don't want to make waves...over it. This book was just painful to read. Probably won't read anymore by this author, even if it is about hockey players. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Distracting use of present tense
MsRomanticReads More than 1 year ago
When I read the blurb and saw "Eileen Francis is a world-class skater with a gold medal to prove it", my first thought was that she was a figure skater, which is one of my favorite winter sports (to watch). The heroine of this story was actually a part of the women's national hockey team. The beginning did a good job of establishing her character quickly. She was passionate about hockey and teaching, and she had a lot of hopes built on becoming the skating coach for an NHL team. The prestige that would come with that position would bolster her reputation. Her personal life wasn't as rosy. The death of her parents in a car accident, and a very embarrassing and hurtful break up with her hockey-playing boyfriend of a year had left their marks. It was very apparent that she was definitely more comfortable on the ice, in her element, rather than getting into romantic entanglements. My impression of the hero may have been a little skewered because the majority of his personality description came from the way Ellie interpreted him. On the surface he was pushy, cocky, but also a softie. Perhaps too soft to the point he was a little laughable as a hero. I didn't find anything sexy or alluring about him. As a couple, I didn't feel the chemistry at all. Ellie was a basket-case of emotions, and she rarely ever knew what she wanted (except as a coach she was really good). From the first moment they met, Ty was excessively obnoxious in trying to get her to go out with him. The story went downhill from there. By 40% I was extremely bored with them. From beginning to end, all they did was argue over how to define what they were or were not doing. The words date and dating appeared for a total of 117 times. I think all the characters in this story either loved being loud or over-dramatic. I lost count of how many unnecessary exclamation points peppered the pages. Sadly there was no character development to speak of. Ellie remained the same person all the way through. If she wasn't changing her mind a hundred times about whether or not to be seen with Ty, then she was fishing for answers about why he was with her. The love scenes were all fade to black, not that that bothered me. The little bit of suspense with a creepy phone caller felt thrown in for no reason. The resolution at the end wasn't really one at all. The plot was good, but the execution was poor. Instead of an engaging story, it was tedious. The characters had potential, but it was lost in juvenile dialogue, contradictions and repetitive conversations. I'm not sure the third person present tense POV helped either. I will not be following up on this series. **I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review.**
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The idea of a strong woman in a man's world appealed to me, but this was a little lacking. The main characters had sizzle, but between her immature moments and his lack of a back story, it was hard to get into it. The story itself was okay, typical romance minus the intimacy (I wish there was more of it). What was the real terrible part of the story was the writing. The story was told from her perspective in all but 2 parts which was his perspective and I found ir obnoxious. Furthermore, the author continually went from first person to third person narrative, as well as past and present tense, often in places thag was out of place. It made reading it hard and unpleasant. Thus, it was just okay in both plot, character, and writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wouldn't suggest reading this. Save yourself the time and money. I tried to force myself to read it, hoping it would get better but it was a huge disappointment. There were so many ways this book could have been better, but the author is either very new or just isn't that good. It reads like a bad fanfiction with a semi decent editor. Her characters were weak and trite and the plot was slow and meaningless. Waste of time.
DebDiem More than 1 year ago
His Game, Her Rules is my first book by author Charlene Groome. This book was a pleasant surprise. Not being a hockey fan I wasn't sure I would like it, but Ms Groome has crafted a story with the emphasis being more on the characters than the sport. I found this book to be well written. Eileen and Ty's story is an emotional tug of war with drama, humor and sizzle. Ms Groome's characters in His Game, Her Rules are just right for this story. I enjoyed His Game, Her Rules and look forward to reading more from Charlene Groome in the future. His Game, Her Rules is book 1 of the Warriors Series and can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
Meg_the_Red More than 1 year ago
I'm an avid reader of many genres. Rarely do I not enjoy a book. This was not enjoyable. It read to me like a rough draft. The present tense distracted and annoyed me multiple times. The characters are one dimensional and their relationship is not well developed. I didn't believe they would get together. I would not recommend this book.
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dsubsits More than 1 year ago
His Game, Her Rules by Charlene Groome Eileen Francis is given an opportunity of a lifetime to be a temporary skating coach for the Warriors Hockey Team.  Even though she is more than qualified for the job, she is going to have some obstacles to overcome; Among them, controlling the advances of hockey star, Ty Caldwell.    I appreciated that Eileen is a successful female hockey player.  I think it was great that she was given an opportunity to be a skating coach for the Warriors organization.  She had the right personality for the job dealing with a team of male professional athletes whom she needed to prove her credentials too.   I liked Ty’s persistence. He is a strong alpha male who goes after what he wants.  He is a caring individual who can admit when he is wrong.   Charlene Groome did a great job describing the hockey scene.  It was obvious that she played the sport herself from the passion in her writing. I enjoyed the plot.  There are multiple things going on that kept me interested in the story and invested in the characters.  The characters grow in the novel overcoming both personal and professional issues.  The story is well-written and extremely believable. I look forward to continuing reading this series.  The next book, Cold As Ice, is scheduled to release in December 2014.  Complimentary copy provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.