Hooked on the Game (Sterling Shore Series #1)

Hooked on the Game (Sterling Shore Series #1)

by C.M. Owens

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Hooked on the Game (Sterling Shore Series #1) by C.M. Owens

Hooked on the Game by C.M. Owens

Everyone has secrets that define them, a past that has shaped them, and a game they play - whether they know it or not.

Despite the fact they live next door to each other, Kade and Raya have never made an effort to speak, until a wild party, four frat boys, and... a bulldozer.

Sterling Shore was supposed to be a new start for eighteen-year-old Raya Capperton. Everything was working out perfectly until her two roommates were expelled for a prank, leaving Raya with the house she couldn't afford on her own. Fate intervenes before she has the chance to find a new home, but she struggles to decide if it's divine luck or the devil's cruel sense of humor.

Twenty-one-year-old Kade Colton has his life planned out, and everything he does is an elaborate game to aid him with his future endeavors. Coming from money has made Kade's life easy, but he wants to build his own name - his own future. The thing he doesn't realize... when you only put forth superficial effort, you only acquire superficial friends.

Raya is torn between being amused or disturbed by Kade and his philosophy, but the drive behind his determination isn't what Raya expected. Little by little, her hatred fades and is replaced by emotions she never would have believed she could have for the rich jerk she desperately doesn't want to care about. Too bad you can't force yourself not to care.

The problem is... Kade's shiny name can't be tarnished, and Raya has a jaded tie she can't cut loose. Nothing about them can work, nothing about them makes sense, but nothing can seem to stop them from trying.

*Not suitable for anyone under the age of eighteen

**No cliffhanger
**New Adult Contemporary Romance
**Descriptive sex

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045945288
Publisher: C.M. Owens
Publication date: 05/14/2014
Series: Sterling Shore Series , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 17,220
File size: 629 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

A mother of two and a lover of all romance.Writing saved me, but it took a long time for me to pluck the courage necessary to put my stuff out there to be loved or hated. I fall in love with my characters when I write, and though it might sound a little strange, I give them the free will to do as they wish. More than anything, I hope everyone else falls in love with them as well.I love how a story evolves on its own, morphs into something not even I saw coming. If I can leave people entranced, in lust, possibly inflamed, and ultimately in love, then I've accomplished what I set out to do.

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Hooked on the Game 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 84 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved every single thing about this book. Coming in at 168 pages, the number seems small but the entire story pulls together to make it the perfect length. I loved the characters, the secondary characters were amazing as well. Humor, I swear every time Kade laughed or chuckled I could here his rolling laugh in my head. Sigh I'm so excited for Tag's book next! Well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this book. The chemistry between Kade and Raya is off the charts HOT! Their relationship definitely starts out badly but it's so fun to watch it grow into something so much more. How Raya couldn't tell Kade had feelings for her is beyond me. The way he was always touching her and always wanted to be around her was so obvious not once did I think he made her feel inferior. Raya is so afraid to believe it that she keeps pushing him away until she can't do it anymore and OH MY FREAKIN WOW! It's on! The sex is amazing! At times I was laughing out loud and at times I was crying so hard I couldn't see. And at timesI caught myself holding my breath from the suspense. I highly recommend this book to everyone. My only complaint is the abrupt ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to say it wasnt what i wad expecting, it was so much better. I almost didnt get this book. I cant wait to read Kades game i want know how kade reacted to the girl leaving and i just love how its written. I would love to see this in a movie. It lets you get to know the characters and how they were feeling. It was beautifuly written and it keeps you going back to tje same book always wanting more whether you have memorized it or not. I would recomend this to everybody no matter who they are its irresistable all the douhts and problems make it all that much better. Im serious this is a and or buts book. And never judge a person or book by its cover or what everybody sees dig deeper and find the real them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was suprised to find such a great stand alone free book (I'm finding that is rare). This definately worth your time, I will be looking for more books in this series.
romanzlady More than 1 year ago
You can't help who you fall in love with. Kade and Raya come from polar opposite worlds. He's the rich kid, she's the trailer park kid. When fate interferes and throws these two together, look out! It's hot and steamy. Kade is so swoon worthy. No cliffhanger!
jerica More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The characters are very well developed, and the romance is nothing short of steamy! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a pretty good book! Original storyline and a quick read with pretty likeable characters. I was glad that they didn't jump into a relationship right away and the book wasn't sex scene after sex scene. One negative: Raya got a bit repetitive when it came to her insecurities about growing up poor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read and free
Anonymous 3 months ago
Liked this story immensely .
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Beautiful writing and a gut-wrenching story. This author is a hidden gem! Cannot wait for more! ---J.K. James
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starts out slow and at times can seem juvenile but hang in there because this book really introduces you to some amazing characters in the series that you will not want to miss out on!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
C M Owens can write This book was great it was one of the best books ive read in awhile Bravo
bouhamala More than 1 year ago
My first from C.M. Owens. This book was really hard to put down. I liked dramatic start of the story, how some drunk student destroyed Raya house. But it kept going with good pace, not to quick and not too slow. Raya is a simple broke college girl trying to get by. Her dad is in jail for being a con man, and she is really trying to make it on her own without anyone else helping her, She is refusing checks from her father, because she belives they are tainted. At first I didnt like Kade, he is tipical rich guy, but when he sees how bruised Raya is from the accident, he feels really guilty, and then his behavior changes a lot. When circumstances draw them to have to live in the same house, the flames of passion ignite. I really liked the whole story it is hot , sexy love story with plot!
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I really enjoyed this book the only drawback was it was only 168 pages, but don't let that stop you it was an excellent quick read that had me flying through the pages. It didn't feel rushed like so many others do. Do yourself a favor and read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny, smart, and mesmerizing!!!! C.M.Owens never disappoints!!!!
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Great book
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