Deacon Douglas has it all. A loving home, good looks, a fast track to the major league.
But then he makes a mistake. A mistake that would derail most, but not him. He takes the challenge, turns the mistake into another accomplishment. His life it altered – for the better.
Saylor Lewis is just a girl. A girl she doesn't even know. Always the good girl, never rocking the boat, never living for the moment. Until she attends college – out of state.
He's wide open; she's hidden away. He wants her. She just wants success.
She fights. He fights harder. He fights dirty. They each have an endgame . . . will it be each other?
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Playing Fate (Endgame Series #1) by Leigh Ann Lunsford rated 5 stars Saylor Lewis has had a difficult life so far. Her father left her and her mother when she was preteen and her mother had to work 2-3 jobs to keep everything going in their lives. Saylor learned to be thrifty from her mom and to pay her own way. She is just going to start college and decides to go many states away from where she spent her teen years. She moves into a house with 2 other girls and is focused on school and nothing else. She was not prepared for Deacon Douglas, her next door neighbor. Deacon and his 2 friends , Mason and Caden, have been inseparable since they were young. They are best friends so when Deacon decided to go to college instead of going on to play baseball...Mason and Caden joined him. Now all 3 have houses next door to where Saylor, Emberlee and Avery live. Deacon sees “the new girl” of their group and he is interested to know more about a Saylor. They all start hanging out and including Saylor into their conversations and lives. She is very reluctant at first especially about Deacon but everyone else too. Eventually they wear her down and she realizes how much fun they all are. Deacon keeps pushing her to see him as something other than a friend. So she takes a chance and starts seeing Deacon. But when an issue arose between them Saylor couldn't stay with Deacon. Can Saylor move forward from her past and finish school? Will Deacon ever convince Saylor they belong together? I completely loved this book! I think I finished it in a day! The group of 5 ( Deacon, Mason, Caden, Avery and Emberlee) were funny and it showed with their many years of being friends. With incorporating Saylor into their group, she had a newness that included many antics between them that had me laughing. Saylor and Mason were constant jokers when they were together. I loved the joking between all of them and how they always had each other back. Saylor and Deacon together were hot...there is just no other way to say it. I can not wait to read the next one and I I am so glad this is a series!
Playing Fate (Book 1 in the Endgame Series) by Leigh Ann Lunsford 4 Stars Book 1 of this series introduces us to a group of kids who grew up with parents who were best friends so naturally THEY are best friends. This tight knit group of 18 & 19 year olds truly is a “village” and it would seem hard for a newbie to be welcomed, however that is not the case in this story. Told in a dual Point of View between Deacon, a college baseball player handling a very adult situation, - possibly handling it even better than not so new adults would (I guess that’s why it’s called NEW adult) and Saylor who is a scholarship recipient and trying to make her own way. It is a story with unexpected circumstances, jealousy, angst, life changing events that cause other lives to tip upside down and it is also the story of acceptance, friendship, family, laughter, love and stabilizing support. Saylor’s lack of sports knowledge is super funny considering that Deacon and the guys all were potential MLB Draft Picks. Her confusion between points and goals and where the pitcher’s mound is brings great comic relief. Threaded in and out of this story is the core group of friends who love and support each other through almost anything. Always there for each other, even when life isn’t all butterflies and rainbows. Playing Fate is about just that – FATE. Sometimes things are just meant to be exactly as they are. It is classified as New Adult, but if you change their ages and the fact that they are in college, it could easily be a contemporary romance. If you’ve never read NA before, I think this is a great one to jump into the genre with. This is not a cliffhanger, but you will be anxious to read the next book in the series. I know I am.