Title: Game of Hearts
Author: Cathy Yardley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kyla Summers has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime to get her cosplay business off the ground, and only one thing stands in her way. She needs someone to take over the auto shop, and there’s only one person she can think of to call…
Jericho Salomon hasn’t been back in his home town since he joined a biker gang and rode off nine years ago. When his best friend’s kid sister calls begging for help, he knows that he owes the family a debt and he intends to pay. This is easier said than done once he finds that the kid is all grown up…
She needs a pair of skillful hands. He needs to keep his hands off. When sparks begin to fly, can they keep things strictly business, or will their hearts get hopelessly tangled? No more games, it’s time to play for keeps.
This was such a fun read!
I really enjoyed Kyla and Jericho’s story. I loved that she was both a mechanic and a cosplay costume creator–not to mention the completely awesome role that one of her cosplay outfit rejects plays later in the story. She’s an all-around bada$$ heroine, and I am 100% here for it! I liked that Jericho was not only there for his old friends but also stood up when it counted in his motorcycle group (NOT a club! Or, you know, not *that* kind of club) and that time and age also managed to help heal his relationship with his family.
And OMG, the OTT sexual banter Kyla and Jericho tortured her brother with in the beginning? Just. Too. Funny. And once the banter wasn’t banter any more? Even better.
Game of Hearts is the third book in the Fandom Hearts series, but it worked just fine as a standalone. You’d better believe books 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and the novellas are on my TBR now, though! I am loving the new covers too…
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the author:
Cathy Yardley is an award-winning author of romance, chick lit, and urban fantasy, who has sold over 1.2 million copies of books for publishers like St. Martin’s, Avon, and Harlequin. She writes fun, geeky, and diverse characters who believe that underdogs can make good and sometimes being a little wrong is just right. She likes writing about quirky, crazy adventures, because she’s had plenty of her own: she had her own army in the Society of Creative Anachronism; she’s spent a New Year’s on a 3-day solitary vision quest in the Mojave Desert; she had VIP access to the Viper Room in Los Angeles. Now, she spends her time writing in the wilds of East Seattle, trying to prevent her son from learning the truth of any of said adventures, and riding herd on her two dogs (and one husband.)