Game, Set, Match

Narrated by: Traci Odom
Series: Love Match, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
3.9 out of 5 stars (478 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Off the court, tennis star Jason Cartwright's playboy image is taking a public beating. On the court, he's down 40-love. A knee injury is shutting down his game, and the paparazzi are splashing his love life on every magazine. A comeback is in order, but the makeover he needs to save his faltering career is in the hands of the woman he loved and left 15 years ago.

While single-mom Izzy Connors sees people for who they really are through the lens of her camera, even without it, she knows Jason isn't the star he appears to be. Although his charm and good looks haven't dimmed since he broke her heart, all she sees is his wasted talent and playboy lifestyle.

Can Izzy put the past behind her and help Jason get his game, and his image, back on track? Or will the click of her camera shatter his world as well as his heart?

©2010 Nana Malone (P)2013 Nana Malone

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Finally!

As a bw who's been married to a wm for 5 yrs in December, not to mention we've been together for 15 yrs. altogether, I've been waiting for books like this! It was a very good book. I just wish the rest of the world other than commercials and now books would go along with the changing times! Like Hallmark movies who only relegate black women to the best friend role, seriously?! Come on! But as I said this was a very good book, wasn't to fond of the narrator, but overall a good book.

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Ok story.. BAD narration

this storyline was just okay. I am not saying it was a bad listen. It wasn't okay listen. Something to listen to on a rainy day or while you're busy doing something and just need to hear a story. However, when I am listening to a bwwm I expect the woman doing the narration to be a black woman. It was very hard to remember that this was a bwwm. I've heard this narrator before and she always seems so cartoony to me. She had none of this funk that a black woman has and her character portrayal I was way off. Not just for the black characters but for the white ones as well. They sound like an animated series. I think that was a bad choice of production. Next time get a black woman to read

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Book good narration just OK

Liked the book, but the narration could have been better. She used a Marilyn Monroe voice (breathy high pitched) for a strong back woman. Just didn’t fit. Grated on my nerves after a while. Sorry...

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good story wonderful bwwm romance

Finally a bwwm romance with appropriate aged leads. Great story that was available via AUDIBLE.. YEA! worth the price. kudos

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upbeat read

narrator was easy to listen to and the story wrapped up so perfectly that it gave as much happiness to all the characters as possible. even for the villan of this story. and yet the story wasnt too mushy or overdone. im going to try another of Malone's books soon.

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Horrible narrator meets basic story

You've read the summary so I'm sure you can guess how this will go. What I didn't expect as the narrator phrasing everything as if this were Pleasantville or some 1950s commercial.

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love it

make me laugh made me cry made me think...absolutely loved it. the narrator was awesome.

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Just okay

What did you like best about Game, Set, Match? What did you like least?

I loved Jason's and Nick's characters. I liked Izzy the least, because she was the main character and was supposed to be the best.

Would you recommend Game, Set, Match to your friends? Why or why not?

Nope. Izzy might be a good mom but she's a moron. She expects perfection and she's not even a perfect person herself. By the end of the book, I just wanted to scream at her. Annoying.

Have you listened to any of Traci Odom’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I really liked her performance. I hope to hear other books she's narrated before.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

If izzy wasn't such a nit-picking, "i'm such a victim" annoying shrew.

Any additional comments?

Take Jason's character and reform him into a character in another book without a shrew for a leading lady.

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Game,Set,Match

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yeah if they like the books I be reading why not

What other book might you compare Game, Set, Match to and why?

Nothing

What does Traci Odom bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?


Everything laugher and passion

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending cuz they finally go to be together As family.

Any additional comments?

Just read this book

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Talented and a good read

What did you love best about Game, Set, Match?

I love Jason and Jessica, hell I love Izzy and Nick, I'll even through Sabrina in there to because she really isn't that bad of a person

Who was your favorite character and why?

What a difficult question. Every character (with the exception of Simon) has great qualities. I can't pick, so I won't. I loved everyone of them (to include Sabrina)

Which scene was your favorite?

OMG! The love scene after Izzy's open gallery. The love between her and Jason left me envious.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES! I stayed up until 12am wanting to reach the end. Difficult task as I had two hours left and had to be up for work at 5am (although I pushed my clock until 6am). I loved it, I couldn't get to sleep because I wanted to know so badly what was going to happen next.

Any additional comments?

Ms. Nana Malone, you are talented. Please continue to write for this type of genre in the way that you've relayed Izzy, Nick's, and Jason's story. You are articulate and intelligent. I absolutely love the story and will be looking out for more. Please, please, please do audio as my job makes it difficult to read and work at the same.

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  • Nina B.
  • 08-16-20

Second chance romance

I enjoyed this book. I listened to it twice. I love the characters. She is a black lady and trying to adopt a white boy that she has raised since he was a baby. She is having difficulty with this because of the biological mother and the courts. Her “sons” tennis player idol is also her college crush. HEA. Black lady with white guy. The narration was great. I recommend this book. 🎧Audiobook Obsession

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  • JCT
  • 06-01-20

Good listen, kinda too long

Narrator was good with reading and male voice but I HATED her female voice. Sounded very weak and timid, not a strong black woman that I thought Izzy was supposed to be. It took away from the story. Mostly enjoyed it but also hated a few parts especially the second "surprise" of the book. I put " " because it's kinda predictable. Ending drama was also weird. Is it strange I can't remember all the graphic sex the reviews mention and for most of the book thought it was very PG-13.

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 05-29-20

Really enjoyable

I really enjoyed the storyline of this one. The characters all have their own issues and needed some help to get out of their funk. I would have loved the narrator to have a little more attitude in her voice but all in all an enjoyable story

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  • Suzyplums
  • 06-16-19

very enjoyable

I really liked this book. the storyline was convincing and we'll thought out. Traci Idem as ever brought all the char6to life

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  • Anne Blyth
  • 06-12-20

Enjoyed this one

An interesting story with some twists and characters that keep the story moving along. Definitely worth a read.