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Game, Set, Match

Narrated by: Traci Odom
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
4 out of 5 stars (383 ratings)

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How steamy is it? Sizzling

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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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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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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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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  • Pat
  • El Paso, TX, United States
  • 01-06-15

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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A bit boring at times... could be better

Overall this was an entertaining story, a good buy on sale... I wouldn't waste a credit on this. It was a cute love story...but it was extremely boring at time. I literally skipped half of the book and could come back in without guess what happen in the parts I skipped.

Narration was ok...

A sale book, not a buy or credit.

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Really?

This story starts off with heat when Jason shows up to Izzy's house to talk about a photo shoot.... This story had promise I said.... I appreciated the topic of adoption across races and she raised a good boy. What I didn't see coming was the history of the characters that mingled together in a tangled web. Sabrina was a selfish self centered person who should have been ashamed of herself....
I didn't like the narrators voice at all, it sounded terrible, false as all get out and dumb...
I wanted to slap Izzy upside her head to know she would gave up her bedroom for a beat dead beat/ drug addicted moma who never done anything for her 14 year old son, that was crazy....bye Felisha!
Getting with Jason was long over due but he was crazy to do anything more than slam his door in Sabrina's face but
then again that tangled web makes it hard sometimes.... I liked her assistant trying to talk in slang, I have no idea why? It irritated me how as soon as someone was pissed at her they threw the kid in her face even though she raised him.
I liked the story... I enjoyed the ending, I wish there had been better love scene details but I am a Nana Malone fan from now on.

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ReviewJason, the pro-tennis star, has a romance with Izzy, an up and coming artist. The story started out with a lot of promise but it ended just ok for me. I wanted so much from the book starting in the beginning, but a few things held it back. Jason started out being portrayed as a player. As the story developed he really wasn't. He was more a victim of the tabloids than anything. Izzy had some serious issues. Maybe it was because she was forced to be an adult too early in life, or maybe it was the pressure her father exerted for her to do well in tennis. She really was a contradiction. I liked how she took care of Nick and it showed how much she adored and loved him. I felt she put up with way too much crap from Sabrina. I also thought she had no faith in Jason, when she really should have. The one that shined was best-friend, Jessica! What a hoot!

There were a lot of issues that needed to be worked out, and Nana Malone did a pretty good job of delving into them. There may have been too many to tackle in one book to flow well. I liked the story well enough but I just didn't love it. 

I listened to audiobook and the narrator spoke clear and concise. She portrayed each character as I saw them and I never was lost as to who was speaking. A joy to listen to!