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Publisher's Summary

The Remingtons are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In the 25 years she's been alive, Dex Remington has been the only person who has always believed in her and been there for her. But four years earlier, she came to Dex seeking comfort and then disappeared like a thief in the night, leaving him a broken man.

Dex Remington is one of the top PC game developers in the United States. He's handsome, smart, and numb. So damn numb that he's not sure he'll ever find a reason to feel again.

A chance encounter sparks intense desires in Ellie and Dex. Desires that make her want to run - and make him want to feel. A combination of lust and fear leads these young lovers down a dangerous path. Is it possible to cross a burned bridge, or are they destined to be apart forever?

©2016 Melissa Foster (P)2017 Melissa Foster

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The open window

I like loved this story. The open window. The understanding of just giving her, his strength. The girl with a foster parent that was going into her room at night. The father that figured out what was happening to the girl his son protected, and reporting him. Causing them to lose each other. The way Dex would leave the window open for her all these years later.
Having to be able to learn and except she was safe.
Such a wonderful love story that touched my heart.
And B.J, soft and calming voice had me mesmerized!

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Sexy and nurturing wrapped into one Alpha!

Honestly this was an amazing book. I was sick with pneumonia and bedridden and decided to try to listen to the book...and wow was it perfection. BJ Harrison mastered this book in such a way that I literally was transported to the Remington world in a flash...it took my mind off the illness and made me feel so much better. It really says something when you feel awful and something you listen to makes it all so much better. The story was sexy and entertaining...I swear Dex is my favorite Remington. His undying love for Ellie transcends through all he does. BJ is so convincing in all his unique characters it’s hard to remember it’s one person bringing all the characters to life. Such a great book...I highly recommend it!

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The Remington Family is amazing

The Love in Bloom Series is narrated by one narrator, BJ Harrison. He has captured the feelings, the love, and the friendships perfectly. His tone and cadence is perfect for these sweet, sexy, loving characters.

The Remington Family is absolutely amazing. This series starts with Dex and Ellie. Dex is a dream guy. Although his heart has been broken by the same girl not once but twice, he is still willing to put his heart on the line and let Ellie back into his life. That is what I call true love. Dex is not a pushover though, he knows that he is taking a risk and does not let Ellie walk all over him. He won’t let her run, as is her past history, and he pushes her to talk to him, tell him the truth.

Ellie is a rough cookie. She has had a tough background, being in foster home after foster home and having to move often. Not to mention the things she saw and dealt with while in those homes. Running has always been her go to escape. When Dex calls her out on her disappearing she knows that she has to stay and fight for the man she loves, has loved since she was twelve years old. I was cheering for her and her relationship with Dex to work from the very first page.

Melissa Foster has written another book that I could not possibly stop reading. Some of the characters in this book are familiar from the Snow Sister’s and the Braden’s series, which I loved. Game of Love can be read as part of a series or as a standalone book. I highly recommend this entire series, including this book.

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Great read

Enjoying all the lives of each family members. Looking forward to seeing what Will be unfolding of the rest of the characters lives

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The game of love

Dex and Ellie were childhood friends, Dex was the only person who always believed in Ellie. Dex is now a top computer game programmer, he has everything going for him, too bad he doesn't feel anything. Ellie broke his heart and he never got over her. So when Ellie shows up in a bar where Dex is at old feelings surface again. But Dex has to wonder if Ellie will break his heart again. As a reader, your emotions are everywhere in this book. You are drawn into the story from the very first page and you immediately fall in love with the characters.
I enjoyed reading Gave of Love, but I loved listening to it on audiobook as well. B.J. Harrison's narration make me this book come alive. I have enjoyed listening to him narrate all of Melissa Foster's books.

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Good book!

This is as sweet second chance love story as the first installment of the Remington series. Dex and Ellie were a good couple that had issues with their upbringings to overcome in order to find their HEA. I enjoyed Dex as a character but Ellie I found to be weak as she was very hung up on her foster care past and any bump in the road that she may have encountered. Together they were a good pair as I felt that Ellie drew from Dex. The story flowed well and did not drag at all. The narration from Mr. Harrison was well performed and smooth. It was an enjoyable story to listen to.

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Great book

Dex Remington has been Ellie Parker's safe place since they were kids. To this day he still leaves his window open for her. Ellie grew up in foster care and lots of insecurities. With Dex's help she is able to trust and be loved the way she deserves to be. Melissa Foster gets better and better with each book. BJ Harrison did another amazing job with the narration.

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Game On

Love how Dex "levels up" from best friend/protector to one true love for Ellie! These two kids go from growing up as friends with a sudden departure to Ellie coming home to where her heart and fate always knew she belonged!
Always Love Melissa's books! They are a great go to for getting you out a funk!!!

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Is the game of love too much for this gamer?

Where does Game of Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Elle and Dex are old high school friends who find a mwah back to each other ten years later. Elle is a foster child who used to live by Dex and Dex's bedroom was her refuge. In adulthood, Dex has become a successful video game swisher and Elle has taken her experience as a foster kid to help children in similar situations tonhers as a teacher. Elle finds her way back to NYC and read Game of Love to see if they are able to come together again. Elle is a very strong woman and you'll love how Dex and Elle learn how to work together as a team. For me though Regina is the star of the novel, love her!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this novel and BJ did anwondeful job. I particularly liked the scenes with Dex's mother.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene is when Elle and Dex meet up with Josh and Riley in their apartment building and Riley has to obviously advise Josh that Elle and Dex were making out. I can see the eye roll from Riley.

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Good, but not my favorite Melissa Foster book.

I loved the comfort the heroine took from the hero in this book. Elle and Dex seemed made for each other, but she had soooo many issues she kept throwing in the way that it kept losing me. I loved that he was hung up on her for so long and so consistently, but let her know that he was done with her leaving him. It added some much needed strength to his character. Their relationship was confusing for the characters and for the reader. Why wouldn't she hang on to the steadiness he provided with both hands?
A different side of Elle's being a foster child was brought to the forefront when she said, "I've never been in a position to help anyone." I got the feeling that applied the most to herself. She needed the help of Dex to learn how to help herself and be strong enough to not run.
It was sweet that she wanted to help kids and that Dex was concerned about kids sitting and playing his video games all day instead of socializing and being active. I like Melissa Foster books, but it would be nice if she wrote a hero that isn't super rich and is more of your average, every day kind of guy. I'd like somebody I can relate to.

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  • Jo Venison
  • 09-13-17

A sweet story to brighten your day :)

What did you like most about Game of Love?

Dax and Ellie story is one that starts as teenage love and develops over time. These are my favourite stories.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Dex seeing Ellie for the first time after 4 years. He struggled to hear the conversation around him as the memories come back.

Any additional comments?

I loved this story.
Dex and Ellie have a sweet story that starts in childhood and despite a separation, Dex has not forgotten her or removed her from his heart. Ellie has had to build some rather solid walls around her heart and after a night of disaster, finds herself at Dex's door looking for help. A visit to her past enables Ellie to embrace the past and the walls start to crumble allowing her to see that Dex is the man for her.

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  • katiemay
  • 08-15-17

When you're not looking for love

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

Its quite an emotional journey for both the main characters and you get that with the narration.

What other book might you compare Game of Love to, and why?

I think all Melissa's books have a different take on love story, but if I had to pick one book it would be Amy and Tony from the Seaside stories.

What does B.J. Harrison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

When you listen to an audio book there is at lot more emotion in the story. You get drawn into it and that is down to having a good narrator.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

When you're childhood crush is your long lost love.