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Erica struggles with her obsessions, to the point where her life is ruled by them. After losing her job, she seeks out a new one with the aid of her best friend Kara by her side. Change has always been tricky, but between support group and art classes, Erica finds she’s able to cope with everything.

With her head held high, she’s determined to make the best of her new job. Cue handsome yet mysterious Blaine. Erica does her best to avoid him, convinced that her OCD will be a barrier that he won’t understand.

Except, Blaine has his own obsessions. The more she learns about him, the more Erica realizes that she’s not alone. Her Christmas present is something she’s only been able to dream about for years - a partner who not only accepts her, but one who understands her, too. 

©2020 Kayla Krantz (P)2020 Kayla Krantz

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The OCD Games

What a great little surprise. I enjoyed learning a little more about the struggles someone with OCD goes through. Loved the chemistry between Erica and Blaine. Cute wrap up. Glad I had the chance to read!
I was provided a free copy of this book and am leaving an honest, unbiased review.

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A Sweet & Delightful Story🎧 4.5 Wonderful Stars!🌟

I loved this novella, it is original and well written. Kayla Krantz fits a lot of story in her book, a story that immediately grabs your attention from the start. The storylines are interesting and realistic. The characters are likable and well developed. I could totally relate to Erica’s struggles, everyone needs an understanding friend like Kara. And swoon worthy Blaine, I loved the chemistry between him and Erica. This is my first novel with characters who suffer from OCD and the author nails it and presents it well. This story takes place around Christmas time but can be enjoyed year round. Kayla Krantz, thank you for this unique and great story.

I listened to the audible edition, Raine Barrett does a wonderful job narrating. She performs the voices of all the characters and brings them to life from the pages to your ears. Thanks for the great listen!!

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Ok listen

I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for a review. It was a quick listen. The characters were relatable and interesting.

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Blaine and Erica

This was a sweet story. It sheds light on people with OCD disorders and what they go through living with this disorder. Blaine was such a sweet character. I enjoyed seeing Erica's growth and Blaine's understanding and patience.
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Great eye opening romance

I really enjoyed this novella. Erica struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). It's a term that people throw around freely but for some it's a hard thing to live with. In this story we get a look into the life of someone who struggles with it. Every day tasks are complicated for her than they are for others. Erica has a good support system. Her support group really helps. And her best friend accepts her for who she is, even if she doesn't fully understand it at times. The story starts with Erica losing her job for being late all the time, something that her OCD has caused. She gets a new job and is going through the motions of trying to hide this side of her. Then she meets Blaine and he is mysterious and alluring. As they get to know each other she discovers he understands and accepts her. She even helps him. I loved following Erica's journey to happiness. I found myself swooning for Blaine too. I love that he never gave up on her. The only thing I didn't like is...I want more! I want more of Erica and Blaine. This novella leaves us with a feeling of love and happiness for them but I am greedy and want more into the life of this couple. I want to see where their relationship goes. Note to author...PLEASE TELL ME YOU HAVE PLANS FOR MORE!
This is a heart warming and eye opening story that all readers/listeners will enjoy.

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Nice love story of two people with disabilities

Interesting YA adult romance dealing with the difficulties of a series OCD condition. My heart went out to both Erika and Blaine as they struggle with day to day life. The narrator was perfect for this story. Very enjoyable

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I loved this story!

This is a cute quirky YA romance with an interesting plot and adorable, endearing characters. It embraces the quirks, disorders, and obsessions that make us who we are, and shows that there is someone out there for everyone, even is our weirdness (and face it, we all have some weirdness about us, right?) This story encourages us to not be held back by our inhibitions, whatever they may be. To find love, we need to let ourselves be open enough to receive it.
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I wanted to give Erica a hug......

The OCD Games was completely different than I was expecting, but I really enjoyed it. Maybe this subject hit harder for me, since I have struggled with compulsions all my life, but I think the author did a beautiful job of portraying the daily struggles for people with OCD and other psychological issues. Erica is one of these people, and she suffers socially, emotionally and financially due to her compulsions. The story begins with Erica losing her office job due to her morning rituals always causing her to show up late for work. This loss sends her into a tailspin, but, with the encouragement of her support group and her best friend, she gathers the courage to apply for and receive a job as a convenience store cashier. One of her co-workers is a mysterious man named Blaine, and she feels an immediate draw towards him but believes she is too messed up to ever attract him. Amazingly enough, Blaine and Erica might just be the perfect answer for each other's problems and watching them come to this realization is a both sad and happy journey in equal measures.

Raine Barrett's narration is fantastic. She has a smooth and pleasing delivery, and she added the perfect level of emotion to this very moving story. The team of Krantz as the author and Barrett as the narrator results in a wonderful audiobook production.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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Good shorter listen

This story was cute. Characters had good background. Wish there was more to the story at the end. Did have a few repeat statements from editing but nothing huge.

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A Surprise

I got this ARC via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. I learned a lot about OCD. I thought I knew someone who had OCD but I was so wrong. The story was great. Loved Blaine. Loved the interaction between the two.

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  • Kirsten Carlyle
  • 03-09-20

Easy listening

I was given a audiobook copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review and here it is. I really enjoyed listening to this story about a girl called Erica who struggles day to day with OCD. The characters were likeable and believable. Very easy to listen to. The narrator told the story clearly and pleasantly. I will look out for more from this author.

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  • Deedra
  • 09-30-19

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A fun romp through the mind and life of a woman trying to make a life with OCD. Raine Barrett was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'

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  • Jennifer
  • 05-09-19

Love from OCD

I thought this was a fun story to listen to. That focused on real health issues like OCD. I really liked all the characters involved in this story they all seemed such nice people. People I would like to have as friend's. Highly recommend either listening to this or reading this.

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  • Jan M
  • 03-24-19

Relatable Struggles

The OCD Games by Kayla Krantz is written with compassion. I found the daily struggles of Erica to be realistically portrayed. Blaine was the perfect match for her. Raine Barrett was great in her performance bringing the characters to life. For such a short listen, the characters were well developed. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I would definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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  • JuttaS
  • 02-10-19

Lovely story and great narrator.

I loved listening to this book, it made me smile many, many times. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I picked it, I didn't expect such a sweet, expressive story. I found the characters to be very rounded and I empathised with them totally. I was kept interested all the way through, the only shame being it ended so quickly. The narrator is great and I settled into listening straight away without a problem. I wouldn't hesitate to choose another book by this author and narrator.

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  • DarkRavenReviews
  • 01-24-19

Enjoyable

This was a very enjoyable story with real characters going through real problems. It was very well written. The narrator really helped bring the characters to life. Would like to listen to more by this dynamic team.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 01-22-19

Blaine and Erica!

This little gem was the perfect listen for my quiet time! Kayla Krantz has taken a problem many people have and compassionately woven it into a Christmas romance. Erica is a woman, very self conscious of her OCD and thinks she will never find someone who will understand her. When Blaine begins working with her though, things change. Could he be the one for her? I loved this short listen, full of love and hope, but more importantly the daily struggles people have with OCD. It's told in caring way, and lets us know just how hard some things can be for people, and how the common person would never realize it. I commend Krantz, love the romance of Blaine and Erica and hope there may be a little more of their story in the future! Raine Barrett does a great job narrating the eccentricities of this pair!