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Game Maker by [Harvey, BJ]
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From the USA Today bestselling author of the Bliss series comes a new spin off series of interconnected standalones featuring your favorite Bliss series characters who are yet to meet their match. This time it's Zach and Danika's turn.

I’m a gamer by nature and by profession. I’m all about strategy, performance, and coming out on top.

Five months ago I threw caution to the wind, and in the first miscalculated step of my twenty-one-year life, I made a move on my brother’s best friend.

The first mistake we made was keeping our relationship secret. The next was going off half-cocked when a train wreck of epic proportions hit us.

Now our secret is secret no more. As I struggle to deal with all of the swirling emotions, conflicted feelings, and the multitude of burned bridges that I need to mend, the one person who can help me through it all is the same man I need space from.

To fix it I’ll have to pull on my big-girl panties, focus on what I truly want in life, and put everything I have into winning the most important game I’ll ever play.

Life is a game, and it is what you make it.

Coming out unscathed is a whole other matter.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 933 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: BJ Harvey (26 May 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01FKI2FJ0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,326 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By Kristy Heinicke TOP 50 REVIEWER on 27 May 2016
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I enjoyed every second of 'Game Maker' BJ's 2nd book in her "Game" series, from the very first chapter it drew me in. Please read the "Game" series in order, also if you haven't read BJ's "Bliss" series you should probably start there.... In 'Game Maker' we get to read about Danika (Zander's baby sister) finally going after the man she's had a crush on since she was 14 years old, who's also Zander's best friend Zack. I loved reading about everyone else in the group & how their lives are going. I had moments where I laughed so hard, Danika & her BFF Abi are entertaining, there were some moments that shocked me. I DEVOURED 'Game Maker' I really HAD to know how things would turn out.
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BJ Harvey has done it again with Game Maker, and *Shock gasp* I think #TeamTaylorSandwich may have a bit of competition for my affections.

Danika Roberts (Zander's baby sister) is the perfect combination of sweet, sass, sexy and geek. And has been besotted with Zach since she knew what it was to like boys.

Zach is just... can I just say that I am in love with a sexy Chicago fireman? I mean really, who wouldn't want to slide down his pole and play with his hose???

This is more than just Zach and Dani finding each other, finding love. This is a story of friendship, being torn between love and loyalty, family and friends.

There were plenty of times I just wanted to slap some sense into Dani - for such a smart girl she was making some silly decisions. I could understand why at first, but as the story continued I am not sure if she frustrated or Zach more!

I loved that we got more of that incestuous little group from the Bliss series! I can't help but laugh out loud at some of their antics and conversations.

Game Maker is sexy and sweet and hot as Hades, along with a lot of emotion and heart.

I think this may turn into my favourite BJ Harvey series!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rom Com gold from BJ Harvey 27 May 2016
By DonnaC - Published on Amazon.com
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Game Maker (Game #2) by BJ Harvey
4 stars!!

“…because this is where the game makes us or breaks us, sweetheart, and I need to know you’re willing to fight the battle in order to win the war.”

Game Maker is a BJ Harvey classic recipe and is a recipe I have come to adore. We have great character connection, witty dialogue, it is hot as hell and another two fantastic characters to add into an already fabulous mix. Romcom gold.

“With just that one kiss, you had me seriously considering the consequences of losing him and keeping you.” Woman down. Totally out for the effing count.

Game Maker is most definitely a romantic comedy, I had so many tears of laughter while reading, between our hero and heroine and her best friend the dialogue was enough to make even the sourest of faces laugh. This is one of the things I love about a BJ Harvey book, her trademark wit and fantastic sense of humour are prevalent throughout and while she delivers her romances with passion and heat and of course a little angst, it is always perfectly balanced with fantastic one liners and side splitting scenes.

“You alright there, Dan?”
“I don’t know…”
“What do you need…Shots? Weed? Valium? I’d offer sex, but it’s been a long time since I’ve been diving down in disco town so I might be a bit rusty.” ~ Dani & Abi

Brothers best friend’s tropes are always entertaining reads and this is one trope that I have always loved, especially when said brother is as protective as Zander was over his younger sibling, Danika. If you have read the Bliss series, you will have already heard Zander’s story and know that he was a boy that had to grow up quick and become the man of the house. He had practically raised Danika and his brotherly emotions were more fatherly when it came to Dani. He was extremely protective and this was one thing that Dani loved and loathed about him, but she always knew he had the best intentions.

“Not only would Zander kill me, he’d drag it out and make it painful by castrating me with a rusty bread knife first. Maximum pain for the ultimate betrayal.”

Dani was one hilarious woman, she worked hard, sometimes too hard. She was a game designer, a geeky tech nerd and her nerdiness is something that only makes you love her all the more. She may be a geek, but she has a wicked sense humour, is as hot as sin and has a heart of gold. A heart that has been beating for one person and one person only, Zander’s best friend Zach, the hot and extremely delectable fire fighter. Dani has loved him from afar for a long time. The age gap had always been an issue, but now she was a grown woman, age was just a number and she wanted to make her move.

“I just laid myself out for the only guy I’ve ever truly wanted. He touched me. He branded me, and after one kiss, he owned me.”

Zach was book boyfriend perfection. It seems our fire fighter has had the hots for Dani too, but out of respect for his relationship with Zander and the obvious age gap he had never made his move. Now, though, a beautiful woman was presented to him and he was finding it harder and harder to resist the temptation, he knew that if Zander found out he would burn in a fiery hell, friendship be damned. But sometimes, love makes you do the most ridiculous things, you don’t seek it out, it finds you and sometimes that pull is so strong, resistance is futile. Will Zach have more fires to put out than he bargained for?

“She’s the type of woman I’d work myself into the ground for, and spend every day for the rest of my life knowing I was punching well above my weight but not giving a flying **** if the whole world knew it. The type of woman for whom I’d give up everything I owned to call her mine.”

BJ Harvey delivers a realistic romance whereby there is no insta-lust, no insta-love, this has been a slow burn for both of them for a long time. The shall we shan’t we, the hesitation, the resistance all adds to a believable romance that will have you salivating for more and hoping beyond all hope that they take the plunge and just go for it, to hell with the consequences. Personally, I would have loved a few glimpses of their pasts especially as this attraction has been there for years, but that would have been the icing on the cake.

“I love my son, but Dani, he’s your brother, not your keeper.”

Dani’s flat mate, Abi, was one amazing character who I am hoping will be up next in this series. Together, these two were hilarious and this was really where BJ Harvey’s dialogue shone. These two best friends were like chalk and cheese but they just fit. All the other Bliss crew make appearances throughout and it was great to catch up with these group of friends. This motley crew are like one big huge family and a family that I feel that I am a part of. Having watched them all bloom from lonely singletons to married couples with families has been a pleasure to read about and one that I hope continues.
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read! BJ Harvey at her very best! 26 May 2016
By mjlovestoread - Published on Amazon.com
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I do believe BJ Harvey has given me a man that rivals Daniel Winters (Superman) from Temporary Bliss. Zach Cooper is a dream. There's none of that cocky nonsense or huge male ego. He's a man who just happens to fall for his best friend's youngest sister and as brutal and foolish as that might seem, for Zach it's the most natural and wonderful thing to ever happen to him. And I love that he appreciates his woman so fiercely and is determined to never let her go.

Zach and Danika Roberts are the couple you can't help but root for. She's the tech geek and he's the firefighter. Both very dedicated to their jobs and their friends and family. They both exude a maturity that I adore in a couple. There aren't any games or running away. Sure, Danika is hesitant to let the world and most importantly, her brother, know that they have started seeing each other but I understood that, even when Zach was getting more frustrated with their situation by the day.

With the very incestuous (not really but I'm still finding it hard to keep track of who is related to whom) cast of characters that our couple have to deal with, the ones who can see right through any lie, I would have hidden away such a special relationship as well. Danika just wants some time to be together without any criticism or hovering. The entire Bliss family is present and accounted for and they often show no mercy in matters of the heart. Just read the prior books in that series along with Game Changer and you'll know exactly what I mean!!

This is a well-written and beautiful read. The blossoming romance between Dani and Zach took them completely by surprise even though Dani has lusted after her brother's best friend for years. I truly enjoyed every minute watching as they try to maneuver what's deep in their hearts with the threat of what could happen should family and friends not approve. But what I loved most was that they didn't give up even when they could have. The author provides just enough angst without dragging out whether or not Dani and Zach will stay together. It flowed at exactly the right pace combining extremely sexy trysts with a dose of humor and an abundance of love.

BJ Harvey gives us characters who care deeply about each other and it was never more evident than with this book.

I encourage you to not only devour Game Maker like I did but to go back and start at the beginning with Temporary Bliss. You need to meet this wonderfully witty yet very loving crew.

A huge 5+ stars for a book that made me smile.
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Series from BJ Harvey, pants down! ;) 28 May 2016
By Michelle New - Published on Amazon.com
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In book two of the Game Series, we get the story of Zach and Danika. Dani is Zander’s little sister and Zach is his best friend, a man who has known Dani since she was just fourteen. For Dani, she’s had a crush on her brother’s best friend since the first time she saw him, she just never expected him to return the favor.

Now, this spin off series does not require you to read Bliss first, but a lot of key players of that series play small parts of this, all being in the same circle of friends/family so it can be a little intimidating for new readers who might try to keep all the character straight – don’t worry about it for now. But if you want to fully understand all the relationships, I recommend going to Mac & Daniel’s story in the first book of the Bliss Series so you can answer all your questions (it’s worth the read).

I have read all of BJ’s books and I am loving how much she has grown as an author through all these books. The difference in her talent is amazing when I look back at the first book of hers that I read. I find myself falling more and more in love with her characters with each book and I think of all the books, the Game Series is my favorite. I am loving the humor and the antics of these characters. Love the themes being introduced and each new character leaves me just wanting to know more, to read more.

I admit that I am not a huge rom-com fan, I really like my romances to have a lot of drama and angst (even if I say I hate it while reading it), but I really have come to love the quirkiness of this author and her characters. After so many books where I’ve gotten to know the characters of this crazy bunch, they feel more like friends than just characters and I can’t wait to get more of them and meet new ones.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series 17 April 2017
By Reading Renee - Published on Amazon.com
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Now I enjoyed book 1 The set up for this crew and their relationships was a little predictable but this blew me away! A few interesting scenes that were quite steamy. I am so into them now The story was full of at least 2 memorable twists that will keep you guessing. Nobody appreciates Danika like I do! She has the geeky sex pot chick wrapped up with her name on that crown.
5.0 out of 5 stars For the awkward girls 29 May 2016
By Karen Hulseman - Published on Amazon.com
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If you love a great rom-com read, look no further than Ms. Harvey's Game Series. As luck will have it, this novel definitely can stand alone. I recommend book 1 as it was funny, romantic and a perfect lazy-day-I-just-want-to-read book, but not necessary. BJ Harvey introduces you to past character's within the story so you don't feel lost. Dani and Zach's story will not disappoint.

"Hey vagina, take a picture . It'll last longer."

The novel is told in a dual POV. However, it's lines like above that when the readers is in Dani's head, I couldn't stop from laughing out loud. For those of us who are slightly geeky and awkward, you can relate to the character of Dani. But she isn't so awkward that she seems juvenile. This strong, smart woman is who attracts our hot firefighter, Zach. Whoa Baby!! If you love your male leads not be a manwhore but actually relationship driven, you'll definitely be in love with Zach.

This novel is a really perfect read. The story is evenly paced, never bogs down with heavy drama or angst. Keeps the reader wanting to come back for more. Can't wait for Cade and Abi! 5 out of 5 stars.

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