Review: ♥ Ex Games ♥ by Stella Rhys

Posted November 18, 2016 by StaceyisSassy in Contemporary Romace, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review:  ♥ Ex Games ♥ by Stella RhysEx Games by Stella Rhys
Published by Self-Published on November 16, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Author



What’s ice-cold but hotter than hell? Rebounding with your ex’s older brother, of course.
A perfect storm led me to this place. Ghosted by my fiancé, I was suddenly broke, heartbroken and facing eviction. Enter Mason Leo, the six feet and two inches of pure muscle and arrogance I’ve hated with a passion since the day we met. The man is cocky, womanizing and ruinously gorgeous.
Worse than that, he’s my ex’s brother. And for the next two weeks, he gets to do with me as he pleases.
I’ll explain.
With both our exes – wait for it – set to marry each other in St. Lucia, I’ve agreed to let Mason pay my debts so long as I play his date. My only job is to keep my clothes on while I get my closure. Because as much as I hate Mason Leo, the man is a walking sex god. And in the name of revenge, he gets to take me out, show me off – dress, touch and kiss me with those wicked lips. It’s all for show, but every night in paradise with him brings more drinks, more drama and another temptation, so no matter what I do, I can’t stop reminding myself this:
There’s absolutely no good to come from f*cking my ex’s brother.
No matter how good it’ll feel.
**EX GAMES is a sexy, full-length standalone with a HEA**

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Ex Games

By Stella Rhys

 

Best to Judge a person by what YOU know, not by others opinions.

***3.5 stars***

Hmmm…I’m trying to write this review but I seem to be having a wee bit of difficulty. I liked it but it drove me bonkers too.

We’re back to the reasons why I struggle with New Adult Romance. This chick is 26 years old and I wanted to slap her and tell her to grow the heck up. Now, him, I liked him but again I wanted to tell him to start acting his age and not his shoe size. See, old age has ruined me for drunken shenanigans. Jumping into a pool fully clothed makes me think of the ruined clothes instead of the reckless fun. My prehistoric years has lessened my tolerance of nasty witches who take pleasure in other people’s misery. New Adult books make me feel old and crotchety.

If you can forget all that, Ex Games was interesting, sexy and ended with a sweet gesture that put a HUGE smile on my face.

Taylor’s had to deal with one too many douchewaffles in her life. The biggest one of all is her ex-fiance Aaron who by the end I absolutely loathed. Taylor has been left with heartbreak and debt when he leaves her a note saying he’s out. Not seeing the break up coming, Taylor is completely devastated. With her debts rising she’s forced to take a second job…but even that’s not helping. Then one day there’s a knock at the door. If she accepts the offer, all her problems will disappear. It’s a shame that the payment involves her acting like she loves the person she hates…Aaron’s brother Mason.

Mason is successful.

Well, Mason is a little more than just successful, but to be honest, I’m not certain why. We are told he works long hours, has plenty of money and women beg, borrow and steal to have him. So that must be how I’m supposed to gauge his level of success. Money and the number of women he can bed don’t seem like a valid gauge…but what would I know.

I really liked Mason by the end of Ex Games. He has lived his life making himself happy. He loves his brother but he hates what he had done because of his extreme jealousy. Aaron will do ANYTHING to one-up Mason…even marry his ex.

Mason approaches Taylor to be his plus one for Aaron’s wedding. His plan is to upset the apple cart enough that Aaron calls off the wedding and come begging to get Taylor back. Well, that’s the plan he tells Taylor.

Taylor needs to start afresh and if accepting the “job” helps her get back on her feet financially, then she’s willing to suck it up…figuratively, not literally.

Taylor is a beautiful woman and Mason can’t deny it. He’s determined to get her panties off, but someone’s been telling tales and he’s going to have to work bloody hard to get her to see him for his true self.

Mason is a very sexy man and Taylor can’t deny it. She’s determined to keep her panties on but the more she gets to know Mason the more tempting he seems.

Look, I liked Ex Games. I think New Adult readers who like a wee bit of angst in their reads will love it. This old biddy (ME) found the antics of the characters annoying at times. There was a situation that Taylor faced a few years previously that was heartbreaking. Towards the end of the story, some truths came to light (about and around that time) and it’s up to Taylor to forgive and try and move on. To be honest, I’m still trying to decide whether she made the right decision or not. Get back to me in a couple of years and I might have made a decision by then.

Lovers of angst, naughty boys, glam and glitz will love Ex Games and while it’s not my favourite genre, it still managed to keep my attention from beginning to end.

I’m thinking Noah and Sophia might have an interesting story to tell…

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