21 December 2013

The Game Tour Stop!!

Kirsten Backhard is a highly respected senior negotiating executive who plays with some of the most powerful men in her field.

She is confident, sexy and hell on heels. She fights with a straight face, doesn’t back down easily and she has no scruples about using her ASSets to get the deal done her way.

Kirsten loves the thrill of toying with the game in a man’s world. She is in control of both her professional and personal life, until one heartbreaking night changes everything and for the first time she starts losing.

Can Kirsten negotiate the game of love as well as she does at work?

Can she play a love-em and leave-em game as well as a man does?

Or did she already lose when her heart was dealt to the one man who broke it?

Contains crude language, sexual intercourse, and really bad jokes.
When I first started this book, I wasn’t sure I was going to like it.  The dialogue in the beginning seemed just not right to me.  I had some serious doubts that this was a story I was going to be able to get into and even like at all, but I’m glad I stuck with it, because this turned out to be a pretty good book!
Kristen Backhard is a tough woman in a man’s world.  She takes no prisoners in her pursuits in business.  She’s not afraid of much, it seems.  But deep down, she has her own vulnerabilities, especially when it comes to relationships with her family and friends.  This book follows Kristen as she negotiates tougher waters than in her business dealing, when she’s trying to figure out love and family.
Kristen turned out to be pretty badass.  I mean, I thought at first she was going to be some unfeeling sharktress (yeah, I just made that up) but she had some vulnerabilities and softness about her that really made her human.  She’s comfortable with herself, but still has the normal ups and down of any woman trying to find her way in life and figure out where she is going in her personal life. 
I would have liked a bit more explanation about Kristen and her relationship with Liz.  I admit that some of the dynamics between the characters were a mystery to me throughout the book.  And Drew…he was adorable.  I can totally see why Kristen fell for him.  I hope for this series to continue so that we can find out more about all of the characters, especially Derek.  I love me some hot hockey players!
The plot is interesting.  It’s really a character piece, because while there is drama and misunderstanding, what it’s really about is the characters and their dynamic with one another. 
All in all, once you get through the first bit and really into the meat of the story, this is a good book.  I know that if I had just picked up this book I may have given up early on, but I’m here to tell you that it gets better and completely worth it by the end.  It’s a book that will take you through the whole gamut of emotions; it will make you laugh, it may make you cry, but I think in the end you will be glad you hung in there. 4 stars.

I heard a phone ring, thinking it belonged to the salon. Nope, not my luck. The crazy wax witch answered her phone wasn’t like I could cover shit with my hands…well, except for my belly button.
“Hello?” I sat up, annoyed and pissed off. “Open vagina here.”
“No, I not busy.” She lifted her phone away from her to talk to me. “Two minutes.”
When I looked at those two pointed fingers, I wanted to poke her eyes out with them. I was trying to get up, but she kept pushing by vagina down.
“Wait, we do you hole next.”
Hole next? What the fuck? That was just over the top, even for me, so I just started doing the ugly pregnant laugh-cry. Even if I were to tell someone this story…seriously, who would believe this shit? Fuck my life!
Shawnté lives in central Alberta, with her husband Ricky of 10 amazing years and together they have two beautiful children. Somehow her husband has managed to trick her into running a cow/calf operation. As much as she fusses about it, she loves it.

When Shawnté is not sitting at her kitchen table hammering away on her laptop while watching the moose chase her cows across the yard, yes this really happens. Then she is busy attend school activities, community events and chauffeuring children here and there. She is big on playing softball and watching hockey.

When the time comes to relax, you will find her snuggled underneath her down comforter reading on her Ipad. Wait…who are we kidding, if the dishes, vacuuming, laundry or the bathrooms needs a hose down, you’ll always hear her say, “Just after this chapter.” She doesn’t have a favorite author or best story because everyday she falls in love with someone new.

Shawnté is technology challenged so you won’t find her on twitter (heaven knows she tried) or instagram – whatever this stuff is called. But she can work one hell of a Facebook page thanks for her fictitious assistant Lacy. Please go like her page and leave a review/star rating on the books she’s wrote.



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