Review:  The Love Game
THE LOVE GAME - Regina Hart
Harlequin Kimani/Romance
PRINT | EBOOK

June 2015
CATEGORY ROMANCE
REVIEWER:  Brenda Larnell | RATING: B+
REVIEW: In THE LOVE GAME by Regina Hart, Tyler Anderson, reluctant future CEO of his family owned computer gaming company, hires Iris Beharie, a self-employed marketing consultant, to lend her skills and talents to help him with the launch of his latest computer game which could make or break his chance at becoming the leader of the Anderson Adventures. Sounds easy? Well, not quite. Of course, while working together to launch the new computer game, Tyler and Iris develop an attraction to each other which leads to a love connection. The challenges that the handsome computer genius, Tyler, and the lovely talented Iris must overcome are precipitated by the story’s secondary characters.

There’s Tyler’s father who feels that Tyler is not quite ready to step in his shoes, yet he’s next in line to run the company.  Then, there’s Tyler’s cousin, Xavier, and his friend, Donovan, who lend support because they want no part of the CEO position. Iris, on the other hand, is under some pressure to prove to herself and her sisters, Lily and Rose, that she is capable of running her fledgling PR business, and that she can handle her first major account with Tyler’s company.  We discover this through the dialogue and interactions these characters have with the hero and heroine.

The theme of trust is threaded through the story, especially between the hero and heroine. However, the character who presents the biggest challenge and causes the most trouble is the least developed. We know so little about the villainous Lauren Cobb because of fleeting appearances and interactions throughout the story. Her underdeveloped “bad girl” persona leaves a lot to be desired. She doesn’t even make an appearance when her devious acts are discovered. I like a villain I love to hate. Unfortunately, Lauren didn’t qualify.

THE LOVE GAME is a sweet and mild love story set in nondescript Columbus, Ohio. I liked the story, and I think you will too.

14th June 2015 | romcol@caribsurf.com