Friday, March 25, 2016

Title: Hooked on the Game
Series: Sterling Shore #1
Author: C.M. Owens

Everyone has secrets that define them, a past that has shaped them, and a game they play - whether they know it or not.

Despite the fact they live next door to each other, Kade and Raya have never made an effort to speak, until a wild party, four frat boys, and... a bulldozer. 

Sterling Shore was supposed to be a new start for eighteen-year-old Raya Capperton. Everything was working out perfectly until her two roommates were expelled for a prank, leaving Raya with the house she couldn't afford on her own. Fate intervenes before she has the chance to find a new home, but she struggles to decide if it's divine luck or the devil's cruel sense of humour. 

Twenty-one-year-old Kade Colton has his life planned out, and everything he does is an elaborate game to aid him with his future endeavors. Coming from money has made Kade's life easy, but he wants to build his own name - his own future. The thing he doesn't realize... when you only put forth superficial effort, you only acquire superficial friends. 

Raya is torn between being amused or disturbed by Kade and his philosophy, but the drive behind his determination isn't what Raya expected. Little by little, her hatred fades and is replaced by emotions she never would have believed she could have for the rich jerk she desperately doesn't want to care about. Too bad you can't force yourself not to care. 

The problem is... Kade's shiny name can't be tarnished, and Raya has a jaded tie she can't cut loose. Nothing about them can work, nothing about them makes sense, but nothing can seem to stop them from trying.


Hooked on the Game begins when Raya's house has an unfortunate accident due to her rich next door neighbor. The problem is now she has no where to live until her neighbor, Kade, is required to have her stay with him for a while. Raya and Kade must figure out a way to get along if they are going to be living together from now. 

But as rumors fly through the school, and people start gunning for Raya things get even more complicated for them. However, Kade will do whatever he can to keep them together, and as time goes on these two form a strange relationship. 

This book was really good! I loved the humor, and the interesting plot line the most. 
But it was also backed by two really great characters. Kade and Raya each balance each other out in the best of ways, and I adored them together. 

This book was a great start to this series! 
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