I did mention in my previous post that I really enjoyed Reasonable Doubt, didn’t I? Well, Pickup Games was even better. I thought the characters Mick and Cara had really great chemistry right from the start–even though he was a pretty serious jerk in the first scene. That was fine, though, as you soon learned why he was acting like that, and could see his character growth as the book continued. The banter between them which started mostly hostile, and then developed into grudgingly friendly and then to more was fun and lively. I also really loved the back and forth at the end of the games when they would bet whether the they would go into overtime or not.

It was really nice to have read Reasonable Doubt first, it added a little context to the story, but if you don’t have access to it, don’t let that be a reason to put off or skip this book. This story stands alone. Marcia’s writing is fresh and witty, the storyline compelling, and it had me anxious to find out what would happen next and how they would deal with the troubles that came their way. I admit, I even teared up once–but they were good tears! I couldn’t put this book down.
And now, don’t forget you have the opportunity to win your own copy! Check my Monday post to learn how to enter–it’s easy and I’d love to send out this book to you!