{Bookish Review} Game Changer by Rene Folsom

Game Changer
By: Rene Folsom
Series: Playing Games #1
Published by: Indie Style Press on 15 December 2014
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: ecopy from author

Maci strives for one thing in life—anonymity. With her writing career in full bloom, all she wants is to work in peace while concealing her true identity from the public. Though readers love the science fiction worlds she creates, Maci knows that gender stereotypes could damage her career if she is exposed as a woman.

Liam is the envy of all gamers as the lead developer for nZone Studios. Over time, he builds walls around himself, keeping people at arm’s length who only gravitate to him for his material possessions rather than who he is as a person.

With thick barriers around their hearts and their past looming in the shadows, Liam and Maci challenge each other by slowly peeling away their protective layers and seeing each other for who they really are. It doesn’t take long after their chance meeting at a coffee shop for them to become one another’s game changer.

Note: If a strong, quirky heroine makes you roll your eyes, If you hate sexy heroes who would rather lose a game than the woman of their dreams, if fast-moving relationships and hot sex aren’t your thing, if you can’t stand when humor is used to cover up life’s awkward moments, if cliffhangers anger you beyond comprehension… this series is not your cup of tea. This contemporary romance novel is the first book in the Playing Games series and contains adult situations meant for ages 18+.

Game Changer is the first book in the Playing Game series. I was drawn to the book because of the main characters' career--being an aspiring writer and a gamer at heart--and wondered how the both of them will come into each other's path. I really enjoyed reading Game Changer and devoured it in one sitting. I thought the way both of them met was quite interesting, with Maci being annoyed with Liam for his attitude and how she slowly warmed up to him. Liam was quite the charming guy--persistent and adorable too--and it was difficult not to like him.

Things got a little complicated with all their secrets being thrown into the picture and more things and issues surfaced. Then... there's this major cliffhanger at the back. Nevertheless, Game Changer is still a great book, with great dialogues and good writing style which I really enjoyed. Thank goodness book 2 is out, so I can continue their story and find out what happens to them next. 

About Rene Folsom

Rene Folsom, author of contemporary and paranormal, lives in Florida with her husband and three kids. She has officially diagnosed herself with creative ADD and often has a million and one writing projects going at once. In addition to writing, she is also a graphic artist who enjoys creating custom book covers for indie authors. She is definitely an artist at heart and would love nothing more than to be elbow deep in clay during her waking hours.

Rene believes that all fiction is based on some form of reality—otherwise we would never have the inspiration or knowledge to dream up the realistic situations we portray with our words. She is proud to say that her personal experiences have been inspirational, though perhaps not always identical to that of her fictional characters. Where reality and fantasy diverge, however, must remain her little secret…