His challenge? Make her fall in love with him.
Her challenge? Play the player.
Until life changes the rules of the game.
Maddie Stevens hated Braden Carter on sight. Arrogant, egotistical, and the playboy of the University of California, Berkeley, he's everything her brother Pearce has taught her to despise. So why, when the girls challenge her to play the player, doesn't she say no? She doesn't know either.
Braden wanted fiery little Maddie the second he laid eyes on her - and he'd do anything to have her, hence why he's agreed to make her fall in love with him. After all, it's the only way he'll get what he wants. Sex.
But, as Braden discovers, there's more to the girl from Brooklyn than he ever imagined - and he can't help but care about the broken girl behind those pretty green eyes.
Maddie finds Braden isn't just a walking erection - he actually has feelings. He can be sweet, funny and his good looks don't exactly hurt. That means trouble - but when her brother Pearce turns up in Berkeley begging for her help, she realises Braden and Pearce aren't so alike anymore.
And maybe, just maybe, they're exactly what each other needs.
My Interview with the Author :)
I'm a nineteen year old stay at home mum to my daughter and the bump. I'm a little clumsy, a lot imaginative and a lot addicted to sour sweets.
What inspired you to write…?
I had a rough time at the beginning of 2012 and needed a vice. Writing became that vice. I've also always wanted to be a writer, and having my daughter made that dream a possibility.
How did you come up with the idea/concept for this story?
I actually had a dream about the first two chapters. It was so vivid in my mind when I woke up, I knew I had to write it. I had the basic outline that same day.
How long did it take to write?
It took me around three weeks for the first draft, and a further three for revisions and edits.
Do you mostly write during the day or night? Or whenever?
I have a two year old daughter, so I write whenever I can! I just bought a laptop to give me more access to my files, and so I can write more.
Which character(s) were the most fun writing?
Megan and Kay, I think. They were actually all really fun to write. There were some moments I just felt like all the banter and conversations were completely natural, like they were meant to be.
Did you have to research, and if yes, how was that process?
I had to do some research on the University and surrounding areas, also on Las Vegas. For the University, Google and Google Maps were a wonderful tool. It may not be 100% accurate, but I got it as close as I could. For Las Vegas, I'm lucky enough to have a friend who lives there. She helped me with places and what the best things were.
What do you want readers to get from your story?
That just because things are hard it doesn't mean you have to give up. It will get better.
How long have you been writing?
I've been writing almost a year now. It's crazy to think how much I've accomplished in that year.
Is there a place you especially like to write? Ultimate place to write?
Anywhere where the other half and toddler aren't! ;)
What are you currently working on?
I'm currently working on Always Remember, which is the companion novel to my first New Adult book, Never Forget. Also the companion novel to The Love Game, Playing for Keeps. And a secret project that may or may not have been revealed by the time this is posted!
For aspiring writers, do you have any advice for them?
Don't ever give up and take all bad reviews as they come. Remember that they are just constructive criticism, and you can't please everyone. For every 100 people that like your story, 1 or 2 people won't. And that's okay.
What are your favorite genres to read?
My favourite genres are New Adult and Young Adult. I throw a bit of Adult in there every now and again, but it has to be really good.
All time favorite film that you can see endlessly, and you have practically memorized all the lines?
Harry Potter films. I know ALL eight by heart.
Location of place you have never visited, but really want to go to someday?
America. There are so many places my partner and I would like to visit, and we've said we'll go do a coast to coast trip for our honeymoon when we eventually get married.
- Hot Chocolate, Tea or Coffee? Hot chocolate, with cream and marshmallows.
- Mac or PC? PC.
- England or Scotland? : ) England! I think I'd be thrown out if I said Scotland, and I kinda like my home.
- The Voice or The X-Factor? The Voice! (Hey, that's back soon!)
- Print or E-Book? Both. Ebooks for convenience but there's something comforting about print books!
- Middle Earth or Hogwarts? Hogwarts. Hands down.
- Revenge or Once Upon A Time? Once Upon a Time!
- Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream? Ice Cream.
- Sunny or Rainy Weather? Sunny.
- Christmas or New Years? Christmas.
Thanks for having me, Marissa!
By day, Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and cooking baby, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of wine – well, tropical juice now – and writes books. She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. She's working on the companion novel to her latest release and NA debut, Never Forget (Memories #1), and The Love Game (The Game, #1) will release on March 29th. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes. Ironically, that's where most of her ideas come from. Her debut YA series, The Mauve Legacy, is an Apple iBooks Bestseller - and this makes Emma excited.
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