January 20, 2023 | Posted in:Blog Tour


Title: The Game
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 16, 2023




It started out like any other Tuesday.


I spent twelve hours writing algorithms for one of the largest companies in the world and then came home to work on a pet project of mine—feeding facts about the men I knew into a formula to find my perfect match before my twenties came barreling to a close.
But then a man knocked on my door and handed me some papers that turned my life upside down.
Apparently, a father I never knew existed had left me something in his will. That something turned out to be part ownership in a professional football team.
Next thing I knew, I was learning a sport I knew nothing about by spending time with the team’s quarterback who was out with an injury, a man who my formula would definitely determine was all wrong for me.
Christian Knox was too handsome and confident for his own good and could have any woman he wanted. Only lately the only woman he seemed to want was me.
But there was no way I was getting involved when I was now his boss, even if he was insanely gorgeous and had the dirtiest mouth I’d ever come across.
It would be wrong, wouldn’t it?
Probably. But you know what they say about things that are wrong…sometimes they feel so right.




5 out of 5 stars

The Game is Vi Keeland’s newest standalone. I loved Bella and Christian. They have a hilarious meet-cute and it just got better from there! Bella is left an NFL team from a father she never knew. Christian is the star quarterback who takes one look at her and knows he needs to spend more time with her. He shamelessly flirts and asks her out but she keeps saying no. He’s not going to give up until he gets a yes. He offers to help her get to know more about the team and the players and their working dinners turn into a friendship. He chases her but it’s the good chase. He doesn’t just want the end game, he wants the whole thing. Now he just has to convince her to take a chance on him. Bella doesn’t give in easily, but when she does, wowzas! Christian isn’t anything like she thought he would be. He’s sweet and nice and not a player. And he’s handsome and sexy! After spending time with him she just can’t say no anymore. Trusting someone is her biggest fear and she needs to trust in Christian to be kind to her heart. Christian and Bella are so fun together! I loved their banter and their chemistry is on fire! As always, Vi’s writing is fantastic and the story is compelling, emotional and fun. I loved that Christian was the one who was all in from the very beginning. It was refreshing to see the man want more!


Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Game is Vi Keeland’s newest standalone. If I didn’t have a home project over the weekend I would had finished this book in one sitting. This man!! The perfect combo of confidence, swag, and humor. *swoon* 
Bella Keating’s life was upended when she found out that she was now part-owner of an NFL team after a man she never met died and left a letter in his will to his daughter, her. She was shocked, overwhelmed, and lost. She didn’t know anything about football, let alone run a team. She was no quitter though, she has been on her own since she was fifteen. She was smart but peopling was not her thing and it didn’t help that her two wicked half-sisters were bitter and angry. But one did lead her to him. Christian Knox and their hilarious meet-cute! He was so not her type but she was all his. He was all in from the beginning, with her professionalism, crooked glasses, rambling…full-on sexy nerd and he was here for it. The problem? She didn’t fall for his charm. Oh, and she was his boss…
I don’t want to spoil anything but wow. What a ride! My name is Sandra and I am in love with a fictional character. Christian is just so swoon-worthy, sweet, hilarious and damn, his dirty mouth is 🔥. I don’t even know how Bella resisted the man for even a minute. Lol. But for real, I get it. She hasn’t had an easy life and I loved that her new status and money didn’t change her. I would 100% want to be her friend. She is stronger than she believes and beautiful inside and out. Together, on paper, they wouldn’t fit but love is not always rational. It’s a risk…
“You’re one of those who gets hangry, huh? I’ll have to keep that in mind for when you stay over so I have breakfast ready.” He winked, and I pointed to his eyes. 
“Next time you see the team doc, you might want to get those checked. That one keeps shutting on its own.”
“I’m not looking for easy anymore, Bella. I’m looking for real.”
That was Christian, the perfect combination of sweet and dirty.




Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles are currently translated in twenty-seven languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria, Israel, and Hungary. Three of her short stories have been turned into films by Passionflix, and two of her books are currently optioned for movies. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.





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