Love of the Game is the latest release in Lori Wilde's captivating Stardust, Texas series. I think this may be my favorite in the series so far and they have all been incredible stories.
I think one of my favorite thing about this series is the sisters connection. These sisters have all been adopted into the very loving, nourishing, and supportive Carlyle family. They may not be related by blood but their bond and and support of each other could not be strong if they were. Each sister has had horrible experiences prior to their adoption. I love that the caring and loving of wonderful parents has been able to help them grow and bond together.
Kasha Carlyle may have had the worst past yet. I won't tell you the details but I will say the fact that she has been able to over come so much and is such a caring person is amazing and a tribute to how a loving home and family can heal. I found an instant connection with Kasha. I felt her pain, understood her fears, admired her loyalty, and cheered for her victories. Kasha is not only is dealing with a new job, an attraction to her newest patient, but also has a new half sister that she knew nothing about that now needs her. She's struggling with getting to know her sister and understand the care that she needs.
Axel Richmond has been through a very traumatic loss and suffered an injury that has set him out of the career that has become his everything. He is handsome, charming, and is a sweetheart under that playboy persona. My heart broke for Axel. I felt his pain and shed a few tears for him. I think I may have felt for Axel and formed a stronger bond because I am dealing with a similar loss that Axel has suffered. All Axel thinks he wants is his arm to heal and get back in the game.
When Kasha and Axel meet there is an instant attraction. However they aren't allowed to act on their attraction due to their working relationship. They sure do push each other's buttons and bring things to a simmering boil. I really enjoyed watching these two get to know each other. Their personalities and previous experiences have made them into just the right person that might be able to mend each of their tattered hearts and perhaps find their happily ever after together.
Love of the Game is a spectacular example of Lori Wilde's writing style. She has once again written a story that captivated me from the first page of the book and kept me entertained and intrigued to the very last page. Kasha and Axle's story is sincerely an emotional page turner. I found myself flipping pages quickly to see what was going to happen or be revealed next. It was wonderful to visit the the Carlyle family and to see what had happened since the last book. I know I will be impatiently awaiting the next story in this series to catch up with everyone and see how things are going in Stardust, what the Carlyle family is up to and how the Gunslingers are doing. I also can not wait to see what the mystery trunk will reveal to the next in line Carlyle sister that finds the next magical key.
Love of the Game is the third book in the Stardust, Texas series. I have had the chance to read them all and each one is wonderful. If you haven't had a chance to read the previous two books, it's OK, don't worry, Love of the Game will stand on it's own just fine. While your picking up your copy of Love of the Game you might want to grab Rules of the Game, and Back in the Game. They are marvelous reads too!
I was given the opportunity to read this spectacular story so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you on Love of the Game.
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Love of the Game
Rules of the Game
Back in the Game