Monday, October 28, 2013

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Game for Trouble by Karen Erickson

It's here! Karen Erickson's GAME FOR TROUBLE is live and ready for you today! An amazing contemporary romance, GAME FOR TROUBLE is book 2 in the Game For It Series. It's steamy, sexy and a definite must-read! 

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See below for all of the information on GAME FOR TROUBLE and Karen Erickson, as well as where to find her. We also have an excerpt for you. After reading the excerpt, make sure to go and enter the amazing giveaway below!  

Angela says...

Game for Trouble is book Two in the Game For.. series by Karen Erickson. Please remember, I don’t give spoilers in my reviews, but since this is the second book in a series, it very likely contains spoilers to the first book, Game for Marriage. So if you haven’t read book one, please proceed with caution. 

I read Game For Marriage when it first came out, and it was a great book. I loved Jared and Sheridan, and that is where I met Willow, Sheridan’s hard-hearted friend. I could tell she had been hurt by a football player, by the way she was so against Sheridan becoming involved with Jared. There were other clues that Nick was the likely suspect in book one. 

Honestly, there was such a long time between book one and book two, that I had forgotten about all of the events leading up to the sequel. I didn’t have time to re-read Game for Marriage, so I had to just wing it. It all came back really quickly though. I didn’t totally LOVE Willow in the first book, but I did fall in love with her in Game for Trouble. I can see where her hardened heart came from. While this is one of those reconnected love stories, it was a little different for me. Nick was a little different. I don’t want to give too much away, but he was a really great guy, in my opinion. 

I loved the way that Nick was willing to use whatever he could to get back into Willow’s life. I did get a little frustrated with their lack of communication at times, but I guess if we didn’t have that, there really wouldn’t be a book at all, it would be more of a short story, right? 

The story is told in third person, but alternating points of view, which is one of my favorite ways to read a story. I feel you get the whole story that way. I loved catching up with Jared and Sheridan, and some other characters from the previous book. We may even have a set up for another book, but in the name of all that is holy, if so, please don’t make us wait so long. 

I’m giving it four stars, because it was a great story, it may have dragged on in places, but overall, it was a terrific book. Everything that I have come to expect from Karen Erickson.


“Come in here.” She grabbed hold of his hand and yanked him inside, shutting the door behind her and twisting the lock into place. “Let’s stay in tonight. It’s cold out there.”

“But...wherever you wanna go, darlin’, I’m game. My treat. You could order fifty lobsters for dinner, and I won’t protest.”

She grimaced. “I hate lobster.”

“You do not,” he said, frowning. “You grew up here. You can pluck a lobster straight out of the ocean from your dad’s deck.”

“Just because I grew up here doesn’t mean I have to love seafood.” She scrunched her nose. How she hated explaining this. No one ever got it. “I’ve never been a big fan. Lobster’s sorta freaky. Crab is too much work, not enough reward. I don’t mind shrimp, though. You can just pop them in your mouth and eat them.”

“I’ll take you out for all you can eat shrimp, then. You can stuff your face until you wanna
burst,” he suggested eagerly.

Laughing, she shook her head. “I don’t think so. I’d rather stay in tonight with you.” She sobered up quick. The more they stayed in the better. This so- called relationship needed to stay quiet. One mention of it to the media, local or bigger, and all hell was going to break loose. As in, her father would have an epic freak-out.

“We always do that, though. Stay in.” He scowled. “Aren’t you getting bored?”

Oh, no. “Are you?” God, he was already tired of her. Really, she shouldn’t care. She should be glad. The faster she got rid of him, the better. Right?

“No. Hell, no. Anytime I’m with you is good, Will.”

He reached for her, settling those big hands on her hips. Dipping his head, he bent his knees a little so he could peer directly into her eyes. “Are you getting sick of me yet?”

She pressed her lips together to keep from saying what she really wanted. I could never get
sick of you. You’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
“No. Well. Your constant sweet talk is getting sort of old.” She rolled her eyes, putting on an act. Nothing Nick did when they were together was getting old.

His mouth curved upward. “What are you talking about?”

“All the darlin’s and the sugars and the princess remarks. I think you say that sort of thing so you never have to worry about the name of the girl you’re with,” she teased.

His face turned frightfully solemn. “You really think that?”

Uh oh. She shrugged. “I’ve wondered.”

“Really.” His fingers bit into her flesh, he held her so tight.

“Maybe?” He had her doubting herself. How did he do that? Dope. He constantly keeps you on edge.

“Trust me, I always know who I’m with when I’m with you.” He kissed her—the softest, sweetest kiss ever. So soft, so sweet, she immediately wanted to weep when he pulled
away to murmur against her lips, “Willow.”

He never called her Willow. Ever.


He’ll play dirty
to get what he wants…

Willow Cavanaugh would be happy if she never saw cocky football star Nick Hamilton again. Sure, their fling was the hottest she’d had, but he’s way too much of a playboy to settle down with one woman. Plus, she’s got her heart
set on a piece of real estate for her catering business—and Nick owns that property.

Nick may be at the top of his game, but all he wants is a second chance with Willow. When he offers to sell her his commercial space if she agrees to a series of dates with him, their chemistry is so scintillating that jumping back
into bed seems like an inevitability. But Willow’s decided all’s fair in sex and blackmail. Little does she know, Nick’s playing to win…and she’s the prize.

About Karen Erickson:

USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read - sexy contemporary romance. Digitally published since 2006, she's a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.


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  1. My favorite hero is the bad boy who over comes his inner turmoil to save the day and find love and happpiness at the same time

  2. My favorite kind of hero is the bad boy Alpha type who turns from a player into a love sick puppy for that one girl. He reserves that side of him just for her. Thanks for the giveaway and great excerpt!