Reviewed by Louisa
TITLE: Game Point
SERIES: Dreamspun Desires
AUTHOR: M.J. O’Shea
NARRATOR: Kenneth Obi
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 4 Hours 31 Mins
RELEASE DATE: December 19, 2017
Game, set… match made in heaven.
Spoiled socialite Quinn Valenzuela has no interest in sports or his family’s huge sporting goods empire, Sparta Athletics. So when Quinn learns his grandfather has died and he’s in control of the corporation, no one is more surprised than Quinn himself.
Dedicated COO Porter Davis has little time and less patience for brats like Quinn who have never done a day’s work, but circumstances leave him with little choice. Quinn claims he’s ready to leave partying behind and grow up, but it’ll take more than words to earn Porter’s respect. As it turns out, they can work—and play—together after all. A friends with benefits arrangement makes sense for the two busy men, but are they too different for it to ever develop into more? Not if Quinn can convince Porter he has his head in the game.
I have a week spot for the Dreamspinner Press Dreamspun Desires. They are exactly what you expect they will be. And Game Point by M.J. O’Shea is no exception. I have been a fan of Ms. O’Shea’s work for years but it has been a while since I have sat down with one of her stories. And I am so very glad that I listened to the Audio version of Game Point.
I had a couple of very minor issues, I don’t really like the name of the book – but that didn’t change anything in the story for me. And I can’t tell you if Quinn’s best friend is Dane or Dean because every time his name was said it sounded different to me.
But I loved the dynamic between Quin and Porter. They are both fairly oblivious to what they want and how to get it. Quinn starts out the story not loving his life as a party boy but having no idea what to do about it and Porter is obsessed with hating Quinn and work. As they work it out they become friends and then more. The storyline is a bit obvious. However I didn’t mind that. It was really sweet, fun and sexy.
Quinn’s mum and Porter’s friend, Marisol was a great character and support for both men. And Porter’s sister was good fun throughout the story too. Quinn’s friends seemed like extra fluff to the story and even his best friends, Dean/Dane didn’t do much for most of it. Though his visit did move the story along well.
Basically I really enjoyed this light, happy story. It was the perfect listening for my drive to and from work this week. And it reminded me of how much I like Ms. O’Shea’s work. I can’t wait to read another!