Genre: #Romance #NA/YARomance #SportsRomance
POV: First-person dual perspectives
My Rating: 4
Publication: October 28th 2019
Read: October 24th 2019 *ARC provided by Author, Dee Ellis
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Play the game.
Conner Mitchell has a playbook he lives by. A master plan He has spent most of his life building his plans yard by yard.
Play the game, get drafted, and make something of himself.
A game plan he knows backwards and forwards.
A game changed by Hailee Waters.
A brilliant and beautiful track star—and his best friend—destined to teach him a thing or two about the game of life. And love.
Their romance is not without its fumbles but he plays to win and so does she. Nothing will keep him from the girl he loves—not the years between them,
their life plans, or a diagnosis that could sideline them both.
Conner knows they have to play, love, and live like champions—because Hailee is his end game.
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End Game by Dee Ellis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a story of young love and how a variety of obstacles are prominent in getting in the way of a happily-ever-after. End Game is separated into three parts with two epilogues. The first half of the book is full of teenage drama. I swear, I felt like I was back in high school. In my mind, I was laughing because there were quite a few connections in this book for me during that first 45%. No, I was never lucky enough to catch the attention of the star quarterback however, my true connection was with Paisley, Hailie’s friend. While this book is Connor and Hailee’s story, we get a lot of Bran and Paisley as well. Just wondering if there will be a book in the future about them after college years.
So anyway, Hailee is the daughter of a retired military man. She has two wonderful parents and two protective brothers who will do anything for her. New to town, Hailee has grabbed the attention of Connor, the handsome, popular quarterback, who just so happens to be her neighbor. I want to mention that this book is a love-at-first-sight trope. In addition, Connor is an intense, over-the-top possessive hero. First friends, the growing relationship between Connor and Hailee is extremely intense. They were both possessive of one another and overly dramatic in several ways. While the sexual tension is a steadily growing burn, Connor and Hailee take things slow.
I don’t want to say anything about how the story unfolds because as I said earlier, there is quite a bit of teenage drama and the first half of the book was a little frustrating and monotonous at times. Because of the passion and heart of the H/h, I eagerly read on and truly enjoyed the second half of the book. As the few years passed since Connor and Hailee met, new obstacles brought out their maturity and the story became more endearing to me. Less over-the-top dramatic and more real life experiences. Once you finish reading, you won’t have a single doubt that these two absolutely adore each other. Their love for one another was so powerful and I was so happy with the ending. I especially enjoyed the bonus epilogue. It gives hope when there is darkness and fear for the future. Connor and Hailee learn that time is precious and they plan to live every day to the fullest.
This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂
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