The Wrong Game by Kandi Steiner

The Wrong Game

From the bestselling author of A Love Letter to Whiskey and the What He Doesn't Know Duet comes an angsty, emotional, and fun sports romance.Two season tickets. One genius idea. Zero interest in a relationship. The plan is simple: a brand new, hot, preferably funny, definitely single male will fill one of those seats for every Bears game at Soldier Field. And I’ll fill the other. I can’t think of a better way to use the season passes I’...

Details The Wrong Game

TitleThe Wrong Game
Release DateJan 1st, 1970
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, Contemporary

Reviews The Wrong Game

  • Christy
    4.25 stars!!! The Wrong Game is a adorable and fun read that was emotional enough to give me all the feels! I loved Gemma and Zach! Kandi’s writing is fantastic as always and I loved the original spin she put on this sports romance. Gemma is someone who lives for lists and rules and plans. She has suffered a loss and with that loss she was burned in the worst way. Ever since then she’s decided to stick to her plans, to stick to the one rule ...
  • Aurora (Whoo Gives A Hoot)
    * Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot *The Wrong Game has got to be one of Kandi Steiner's best books to date and that is saying a lot because every single one of her books have been INCREDIBLE! This was a sexy, sweet and hilariously intriguing story that had be captivated from beginning to end. The prologue drew me right in, but it was the storyline that kept me engaged and had me wanted more as I found myself devouring chapter after ch...
  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    Love me a good ole love story that gives you the good feels of getting a second chance at love, the right way!! Gemma Mancini has been hurt, she's had the ultimate betrayal played on her. She's made it her goal and also set rules for herself that doesn't allow her to fall in love again. So she sets her sights on dating, lots of dating, so she can get a lot of interaction and to begin living again after having her heart broken and shattered. So, f...
  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    MY REVIEW: can also be found on my blog: ➽ KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS THE WRONG GAME: Is a full length, stand alone romance novel by Kandi Stenier. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives.’ In this we meet Gemma & ZackStraight away we jump into the 'Prologue' which kick started all the feels, it’s where we’re first introduced to twenty-nine year old Gemma who lives life to plan, a bit OCD when it comes to her lists, but sometimes plans don...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    Live amazon stars What a lovely story, it has all the things I love in a good romance.My heart was aching, I was swooning and melting and I was emotional too.I had so many feelings while I was reading it. Gemma and Zach stole my heart.I loved them so much.Gamma is strong and sweet.Zach is amazing, he is exactly the guy I want!! He is so swoon worthy! The Wrong Game is a sweet, intense and emotional read.K...
  • Alex ♈
    2 stars + 1 star for the hero's family 'history' The book has some strong and emotional moments. Family values - my favourite part of it.Apart from some 'small' things this story was safe. A hero, who wasn't afraid to show his emotions - we don't have a lot of such males in romance, unfortunately. Better people than me can surely overlook all those 'small' issues. It's a shame I couldn't. !!!Possible spoilers!!!I liked the idea of a man chasing a...
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    4 Stars!(ARC provided by Social Butterfly PR) Gemma Mancini is a newly single 29 yr. old woman living in Chicago who needs a fresh start. She's had a long year after the life she built fell apart. The last man she let close had destroyed all her faith in men, so she vowed only to depend on herself. To avoid heartbreak at all costs she had to be in control. She wasn't ready to date or be in a relationship, but maybe she could have some feelings-fr...
  • Staci Hart
    This book is *everything* I wanted this fall. The prologue knocked all the air out of my lungs (I mean, it IS a Kandi Steiner book, after all). The opening was brilliant. The premise set me up for all the angst Kandi delivers, but in a light, comedic setting that had me D Y I N G for these two characters to fall in love and have a million babies already. Gemma is broken, trying to move on in the best way she knows how--with the help of an iron wi...
  • Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
    “Gemma was worth fighting for. And I was all in.” Wow! I absolutely loved The Wrong Game. Kandi Steiner’s writing is simply poetic genius; all of her stories have the ability to make me feel every emotion thinkable. She is a true storyteller and I always look forward to her newest release. The Wrong Game is a captivating and fun sports romance that I would definitely categorise as a must read.Gemma is a super organised person who lives her...
  • Olga therebelreader
    I adored this book and devoured it in one sitting. Gemma is a smart, sexy and cute character and I loved the dynamic between her and Zach. I enjoyed spending time with them. I loved the football theme, the story idea was pretty good…the entire book is hugely addictive. I could NOT put it down. I can only compliment the author on the characters and dialogues. Funny and sad, loving and romantic. I really enjoyed this book and if you’re looking ...
  • Na
    4.5 stars"It was as if those eyes knew me, like we were playing a game and he was three moves ahead."One thing you have to know before reading this book is, that Kandi Steiner is one of the girls who feel everything. If this author is not new to you, you know this by now. And because she feels everything, she has this amazingly talent to write books like The Wrong Game. "She was like a Rubik's Cube in a blind man's hand - impossible to figure out...
  • Wendy'sThoughts
    When Wrong is So Right Stars* * * * 1/2 Spoiler FreeHow many times do you wish the guy in the story would just open up and talk to his "person". Where you wish he would tell her what he is thinking and be willing to take that risk...Would it take away from his Macho Appeal...would he lose his man-card...Well, if done right, all it does is make the guy sexier...Kandi Steiner took this deep reader's desire and ran with it. She created a man who cou...
  • Becca - ✭Little Red Reading Hood✭
    I probably live underneath a rock. That’s why I’ve just read my very first Kandi Steiner book. Like seriously, I want to rock myself in a corner. Because this book just blew my mind! Big time.To be honest, I was totally intrigued by this blurb. Talking about eye catching things... Well, right after the prologue, I was already madly in love with Kandi Steiner’s writing. Is there a thing like love at first sight when it comes to reading? Beca...
  • Vanessa (nessreads)
    *I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book* 5 “BEAR DOWN” StarsYou know those books, the ones where you read the prologue and that’s it, you’re hooked? Well, that’s exactly what happened with The Wrong Game. It captivated me right from the start and I knew without a doubt I was in for an unforgettable journey. And this book was exactly what I needed. It’s like Kandi spoke to my football loving heart. And the fact that she al...
  • Jessica
    It's no secret that Kandi Steiner is an auto-buy author for me. After reading some heavy emotional books for her past two releases, I was so excited for a fun football romance from her!When Gemma was betrayed in the worst way possible by a man, she has no idea how she'll ever open her heart again. So with the Chicago Bears season tickets she bought the man who betrayed her, Gemma is determined to meet a new man every week to bring to the game wit...
  • Wendy ⏃: ✦●•CCBH Blogger•●✦
    4 "BEAR DOWN" STARS! What began as a "practice round" turned into the wrong game all along!This is the first sports romance I read where neither the hero/heroine played an actual sport 😲 instead the story's plot involved the fandom surrounding the sport! I would say if you were a lover of football and romance you would totally appreciate this story 💜This book was such a sexy and emotional journey of two different people who were hurt at...
  • Shabby -BookBistroBlog
    Sensitive portrayal of a woman trying to find her footing, the story is full of sweet pain and scarring aches and you get swept away in the throbbing together of broken hearts. “They’re both a little crazy , both a little messed up. But they’re choosing to be messed up together.” It's not a second chance story but a story about second chances that life gives you. Each day is an opportunity to make your life better and brighter. It's not h...
  • Julia - The Romance Bibliophile
    NO SPOILERS!The Wrong Game has hands down been Kandi Steiner’s BEST book to date, and I absolutely loved it! It was sweet, sexy, fun, and entertaining, and I adored it with all of my heart. The storyline and characters were phenomenal, and I loved Kandi Steiner’s writing style. Her love stories are always beautiful, powerful, and memorable, and The Wrong Game was no exception. I already can’t wait to devour her next release, whatever that m...
  • Jenn Keller
    “Our past has a funny way of becoming part of who we are in the future, and I think that’s the way it’s meant to be. Without the scars, without the pain, we wouldn’t be able to appreciate the times when everything is magical — the days when life is absolute bliss.”
  • Brittany from Can’t Quit Books
    This was the first book that I read by Kandi and it definitely will not be my last. This book is full of emotion. You see two characters who have lost and sacrificed so much during their life trying to open up and be vulnerable with one another. Gemma is such a strong but broken character. There is no way I could have handled the situation she went through in the prologue like she did. She was selfless and put everyone else’s needs above her ow...
  • Shayna
    “He could leave. I could leave. We could both end up heartbroken, sitting on the floor of our souls and trying to piece together our lives again. But, we could also find forever. We could take the next steps together—toward a year, five, or maybe, forever. And that was a game worth playing.” If you’re looking for a romance where you can feel the love and the emotion all the way down to your bones…look no further than Kandi Steiner’s l...
  • Lynn
    4.5 stars!Wow what a great book. I love pretty much all Kandi Steiner books, and this one was no different. Great characters, angsty scenes, fun dialogue and a moving, realistic story. I also found the heat level in this one was higher than most of her previous books, with a few verrrry steamy scenes. Overall I loved it!
  • Courtney
    Kandi is known for running amok on your emotions and The Wrong Game lives up to that reputation.Gemma has suffered a loss and a heartache like no other - she's buried secrets with the dead and it's not allowed her heart to truly heal. But she's made a plan with her best friend and she's not allowing herself to experience that depth of pain again.Zach was the wild throw out of nowhere. He volunteers to help Gemma ease into her new plan. But neithe...
  • Thuy (tweezyreads)
    This book started out with quite the punch in the gut. I was mad, aggravated, upset and sad for our heroine. Gemma was dealing through some tough issues, but she trekked through and held her head high and went on.....Belle, her best friend, is someone I want to be friends with. She loves her friend hard, is a non commital type of gal and I'm hoping she gets her story soon.Zach is the perfect hero. He's protective, hot, loving, sensitive, funny, s...
  • The Book Bee
    Review to come. 💔
  • Mandie
    I loved this book!! It was such a cute, fun read!! I was hooked from the very first page!
  • Elizabeth Sherrell (Elizabeth’s Pretty Little Reads)
    I’m officially dubbing Kandi Steiner an emotional-wringer. I mean, this is something I’ve known since A Love Letter to Whiskey, but I’m putting it in writing now. The Wrong Game started out with a sledgehammer to the heart. Gemma experiences one of the ultimate betrayals, lumped together with a scenario I couldn’t even imagine. She was a saint in that prologue, and my heart broke for her for so many reasons. "I made one simple plan, with...
  • Book Maniac Forever
    ⭐ 5 "Go Bears!" Stars ⭐The Wrong Game was such a pleasant surprise! When I first read the synopsis for this book, I was really interested by the unique storyline, but nothing could have prepared me for the heart-warming feelings it gave me. Kandi Steiner crafted a beautiful story with a swoon-worthy hero, a sassy heroine, amusing banters, hotness and feels! In other words: the perfect story!Zach is the most romantic hero! He’s charismatic...