The bit on the back…
She lost a part of her soul when he died.
He lost his right hand man, his ultimate partner in crime.
But it's that tragedy that might just push them together.
If Kyle Daniels regrets anything, it's not being home the night his best friend died or going home for his funeral. Leaving Berkeley and heading back to Verity Point, Oregon, for the summer feels like returning to a hollow cave without Cameron there. The only thing that makes it bearable is the knowledge that Roxanne, Cam's younger sister, is still there.
Roxy Hughes isn't the same girl he left behind six months ago. Destroyed by losing her older brother, her downward spiral has been uncontrollable. Alcohol and sex is her escape - complete oblivion being the only place she can forget the agony of that night. Because she's the only one that truly knows it.
Kyle always promised Cam that if anything happened to him he'd protect Roxy, but one kiss takes his need to protect her to a whole new level. Now, she's more than just his best friend's sister. She's everything he wants, and he's everything she doesn't know she needs. But if he doesn't figure out a way to pull her from the deep, dark hole she's dug herself, she might just end up the same way as her brother.
This is the fourth book in Emma’s The Game series and is all about Kyle and Roxy. Kyle has had a cameo role in the previous three books in the series but it’d been a while since I’d read the third book The Right Moves. The story is set in Oregon and is all about love and loss.
I’ve enjoyed the previous three books so I was looking forward to getting back into Emma’s writing with some new characters that I either couldn’t remember or hadn’t met yet. Roxy and Kyle have both suffered the loss of their brother and best friend respectively. They have a unique tie that binds them and that was their love for Cam.
Roxy has had a tough time dealing with the loss of her brother. It’s hit her hard and now she’s hitting herself equally hard trying to forget using alcohol and sometimes drugs to numb the pain. I really felt for Roxy at the start of the book because the emotions that Emma has written into her story felt raw and real.
The story is dual POV which is good because I read this quite quickly and seeing the story from Roxy’s POV was quite different to seeing Roxy living her story through Kyle’s POV. Kyle felt quite mature in comparison to Roxy and where he was selfless it felt like her loss was translated into selfishness where she was blinded to other people’s feelings.
I am glad that it didn’t take long for the characters to show their feelings for each other as their relationship felt inevitable and I would have been bored if it had been skirted around for longer than it was.
Throughout there were some rather English sayings but overall the story fits in well with the series, even heading back to California and seeing the characters from the first three books. I would definitely recommend this series if you are a fan of New Adult.