Game of Hearts (Fandom Hearts #3) by Cathy Yardley
Kyla Summers has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime to get her cosplay business off the ground, and only one thing stands in her way. She needs someone to take over the auto shop, and there’s only one person she can think of to call…
Jericho Salomon hasn’t been back in his home town since he joined a biker gang and rode off nine years ago. When his best friend’s kid sister calls begging for help, he knows that he owes the family a debt and he intends to pay. This is easier said than done once he finds that the kid is all grown up…
She needs a pair of skillful hands. He needs to keep his hands off. When sparks begin to fly, can they keep things strictly business, or will their hearts get hopelessly tangled? No more games, it’s time to play for keeps.
I love reading about places I've been to and know. It pulls me right into the story.
Kyla was a great heroine. She's accomplished, smart, and a fucking kickass CosPlay costumer who’s built a pretty good name for herself in the industry. CosPlay costumes are intense and that she's that good at making them just made me love her a little bit more.
Her brother…I did not like and think he’s an oblivious asshole. He didn't take her dreams seriously and didn't see that he downplayed her ambitions all the time. And he had way too much pride to admit they could use some help to keep the family business going.
Kyla, on the other hand, does not suffer from an overabundance of pride and asks her childhood friend Jericho for help. Just proving she’s the sibling with the brains.
I liked Jericho but it took me a while to warm up to him. He jumped right in to help Kyla out, but he was adamant that he wasn’t sticking around so I didn’t want to invest my time. I had to wonder how Yardley was going to make this work when she didn’t give much room for a change of heart. There are reasons Jericho doesn’t want to stay in the area. I can’t say I blamed him.
I really enjoyed the relationship that Kyla and Jericho had going on. I loved that he found her beautiful when the other guys, including her brother, didn’t give her a second glance. And I thought her self-confidence was sexy as hell. But, I have to admit, one of my favorite parts of the book was when Collin, a member of Jericho’s club, attempts to force Jericho's hand on deciding the future of the club.
Yardley writes strong women who have unusual interests, dreams, skills and issues, which makes every one of her books interesting and you’re never quite sure where you’ll end up by the end.