Review: Game Changer by Sylvie Stewart

game changerTitle: Game Changer

Author: Sylvie Stewart

Year of publication: New release! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review

The heroine: Creative designer Poppy James

The hero: Blacksmith Angus McKinley

The blurb: There are three things I know about New York so far: everybody is late for something, nobody has a freakin’ clue what sweet tea is, and King Kong himself is still alive and well and has taken the form of a growly blacksmith named Mac.

This is no shifter story and I’m not his prey, although I wouldn’t say no if he asked for a little taste. I’ve been saddled with interviewing the beast to secure my new dream job in publishing, but his intense stares and monosyllabic responses are making my job impossible. I just need to get this over with and move on to navigating my new life and career. I’ve got this, right?

But my professional and personal challenges are proving bigger than I realized, and Mac might be the only one who truly understands this game. He’ll be my biggest ally if I let him—and the way he keeps saying my name makes me really want to let him. The thing is, this city is known for breaking hearts, and it doesn’t care if you’re the new girl in town or the beast who calls it home.

Standalone or series: Standalone

The review: There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about this funny and sweet romcom. Poppy James is a Southern belle who has moved to NYC to start her life over. She has a potential job with a big magazine as a creative designer, and pulling off an interview with a reclusive but popular blacksmith would be a boon for the about to be launched magazine.

Angus McKinley, known as Mac, is unlike any hero I’ve ever read. He takes the strong but silent type to a whole new level; the man barely speaks for the whole book, but he’s a force to be reckoned with. Poppy is the complete opposite; a bright, happy motormouth who’s constantly getting herself into situations with hilarious results. But Mac takes a shine to her, and Poppy finds that the man underneath the gruff facade is truly worth loving.

This is a well-written romance that will keep you enthralled to the very end. Don’t miss it.