Good Choice Reading Blog Tour: The Game That Breaks Us by Micalea Smeltzer

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Good Choice Reading Blog Tour: The Game That Breaks Us by Micalea Smeltzer

The Game That Breaks Us by Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: New Adult
Series: Us #3
Release Date: June 27th

Hockey’s bad boy needs to clean up his reputation…

Bennett James has built his career at being the best, on and off the ice, and now it’s come back to bite him. The media has turned against him, and with a near career-ending injury, he needs to clean up his act and prove that he’s serious about the game. For Bennett, working with his old coach at his alma mater feels like a step back, but it might be just what he needs.

…and she’s going to help him do it.

Grace Wentworth has always been the good girl, and she’s tired of that stigma. She wants to prove that she can get down and dirty with the best of them. The problem? She doesn’t know how.

Bennett will teach the good girl how to be bad, if she pretends to be his goody two-shoes girlfriend in front of the media.

But what happens when the game becomes real?

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Before I can sit down, my phone rings shrilly in purse.I pull it out and see MOM flashing on the screen.

“Hey, Mom,” I answer in a bright tone. I try to call her at least once a day in the evenings, but I

forgot to yesterday after the hockey game. I came back to the dorm and crashed. Hockey games are

exhausting even when you’re not the one playing. “I’m sorry I forgot to call you.”

“That’s not why I’m calling, Grace.”

I know instantly that I’m in trouble. Parents just have that tone they get and you know it’s game

over. “What did I do?” I cut to the chase.

“Apparently, you have a boyfriend and didn’t tell us.”

Shit. I completely forgot to tell them about Bennett. I mean, it’s kind of hard to tell your parents

you’re fake dating someone you told them you weren’t dating—sounds like total bullshit, right?

“I’m sorry,” I say.

“I’m hurt that you wouldn’t tell me. We talk every day. I understand not telling your dad,

but me?”

The hurt in her voice kills me. “I forgot with all that I have going on.”

“Hmm,” she hums like she doesn’t really believe me. “You have a bigger problem on your hands,


“What?” I grip the phone tighter and tip my head at the guy that brings my coffee and sandwich.

“Your dad saw the same photo I did—it’s everywhere—and he’s on his way to campus.”

“No,” I gasp.


“He’s going to kill me.” I close my eyes and drop my head into my hand.

She laughs. “No, he’s going to kill Bennett. Your brothers are with him.”

“Not both of them,” I cry.

Granted, Dean is more of a lover than a fighter but still, I’d rather not deal with the two of them.

Maybe I could distract Dean with some Pokémon cards. I wonder if anyone on campus sells them?

Lincoln, on the other hand, will be more difficult to distract. He might be my little brother, but he’s

still insanely protective and as a football player he’s huge.

“Why didn’t you come with them?” I ask.

She sighs. “Your dad grabbed his keys, yelled that he was picking up Dean and was gone. I saw

the photo on his computer which is how I found out, so I put two and two together and figured he’s

on his way there.” She pauses. “Plus, I tracked his iPhone.”

“Mom, you stalker.” I laugh.

She laughs too. “Hey, you do what you have to do.”



About the Author

Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling twenty-something author. She started scribbling stories before she even knew her alphabet. She currently resides in Virginia with her doggie side-kick Ollie.

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