The Game That Breaks Us by Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: New Adult
Series: Us #3
Release Date: June 27th
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?
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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I have to admit that I usually do. I’ve written so many books now that bad reviews don’t really bother me anymore and when they’re critical bad reviews I appreciate them because that’s something I can grow from.
2. If you could switch places with any of your characters, who would it be? Why?
I’d have to say Emma from Last To Know. We’re sort of similar (quiet bookworms) but I mean…she’s with Maddox Wade and who wouldn’t want to be the girl with him. Ha!
3. Describe your main character in six words.
Grace: fierce, intelligent, surprising, sassy, girly-girl, loving Bennett: athletic, sarcastic, funny, daring, sexy, dirty
4. What's your favorite thing to do when you're not writing?
Read. Haha. I’m not a big TV watcher but lately Netflix is taking over my life. I think I like being able to binge watch something since I’m not very patient and don’t usually stick with shows. My current obsession is Dexter.
5. If you could meet anyone and spend an hour with them alive or dead who and why?
J.K. Rowling—because she is THE Queen of writing in my opinion. Harry Potter is one of my favorite series and she’s on my bucket list of authors to meet. I’d love to pick her brain for an hour and see what else she has in there.
6. What scene was your favorite to write?
Hmm, I have several but I really like the scene where Grace and Bennett go to Boston and spend the night at his apartment. I feel like that’s a turning point in the book for them beginning to realize they have feelings for each other.
7. What scene was the hardest for you to write?
I think everyone will know once they read the book. ;)
8. If there is one genre that you have not written in yet, but would love to try writing a book in that specific genre, what would it be?
Mystery or historical.
9. What's the one piece of technology you can't live without?
My laptop. If something would happen to it I’d be beside myself.
10. What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on When Stars Collide which is a spin-off from Rae of Sunshine.
Thanks for stopping by, Micalea! Congratulations on the release of
THE GAME THAT BREAKS US!