Review: Fair Game by Taylor Lunsford

Today Taylor M. Lunsford is stopping by to share her new release, FAIR GAME! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!


Author: Taylor M. Lunsford

Genre: Contemporary Romance

In her designer shoes and power suits, Vivien Monroe couldn’t be more out of place in the video game company she inherited from her eccentric father. Not only does she have to sort out her father’s last request and deal with a younger sister she barely knows, she has to go toe-to-toe with her father’s protégé—a man who makes her think about the last thing she should be thinking about right now.

With his thick-framed glasses and graphic tees, Liam Hale is the exact opposite of what she needs right now. His relaxed, out-of-the-box attitude reminds her too much of her father’s more exasperating quirks, but his dedication and quiet stubbornness begin to drive her crazy in a completely different way.

All Vivien wants is to get back to her life in New York, but someone is stealing the company’s best game ideas, and an FBI agent is sniffing around. She’ll save her father’s legacy for her sister and then she’s out of there—if she can leave Liam behind.

A romance between a nerd and the Ice Queen – this was a really promising read.

Vivien had come back to Monroe Tech, her father’s company that she had early on despised. Jed Monroe built this gaming tech company for his family, but his daughter Vivien didn’t share his sentiments.  She wasn’t even able to attend Jed’s funeral because she prioritized her work in New York than take part in her father’s legacy. Until the reading of his will prompted her to go back and run the company that was rightfully hers and act as the big sister to Greer, the sister she hadn’t built connection over the years.

And then there’s Jed’s boy genius, the protege, Liam Hale, who was supposed to be the next CEO of the company. Confident, smart, power-driven, dedicated and a dog lover – qualities of a man she should be patronizing and campaign for. Plus, he was ridiculously hot, gorgeous and sexy. Definitely boss-worthy. But wait, there’s more.. Why was his ex-girlfriend slash beautiful FBI agent  poking her nose in her father’s company? And why was there any kind of investigation happening in her father’s death?

This has been quite a story, a little dragging at the beginning, but definitely picked up the pace towards the latter part of the book. I can’t say I like Vivien Monroe, this woman was too tough and hard to love. She was like a force of a thousand suns, too fastidious and worked up. She had put a wall around herself and never trusted herself to get clingy or associated with anything that composed of family. She had been hurt when her father wasn’t there for her during her mother’s demise, so it was understandable how she wasn’t completely happy upon her return to MT. But she repeatedly thought about that instance every time she had to deal with Liam and her sister Greer. I was really getting annoyed at her for all the negative vibes surrounding her. I wasn’t a big fan of her, really. I prefer the younger sister better, who was not only full of snark and drive, but also innocent and loving and caring at the same time.

The mystery surrounding the company and her uncle’s scheming candor was a little predictable, from the moment his involvement was mentioned. The other characters provided better entertainment and juice in the story and made Vivien’s character more tolerable.

Now, Liam, Liam, Liam. This computer geek with chic is definitely a heart-stopper. I’m all for nerds and smart bespectacled guys, I found them rather cute and exciting and have lots to offer than those corporate billionaire alphas. Liam Hale surpasses them in his own unique geeky way. He was the driving force that Vivien needed to stand her ground and see what was missing in her life. I loved Liam from the moment he brought his dog Flynn to work. A nerd with his trusted dog, now that’s a sight to behold.

Fair Game is a fairly good story especially to gaming enthusiasts and mystery romance lovers like me. Taylor Lunsford’s writing was notably remarkable and provided enough mystery to get her readers going.

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About Taylor M Lunsford:

From the time she figured out how to turn the Disney Read-Along cassette tape over in the dark, Taylor’s been addicted to reading—both authorized and unauthorized. By the time she was thirteen, she’d started writing Newsies fan fiction and reading romance novels late into the night. A champion multi-tasker, she’s been known to read, write, and watch TV all at the same time, especially if there’s a HEA ending involved. In addition to being a frequent stress baker, she’s spent the majority of her free time becoming fluent in most dialects of nerdiness, starting with musicals, and is mildly obsessed with all things British (especially the Royal Family and tennis champ Andy Murray). Growing up with a village of strong women as an example, she doesn’t miss an opportunity to weave in community engagement and feminism into each of her books in one way or another—her heroines are always sassy and smart and her heroes wouldn’t have them any other way.

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