Love & Other Games Anthology

Love & Other Games
By Ana Blaze, Aria Kane, Kara Leigh Miller, & Melinda Dozier
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Publisher: Swoon Romance

Goodreads Summary:

LOVE AND OTHER GAMES is a collection of four sexy new adult stories centered around athletes competing in the Winter Games by Ana Blaze, Melinda Dozier, Aria Kane, and Kara Leigh Miller.

Worth More Than Gold by Ana Blaze

Amy Pierce, the klutzy sister and manager of America’s Skating Sweetheart, is used to being invisible. But when a friend drags her to a party near the Olympic Village, Amy catches the eye of a sexy Norwegian ski jumper. It’s a magical night, but an awkward next morning has her running.

Everyone knows that Erik Andersen’s best shot at an individual medal was back in 2010, before an injury pulled him from the competition. He’s there for his team, but a hot night and a remarkable final training session have him wondering if a gorgeous good-luck charm could give him another chance at the podium.

With a little bit of luck, these two might have a shot at something worth more than gold.

Trouble With Gold by Melinda Dozier

US snowboarder and notorious prankster, Ty (Trouble) Madsen is only getting a taste of his own medicine when his Olympic teammates shackle him to a fence wearing nothing but his boxers.

Reception and protocol volunteer, Nadia Hoffman, gets up close and personal with the sexy snowboarder to rescue him, but she’s not the kind of girl who lets her hormones get in her way. A professional performance could help her land her dream job at the Olympics Committee Headquarters, but her new assignment supervising the rambunctious US Snowboarding Team is making that difficult. Can she see behind the snowman in the community center bathroom and into the heart of the man everyone calls Trouble?

The Girl Behind the Gold by Aria Kane

Greek aerial skier Lia Milonas’s parents are about to lose the family farm. Saving it means medaling and landing a huge sponsor. While her no-nonsense attitude has her well on her way to a medal, it hasn’t won her place in fans’ hearts.

“Come back with a story that will make readers cry, or don’t come back.” This is what Brandon James’ boss told him before he left New York to cover the Winter Games for Moment Magazine. With a wink and a smile, he can charm his way into any invite-only party, but that career-making story is nowhere to be found – until he meets Lia.

The two strike a deal that should get them both what they want – but neither would have guessed they’d also find what they need.

Ice Gold by Kara Leigh Miller

Colton Campbell thrives on the fast paced, adrenaline rushed lifestyle of being an Olympic hockey player.

Despite Brenna Jessup’s abhorrence for the games and the athletes, she’s hand-picked as the official photographer for the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team.

When a faux pas by Brenna almost costs Colton his career, she owes him. Too bad for her, Colton doesn’t want apologies – he wants retribution! And he knows just how to get it – and her – in the process.
Love & Other Games on Goodreads and Amazon
Ana Blaze's Website
Aria Kane's Website
Kara Leigh Miller's Website
Melinda Dozier's Website

My Thoughts:

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest opinion.

I really liked that all four of these stories are connected and not just by location and general time frame, there are other small details that tied them together as well. Quick appearances from characters in previous stories, events, and a good luck charm theme all helped to make this feel more like a four part book rather than an anthology with unrelated stories.

I enjoyed the entire anthology but I’d have to say my favorite was Worth More Than Gold which is actually the last story. It made me laugh a few times so it won me over just a little more than the others.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5


  1. Hmm I think this is the one I started and stopped because I couldn't get past all the swearing! I will either - try it again or email the author and tell her it might not be my kind of book.

  2. Hi! Thanks for helping us spread the word. :)

  3. I meant to pick up this one over the holidays and forgot. There were a lot of good Christmas/winter anthologies this year.

    It's still January so I can still read it. Are there reading rules similar to not wearing white after Labor Day? lol

  4. Lol, I love winter so I say read them in July if you want :-P


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