Saturday, September 19, 2015


By: Kate McCarthy
Published By: Kate McCarthy
Released : Available Now
Details : Digital copy for honest review & purchased a copy.


Blurb: Goodreads

“Professional athletes are pillars of their respective communities. They are heroes in the eyes of boys and girls and are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that positively represents their community.”

The public loves a good scandal. Seeing someone fall from the pinnacle of success makes a great headline. No one knows that better than I do. What started out as a promising career in college football, spiraled into scandal and shame.

But being a hero is easier said then done. Especially when there are those who expected to see the great Brody Madden fail. I craved nothing except being the best—willing to do anything to prove them wrong. But I went too far, and I tried too hard, and it broke me.

“At the time of going to print, Jordan Elliott was unavailable for comment.”

I met Brody Madden in my senior year of college. An Australian native on an international scholarship, I was the female soccer sensation with stars in her eyes and no room for a hotshot wide receiver with a chip on his shoulder.

But a heart bursting with ambition and a driving fire to succeed isn’t made of stone. I became his strength, his obsession, and the greatest love of his life. Only I wasn’t there when he needed me most.

This is a story about love and a game that takes everything. Where the path to glory is paved with sacrifice. Where pressure makes you, or breaks you, and triumph is born in the ashes of failure. Where two people’s end game will change everything.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I’m trying to think of the last sports romance I read and I can’t think of one. This may be I’m no longer a sports romance virgin.

My cherry has been popped.

Kate brought out a lot of emotions in this read. She dug deep and kept right on digging until she had thoroughly plundered Brody’s character.

The more you read the more you get deeper into the effects of  what being the best can have on a sports person. Apart from the discipline and sacrifices.

I really liked Brody’s character and banana boy aka Jaxon who is Brody’s cousin, well I loved his humorous character. I can’t help thinking this isn’t the last we’ve seen of him.

Kate kept drawing me in, page after page with what at first seemed like a good read, that turned into a powerful hypnotic read. She really plundered Brody’s soul.

The sub characters are all fantastic. I did love Hayden.

I lift my head and my eyes climb upwards, slowly taking in the Viking warrior standing before me. Worn jeans encase brawny legs, and a Colton Bulls muscle tee shirt covers a chest so powerful and wide it deserves its own postal code. Further up I catch brown hair pulled back off his face with a tie, a scruffy jaw, and eyes the color of dark blue denim – one of which winks at me.

Kate was sure teasing me with Hayden.

Hayden’s still in bed. Naked. The sheet barely covers below his waist, affording a peek of all the glory that lies beneath. I avert my eyes. Leah’s boyfriend is big everywhere . I have a sudden new found respect for her ability to walk a single step in the morning, let alone run.


This was a really great first sports romance read for me with some  twists that will explode in your face, and I love a good surprise.

After reading Fighting Redemption I knew Kate was gonna take me on an emotional ride with The End Game. I love the cover art and I think the models suit Brody and Jordan so well.

I highly recommend.



  1. The models look too old to be High School kids. LOL
    But this does sound pretty good.

    1. I thought the characters were 21 ish ,so I thought they were pretty good. :) It's college football . :)

  2. I enjoy a good sports romance. The Rusk University series by Cora Carmack is fabulous and Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines is amazing. Great review Mich--I'll have to try post mine soon too :)


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