Wow, wow, wow, what a debut book from Marissa J Gramoll. A Game Like Ours is going to stick with me for a long time.
I truly enjoyed this story, even though it was heartbreaking and tough to read at times. There was so much strife between Bobby and Lexie.
I really felt for Bobby – his secrets and hardships felt so real and honest. His story was heartbreaking and all I anted to do was hug him and try to make his pain easier.
For a romance book, this had a lot of pain and sorrow from both main characters. While the lows made the highs that much sweeter to read, it was a tough read because of all the struggles Bobby and Lexie endured.
To the outside world, Bobby Anderson is an attractive, charismatic baseball star.
But inside, Bobby holds secrets—including his closeted sexuality—and each secret alone has the power to destroy his carefully-constructed life.
When his best friend Cody dies, Bobby is thrown into the unwitting role of supporter for Cody’s grieving fiancée, Lexie. The issue? Bobby has long-harbored feelings for her that he never allowed to surface.
Torn between his growing attraction for Lexie and devotion to his deceased friend, Bobby is forced to re-examine his life and concern about divulging his sexual identity. Another secret spoken by Cody during his final moments eats away at Bobby’s conscience, driving the wedge of Cody’s death deeper.
Once these secrets come to light, will Lexie ever be able to forgive them? Can she accept Bobby for who he is? Will she ever want anything to do with him again?