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The Name of the Game (Crimson Romance) [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Weseman
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Book Description

He thinks she’s a flake. She thinks he’s a stick-in-the mud. But each time Kyle and Mac are together, they feel an undeniable spark.

After a long day on her feet, all flight attendant Kyle McKinney wants is a cool glass of wine, a warm bath, and a hot man in her bed. Instead, she ends up in a tug-of-war over misdelivered mail with her sexy-but-nerdy neighbor, Kyle “Mac” McKinney.

Thrown together by a shared name and address, Kyle and Mac butt heads as their very different lives begin to overlap. He wears sweater vests and teaches college accounting. She dresses like Carmen Miranda and practices scream therapy. But together, they must deal with a nosy elderly neighbor, a misguided stripper, and an overzealous IRS agent—without killing each other.

When opposites attract, it’s like playing with fire. But will Kyle and Mac figure out that love is the name of the game . . . before it’s too late?

Sensuality Level: Sensual

Editorial Reviews


"A fun read...Lisa Weseman delivers the goods." - Iva-Marie Palmer, author of The End of the World As We Know It

"A delightful romantic comedy filled with sparkling dialogue and sweet/sexy scenes" - Cody Young, author of Johnny Doesn't Drink Champagne and Katie's Hero

"A fun, flirty story" - Molly Kate Gray, author of Playing with Fire and Small Town Secrets

"Lisa Weseman blends comedy, heart and sass into a great little package with The Name of the Game." - Kristina Knight, author of What a Texas Girl Wants

"Absolutely charming" - Nora Snowdon, author of Sew Happy Together  and Arsonists Anonymous

About the Author

Lisa Weseman writes fiction, TV & film, and essays. Her debut novel, The Name of the Game, was published in 2012 by Crimson Romance. SOLO, a short film she wrote and executive produced, is currently in post-production. Born and raised in Florida, Lisa currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, director Lex Sadasivan, and their two unbearably adorable Doodles.

Product Details

  • File Size: 306 KB
  • Print Length: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance (July 23, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,244 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Adorkably Funny Romantic Comedy August 18, 2012
By Irene
Format:Kindle Edition
This book read like a movie - a great romantic comedy, in fact. I spent most of my time reading it trying to picture various movie stars in the lead roles. I love that both the main characters are named Kyle McKinney - a coincidence that leads to one hilarious moment after another - mixed up mail, mixed up deliveries, and a `Who's on First' moment when the two Kyles meet for the first time.

This isn't just a laugh-a-minute read, though. Lisa Weseman gives her Kyles some real issues to work through. Flight Attendant Kyle isn't quite as air-headed as she seems, and nerdy accountant Mac isn't very logical where relationships are concerned. If you love romantic comedy, keep an eye on Lisa Weseman - I hope there is more where this came from!

--Irene Preston, Author of Infamous
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I knew it was a winner from page one January 16, 2013
By imp
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A few pages in to Chapter One, I thought, "This is going to be a fun read!"

I was right!

I'm a sucker for people falling in love, but I need at least a few laughs along the way. Lisa Weseman delivers the goods with this romantic comedy. I got plenty of laughs (out loud!), and lotsa the "Will they or won't they?" moments that make my stomach do little flips.

The characters are so well-drawn in this fun story. Kyle McKinney, a flight attendant who practices a little primal screaming after a bad day, is not a damsel-in-distress heroine, but a strong and capable woman. I loved that I never felt like Kyle (whose first name I loved, too!) was waiting for her prince to come or desperate to find Mr. Right. She might not have it all together just yet, but when life assembly's required, she's holding her own hammer. I also loved that Kyle "Mac" McKinney, the sexy hero of the tale, wasn't your typical romance-novel Alpha Male, but a sweetly nerdy, sweater vest-wearing accountant and yet (as I mentioned above) really sexy on the page.

These opposites instantly attract when they meet, but Weseman keeps them apart with a real, relate-able relationship conundrum: Can a hot attraction trump all if a couple thinks they are just TOO different? (Even if they share the same name?) Readers will definitely want it to, but I'm giving nothing away! You'll have to read this great book to find out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What's in a name... August 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Mixed up mail, a stripper-gram sent to her apartment instead of his, accusations of tax evasion! These are just a few of the things that happen to two people who share the same name in the same apartment complex.

Kyle McKinney is a fun-loving woman who has worked hard not to be pushed into a life all laid out for her. Kyle 'Mac' McKinney, is an accounting professor complete with sweater vests. He is cautious and she believes in scream therapy. But opposites do attract in this novel and even though there is plenty to keep them apart there a lot more chemistry to keep them together.

This is a very enjoyable read, written with wit and charm and includes delightful secondary characters too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny and heartwarming July 31, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Two words- funny and heartwarming. Kyle McKinney. Kyle McKinney. Yes, one misplaced letter leads to a lot of laughter in Lisa Weseman's The Name of the Game. Kyle McKinney is a flight attendant who has a big heart, but is restless. She wants more in life. When she meets her neighbor, Kyle "Mac" McKinney after a tug-of-war over their mail confusion, the fun and laughter begins. But can straight-laced, non-risk-taker, Mac, win over Kyle's adventuresome heart?

I found both characters fun and funny, especially Kyle. Weseman does a great job putting her characters in awkward situations. Kyle and Mac's roller coaster ride of "are we right for each other?" to "we are totally wrong for each other" had me smiling as I kept turning the pages. And the ending, funny and heartwarming, was worth getting to know Kyle and Kyle McKinney.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love this story! July 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The Name of the Game is a funny, sweet, well-written romance. I love the unique concept of the hero and heroine sharing the same name. Very cleverly written with fantastic characters that are so different from one another, yet you can't help adore them both. I laughed out loud in places, and I don't often read books that make me react that way. Looking forward to more by Lisa Weseman.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Creative Play on Names July 23, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Kyle McKinney was her own woman and she'd given up a lot to make sure of it. She'd left behind a huge trust fund, an ivy league education, and a willing but boring fiancee' to have the opportunity to claim her own life. The life she'd chosen as a flight attendant.

Mac, also named Kyle McKinney, had worked hard to protect himself and his little brother from further pain and instability after the loss of their parents. As an accountant, he was dependable and organized. And he didn't leave anything to chance, nor did he have time for a flighty (no pun intended) stewardess.

When the two moved into the same apartment complex only doors away, life erupted into a series of funny and heartwarming interactions that take the reader from laughing hysterically to wanting their own 'Mac'.

I thoroughly enjoyed this read. Light hearted, fun, and warm. Lisa Weseman is creative, not only with words but wit.

I was provided a pre-release copy for reading as a professional courtesy. No compensation was received in exchange for this review.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars I really tried
But I just couldn't finish it. I thought the story line had great potential and there were funny parts, but there was little depth to the characters and I just didn't care.
Published 4 months ago by J. Stack
3.0 out of 5 stars Great for the teen aged group!
I found this book pretty good and I believe it is very age appropriate for a young teenager. I'm sure late Middle School or early High School student would enjoy it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jan Burch
4.0 out of 5 stars Identical Names, Opposite Personalities
3.5 stars. Disclaimer #1 - I received an Advanced Reading Copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Beverly Diehl
1.0 out of 5 stars The name of the game
Took a while to get through this book. Very slow, kind of boring. I did finish, and will read more by this author.
Published 14 months ago by Dawn L Qualls
5.0 out of 5 stars The Name of the Game
Normally I'm not a romantic comedy reader; but Lisa Weseman's first novel, The Name of the Game, was a great first novel with many twists and turns: some of which were predictable,... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read
I was skeptical about the book at first because I don't normally read romances, but this book was a pleasant surprise. The story was fun and the characters developed well.
Published 14 months ago by David Darus
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, fun and witty read!
This book is well written and fun. The characters are well developed you feel like you connect with them. This author is brilliant and witty. I hope to see more from her.
Published 15 months ago by Book Smart
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read
A fun read! Perfect book for reading at the beach. A cute story with just enough humor and romance.
Enjoyed from cover to cover.
Published 15 months ago by rhonda weseman
Excellent book, Lisa Weseman is an awesome writer, can't wait for her next book!! Love a good romance story like this.
Published 15 months ago by J. Keller
3.0 out of 5 stars The Name Of The Game
This often-funny romance begins with the premise that two people with the same exact name happen to be living in the same apartment building in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more
Published 17 months ago by sam
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More About the Author

Lisa Weseman writes fiction, TV & film, and essays. Her romantic comedy novel, The Name of the Game, was published in July 2012 by Crimson Romance and debuted at the top of her publisher's best-seller list that week. SOLO, a short film she wrote and executive produced, is currently in post-production. Born and raised in Florida, Lisa currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, director Lex Sadasivan, and their two unbearably adorable Doodles.

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