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The Games by [McLinn, Patricia]
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"Fast-paced, vivid and true-to-life, McLinn's The Games captures the personal drama and compelling stories of the greatest sports event on earth ...A gold-medal winner."  --Christine Brennan, USA Today sports columnist

"Written with invigorating, breathtaking passion ... (Will) have you cheering, sighing, and all choked up throughout...  This is an exceptional read, a winner worthy of the gold, and one I highly recommend!" --Marilyn, Romance Designs

"THE GAMES accurately portrays the emotional roller coaster an athlete rides...Pride, excitement, disappointment, relationships, doubt, relief, joy, pressure." -- Michael Weiss, U.S. Olympic figure skater and three-time U.S. Men's Champion

"THE GAMES is your ticket behind the cameras and inside the hearts of the Winter Olympics." --Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author

"A wonderful book! ...The characters are so dynamic, so believable. The tension of the various competitions is nerve-wracking. ... A story you won't be able to put down, and one you'll not soon forget." --RomanceJunkies.com

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s novels—cited by reviewers for warmth, wit and vivid characterization – have won numerous regional and national awards and been on national bestseller lists. In addition to her romance and women’s fiction books, Patricia is the author of the Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, which adds a touch of humor and romance to figuring out whodunit. Patricia received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. She was a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.), assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.) and—for 20-plus years—an editor at the Washington Post. She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution. She is now living in Northern Kentucky, and writing full-time. Patricia loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3991 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1939215595
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Craig Place Books (January 5, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 5, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004BSH1TU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #376,866 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By M. Rondeau VINE VOICE on January 1, 2006
Format: Paperback
The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat! For many of us those words conjure up the opening scene of the commercials for the Olympic games, but for me, they will certainly invoke memories of Patricia McLinn's newest emotionally charged romance THE GAMES.

McLinn has brilliantly put together a multiple cast of lively characters from Amy, the youngest, looking for her first touch of glory; to Tess, her coach, whose memories of past glory held bittersweet feelings of betrayal; and Andrei who looked for forgiveness from the one woman he could never forget. Some were strangers to one another but in the end, Rikki, Lanny, Kyle, Nan, Rob; all found and were strengthened by the bond of friendships that grew during the competition.

Whether athlete or spectator you will find THE GAMES to be a wonderfully emotional rollercoaster ride of human drama in a behind the scenes look at the Olympics. Written with invigorating, breathtaking passion, I found myself jumping up and cheering for the wins, and sobbing out loud during the defeats. While the behind look at the competition was fabulous, I certainly don't want to overlook mentioning the sensual romance aspect that will also have you cheering, sighing, and all choked up throughout this wonderfully compelling read. This is an exceptional read, a winner worthy of the gold, and one I highly recommend!
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Loved the way she brought you into the angst of what it is like to compete and be there amongst all these people from around the world. The love stories were great but the personalization of the characters had me enthralled in the story itself. Nicely done and look forward to reading other books by Patricia.
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This book follows pod-mates from the American Olympic Team that meet at the Winter Olympics one year. They meet at the start of the Olympics when they move into a pod group of apartments. There are five mates that had not met before. They all end up having problems with their lives that they need to resolve and learn new lessons. They are from different sports and find a sense of family cheering for each other and supporting each other through the trials of life.
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I was holding on to my copy of Patricia McLinn's book THE GAMES to read next week while the Olympics are on. However, I glanced at the first page and couldn't stop. This is an exciting story about three athletes and their friends/loves. By the end, I was so hooked I hoped every one of them would win a gold medal.

I also learned a lot about the Olympics, the events and scoring. Fascinating stuff.

You'll love this book anytime you read it.
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Whether you're a fan of the Olympics or not you'll love this book.

Interesting characters, a pace that will keep you turning the pages, and great writing, all set against the fascinating background of the Winter olympics. Before, after, and during THE GAMES in Italy, is a great time to read this book. I simply loved it.
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This was a really enjoyable romance that had some nice hot scenes, and a variety of characters so that there was a romantic story for everybody. Well written, good characters, I'm putting Patricia McLinn on my list of favorite authors.
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I really liked this book! It was easy to become attached to the characters and the plot was believeable. I enjoyed that there were a few different relationships that were followed simultaneously so you got to see a few different stories unfold. I'm glad I picked this up. It was a fun, fast, easy read for me!
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The story flows are very smooth. I have never read stories about Olympics before, the details makes it interesting. Patricia certainly takes me for a ride with this story. I particularly like the endings where all of the characters are accounted for.
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