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Patricia McLinn

The Games

The Games


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 120+ 5-star reviews

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Medals can be won, careers can be made, hearts can be saved.

"I absolutely loved everything about this book! . . . This is a story that will stay with me for a long time to come and I will definitely read it again and again." -5*

From the pomp of Opening Ceremonies to the good-byes of Closing Ceremonies, three women's hearts are tested during the Winter Olympics.

Tessa Rutledge, an Olympic champion figure skater, returns as a coach, encountering her first love – and heartbreak – and testing her ability to forgive. Alpine skier Kyle Armstrong has made a mistake that could cost her Olympic gold and any hope of reconciling with the man she loves. Biathlete Rikki Lodge is just happy to be at the Games, until she meets an Olympic hockey player who demands that she puts everything on the line — in competition, in love, and in life.

Let The Games begin!

In The Games, longtime sports journalist and best-selling novelist Patricia McLinn takes you inside the Winter Olympics. Patricia's award-winning books have gained fans around the world. Booklist said: "beautifully written, richly emotional love stories that are a joy to read."

What readers say about The Games

"Breathtaking passion... I found myself jumping up and cheering for the wins, and sobbing out loud during the defeats . . . (Will) have you cheering, sighing, and all choked up" -5* Vine Voice

"A gold-medal winner ... fast-paced, vivid and true-to-life." — Christine Brennan, USA Today sports columnist and TV analyst

"As thrilling as the real thing!" -5*

"The Games has now been added to my list of favorite books that I will read again!" -5* 

"McLinn wins gold with this sparkling romance! The Games is your ticket behind the cameras and inside the hearts of the Winter Olympics." — Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author

"Once I started it, it was something that I could not put down! I highly recommend it." -5*

"Definitely worthy of a gold medal. The characters are the kind you want for friends and their stories keep you involved from first page to last." -5*

"The Games accurately portrays the emotional roller coaster an athlete rides in pursuit of Olympic glory." — Michael Weiss, U.S. Olympic figure skater and three-time U.S. Men's Champion

"The tension, the laughter and tears, and memories." -5*

"A wonderful book! ... A story you won't be able to put down, and one you'll not soon forget." —

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