“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.
Roxie and Jen’s Review
“Home is not a place where you live. It’s a feeling.”
We just adore Kate McCarthy. And when we read the prologue of The End Game this summer, we were excited to get our hands on this story. The prologue left us asking questions, pondering possibilities and counting down to release day….
What we thought was going to be a fun, sports related read became so much more as we turned the pages. This story is raw and heart wrenching at times.
Jordan Elliott, Australia’s soccer superstar. The golden girl of her country arrives to Texas on a coveted International scholarship. Her life is mapped out, her goals are set. Nothing will deter her from reaching her dreams.
Until she meets Brody Madden, hot shot wide receiver. Aka hottie on campus. Brody Brody Brody…. He is so much more than meets the eye—to the world he is the epitome of success. Guys want to be him, girls want to be with him. But inside he’s been battling demons all his life. The mounting pressure from his academic and football carrier looms over his head when Jordan walks into his life.
As their romance unfolds, Brody’s secret life begins to spiral out of control. The connection between Brody and Jordan was electric.
“On the surface, we both appear the same. But we are not. We’re opposites, you and I. I’m weak. But you…” he shakes his head, “…your strength is like the sun, Jordan. It feeds me. And if you don’t let me go, I’ll just use it all up until you have nothing left.”
This left us with tears, pounding hearts and our emotions all over the place. The feelings The End Game evoked were endless. We laughed, cried, swooned, and fell in love with every word.
Kate tells a powerful story of expectations to be the best, of sacrifice, of love and heartbreak. Her writing is incredible. She is a gifted writer who will have you devouring Brody and Jordan’s story. We didn’t want it to end. We were completely blown away and are totally in love with this 6++++ star story.
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About Kate McCarthy
She loves to bake sweet stuff and eat it too. With an exciting degree in business, she works as an accountant by day, and an author by night. In between family life, she is most often found in bed reading, or at the beach, still reading.
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