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Game Changer by Lasairiona McMaster

Game Changer


AJ Williams wasn’t supposed to fall in love with a girl on the internet. But he did.

Other than living over five thousand miles away in Northern Ireland, Lisa Millar is seemingly his perfect match. AJ can’t quite believe his luck, not only is she beautiful, but she has an appreciation for both music and hockey – two of his favorite things.

Surprised by Lisa turning up unannounced in Alabama, AJ is under pressure to deal with the issue at hand. Should he risk losing her, come clean and tell her the truth? Or should he try to keep his secret under wraps?

Will true love win out? Or will AJ’s secret be too much for Lisa to bear?


I chose this book because I wanted to hear AJ’s perspective on the whole long-distance love thing with Lisa. I have read book 1 and 3 of Lisa’s story and I personally didn’t like what AJ did which I cannot get into without giving away the plot. However, Game Changer gave me insight into AJ’s struggles with depression and anxiety which opened my eyes to why he made the choices he did, misguided though they may be.  

Lisa and AJ’s story is more common these days with meeting people over the internet and trying to make a life with a literal virtual stranger. Living in separate countries makes it even more difficult and Ms. McMaster does an excellent job of creating characters the reader can grow to like despite their faults and flaws.  I like AJ and Lisa, but as I have said before, AJ’s best friend, Jeremy is my favorite with his quick wit and his support and love of his friends.  In fact, I hope his story is told in the future as well.

Overall, this was a repeat of AJ and Lisa’s story on how they meet which I frankly was unsure I would like, but with the author’s clever fast-paced writing and fun dialogue, I read through it quickly.  I recommend you read this book if you enjoy witty repartee, discovering true love for the first time, and fighting battles internally and for the ones you love.

Thank you to Ms. McMaster once again for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Lasairiona McMaster grew up dreaming of an exciting life abroad, and, after graduating from Queens University, Belfast, that is exactly what she did – with her then-boyfriend, now husband of almost ten years. Having recently repatriated to Northern Ireland after a decade abroad spanned over two countries (seven and a half years in America and eighteen months in India), she now finds herself ‘home’, with itchy feet and dreams of her next expatriation. With a penchant for both traveling and writing, she started a blog during her first relocation to Houston, Texas and, since repatriating to Northern Ireland, has decided to do as everyone has been telling her to do for years, and finally pen a book (or two) and get published while she tries to adjust to the people and place she left ten years ago, where nothing looks the same as it did when she left.

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