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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Review: The Game Changer by Marie Landry

Publisher:  Amazon Digital
Pages: 295
Published: 2012
Source: Personal Ebook
Rating: 4/5

The Game Changer by Marie Landry was an enjoyable read. It’s a story about relationships and life changes. Melody Cartwright lives in a small town in Ontario, she’s in her late twenties and expecting a proposal from her boyfriend. She’s hoping sooner rather than later. When she is finally faced with the fact that her boyfriend hasn’t even considered marriage after three years of dating, Melody decides that it’s over. Melody needs a change, and it’s now or never. When her best friend, Olivia decides that she wants to move back home, Melody insists that they become roommates. Together they force each other to come out of their shell, face some hard choices, and explore new romances.

While this is a romance story, there’s more dynamics to the story. First the romance, Melody meets Julian, a man who seems out of her league and not her type. She doesn’t want to be interested in him but he insists that they become friends. Olivia on the other hand might finally have found someone who is relationship material. Melody and Olivia’s have been best friends since they were children. They know each other so well, and can tell when one is trying to run away. Together they face these new relationships and help each other out.

Some of the other aspects of the story include Melody’s family life. Melody’s mother has become the primary guardian to her granddaughter, and Melody isn’t sure where she stands with her niece, afraid to overwhelm her or disappoint her. We also learn that Olivia’s mother has less than desirable parenting skills, and Olivia needs to learn that she’s an adult and needs to leave her mother be. She’s the only person who can determine what’s she’s capable of.

I really enjoyed this one. I thought it was a fun read, and I loved the relationship between Melody and Olivia was great. Everyone should have a best friend that knows them inside and out. I loved that Marie Landry is a Canadian author, and would recommend this book. It’s a fast read. 


  1. I don't think I've read anything by this Canadian author although her name sounds familiar. The cover depicts more of a romance story and if it wasn't for your review, I wouldn't have known about the great friendship aspect.

  2. I really liked this one. Admittedly, I went in with no expectations, since the writer is a blogging friend of mine, but I really liked it in the end! I can't wait to read more of her stuff.