Published by Simon & Schuster on October 6, 2009
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Brace yourself for the battle of the exes...
Hayden and Nick used to be a hot item, but their brief affair ended with a highly publicized breakup. Now the two are "just friends," excluding the occasional flirtation.
When Hayden wins the girls' division of a local snowboarding competition, Nick is unimpressed, claiming that Hayden wouldn't have a chance against a guy. Hayden calls Nick's bluff and challenges him to a head-to-head boarding contest. Their mutual friends quickly take sides, the girls on Hayden's and the boys on Nick's, making for an all-out battle of the sexes. This friendly competition is bound to get heated—and they might end up igniting some old flames.
Okay first off, I love Jennifer Echols books. I don’t think she can write a bad book.So it stands to reason that The Ex Games was wonderful! I loved it. It was a perfect mix of seriousness, comedy, romance, and of course, battle of the exes.
One of the things I loved was that I was kept guessing. Nick and Hayden were always at each other’s throats. I never knew if they were going to start making out or hitting each other. Also, their friends were so funny. Of course both of their friends were dating each other so they were always trying to set them up together. And a couple times it seemed like it might work but then one of them opened their big mouths and managed to screw everything up, again. I was left wondering till the very end what would happen. And that is always a good thing!
Oh and the whole book wasn’t just about Hayden and Nick’s relationship status. When Hayden accidentally said something that upset Nick, he challenged her to a battle of the exes, snowboarding style. Now is one of those times I wish I could snowboard. It sounds so cool and there was quite a bit of it in the book. And while there was a lot of snowboarding going on, I didn’t feel confused about what they were talking about. There was just enough description to explain things without going overboard. I hate it when a book has too much information.
Overall, The Ex Games is probably the best Simon Pulse Romantic Comedy that I have ever read. Most of the time they are too predictable but this one stands out. If you haven’t read it yet, or anything else by Jennifer Echols go pick up a book. Like I said, they are all good so it doesn’t matter which one you start with. I am positive you will end up wanting more.