How Collete West was Inspired by a SONS OF ANARCHY Love Scene for Game On (Plus Giveaway)

Posted November 5, 2014 by Melissa in Author Guest Post, Book promo, Giveaway | 5 Comments

Guest Post

Why the video of this SONS OF ANARCHY love scene inspired me

I’m a big SONS OF ANARCHY fan, no make that huge. So when I thought of the more tender moments between Hailey and Jilly in GAME ON, this scene with Opie and Lyla immediately came to mind.

Opie’s a big guy, just like Jilly. By watching this clip from season two episode ten, I was able to visualize how gentle such a hulk of a man could be with a woman. He has to be careful, not knowing his own strength, and something about that, just hit home to me in terms of Jilly’s character—a 6’8″, 225 lbs. baseball player who throws over 100 mph.

The Book

Title:  Game On
Author: Collette West
Genre: Romance
Publication: October 17th, 2014
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Smashwords | Kobo


Pitching phenom Bruce “Jilly” Gillette has a hard time talking to women. His hulking presence of tattoos and muscles is what makes him an intimidating closer on the mound, yet off the field, he’s painfully shy, uncomfortable in his own skin.

Desperate to revamp his loner image, the New York Kings hold a dream date contest, granting the lucky winner a night on the town with their surly reliever, doing whatever it takes to force Jilly out of his comfort zone.

Hailey Halpert enters the contest on a whim, looking for answers as to why her high school relationship with Jilly hit the skids. Now she’s a popular romance author writing under a pen name, and her reappearance in Jilly’s life is no accident. It turns out that her novels are all about the sexy players on the Kings, and Jilly has no clue that he’s about to become her new leading man.

The Author

Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball’s biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette’s impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.


Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she’s not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at


She is the author of NIGHT GAMES, GAME CHANGER and GAME ON.




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5 responses to “How Collete West was Inspired by a SONS OF ANARCHY Love Scene for Game On (Plus Giveaway)

    • Melissa

      I haven’t seen this show and I keep wondering why I haven’t checked it out with how often I hear about it!

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