The Freshman: Game of Love is a Valentine's Day Special Book. This story takes place before the events of Chapter 4 onwards of The Freshman, Book 2.


The university is holding a Valentine's Day competition to crown the cutest couple on campus! Will you and your partner be able to work together to show your worth?


Chapter 1: May the Best Couple Win

Are you and your sweetheart the cutest couple on campus? Here's your chance to prove it!

Returning from a class in the days leading up to Valentine's Day, Your Character overhears Zack and Tyler talking about the annual Couples' Challenge run by the university where couples compete to declare the cutest couple on campus. Learning the winners are treated to an all-expenses-paid luxurious Valentine's Date, you decide to enter the contest with your partner who may be either Chris, James, or Kaitlyn. On the morning of the competition you meet in the ballroom with Zack and Brandon, Tyler and Abbie, and Becca and Sebastian among the hopeful couples. Madison wants Tripp and Logan to be both her partners for the competition, but it is not allowed. You learn that Edgar had intended on entering the contest with Cassandra Pentaghast however given video game characters were not qualified as participants, he instead participates by helping set-up and oversee the contest. After being introduced to the judges, Helen Twombly and Professor Vasquez, you begin the challenges. Depending on your choices, you either win or lose the contest to Becca and Sebastian.

Chapter 2: Everyone's A Winner

You and your valentine have a romantic evening ahead of you! Will sparks fly or just fizzle out?

If Your Character chose Chris as her date, James and Kaitlyn will recount how they watched Dracula together after they were unable to decide which rendition of Nosferatu to watch.

If Your Character chose James as her date, Chris and Kaitlyn will recount how they stayed in to play video games together with the two arguing on Kaitlyn's efforts to prevent Chris from beating her high score on Knights of Aurelia.

If Your Character chose Kaitlyn as her date, Chris and James will recount how they watched a game of soccer while eating hot dogs after scrapping playing football, with James admitting he'd prefers to be a spectator than a participant in sport.

Regardless of whether you won or lost the contest, you and your partner spend dinner out where you encounter Becca and Sebastian. Dissatisfied with the restaurant's service, they cause a commotion before leaving. Afterwards you meet with your friend's at the rooftop club that Ms. Twombly reserved for Hartfeld students. After a confrontation with Becca, she pushes you into the pool, causing Madison to declare a pool party and the remaining students to join you in the pool. After returning to the suite, Your Character finishes the night cuddling with your partner.




  • The book cover is the only book in the Choices catalogue to not include the full name of the book. It also looks significantly different than the thumbnail shown in the app.
  • At the end of Chapter 2 of The Freshman: Game of Love and if you choose Kaitlyn as your LI, both of you will watch a documentary about Braidwood Manor. This is a reference to The Haunting of Braidwood Manor.
  • Between September 11-September 12, 2018, all of The Freshman books, including the specials received a redesign in the thumbnails of their book covers.
The Freshman The Freshman, Book 1 · The Freshman, Book 2 · The Freshman, Book 3 · The Freshman, Book 4 · The Freshman: Love Bites · The Freshman: Game of Love · The Freshman: Snowed In · Chris: Luxury Getaway · James: Masquerade Ball · Kaitlyn: The Perfect Date
The Crown & The Flame The Crown & The Flame, Book 1 · The Crown & The Flame, Book 2 · The Crown & The Flame, Book 3
Most Wanted Most Wanted, Book 1 · Most Wanted, Book 2
Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement, Book 1 · Rules of Engagement, Book 2 · Rules of Engagement, Book 3 · Rules of Engagement: Newlyweds
Endless Summer Endless Summer, Book 1 · Endless Summer, Book 2 · Endless Summer, Book 3
#LoveHacks #LoveHacks, Book 1 · #LoveHacks, Book 2
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor The Haunting of Braidwood Manor
The Royal Romance The Royal Romance, Book 1 · The Royal Romance, Book 2 · The Royal Romance, Book 3
The Sophomore The Sophomore, Book 1 · The Sophomore, Book 2 · The Sophomore: Hartfeld Horror Story
Hero Hero, Vol. 1 · Hero, Vol. 2
High School Story High School Story, Book 1 · High School Story, Book 2 · High School Story, Book 3 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 1 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 2
It Lives It Lives In The Woods . It Lives Beneath
Home for the Holidays Home for the Holidays
Red Carpet Diaries Red Carpet Diaries, Book 1 · Red Carpet Diaries, Book 2 . Red Carpet Diaries, Book 3
Perfect Match Perfect Match, Book 1 · Perfect Match, Book 2
Bloodbound Bloodbound, Book 1 · Bloodbound, Book 2
The Junior The Junior, Book 1
Veil of Secrets Veil of Secrets
America's Most Eligible America's Most Eligible: Season 10 · America's Most Eligible: All Stars
Desire & Decorum Desire & Decorum, Book 1 · Desire & Decorum, Book 2
Across the Void Across the Void
The Senior The Senior
Big Sky Country Big Sky Country, Book 1 · Big Sky Country, Book 2
The Elementalists The Elementalists
A Courtesan of Rome A Courtesan of Rome
The Heist: Monaco The Heist: Monaco
Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance
Open Heart Open Heart
Nightbound Nightbound