Playing for Keeps (The Game, #2)

Playing for Keeps (The Game, #2)

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by Emma Hart
     
 

She’s in love with him. He’s trying not to love her. One night changes everything.

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She’s in love with him. He’s trying not to love her. One night changes everything.

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ISBN-13:
2940044587939
Publisher:
Emma Hart
Publication date:
06/24/2013
Series:
Game , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
37,825
File size:
254 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books.She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. Emma is currently working too many books to even count - including Playing for Keeps, the companion book to the New York Times and USA Today bestseller, The Love Game. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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Playing for Keeps (The Game, #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Nadia_Hassan More than 1 year ago
Nadia: This is the first book I have read in The Game series. I thought I was going to dread reading this book, because I would be confused with not knowing the history and dynamics of the group of characters, but to my everlasting joy. I could completely understand everything that went on in the book, this really can be read as a stand alone. Trine: I've read The Love Game before I read this book, and I loved that book too. I loved this one because there are so many emotions in it. There are so many thing I absolutely love about this book, the characters, but what really got my heart loving this book was a very specific scene between Braden, Aston and Megan at the stairs, not to spoil anything, but you guys are in for a treat! Nadia: oh! I know the scene you are talking about Trine! you're totally right y'all are so in for a sweet and heartfelt moment! What I loved about this book was the relationship between Aston and Megan, it might have started out with no intentions other than the one night, but it turned out to be this needy, loving, crazy chemistry relationship that they both need for the rest of their lives. "Whatever it might be that haunts him, whatever it is that makes his eyes darken the way they do... Maybe I make it bearable." "Whatever hate is locked inside his body and whatever hate is burned into his mind, I know that our love can push it out. I believe in the power it give us" - Megan. Nadia: OMG! this book is filled with intense and deep moments like the two above, there are so many times my heart was literally having an internal bleeding party, I could feel my heart hurt for Aston, it was him I could relate to the most in the book. What about you Trine? Trine: I'm the same, I felt Astons pain, and everything he has been through. I was rooting for him and Megan to work things out, that their love could survive his past and the obstacles that stood in their way, one of the main obstacles being keeping their relationship a secret form Braden. The first quote below is one of my favorite, I highlighted it because, this book was not all dark and gloomy it had many fun and light hearted moments, you know the cheesy, goofy moments that put a smile on your face "Who were you?" "Who was I?" "Which turtle were you? Don't you know you were defined by your choice of turtle?" Nadia: Hahah! You're right Trine! There were so many scenes and moments in this book that just cracked me up, like serious laugh out loud moments, and lots of giggling. Aston is so naughty, I really liked when he talked dirty to Megan. In front of everyone, just to tease her and make her mad, soo funny This is so great, it has both light and dark elements, the intense passion, the sweet loving, the dark past, and the bright future. Trine: What I love the most about this book, is Emma's writing. She has the most amazing, and funniest humor ever! Of course it is the british humor, and I love every minute of it. I love her and can't wait to read more from her. Highly recommended by both of us!
elenak14 More than 1 year ago
i really liked playing for keeps.this is the second book of the game series and we follow the story of aston and megan.aston and megan are best friends with braden and they are afraid to tell him about their relationship,so they keep it as a secret. the characters had great chemistry and aston had a lot of demons to fight but megan helped him overcome his fears and give their love a chance. i also loved the character of aston's grandfather and their bond was great. this was a nice continuation of the series and cannot wait to read the next one.
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
4.5/5 stars As I said in my The Love Game review, I absolutely love Emma's books. This is the second installment of the Game series and this time Aston and Megan are our main characters and we get their alternating POV's. We were introduced to both of them in The Love Game, but here we get to know them on a much deeper level. Aston is introduced to us as even bigger player than Braden! He is known for the string of girls he takes to his room for sex and for just an overall womanizer. Megan, however, we know is Braden's best friend. They grew up together and to say that he is protective of her is a serious understatement. He sees her as a little sister and clearly warns his fraternity brothers that she is off limits. She is driven and cares about her school work and also is not one of those girls that sleeps around. It becomes quite clear right away who Megan is interested in. I loved Aston and Megan's relationship. What started off as one steamy night has become anything but. Aston isn't the arrogant, jerk that everyone has come to known. He definitely has demons from his past that still haunt him to this day. He has feelings for Megan, but is afraid to show her how he really feels because he knows once he opens up to her he won't be able to hide from her. Bit by bit Megan breaks down his walls and shows him that she wants to be there for him to fight the demons together. She is tough as nails too. Even when he tries to push her away, she stands strong and won't let him take the easy way out. "I thought he was a "get what you see and see what you get" kinda guy. Now I think I was wrong. Now I think-no, I know- there's a side to him he's never shown anyone, that he keeps buried deep inside." (pg. 46, ARC copy) I think the biggest thing I loved was the fact that their relationship was technically kept secret. The sneaking around, pretending to be normal around each other was completely hot. Their banter back and forth in front of their friends is hilarious. He's always egging her on and teasing her and she's constantly playing it off that he's the most immature guy to ever grace her presence. However, how long can they keep their friends from finding out the truth? As I said, Aston has some pretty serious demons from his childhood that still haunt him. When he finally opens up to Megan and tells his story your heart just feels for him. Not to mention, Emma does a great job of giving us flashbacks so that we can really see how deep Aston's pain really goes. He is a lot more complex than he lets on and underneath the cocky, arrogant exterior we see a man who has little to no self-worth and tries to bury the pain in meaningless sex. The crew is back once again, but the focus is really on Megan and Aston's story. We do see more of Braden and Megan's friendship and I love that she has someone who is so protective of her. And "I want someone to love Megan as much as I love you. Hell, I want someone to love Megan as much as I do, and if that means I have to fight off every guy that comes calling for her until he comes along, then I will." (pg. 43, ARC copy) We are introduced to Aston's grandfather, who we find out raised him, and watching the two interact is fun. Gramps is a bit crotchety, but loves the time he gets to spend with his grandson. They don't always see to eye on certain things and both of them can be quite stubborn. Overall, I felt this story dealt with some heavier themes than The Love Game did, but it is an absolutely beautiful book about two people finding their way to each other, falling in love, and learning to place their trust where it counts the most: in one another. "I'm thinking that she's sliding between the cracks of me, gripping hold of the mismatched pieces and tearing them apart. She's studying them, getting to know them, to know me, and then she's carefully lining them all back up and holding them together. What she'll never know, is that she's the glue that holds it together. She's the glue that holds me together." (pg. 95, ARC copy) *Received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the 4th book I've read by Emma Hart & she has yet to disappoint me!
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COULDN'T PUT THIS BOOK DOWN... LOVED IT!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3,5 A quick predictable read. Both Aston and Megan were citee, too much angst with Aston though. LOVETOREAD
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crunchyroll More than 1 year ago
I have to say, I loved this book more than the first one (The Love Game). I loved reading about Megan and Aston's story. Even though Aston has a bad past, it is heartwarming how Megan always stays by his side and supports him no matter what. There is a book that was written before this that will tell you the story about Braden and Maddie. I'm only mentioning this because Braden is Megan's childhood best friend so he's like the overprotective brother, which is a big reason Megan and Aston keep their relationship a secret. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good love story. This book shows you that just because you've had a horrible past and you're broken, that you can still be loved.
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So tired of the man whores. Yes, heroes can be perfectly respectable men that don't sleep with hundreds of women.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this story. It grabs your attention right from page one. I loved reading the story regarding Meg and Aston. Fast read and hard to put down. Highly recommend!
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Love the series Emma Hart - keep them coming...
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Good Read
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I really liked this book. I hope there will be a third book in this series.
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Good read!
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