Playing the Game

Playing the Game

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by Stephanie Queen
     
 
2013 International Digital Award Winner - First Place Contemporary Novel category

Playing the Game: About more than a ball.

Can a woman bring down a legend by distracting him from his game?

Since her disastrous marriage ended, Roxanne Monet has sworn off serious relationships with men. She has more important things to worry about, like

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2013 International Digital Award Winner - First Place Contemporary Novel category

Playing the Game: About more than a ball.

Can a woman bring down a legend by distracting him from his game?

Since her disastrous marriage ended, Roxanne Monet has sworn off serious relationships with men. She has more important things to worry about, like accusations of murdering her wealthy husband, no money and no job. But when she meets superstar Barry Dennis and he challenges her to a game of seduction, she decides to play ball. When the game turns serious, she unintentionally exposes the legend to be a flawed man.

Barry Dennis picked the wrong woman to play games with when he decides to flirt with the enigmatic Roxanne. Being the best takes all he has. He can't afford to let anything or anyone interfere with his first and only priority--Basketball. But as the attraction between them heats up, he finds himself losing sight of his life's game plan.

While the sports world's microscope is trained on Barry's game and the media hounds Roxanne about her husband's mysterious death, the stakes are ratcheted up even higher when Barry's young daughter, Lindy is injured. Roxanne gives Lindy the attention she needs while Barry struggles to cope with the demands of his new priorities.

Can Roxanne rely on Barry to do more than play ball? She takes the risk and gives him the last thing she owns--her heart.

Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times Book Reviews - Diane Morasco
4.5 Stars
"Reading Queen is an absolutely scrumptious experience. Readers will fall in love, get heated, laugh and have an energizing adventure. The story has sublime settings, smooth writing that melds into a well-developed plot and characters who come alive like Pop Rocks and carbonated beverages."
ww.sithereandread.com - Kate Owner
"PLAYING THE GAME, by Stephanie Queen, is a refreshing and fun romance story that swept my off my feet."
Storm Goddess Book Reviews - Storm Goddess
"kept me reading from page one. If you're a fan of fast paced contemporaries, Playing The Game delivers one heck of a story"
Cocktails and Books - Shannon Patel
4 out of 5 Cocktails
"This book was sooo much more than I thought it was going to be with very complex characters and a storyline that keeps you interested up until the very last page."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014376440
Publisher:
Stephanie Queen
Publication date:
05/24/2012
Series:
Playing , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
489,003
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Queen lives in bucolic New Hampshire where writing happy, snappy romances takes most of her time. However she does force herself to go to the gym on occasion so that she can continue to fit through the door. You can also find her watching UConn football and basketball games whenever they’re on TV, and sometimes even in person. Right now, she’s busy writing her next book, of course. You are invited to visit her website to learn more at StephanieQueen.com. Connect with Stephanie Queen on line at Twitter or Facebook.

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Playing the Game 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Susannah_Hardy More than 1 year ago
Fans of Gone with the Wind will appreciate this updated telling of Rhett and Scarlett's story, not set in the deep South, but on the streets of Boston and the surrounding area. Roxanne Monet is a woman with a whole lot of problems: she's lost her job, she's broke, her ex-mother-in-law is convinced she's a murderer, and the one thing she is truly passionate about, her volunteer fundraising work for a children's hospital, is in jeopardy. Barry Dennis is a superstar basketball player for the Celtics who can think about only one thing: being the absolute best at what he does. There's no room in his life for anyone else, and that includes his daughter, Lindy. Roxanne and Barry's game of seduction will leave you frustrated and angry at times, yet begging for more. If you want cookie-cutter, quasi-perfect heroines, and noble heroes who do the right thing, this is not your book. Like Rhett and Scarlett, Barry and Roxy are flawed characters with real, serious obstacles to overcome on their personal journeys before they can be together in a meaningful way. The book is all the better because of this. The scenes at the Children's Hospital will move you to tears, I promise. There are twists and turns to keep you guessing right up until the end how these two can possibly resolve their personal problems and the conflict between them, and you'll be so relieved when they do! I can't recommend this book highly enough.
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GoodEncounter More than 1 year ago
Great book. It captivated me from start to finish. I didn't want it to end.