The World is a Stage [NOOK Book]

Overview

Danger comes packaged in bulging muscles…and a codpiece.

Games of Love, Book 2

Highland Games athlete Michael O’Leary is famous for his ability to charm a woman right out of her pants. Maybe a little too famous. When he’s sidelined with a knee injury, his wingman pounces on the chance to take full advantage of Michael’s idle time.

Trying out for the local adult-themed Shakespearean production seems simple, but...

See more details below
The World is a Stage

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$4.99
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$5.50 List Price

Overview

Danger comes packaged in bulging muscles…and a codpiece.

Games of Love, Book 2

Highland Games athlete Michael O’Leary is famous for his ability to charm a woman right out of her pants. Maybe a little too famous. When he’s sidelined with a knee injury, his wingman pounces on the chance to take full advantage of Michael’s idle time.

Trying out for the local adult-themed Shakespearean production seems simple, but there’s a catch. Michael must woo the notoriously demanding lead actress, Rachel Hewitt, thereby freeing his friend to pursue a courtship of Rachel’s sister.

Rachel hates the thought of handing over the lead role in her admittedly scandalous troupe to someone so wholly uneducated in the ways of the Great Bard. But she’s in a bind, and the only one who can step up is a man who looks way too good in a codpiece—and knows it.

To add insult to injury, he refuses to take the role until she agrees to take his place in some barbaric warrior race. She’ll do it, but not with a smile. Unfortunately, the hardest part isn’t antagonizing her Scottish foes. It’s resisting the one man who seems determined to line and cue her heart—forever.

Warning: This book’s half-naked Shakespearean actors are not approved of or acknowledged by people with actual literary merit. Neither are the dirty limericks.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609289539
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Series: Games of Love , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 373
  • Sales rank: 587,000
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Tamara Morgan is a romance writer and unabashed lover of historical reenactments—the more elaborate the costume requirements, the better. Tamara lives in the Inland Northwest with her husband and daughter. She can be found online at www.tamaramorgan.com or, much more often than is good for her, on Twitter at @Tamara_Morgan.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted July 22, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Loved the Romantic Tension

    The World is a Stage is book 2 in the Games of Love series, but I didn't feel lost without having first read book one. I believe book one is about Julian, who only makes minor appearances in this story. So if you haven't read book one, have no fear and read on!

    In this story the main storyline focuses around Michael and Rachel. The substory is about Molly and Eric (aka Peterson, his last name), but really, its still all about Michael and Rachel. Peterson, as he's known to his male friends, asks Michael to basically run interference with the uptight sister of the girl he is into. Michael, who has a heart of gold (and abs of stone, ahem...) begrudgingly agrees. The only thing he didn't realize is how far in he would exactly get.

    Michael is quite a smart-mouth. He is full of quips and snarky remarks. But in the truth and honest parts of him, he is very sincere and caring, willing to do anything for those that he cares about. And if Michael cares about you, you can consider yourself a lucky person indeed. He also an athlete in the Highland Games organization, so you know right off that this man is big, bulky, and well, hot. He really has a giant personality that I just love. I've never been a girl into the kilt-wearing fellas, but after this story I might change my mind! Michael is so unique and brazen, he wears his kilt even in off season times. Oh, and not lets forget his tattoos. Oh my goodness, how I love a man covered in tattoos! Michael has got them, and I'd love to see them for myself!

    Rachel is the uptight overprotective sister of Molly. They were together putting on risqué versions of Shakespearian plays. While it is obvious throughout the story that Rachel has great talent on stage, there were definitely times where I just didn't like this woman at all. I mean sure, there are the battle of wills and bickering arguments with Michael, and that was all very entertaining. But Rachel also has a way of taking things WAY too far in terms of her over-protection of Molly. The things that she does... well, I can't say I'd want to remain her friend, let alone her family, afterwards. However, as despicable as some of her actions are, you know that they are coming from a place of good, so you have no choice - you want to see what will happen next. When Rachel and Michael are just one on one, and there is no one else around, and they are consumed by each other's presence, its absolutely perfect. I really loved those times. When Rachel is Rachel, and not Molly's sister, she is a wonderful woman with a great sense of humor and a tremendous caring side.

    Michael and Rachel are like oil and vinegar at the beginning. He likes to needle her and push her limits, she likes to yell and be mean to him. But you can tell instantly that there is chemistry there. And that's what I like to see, because without that chemistry you've got nothing.

    There is a lot of drama that happens in this story, along with some very funny moments too. The characters are all really terrific. Peterson and Molly are quite a pair, and I'm almost hoping they get their own book, but I'm not entirely sure if that could work. There is quite a bit of raw emotions in this book. You can definitely feel the sadness and depression at some times, and yet at others you on top of the world with the elation of these great characters. I definitely think that if you like romance you should give this book a try, you will not be disappointed.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)