Bad Business: A Bad Boys of Sports Novel

Bad Business: A Bad Boys of Sports Novel

by Nicole Edwards

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Overview

This player’s got a lot to learn if he wants to score . . . with the boss’s daughter.

“Nicole Edwards sure does know how to write the bad boys of sports!”—L. P. Dover

Stone: Football is more than a game to me. It’s my calling. Becoming the Dallas Wranglers’ starting quarterback before I retire is a dream come true, but with a few wins under my belt, suddenly everyone wants a piece of me. And even though being in the spotlight has its perks—beautiful women, star treatment, more beautiful women—what really gets me sweating is the watchful gaze of my sexy-as-hell PR coach, Savannah Andrews. The catch? Her father is kind of my boss. . . .

Savannah: In my family, football is big business. When your dad owns an NFL franchise, you learn a thing or two about schmoozing, and from what I can tell, it’s not a skill in Jason Stone’s playbook. Sure, the veteran quarterback is literally larger than life. With broad shoulders, muscles on muscles, and a mouth made for kissing, he may be one of the hottest men in the league—and I should know. I’ve turned down enough players to start my own all-star team. But those guys just wanted to get close to my father. Meanwhile, Stone is getting temptingly close . . . to me.

Praise for Bad Business

 
Bad Business is incredibly hot, sexy, and sweet. Nicole Edwards brings her A game to the must-read football romance of the year. Pick it up today, and thank me later.”—Sloane Howell, author of Bossed

“[Bad Business] is fun, sexy and flirty, and it has great dialogue and dynamics between the characters. . . . This is a refreshing story with an engaging storyline.”Cocktails and Books (five stars)

“A delightfully filthy, flirty good time. . . I’m ready for another of Edwards’s so-called bad boys. I sure am.”—Herding Cats & Burning Soup

“Edwards, once again, creates a steamy sports romance that is a great mix of lust and passion.”—Fairest of All Book Reviews
 
“Edwards is one of my go-to writers. I just read everything she writes, no matter what. Her writing is so versatile and I always know she’s going to entertain the heck out of me!”—Two Book Pushers

The Bad Boys of Sports come to life in these sexy standalone novels by New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards:
BAD REPUTATION | BAD BUSINESS

This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781524796587
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Series: Bad Boys of Sports , #2
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 245
Sales rank: 65,359
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, their three kids, and four rambunctious dogs. When she’s not writing about sexy alpha males, Nicole can often be found with a book in hand or making an attempt to keep the dogs happy. You can find her hanging out on Facebook and interacting with her readers—even when she’s supposed to be writing.

Read an Excerpt

Nine straight wins.

We deserve a happy ending. Or two.

Not too shabby for a team who hasn’t been to the playoffs for the past seven seasons.

I figure to a rookie like Snyder, this is the shit, but in reality, it only goes up from here. The more wins, the more fans, which also means more groupies, more booze, more sex, and more notoriety.

And not to blow my own horn, but yeah, I was brought onto this team to do exactly what I’m doing now. Win.
So, I’m out here tonight making my presence known, keeping the fans riled up and their spirits soaring while I celebrate another tick in the win column. At thirty-four, I’m probably a little old to be hanging with these rookies, but hell, I don’t have anything better to do. I might be riding the line between old enough to know better and who the heck cares, but I’m damn sure not dead.

Which is exactly the reason I’m at this club, sharing a few beers with the guys, women galore ready to take me back to their place and rock my world. Truthfully, you’ll get no complaints from me.

I turn to set my drink on the bar and come up short, damn near plowing over a cute little redhead who’s practically glued to my hip. I honestly have no damn clue where she came from, but she’s hot, and the dress is exactly how I like it—black and barely covering all the required parts.

“Would you like to dance?” Her voice is husky and full of promise, her big green eyes peering up at me as though I’m responsible for world peace or some crap.

“Sure.” Why the heck not? I set my beer down on the bar and motion for her to lead the way. I was gearing up to get another, so it’s all good.

I allow her to lead me out to the crowded dance floor, and I manage to smile when appropriate. Less than thirty seconds in, I can already tell that this chick is a sure thing and she doesn’t even know my name.

And I guarantee she has no clue that I’m easily a decade older than she is. Not that those minuscule details would matter to her. Heck, I could probably take her to a dark corner somewhere and do raunchy things to her for the rest of the night and she’d be smiling the entire time, just as long as my bank account is padded with six digits or more.

That’s not going to happen. The sneaking a piece in a corner part, that is. No matter how much my dick thinks he’s in charge of my actions, I’ve been down that road too many times.

For one, the little redhead might be hotter than hell in July, but the girl has dollar signs in her eyes. During my stint in the NFL, I’ve been hit on by hundreds, if not thousands, of women, most of whom have no idea who I am other than another athlete with money. And they’ve all looked at me the same way she is, with hopeful lust burning in her eyes.

When she turns in my arms and presses her sweet little ass against my crotch, I grab her hips and play along. No harm, no foul is my motto. It’s not like I’m married, not like my actions are going to hurt anyone. I know my limits, and when it comes to women, one night is as far as it gets. And sure, there are plenty of chicks who’ll stroke my ego and my dick and tell me that’s all they want as well, but again, I know better. This damn sure isn’t my first rodeo. Having been drafted at the ripe young age of twenty-one, I’m familiar with this dog and pony show.

The no-name redhead whose tush is harmoniously caressing me through my pants is not going to be okay with only one night. And that means I’ll be going home alone, like I do every night, because one thing I learned early on is that honesty is the fastest way to spend a night alone with my hand. And I’m okay with that.

Even before I was drafted into the NFL, this was the nuts and bolts of my life. With four years spent at the University of Alabama nursing a winning streak that had me drafted in the first round, I started out hot. The press quickly learned their lesson for calling me a pretty-boy quarterback, arguing that I’d do better gracing the cover of magazines than playing down on the field. I showed them.

During that time, I’ve had more women than any sane man knows what to do with, more booze than a distillery in Kentucky, more parties than the Kardashians attend in a year. And I’m playing along because that’s what’s expected of me.

But banging some unknown chick, having her blow up my phone for weeks after . . . that I learned to avoid early on. Sure, it sometimes requires a little more effort than I care for to convince my dick that one night buried inside a hot woman is not worth the hassle that’s going to come along with it, but that’s my rule and as far as I’m concerned, it’s a good one.

She turns in my arms, her hand sliding south to cup me through my pants, and I smile down at her. “What’s your name?”

“Jessica,” she says, a distinct Texas twang in her voice.

I’d bet money Jessica turned twenty-one sometime in the last couple of months. Not that age matters to me all that much, but twenty-one is definitely not an age I’m interested in. Hell, there’s no way we have a dang thing in common.

Not to mention, the fact that she likely has more experience in this scene than I do is enough to have my dick trying to find a place to hide. And I don’t mean in the dark recesses of her, either.

I’ve earned my reputation as the bad boy of football through the years. Women, booze, parties . . . I’m an old pro at that stuff. Even when I wasn’t winning, I had an unlimited supply. It comes with the territory.

Jessica leans in, her hands coming around to cup my ass, her smile almost predatory.

“I’m gonna be forward about this.” Her twang is thick, her eyes a little glassy, and it’s easy to tell she’s had far too much to drink.

I cock one eyebrow and wait.

“I wanna go home with you.”

I smile. “Yeah?”

“Oh, yeah.”

“Why’s that?”

She frowns and I can tell my question threw her. She’s probably used to guys grabbing her hand and lighting up the path to the door.

I’m not that guy.

“I thought, maybe . . . you know.”

I lean down closer to her face. “I don’t know. Why don’t you enlighten me?”
 
 

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Bad Business: A Bad Boys of Sports Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
Bad Business was a GREAT read!! I loved that there was none of the typical fall in love, break up for some reason, find each other again drama. Nicole Edwards is going on my favorite authors list. Bad Business is part of the Bad Boys of Sport series but can be read as a stand alone. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel I could have really liked this book, but there was just a few issues that kept that from happening. First, the things I enjoyed: - Stone's relationship with his family. He is close to his brother and mom and the scenes with them are really sweet. - The interview excerpts at some of the beginning of chapters. They were really well written and I could totally see them being an actual interview with a pro player. I also liked how they seemed to tie into that chapter, even indirectly. -There was no unnecessary angst. For the most part they had a very mature relationship even if it wasn't always clearly defined. Thinks I didn't like: -Stone's and Savannah's conversations. They tried to hard to be constantly witty and I don't think it was always successful. - I felt the whole point of their relationship was just to make small talk until they could have sex again. I never got the impression that there was more in it than that. I didn't feel their connection. -And (for me) the biggest issue was the incorrect football references. This is more of a personal pet peeve, but it makes me pause in a story when I see it. For example, Dallas plays Green Bay and the Giants twice. This isn't possible as they are in different divisions and you only play people in your division twice in regular season (assuming this fictional Dallas team is the same as the Cowboys, they'd only play NY twice and GB once). Then, Stone discusses how a win over the Bronco's is important b/c whoever wins gets first place. The Broncos are AFC so their record has no effect on the Wranglers (as it's stated they are NFC). Each conference has separate standings for who makes it to the playoffs. And when the Wranglers win the last game of the regular season, Stone dons a NFC champions hat. You aren't NFC champs until you win the playoff game before the Super Bowl. All they would have been was division champs and they don't hand out hats for that. For some (or maybe most) this last point wouldn't matter or maybe they wouldn't even notice, but for me it shows a lack of research and fact checking and even though this is a fictional romance story, I still like all of my reads to be as accurate as possible when pulling from real life.
Colleen_Snibson More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. It was refreshing to read a book where there wasn't any real drama between the characters. In that they didn't get together, get angry at one another and break up, only to get back together again. Jason and Savannah acted like adults and communicated with one another to resolve any issues they had without getting in a huff. I just loved them together and loved their interactions. I could have just kept reading about these two, but then again, I find that with this all of this author's work. I fall in love with the characters and hate having to say goodbye to them when the book ends.
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
jason stone has basically accomplished everything he ever dreamed of during his nfl career. but now he has a chance of bringing the lombardi trophy to his hometown. he's focused on the here and now. playing the game one day at a time, not thinking about what tomorrow will bring. because he's pretty sure that he's walking away after this season. when savannah's father asks her to take a special interest in stone and manage his pr appearances for the team as well as encourage him to sign another contract for a couple of years, she's conflicted. it's bad business. because she's spent one incredible night in jason's arms and she can't stay away from him. but his future plans affect her too. at least those involved with whether or not they're spending their lives together do. which takes them a long time to admit, but they are pretty much all in from the get-go. i like that when savannah admits that her father asked her to get close to him, stone doesn't fly off the handle. he acknowledges that he may have agreed to be handled for the sole purpose of spending time with her. and that whatever brought them together was worth it. because what they share is pretty spectacular. i enjoyed this story a lot. stone is a really great lead and his chemistry with savannah is off the charts. **bad business published on march 27, 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/random house publishing group (loveswept) in exchange for my honest review.
StephG72 More than 1 year ago
This is a hot, sports romance that, while second in the Bad Boys of Sports series, easily reads as a standalone. I feel like so many sports romances I've read lately read more as "New Adult" (heck, even Young Adult, in some cases) but not this one. Stone and Savannah are "real" adults that act like it instead of teenagers. Thankfully, there was no "over the top" drama – although it certainly could have gone in that direction. Savannah was smart, confident, incredibly likeable and I found her very relatable (well, except for the part about her father owning an NFL franchise). And despite being labeled as a "playboy" I didn't get the manwhore vibe from Stone's character which can be a bit expected in a sports romance these days. There is amazing chemistry between Stone and Savannah and did I mention it was HOT?? This was my first book by Edwards, but I'll definitely be searching out others. *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
StephG72 More than 1 year ago
This is a hot, sports romance that, while second in the Bad Boys of Sports series, easily reads as a standalone. I feel like so many sports romances I've read lately read more as "New Adult" (heck, even Young Adult, in some cases) but not this one. Stone and Savannah are "real" adults that act like it instead of teenagers. Thankfully, there was no "over the top" drama – although it certainly could have gone in that direction. Savannah was smart, confident, incredibly likeable and I found her very relatable (well, except for the part about her father owning an NFL franchise). And despite being labeled as a "playboy" I didn't get the manwhore vibe from Stone's character which can be a bit expected in a sports romance these days. There is amazing chemistry between Stone and Savannah and did I mention it was HOT?? This was my first book by Edwards, but I'll definitely be searching out others. *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
Sheila Lee More than 1 year ago
Bad Business by Nicole Edwards is the whole package: steamy romance, a good plot and humorous interactions between the main characters. The H and h meet and the story takes off! I especially love the verbal sparring and the efforts made by these characters to get the last word. The story revolves around football but is not about football. There is family drama that causes some moral dilemma but is resolved satisfactorily. Of course, there is the HEA ending. This book is intended for adult reading.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
One thing about this book...it is freaking hot! The chemistry between Jason and Savannah is explosive. But how they met and their conversations are sarcastic and funny, definitely a great form of foreplay. Their connection was instantaneous and only grew as they got to know each other. They were supportive and real genuine people. I loved Jason's interactions with his family and teammates. This was just a really good story with little angst, but a whole lot of heat and the building of a beautiful relationship. I wish it did not end and would love glimpses of their future life. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
(3-3.5 stars) There’s no doubt Ms. Edwards is a great author and one of my personal favorites. I have more than enjoyed most of her books, but BAD BUSINESS lacked something I am used to in her previous books. Savannah and Stone meet at a club and their attraction is undeniable. Savannah knows their night together will change everything once the quarterback finds out she’s his bosses daughter. While I did enjoy Stone & Savannah together, their chemistry was off the charts and their banter often left me rolling on the floor, something was missing. IMO, I think it is the lack of conflict. While Savannah spends most of the book struggling with her inner turmoil over what her father has asked her to do, it’s out there one second and resolved the next. It felt like a let down after being such a large part of the story. Even saying that, it will not turn me off from the series or from reading anything else of Ms. Edwards.
micharch More than 1 year ago
Savannah and Stone have a lot more in common than he thinks when they first meet. He is just moving on from brushing of a football bunny who wants his body and wallet in equal measure. Stone is no longer interested in one-night stands and wants more out of life. Savannah knows exactly who Stone is, but plays coy when they first meet. Stone is intrigued and they both acknowledge that they have chemistry. Savannah bolts like a spooked mare and tries to hide her identity from Stone for as long as she can (which was a bit ridiculous to be honest). Stone's reaction was not what I would have expected and so begins their push/pull. Savannah was a complex person. She works for her father and with her brothers and is in charge of PR for their football team. Stone has been signed on as their new quarterback and is in pursuit of this 4th Superbowl ring. Savannah claims to be immune to his charms, but her body does not quite agree with her assessment. Both of them did fight their attraction, although the angst was low. I don't want to give away the story line so that is all I am going to say on that. I did like this book and found it be a quick, easy read. Their chemistry was able to come through and did not overshadow the book. Their personalities were likable and not overdone. The sports descriptions rang true and was a nice complement to the story. Overall a good read. I was given an ARC by NetGalley for my honest review. (less)
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
Wow! Nicole does it again with book 2 in this new series. It was simply amazing! Great story line! It didn't take me long to fall in love with Jason Stone, or just Stone as he likes to be called. This hot, sexy, gorgeous, charming veteran QB definitely ticked off all of my boxes. And the fact that he calls his Momma all the time, especially before and after games, well that's just a bonus. I love the sibling rivalry he has going, even at his age, with his brother Jeremy. It's pretty funny!! I love Savannah too! She is gorgeous, career driven and her sassy take no nonsense attitude is just awesome. When these two collide though, their chemistry is positively incendiary! I love their witty banter, flirting and all in all how they seem to be at such ease with each other that they are able to talk about anything and they do. They are also so seriously crazy hot and sexy together, it's blush worthy! Can't wait for more Bad Boys! (who really aren't so bad!)
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Rcvd and ARC at no cost to author. (netgalley) This is a second in this series but you really do not have to read the first one you will not miss anything but a good story, so in other words read it. Stone is a football player thinking of retiring, he meets a Savannah and they have instant chemistry and a hot night, but Savannah ends up being the owner of his teams daughter! You can just imagine, even though Savannah thinks that they are not going to go after more that is not what happens, truly you need to read. Enjoy!
voraciousreaderKB More than 1 year ago
FUN, SEXY AND FLIRTY!! This is the second book in The Bad Boy of Sports series and I enjoyed this one just as much as I did the first book in this series. It is fun, sexy and flirty and it has great dialogue and dynamics between the characters. I loved all of the funny banter and quips between the characters. This is a refreshing story with an engaging storyline about a sexy football player at the end of his career. Jason Stone is a thirty five year old quarterback brought in to help the Dallas Wranglers win the Super Bowl. Jason knows most of the women he meets are only interested in him for his money and status. So he sticks to one night stands. His life consists of women, booze and parties. He doesn’t take himself too seriously and is witty, charming and confident. Savannah Andrews father owns the Dallas Wranglers. She is the Executive Vice President and Chief Public Relations Officer. Savannah is not impressed with Jason when she meets him because she has been around football players all her life. Savanna takes Jason by surprise when she treats him like a regular guy and he he likes it. When Jason and Savanna meet they immediately connect but they are both careful with their hearts. Savannah and Jason have explosive sexual chemistry and they are good for each other and great together. Jason likes Savannah because she is genuine and likes him for himself. Jason is a good guy. He likes Savannah and always treats her well. I loved this story and the characters. Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book vIa Cocktails and Books and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
Jolie More than 1 year ago
Sports romances are a hot commodity lately. I have seen (and read) a bit of them. I enjoy reading about hot athletic men and the women that they are pursuing. I enjoy the sexual hijinks that happen between the pages. I enjoy reading them. There are some that have bored me. Bad Business is not one of those books. I was captured by Bad Business from the beginning. Bad Business is set in Dallas, Texas. I have noticed that a lot of the football-related romances are being set in Texas. While I like Texas, that another state could be used. I mean, there are 50 other states to pick from. I am getting Texas overkill….lol. Being a football romance, Bad Business’s plot is basic. Guy meets girl, has a one night and then is surprised that girl works on the team he will be QB‘ing for. Very basic and guess what, basic is good. I like basic. Sometimes I need a book where I don’t have to guess where the plot is going. The only guessing I did here was where Jason and Savannah would have sex. I liked Savannah. But I couldn’t wrap my head around was why she didn’t come out and say who she was at the club. I did think that it was a bit unfair that she sprang her identity on Jason the way she did. I did feel bad for her. I also felt that she should have been more upfront with him about why she started to spend more time with him. When she did reveal it to him, I was waiting for the explosion. Which didn’t happen. It made that part of the plot feel almost anticlimactic to me. Other than that, I did like her. Jason was the total package. He didn’t beat around the bush at what he wanted in a relationship (serious or sexual). He let Savannah know up front what she was in for and expected the same in return. Which is why I was surprised when he didn’t blow up when she revealed the reason she started hanging out with him, to begin with. I would have flipped my lid. I also loved how he handled the football troll. He handled him with class the entire book. I loved the secondary characters in the book. They made the book more believable and fleshed out. The author did a great job with giving those secondary characters enough space to shine but not so much that they take over the storyline. The sex between Savannah and Jason was hot. The author did surprise me with the light bondage scenes. I was expecting vanilla sex. Not complaining because I loved it. Nothing like having a book throw you a curveball. Having those scenes thrown at me makes me want to read more of Nicole Edwards books. The end of Bad Business was your typical romance novel ending. All sunshine and roses. I loved the epilogue too. I had a huge smile on my face when I read that.
LuluSuarez428 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this chemistry between Savannah and Jason Stone. Jason does not know who Savannah is the night they meet at the club. But Savannah knows too well about him, football player, and has all the ladies. But it's been a long time Savannah been with someone, her best friends encourages to have a one night. The amazing one night of her life and she leaves before Jason wakes up. Well, long and behold, Jason meets Savannah at her dads party. They talk, they have lots in common, besides there sexual tensions between them both. Can business and please mix? in this case, Yes, but in a good way. Savannah is reluctant to tell Jason what her father wants of her, to find out if Jason will retire or give the Wranglers another 2 more years. It gets a bit complicated, but Jason has really fallen for Savannah, and does Savannah feel the same towards him. A very good read, I loved it from beginning to end. A definite read. I received an advanced copy of this book provided by NetGalley for an honest review. Thank you. I loved this book!!
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Savannah Andrews has heard stories about the famed Jason Stone, and remained adamant that she would never fall for a guy like him... then she came face to face with him and learned for herself what the man behind the stories was all about, and she was instantly smitten. As far as the rumors of his looks and prowess in the bedroom he definitely lived up to the hype surrounding him, but he also had an unexpected softer side to him, one that apparently she was the only one lucky enough to see, other than his family. But, there was a part of her that was always hesitant to get fully invested, constantly reminding her that he wasn't a man that could handle attachments or do forever, so she made a vow to not let herself get too attached. But the more time she spent with him the harder it was to convince herself not to dream about a happily ever after... Jason Stone lives for the game, he wakes up every morning focused on football, and his job to get his team to the big game at the end of the season, which leaves little room for distractions... namely beautiful women wanting more than he can give them. But then he meets one that sneaks past his radar and quickly makes herself right a home in his heart, and he isn't quite sure how to handle it. He has never really pictured the forever kind of thing like his brother has, for himself, it's always just been football, and doing what he loves. But after one passionate night with Savannah he knows that once isn't going to be enough to quench the undying thirst he has for her... but that means making room in his life for someone else, and he has never been down this road before... question is can he handle the challenge? Bad Business is an intoxicating mix of naughty and nice, it has moments that you have you feeling the heat, and moments the will put the squeeze on your heart... it's downright amazing!! This first time read had me completely mesmerized from the very first paragraph, Ms. Edwards wonderfully crafted characters wandered onto the page, the playful banter ensued, they had me smiling, intrigued, and not wanting to walk away until I had devoured every last word! I am a sucker for a well written sports romance story, that comes equipped with a slightly cocky and oh so sexy alpha running the show, and I am happy to report this one had that in spades...translation I LOVED IT! Highly recommend you get your hands on this one, Mr. Stone is sure to leave you highly satisfied!! I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and voluntarily read and reviewed.
Dalitza More than 1 year ago
Bad Business is the second volume in Edwards’ Bad Boys of Sports series, which began with the fun and lighthearted Bad Reputation. With this sexy and sort of forbidden office romance between Savannah, the Dallas Wranglers’ head of PR and daughter of said NFL franchise owner and Jason Stone, recently acquired starting quarterback, Edwards pens a flirty yet mature and sexy love story. Jason Stone may have been a bad boy during this early years in the NFL however, experience has shown him that most women only want his fame and fortune and finds it incredibly alluring when he meets a seemingly unimpressed temptress at a club and spends the night with her wanting to see her again but not knowing if he will. Growing up among football players, Savannah was usually immune to them but the easy banter and absolute sensual focus that came with Stone made her take a risk even knowing that he might resent the fact she didn’t reveal her identity from the get go. But they both handle their secret budding relationship with a maturity that made it that much more appealing as their pull and connection jumps out of the pages. The story flows with ease, delivering a fun, sexy and entertaining read. I can’t wait to see what Edwards comes up with next. Bad Business is book #2 of the Bad Boys of Sports series by Nicole Edwards. It is a standalone romantic comedy, told from both points of view with a happily ever after, no cliffhanger.
KaraHildebrand More than 1 year ago
Bad Business is the second book in the Bad Boys of Sports series. These are not connected books except that they are bad boys! Nicole Edwards is one of my go to writers. I just read everything she writes, no matter what. Her writing is so versatile and I always know she's going to entertain the heck out of me from start to finish! Bad Business is the bad boy football quarterback and the sexy daughter of the his boss. Jason Stone is as hot on the field as he is off. Savannah thinks he's a player, but he's so sexy she can't seem to say no. She puts up a good fight, but in the end being his PR rep pushes them together for work and that means…more alone time. Hot, sexy, sweaty alone time. But is a relationship good for his reputation? Is his attraction for Savannah worth the risk? I love me some Jason Stone! He's strong, sexy, funny and a good baller. He's not afraid to tell her and show her how he feels. I'm loving these bad boys of sports! I've turned into some sort of hormone-driven hussy, but I can't help it. Seriously. I'm so overwhelmed. "Ah, damn. I've been waiting to hear you say that." Truthfully that's all that matters. Well, besides winning the Super Bowl. That matters, too.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 tars--fun and flirty 3.75 stars--BAD BUSINESS is the second instalment in Nicole Edwards’ contemporary, adult BAD BOYS OF SPORTS erotic, romance series of stand alone stories. This is thriry-four year old starting quarterback for the Dallas Wranglers Jason Stone, and the team’s PR rep thirty year old Savannah Andrews’ story line. Told from dual first person points of view (Stone and Savannah) BAD BUSINESS follows the building relationship between starting quarterback for the Dallas Wranglers Jason Stone, and the team’s PR rep Savannah Andrews. Discovering his most recent one-night stand is the boss’ daughter didn’t sit well with our story line hero but his interest and fascination with Savannah Andrews was everything he had hadn’t expected and more. Forced to work together, as the team ventured towards the playoff championships, Savannah and Stone would begin a secret relationship that will be exposed by a vindictive media personality. What ensues is the growing love and romance between Savannah and Stone, and the potential fall-out as Stone must consider his future with the team. BAD BUSINESS is a fun and flirty story line, with two sexy and sassy characters who are willing to risk their reputations for their time together. The premise is entertaining and engaging-there is very little angst or conflict between our leading couple, something I would have expected given the circumstances of how they met and their one-night stand. The romance is seductive and hot; the characters are dynamic and energetic. BAD BUSINESS is a heart warming and animated story line –the perfect read for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
TheBookNerd5 More than 1 year ago
*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.* HOT, HOT, HOT!!!! Wooo….*fans self* Be prepared for the steaminess that comes with this one, it also had an amazing story with it. Savannah is the daughter of the owner for the Dallas Wranglers’. Jason Stone is the star quarterback for the Wranglers’. Cue the fireworks and chemistry. These two were drawn together like moths to a flame. They had such a strong connection to each other from the get go. I loved watching their relationship grow more and more with every page. They’re both truly awesome people and I’m so happy they found each other. Jason Stone was such a refreshing character. He wasn’t this immature man who made bad decisions at every turn. This was a man who was focused and steady. He was this calm, collected guy who weighed everything out before acting on it. It was so nice to read about a male character like this because it hardly happens (at least in my experience). He definitely made the list of book boyfriends quite quickly. I love that he had this alpha, confident personality while still having a softer , approachable side. I’m a fan…what can I say?! Savannah Andrews…..such a fierce woman!!! I loved her personality and how she worked her way to the position she had (executive vice president, as well as chief public relations officer) and didn’t use her father’s influence. She was another character who was focused and driven. I loved that both main characters had a career that they thrived in and still made time for a relationship. I was sad when I came to the end of this book. I want MORE!!! I’m hoping this isn’t the last from these characters. I enjoyed reading their story and love finding a new author to love.
OpheliaOA More than 1 year ago
Another great read by Nicole Edwards. I don’t know what it is about football players but they are always so hot and make a fun read. Both Stone and Savannah might not be looking for love, a relationship or any kind of committed relationship but once you find the one it’s hard to remember why it was you wanted to remain single to begin with. Stone and Savannah make such a great couple and the sparks that fly when they are both together are off the charts. I really enjoyed reading this book and I can’t wait to read more of Nicole Edwards books. A must read!!! ***Received an advance reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.
TerryL56 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 Stars! Jason Stone has just signed on to be the QB of his hometown NFL team. He already has 3 Super Bowl rings and is hoping to get his 4th this year ... and then he can retire. He doesn’t need any distractions ... that is until he has an amazing night with the nameless beauty from the club. Savannah knows who Stone is from the beginning as her dad owns the NFL team that Stone just signed with, but Stone has no idea who she is until he gets introduced to her at a team party. The chemistry between them is off the charts and they begin a secret affair. Even though Stone is supposed to be the “bad Boy of football” ... he is far from it and I couldn’t help falling for him. And Savannah is so cute ... I loved the banter between her and her best friend - she is hilarious. And this book is steamy, steamy, steamy! I recommend this book for a feel-good romance! I received an ARC courtesy of Random House - Loveswept through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
Jason Stone has just recently signed with the Dallas Wranglers' as their quarterback. Growing up in Texas, playing for the Wranglers' has always been Stone's dream and since the team hasn't been doing well the last few years, he hopes he can turn things around a be the local hero. Ten weeks into the season and Stone has the team with an 9-1 record. After their latest win, the team heads to their local hangout. The place is packed with young, sexy girls interested in their money, but Stone is tired with these types. He wants a woman that he can have a real relationship with....and that's when he sees her up in the VIP area. Stone doesn't know that she is Savannah Andrews, the owner's daughter and the teams PR person, but he likes what he sees. Someone older, not dressed slutty and carrying herself as successful. Savannah's best friend, Allison is goading her into something with Stone. Stone and Savannah play a little cat and mouse game. He thinks she doesn't know who he is and she certainly is not about to tell him who she is! So after spending some time together talking, these two end up leaving together and having an explosive night. What neither of them expected was the chemistry that they shared. Stone wakes up to find that his mystery woman left. Imagine Stone's surprise when he is finally introduced to Savannah by her father. Her dad really wants to sign Stone up for a longer contract and has asked Savannah to be Stone's shadow and follow him everywhere, not knowing their history. Stone is shocked but loves the idea of being with Savannah so much. Over time, these two start to realize that their feelings are stronger than just a casual fling but it is getting harder trying to keep their relationship under wraps. For two people who did not want a serious relationship, they changed their minds pretty quickly. I just adored these two. Stone was such a great hero. Strong, sexy and he loved his momma! Savannah was strong willed but just couldn't help falling for Stone. The story these two went on to get to their happy ending was fun, sexy and so entertaining. Overall, I really loved this story!
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Bad Business is an exceptional sports romance with a swoon worth quarterback and the woman who will change his life. It's wonderfully written and the story moves along at a nice pace. There is little angst with lots of steam making it a fun relaxing read. There is one thing I want to ask of the author! Please oh please give Allison a story!! Jason Stone comes to the Dallas Wranglers with one goal - take the team to the super bowl. Seriously considering retirement this might be his last chance to win another championship. The owner of the Wranglers wants Jason to sign a contract extension and asks his daughter Savannah to get close to Jason and feel him out. Not sure he means the way she gets close to him!! I highly recommend this one.
carvanz More than 1 year ago
Despite being one of the bad boys of sports, Jason’s dedication is to his team and the game. He may be thinking of retiring but for now that decision is pushed to the side as he leads the Dallas Wranglers toward the playoffs. Savannah grew up living and breathing football. As the owner’s daughter, she works as the PR woman to help clean up and improve any of the player’s images that have been tarnished. When her father instructs her to shadow Jason Stone in order to find out what his intentions are at the end of the season, she’s stuck in a quandary. She never gets involved with players and the fact that her father is throwing her into Stone’s sphere means she’s going to be spending a lot of time with her one night stand. I really enjoyed the relationship between this couple. With their lighthearted banter and their ability to talk openly with each other, it felt as though Stone and Savannah became friends first, even if it was after their one night stand. This is a very low angst read with no ow/om drama. The steam level is extreme once they get involved and we have some dirty talk from Stone that would make any woman melt. The beginning was a bit slow after their initial meeting but once they meet again things picked up the pace. Overall, this was a great read perfect for those who like less drama and more relationship mixed in with their football. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book provided by NetGalley and Loveswept. All thoughts and opinions are my own.