Dirty Player

Dirty Player

by Mira Lyn Kelly

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A sexy standalone from USA TODAY bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly...

He's the NHL star everyone wants. She's the sports reporter who's been shutting him down since high school.

Greg Baxter will play dirty to get his girl.

"Fun, addictive, and outrageously sexy! Dirty Player brought all the feels and left me panting for more!"~Annika Martin, New York Times bestselling author

It started as a joke...

A throw away promise between friends.

A dare for a single kiss at our reunion and nothing more.

But that kiss...

That kiss was no joking matter.

It was hot and wet.

A hands-everywhere, breathless kind of insanity that left us both teetering on the brink.

She's got rules about guys like me...

Rules I respect the hell out of when they apply to any other pro athlete.

But as they apply to me? Those rules are about to be broken.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162053040
Publisher: Mira Lyn Kelly
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Series: Back To You , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,062
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Hard core romantic, stress baker, and housekeeper non-extraordinaire, Mira Lyn Kelly is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than a dozen sizzly love stories with over a million readers worldwide. Growing up in the Chicago area, she earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University and met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy… only to discover he’d been living right around the corner from her back home. Having spent her twenties working and playing in the Windy City, she’s now settled with her husband in rural Minnesota, where their four amazing children and two ridiculous dogs provide an excess of action and entertainment. When she isn’t reading, writing, or running the kids around, she loves watching the Chicago Blackhawks and action/adventure movies, blabbing with the girls, and cooking with her husband and friends.

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Dirty Player (Back To You) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
This is a great book and I was not ready for it to end. The author does a great job illustrating their attraction.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
Dirty Player is a fun, sexy, lighthearted friends to lovers story. Julia is a sports reporter, dealing with a misogynistic boss who frowns on what he thinks of as inappropriate behaviour, including Julia getting too chummy with male athletes. She tries to keep a firm line so that it's not an issue, which becomes something of a problem when her long time friend Greg, an NHL player, shows that he has more than just an interest in her as a friend. It's something she's been denying for some time, but no longer as they indulge in a secret affair. But Greg doesn't want it to remain a secret for long, especially as a football player appears to be making his move to get Julia to date him. The conflict in the story is an expected one, and some of what happens between them is related to misunderstandings and paparazzi fodder that they need to clear up before they can get their happy ending. The love scenes are super steamy and fun, and the overall effect is a thoroughly entertaining romance. Mira Lyn Kelly has written some of my favorite romantic comedies and this is another in a string of delightful romances that have her on my auto-read shelf.
Lisa04 More than 1 year ago
Two of my favorite tropes are second chance romance and friends-to-lovers, so Mira is totally rocking my socks off with this series. Round it out with an enemies-to-lovers coming up next and I basically want to worship her. I mean, I pretty much already do anyway, so not much more I have to do to complete my shrine to her. On to Greg...dirty, dirty Greg. *ahem* Sorry. Rabbit hole. Right, so Dirty Player. Ten years ago, Greg and Julia made a joking pact that if they were both single at their class reunion, they would kiss. No biggie, because they've been best friends for thirteen years, and it's just a stupid kiss. What harm could possibly come to their easy, flirtatious, super fun friendship? Well.....turns out that those flirtations have some heat behind them, because one kiss and the sparks ignite into a burning inferno. I'm talking, one minute they're kissing and the next her leg is hooked around his hip and she's grabbing for his belt. *fans self* Both being celebrities of sorts, they know better than to get *too* crazy under the bleachers at their old high school. But once you start a fire like that, you won't be able to control it for long. I loved this fun and super sexy friends-to-lovers romance! The friendship between Greg and Julia was fun, their banter witty, their respect and support for one another and their respective careers refreshing. They teased one another, but also provided a sounding board for the other when necessary. Their jump from friendship to bedship was an easy one, in the respect that they made sense. They face obstacles along the way, the main one being Julia's career and the demands and restrictions placed upon her by her employer. Will their public personas ruin what they're building? Or will they be able to have their proverbial cake, and eat it too? **You do NOT need to read Hard Crush to read and enjoy Dirty Player, but you should anyway, because hellloooooo hot nerd alert!!**
SarahBethL More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book in Mira Lyn Kelly's Back to You series, though it can be read as a stand alone. Greg & Julia were high school friends & both ended up in the world of sports. Greg is a NHL player & Julia interviews NFL players on the sidelines. Julia has made it a rule to never date an athlete. Both had been circling each other, so to speak, all through high school but never went for more than friendship as both didn't want the friendship to possibly end. Julia made a promise, writing in Greg's yearbook that if they were both single at their high school reunion that they would go together & kiss. That started their relationship.
CeeCeeHouston More than 1 year ago
Dirty Player is the second in the ‘Back To You’ series of standalones by Mira Lyn Kelly. We first met Greg in Hard Crush, although we didn’t get to know him that well. But, Dirty Player took care of that. Yet, again we have a couple who went to high school years together, in fact, it’s the same school as Hank and Abbie attended. Greg was best friends with Hank, Jack and Lawson. Each guy had their own speciality and while Hank’s was technology, Greg’s was hockey. He didn’t have a lot of spare time but what he did he spent with them. Jules was the girl that got away. But she scribbled a promise in his year book and now, ten years later, it’s time to pay up. Greg is a star player in the NHL and Julia is a sideline reporter, she doesn’t date athletes, she never has and has no intention of changing that hard and fast rule anytime soon. She and Greg I loved this book, it was so much fun to read. Greg is a NHL star player and is a super nice guy and very protective of his friend Julia, whom he’s known for over a decade. They met thirteen years ago in high school and have be close ever since. Greg’s always had a thing for Julia but she doesn’t date athletes and he hasn’t always been around for them to have a relationship. But, now he’s back in Chicago and their ten year reunion is coming up. Julia wrote a promise in Greg’s yearbook their senior year and he is ready to call on it. But, before he gets his chance, they are tricked into fulfilling her promise in front of their entire class. Not, how Greg saw it going down. A kiss isn’t a kiss unless it’s done right and he wants to do it right. One kiss can’t change the world, or someone’s feeling… Can it? This was a super, sexy, romantic and sometimes emotional charged story of second chances at love. The chemistry between Greg and Jules just burned off the pages and I was rooting for them the whole way. Greg was portrayed as a bit of a player in the media, but in reality, he was an all-round good guy. He wanted the best for Jules, and knew that was himself. He just had to prove it. And prove it he does, with his dirty mouth and kisses and even dirtier actions. Friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes and this one one of the best this year. It was HAWT as he!! but the sexual tension was equally balanced by the fun side they shared. I laughed, I cried a little and finally, I was more than happy with the ending. Now we just have to wait for Jack’s book.
tfail24 More than 1 year ago
Swoon.... Loved Greg. Greg has been waiting for 10 years to collect on the IOU that Julia owes him and it is time for him to collect. It's one kiss, only one kiss, but it's a kiss that neither Greg or Julia will forget anytime soon. Greg only has one issue standing in his way and that is Julia don't date athletes due to her job, so what will happen if they decide on trying out more kisses. I truly liked Greg and I can understand where Julia was coming from on her no dating athletes, since she works in a mans world. The characters in Dirty Player were great and easy to like and the book was written really well. Definitely a must read.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book! It's fun and flirty then there is oh so sexy hockey playing Greg! He and Jules have this wonderful flirty banter thing they do that just makes you laugh. They've known each other forever but at their high school reunion that spark that's always been between them suddenly flares to a full hot flame. One problem - Jules refuses to date athletes. Any athlete! Greg's up for the challenge though and he plans on doing whatever it takes to change her mind. I highly recommend this one.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
4.5 of 5 stars Mira Lyn Kelly scores with DIRTY PLAYER the second book in the Back to You series. NFL sideline reporter Julia Bearings, and NHL center Greg Baxter, had an agreement that if they were both single at their ten-year high school reunion, they would kiss. It was an amazing kiss. Unfortunately, Julia has a no-dating professional athletes policy, and Greg has every intension on breaking the rule. This contemporary sports romance takes place in Chicago. It is suitable for adult audiences. I really enjoyed DIRTY PLAYER. Being a Chicagoan, I like that the story takes place there. Julia and Greg are a cute couple. They have been friends for thirteen years. Their conversations are comfortable and fun. I love their texts. They trust each other, which is important since they are both celebrities. Greg, especially, has had trust issues in his past, which cause some problems for the couple. I like that they both take ownership of their mistakes. A side note, I love that they were eating Lou Malnati’s pizza. Coincidentally, I was also, eating Lou’s while reading the story. It’s my favorite pizza. They get extra points for good taste. DIRTY PLAYER is a charming story. It is skillfully written and entertaining. It had a great epilogue. I would love to watch Julia’s show. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.