Publicist Aubrey Cooper never should have crossed the line. After all, pro football player Flynn Foley is her client. But something about this mouth-wateringly-hot, clean-cut athlete makes Aubrey imagine all kinds of steamy fantasies. And it only takes one game-changing play, and one night?to turn the tables from strictly business to very, very personal…
Flynn has maintained a no-sexy-distractions policy for his entire pro career. Aubrey is exactly the kind of distraction he was trying to avoid, and she's the one he can't resist. When the media catches wind of their naughty little liaison, however, Aubrey's boss steps in to make them an official couple. What Flynn doesn't know is that Aubrey is forced to fake the relationship?or lose her job.
Now Aubrey must hide the truth…even as she begins to fall for Flynn.
Each book in the Game for It series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Game for Marriage
Book #2 Game for Trouble
Book #3 Game For Tonight
About the Author
USA TODAY bestselling author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read—sexy contemporary romance and sensual historical romance. She has been digitally published since 2006 and when she's not busily writing on deadline, she enjoys reading, hanging out with her family, and traveling. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children, the dog, and too many cats. She is also the author of the Lone Pine Lake series, kicked off with Jane's Gift, for Entangled's Bliss line. Visit her at www.karenerickson.com.
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Game for Tonight
A Game for It Novel
By Karen Erickson, Stacy Abrams
Entangled Publishing, LLCCopyright © 2014 Karen Erickson
All rights reserved.
Sometimes, a desperate woman resorted to desperate measures.
The cliche repeatedly ran through Aubrey Cooper's head as she strode through the crowds clustered within the small restaurant, her gaze scanning the dimly lit room with ruthless efficiency. The restaurant had been closed to the public tonight, and everyone was in full celebration mode. Plenty of alcohol flowed—most generously through her veins, which wasn't helping her state of mind. Giant plates of appetizers were currently being passed around, and the delicious scents wafting through the air were making her stomach growl.
Not that she could eat right at this moment. She needed to find him, needed to talk to him right—
Ah, there he was. Flynn Foley. Second-string quarterback for the San Jose Hawks. The Golden Boy—that was the nickname he'd earned from the media last season. Young and strong and fast, tall and broad and gorgeous as hell, he was an exceptional football player who had been sitting on the bench for far too long this season.
He also made Aubrey's toes curl every time he so much as looked her way. A rather difficult thing to ignore, considering she was his publicist and worked with him all the time. As in, she had to stare at that handsome face and listen to that deep, delicious voice all the time, too. Which in turn led to her curling-toe affliction and the rapid development of her mad, crazy crush.
The crush had become too much to ignore.
The Hawks franchise had a stringent no-dating policy—though it wasn't a major issue, considering there wasn't a ton of women who worked there. Of course, she would have to fall for her client. Not that he seemed to notice. He was always nice to her, easy to work with, very easy on the eyes. At first, she'd thought there was a spark between them, but that spark must have died a quick, painless death, because the man clearly wasn't interested in her.
Or maybe there was a chance she could make him interested. She had no idea. Alcohol was fueling her all-over-the-place thoughts tonight. Alcohol and finding out via Facebook that her ex-boyfriend was getting married. Jerk. Asshole. The man who'd promised her his undying love, then dumped her as soon as she'd moved to San Jose to start her job with the Hawks—one minute there, the next minute gone. This woman—he'd started dating her almost immediately after Aubrey had moved away—was supposed to be his rebound.
Not the one.
Ugh. She paused near the bar and glanced around, wishing she had another drink. Everyone seemed so happy, all the single players congregating together—probably planning where they were going later tonight to party harder, because tomorrow they were back to business. The paired-off players were sitting with their significant others, looking cozy as they all chatted among themselves.
And then there was her, Aubrey, all alone in the middle of a packed restaurant. She needed to stop thinking about Derek and his impending marriage to Rebound Girl. She wasn't in love with Derek. She hadn't ever really thought of him, either, until the Facebook announcement. Heck, she'd had her rebound guy already and moved on. It just ... irked her. That Derek had found someone and she was still alone. Lonely.
One more drink could give her more of a spine, she figured. Then maybe she could go up to Flynn, drag him into a dark corner, away from prying eyes, and offer him a congratulatory kiss—accompanied by tongue?
Aubrey shook her head, shook the very idea straight out of her mind. They worked together. Any type of relationship, however temporary, especially temporary, was frowned upon. Her thoughts were ridiculous. Her bold idea to approach Flynn and kiss him? Reckless. Risky.
Okay, maybe she didn't need any more liquor coursing through her veins. Her thoughts had derailed straight into Crazy Town. Clearly she was feeling down and out over her ex. And over the fact that she'd found out some other unpleasant news that might change everything.
Rumor had it that Flynn Foley wasn't going to be her client much longer. She'd earlier overheard her boss, the head publicist, Harvey Price, discussing Flynn's fate with the coach. And Coach Walsh had specifically said they were considering trading Foley.
She'd heard it come straight out of his mouth. It wasn't a rumor. And that meant Mister Hot Pants himself—a nickname she'd come up with because, good Lord, the man looked hot in his uniform—was possibly leaving. Silver lining? She could pursue him all she wanted if he wasn't going to be a Hawk any longer.
Though she should probably break it to him that they might let him go ...
Nah. She couldn't do that. Just because she was down and out in the midst of a celebration didn't mean she needed to bring Flynn down, too. The Hawks win this afternoon was a big deal. And the team's owner, Charlie Monroe, loved any excuse to use the restaurant he owned in downtown Carmel to bring his team together and honor their wins.
Raining on Flynn's parade tonight would be mean. Cold. And she wasn't that type of person. She was nice. Responsible. Probably too nice and responsible. Maybe she needed to loosen up and be irresponsible for once. Nice got her nowhere. Maybe if she was bold for once, she could approach Flynn. Tell him she'd love to throw down on him. As in, grab hold of the front of his shirt and yank him down for a kiss. Or maybe she could crawl up that rock-hard body, letting all of her important bits rub against his important bits. He was so tall that she might need a ladder to reach his lips ...
She needed to find Flynn. Would he think she was crazy if she made a pass at him? And she wasn't talking about the sort of passes he was used to on the football field. Would he blow her off? Rumors were rampant that he was a virgin, and she was pretty convinced they were true.
"Hey, hey. Where's the fire?" Strong fingers curled around her upper arm, halting her in her pursuit. Glancing over her shoulder, she found Nick Hamilton, tight end for the Hawks and one of her other clients, smiling at her, his grip lessening on her arm so she could pull away from him.
"Sorry." She offered a wan smile. "I need to find ... somebody."
The knowing look on Nick's handsome face said he knew exactly who she was looking for. Damn it. "Haven't seen him."
"Seen who?" She schooled her expression, trying her best for utter innocence, but she couldn't fool Nick. She'd spent too much time working with him the past couple of months, and clearly he had her all figured out.
Just as she had him figured out—for the most part. It was her job, after all. When she'd started as the assistant publicist for the Hawks, Nick Hamilton had been her first major assignment.
Flynn Foley, secret mad crush, her second.
"You know who." Nick gently socked her in the arm, making her wince, though it hadn't hurt. More as if her pride had been bruised because, man, was she that obvious? "Sorry. I'm trying to say I haven't seen Flynn." He whispered the last word, his eyes dramatically wide.
"I wasn't looking for Flynn." And anyway, somehow, she'd lost him. Again. Her gaze cut left. She thought she saw his familiar, outrageously perfect profile, but the person wasn't him. She ignored the disappointment that filled her, silently berating herself for being so hung up on a man who clearly didn't notice her, beyond her being his pain-in-the-ass publicist.
Not that he'd ever call her a pain in the ass. She knew he didn't think of her that way. He was the epitome of polite. One of the most dedicated football players she'd ever witnessed—and she'd witnessed quite a few of them already in her just-beginning career. A do-gooder with a kind heart, an earnest smile, and always a thoughtful word, Flynn was a publicist's dream.
Well. He was more like her very own, personal, sexy, haunt-her-in-the-middle-of-the-night, make-her-wake-up-gasping dream. He had those big hands and arms bulging with muscles. And his butt ... It was the stuff of her very dirty, she-wondered-if-he'd-mind-if-she-spanked-it fantasies ...
"Liar," Nick said softly, shaking her from her thoughts. "The course of true love never does run smooth, does it?"
"Not true. Look at you and Willow." Nick and Willow were a couple again, after being together years ago, when they were young and stupid and their burgeoning relationship had ended so horribly. Nick had regaled Aubrey with stories about what had happened between him and Willow long ago, when he dumped her like the scared dumbass he'd been, even looking for Aubrey's opinion at one point as to how he could make it right with Willow.
Now they were the cutest couple she'd ever seen, besides star quarterback, Jared Quinn, and his wife, Sheridan. If she didn't like them all so much, she'd be filled with an obscene amount of jealousy.
Being surrounded by love and romance when the one you wanted didn't ever notice you was hard.
"I worked my ass off to make that woman mine." Nick tilted his head, his gaze focused over Aubrey's shoulder. "Hey, he's over there, talking to Walsh."
Aubrey whipped around, her eyes locking on the very man she'd been searching for since she'd arrived.
Flynn stood on the opposite side of the restaurant, towering over Jim Walsh, the head coach of the Hawks. At six foot four and 220 pounds, Flynn was a giant—and sexy—hunk of a man, though he seemed oblivious to his power over the ladies. He'd informed her more than once that his body was a machine. He'd been put on this earth to play football, and he was using his body to the absolute maximum to fulfill that prophecy.
When he talked to her like that, she sort of lost herself. She secretly believed he'd been put on this earth to drive her crazy with lust, what with that deep bedroom voice and those intense green eyes. The short dark brown hair she wanted to run her fingers through, his chiseled jaw, that lush mouth that made her imagine what it might be like to be kissed by him ...
She shook herself, concentrated on Flynn's body language, which she'd become particularly skilled at interpreting since she'd started working with him. He was tense. She could see it in the firm line of his broad shoulders, the stiff way he held himself. The expression on his face was beyond serious, his mouth turned into a frown, his gaze somber. Whatever Walsh was telling him couldn't be good.
Which meant she needed to go play interference and quick.
"I've got to go," she murmured to Nick, ignoring the huge, knowing grin on his face. Jerk. She knew he would keep her crush on Flynn a secret, though. They'd grown close since they'd started working together. She trusted him and he trusted her, like the bossy big brother she'd never had.
Without thought, she wound her way through the crowds of people, all of them there to celebrate the Hawks latest play-off victory. The team was having a superior season so far. She'd been in a celebratory mood, as well, excited at the possibility of her team going all the way to the Super Bowl.
Not that anyone from the Hawks actually ever said those words. That would be a total jinx, and athletes were the most superstitious bunch she'd ever worked with. So they all gathered together and celebrated each individual success while barreling their way toward the ultimate goal.
Super Bowl Champions.
Unfortunately, her let's-celebrate mood had deflated like a popped balloon when she'd randomly checked Facebook right before walking into the restaurant. So stupid. Why was she still friends on Facebook with Derek-the-ex anyway? She'd immediately ordered a drink at the bar. Then, when she'd overheard the conversation regarding Flynn's possible nonexistent future with the Hawks, that had called for another drink. Maybe two.
Aubrey stopped short, teetering on the super-high-heeled boots she wore so she could be—talk about wishful thinking—within reach of Flynn's kissable lips.
God. She was so wrapped up in her lusty thoughts, it was sort of ridiculous. She needed to focus on the here and now, not let her imagination carry her away like it tended to do lately whenever Flynn was around.
Nearly stumbling over her own feet, she stood straighter, brushing off her skirt as she lingered near where the two men stood intently talking, silently arguing with herself over what she should do. Should she interrupt their conversation or wait for them to finish? It was sort of rude and presumptive, barging in on what was clearly a private moment.
Deciding to channel her inner Harvey, she strode right up to them and cleared her throat. Turning to look at her, Walsh had a scowl on his face that indicated his irritation. Flynn's expression softened, his tense jaw relaxing enough for her to notice. "So sorry to interrupt, gentlemen. Flynn, do you have a minute?"
"Can't you see we're talking here?" Walsh grumbled, looking extremely put out.
"Hey Coach, come on. Treat Aubrey with some respect." Flynn smiled at her, and her knees threatened to buckle at the sight. Would she ever grow used to having that potent grin aimed directly at her? The man had dimples for miles, and she'd always had a weakness for dimples. "Everything all right?"
"Everything's fine. It's great," she reassured, lying through her teeth. "I just—I have something I need to tell you." Well, that was certainly the truth.
"No problem. We can talk later. Right, Coach?" Flynn asked with a little frown.
Walsh grunted. "If you say so," he muttered before taking off.
Aubrey watched him go, nerves eating at her insides. Crap, she was ... scared. Petrified, really. Her liquid courage was slowly evaporating. What if she confessed all to Flynn and he didn't feel the same way? Or worse, what if he laughed at her?
She scowled. He wouldn't laugh. He was too nice. He always treated her with respect, even when some of the guys would tease her or try to shock her with their colorful language. Not that they blatantly harassed her, but pretty much the entire Hawks team loved to give her a hard time.
Except for Flynn. He was "good ol' boy" personified. Polite. Demanding respect for her and that she be treated like a lady, which both embarrassed her and made her fall for him a little bit more every time. When they had meetings and Harvey cut her off in his usual way, Flynn always interrupted, asking that they let the lady finish speaking.
It was sweet. He was sweet. And all that niceness intrigued her. Made her wonder if the rumors about his sexual status were correct. Could he really be a twenty-five-year-old virgin? He never denied it. Didn't confirm it, either, choosing to let everyone speculate instead, which Harvey loved with a fierce passion. Flynn brought the Hawks a lot of media attention, what with his stellar good looks, his wholesome reputation, and the way he'd taken over for an injured Jared Quinn and practically turned the entire past season around.
"So what's going on, Aubrey? Why do you look so tense?" Flynn's deep, slightly teasing voice broke through her thoughts, and she lifted her head, her gaze meeting his.
"I'm not tense." She took a deep breath. She was so tense she could shatter. "Why would you say that?"
"You get this little line right here." Reaching out, he drew his calloused finger between her brows, easing the line that was, yep, right there. Tingles raced over her skin at his innocent touch, disappointment filling her when his hand dropped away. "I've spent enough time with you to know that look when I see it. Don't tell me you have bad news, too."
"No, nothing like that." She shook her head. Did that mean Coach Walsh had told him he was going to be traded when the season was over? Maybe he was in a terrible mood now. She hoped that what she was about to tell him wouldn't seem like bad news. "Can we go somewhere more ... private?"
"Sure. We can head outside." He nodded toward the open doorway that led onto a terrace.
"That'll work." She released a shuddery breath when he settled his big hand at the small of her back, then guided her through the crowded restaurant. Plenty of people said hello, a few congratulated Flynn, and he smiled obligingly, always friendly, always agreeable.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love aubrey and flynn together...great series
Read the series, like each one.
Each one of Ms. Erickson's "Hawks" stories is better than the last! Every book has a wonderful story with engaging characters and football players hot enough to peel chrome off your bumper! Their dialogue is snappy and the women strong in intellect and emotions......Flynn and Aubrey forge a relationship that makes you grin, chuckle, sigh and nash your teeth but as with all the "Hawks" stories friendship and love rule the day...can't wait for number 4!!
Aubrey Cooper, publicist for the San Jose Hawks football team, has a crush on second-string quarterback Flynn Foley. That would be fine except for the no-dating policy of the Hawks franchise. She decides to go for it anyways. When their one night together goes public, the team publicity department decides to use it to create a public, fake, relationship between them. It's worked before, why not this time. When it's all over, who's faking it and who's not? Fabulous sports romance! I love the fact that the public persona of Flynn was the "virgin" good ol'boy who treasured the game above all else and all of that was true until he slept with Aubrey. After that, he realized he could have more than just the game, if he could get Aubrey to agree. Awesome read from an amazing author! *free copy gifted for honest review **originally reviewed for welovekink(dot)com
Good book to let you escape all the stress of your day. It is part of a series, but is good as a stand alone book. You won't be missing anything by not having read the proceeding books, but you may want to read them after this one. I know I do!
Publicist Aubrey Cooper works for the San Jose Hawks football team. She is wildly attracted to Flynn Foley, the second string quarterback. He's focused on football and has no time for distractions. Can she seduce the virgin? I loved this different spin on romance and seduction. Aubrey is a strong, independent woman who knows what she wants and is willing to break the rules to get it. Flynn is strong, powerful and focused. He wants to succeed in the game he loves. When the media finds out about their tryst, they fake a committed romance. I loved the characters. Aubrey and Flynn are very passionate together. Their love is very sensual. but it's also filled with caring and tenderness. I enjoyed seeing familiar characters from the previous books in the Game for It series. It was fun seeing how their love had grown. Football made for an exciting backdrop and combined with the snappy dialogue this was a fast paced story that I couldn't put down. Karen Erickson does her usual excellent job. Aubrey and Flynn are easy to care about.
They are such a cute couple!!!
Ok I absolutely loved Flynn Foley! He is such a contradiction to how most football players are portrayed. He was gentle, sincere, selfless and genuine. I think I loved him from beginning to end, only more enchanted with him as the book went on. And Aubrey was a delight. They were an adorable couple totally entranced with each other. This book was a great end to the series. I loved seeing Jared, Sheridan, Nick and Willow again. Willow almost stole the show for me. She is a hot mess! I ended up rereading Nick and Willow's story after finishing Game for Tonight. I am definitely going to miss these characters. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
Karen Erickson's new book, “Game for Tonight,” part of the Game For It series, is a wonderful read. I previously read Karen’s “Game for Marriage” and “Game for Trouble,” which I thought were fantastic, and “Game for Tonight” does not disappoint. If you are anything like me and love a good series, then I suggest you read Game For It! No worries, you can read this series in any order, but I suggest starting from the beginning - I think you will appreciate Karen’s character development over the books and how she links all of the characters' lives together. “Game for Tonight” concerns Aubrey Cooper, one of the publicists for a pro-football team (the series focuses on the love lives of three players), and Flynn Foley, her client and the back-up QB. These two have been attracted to each other for a while, but they have not acted on their feelings for fear that they will be fired for breaking the “no fraternization” rule at work. However, these two throw the rule book out the window, with a little encouragement from friends and persuasion from the bosses above, and some sweet and hilarious situations ensue. I have read all of Karen’s books … yes, every single book, every single series. Clearly, I love her writing. She has the ability to draw you into whichever world she wants, and makes you feel like you know the characters as well as you know your own friends. While all of her books are romantic, I think more of her series are on the steamy/sexy side, some with great alpha male characters - including the first two books in this series -I felt that this book reflected a softer and more vulnerable side to her characters. Don’t get me wrong - the “romance” scenes are awesome, but I loved this different side to her characters. I suggest you check out this book and this series. I received this book for free in exchange for a honest review.
Sinfully sexy forbidden romance. 4.5 Stars Game for Tonight is the perfect forbidden romance. Aubrey is there to make sure that Flynn's good boy image is solid. He is a virgin and they have spun that into his marketing campaign. He is completely off-limits for Aubrey but she just can't help herself. Game for Tonight is a stand alone read. It is Aubrey and Flynn's story but you also get to see Jared and Sheridan again and Nick and Willow again. I think I would have enjoyed this read even more if I had read the other books in this series. It is obvious that the infatuation between Aubrey and Flynn has been going on for quite a while. Karen delivers in the sensuality department as Flynn and Aubrey create lots of steam between the sheets. The idea of a sexy football star being so focused that he has not slept with any of the women that have thrown themselves at his is intriguing. Karen does an excellent job developing her characters in this series. Aubrey is a good girl with a kind heart and really is the perfect match for Flynn. The problem is that Aubrey has been holding on to a horrible secret and just when things are looking great for she and Flynn to have their happily ever after, her confession might be just enough to tear them apart. Imagine having to work with someone who you were head over heels in love with who would not give you the time of day because of one stupid mistake. If you like forbidden romance with lots of sizzle and spice you will enjoy Game for Tonight.
Aubrey works as a publicist for San Jose Hawks a football team with a strict no fraternizing rule. She has been attracted to Hawks star Flynn since she began working for the team. Flynn Is a second string quarterback, who has focused on his football game at the cost of his personal life. This focus on the game has made him media darling. He and Aubrey hook up after a party and are caught by the media. Their "relationship " evolves from there. I really enjoyed this book, it reversed a romance stereotyped, by making the man the virgin. The pacing and humor were great and supporting characters well rounded. I would reccomend this book to anyone who enjoys sport or work place romances. I was given an arc copy for an
There were many parts of this story that I loved, but there were some that I really didn't like as well. Aubrey and Flynn both work for the Hawks football team - so a relationship is off limits. But they've been dancing around the flirtations for awhile so their close friends aren't too surprised when something happens. Their bosses are quite upset though and set up a plan for them to have a "pretend" relationship. This is the part of the story line I just didn't get. Why ask them to have a pretend relationship when they are basically starting a real one? It just didn't seem to flow very well and I knew it was there just to cause a conflict later - which of course it did. It seemed like it was a conflict just for the sake of having a conflict. There were plenty of other issues that could have been used to cause the drama and intensity that you see in romance novels. Oh, and the whole star football player still being a virgin just seemed a bit unbelievable in general. What I really liked was the way the side characters interacted with our main characters and the obvious chemistry between Flynn and Aubrey. They were made for each other. They had sex a little too often - I wanted more story, but the story that was there was very well written and I was rooting for them to make it work long term the whole way through. My favorite part of the book was the final football game. Karen Erickson really built up the intensity and I felt like I was there cheering for the team right along with everyone else. I held my breath and crossed my fingers and squealed a little inside when they made a good play. It was a great ending and a very emotional one for everybody in such a great way. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
Upon reading the second book of this series, and having been introduced to the lead characters of this book, Aubrey Cooper and Flynn Foley, I was immediately excited because I really knew they would have their own book. AND HERE IT IS!!! She'll teach him the art of seduction one play at a time... Aubrey Cooper has been crushing on her client, Flynn Foley, ever since she started working as a publicist for the team. She’s also been kind of on a dry spell lately, so when a girl’s surrounded by hot football players all the time, especially when one seems to be very interested, I don’t see why she wouldn’t want to get down and dirty. Flynn Foley has got the hots of Aubrey ever since he saw her for the first time, with her fire red hair and curvaceous body, but he’s not in the mood for any relationships and distractions that would risk his career. What he needs is focus, and to be one of the top players of the season. He’s the golden boy and the sweetheart and he’s also got a secret. Nothing really major, especially if you’ve read the previous installments, because it’s already been hinted then. Aubrey and Flynn’s chemistry set fires everywhere. A couple of pages into the book, and we’ve got instant sizzles between these two that can actually burn places down. Despite the aforementioned spoiler, he's actually the type who takes the shots...but he’s one sweet alpha male. This beautiful boy right here, he’s an absolute gentleman towards everyone… and a bad boy in bed. Woah there, Flynn baby. But although this read did set fires, I felt it wasn’t intense enough, perhaps due to the sweet factor of the story – nothing wrong with sweet though. But I absolutely adored this couple, nonetheless. If you’re into sexy contemporary romances… and hot good boys… and sexy redheads… this is definitely a read for you. And don’t fret, if you haven’t read the previous installments of this series, this can be read as a standalone, but I do also encourage reading the first two books, because I absolutely enjoyed them, and for sure, you will too.
"Game for Tonight" is written by Karen Erickson, and it is the 3rd book in her <i>Game for It</i> series. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It features publicist Aubrey Cooper and her client and pro football player Flynn Foley. It's actually surprising for me how I haven't read the previous 2 books in this series as I am a fan of Karen Erickson / Monica Murphy's work! After reading "Game for Tonight", I will definitely catch up and read the first 2 books! Flynn Foley is not your typical pro athlete. How is it that a hot and popular football player is a virgin? He's always been focused on his career, but he does have a soft spot for Aubrey Cooper. Aubrey has always been attracted to Flynn, and he has always liked her as well. They decide to give into their feelings one night. After all, no one will know. But problem is, the media did know. They got caught. So now, the bosses want Flynn and Aubrey to become an official couple, but they do pull Aubrey aside and give her an ultimatum -- either fake the relationship or be fired. Aubrey agrees to the relationship, but it worries her as her feelings become real and her relationship progresses with Flynn that she hid this from him. What happens when Flynn finds out? Can they also survive a long-distance relationship if Flynn gets traded to another team? I couldn't put "Game for Tonight" down! I adored Flynn and Aubrey, and their chemistry was hot! I also loved seeing the other couples from the first 2 books. There were scenes that had me laughing out loud when they all got together! Wonderful job by Karen! Looking forward to reading the rest of this series! If you're a fan of sports and romance, definitely check out this book!
ARC kindly received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.. 3.5 Seduction Screaming stars Aubrey Cooper was the publicist at the San Jose Hawks, and had secretly lusted after Flynn Foley, the club’s golden boy, for quite some time. Her fantasies now bordered on auto blush whenever she was in his vicinity, and she was sure to give herself away. Flynn Foley was intense, focused and hardworking. He had to be to maintain his pro position at the football club. After all, his Dad had always told him that nothing comes before football, and women were a time wasting distraction. As a result, it was rumoured that Flynn may be lacking action in the bedroom department. Flynn had noticed Aubrey, although due to the clubs strict ruling on fraternisation, he had never ventured taking it any further. But one night, things change for these two, and what ensues, sets off a chain of events that quickly spiral out of their control. I have read only #1 from this series, and did enjoy it very much. I found this story to be well written, engaging and suitably steamy, albeit slightly implausible given the mouth-wateringly hot subject matter! This was a sugar-coated, racy romance that delivers in spades, despite being a tad syrupy for my tastes.
Karen Erickson is one of my favorite authors. I have read many of her books, including the first two in her Game for It series. Although Game for Tonight is the third and final book in the series, it can be enjoyed as a standalone. This book is about the love story between publicist Aubrey Cooper and second string quarterback Flynn Foley. Both Aubrey and Flynn are employed by the San Jose Hawks, a professional football team with a good chance of making it to the Superbowl. Aubrey is actually Flynn's publicist and as a result, they know each other quite well. Due to the team's non-fraternization policy, they have basically ignored the intense sexual chemistry that exists between them. When they finally give into their desires, the world as they know it turns topsy-turvy. I really enjoyed this book and the Game for It series. Both Aubrey and Flynn are likeable, sexy and interesting. Their past experiences truly play a role in how they both deal with their emotions and their ability to love. From the very start, I was able to connect with them as individuals and as a couple. Ms. Erickson does a wonderful job of evolving the heat between them, as well as developing their unique relationship. The main characters from the first two books are the secondary characters in this one. So it was nice to visit with them once again and see how their respective lives have progressed. Although I found the pace of the story to be a little slow, I never lost interest. The ending is wonderfully exciting and the epilogue ties the entire series together beautifully. Overall, this is a hot sexy romance that should be on your TBR list. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher.
This book is a great read. Aubrey and Flynn story is don't always listen to what people say, just follow your heart.
Ohhh this is a FANTASTIC one! I sincerely do NOT want this series to end. It combines two of my all time favorite things - hot men and football. But Game for Tonight offered so much more. Flynn is a good guy. He just is. He has the perfect makings of a guy you would want to be with. He has his pride, but can share his feelings too. And let's not forget he can have a dirty mouth when the situation warrants it. Aubrey, she's his equal. A perfect compliment to his good guy image, is a good girl. One with loyalties, and ethics. And who also has no trouble burning up those sheets with her aforementioned good guy. These two are polished and demure on the outside, but when they close the doors they can get down and dirty in a hurry (unintentional rhyme). Flynn and Aubrey together made this a gripping read. I just love them. I can't even pinpoint one specific thing, but they mix the ultimate perfect blend of sexy and sweet. When their hands are forced into keeping up the appearances of their one-night stand and turning it into a relationship a lot more is on the line than Flynn realizes. Although, let's be real here - Aubrey may feel guilty, but I swear from the very beginning the feelings were there to justify a relationship on both of their ends. So while she should have told him the truth, I don't think it demeans their relationship at all throughout the book. I will be completely honest, I thought I wasn't going to like the one aspect of Flynn's love life that was brought to attention before their first encounter. I won't ruin it for you, but it had the potential to be a no-go for me. Only for the fact that things could get real awkward. HOWEVER, my dear, genius, Karen Erickson handled it beautifully, and I think realistically.Making this book a no holds bar a must read for me. I loved every bit of it. I got to see my favorite couples from the past two books. Mix that in with Flynn and Aubrey being a sickeningly adorable couple. I just couldn't handle my joy while reading this book. As much as I don't want this series to end, Flynn and Aubrey were they way to end it. They gave me the utmost warm and fuzzies when "The End" came. Happy Reading! *ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
“He wasn’t about to risk anything when it came to his career. He followed the rules.” “She wanted to be reckless. Forget the fraternizing rules and just…do what she wanted.” So, I admit I went into reading this with some reticence as book #2 in the series just didn't do it for me. And, whilst this has a storyline of a similar vain to the first book, I still thoroughly enjoyed it and Karen Erickson has brought us a couple to love. 10% in and I was already falling in love with Flynn Foley; bicep bulging, sweet natured under-played but talented (on and off the field) Quarterback, who has one doozy of a surprise. “You sure look pretty waiting for me, lying there naked.” “I’m getting cold though, Flynn. You’re going to join me, right?” With a chemistry filled with heat, understanding and sweetness, Flynn and Aubrey were perfect together. She's no wallflower and whilst fairly confident, she was completely endearing with it. I love to see a man fall hard and Flynn plummets, as does Aubrey, but it's not without its dramas. And with characters from the previous books featuring, particularly Nick and Willow, Karen Erickson has ended the series on a sexy high note. Of the three, this has been my favourite. Copy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion. Game for It series order: #1 - Game for Marriage #2 - Game For Trouble #3 - Game for Tonight
This romance is the story of Flynn and Aubrey. Flynn is a focused, determined man, intent on his hockey career and never letting relationships get in the way. When a chance encounter with Aubrey, the team's publicist turns public, the only way to protect them from an even bigger scandal is to present a united front to the media as a new couple. But when all is revealed, will the feelings they've developed for each other be enough to move them forward into a new future together? I quite enjoyed this story. Kudos to the author for presenting the reader with a male virgin hero! Though he's had some sexual experience, he's never done the deed before and Flynn's first time with Aubrey is sweet and sexy at the same time. I liked Flynn's character as a strong and focused man. He has real feelings for Aubrey and the scenes between them are emotional and believable. I had a little harder time connecting with Aubrey though I did find her a good foil for Flynn's character. The plot device of one character hiding a secret from the other (no spoilers!) is not one of my favourites and I did feel it was milked for quite a while in this story. However all is well that ends well and the couple deserved their happy ending. It was an entertaining and sexy read. 4 stars.
3.5 - All this faking was fun until someone got hurt. Stars. The Game for It series has been a mixed bag for me. We started with the good, in book one with Game for Marriage, the bad with book two Game for Trouble, thankfully book three Game for Tonight is definitely not ugly. Karen bought this series back with a really great finale. Both Flynn and Aubrey have featured in the previous two books, Flynn being the golden boy of the San Jose Hawks, and Aubrey one of its publicists. The two have always felt something for each other but with the No fraternization policy, they have never acted on it. When she got near Flynn, she simply… felt. Everything. If you read and loved the first book in this series, you are likely to love Flynn and Aub’s story as well, it follows very similar themes. I loved that Nick, Willow, Jared and Sheridan featured in Game for Tonight as well, and the Willow we see in this story is a vast improvement on the Willow of book 2. ”It was real for me, too. Every bit of it.” This is a really great ending to what has in the most part been a really enjoyable series. I have admired Karen Erickson’s writing for a while now and I am willing to admit that after disliking the second book so much I was nervous to start this one, but she has completely restored my admiration in her, with this enjoyable and easy to read conclusion to the Game for It series. ARC generously provided by Entangled in exchange for the above honest review.
ARC kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This is the 1st book I have read by this author and it wont be the last. Loved many parts to this story although some parts were a little far fetched...the part where both were set up to date each other and Flynn's virginity considering he was this hot talented football player. Saying that i thought Flynn and Aubrey had a great connection and you were rooting for them to "really" get it on. Good storyline and a great ending. So if you love hot football boys this is the read for you.