Night Games (Harlequin Kimani Romance Series #372)

Night Games (Harlequin Kimani Romance Series #372)

by Lisa Marie Perry
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Night Games (Harlequin Kimani Romance Series #372) by Lisa Marie Perry

No risk, no reward in the game of love

Training the Las Vegas Slayers by day, sampling Sin City's delights by night, Nate Franco's life is one to envy. But a hot nightclub encounter could change all that. Because Charlotte Blue is more than a beautiful stranger. She's the daughter of his team's new owners—and his rival for the top training job. To keep his career and his legacy intact, Nate's prepared to play a little dirty.

Charlotte works hard to make her mark in a male-dominated sport. On the field, she and Nate are the picture of professionalism. In the bedroom, she's risking everything for their breathtaking forbidden affair. But is Nate just using her so his family can reclaim the team—or will they be able to look beyond the passionate games to embrace real love?

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ISBN-13: 9780373863488
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Series: Harlequin Kimani Romance Series , #372
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lisa Marie Perry writes sizzling, deep fiction featuring sexy guy-next-door heroes and larger-than-life alphas who are brought to their knees by the love of complicated women. She's received high praise from USA Today and has been nominated for an RT Book Reviews literary award. She lives in America's heartland, drives a truck, enjoys indie rock, collects Medieval literature, watches too many comedies, has a not-so-secret love for lace and adores rugged men with a little bit of nerd.

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Night Games 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
romancenovelsincolor1 More than 1 year ago
A fairly good background story Night Games, by Lisa Marie Perry, is the first in the Blue Dynasty Series. Blue is the last name of the main family in the series and the family is comprised of a cold, domineering mother (Temperance), a former body builder father (Marshall) and three daughters (Charlotte, Danica and Martha). Night Games is the story of Charlotte, the oldest daughter and her journey of rediscovery of her own inner strength and love. Charlotte was the daughter that insisted on forging her own path. While her mother constantly attempted to mold her into her image, Charlotte enjoyed playing football, being active and went into a male dominated sport. Charlotte is an athletic trainer, but she works as the only female trainer in the NFL. The plot of this story is that Charlotte’s parents purchased the football team, the Las Vegas Slayers, from Nate Franco’s father. Nate and his brother believe the team, and their inheritance, was “stolen” from them by coercion. While how this unfolds is the main plot of the story, the subplot is more important. As a female in a male dominated sport and as the daughter of the current team’s owner, all Lottie does is under a microscope. Accidentally becoming involved with Nate, while he is trying to reclaim the team for his family, and then continuing the relationship was a sure recipe for disaster. Throw in a gold digging fiancée, Bindi, and you know secrets will be revealed and lives may be ruined. Once it was revealed that Nate’s godfather owned a high end casino, discovering why the father sold the team was easy to figure out. The one piece that did shock me was what else the father did that pertained to his family. Ms. Perry has set up fairly good background information on Danica and Martha to capture the reader’s attention to pick up any sequel to this book. While I will probably read the sequels, this book did not capture my attention like I expected it to. -Reviewed by Selina
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews by Gemini Night Games is the first book in the Blue Dynasty Series. It centers around Charlotte Blue and Nate Franco. Charlotte Blue is the new trainer on her parents’ newly acquired football team, The Las Vegas Slayers. Nate Franco is also a trainer on the team. He also happens to be the disgruntled son of the former owner of the Slayers. A chance meeting between the two of them prior to them knowing each other sets off a chain of events that ends in deception, heartache, and disappointment. This was a good book. I actually read the second book in the series first so I was prepared for a lot of what happened. The one thing I wasn’t prepared for was my growing dislike of Charlotte’s parents, Marshall and Temperance Blue. Although their three daughters are grown, they constantly treated them like children. It was so annoying. More importantly, I just couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that the daughters, especially Charlotte who is the oldest, continued to allow it. If I had parents like them, I would have moved to the opposite side of the world. The mother was so much of a mommy dearest that it was sickening. She only cared about keeping up appearances and had no regard for her children’s happiness. In addition, Nate and his brother Santiago have their own issues with their father. He robbed them of their legacy and they are devastated. They want revenge and have no idea where their quest will lead them. It could be said that this book was about mothers & daughters, and fathers & sons. All of the usual stereotypes are addressed. In the end, everyone ends up needing a good dose of therapy. I neglected to mention that there is also an intense romance brewing between Charlotte and Nate. It seemed to play second fiddle to everything else that went on but I did appreciate their situation. No good can possibly come from them being together, but they just can’t stay away from each other. They are just meant to be. I can’t say that everything that transpires is realistic to me but I would still recommend reading the book. Source: Publisher via NetGalley Rating: 3.5
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Who Wants to Play? With the weight of their careers on their minds, an instant attraction between two strangers in a crowded room leads to a scorching sexual encounter…that almost happened. Once the smoke clears and this couple goes their separate ways, they meet at a crossroad called the Las Vegas Slayer’s football team. Charlotte Blue is a female trainer in a male dominated sport and she tries so hard to make her parents proud. Team politics have come into play and Charlotte feels that she’s in an even more complicated position as her family takes the reins of the Las Vegas Slayer’s football team. Nate Franco’s family built their legacy with the Las Vegas Slayers and all of that is gone. His position on the team is now in jeopardy. “Night Games” presentation was like glistening water but proved to be a mirage. I found myself muddling through the pages seeking the ending. This was just a basic read with basic characters and a basic storyline. No spine tingling scenes, no gasping for breath interactions, no memorable chemistry with any of the characters. I found myself more curious with the secondary characters…what happened to Joey…and who was sexing Lottie’s sister? “Night Games” was a bust for me. Reviewed by: Tazzye
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, first, just let me say that I LOVED this book! It pulled me in pretty quickly and I loved the entire thing. I loved the fact that this was a different type of romance and I also really loved the fact that this was a book about a woman trying to make it in a man's sport and even though the odds were against her in so many ways she wasn't going to give up because that was her dream and she was determined to follow it! I always loved to play sports when I was younger and usually had my brother and his friends looking down on my skills because I was a girl, and so I can relate to the determination that is required to ignore the sneers etc and keep going because it's what you love to do. I also really enjoyed the fact that despite what either of the two main characters were taught to believe and the struggles they had to deal with, with their families included, they were able to over come it with each other and with their lives. I love that it's a story about things that really do happen in real life and struggles that alot of people do in fact have to deal with. It shows that even though life can be good, it is also a struggle and if you work hard, you can over come the tough obstacles. I will definitely be reading more of Lisa Marie Perry's books. And I will definitely be recommending her to all my friends who read! :)
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Night Games Lisa Marie Perry Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews. I was hoping for some excitement here, having enjoyed a couple of sports related romances recently. I didn't really get that though. I found it quite confusing working how who was who, and how they were related. Initially there were lots of abbreviations for characters roles too that I had to keep working out what they meant. I've recently read and loved the fabulous Shredded -Tracy Wolff and though that was full of unfamiliar snowboarding terms it didn't leave me confused as this did. I felt for Charlotte under her parents thumb at home and at work, but they – especially her mum – were cold, not the loving sort but focussed on career, keeping up reputation and money. Happiness seemed to come last on their charts. Yet she was incredibly loyal, and still whenever something when wrong they were harsh, not at all supportive. I'd have said “get lost” or words to that effect long since :) she's not a teenager, but an adult with solid qualifications, yet all the while striving for parental approval and its clear that she's not going to get it. Its a male dominated world she's entering, and that part and how she handled events worked well, its always interesting to see a female trying to overcome stereotypes and prejudice. Nate, great guy but his family – well, much like Charlotte’s they were not good. His dad in particular was a user of people, but his sons just couldn't see it. All that you'd think would provide a host of interesting scenes and some spicy romance, but somehow for me it didn't work. I wanted more of the day to day stuff, like Charlotte's interaction with the young player with bad rep, who she was trying to steer away from his past with steroids etc. but there was little of that. Instead there seemed to be lots of interactions that seemed to lead nowhere, and when the big reveal came over the Slayers it just fell flat. I was hoping for more drama and action, some heartbreak between Nate and Charlotte, but their romance seemed to be off more than it was on and I just didn't get the emotion I needed. Still – I’m one person etc etc and others will no doubt love this book. I'm always thankful we do have such a wide range of choices, that way there's always something for everyone. Stars: Three, an OK romance just not really one to remember and make your heart beat quickly.
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Title: Night Games Author: Lisa Marie Perry Publisher: Harlequin Kimani Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 4 Review: "Night Games" by Lisa Marie Perry was a good contemporary romance read that was a enjoyable read that did have some steamy hot sex. If you are a football lover that would love a interesting romance conflict interwoven into a twist of a plot then this read is for you. Be ready for a novel that will present conflict between two families and some characters that you will find believable as well as real and oh so well portrayed. Also you may even find some of the secondary characters even colorful giving this read a well rounded and written read. I did enjoy how the author was able to bring out to the reader about the football management element especially 'realistic dialogue and the issues that were about the loyalty and taking chances and the gender stereotypes that are so often found in footfall.' I thought this was a very interesting read about family, NFL football and romance. It was so captivating to see how this author was able to bring these two characters.... Charlotte and Nate together with all the conflict and give the reader such a sweet ending. Also it is good to know that this author will have another novel for us about two of the secondary characters...Now, who will that be? By the end of the end you will be given something to really think about...and with being said I would definitely recommend this read for you.