Playing Dirty

Playing Dirty

by Tiffany Snow
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Playing Dirty by Tiffany Snow

DOWN AND DIRTY

Faced with a choice between bad-boy detective Dean Ryker and sexy power player Parker Anderson, Sage Reece fought the law—and the law won. But while Ryker's sizzling touch may rule her nights, Sage's days belong to Parker's cool, calculating intensity. . . .

Both Ryker and Parker are determined to protect Sage from a brutal enemy who'd use her to pay for their mistakes. Yet when the usually on-point Ryker is distracted by ghosts from his past, Parker seizes his opportunity to get Sage's attention—and keep it in ways beyond her wildest dreams.

Now, caught between a mobster out for revenge and two men who were once best friends, Sage must play to win—even if it means getting dirty. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455532865
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Series: Risky Business Series , #2
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 583,768
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Tiffany Snow earned degrees in Education and History from the University of Missouri-Columbia, before launching a career in Information Technology. After over a decade in IT, she switched careers to what she always dreamed of doing - writing. Tiffany is the author of romantic suspense novels such as the Kathleen Turner Series, which includes No Turning Back, Turn to Me and Turning Point. Since she's drawn to character-driven books herself, that's what she loves to write, and the guy always gets his girl. She feeds her love of books with avid reading, yet she manages to spare time and considerable affection for trivia, eighties hair bands, the St. Louis Cardinals, and Elvis. She and her husband have two daughters and one dog.

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Playing Dirty 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
Playing Dirty, the second in Tiffany Snow’s Risky Business series, picks up immediately where Power Play left off. This is good for fans of the series as there isn’t a delay in moving forward after Sage makes her initial choice between Parker and Ryker. I found the beginning of this book a little slow, but the second half more than made up for it. Much like Safe herself, I found myself irritated with the losing guy as he suddenly decided he loved her after all and tried to put Sage in the position to choose, again. I find it the sign of a great writer when the reader starts identifying with the heroine to that extent. I think that Sage made the right decision at the end of the novel, now to see how that plays out in book three – clearly it isn’t over yet. If you haven’t read the first book in the series start there, otherwise you will be confused. If you haven’t read Tiffany Snow before, this series is a great place to start. She writes great series triangles and run romantic suspense.
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
★★½ Playing Dirty is the second installment in Tiffany Snow's romantic suspense series titled: Risky Business. I have developed a love/hate relationship with this series so pardon me if this review is ridiculously inconsistent...because it is. I really liked the first book, even after the introduction of two romantic interests and a developing love triangle. I thought the romantic tension that played out among these characters was sexy as hell and I actually didn't mind the relationship drama. But after reading this second book, I'm kinda over it. I had more eye-rolls than I could count and I have come to the conclusion that this series is based solely on the love triangle with the suspense element being very secondary. I mean, even the climactic life-and-death scene was centered on the heroine's inability to make up her mind! And guess what, the situation was so intense that she had no choice than to admit who she loves more. Yay!!! But no...of course she can't trust her thoughts during a traumatic situation so we're back to square one. Seriously??? Either have a threesome or let them go find someone else because obviously there's no other solution. Will I read the next book? Probably. Truth is, something about this story still has me feeling engaged and eager to find out what happens next even though I can't stop rolling my eyes. Ms. Snow, either you're a genius at keeping your audience invested or I have more in common with the heroine than I'd like to admit because I just can't make up my mind. For what it's worth, I'm team Parker. My favorite quote: "Running for your life isn't the same thing as running for anything ever before. No matter what race I'd run as a child or teen, or how fast I'd wanted to clock a mile at the track, none of it compared to knowing that if I didn't go faster I'd be dead."
Bellabann More than 1 year ago
Everything you expect in a novel by Tiffany Snow is found in Playing Dirty, book two in The Risky Business Series. A love triangle, which Ms Snow is extremely capable of writing, takes the reader on a whirlwind ride of ups, downs, excitement, love, pleasure, mouth gaping surprises, breathless encounters and oh, did I mention love? Dean Ryker and Parker Anderson are two of the best male leads Ms Snow has created. It's no wonder Sage Reese is besotted and befuddled by these two men; oh to have her problem! I am more than anxious to see how this triangle resolves itself in the final book, Play To Win. If you are looking for a well written book with believable characters and filled with action, passion and decisions to be made no one would want to make then Playing Dirty is the book for you! Read and enjoy!
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
  Playing Dirty, Tiffany Snow Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Romance, Well, Wow, just Wow... I felt breathless reading this, its non stop action all the way through. There’s still the swing between Ryker and Parker – and I still can’t decide which I like best. Neither can Sage, she’s been with Ryker for the past four months but still...inside she can’t let go of those feelings for Parker. She doesn’t have time to think too much about that though as once more she’s in danger. They both do their best to protect her but the story moves up a gear with new revelations and people from the past popping up, and it seems Sage faces life threatening danger at all points. There’s some shocks in store for her too, things she was unaware of from her own past. Poor Sage. Ryker is gorgeous, wants her and she can see a family future possible with him. Is he still hung up on Natalie though? Sometimes Sage wonders whether Parkers attraction to her is why Ryker is interested in her after their history with Natalie, and then he’s so sweet, so loving and genuine she berates herself for thinking like that. Her boss, Parker, Ryker’s ex best friend, he wants Sage, but doesn’t want her, he says he can’t offer her a future and yet he can’t seem to let her go either. Its a really solid love triangle that steps up a gear. I didn’t know who I thought she’d be with at the end of the first book and having finished this I’m Still unsure...they’re both so charismatic, so convincing, so gorgeous, each having their own special points. Its a nerve wracking read, full of action, dangers, threats and near deaths, and there are some real shocks that come out about some characters. I just Hate having to wait for the final part, but I know already its one I’ll be re reading, back to back to get the whole story in one gripping read. I love it when I have all parts of a story that’s so good, I can really lose myself in it for days. Roll on Feb 16 : –) Stars: five, another breath-taking, exciting winner.  ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers. If you enjoyed my review I'd love it if you would please click “Like” and if you didn't I'd love to know why, in case I've inadvertently added a spoiler and need to edit.
Tonia Ahlmeyer More than 1 year ago
Book 2 in The Risky Business Trilogy by Tiffany Snow "Playing Dirty" did not disappoint. This book was jam packed with excitement plus a wonderful love triangle between Sage, Parker and Ryker that continues on from the first book. Book 2 has Ryker basically living with Sage, even meeting her parents, which was quite the shock for Ryker when he found out who her father was. Ryker tells Sage he loves her but she can't quite say it back because she still has feelings for Parker, her boss. Sage has got trouble with Viktor Rowan again in this book and another threat comes from an old enemy of Rykers Leo Shea. This is typical fast action from Tiffany Snow that I absolutely love and can't wait for the final book in the series to come out to see who Sage ends up with, although I have to say I am quite firmly in to Team Parker now without a doubt.
tste More than 1 year ago
This book picks up right where Power Play ends so if you haven't read the first in the series trust me you will want to pick up the book or you will be a little lost. Tiffany Snow has a way of making me read her books even though I hate love triangles. Sage is caught between a man who has fallen head over heels in love with her and the man she has fallen head over heels in love with. This story take the reader on a roller coaster of emotions as Sage fights her attraction to her boss while she is dating the sexy cop Ryker. Readers are introduced to a whole cast of characters including Sages wealthy Parents who just happen to know Parker Sages boss. Ryker meets the parents only to discover that Sage isn't just well off but that she is worth millions and that just doesn't sit well with him. They fight, they make up. The reader will get the chance to read the kiss and make up over and over and over again. When things are just finally running smooth between all three someone from Ryker's past threatens everything. I would love to go into details but it would totally spoil the book. The reason this book didn't get a 5 from me was because it reminded me too much of Tiffany Snow's Kathleen Turner Seires how everything played out. This books has a lot more humor than that series but not nearly as much as the first book which I enjoyed. Sage isn't as strong as she started out at in the first book and in fact I yelled at her several times int he book. When she deicdes who she loves everything spins out of control and the author will have your head spin so fast you are not sure who Sage is with. I enjoyed the meet the parents scene and I love Sage's father he is totally bad! This book has everything a Tiffany Snow readers has come to love; Suspense, Romance, murder, Irish mob, Chicago Mob, Russian Mob, FBI, CIA and Sage running from everyone. ARC From Netgelley
NeighborHill More than 1 year ago
5+++Stars Omigoodness, omigoodness, omigoodness! Tiffany Snow has blown my mind with the second installment of The Risky Business Series. Playing Dirty is classic Tiffany Snow. The dialogue is witty, snarky, funny and emotional. Plus, no one writes a love triangle like Tiffany. The story picks up four months after the end of Power Play. (Which, if you haven't read, where have you been? You need to read that first!) Sage is still seeing Ryker and their relationship is starting to get serious. Sage is still working for Parker and they are back to their Boss/Assistant status quo dynamic. Things are never that simple... The threat against Sage forces feelings to the surface, along with being thrown into situations no one should have to endure. This book kept me on the edge of my seat turning page after page! Between the "Oh Sh*t!" moments, the steamy parts (still fanning myself here!) and the fast paced storytelling, I didn't want it to end! I'm dying to find out how it all ends in Play To Win!
Ellesea-Loves-Reading More than 1 year ago
I finished Power Play, the first book in the Risky Business Trilogy not having a clear favourite guy. If I went for my cliché choice, then it would be Parker. But I also liked Ryker too. So, I'm sat firmly on the fence as we continue to follow Sage, Parker and Ryker wondering if I'll still be undecided at the end of Playing Dirty? The time-line has moved on four months but we first get an insight into what the three protagonists have been up to in the intervening months. I found this little slow until we get back to the current date and then, BAM! The pace picks up to lightening speed until the ending hits you like an out of control freight train! In addition, we also gain some useful back-story for Parker and Ryker which explains their complicated relationship. I empathised with Sage as her feelings for both these alpha men in her life becomes blurred, although I laughed out loud when she met my all time book boyfriend?? “is he married?” The chemistry each “couple” have for each other is palpable, making this an extremely tight love triangle. Then we have comments from Ryker like this: “I want you to know, really know, that I'm in it for more than the sex. And if you can't believe me when I say it, then I'll show you.” He may be a tough cop, but underneath the bad boy persona is a caring, loving guy wanting to make Sage his own. And Parker: “I love you,” he said. “That became crystal clear to me last night…..” He's a rich guy used to playing for high stakes and getting what he wants and Sage is in his sights. In true Ms Snow style, the writing is suspenseful, humorous and sexy. The story is told from Sage's POV as we navigate through a plot full of twists. There are a surprise or two thrown in for good measure making this a fabulous platform to launch into what will no doubt be an unforgettable showdown in Play To Win. Am I ready to pick a side - #TeamParker or #TeamRyker? Nope, I'm still on that fence! ***arc generously received courtesy of the Forever Publishing in exchange for an honest review***
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Dean Ryker and Parker Anderson have both been vying for Sage Reese's attention, and she loves them both for very different reasons. She spends her days working with Parker and her nights tangled up in the sheets with Ryker. After being put in the friend zone by Parker, she decided that her chances with him were slim to none, so she finally decided to accept Ryker's invitation for something more. Ryker has made his interest in her very clear and is willing to invest the time necessary for a long term commitment. And while she appreciates having his undivided attention, there's always a part of her mind that drifts to Parker, and wonders if she has made the right decision. A part of her heart belongs to Parker, and she has a pretty good inclination that a relationship with him would go beyond anything she could imagine,..but he doesn't do relationships. She feels guilty for having feelings for him, while being in a relationship with Ryker, and knowing how much Ryker loves her, but she just can't help herself. The last thing Ryker wants to do is send Sage running into Parkers arms, but when his past comes back to haunt him, he's forced to go undercover and assume his old identity, and he has to leave Sage behind. With her safety still at stake Ryker enlists Parker to protect her, full well knowing he could be making the ultimate mistake, Parker is more than willing to step in and be her Knight in shining armor, and have the opportunity to spend more time with her outside of the office. He has longed to be closer to her, but constantly resists his urges because he knows he's not equipped to offer her anything longterm. But the more time he spends with her, the harder it becomes to resist her... This series has proven to be quite addictive, and after reading this installment I am left dying to know who will ultimately win Sage's heart. These three have monopolized my thoughts for the last two days, and I'm still at a impasse as to which one would be a better choice for her, all I do know is that the third installment can't come fast enough! If you like reading stories packed with intensity, passion, thrilling action, and two alpha males vying for the same women's heart then this is DEFINITELY the perfect read for you! Ryker and Parker are sure to have you smiling the whole way through, and blushing from time to time too! ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Grand Central Publishing in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
KTBookReviews1 More than 1 year ago
All hail the queen of the love triangle!! As I slowly recover from my six-hour reading binge, I have realized something. There needs to be a set of rules before starting a Tiffany Snow book. 1. Eat first. 2. Use the bathroom. 3. Make sure your clothes are comfy. 4. Turn off all phones and disable the doorbell. 5. Make sure your kids are taken care of and your husband is fed. Once you open this book, forget everything else! Playing dirty is a fast paced, action filled, sexy-to-the-max type of read. The underlying mystery is smart and will keep you guessing throughout. Sage is practically living with the bad-boy detective Dean Ryker and she’s still working with the intensely gorgeous Parker Anderson. Oh to have her problems…. Sigh... Well, man problems, that is. Sage’s other problems could get you killed. Events that happen in Playing Dirty will have these two guys joining forces to keep her safe. What transpires is a sexy confusion and a mystery that will keep you glued to the pages. 5 Fun, sexy and thrilling stars!