Playing the Game

Playing the Game

by M. Q. Barber

NOOK Book(eBook)

$4.99
View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details

Overview

Don't miss M.Q. Barber's compelling USA Today bestselling debut!

Neighborly Affection, #1

She expects dinner with neighbors, but gets sex with a side of safewords.

Mechanical engineer Alice still drools over her sexy neighbors a year after she's moved in. She can't decide whether they're roommates or partners, but either way, they spark a wanton desire in her that has her imagination--and vibrator--working overtime.

Henry, director of everything around him, studies human nature and applies philosophies to his paintings as well as his relationships. Quirky, polite to a fault, and formal, he follows his own code of honor even when it means denying himself.

Flirtatious and playful, Jay needs stability, guidance, and to please others. His antics counterbalance Henry's stuffy ways while he brings a level of vulnerability and fun to everything the trio does.

BDSM play with the enigmatic artist and flirtatious joker across the hall allows Alice to put aside the linear thought processes which have kept her unsatisfied and distant with other lovers. She must dismiss her preconception of love, sacrificing her independence, if she's to find a permanent place in their beds and hearts.

82,000 Words

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616504908
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Series: Neighborly Affection , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 313
Sales rank: 35,951
File size: 803 KB

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author M.Q. Barber likes to get lost in thought. She writes things down so she can find herself again. Often found staring off into space or frantically scratching words on sticky notes, M.Q. lives with one very tolerant, easily amused husband and one very tolerant, easily amused puppy.  She has a soft spot for romances that explore the inner workings of the heart and mind alongside all that steamy physical exertion. She loves memorable characters, witty banter, and heartfelt emotion in any genre. The former Midwestern gal is the author of the Neighborly Affection and Gentleman series as well as several other standalone romance novels. Pick a safeword, grab a partner or two, and jump in. Visit her on the web at mqbarber.com.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Playing Hard to Get 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of all, unlike what some reviewer said, these books MUST be read in order. I mistakenly didn't do that and was very confused by the characters. Secondly, I was not a big fan of the British tone of the books. The too proper language was a turn off and I wanted to just scream by the ending of the last book. I'm born and raised in N.J. and have never heard lovers talk like that! BDSM needs down and dirty, not prim and proper......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending I wasn't thrilled with . Kind of leaves one empty n wondering. Not great bt good erotica book. As for bdsm ,it shows a totally different side so people don't think its sick.
semckitrick More than 1 year ago
This book is way more than just sex (and trust me, it titillates, but good!); I LOVE these characters. They are so fascinating. And the book ended way too soon. I'm craving, craving, craving, more of Henry, Jay and Alice and promptly bought the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So fun. Loved it.
lisnaupet More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book. The characters have depth and feeling and the story has a great flow. The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger but there are others in the series with more to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read any of M.Q. Barber books before but I thought this was well written and great story so erotic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this fast...good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the relationship development and the D/s element. Well written depiction of a safe, sane consensual relationship...and it's sexy as hell! Can't get enough of Henry, Alice and Jay!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written but had a hard time in some plaxes staying with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. I was upset when i read the last page. This book is full of emotion and sexual tentsion that is explored in multiple ways. Must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book would have been so much better if there were fewer sex scenes and more of a plot line. Less is more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry but I regret buying this book the stuffy guy with the weird stuffy vocabulary and the other guy who acted a 5 year old in a grown man's body there is no plot to this story no climax and it ends abruptly the story has no conclusion. Disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First: Read these in order! This is the first of five books, so far, with Henry, Jay and Alice. The books are told from Alice's point of view. (Becomming His Master" is from Henry's pov) Second: Keep on open mind about who and how love can come into our lives. This is a beautifuly written story. Third: M.Q.'s writing style is a little different than you maybe accustomed to but give it a chance and after a chapter or two it starts to flow in your imagination like a crystal clear brook winding through lush forest at dawn. In other words, thisbook is a wonderful story. I have read it a couple of times and I find myself wanting to spend more and more time in M.Q.' world!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book.  It is well written, the characters are wonderful and I can't recommend this series enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I chose this book based on the many positive reviews, but couldn't have been more disappointed. I found the characters to be one-dimensional and boring. I found the Henry character to just be bizarre. There really was no story to speak of. If all you want is one sex scene after another, then this is the book for you. If you prefer to have a book with fleshed out characters and a good story, then stay away from this one. I realize it is a trilogy, but I won't be buying any of the other books in this series because I just do not care about these characters at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not expect this book to be so different from the usual BDSM l have read, but l have to say l thoroughly enjoyed the building relationship with these characters. The other books have a harshness of deed and words where in this one the same things are happening but there is genuine caring from the beginning. I will look forward to more about Henry Jay and Alice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago