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Passion for the Game (Georgian Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Sylvia Day
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Book Description

MATCH POINT

Infamous for satisfying his limitless wants and desires, Christopher is a free man again. And this time he’s on a mission to engage, deceive and seduce the one woman as ruthless as he is when it comes to dangerous games of passion…

Far from innocent in the ways of men, Maria is one step ahead of Christopher’s every move. It doesn’t mean she isn’t enjoying every delicious look, every unbridled kiss, every moment of abandon.

Neither of them could have imagined the moment when they would meet their match—or that they would surrender to each other again and again…

Praise for Sylvia Day and her novels

Bared to You obliterates the competition…unique and unforgettable.”


—Joyfully Reviewed

“The undisputed mistress of tender, erotic romance.”

—Teresa Medeiros

“Plenty of sexy intrigue and potent chemistry.”

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Maria, Lady Winter, has no choice but to use her celebrated beauty to find out why notorious pirate Christopher St. John has been released from prison. St. John's only chance of escaping the hangman is to use his legendary seduction skills to melt the "Wintry Widow's" icy facade and discover all of her secrets. Now entangled in a dangerous game of deception and desire, both Maria and Christpher are equally determined to be the one to win their battle of wits. Day engineers plenty of sexy intrigue, and the potent chemistry she cooks up between Maria and St. John is enough to singe the pages of this lushly detailed, richly sensual Regency romance. Charles, John

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Top Pick! "Day pulls out all the stops, juggling sizzling romance with high suspense and intrigue. The tangled threads of her plot are intricately woven with strands of in-depth characterization. Not only does Day titillate readers, she grabs them with a strong story and doesn't let go." -- RT Book Reviews

"You have to be a very skilled writer to pack so much sex and intrigue into a story and still have the romance and characters take center stage. Sylvia Day is a rare talent, and this book is not to be missed." -- Rakehell

"This is an amazing book. While reading, I was blown away by so many things... It's tempting to say it seemed so good because what I've been reading lately hasn't - but that isn't the case; I've read some pretty damn good books lately. Passion For the Game is just that good." -- The Good, the Bad, and the Unread

"This is one book that grabbed me and wouldn't let go! I commend Ms. Day for penning the ultimate historical romantic suspense with characters that leapt off the page and dived right into my heart. Scorching passion and sensuality intertwined with suspense and intrigue make this book a gripping tale!" -- Romance Divas

"As I read the book, I couldn't help thinking of it as a Georgian Era version of the movie The Departed (though the ending is much happier)." -- All About Romance

Product Details

  • File Size: 489 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington Books (November 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AAITXIM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,579 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! June 27, 2007
By Viv
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Sylvia Day just keeps getting better and better. From the first page of "Passion For The Game" to the last I was enthralled and read it in nearly one sitting. The love between Maria and Christopher was convincing and their chemistry was scorching.

Yes, this is an erotic romance, however, not along the clinical lines. The love scenes were highly sensuous and graphic but beautifully written, not at all gratuitous, imho. I have read my fair share of erotica and have found very few authors that can combine hot sex with an emotional romance. Sylvia Day is one of the few.

There was plenty of sexual tension, angst, hero-jealousy, and a really well drawn cast of characters that have stuck with me long after I closed the last page.

I cannot wait for Colin and Amelia's book.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Klovers - Courtesy of CK2S Kwips & Kritiques September 21, 2007
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The Lady Winter, rumored to be a Black Widow with two husbands already dead early in their marriages. Treated as a pawn by men who would use her, she has learned to exert her control and independence subtly, through seduction and subterfuge. Manipulated by her ruthless stepfather, she will do anything to rescue her young sister from her own fate. Now both her stepfather and an agent of the Crown have set her against the notorious Christopher St. John, and Maria's very life depends on her ability to ferret proof of the handsome rogue's misdeeds.

But another agent of the Crown has blackmailed St. John into investigating the mysterious and beautiful Lady Maria Winter and the deaths of her two husbands - both of whom happened to be agents of the Crown themselves. If he can prove her guilt, he saves his own neck from the gallows. But all bets are off when he finally meets the dark beauty, and he finds her more dangerous than he ever anticipated - to his heart.

From the moment I read my first Sylvia Day story in the anthology Alluring Tales--Awaken the Fantasy (Avon Red), I was a fan. Since then, I've read many of this author's books and purchased still more that I'm itching to find time to read. It is a wonderful moment for me when I receive one of her books for review, because not only do I know her books always earn a positive review, which is easier to write, but that means I get to prioritize her book in my reading pile!

Passion For the Game quickly earned its place as my favorite Sylvia Day title to date. While I have loved all of her books, something about this one just completely did it for me.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Erotic Historical Romance June 6, 2007
Format:Paperback
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Christopher St.John and Maria, Lady Winter, are infamous in Society for their misdeeds and their charming allures. Wherever they go, scandalized whispers and covetous glances follow. A ruthless pirate and a widow whose two husbands have met untimely deaths, the wickedly renowned figures are even more intriguing to the authorities. Now they've been set on the most provocative of tasks -St.John is released fro prison to learn the "Wintry Widow's" intimate secrets, while Lady Winter is charged with performing a similar deception in reverse. One will succeed. One will hang.

Another hot romance from Day. Be warned the sex/love scenes are very graphic. I thought the story was very unique and well written. St. John's only chance at freedom is to get evidence confirming Lady Winter's guilt in her husbands deaths. Lady Winter, on the other hand, is being blackmailed by an evil relative, who wants to know information about St.John. And there is also another person who wants the Lady to get evidence against St.John. So a game of deception begins. Both the H/H start an affair in hopes of getting information out of one another, but it doesn't exactly go that way. A tangled web of deception and love is woven. This was the most interesting part of the book. I had no idea where the book was going half the time and that made for some great reading. At some points I honestly thought that the hero or heroine would sell the other out for their own gain (well if death is really another choice), but DUH! it's a romance so of course its a happy ending but the road there has some pretty interesting twists and turns.

Plenty of excellent secondary characters who could easily (and hopefully) have their own books.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Sylvia Day can be a hit or miss author, in which sometimes she relies too heavily on sex to get her story across With her latest, she has hit her stride and to date I believe this is her best novel written.

This story has everything a romance enthusiast would want. Of course there are Day's trademark sex scenes but what the hero and heroine have is something more intense and passionate, more than I have seen in a long time from other authors who try and don't succeed. Here, Day does and I applaud her.

Maria is twice married and her stepfather who is a cruel and heartless man holds something over her head and simply blackmails her into his way of thinking. He basically killed her mother when she was younger and now he hides her younger sister away from Maria to get what he wants. Maria comes across as a cold shell of a woman because of him.

Christopher's life is a little bit more convoluted then hers. She catches his eye and he is now on the hunt to have her in his bed. Plus he is also being blackmailed and she is his victim.

When these two comes together in the sheets- watch out! Even with major trust issues between them, these two just want to be loved.

There is also a secondary story with Amelia, Maria's sixteen year old sister and her undying love for Colin a gypsy boy who works for her father. Their story is so sweet yet powerful in it's telling that I was finding myself reading way too fast to get to theirs more so than Maria's and Christopher's.

Overall and excellent feat of storytelling and the sequel about Amelia and Christopher will soon arrive.(Called- A Passion For Him)

Again, Bravo!

Katiebabs

A Passion for Him
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I have not read a bad book from Sylvia yet. The books about dreams are definitely one of her best ones.
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I truly Love this series! Sylvia Day is amazing!! I will read every book she has written! Two thumbs up!!
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Good read, just wish when they have a sequel they would tell you which book to read first. I read this book after the sequel.
Published 3 months ago by Diana Real
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I borrowed this Kindle book from my local library.

I enjoyed this book even more than I thought I would. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Red, Red, they call me Red
4.0 out of 5 stars need a triology for this book
Very nice love stort, although then ending was good it was not exciting enough.unless there is a book that follows that i dont know about.
Published 4 months ago by Martha D.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Page turner!
Sylvia did it again. The Characters are flawed and yet powerful, Independent and dangerous. I love how Maria holds her own and is strong enough to compet in the mans world. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jackie
5.0 out of 5 stars As usual outstanding
This author can only write an outstanding book. She if gifted in imagination and thoughtful to the reader. Applause, applause.
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Published 6 months ago by mcole
5.0 out of 5 stars A Clear Favorite
Passion for the Game has become one of my favorite Sylvia Day books because it is about one of my favorite characters - the pirate Christopher St. John. Read more
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Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of more than a dozen award-winning novels sold in forty countries. A reader favorite across several genres, there are millions of copies of her books in print worldwide and she is a #1 bestseller in twenty countries. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and her work has been honored as Amazon's Best of the Year in Romance. She has won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award and been nominated for Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award twice.

Sylvia also writes under the pseudonyms:
S. J. Day - www.amazon.com/author/sjday
Livia Dare - www.amazon.com/author/liviadare

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