- File Size: 1432 KB
- Print Length: 340 pages
- Publication Date: December 29, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007BUD1VC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #615,520 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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For example, Barry, the basketball star, gets yelled at by his coach for not working out/practicing for ONE weekend(note this isn't like a team practice, just the work out/practice Barry normally does on his own)... What difference does it make? From the intensity of the scene you'd be more likely to think he's an alcoholic who went and had a weekend drinking binge than missing 2 days working out or playing basket ball. I get she was trying to make it clear that this was very out of character for Barry to skip his practice, but still no one is going to get yelled and screamed out for missing ONE weekend of working out. It's just stupid.
Then there's Roxy, wearing her wedding ring because she's totally against getting into another relationship, then she seeks Barry out and basically wants to screw him in the coat locker and ends up spending the whole weekend at his home. Now yes Roxy is technically suppose to be talking to Barry about the interview she's suppose to do with him to get her job back, but she make no effort to say anything about it...Read more ›
I give credit to the author that this book is interesting. It's basically about 2 shallow people playing games in life. When they have to face the negativity of real life, they have to decide if, and how, to face it. They have their individual issues and their relationship with each other.
Basically this is a romantic novel (longer than I expected) with a bit of suspense and family tragedy added on. It is about 2 flawed and emotionally damaged people who found it difficult to understand and cope with their intense attraction to one another. Roxanne is an A1 TV personality recovering from the apparent suicide of her recently divorced husband and bitter financial and personal disputes with his family. Barry is a professional basketball star, another A1 personality who is so motivated by his commitment to the game that he has little time for his young daughter from a failed marriage.
The intense attraction between them is sometimes steamy, but that is only a small part of the story (the book cover is a bit of a teaser). It is only when both parties are faced with their own personal dramatic emergencies that they start to understand and help one another.
I am not keen on sport and found the basketball coverage and the overwhelming motivation to win both difficult to understand and boring. The excessive media attention to a sports personality's life is also foreign to me. These factors make me give the book a personal 3.5 stars, but as I know others think differently about sport I have given the book 4 stars.
When I need to read something outside my normal genre again I will have a look at Stephanie Queen's other books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was . A great book to read. I am passing it along for my reading group to read.
It was a twister and turner and sometimes didn't go where you anticipated. I couldn't get anything else done until I had finished this book - loved it!!Published on April 2, 2014 by Shannon Smith
this book was a fast read enjoyed how these two got together, had there problems on the way, loved how she related to his little girl and how the girl related back to Roxanne, I... Read morePublished on February 3, 2014 by carolynn66
Loved this book...I love the two strong leads and how they butted heads. The plot was filled with twists that kept me guessing. Read morePublished on October 12, 2013 by Alicia Dean
PLAYING THE GAME
When a new book begins with an erect nipple scene the only way to go is up! Read more
Roxanne is beautiful, successful in her career, adored by most. She had it all except a husband she passionately loved. Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by Jo Smith
The cover drew me first, then the story. When I received this book to review and saw that the hero was an NBA player, I thought it had my name written on it. Read morePublished on August 16, 2013 by Kathy Crosby
Playing the game was a exciting read of twist and turns.
The characters were full of personality that jumped off the page and into my mind easily. Read more
Loved the characters. Ms. Queen's writing brought them to life vividly and I really felt for them. The plot continued to move and had me guessing all the while!Published on July 23, 2013 by Laurel ODonnell