Dirty Player by Stacey Lynn
Release Date: September 12, 2016
Cover Design: Pear Perfect Creative
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports
Shannon Hale knows what she wants in life. Or so she thought.
But one cheating fiancé and shredded wedding dress later, she skips town desperately needing a do-over. So she moves in with her brother, the new quarterback for the Raleigh Rough Riders, starts her own business, and vows to live by her own rules and no one else’s.
Oliver Powell is a man who always gets what he wants. As the sexy as sin MVP Tight End, he’s arrogant. He’s loaded. He’s also got a sizable package below the belt that drives the women crazy.
And he’s focused. The prize—a Super Bowl ring on his finger.
His concentration on getting that ring is unwavering—until Shannon Hale shows up. Now the only game he wants to win involves her ending up in his bed.
The problem? Shannon wants nothing to do with NFL’s resident playboy.
The solution? Play dirty.
Review by Jen Skewes
Shannon and her brother Beau have always been close. Growing up she was more of a mother to him than a big sister. Their mother worked two jobs to be able to provide for the two of them. So Shannon stepped into the role of a mother. She gave up so much to be there for her brother, to be the one to take him to football and make sure he achieved his dream of playing pro football. When Shannon catches her fiancé with another woman she packs her things up and hightails it out of there. She decides to move closer to her brother and start over. She has done so much for Beau that he wants to help her with her dreams. This is now her time. Shannon has started her own jewelry business with the help of her brother. That is her main focus right now, getting her life back together and her business up and running. She does not need any distractions right now, especially a sexy football player who she should not be thinking about.
Oliver Powell is a hot and sexy football star, but he is also getting older and a few years away from retiring. There is one thing that he still wants and that is a championship ring on his finger. When his time is up he wants to go out with a bang. His main concentration is his career and this upcoming season. He has no time for distractions, until he meets Shannon.
They both agree to one month of casual sex. After that they will go their separate ways, allowing Oliver to concentrate on football and Shannon on her business. But there is this undeniable connection between the two of them. The chemistry is off the charts and they can no longer deny that there is so much more to what they have then just sex. But they have both been hurt in the past and Oliver has this huge wall up, one that will be very difficult for Shannon to break down. With the obstacles in their way and them both having issues from their past will they be able to make this work?
Oliver and Shannon definitely have chemistry. And you can feel that sexual chemistry many times in this book. The scenes were HOT and the writing was very good. For me personally I think that there were more sex scenes than I would have liked. And don’t get me wrong I love a hot and sexy scene just as much as everyone else. But for me I wanted more emotion and depth and less of the sex. I just felt like the conflicts could have been resolved with more communication than sex. Overall I did enjoy the book and I am sure that many people will love Oliver and Shannon together and enjoy the hotness between the two of them.
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About the Author
Stacey Lynn currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.
She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.