Once again, author Stephanie Queen demonstrates her ability to create quirky and funny characters from opposite sides of the sex fence, place them smack in the middle of the game of life and make them play ball. Although Roxanne and Barry don’t know it yet, the ultimate prize for winning this game is each others heart. Follow Roxanne and Barry as they play hard and fast, and ultimately lose to each other in and out of the bedroom in the most romantic ride of their lives.
Playing the Game
Genre: Sports | Romance
2013 International Digital Award Winner! Best Contemporary Novel
Playing the Game: About more than a ball
Can a woman bring down a legend by distracting him from his game?
Since her disastrous marriage ended, Roxanne Monet has sworn off serious relationships with men. She has more important things to worry about, like no money, no job and accusations of murdering her wealthy husband.But when she meets superstar Barry Dennis and he challenges her to a game of seduction, she decides to play ball. When the game turns serious, she unintentionally exposes the legend to be a flawed man.
Barry Dennis picked the wrong woman to play games with when he decides to flirt with the enigmatic Roxanne. Being the best takes all he has. He can’t afford to let anything or anyone interfere with his first and only priority–Basketball. But as the attraction between them heats up, he finds himself losing sight of his life’s game plan.
While the sports world’s microscope is trained on Barry’s game and the media hounds Roxanne about her husband’s mysterious death, the stakes are ratcheted up even higher when Barry’s young daughter, Lindy is injured. Roxanne gives Lindy the attention she needs while Barry struggles to cope with the demands of his new priorities.
Can Roxanne rely on Barry to do more than play ball?She takes the risk and gives him the last thing she owns–her heart.
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