Monday, January 16, 2017

Playing The Game by Karen Frances

Title: Playing the Game
Series: A Beautiful Game #1
Author: Karen Frances
Genre: Romance
Release Date: January 16, 2017


International football star Fletcher Adams always has an eye on the ladies and, more often than not, one on each arm. The sexy football pin-up knows he needs to make changes in his life, but changes don’t come easily. It’s time to head home to Scotland, away from everything that distracts him, and concentrate on Playing the Game.

Jessica Taylor, a young ambitious business woman, has her whole life mapped out. With her own home, a boyfriend, and a baby on the way, her life is moving along according to plan. When the unimaginable happens, her world crashes down and the happy life she had is plunged into darkness.

A meeting of chance brings together two very different people from different worlds. Both are trying to move forward from pasts that haunt them. While Jessica is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, Fletcher is trying to prove he’s calmed his wild ways and is ready to be the man to help piece her heart back together. Will Fletcher Adams be the right man to save her, or will she be the one to save him?

Blown away. That is what sums this book up for me. It tackles a really tough subject that I felt the author handled with such amazing grace and left me in awe. The emotional range that rides throughout this story leaves you raw and open.
What I really loved about Jessica is how much of a fighter she is. She has gone through so much pain and so much anguish that for her to fight through is nothing but awe inspiring. What is really amazing is how in depth that Frances gets in with this story. It really makes you feel like she put her heart on the line with this story and wrote such pain and passion into Jessica. Fletch is just wow. I felt something with him from the start. He is a manwhore but you can tell that his mental state is changing even from the start of the story. And he finds his focus and his light in Jessica even when he was trying to stay away. Their passion together I feel helps to heal Jessica.
Overall, this book even though it’s the start of the year, is one of my top reads this year. The subjects touched in this one is not something that is favorable in romance stories but what Karen Frances did with Playing the Game, is nothing short of epic. You feel those raw emotions that Jess is going through. You feel that conflict that Fletch is feeling getting involved with Jess. I am really looking forward to what is next in their story!

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“You’re Fletcher, aren’t you?” a tall blonde with legs that go on for miles asks, resting her hand on my shoulder. Logan smiles with a look that says you’ve pulled tonight. She is pretty tidy looking, but has overdone it in the make-up department. I rake my eyes in appreciation over her body. Curves in all the right places, and those tits, bloody hell…I could have a lot

of fun with those as I slide between them, but of course, they’re probably fake.

“Yeah,” I say, even though I shouldn’t, but I’m sure the rest of the guys are loving the female attention they’re getting. “Drinks all around,” I call out.

The bartender smiles as he looks at our company. Even he has an idea of how tonight will end.

The blonde tells me her name, but I don’t take any notice. I don’t want to remember her name in the morning, or whenever I creep out of her bed. Makes it easier that way. As the alcohol flows freely, the blonde keeps trying to persuade me to get on the dance floor with her. She seems the type that wouldn’t mind putting on one hell of a floor show. I might be on the drunk side now, but I’m still cautious. I’ve definitely learned my lesson over the years; you just never know who is lurking around, ready to get pictures. She can do what she wants for me in private later on, though.

Author Bio

Karen Frances currently lives just outside Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband, five children and two dogs, although she does dream of living somewhere warm and sunny. Her days are spent helping her husband run their busy family business. She spends some of her free time trying to keep fit and prepare healthy meals for her family, when their busy schedules allow them to sit down at meal times together. The rest of her free time she uses to plot and write and occasionally read.

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