Playing series – Book One
A Sports Romance
2013 International Digital Award Winner for Best Contemporary Romance Novel
Superstar athlete Barry Dennis needs to get knocked down a peg or two and Roxanne Monet thinks she is the woman to do it–
If she can keep herself out of jail after being accused of murdering her billionaire husband…
Since her disastrous marriage ended, Roxanne has sworn off serious relationships with men. She has bigger things to worry about. She’s flat broke with no job and a murder charge hanging over her head.
But when she meets the billionaire athlete and he challenges her to a game of seduction, she decides to play ball.
Barry Dennis realizes too late that he picked the wrong woman to play games with when he decided to flirt with sexy and troubled Roxanne. Being the best takes all he has.
But as the attraction between the competitive sports star and the sensual bad girl 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 or is she risking losing more than a game? Should she risk the last thing she has–her heart?
4.5 Star Review–Romantic Times Book Review – Playing the Game
“Reading Queen is an absolutely scrumptious experience. Readers will fall in love, get heated, laugh and have an energizing adventure. The story has sublime settings, smooth writing that melds into a well-developed plot and characters who come alive like Pop Rocks and carbonated beverages.”
USA Today bestselling author, Stephanie Queen, also writes the Scotland Yard Exchange series romantic suspense novels and the romantic detective series, Beachcomber Investigations.