Pulling in eight figures a year as star pitcher for the Chicago Jaguars, there’s no shortage of parties, booze, and women. I’m a beast on the mound and between the sheets but when my social media presence becomes a maor problem, the team’s owner brings in a PR expert to clean up my image. Andrea Diggers is the complete opposite of every girl I’ve ever met. She’s smart, classy, and completely off limits. Which makes me want her even more. I’ve always loved a challenge, and Andrea has no idea I’m about to get her to play…on my terms.
Cleaning up Jake Napleton’s image may be my hardest assignment yet, and not just because of the secrets he keeps deeply buried. Working alongside the six-foot-six arrogant, filthy-mouthed man is a challenge in restraint. He screams poster-boy for favorite mistakes with his chiseled abs and rippling muscles. And I want to take him up on every dirty word he’s said. But he’s not the only one with something to hide. Our attraction may be immediate. Potent. Dirty. But is it enough to withstand our shadowed pasts?
*Playing Dirty is a full length sexy standalone with an HEA.*
Spoiler Free Review
Ok, so clearly I am not in the majority here. Don’t get me wrong. I liked the book, it was an enjoyable read and a good showing for a debut novel. I just didn’t really connect with it like I do with other books.
A brief synopsis – Jake is the star pitcher with the bad boy image, who is hiding some deep-seeded inner demons from his past. Andrea is the fresh from the farm good girl who is assigned to be his social media manager and clean up his image. She has issues from the past, as well. They eventually hook up – shocker, and things progress from there.
There is a lot of internalizing in this book. A lot. So, if that is not your thing, you may not like this book. I like a good mix of dialogue and inner monologue, but this was too much of one. The romance between Jake and Andrea was actually really sweet. Of course, there were the spicy parts that added some heat and Jake is pretty alpha. I think for me, there was just too much repetition of their issues. We get it, they have secrets, now let’s just reveal them, deal with them and move on.
If you like sports romances, then you might very well like this book. I liked it enough to finish it, but not enough to read from cover to cover.