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Passion for the Game (Georgian #2)

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For the notorious Lady Winter, seduction and duplicity are required to survive. Cunning and precision are the tools of pirate Christopher St. John. Pitted against one another, they are a surprise waiting to happen...

Set A Criminal To Catch A Criminal...

Christopher St. John and Maria, Lady Winter, are infamous in Society for their misdeeds and their charming allures. Wherev
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Brava (first published 2007)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

Grrrr I hate writing three star reviews!!!


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I am too lazy to write a long one because I simply don't have much to say about this.


The beginning
was great and I loved the constant fighting between them.
The sex was pretty hot, especially the first one.

But then around the middle I just lost interest and skimmed it to the end.

So there, I can't give any more than three stars to a book which I skimmed half of.

Btw I don't know what exactly was the problem for me, maybe it was the writing style, because I
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Sammy, Recovering Monster Sex Addict
Hot Damn Sylvia Day....I Need a Cold Shower!!!

widow
If all angels of death were as lovely as you, men would line up to die.


Maria is the Wintry Widow. She is rumored to have murdered her first two husbands. And both of them were agents of the Crown. The law wants her to pay for her crimes…but they are lacking evidence.


Christopher St. John
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Christopher St. John is an infamous pirate. He has been arrested and in order to secure his freedom, he must find evidence against Maria. Proving that she was behind
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Adrienne
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Desere


Oh my gosh was this book all kinds of hot, hot, hot,hot, hot !! And no am not referring to the sex parts, okay those were really awesome too, but the actual plot was so unbelievably fascinating that half way through I already decided this one gets onto my auto to re-read list!

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The read tells of Christopher he is infamous for satisfying his limitless wants and desires, don't you just love him already ?!

Now that he is once again a free man he devotes his time to engage, deceive and seduce the
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Alicia
I thoroughly enjoyed Maria and Christopher's adventures. Maria is the type of heroine I really like, sophisticated and smart. She was the really the star of this story. I highly recommend this one.
Fil
Debating on 4-5 stars. The plot and characters were good, but it lacked something.
Kennedy
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Mary
Forget about Christian Gray.. Give me Christopher St. John. Oh my. This book is sizzling. Christopher and Maria are both "bad" characters that you can't help but like. Things look pretty dismal in the beginning making you wonder how it can all work out in the end. Especially when the plot really thickens towards the middle of the book. I will admit that for a short time, when more characters and complications were added in to the mix, I was very confused, but, it actually was easy to understand ...more
Katie(babs)
Sylvia Day can be a hit or miss author, in which sometimes she relies too heavily on sex to get her story across With her latest, she has hit her stride and to date I believe this is her best novel written.

This story has everything a romance enthusiast would want. Of course there are Day's trademark sex scenes but what the hero and heroine have is something more intense and passionate, more than I have seen in a long time from other authors who try and don't succeed. Here, Day does and I applau
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Mitzi
Lady Winter is a widow with 2 husbands deaths that are suspicious. Her father is holding her baby sister (Amelia)captive and is using her to blackmail her with, but she and her friend Simon Quinn are trying to find her.

Christopher St. John is a pirate and in prison, but he is released in order to learn Lady Winter's secrets. He falls in love with her and doesn't want to see her hang.

Lady Winter is also made to do the same thing regarding St. John. Only she falls in love with him and doesn't wan
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Jess
Maria, Lady Winter, is thought to have killed her husbands. Christopher St. John is a much wanted pirate. The "agency" turns them against each other in exchange for their necks, but neither is aware. Maria is trying to get her sister back. Her stepfather is responsible for her husbands deaths, not her. But while she secretly looks for her sister, she must give her money to her stepfather and do his bidding. For now. He wants her to find out more about St. John and why the agency released him. So ...more
✧Susan✧
I read this for a challenge, a book from my tbr pile within the first 3 months of joining GR. I picked this one because, for some reason, I have read the 1st, 3rd and 4th of the series with mixed reviews but skipped this one the 2nd of a series. A tbr book from 2012 checked off and as I believe this will complete the series for me yay, double the satisfaction!

I really enjoyed this book. Christopher and Maria's chemistry was off the charts. Their stories drew me in. I loved the secondary characte
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Crisel Blenda
When her mother died, Lady Maria Winter was forced to live under the hands of her stepfather, Welton. Welton forced her into a marriage she doesn’t want. And when she declined, she took her stepsister away. To ensure that her sister is safe, she agreed to her stepfather’s bidding of marrying powerful and rich men in England.

After getting all their money, her stepfather will plot something against her husbands that will lead to their death. Now, with his wealth diminishing, Welton has asked Maria
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Sandy
Not as hot as Ask for It or Bad Boys Ahoy!. I was really interested in reading about Christopher's story. And let me tell you, it's not as engaging as the aforementioned books. Since it's in the erotica category, the erotic moments are off-the-charts hot. Flaming hot. But I felt like Day let me down in the end. It didn't leave any favourable impressions with me. 2.5/5 stars.
RedRedtheycallmeRed
4.5 STARS

I borrowed this Kindle book from my local library.

I enjoyed this book even more than I thought I would. Maria was strong, smart and very capable of handling any situation that was thrown her way. She totally met her match in Christopher. I loved their banter, witty and sexy. The sex was hot, but not too much, and it didn't overwhelm the story. There is plenty of intrigue and constant changing of who had the upper hand. I loved that both Maria and Christopher were tough when they had to
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Karline05 Un brin de lecture
Un second tome plus abouti où la romance n'occupe pas la seule place , les complots et autres trahisons font parties intégrantes de cette romance historiques. On s'attache au duo terriblement charismatique et plein d'humour. Une bon moment de légèreté , propice en cette période estivale.
J'ai tout de même un petit faible pour la plume de cette auteure dans les romances contemporaines mais ce second opus m'a convaincu et je poursuivrai cette série sans hésiter.

mon avis en intégralité sur Un brin
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Pepa
Me gusta la regencia y me gusta, de vez en cuando, la erótico y estas combinaciones me parecen estupendas y por eso las leo. Por eso me fastidia que últimamente todo lo cataloguen de erótico, es cierto que el vocabulario es explícito pero, en la actualidad, eso no me parece que sea exclusivo del género y este libro de escenas hot tiene poquísimas.
La relación entre ellos no me ha convencido nada de nada de nada... vamos, que le falta todo el desarrollo y eso es lo que más me fastidia.
Los personaj
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Brooke
This is book two in the Georgian series.

The gist: Christopher St. John is a notorious pirate and criminal mastermind. Maria, Lady Winter, is a suspected Black Widow. Christopher is released from prison and blackmailed to seduce Maria and find out how she murdered her two husbands. Maria is blackmailed into finding proof of Christopher’s criminal activities in order to see him hanged. The sparks that shoot off these two as the circle each other are hot enough to burn London to the ground. It take
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Jane Stewart
Parts were ok but I don’t recommend it. At times I wished it were over.

The concept of Maria and Christopher acting as spies on each other sounds intriguing and could be good, but in this case I didn’t like it. They were supposed to be uncovering each others’ secrets, but for most of the book when they were together they just had passionate and fighting sex, but never asked any questions. The only actions they took were to place spies in each others’ homes as domestic help. A few times, one would
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My Book Addiction and More MBA
PASSION FOR THE GAME by Sylvia Day is another exciting Georgian Erotic Historical Romance set in England. An re-issue edition. #2 in the "Georgian" series,but again can be read as a stand alone.See, "Ask For It". What an exciting series this is thus far. I absolutely love this series.We follow,Christopher St. John,criminal,and smuggler whom we seen briefly in "Ask For It" and determined to find justice for his murdered half brother and gain his freedom. And Maria, Lady Winter,infamous in Society ...more
Chanse Lowell
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Patty
"More than just fantastic sex!"

Listening to the twist and turns of their love affair made me wish that the book was longer ... Just so you enjoy the two of their banter and intense love. Christopher had truly met his match in Maria. I love how powerful and confident Maria is. She is such a likable character you really want her to gain control of her life. She is fearless and willing to do whatever it takes to free her sister. From the last book (Ask For It), you know that Christopher is a fierce
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michi (mick-ee)
i loved this book! or more accurately, i loved maria and st. john! i hesitate to give 5 stars to a book in this genre, but the stars are more for the characters than the book. i have to be true to myself, and i thoroughly enjoyed spending time with these two--so much so that i'd love to see more of their adventures. i don't recall feeling that way about a stand-alone romance novel before.

maria is the type of heroine i love--independent, spirited, intelligent and SENSIBLE. none of those missish h
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Marti
WOW... I am glad I tried another Sylvia Day book, because this one was far better than the previous one. Passion for the Game has two main characters Christopher St. John and Lady Maria Winters. He is a pirate, who is forced into a position to help find Lady Maria guilty of murder. She is forced into a position to help find Christopher guilty of being a pirate. The problem is - neither of them have ever met and neither wants to cause the other any problems. Both are being blackmailed by unscrupu ...more
Anna
I think one of the reasons I read this was because I liked St. John's character in Ask For It since he was a perfect mix of handsome, badass but at the same time quite endearing, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I must say I was disappointed.

First of all, for a super dangerous and bad pirate he was a complete softy, and to tell you the truth, most of the time it felt as if Maria was the man in their relationships, even if her step-father who doesn't even hold a candle to St. John's criminal reco
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Issa
I don't usually care for Sylvia Day novels, the style just isn't my cup of tea. But had this so I read it and really enjoyed it. Two strong characters, both between a rock and a hard place, who banter beautifully and fall in love together. While I have no interest in any of the other in the series this one really worked for me and I'm glad I gave it a try.
Andrea
Started reading it bc Day was recommended as the alternate to the 50 Shades books.

So far, not bad. Part of me wonders if this book and the characters would make more sense if I weren't so sleep deprived but I'm really not sure. Maria Winter (is she cold? is she hot? IT ALL DEPENDS YO!) is like the most entrancing of kinda sort of spy?prostitute?black widow? in the entire world. She is so hotttt that she has her live-in lover-but-not-anymore who is still in love with her and follows her around a
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Sheena
Ask for it'te St.John karakterj hosuma gitmisti. Yakisikli, serseri -badass- ama ayni zamanda sevdiklerine deger veren biri gibiydi. Buyuk bir beklentiyle okumaya basladim ve maalesef o kadar begenmedim. Cok ezik, alttan alan bir adamcagiz olmus.
Yazar bence cok fazla karakter dahil etmis kitaba, kim kimdi, bu kimdi, bu neydi seklinde okurken ana karakterlerin gelisimini kacirdim ve yetersiz buldum.
Bir sonraki kitap hakkinda bir suru ipucu var. Simdi bir sonraki kitapta Colin ve Amelia'yi basta
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“This is heaven,” he gasped. “I want to live inside you, feel you suck me deeper and deeper until we are one.” 2 likes
“I love you, Maria. More than my life.” His smile was bittersweet. “Today I believed I loved you as much as I was able. Now, however, I love you many times more than that.” 2 likes
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