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Game for Marriage (Game for It #1)

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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

He’s going in deep to make her his…

Struggling artist Sheridan Harper never imagined she’d spend a sizzling night with Jared Quinn, the smoking-hot star quarterback of her local professional football team, the San Jose Hawks. And she’s even more shocked when Jared’s publicist offers her a proposition: a fake marriage
ebook, 170 pages
Published January 11th 2013 by Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

He’s going in deep to make her his…

Struggling artist Sheridan Harper never imagined she’d spend a sizzling night with Jared Quinn, the smoking-hot star quarterback of her local professional football team, the San Jose Hawks. And she’s even more shocked when Jared’s publicist offers her a proposition: a fake marriage to keep Jared out of the gossip mags. Being that close to Jared would be too tempt
Nov 02, 2013 ♥Rachel♥ rated it really liked it
Are you tired of all the angst normally contained in every romance book? Coming off a drama filled read that still makes your head hurt? Are you looking for sweet and spice and everything nice? Well look no further because Game For Marriage is the book for you!

Sheridan, meets Jared, the hunky and famous quarterback at her gallery during an event. He is absolute hotness and too difficult for me Sheridan to resist:

His hair was rich brown, tinged with gold, and a tad overgrown so it waved at the
4 Sexy Stars.

After an unexpected and crazy night with the hot and famous NFL player Jared, Sheridan thought it would be a one-time thing. But when his publicist, in an attempt to clean Jared’s public image, makes her an insane proposition, she can’t say no. After all, she’s struggling with an art studio that she has every intention to keep. They have to pretend to be a happily married couple for one year and then they’ll part their ways. But when things between Jared and Sheridan start to fee
Jan 23, 2015 Mo rated it liked it
Quick read. Freebie! Not much to say about it really. I dip into these Brazen books now and again. Usually lighter than my usual reads. Liked both characters.

4 stars
"Once upon a time, my children, I went on a brief date with a very famous, Super Bowl– winning football player. It was magical. And boy, the man could kiss, though that’s another story for another time…"

Little did Sheridan know, that one brief date changed her life forever. Can you picture it, a powerhouse panty dropping superstar football player making a risky play to clean up is far from perfect public image???.... No ?!? Okay, well here he is

"The man was some sort of miracle orga
Jan 24, 2015 Alyssa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Game for Marriage by Karen Erickson
Book One of the Game For It series
Publisher: Brazen
Publication Date: January 11, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Copy from Amazon

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

He’s going in deep to make her his…

Struggling artist Sheridan Harper never imagined she’d spend a sizzling night with Jared Quinn, the smoking-hot star quarterback of her local professional footbal
Jacqueline's Reads
May 11, 2015 Jacqueline's Reads rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books, arc, audio

4 Let’s Get Married Stars

Game for Marriage is a standalone and is part of the Game for It series. Game for Marriage has two things I love in a read, okay three, it has a cute storyline, there’s a sexy football player and plenty of steam! YAY!

Sheridan is a struggling artist. She doesn’t have much, except for her studio. Jared can change everything for her. Jared is a quarterback with a not so great reputation. He’s a ladies man and he was caught recently flirting with a lady, who he shouldn’t be
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Jan 22, 2013 Akanksha❤ Søren♰ rated it really liked it
This was a little like The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst but still different in its own way.
Loved it and throughly enjoyed it. :D

Where’s your new wife? the reporters would ask.
I melted her with my lips! Jared would cheerily reply.
Nyrae Dawn
Jan 13, 2013 Nyrae Dawn rated it it was amazing
I devoured this book! Karen Erickson writes the kind of hero I love: sexy, confident with the right amount of Alpha. Jared Quinn (isn't just his name sexy??) had me smiling and fanning myself multiple times during this book. Sheridan was a great heroine too, spunky and strong. This was a great story.
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Game for Marriage was a lighthearted predictable read but it was entertaining to get lost in a sweet romance about Jared, a football quarterback trying to clean up his public image. So when he meets Sheridan, an artist, who is hired to be his fake wife to clean his image, she agrees to be his wife for a year so she can be paid a huge sum of money to take care of her mother and keep her art studio afloat.
FV Angela
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Sheridan Harper is an artist trying to make ends meet after inheriting her grandmother’s art studio. Jared Quinn is a famous quarterback for the San Jose Hawks football team who needs to straighten up his bad boy reputation after some bad publicity. When these two meet at a local event the sparks fly and they end up in a motel room having hot, steamy sex, never expecting it to last more than one night. That is until Jared’s publ
Claire Robinson
Nov 08, 2014 Claire Robinson rated it really liked it
4 - "I can keep a secret if you can." Stars.

Extremely enjoyable, even if wholly predictable. I liked Sheridan's sass, and Jared has a dirty, dirty mouth, backed up with a footballers physique, so whats not too like!

A true panty melter if ever she saw one.

I have always liked Karen Erickson's writing, she has a great style, and knows how to put enjoyable and sexy together with great skill.

"One night," ... "No strings. Just... fun."

Another thoroughly indulgent Brazen treat!

RomanceBookVixen ~ Vianca
Nov 10, 2013 RomanceBookVixen ~ Vianca rated it really liked it
3.5-4 HOT-SEXY Stars

It was ok. I think the author could have done a better job. I am a sucker for anything love and football. Especially a SEXY HOT quarterback.
Stacey O'Neale
Jan 17, 2013 Stacey O'Neale rated it it was amazing
I'm a publicist with Entangled, but Karen Erickson is not my client. I'm writing this disclaimer because her book is published by Entangled.

I've been a pretty active book reviewer for years, but I wanted to make all the above clear before you read my review. Many might say my opinion is swayed because of my affiliation, but I'll leave that up to you to judge.

She had me with the tagline, "He’s going in deep to make her his…"

I swear, every time I read a contemporary romance and love it, I'm shock
Jul 27, 2013 Janey rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
This was just the story I was looking for today!

Jared Quinn is the sexy, wholesome quarterback for the San Jose Hawks. He attends a local event where he comes across an alluring artist, Sheridan Harper. Their chemistry is immediate, intense & mutual!

Sheridan is taken aback when she receives an offer from the teams publicist; to enter into a fake marriage with the holy hottie, Jared. This will help his flagging, womanising reputation that graces the media currently. In exchange, she will be
Jan 22, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
One of the best contemporaries I have read in awhile (and I don't read many anymore but really enjoyed this one!). Fast paced, super sexy, with fun, likable characters. Loved watching the sexual tension mount until one of them breaks but emotions quickly become involved. Even though Jared and Sheridan's marriage contract doesn't stay secret for long, they have to deal with the fall out and I really liked how that was handled. Can't wait for the next book in this sexy, fun series!
Jan 27, 2015 ~Dawn~TUG rated it liked it
This was exactly what I was, rich playboy pot football player and a sassy regular girl..cute, a little angst and hot 22ounce Pepsi bottle sized loving and it was win! Enjoyed it!!
Jan 20, 2013 Jess rated it really liked it
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Blog rating: B+

Jared’s image is going downhill and if he wants to keep his spot on his hometown NFL team as their starting quarterback, he needs to clean things up, owner’s orders. Jared’s publicist comes up with the idea of Jared getting fake-married to a solid, respectable woman. Jared says no, but after meeting and spending one sexy night with Sheridan, his focus shifts and he goes to Sheridan with a proposal she never saw coming. Marry Jared for one y
Feb 06, 2013 Brandie rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Brandie by: Smut Monday Club
What a sweet and sexy book! It had everything I love in a good romance - with the added element of football, another favorite passtime of mine!

Sheridan Harper is a struggling artist, trying to make ends meet while keeping open the studio she inherited from her grandmother. Jared Quinn is the star quarterback for the local NFL team, who has the reputation of a ladies man. They meet at a local event where the sparks fly and they end up spending the night together, not expecting anything more.

But J
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5 Stars

Hot damn, Karen Erickson has done it again with her new story, Game For Marriage! She takes an often used plot and turned it into a sexy delightful story that will leave you breathless and cheering for more. To say I feel this way about a story that centers on a star quarterback of an NFL team is saying something because I’m not a huge football fan and I rarely read stories about football players.

However, because I enjoy Karen’s work,
Apr 01, 2013 Dalia rated it it was amazing
4.5 - 5 stars
I loved Jared and Sheridan's story. It's is sweet and sexy, light and intense all in one.
Jared is a bad boy QB football player with a bad reputation that threatens to put an end to his career. Sheridan is a struggling artist, trying to make ends meet while keeping open the studio she inherited from her grandmother.
Jared and Sheridan meet at a local event and from the first encounter the sparks fly and they end up spending the night together. His PR comes up with a plan . A fake mar
Linda Sims
Jan 18, 2013 Linda Sims rated it it was amazing

Jared Quinn hot and sexy quarterback for the Hawks, is in trouble with the new team owner. His off field antics with the ladies are causing bad publicity for the team.

So publicist Harvey comes up with a plan to clean up Jared's image, and save him from being sold on. That's where struggling artist Sheridan Harper comes in. Jared had met Sheridan at a function. The chemistry between them was hot. After spending an explosive night together, Sheridan didn't think she would see
Jan 20, 2013 Pamela rated it really liked it
"Like, his dick is the size of a twenty-two-ounce Pepsi bottle."

I don't know about you but when I read this I laughed my ass off. I've never heard this saying before and I don't think I'll be forgetting it anytime soon. I read it to my husband who could only smile and shake his head.

"Game for Marriage," a well-written story that is fun and entertaining; full of hot sexual chemistry between the Jared and Sheridan making them such a great couple. I like that both Jared and Sheridan acknowledged
Lyndy Ann ♫
Jul 31, 2013 Lyndy Ann ♫ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed this. I loved how the story unfolded between Jared and Sheridan it was a nice romantic read.
I will definitely be reading more Karen Erickson books.
Karen Erickson is bringing her brand of sexy back! Jane's Gift, her first book with Entangled Publishing was sweet and sensual but good gosh almighty! Game for Marriage had my palms sweating, giggling hysterically, sighing and ugly crying at the moment. I can't wait for more smexiness from Karen.

Step aside Tom and Katie! The Mighty Jared Quinn, hottie quarterback and girl who needs money Sheridan Harper will give you a run for your title of Mr. and Mrs. We're Totally Not Together But Have A Cont
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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First off, LOVED this book. Oh my! To be honest there isn't going to be much left of your brain after reading Game for Marriage by Karen Erickson. Seriously, but worth the sacrifice.

Right from the beginning I was drooling over the hero, Jared Quinn. Come on he's freaking HOT and a star quarterback for the San Jose Hawks. If that doesn't scream WANT, I don't know what will. Plus, he tends to have a reputation for being a tad bit of a ladies man and that's putting it
Mandi Schreiner
Feb 14, 2013 Mandi Schreiner rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary
I think pretend marriage, or marriage of convenience stories in a contemporary are a hard sell, although in the past I’ve found a few that have really worked for me. Unfortunately, this wasn’t one of them. As a reader, you obviously have to be convinced that these two people have no other option than to marry. I was never convinced of this. Jared is a professional quarterback who has a reputation as a ladies man. The team has a new PR guy who is on track to get the reputation of the players chan ...more
The Smutty Kitty
Feb 06, 2013 The Smutty Kitty rated it it was amazing
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5 out of 5 Licks

Ms. Erickson has done it again. I am not going to lie, going in I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book. Football player has a fake marriage with a nice girl to clean up his image...I wasn't sure if it would turn into something I would wind up enjoying. Thankfully I was so, so wrong!! Jared may be jerky at times but in his soul you can tell he is a good guy and just wants to be able to play ball. His heart may not have been in the right place t
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
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Mmmmm....Where do I start? I haven’t read a Karen Erickson book that I haven’t liked. Add a starting QB to the mix and you have a recipe for a really good read. Add in Entangled Publishing’s Brazen line and you have a H-O-T read. I’m talking you need a shower or twoq while reading the book.

The concept of two people getting married and pretending to be madly in love in order to save someone's job or reputation isn't n
Jan 15, 2013 Beate rated it it was amazing
Guh! This book had me at the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I love Sheridan and Jared, and it kills me that the next book in the series isn't out yet. And I don't know when it'll be either!

Sheridan is your struggling artist who is having a hard time making ends meet. She short and she's a firecracker. Enter man-whore Jared. He falls for her right away. A hot night that is a little blurry to both thanks to a little bit of alcohol, and suddenly they're getting married.

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USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson lives in central California with her husband, three kids, one dog and too many cats. Being a romance writer and bringing her characters to life is her greatest dream come true.

She also writes new adult romance as NYT & USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy.

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