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Some lovers play it safe . . . others are GAME FOR ANYTHING.

He’s the Superbowl hero men idolize and women lust after . . . the bad boy quarterback with a dangerous edge. But behind his devil-may-care grin, Ty Calhoun hides a desire that only one woman can ever fulfill—and a memory he can’t shake: high school graduation night . . . and mind-blowing sex with the untouchable...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published July 22nd 2008 by Gallery Books
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Auntee
Jul 29, 2008 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of hot, contemporary romance
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Eastofoz
Jan 21, 2009 Eastofoz rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Readers who like sports romance with more sex than story
Recommended to Eastofoz by: Julie (jjmachshev) Anderson
2.5 stars for this no-brainer story about two people that don’t really do much but have sex here and there, have boohoo sad families, love little kids and want to help them in an aww-shucks-what-a-guy kind of way –time to queue the ol’ spew. Seen too much of that already that.

Here you have the hot babe football star who doesn’t want to be taken for a dumb jock anymore. Then there’s the brainy rich girl who has a successful business. The two had a one night stand back in high school and they have...more
Miss Kim
I was hoping for a little more from this, but it is still an ok read. The heroine, Julie, is hired as an image consultant for a NFL quarterback, who turns out to be the boy that broke her heart ten years ago. Julie is an uptight professional, Ty is the sexy playboy. She fights her attraction to him; he wants to spend his life with her instantly. I felt like I didn’t really know the characters and why they were they way they were. Yes I got that her dad was a powerful womanizing jerk, and Ty’s fa...more
Shawna
4 stars - Contemporary/Sports Romance

First off, could the book's cover model's body be any hotter? This is a quick, light, fluff, fun contemporary/sport romance about playboy star quarterback Ty Calhoun and uptight image consultant Julie Spencer hired to shape up his act. She also happens to be the same smart, goody-two-shoes that got her heart stomped on by the football bad-boy 10 years ago. There's some angst and hot sex, but the writing is pretty simplistic. It earns 4 stars for some steamy s...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
Reviewed for queuemyreview.com; book release July 2008

Bella Andre writes books that are decidedly spicy, but they don’t quite cross over into erotica for me. The fine line that divides mainstream romance and erotica seems to be becoming ever thinner in the past few years. For me to classify a book as erotica, there needs to be something more than just hot sex. Even a lot of hot sex. For me to use the term erotica, the story must have that ‘something’ extra; an unusual sex act, toys, more than tw...more
Christa
While this book was entertaining, I didn't feel that it had much plot or character development. It was very quick and easy to read, but I was left feeling that something was lacking. The heroine wasn't particularly likeable through most of the book because of the extreme dislike that she had harbored for the hero for ten years. This colored too much of their early interaction for me, and it kept me from feeling much empathy for her. At first, the hero came across as a dissipated bad boy with poo...more
Aly is so frigging bored
Main characters:
Ty Calhoun
Julie Spencer

What I Liked: The story is easy to read and light, after the more emotional and drama-filled books that I finished lately it was perfect(adding to the fact that crappy school time is coming). It seemed to me that it was the "one that got away"and the "let's-assume-to-make-an-ass-out-of-you-and-me" type of book.

What I didn't like: The lack of communication got old fast. I get that they love sex, and great sex is hard to find, but how about a few minutes of...more
MountainKat
*4+ Stars*

Really enjoyed Ty and Julie's story! Loved watching the "star crossed lovers" in high school get a second chance. He was a jock and she was the valedictorian and they each thought they didn't stand a chance with each other. Now as successful adults they are forced back into close contact, she is hired to revamp his image and clean up his act. It is a chance neither can pass up and boy did to sparks fly! Lots of steam later, they admit to themselves and each other that they love each ot...more
GG
Tava de boas navegando por esses blogs de livros e me vi diante de 1613161321612 livros da Bella Andre, baixei um curtinho e aleatório pra ler...ADOREI

Game for anything foi meu primeiro (e certamente não o último) livro dessa autora, a história não tem nada de excepcional - mesmo assim é boa -, mas eu gostei demais dos personagens!

Owww, Ty S2 *---*



Ty é jogador de futebol americano e não tem uma imagem pública das mais dignas, sempre sendo fotografado com mulheres em situações comprometedoras. Ju...more
Hbeebti
Pretty good read. Say at least 3.5. or 4. Very sexy read. I like that Ty was from the wrong side of the tracks and Julie was from a wealthy family. Even with the heartbreak 10 years before, that they worked together and found a way to make it work. Ty was made real by working with kids and charity events. While Julie was constantly working through trust issues with Ty. Ty still feeling like hes not good enough. I look forward to the next book in this series.
Marran
Im sorry wanted I to like this I really did but its bad..really,really bad...

had I read this as a first book/try I would never have tried another of her books..wich would have been a shame because that way I would have missed out on the Sullivan series...

Im not giving up on Bella Andre I will absolutley try more books..
Liz
Jan 24, 2014 Liz marked it as to-read
Didn't finish it. He was a jerk. And her goal was to reform his bad-boy image. So she has sex with him at a party, where they could easily be caught. Kinda defeats her whole goal.
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Aug 10, 2010 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of contemporary romance who are not so choosy about quality
Shelves: romance, read-in-2010
I was so happy to find this in my snail-mailbox that I read it right away.

The best part about the book was the sex (not love) scenes, they were well-written, hot, and also served to move the characters' emotional growth along.

This was a fairly fun romance with a great plot; unfortunately, I never really warmed up to the characters. First of all, they hadn't seen each other for over 10 years, since high school graduation, when she gave him her virginity and her heart and had it broken in less tha...more
Calisto
Julie and Ty hooked up for one AMAZING night in high school but the morning after turned into a disaster. Ten years later, Ty is a Super Bowl bad boy hero and Julie is the image consultant hired to set him on a 'good boy' path.

Now, I think Bella Andre is a good writer. I like football and I like smut. So this should have been a perfect match. Unfortunately, Julie, who is supposed to be a professional 28 yo woman but acts like a hormonal immature twit with an extra dose of shrill. And really the...more
Booklover
This was a okay read,no conflicts between Ty-Julie,just that Julie had a crush on Ty in school and he thought she was too good for him but one night they both went ahead and Ty slept with Julie n took her virginity n said some hurtful things to her which made her vow she will never ever see n meet Ty again now its been 10 years,Ty is a Super Bowl player keeps sleeping around with strippers-groupies his pics are being posting in newspapers some lip locking n even worse

Then the team is taken up b...more
Jen
How fun! I was a little disappointed there wasn't more football action in this book - but the romance was Great!

Ty had just scored the Superbowl's winning touchdown - life couldn't get better than it was right now! Then he looked up into the crowds, saw the mess of blonde hair, and his hopes soared - could she have actually came to the game?? See his victory?? Then the lady pushed her hair back, and he realized it wasn't Julie - the one girl that got away 10 years ago. Day after day he thought...more
Kaycee Sapinoso
I am a huge fan of Bella Andre! I have enjoyed reading the other two books from her trilogy Bad Boys Of Football and this one was no different.

And aside from being a Bella Andre fan, I’m also into sports-centered books. In this book, it features Tyler’s story, the boy from the wrong side of the tracks who meets the girl from the right side of the tracks. And they have one night of explosive and mind-blowing sex.

My Casting:



Tyler Calhoun is the super-hot, sexy and the bad-boy quarterback for the S...more
Ann
Awful. I'm not a big fan of pure romance and usually get burned when I try one. This one was recommended. There was no plot here, not even much of any emotional depth from the main characters Ty and Julie. The characters never expressed the details of their past or the how and why of their childhood hurts to each other to explain their behavior in the story that kept them apart. Basically just numerous detailed sex scenes. The sex scenes simply repeated themselves each time, same wording, and sa...more
Emily
There was only one boy that Julie Spencer had a crush on in high school Ty Calhoun, and on graduation night he finally noticed her and she gave him everything she had to offer, and then he threw it back in her face and left her humiliated.

Ten years later Superbowl star Ty is in need of a makeover, his off the field activities have gotten him in trouble with the new owner and they want a image consultant to come in and do the job, when Ty realizes it is Julie he is on board. He has never forgotte...more
Robin DeJarnett
I've finally read my first trashy romance. Thin plot, transparent and unbelievable characters, and repetitive sex make this book more like a rejected porn movie script than a novel. I had to force my way through.

Good punctuation. I'm glad I got it for free.
Brandy *Ahviel*
This was a nice quick read. I like football and it really gave me a different view of what it must be like for a pro athlete, which is not to say that I already did not view them that way. But again it goes back to reading versus your mind belief
Annelise
Ive never been a football fan, though the boys always looked good *Yummmm...*
This book gave some insight in the game with a big twist of love, hot sex and some drama.
Loved it.
Kath S
It's a good story, but in the last chapters is kind of corny, and a little bit unbelievable.
Jae
Lots of hot sex. Other than that, nothing worth mentioning..
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Feb 24, 2012 Michelle [Helen Geek] marked it as to-read
Recommended to Michelle by: mary elizabeth wales
Shelves: sports
$11 for B&N Nook on 02/24/2012 [egads!]
Jill
Jul 05, 2012 Jill added it
I couldn't finish this one.
Rebecca Gould
was vert good. I enjoyed it
Lady Lioness
I know what you're thinking. Another sports book? Really?

Okay, here's what I was thinking: "God, I'm tired. I should start reading Blood Rights because Kristen Painter is going to be at Comic-Con this weekend. But I'm tired. And I don't want to stare at my computer screen while I eat my hot pockets. I don't feel like starting a new author right now. I just wanna read. I downloaded those football books last night. Because I liked the one I won, From This Moment On. I read the last one (Game For L...more
Starry
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Tyra Berger
Ok let me start this blog by say that unlike most of the women who write here I am a HUGE fan of football. I was probably one of the only little girls who ran around in a Vince Ferragamo( GO RAMS!) sweatshirt, I kept stats for football all through high school and thought I was going to completely loose my mind when I saw Ronnie Lott in the Denver airtport in the early 90's. So when I saw that we were going to be reading and blogging about Bella Andre's Bad Boys of Football this week I squealed l...more
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