After five long years in federal prison, Griff Burkett is a free man. But the disgraced Cowboys quarterback can never return to life as he knew it before he was caught cheating. In a place where football is practically a religion, Griff committed a cardi...more
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It’s that time of the year again the SUPER BOWL!!! Play Dirty was my pick for a football book to get ready for the game on Sunday.
Griff is the former Dallas Cowboy quarterback who has just been released from prison. He did 5 years for his dirty playing on the football field. He was being paid to throw games. We meet Griff on his release day from prison. Unfortunately, the city of Dallas has not forgotten how Griff disgraced himself and America's Team.
Right away the plot takes off because Grif ...more
After five long years in federal prison, Griff Burkett is a free man. But the disgraced Cowboys quarterback can never return to life as he knew it before he was caught cheating. In a place where football is practical...more
4 1/2 Stars - Stunning thrilling crime drama (with a nice romantic twist)
I was really impressed by my first Sandra Brown novel (Envy - 4.7 stars) just some week ago. When I saw this 13:40 hrs audiobook for Audible sale ($6.95) I couldn't resist. Even this time narrated by the amazing fantastic Victor Slezak. Just he alone is worth all those hours and $$$.
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Wow! I liked a "SB" incredible much...again
Quite scary, fast paced, heartbreaking exciting. All the time with a ...more
And talk about a lolwut premise.
Is he a loser? Yes.
Is he an alpha? No.
Did he make bad decisions that changed his life for the worse? Yes.
Are MCs relatable and likable? No.
The romance? Unusual. No hearts and flowers.
The plot? Unrealistic.
Surprisingly I really enjoyed reading this rather weird story that hooked me from page one. The author placed Griff in such an ill-fated situation that I couldn’t help but wholeheartedly root for him despite his many f ...more
After staying away from Sandra Brown the last few years, I was pleasantly surprised by Ricochet last year. So when my bookstore handed me Play Dirty, I decided to buy it, hoping that SB had returned to her previous sensual romances.
Well, I was wrong about the sensual romance. There is hardly any between the H&H so don't go buying this book expecting a good ol' Sandra Brown of old - the one who gave us the unforgettable Slow Heat in Heaven, Where There's Smoke, etc.
Having said that, Play Dirt ...more
Narrated by Victor Slezak
The operative word here is narration. In print, I doubt I would have even read the last half of Play Dirty. Featuring a former NFL star quarterback who served time in prison for throwing a game, a wealthy, slightly mad CEO confined to a wheelchair who wants said former NFL star to impregnate his wife the old fashioned way, a dirty cop determined to hurt that former NFL star in whatever way he can, and the CEO’s mostly likeable ...more
S. Brown is a talented writer. I don’t know what she was thinking when she chose this subject. Maybe she wanted to try something different. The only value I see is for athletes to learn from someone else’s mistakes. The hero Griff is a pro quarterback. He makes stupid choices. He does stupid things. He goes to jail. Everyone (the public) hates Griff for what he did. An evil cop is stal ...more
I most definitely enjoyed the book. I picked it up this morning and didn't stop until I was done. I thought the main character was drawn especially well. Griff is a former pro-NFLer who cheated, by intentionally throwing a SuperBowl game. His team lost, he got found out, he went to jail, and earned the undying hatred of NFL fans everywhere, but especially in his home state of ...more
Yes, Sandra Brown is not always among my top authors (her novels are more miss than hit for ...more
Bener2 bagus banget.. Walopun setebal ini tapi ga berasa boring..
Untungnya semua berakhir dgn bahagia bagi Griff krn bener2 nasibnya jelek bgt dr sejak lahir.. Sedih bgt bayangin kehidupan ky dia..
Berkali2 hmpr tercekat baca ceritanya..
Karakter Laura juga kuat banget..
Pokonya smuanya pas deh porsinya..
Top banget.. :D
SOA Listening Challenge 2012--Surprise by Quarter (3rd Quarter): Listen to a book by an author with at least 10 audiobooks on her backlist.
Playing Dirty was a bumpy ride for me at times because it took awhile to emotionally connect to any of the characters. The story is interesting and the narration by Viktor Slezak is excellent, as usual, but all the characters have major flaws, even Laura. Griff, the ex ...more
Out of prison, for cheating of course, dead broke, no friends, no prospects he gets ...more
Huii akhirnya baca SB lagi - seru deh yang ini
ceritanya si Griff itu pemain rugby jagoan, tapi terlibat mafia karena kecanduan judi dan utangnya numpuk, jadi ia bersepakat untuk mengatur hasil pertandingan agar timnya kalah
pas mo dibayar, eh malah ditangkap - dan dipenjara pula sampe 5 tahun
keluar-keluar penjara, Griff dikasi 'kerjaan' oleh seorang milyarder aneh
pekerjaan Griff - gampang-gampang susah loh..
menghamili istri si milyuner kyahahaha dibayar mahal pula
karena mereka ingin punya anak d ...more
This book had a rocky start for me. I had a hard time liking the hero, a star quarterback that throws a game to pay off gambling debts. That just didn't make him great hero material for me. There is a twist at the end that redeems him, though. I wish it would have been revealed sooner.
The heroine was somewhat hard to love in the beginning also, but again by the end ...more
This particular book involves an NFL player who has spent 5 years in jail for accepting a bribe to throw a game. He gets out of jail hated everywhere, n ...more
Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), & SMOKE SCREEN (2008).
Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since t ...more