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Passion for the Game

(Georgian #2)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  4,666 ratings  ·  236 reviews
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Infamous for satisfying his limitless wants and desires, Christopher is a free man again. And this time hes on a mission to engage, deceive and seduce the one woman as ruthless as he is when it comes to games of passion

Far from innocent in the ways of men, Maria is one step ahead of Christophers every move. It doesnt mean she isnt enjoying every delicious look,
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 27th 2012 by Kensington (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
Sammy Loves Books
Hot Damn Sylvia Day....I Need a Cold Shower!!!

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 crimesbut they are lacking evidence.

Christopher St. John

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
Nov 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Oh Good Lord! I just have a word to summarize this:

I'm not going to talk about the story (which was amazing) or characters (who are all great) BUT I'll tell you, guys, that I was like this


and at 99% I was

the epilogue

My favourite part:

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Jun 20, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing

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!

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
I thoroughly enjoyed Maria and Christopher's adventures. Maria is the type of heroine I really like, sophisticated and smart. She was really the star of this story. I highly recommend this one.
Ana Fernandes
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
3,5⭐ ...more
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Debating on 4-5 stars. The plot and characters were good, but it lacked something.
Strange Grace⭐⭐⭐⭐3/4 (One Will Succeed, One Will Hang)
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In a nutshell; both our main characters are being manipulated by other forces to go up against each other. Maria by her stepfather, who has hidden her sister Amelia from her for years. Maria can only do his bidding, marrying rich and give her stepfather the money she inherited when he later has killed her husbands. All she cares about is Amelia, and hope to one day get so see her
Apr 15, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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
Oct 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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. ...more
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
Jun 26, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
S.P. Aruna
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica-romance
Very good read! Ms. Day captures the period with tailor crafted prose, a must for historical romance but difficult to pull off. For readers like me who appreciate that, they won't be disappointed.
And the sexual tension between Christopher and Maria is awesomely delicious!
Reading this was like a déjà vu. Probably because Ive already read the first book in the series. However, I actually like the main couple and the relationship between them. ...more
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Sylvia Day regency/Georgian novels are unapologetically lusty and sparkling. They offer a refreshing change from the simpering innocent heroines that dominate the genre, but give me the domineering heroes that I love. I read this novel in one sitting, enjoying the simplicity of the story and the development of the characters.

Both Marie and Christopher were likable and I enjoyed that their relationship went from lust to love. They were both unapologetic about their attraction, and this was
Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it
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Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Amy Littleford
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure I would enjoy this book because I didn't think the first in this series had the best storyline. Saying this, I preferred this book, the second in the series, a lot more than the first.

Christopher and Maria were so similar. The strength they both had and their reputations matched. Seeing them both resist their feelings for each other was very entertaining. A few instances I had to check the historical accuracy which ended up being completely accurate and left me in awe of Sylvia
Jamie Casey
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love a good time piece.

Sylvia doesnt disappoint. This was a well written story and very enjoyable to read. I fell in love with Lady Winter from the very beginning and kept falling more in love as the book went on. I loved her spice and sass especially in a time when neither was commonplace. Most especially for a woman.

I love the man that is outside of the suitable suitors. I like the underdog. How could I not love a pirate? At first I wasnt so sure but it wasnt long until we knew they would be
Pamela Fernandes
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is a hot read and very interesting for the first half. This is no sport. But its a romanced between widowed Maria and Christopher. I really forward to St. Josh's story in the series. He would definitely need a feisty partner. Throughout this book Maria kept blowing hot and cold and it dampened some of the romance since she couldn't make up her mind. Her step sister is her prime concern and she wants to do everything to protect her. The chemistry is sizzling but the book is not as good as ...more
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I actually really enjoyed this book (I typically dont read this historical genre type of books). I forgot how much I like Sylvia Days writing. The writing in this book was clever and witty. 4.5 Stars the plot was sometimes too much and the transitions of going back and forth between all the different characters was a little erratic! Still, great story and Maria and Christopher were actually likable. ...more
Stephanie Gilmore
Love it!

I have always loved historical romances and this book made me love them even more. Sylvia Day is on my top ten list of favorite writers. She knows how to make you feel you are a part of the stories she writes. She has a way of getting into your head so that you see every person, character and scenes in her books. I would definitely recommend reading this book. It's simply awesome!
Mylaine L
Feb 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
Admittedly I am not a reader who likes romantic or historical books. My poor rating may reflect this taste but I did enjoy other novels by this author and was expecting the same amount of passion and skilled writing. I almost quit on this book after the first 80 pages but I remained optimistic that something would happen to capture my attention but I was horribly wrong.
Ana Fernandes
Not sure why but this one.... I dunno. Didn't clique with me. I loved the synopsis and this should have been an instant favorite but it wasnt.
I loved the side romance, short though it was, and need an entire book on the aftermath (is there a book on Amelia?)
The main plot... it was ok. Not good, not bad, just ok. But the character are really fun!
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A pirate, a vixen, lies and betrayals...Of course, more corsets, carriages and sword fights...The 1700's aren't looking so bad... Christopher and Maria are mind numbing..."Allow me to perform a like service..."
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