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Playing Dirty

(Risky Business #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  1,340 ratings  ·  146 reviews
Faced with a choice between bad-boy detective Dean Ryker and sexy power player Parker Anderson, Sage Reece fought the law--and the law won. But while Ryker's sizzling touch may rule her nights, Sage's days belong to Parker's cool, calculating intensity. . . .

Both Ryker and Parker are determined to protect Sage from a brutal enemy who'd use her to pay for th
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Forever
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Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
All hail the queen of the love triangle!! I CANT EVEN!

As I slowly recover from my six-hour reading binge, I have realized something. There needs to be a set of rules before starting a Tiffany Snow book.

1. Eat first.
2. Use the bathroom.
3. Make sure your clothes are comfy.
4. Turn off all phones and disable the doorbell.
5. Make sure your kids are taken care of and your husband is fed.

Once you open this book, forget everything else! Playing dirty is a fast paced, action filled, sexy-to-the-max type
Playing Dirty is the second installment in Tiffany Snow's romantic suspense series titled: Risky Business. I have developed a love/hate relationship with this series so pardon me if this review is ridiculously inconsistent...because it is.

I really liked the first book, even after the introduction of two romantic interests and a developing love triangle. I thought the romantic tension that played out among these characters was sexy as hell and I actually didn't mind the relationship drama. But
Apr 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I guess I have to read the last one now to see who she ends up with but, honestly, she annoyed the fuck out of me! Still Miss Wishy Washy!!

Even the two guys annoyed me this time too ...

But I am a glutton for punishment and fork out the $6 for the bloody book!!

S.M. West

The story picks up four months later. Sage is with Ryker and still working for Parker, although there is a distance between them. I really loved that the book started with Parker's POV. I hoped it would then be alternating POV's throughout but alas it then reverted and remained in Sage's POV to the end.

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This one got messier with the three of them and I had my moments where I was ticked off at Sage. Yes, she was really confused because she truly does have feelings for both Parker and R
Duchess Nicole
I'm always partial to Tiffany Snow. She's my queen of love triangles, and she does it up right once again. I have a feeling I know who gets the girl here, but it's always fun to be along for the ride. With this second book, we get a lot of romance with a dash of angst and a nice healthy helping of suspense thrown in for added excitement. Five big stars!!
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The first book in Tiffany Snow’s Risky Business series is on the edge of your seat romance filled with a lot of suspense. Playing Dirty kicks that up about 10 notches! I loved this book even more then the first one and I didn’t think that was possible!

Playing Dirty takes place 4 months from the end of Power Play and everything seems fine. Sage is still working for Parker who is no longer making Sage work crazy hours. Sage and Ryker seem to
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Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely could not wait to read Playing Dirty after the first book ended with a sort-of cliffhanger. I was on the edge of my seat with the first one, and hoped to find some resolution and closure here. Nope. Now, that doesn't mean it wasn't great. It was.

It has this nail-biting quality to it because you just don't know where the plot is going. I usually despise triangles, because it's obvious who she really loves and why does she have to be so immature and draw it out? Not the case here. In
Sep 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars!

Playing Dirty picks up right where Power Play left off and let me tell you, it takes you on one crazy ride. From the moment I started reading this book, I quickly found myself lost in the lives of Sage, Ryker and Parker. When we last left this trio, it was clear that Sage had made her choice. And while she’s happy with her decision for a while, she slowly finds herself second guessing everything. You see, Parker may have said that he didn’t want to be with her, but he wa
Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I finished Power Play, the first book in the Risky Business Trilogy not having a clear favourite guy. If I went for my cliché choice, then it would be Parker. But I also liked Ryker too. So, I'm sat firmly on the fence as we continue to follow Sage, Parker and Ryker wondering if I'll still be undecided at the end of Playing Dirty?

The time-line has moved on four months but we first get an insight into what the three protagonists have been up to in the intervening months. I found this little slow
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: angsty, love-triangle
This is probably a stronger book than 4 stars...but this is my review, and I'm...apparently...a wuss! I devoured the 1st book of this series, but this went slower for me. I actually read other books at the same time, because it was too stressful to read this one. Please see 'wuss' comment above. Anyway, I'm way to attached to one of the male triangles drive me nuts...and am reluctant to read the last of the trilogy. I'm not always mightily attached to Snow's female leads, becau ...more
Book 2 in the Risky Business series and the continuation of the love triangle between Sage, detective Ryker and accountant/business guy Parker. Maybe I'm still to hung up on the utter awesomeness of Tiffany Snow's Kathleen Turner series, but this one didn't quite live up to my expectations or to Tiffany Snow's usual standard of romantic suspense. I really liked the first in this series, but this one was just too much going back and forth between Ryker and Parker, and the "dangerous" scenes were ...more
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

In my review of the first Risky Business book, Power Play, I stated that the love triangle here didn’t bother me. There was a dynamic to it that felt very natural and real. Sage had been in love with her boss, Parker, for years. He had turned down her advances and she was trying to move on with Ryker, a man very much available and interested…even if her heart still had a connection to Parker. I got that. It made sense to me. And, it wasn’t the main focus of the story.

However, my thought
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book picks up right where Power Play ends so if you haven't read the first in the series trust me you will want to pick up the book or you will be a little lost. Tiffany Snow has a way of making me read her books even though I hate love triangles. Sage is caught between a man who has fallen head over heels in love with her and the man she has fallen head over heels in love with. This story take the reader on a roller coaster of emotions as Sage fights her attraction to her boss while she is ...more
Not nearly as good as I expected it to be.

1) One of the most predictable books I've ever read. Annoyingly so. There were maybe 2 parts in the entire book that caught me off guard but everything else was cookie cutter.

2)So much angst. "I love you- I hate you- I love you- I hate you." Come on folks- are we in high school?

3) Love triangle gone wrong. I had high hopes for this one but all the sling-shoting back and forth is testing my patience.

4) Sage. She's extremely naïve. She doesn't know what
Be warned there will be spoilers below
So Sage and Ryker have been dating for over four months now but Sage is obviously still hung up over the unattainable. There are several unflattering revelations about Ryker which we all know is all contrived to give us our final couple. I really didn't like Sage much in this book to be honest. It is dishonest to string someone else along when you really have someone else on your mind, who you really don't try and forget honestly.
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
edit 08/10/2015

Fantastic just the first one I dont know how i can wait for the next book next year!

August 2015 : Consider how the first book finished and how the extra chapter was (those who read will understand what I mean) its a long way till the second book!

I am still torn between those two!
Suspense action packed, mf,romance, funny, great book keeps you right in the story and you want more. Sage has hard decisions on who she wants to be with Ryker and Parker. Then when Ryker finds out about Sage's parents and what her actual last name is than Ryker is having problems on how to proceed, yet must keep Sage protected. Can' t wait to read book 3 as book 2 kind of ending in a cliff hanger. . . .
Tammy  Zautner
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016
I’m sorry, I'm not in the mood to sugar coat today. This review will be harsh in nature. There is no way around that. Usually I am more politically correct but this book tested every ounce of restraint I own.

Plain and simple, Playing Dirty was a huge disappointment.

I'll start with the men, the love I felt for Ryker and Parker has definitely dwindled since Power Play. Their maturity level around Sage begs to be forgotten about. Those two drove me somewhat batty; however, it was their heroine w
Christi Snow
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
My Review:
I'll make this simple for need to read this book!

OMG, I have never read Tiffany Snow before. None. No other books. You should also note that this is the second book in a series that probably should be read in order because it's a single continuing story. I didn't read book #1 and I'm still saying you should read this book (I would just recommend reading that one first. I have my copy on order, so I'll be going back and reading it as soon as it comes in.) Yes, this book was ju
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dean Ryker and Parker Anderson have both been vying for Sage Reese's attention, and she loves them both for very different reasons. She spends her days working with Parker and her nights tangled up in the sheets with Ryker. After being put in the friend zone by Parker, she decided that her chances with him were slim to none, so she finally decided to accept Ryker's invitation for something more. Ryker has made his interest in her very clear and is willing to invest the time necessary for a long ...more
Jeannie Zelos
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Playing Dirty, Tiffany Snow

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Genre:  Romance,

Well, Wow, just Wow... I felt breathless reading this, its non stop action all the way through. There’s still the swing between Ryker and Parker – and I still can’t decide which I like best. Neither can Sage, she’s been with Ryker for the past four months but still...inside she can’t let go of those feelings for Parker. She doesn’t have time to think too much about that though as once more she’s in danger. They bo
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the risky business series and all I have to say is wow! It picks up right were the first book ends.

Detective Ryker is in love with Sage but again Sages life is in danger from not only one potential threat but two. One is after her because of Parker and the other because of Ryker.

Ryker goes back undercover in order to help Sage but when she sees him with another woman Sage runs into the arms of Parker. As Ryker and Parker try to put their past behind them to save Sage
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Omigoodness, omigoodness, omigoodness! Tiffany Snow has blown my mind with the second installment of The Risky Business Series.

Playing Dirty is classic Tiffany Snow. The dialogue is witty, snarky, funny and emotional. Plus, no one writes a love triangle like Tiffany.

The story picks up four months after the end of Power Play. (Which, if you haven't read, where have you been? You need to read that first!) Sage is still seeing Ryker and their relationship is starting to get serious. Sage
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Playing Dirty by Tiffany Snow
4.5 Stars
I’m sorry this author can do NO WRONG in my eyes. I keep waiting and waiting for her to write a book that just doesn’t do it for me. And it just hasn’t happened. (Yes I know I have said that exact thing before BUT I swear it’s true.) Loved this book, love these characters, the twist and turns. The way this author does love triangles just blows my mind. I will NOT lie and say I have ALREADY picked my favorite male character (from book 1 I have loved him), som
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Talk Books To Me
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The second installment in the Risky Business series is just as pulse-pounding as it’s predecessor but ratchets up a notch in the steaminess. There’s action and suspense but the main focus in Playing Dirty, would be the growth in Sage’s relationship’s with Ryker and Parker.

Holy bats*!t Batman, the angst…the Alpha men…and a turn in the story that I have been tapping my foot to read! *I may have re-read that chapter more than once*
Tiffany Snow is absolutely “the queen” when it comes to writing love
Joy Novel Thoughts
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let's just start with the fact that Tiffany Snow knows how to write a love triangle and lots of drama!

I love Sage, I love that she doesn't want to be known as her father's daughter and wants to be her own woman. I have a love hater relationship with Parker and I adore Ryker.

I don't really know what to say in this review, without giving anything away. So let me trying to covey my feelings during this book. I was anxious through most of it, love triangles stress me out, I was on the edge of my sea
This one was just ok. It feels a lot like Kathleen Turner, only it pales in comparison. Also, the love triangle feels forced. I'm angry at Ryker so I'll sleep with Parker. oh, Ryker's good again. Back to him I go. It just didn't work. It Kathleen Turner I felt her angst. She didn't want a triangle. She didn't know what to do or how she could fix it. I feel like Sage doesn't love either guy enough.
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Every time I start a book by tiffany snow I worry that it can't live up to the last one, pahh how could it as that one was amazing. Then I get to the end and am floored as she knocks it outta the park again. I.'m not gonna say why I felt it was so good as I believe you should read it for it yourself. Amazing read!!! Gorgeous guys and a few surprises. Masterpiece!!!
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved the book, it's fast paced and action packed...... But hate Sage! I don't know why anyone feels sorry for her having to choose!! She doesn't deserve Ryker!!! He is hot, bad-ass & loves her!!! Yet she's happy to play both sides. And Parker, really, how many times can u screw over your best friend!!
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