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Play Hardest

(Hot for Him #3)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  177 ratings  ·  42 reviews
WARNING: Contains two sexy as sin, filthy-mouthed, dominating, rock hard alpha males. Read at your own risk.

Trusting him is the biggest play he’ll ever make…

Jordan Barr is in deep. He can’t get Eric off his mind, and he’s consumed with wanting the sinfully sexy man. But there’s more at stake now than the pro quarterback ever bargained for. It’s not just his or Eric’s heart
Kindle Edition, 94 pages
Published February 1st 2016
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5+++++++ stars for this series

Woow I loved this series. It was hot, well written, the romance was so sweet.

Eric and Jordan are rival NFL Players who have known each other for years but are not on friendly terms. They are in the closest and Eric has lusted after Jordan for years, so when an opportunity presents itself he takes the chance and kisses Jordan then leaves him hanging. Jordan decides to go after Eric to punish him for just leaving after the hot kiss, when he arrives at Eric’s house the
Sybil aka Lala
Jordan and Eric are both star quarterbacks for their respective major league football teams. Both have been harboring a secret lust for the other for years. It seems perfect right? It could be, but both are still stuck smelling old gym socks in the closet and with both their teams embroiled in a match fixing scandal, it would be a disaster to even be seen together. But when the fates conspire and both end up in locked in the darkened room of a TV studio, the sexual tension of their chemistry cau ...more
This series was a fun one. Mostly it's just about these two hot alpha males having steaming hot sex - which yeah HOT - but there was some plot to it and some romance. When it is revealed who the blackmailer is, what happens is a tad OTT mostly for drama's sake, but i wasn't expecting much different from this series. Because while I've enjoyed it, it isn't an exemplary piece of writing. It's good, but not amazing, imo.

Jordan and Eric had a great connection though, I got to read some fun, hot smex
Touchdown!! 5 Stars for the finish!!!
This is an excellent story and this third installment just ties it all up in a nice package!

Eric and Jordan have been fighting against a blackmailer since someone spotted them together on a balcony. It seems the blackmailer has taken it to the next level now as Eric ends up in the hospital after his helmet failed on the field. Jordan takes the initiative to reach out to an old flame who is a detective to see if he can figure out who is after them and why. Y
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Finally! I have been so anxious to see the conclusion of Jordan and Eric's story. The suspense from the vicious cliffhanger ending in Play Harder was giving me anxiety.

Just when you think you know whats going on, you realize you have no idea.

Jordan and Eric's love just couldn't be ignored. It couldn't be silenced. Despite blackmail attempts, their own fears and insecurities that were keeping them in the closet they couldn't stay away from each other or keep their hands off each other. After a n
Lora Borzelleca
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
The my eyes...took a weird turn. I was not expecting who the main blackmailer was and the reasons behind it. Kind of caught me off guard and I didn't know how to process it. I also felt that I didn't get enough out of the reasons and I wanted more of that. More explanations. I cant dive anymore into what I wanted because that would give the whole thing away. Anyway...I really did love Eric and Jordan together...I wanted more of them. Their sex scenes were fantastic....I wanted to be t ...more
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
This is the last part of the series and it does not disappoint in the slightest. We get hot action between Eric and Jordan, we finally find out who has been blackmailing them and we find out if they get the happily ever after that they both deserve.

Some of the terminology will be lost on you if you do not follow the sport the character play (like myself) however their profession is only really in the background for most of the series.

I really enjoyed this series and look forward to reading more
Bert Z
Oct 23, 2016 rated it liked it
The third book of this mm erotica series really delivered the goods (pun intended). While it only features 1 love scene it's incredibly pornographic and extreme, which as I always say is exactly how erotica should be, who wants to read erotica that only goes halfway? I know I sure don't!

The resolution of the story is interesting if not a little obvious, I actually picked who the person blackmailing Eric and Jordan was in the first book, it was obvious but the way it was written and came out was
T.L. Travis
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Stellar series!

I couldn't put them down once I started. Loved the twists and turns and challenges they had to overcome. Highly recommended!
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Play Hardest is the third and final installment in the Hot for Him series from J.T. Fox. This installment picks up after the events of the first two books and needs to be read in order as it is the continuation of Jordan and Eric's story. After how the last installment ended, I couldn't wait to get more of these two. I needed to know what happened, and I enjoyed seeing more of these two sexy guys.

Jordan and Eric have been trying to figure ou
~lil maso~
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the Final in the Hot for Him series, and is by far my favorite!

Play Hardest picks up right where Play Harder left off. Sitting in the waiting room of the hospital waiting for the answers to Eric's injuries.

With the fear of the unknown with Eric's health, Jordan is finally ready to admit to himself that Eric holds his heart and stop being so scared of a HEA.

Jordan knows that no matter what happens from here on out, he wants Eric by his side and will do whatever it takes to keep him saf
Tiffany Readz
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-romance
Loved it! For the third time, J.T. Fox packed a little book with a lot of punch! In this final installment of the Hot for Him series, we run the gamut of emotions until the very last page. This review may spoil books one and two.

"No matter how much it hurt to imagine Eric behind the blackmail threats, it had also been a relatively easy way out. Being all the way in had just been too damn scary." ~ Jordan

We pick up right where book two ended with Eric in the hospital and something very shady is g
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a finish! This game couldn’t get any hotter than it did in this final installment! Play Hardest picks up immediately following the shocking conclusion to Play Harder. In an interesting turn of events, Jordan decides to get a detective involved in the blackmail case, and he turns to no other than his ex, because there isn’t enough already going on in this book (right?). However, ex is a pretty nifty fellow, and he steps right up to do what he can.

The ending felt a little rushed to me, but no
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
This is the third and final book in a hot and suspenseful M/M serial series. The title of the Series, Hot for Him is perfect for these two steamy football players...

Play Hardest starts where Play Harder ended, with me saying oh, fuck...shits getting serious now. Jordan and Eric need to discover who is blackmailing them. Now. Their relationship and careers are on line and it's time to end this before it's too late.

Jordan and Eric don't want to lose what they have worked so hard for and its just
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥

If you haven’t read the first two installments then please stop reading because this review could spoil parts of the previous books. You have been warned plus these two are hot, let me make sure you understand this, these two are so fucking hot you want to be a fly on the wall when these two go at each other. I loved Eric and Jordan and the way they had this connection for so many years but had only recently acted on it. Did they play games at first? Yes and that
Love Bytes Reviews
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Heart Review by Amber

I, without a doubt, thoroughly enjoyed book 3 in this fantastic series. However it was not my favorite. I sort of feel like this could have been a two book series. Although I do get the need for all the sappy happily ever after business.

In book 3 Jordan and Eric try to maintain a united front to stop the blackmailer but obstacles keep getting in their way. Eric tries to do a good deed but miscommunication and suspicion hinder these two from exploring the emotional connecti
" Time had a funny way of changing a heart. Especially when that heart now belonged to someone else."

This is the final part in Eric and Jordan's story. The black mailer is being more vicious and demanding and we finally find out who it was. And things with Jordan and Eric heat up and get much more swoon worthy. All questions are answered and problems solved.

"Because he wanted Eric, all of Eric, with a ferocity he'd never felt before. This was what he had simultaneously craved and feared his en
Sofia Almiroudis
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a phenomenal ending. This series kept me asking WHO, who is behind the blackmailing? The blackmailer is now getting a little more dangerous, the threats becoming life threatening. Eric's helmet was tampered with landing him with a head injury. Things just got serious. At that moment Jordan knew he couldn't live without Eric and was finally ready to let all his feelings known. Ready to risk it all, Jordan is there to help Eric recover when he gets home. While growing together as a coupl ...more
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Play Hardest is the conclusion of the Hot For Him serial. Honestly, I'm seriously going to miss Jordan and Eric! I couldn't get enough of them. The chemistry between these two smoking hot alpha males is unmistakable. Their growth individually and as a couple really shows in this installment. Jordan finally comes to the realization that he's scared of the feelings he has for Eric but will he let that keep him from true love? After the incident at the end of book 2, Eric is on the road to recovery ...more
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
I have read the trilogy of these books and I can honestly say it's a lovely series....

Jordan and Eric's story finally has closure but what I'm not saying you will have to read for yourselves.
It's not the best M/M I've read but it's up there with my very good listing, it has hot steamy moments that get you hot under the collar which to me is a sign of a good author. The plot was clever, which some books in my mind you don't get, so that was refreshing.
I loved both these characters for different r
We like it big book blog
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this miniseries! It had it all! Sex, drama, scandal! And just enough of it all leaving you wanting more after each book!
I loved Jordan and Eric's journey throughout it all. What I enjoyed the most was seeing Jordan's character grow and change.
He was so closed off to any feelings for another person. Seriously living in the closet. Or just plain and simple denying himself the pleasure of another person in fear of getting caught.
Eric was cautious but at his stage of his
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this miniseries! It had it all! Sex, drama, scandal! And just enough of it all leaving you wanting more after each book!
I loved Jordan and Eric's journey throughout it all. What I enjoyed the most was seeing Jordan's character grow and change.
He was so closed off to any feelings for another person. Seriously living in the closet. Or just plain and simple denying himself the pleasure of another person in fear of getting caught.
Eric was cautious but at his stage of his
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, adult, m-m
The final instalment of the Hot for Him series, Play Hardest is the climax to the trilogy. We catch up with Jordan and Eric as Eric recovers from having an accident whilst on the pitch. Jordan is desperate for him to recover, so he can apologise for being an ass. Jordan makes peace with aspects of his past, and helps him to take a step forwards with Eric.

This whole book is the one to wrap up the series and to cement Jordan and Eric's relationship. Of course, one of the things that needs to be s
Meledy Blumberg
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: to all my book friends
J.T Fox did it again love this series. You have two pro football players that love each other but are on different teams and a pshyco blackmailer after them can they learn to love each other or well outside forces tear them apart. Jordan and Eric are trying to figure out who is blackmailing them when Eric gets hurt and Jordan finds out that someone tried to kill him Jordan finally figures out that love is more important then anything and if Eric survives this he will keep them together some how. ...more
I can't believe that this is the end and what a beautiful ending it was. I absolutely loved Jordan and Eric's story and it will be sad to see them go.

After the end of Play Harder, I had to dive right into this story to find out what was going to happen next. That cliff hanger was a nightmare! But it was so worth it. I was a little shocked by the outcome of the blackmailer reveal. But it made sense when looking back over the whole story. However I just couldn't understand how they could be so cru
Laura Smith
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC given by the author for an honest review.

This is the 3rd book in the Hot for Him series and is just as smoking HOT as the first two!

Book 2 left you on a cliff hanger so I was glad to get my hands on book 3 as soon as I could. J.T. Fox didn't disappoint in the slightest and the twists and revelations in the book will keep you hooked.

The Hot for Him Series has been a hot, sexy as hell, masculine roller-coaster and one I am so glad I had the chance to read. J.T. Fox has done wonders with thes
Misty - The Erotic Book Blog
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Jordan and Eric are back for one hell of a finale!

All will be revealed in this final installment and there are plenty of twists that you won't see coming. I couldn't put it down till I finished the last word and even then I still want more. I'm not ready to let these sexy football players go yet!

I loved everything about this book and this series. Love, lust, passion, and crazy hot M/M encounters coupled with mystery and blackmail - this story has plenty to keep you on the edge of your seat.

I def
Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
The third book gives you everything that you've been asking for - and more. You get to solve the mystery, obtain joy while watching Eric and Jordan explore each others' glory [holes] and feel excitement for these two guys who just want to play football and love each other.

Eric and Jordan build each other up and help each other down....oh man, the puns write themselves. This sexy and sweet novella is a fun, flirty and suspenseful package - this is a well timed touch down! 4 stars!

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Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love Jordan and Eric... two super hot NFL players with super hot chemistry.... Play Hardest takes off where Play Harder ended... Eric getting hurt. Jordan realized Eric wouldn't be in on the blackmailing, but he didn't get a chance to tell Eric and now he's not waking up. Now the threat of being outed just got more serious with Eric's injury, and Jordan goes to the one person he never thought he would talk to again to get help. When the blackmailer is revealed, wow... just wow... what a twist! I ...more
The Book Fairy Reviews
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Perfection, I couldn't have asked for a better conclusion to a book that won my heart over and left it skipping a beat at the end of part 2.
Jordan and Eric are fighting for more than just their reputations they are fighting for each other and their lives. This book is exciting, passionate, funny and sexy. I love these guys! The twist when they find out who has been threatening them... WOW!!! Didn't see it coming. A must have.
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J.T. Fox loves white-hot, sexy stories about men in love (and in lust), rescue dogs, football, soccer, rugby after work, and long, lazy Sunday afternoons with friends. J.T. lives in the south with one alpha pug, two opinionated cats, and a partner who puts up with more than his fair share of crazy.

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