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Play Fair

(The Devil's Share #3)

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4.32  ·  Rating details ·  866 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Guitarist of the world-famous rock band The Devil’s Share, no one would expect Jackson Cole to have a best friend who’s a girl, but his relationship with Bryan Lawson is too special to endanger with sex…until a different girl—the waifish nine-year-old who claims he’s her father—makes Jacks realize all that truly matters.

WILD. RECKLESS. IRRESPONSIBLE. A FATHER?

Jackson Cole
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Published April 21st 2016 by Borough's Publishing Group
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Dianne
Aren’t hot guitarists in a world-famous rock band supposed to be free-wheeling, party animals? Don’t they have groupies at every stop just dying to be another notch on their bedposts, or restrooms or broom closets? Color Jackson Cole, guitarist for The Devil’s Share a total stereotypical man whore. Well, make that former man whore as he finds a long distance best friend in Bryan Lawson, beautiful, and free-spirited Bryan, who doesn’t want another boyfriend.

It all began with The Knock on the Door
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Janja
Apr 27, 2016 rated it liked it


It was good but where is the angst in the story? To smooth for my taste everybody was perfect all in love,kid is like she lived with them for ever????
Short,sweet but nothing much to remember.
Sasha Marshall
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What do you get when put two of America’s most wanted in the same motherf@$kin’ place at the same motherf@$kin’ time? Just kidding, that’s Tupac and Snoop Dog. What do you get when you put two hot-as-f$%k commitment-phobes in the same motherfuckin’ place at the same motherf@$kin’ time? You get a very anxious Sasha, who wants to know when these two are going to stop being “best friends” and f$%k like porn stars… that’s what you get! You also get an insane amount of my kind of humor.
L.P. Maxa’s r
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Angela
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read. Jacks and Bryan’s book!
Melissa Mendoza
Title:Play Fair
Author:L.P. Maxa
Series:The Devil’s Share, Book #3
Publisher:April 21, 2016
Release Date:Boroughs Publishing Group
Genre(s):Rock Star Romance
Page Count:200
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Guitarist of the world-famous rock band The Devil’s Share, no one would expect Jackson Cole to have a best friend who’s a girl, but his relationship with Bryan Lawson is too special to endanger with sex…until a different girl—the waifish nine-year-old who claims he’s her fat
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Taylor Freeman
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 -4 stars.

Funny, sweet and relatively drama free.

I liked both main characters. I liked how they started off as best friends and the way they were dancing around each other. It was cute and I was routing for them.

There was really only one bit I didn't like and that's why I couldn't go any higher with my rating.
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Amandajane
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rockstar
This was great. Again this author has built a strong relationship between the H and h quickly without it being shallow.

Jacks, the guitarist, met Dylan's sister, Bryan, when they were at a festival in New Orleans in the last book. The band has now finished touring and are at a house in Florida together writing their next album. Bryan is finishing college. This book opens with Jack's and Bryan's text messages that they have been sending each other since they met. They have built a friendship and
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♥Trish♥
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome

This is the best series. LP makes the characters so real. It's sweet, sexy, funny and this book is especially heart warming. B & Jax are a phenomenal couple.
I hope we get Eric's story next.
I truly think LP knocked it outta the park with this book
Liz
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rock, rock-sets
Loved reading about Jacks' changing life. Another brilliant instalment, looking forward to reading Luke's story next!
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"From friends to falling in two-point-five seconds."

I've been addicted to The Devil's Share series from the beginning. The author wrote some amazing characters with huge hearts and hilarious dialogue. I felt their 'family' vibe immediately and as each band member fell, I did too. Of course they chose amazing women who only added to their close circle of friends making each book even better as their numbers grew. Play Fair is no exception. But I must admit, the addition of Landry, the nine-ye
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Lauren
I have read this story a few times but my review seems to have disappeared. As I have just re read this story, I decided to write another.

Play fair is book three in the Devil’s share series. I love this series but play fair is my favourite. Why? Because I love Jacks and want to steal him away from Bryan and keep him as my own. That being said, I love Bryan too. I could not think of a better person for Jacks to be with. They are perfect for one another. I loved that they started off as best frie
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Danielle Schmidt
A smile, laughs and tears

The title of this book is very appropriate because" playing fair" can be taken a whole a lot of ways in this book.

In book 3 It's Jacks story but true to form you get the whole Rocker crew. Jacks gets the surprise he did not expect...while trying to figure out things with his BFF.... Bryan.

Hold on to your hats people and grab a tissue box cause this book will grab a hold of your heart!!!! Do yourself a favor and start this series of you haven't.
Ceri Macdonald
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
I have loved ever second of this series so far and play fair is just as amazing as the previous two books.
I can't even say how much I love Jacks, he's witty, funny, sexy & cute as hell when it comes to his girls. This is one of my favourite best friends to lovers stories, it has so much heart in it and jesus did it pull on my heart strings. With each book I read in this series the more I love these characters and the more I want to read. I'm so in love with this series I can't even put it in
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Jennifer
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jacks turn

Such a good series and well written. Each story tells of a different couple and although you don't have to read them all to follow along, I would!
Clare
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG i really loved this one, This series is just so freaking good. Can't get enough of them.
Dina
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, new-adult
3.5
Sonia
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
love love love this book. jacks is such a sweetie. he is sexy, bad boy guitar player who used women, not caring about them at all, until he meets Bryan and everything changes, he hasn't gone out since meeting her and they became bffs. he would rather spend the night talking to her or playing video games than going out. he doesn't realize that he is falling for his best friend. Bryan is flighty in her relationships they don't last past three months. but when jacks calls her because a social worke ...more
Tracy
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
HOLY S*** LP Maxa has done it again!!! Fantastic is an understatement for this book, everything about is spot on...
Jacks is the guitarist of the Devil's Share, with gorgeous looks and band status, a total man-whore! Except with his BFF Bryan who is the younger sister to Dylan (who's seeing Smith, the bassist!). The attraction is definitely there but friendship means more, right?
Bryan has only actually met Jacks once at a show, but over time their friendship has grown and they speak daily! She h
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Tracy
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HOLY S*** LP Maxa has done it again!!! Fantastic is an understatement for this book, everything about is spot on...
Jacks is the guitarist of the Devil's Share, with gorgeous looks and band status, a total man-whore! Except with his BFF Bryan who is the younger sister to Dylan (who's seeing Smith, the bassist!). The attraction is definitely there but friendship means more, right?
Bryan has only actually met Jacks once at a show, but over time their friendship has grown and they speak daily! She h
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Julie
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Captivating!

Jackson and Bryan's journey started with a close friendship. Jackson is the consummate rockstar and self proclaimed "man whore". Bryan is a beautiful commitment-phob. Against all odds these two become friends after meeting through her sister back stage. Bryan's sister Dylan fell hard for Jackson's band mate but, Dylan has never been with a guy longer than 3 months. When Jackson's wild lifestyle catches up with him in the form of an 8 year old daughter, he immediately reaches out to h
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Amy Pedrick
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every book by this chick is like all my favorite holidays rolled into a big orgasm

There's a new rocknroll romance sheriff in town, and she knows her stuff y'all. Wear your helmet, seatbelts and keep your body parts inside the book at all times because it's gonna go fast. And you don't want to miss a single letter.
No synopsis here, you can that read for yourself elsewhere. Just know that these books are funny, each character has their own unique quirks, speech mannerisms and once you strap in, yo
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Obsessive Book Whore
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Devil's Share series and is Jacks and Bryan's story. I have loved Jacks from the beginning of the series, but I fell IN love with him in this book. He is amazing! He has such a tender heart and so much love to give it slayed me. And I must say that Landry stole my heart. I was a little (okay, a lot!) peeved at Dylan in this book. She was not supportive and although I admire that she was being protective in her own way, I just wanted to smack her. Lexi was hilarious ...more
Shanon
May 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Cute. Guitarist Jackson, major player, falls for his bandmate's girlfriend's little sister, Bryan (she is a girl, I promise). Develops as a friendship at first. But once a nine year old little girl is dropped off at his house because it is believed he is her father and her mother abandoned her, he calls his 'best friend' to come help him. Of course their friendship develops into something more, despite Bryan's past history of getting bored and dumping all her boyfriends after a few months.

It was
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Mayas
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Worth the freaking wait. Jacks oh my baby Jacks. DANG!!! I have so many curse words I want to say but him and Bryan are my second favorite couple in this series. Mother bear had heart and did everything to protect her baby. Blood or not family and family and like Luke said, they protect.

This was a great story of growth within yourself and accepting the past as a life lesson. Fighting for what you want and owning up to what more you have to offer. Togetherness and willingness to put someone besid
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Alyssa Soliz
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just keeps getting better

Jack's and Bryan are friendship/relationship goals. They are so adorable together as friends and as they slowly morph into more. His love and care for Landry and for Bryan is downright swoon worthy. And the way the rest of the band/family rallies around them all makes you wish that these people were real and that you could be a part of it. Loved this book so much.
Yoru
It was Brilliant ! Jacks is so cute with his girls <3 I love him <3 and the humor is really good x) Lexi, at midnight, become something else !! x)

I sooooooo wait for Luke's story!! :D

Rating : 5 (SuperRocking)Stars
Category(ies) : Romance, Fiction, Erotic,
P.O.V : 3 ( Jacks, Landry, Bryan)
Humo(u)r : +7.50/10
Steam : A lot of innuendo and Steamy.
Sensible subjects: Yes. Single parents, Drugs...
Cheating : No
Jasmine Roman
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great

Another great read I read it in one sitting couldn't stop reading I love that the POV was in all three characters it was special to do that. I cried like a baby on some parts got all steamy and laughed my ass off like the first two books. About to start book 4 will leave a review
A.M. Myers
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars for Play Fair. I've loved all the books in this series and it's characters. I kind of wish we could have gotten more background on Jacks and B, it all felt like it moved super fast and I just wanted more and I would have loved a little more drama at the end but overall, very good book. Definitely recommend!
Paige Whitecotton
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jacks......what can we say!?!?!?! He is hilarious and now he has Landry. Bryan is amazing with all of this change and she just picks up and her and Jacks just keep evolving into a great little family with Landry. Some twists I didn't expect but that is just another reason this book and series is great!!!
Ashley Thomas
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've read every book in this series so far...and I love it. Now I don't really enjoy the fact that the lead singer is getting another book because I'm really looking forward to reading Luke's story but that's alright I can be patient lol.
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