#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown is back with a gripping story of obsession and its deadly consequences.
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...more
Another winner by Sandra Brown.
A standard SB hero, a little bit less standard heroine
What was nonstandard was the romance aspect.
(view spoiler)[A billionaire in a wheelchair pays a fallen athlete to get his wife pregnant. In an au naturel way.
The wife loves her husband. The athlete feels torn. They just want ...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...more
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 ...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
Griff is unlike any other heroes in SB novels I have read.
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 ? No.
The romance? Unusual. No hearts and flowers.
Surprisingly I really enjoyed reading this rather weird, a bit unrealistic 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 ...more
After several not so good books, finally a ood one!
I really enjoyed the twists and turns in the story! I loved how everything matched andhow the love story developed!
There's a plain villain (who I wanted to castrate!), the undecover villain (who I wanted to make tetraplegic!), the wronged hero (who I wanted to punch!) and the heroine (coereced by her love to act in a very improper way). WOW! What a mix!
Nobody is innocent here. Most of the characters are ...more
Can't win 'em all I guess \_(ツ)_/
This was more of a romance than it was a mystery or a suspense book. Which would've been fine if I was in the mood for it, but I really wasn't.
I knew from the get-go that that guy was a complete and utter lunatic, so there went the Mystery.. out the window.
As for the suspense, there was some, but I couldn't help but to compare it other SB books, and in that regards, I found this one lacking.
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 ...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 ...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
"I shall never forget the day Laura died."
This book started out so awesome -- like a fan fiction crossover, where bad boy quarterback Paul Crewe from THE LONGEST YARD meets stunning career woman Laura Hunt from the movie LAURA. Such an incredibly great, sexy premise -- just picturing Burt Reynolds and Gene Tierney making out with the shades drawn got me so excited!
Unfortunately, while the characters rock, the plotting and pacing in this book really let ...more
But Griff, the hero, was simply amazing in spite of being the biggest loser heroes I have read.
Foster wants to hire Burkett do impregnate his wife, Laura. Since he has no money and desperate, Burkett accepts and this is where the trouble begins.
There's a Dallas detective, Stanley Rodart, that's out to get Burkett for the murder of ...more
Yes, Sandra Brown is not always among my top authors (her novels are more miss than hit for ...more
I had to really think about this rating as was conflicted!
The romance/relationship that sprouted up between the H/h was so wrong, the H really shouldn't be defined as a Hero and although I felt sorry for Laura I could have easily slapped her some times, so why the 4.5 star rating??!!!............
I couldn't put it down - loved it!
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
Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including STING (2016), FRICTION (2015), MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), & LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011).
Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy ...more