Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Dirty Player” as Want to Read:
Dirty Player
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Dirty Player

(Rough Riders #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  1,237 ratings  ·  192 reviews
Sexy as sin Oliver Powell, MVP tight end, is used to getting what he wants. He's cocky. He's filthy rich. He's also loaded with a sizeable package below the belt that drives women crazy.

Plus, he's focused. The prize--a football championship ring on his finger.
His concentration on getting that ring is unwavering--until Shannon Hale walks into his life. Now the only game he
Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published September 13th 2016
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.01  · 
Rating details
 ·  1,237 ratings  ·  192 reviews

More filters
Sort order
3.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: I went into this one expecting a fun, sexy sports romance -- and that's what I got! I wasn't expecting anything deep or emotional, but just something to hit the spot after watching some football this weekend. I think it definitely helped that I went in with this mentality, so I wasn't disappointed. Is it going on my favorites shelf and going to be an automatic re-read? No, but it was good for what it was. It was pretty hot too! The drama towards the end caused me to r
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Stacey Lynn Fans, Sports, Romance
4.5 Dirty, Filthy, Revealing Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free-Limited Time 99Cents!!!
Yes, this book lives up to its title, Dirty Player...I guarantee it....and does it great, by the way. You will be given all the yummy, sexy, filthy, dirty, dirty times you could want...But don't be shocked or surprised when you get all of the other added pleasures of a well thought out story which will make you care about the characters...who are enjoying all those dirty, filthy, sexy times.

Now that I have your att
Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ❤️
The title is very accurate

If you enjoy sizzling, steamy erotic romances with a lot of dirty talk and even more filthy action, you will love this book. It is heavy on the sexy times and the story is good as well, though I would expect a more intricate story for a book this long (300+ pages).

The characters are well developed, even the supporting characters. The Hero is Oliver Powell, a 30 year old NFL star running back who wants to win a super bowl this year. He knows he only has a few more years
AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
HOT DAMN this book!!!
Shannon thought she had it all but her life crumbled fast when she found out her fiancé was a cheating bastard. She skipped town and left everything behind, moving to Raleigh near her brother Beaux (who is an up and coming Raleigh Rough Riders quarterback) in search for a new beginning. What she did not expect was to run into her brother’s teammate Oliver – best tight end in the league that comes in a full package of arrogance, surliness, and asshole with a capital A. Oh man
AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)
HOT DAMN this book!!!
Shannon thought she had it all but her life crumbled fast when she found out her fiancé was a cheating bastard. She skipped town and left everything behind, moving to Raleigh near her brother Beaux (who is an up and coming Raleigh Rough Riders quarterback) in search for a new beginning. What she did not expect was to run into her brother’s teammate Oliver – best tight end in the league that comes in a full package of arrogance, surliness, and asshole with a capital A. Oh man
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
☆I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!☆

3.5 stars!!

In entirety, I found this book to be 'okay.' It was good, but it wasn't life changing or amazing. Kinda fell into the book cliche of superstar bad boy athlete meets off limits spitfire female category and the rest is history after that.

I don't know. While I did enjoy the main characters' banters and interactions, something about this novel just could not surpass it being great to me. Was it the
Anne OK
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
HOT! And a fun-to-read sports-related romance with great characters - although at times I wanted to smack that football player for being such a rude and arrogant you know what! Written well and with a good pace that kept my interest throughout. The storyline is well-balanced with football, sizzle, relationship building and a very fine Epilogue to bring it all to a happily-ever-after.

Spoilers ahead, reading in progress, 2.5*

I'm having a tough time moving on with this one so far I've got

H/h meet he's a dick but he's attracted to her but thinks she's dating her brother
He fucks two women in the week since he's met her trying to get her out of his head, this is only mentioned not described
He finally realizes the truth and at a birthday party I think, in front of everyone she goes off with the known manwhore
They fool around and go back to his home to have sex
They agree to have se
Three Chicks
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
3.5 stars
Review by Jen Skewes

Shannon and her brother Beau have always been close. Growing up she was more of a mother to him than a big sister. Their mother worked two jobs to be able to provide for the two of them. So Shannon stepped into the role of a mother. She gave up so much to be there for her brother, to be the one to take him to football and make sure he achieved his dream of playing pro football. When Shannon catches her fiancé with another woman she packs her things up and hightails i
Jessica Alcazar
Well now ... this is going to sound bad, but the book really didn't have anything new to it but I still enjoyed the heck out of it. It had a really good proportion of sexy and romance and sport and family and friendship. The story's been done a million times before and it's a bit of a cliche, but what stood out was Oliver and Shannon as characters. So altho the story line is not something new, they were refreshing to read because the sparked all the time. When they interacted in any way it was j ...more
Nicole P
This book should have been titled Dirty Sex. First time reading a Stacey Lynn book, and my oh my, does she know how to write a scintillating hot story. Shannon is starting over after catching her fiancé cheating on her. She moves closer to her brother who is the new starting quarterback for the Rough Riders, which is an apt name considering what one of their players can do (most probably all of them;). She's not looking for anything except to establish herself and regroup. She didn't count on th ...more
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Click here for the Giveaway:
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Shannon Hale knows what she wants in life. Or so she thought.

But one cheating fiancé and shredded wedding dress later, she skips town desperately needing a do-over. So she moves in with her brother, the new quarterback for the Raleigh Rough Riders, starts her own business, and vows to live by her own rules and no one else’s.

Oliver Powell is a man who always gets what he wants. As the sexy as sin MVP Tight End, he’s arrogant. He’s loaded.
Christy Pastore
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-reads
I devoured Dirty Player! It was all kinds of fun. Shannon and Oliver have sizzling chemistry- I'm surprised my kindle survived this story and didn't combust into flames. I miss them already.

Stacey Lynn scored on all levels with this sinfully sexy and fun read. It was so much fun to lose myself in the pages of this. It's no secret this book is HOT HOT HOT HOT... did I mention it was hot? Here's the thing, Dirty Player is layered with lighthearted and passionate moments too - these characters hav
J.E. Benoit
Sep 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of The Book Boyfriend Addict ( A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

There was a pull between us, magnetic and strong and fierce. Neither of us necessarily wanted it, but it also couldn’t be denied.
Running was futile.
Burning it out, impossible.

It’s the start of the 2016-2017 football season so what better way to kick off the season than to read a deliciously dirty, sweet and fun football romance? That’s exactly what S
Mollien Fote Osterman
Title: Dirty Player
Series: A Rough Riders Novel
Author: Stacey Lynn
Publisher: Stacey Lynn
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: September 12, 2016
Genre(s): Sports Romance
Page Count: 193 pages
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Shannon Hale knows what she wants in life. Or so she thought.

But one cheating fiancé and shredded wedding dress later, she skips town desperately needing a do-over. So she moves in with her brother, the new quarterback for the Raleigh Rough Riders, starts
Danielle from Short and Sassy
Aug 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!!

There are 2 of my favorite things that made me love this book. 1- football and 2- Stacey Lynn's writing. She is one of my favorite authors and this book was so good!!

Shannon moves to Raleigh, NC to be near her baby brother who is now playing for the Raleigh Rough Riders. She has always been super close to him, so when he was traded and her relationship fell apart, it only made sense to move to where he was. On one of her first nights in Raleigh, she meets her brother's teammate Oliver
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided via Social Butterfly PR***

I enjoyed this book. I thought it was a lot of fun, and I liked Shannon and Oliver, even if they were a little cliche, it still worked and I was ok with this. He is a football player, and there are certain parts of that lifestyle and are going to be in books about sports hero, so when they are there, it is ok.

Oliver has been burned in the past. Shannon has as well, so an initial night, that turns into a month, that turns into more was a progression that
Socially Book Nerd
Aug 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given a free copy for an honest review. Since its so early and the Blurb is still TBA... I'm just gonna comment with ONE word...... F*CK! (it's that good)
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library, 2019
Maybe it's my mood - but - I really liked this book! (I don't think it was just my mood.)

These are really great characters!
Shannon and Oliver are fantastic - even with the name Oliver which I had some difficulty with because of the person I know who is Oliver and 🤢

These were my tweet thoughts while I was reading

TBH my "biggest" issue was (view spoiler)
Loved it! Redeemable cocky dickhead. And another football romance hit! I loved these two characters and heroine's brother. I hope he gets a book of his own as well.

And it absolutely lives up to its title. Dirty smut!
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Oh my wow, this story is WONDERFUL! Stacey Lynn is one of my favorite story tellers - I love the cadence of her writing! I started off not really liking the story; I didn't feel a connection between Oliver & Shannon, and part of that is intentional, I think, because of the parameters they'd set up in their relationship.

The turning point, when it came, was done so subtly that I didn't realize it was happening. Just, all of a sudden, I truly felt INVESTED in their relationship, and became mor
Books Laid Bare
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kicking her cheating ex to the curb, Shannon packs her bags and leaves town, deciding that she needs a fresh start and an opportunity to spread her wings.
Her brother Beaux has always been able to rely on his sister, she practically brought him up, foregoing everything she had to in order to ensure that he was able to achieve his goals, and now he is the star quarterback for the Raleigh Rough Riders, he is ready to repay her dedication, so unbeknown to her he buys her a property and gives her the
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review of Dirty Player by Stacey Lynn

Review done for Hooked on Books & CherryOBlossoms Promotions

4 out of 5 stars

Shannon Hale has had to grow up faster than anyone else her own age. When she was a teenager, her mom got sick and Shannon was left to take care of her and look after her younger brother, Beau. She put all her dreams on hold to help Beau achieve his dream of playing in the NFL.

Being around football players most of her life, Shannon knows better than to get involved with one. They
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-challenge
Really enjoyed this book. The characters are awesome and I cannot wait to read more.
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fmr-reviews
4 stars

There wasn't much about this story that I didn't enjoy. The progression of it was so perfect. It didn't seem rushed or prolonged anywhere.

Shannon Hale did it. She made her brother's dream come true. He's a professional football player. Having just been drafted to the Rough Riders, they believe he could be the one to help take them all the way. She soon meets Oliver Powell, the captain of the team. He's cocky and has absolutely ZERO filter. He's known as the player of the team. He doesn'
Becky Rendon
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Do you like dirty talking alpha males with ripped bodies that will leave you panting for days? Do you like filthy men with filthier ideas for the bedroom? Do you like wild, limitless orgasms...? If your answer to any of these is no, you are looking at the wrong book.

You want hot unbridled passion...
You want a dirty talking man to heat you up before he touches you...
You want your fantasies to come true...
Oliver Powell is the man for you.

Hot damn! He maybe an assh@le. He may miss you off. He may
Anne Milne
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sports stories are fast becoming my guilty pleasure and this won didn't disappoint. I loved this story and all the characters in fact I'm not sure who I liked more Oliver, Shannon or Beaux. Shannon meets Oliver when she moves to be with her bother and oh boy do sparks fly. Oliver is a typical arrogant ball player their first meeting had me smiling yeah he was an idiot but she still wants him. They get hot and heavy pretty quick, prepare yourself guys you may need a shower to cool down. ...more
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We’re Totally Doing This!

Top shelf on my choice of reads!

Meet Oliver Powell, all buff, gorgeous, and absolutely crass. He likes his women perfect, and for only one night. Enter now, Shannon Hale...only she’s not dating the new quarterback on his team, she’s his sister! Eat your heart out Oliver, because she knows your game inside and out. Her sassy attitude keeps him on his toes, and his attention is undivided. She moved to town to get away from her ex, but what happens is way more than she plan
Lexi Cubbins
Super steamy sports romance!

I felt connected to Shannon on many levels, my relationship with my brother is very similar, except for him playing handball, not football.
Anyway, may I say holy hotness, it was super sexy! The connection between Shannon and Oliver was instant, the chemistry palpable, but what I liked most was their honesty. Together they got to be themselves and let each other in. Beneath the surface, Oliver turned out to be a wonderful man, it was hard not to love the way he was wit
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
3,5 stars. Nice, quick read. For me it was too much hot scenes. However, I appreciate that you can see that the story was well thought out. You can see a continuation of the events, situations and their consequences.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Hunter (Campus Kings): A Football Secret Baby Novel
  • Naughty or Ice (Buffalo Tempest Hockey, #1)
  • Harmony and High Heels (Fort Worth Wranglers #2)
  • Puck Me Baby (Bad Motherpuckers, #4)
  • Escapades (Trident Ink #1)
  • Playing Fate (Endgame Series #1)
  • Tackled by Love
  • The Hard Way
  • Sports & The Single Dad (Single Dads Club, #1)
  • The Season: Rush (Austin Arrows, #1)
  • Play Date
  • Diva in the Dugout: All Is Fair in Love and Baseball
  • Fighting Pride
  • Playing The Game (York Bombers, #1)
  • Boots and Twisters (Ugly Stick Saloon, #7)
  • Luke's Present (Morning Report, #3.5)
  • A Fighting Chance
  • Micah Rush (Wild, #4)
See similar books…
Stacey Lynn is the author of more than two dozen romance and erotic romance novels. Most of which have been best sellers on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks!

Follow here here:


Visit my Facebook Group where we talk about books and everything else that comes into our minds

Other books in the series

Rough Riders (3 books)
  • Filthy Player
  • Wicked Player
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »
“she was the sweet to my spice, the light to my dark. Every time I wanted to dirty her up, she made me want to slow down and relish the moment at the same time.” 0 likes
“Can’t you just go find another easy lay and fuck her out of your mind? Pretend she’s someone else? This has trouble written all over it.” I’d tried that. Saturday and Wednesday. Unfortunately I’d only pictured Shannon, and the women beneath me, their faces buried in my pillows, hadn’t helped.” 0 likes
More quotes…