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Dirty Player

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  439 Ratings  ·  104 Reviews
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 wa
Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published September 13th 2016

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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
AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)
Sep 14, 2016 AC Book Blog (Anne Christine) 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
Sep 18, 2016 ✿ rated it really liked it
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☆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 Anne OK rated it really liked it
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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.

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
Sep 18, 2016 PBW marked it as to-read
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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 Christy Pastore 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 J.E. Benoit 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
Three Chicks
Sep 20, 2016 Three Chicks rated it liked it
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
Danielle from Short and Sassy
Aug 18, 2016 Danielle from Short and Sassy 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 Laura 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 Socially Book Nerd 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)
Sep 20, 2016 Carrie 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 Books Laid Bare 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 Cheryl 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 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-challenge
Really enjoyed this book. The characters are awesome and I cannot wait to read more.
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
Oh, my! Oliver you are a dirty, dirty boy!

The deliciously dirty Oliver also happens to be a sexy as sin NFL player!! On the outside he might seem surly (he had to earn the nickname Dirty Player somehow) but on the inside he is sweet and caring. He loves his family and his team but he's not really looking for love. He thinks all women are the same. They just want his money and his fame. They don't really want him.

Shannon is starting over in a new city. Her brother Beaux plays football for the Ral
Anne Milne
Sep 13, 2016 Anne Milne 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
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 Duzz 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.
Noa Shani
Dec 12, 2016 Noa Shani rated it really liked it
The best word to describe this book is HOT!!! i enjoyed reading it and had hard time stopping. i gave 4 stars and not 5 because i felt that the sex was too much in some point.
Taylor Freeman
Oct 10, 2016 Taylor Freeman rated it liked it
3.5 stars
3 stars
Sep 17, 2016 Lu rated it liked it
I liked this one. I am an NFL fan and a lot of football books don't feel authentic to me. It's like the sport is just a backdrop, but this one didn't. I liked the characters and story line.
Christina Oswald
Nov 03, 2016 Christina Oswald rated it really liked it
Loved this steamy romance!
Shannon had to grow up and take care of her brother while their mom worked. Supporting Beaux and his dream to become a Super Bowl champion became her dream.
After walking in on her fiance and another woman, she follows her brother to Raleigh. There she'll find herself again and support her brother. While at the practice field, she meet Oliver.
Oliver is a player. He doesn't do relationships. He's stubborn and proud. This needs to be the year they get to the Super Bowl.

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I am absolutely stunned speechless, desperately trying to figure out how to even begin to articulate how this book DESTROYED me. It ravaged me, tore my heart from my chest and ripped it to pieces, set it to flames, and made it melt into a satisfied puddle of goo all at the same time while begging for MORE, MORE, MORE! This book was PHENOMENAL. There's no other way to say it. It was breathtaking, stole the breath right from my lungs, an
Nov 21, 2016 Jennifer rated it really liked it
I loved this book. I loved the relationship that Shannon had with her brother and then her relationship with Oliver. Her and Oliver are perfect for each other and I loved them together.
Jan 18, 2017 Paige rated it liked it
Michell Hall casper
Oct 13, 2016 Michell Hall casper rated it it was amazing
I loved every dirty word and the not so dirty words!!! LOL!

I loved everything about this book from the plot to the characters created. The chemistry was smoking hot and the banter was so fun.

Stacey Lynn did it again!!! It was a fun sexy read without a lot of drama. It was just a fun romance novel with a whole lot of dirty!!!

This was a standalone in the POV of both the main characters. (which I love) I promise you won't be disappointed just grab a copy and read it yourself.
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