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It was only meant to be one night. I wasn't meant to meet a handsome alpha billionaire like Grant Slate.

I wasn't meant to work the bachelor party. I wasn't even a dancer, but I couldn't tell my best friend no. She said I wouldn't have to do anything I didn't want to do. And there was no way I was going to be giving any private dancers.
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Kindle Edition, 212 pages
Published January 1st 2019
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Christine
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Arc review For honest review. Evie is a freelance journalist ,but when she needs money her friend Hailey asked her to go to work for her at a private bachelor party .where grant and Taylor have to have her for their games.Awesome story
Pegs
Jan 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Susan The Trucker
Jan 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
Hated it

The synopsis sounded great so I eagerly dove in. It started out promising.....and then went dark and off the rails. A second guy was introduced, she's apparently being held against her will, etc. I skipped ahead around 46% of the book, right to the end. Ugh.
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Carol J Baum
Feb 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
Not a good story

I really hate to write bad reviews but this book was really pretty bad. The story was so weird and nothing was ever explained. She never finished the story our explained the plot. It was just completely unbelievable and strange. Don't waste your time.
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Marianne
Feb 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
What???????
B.
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow! The Suspense In This Dark And Steamy Story Is Insane. Evie Steps Into The Rabbit Hole When She Agrees To Go Home With Grant Slate! Get Ready For A Crazy Ride.


Evie Johnson always plays it safe. Unlike her more adventurous friends, she has never had a one night stand and it has been a while since she has had a date. Unemployed for six months and with her savings nearly depleted, she cannot afford to go out. In college she had studied journalism and business and now hopes to be an investigativ
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Stephannie Tolitsky- Swoonworthybooks/EnticingJourney
Evie is a struggling investigating reporter and her friend ask her to cover for her at work. Sure that’s what friends do right? But when your friend is a stripper?!? That goes and does a lot more then stripping, I know because I’ve heard the stories. But Evie is strapped for cash so she agrees. Everything is going good, she is only suspose to pop out of the cake. But one guy Grant Slade a billionaire has his eye one her and wants more then a clothes on lap dance. What is Evie to do? He is extrem ...more
Renee
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review.

I read this book when it first came out as Alpha Billionaire. It took me forever to figure out why the story felt so familiar. This is the story of struggling freelance journalist Evie. She is in need of a way to make some money quick and her best friend talk her into working with her. This is where Evie meets Grant. If you knew or had seen Grant too you would know why she couldn't turn him down. One thing leads to another and th
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Karla
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC for a honest review.

I’m very conflicted. I loved it but then I didn’t. I feel so much. I felt the character development was there but then lacking. I felt lost but then I understood. I loved the characters then I didn’t. This book just took me for a trip. It’s not your typical JS Cooper book. It’s a separate cookie, but still worthy of a read. I gave it 4 stars because I enjoyed the angst and turmoil. I felt like the story could have been executed differently but it was still
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Julie
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW what a fantastic book intriguing sexy and brilliantly written gets your attention from the first chapter and holds it until you turn the last page. Evie is a struggling investigative reporter strapped for cash when her roommate Hailey who is a stripper asks her to cover for her one night at a bachelor party which pays highly little did she know what she let herself in for. She becomes the plaything of brothers Grant and Tyler who enjoy playing games but who’s who?? And what happens when one ...more
Amanda
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Playing games

This book was different from any other J.S. Cooper book I've read. It was darker and a little twisted. The story was also kind of confusing to follow.

Evie fills in for her friend and roommate, Hailey, to work as a stripper for a party. There she meets Grant and ends up going home with him. Then Evie meets Tyler and the whole story changes.

I really thought about not finishing this book, but I kept reading to find out answers to the many questions that came up. It was sort of confus
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Misty Warner
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. This book is on the dark side. Something different from this author. A definite page turner.
Evie's friend begs her to fill in on her at her job so she can go on date. Only she doesn't have your typical job. She's a stripper who makes good money. Five grand could do a lot to help her with bills.
Grant is attending a bachelor party when he meets Evie. He quickly realizes she is out of her element and comes to her rescue.
Definitely a book that wil
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Quincey Conway
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Evie a struggling investigating reporter covers for her friend at work, only to discover that said friend is a stripper who does more then just strip, what could go wrong its only jumping out of a cake. But when Grant sets his sights on Evie , she agrees to one night. now Grant and his driver Tyler keep playing games, given many chances to leave Evie doesn't take them. when her investigating skills come into play Evie is determined to play with fire to figure these two guys out, plus who can wal ...more
Jean
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing Storyline

Dive helps her friend out by doing her job for one night there she meets Grant and goes home with him even though she has never had a one night stand, there she meets Tyler and what happens next is a story in it's self. This book has many twists and turns along with a dark theme but it is so well written by Jamie. I definitely recommend this book as it will keep you reading to the last page to see what happens.
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Carol
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Playing with Fire

You will be like, What the heck! Is this a true Happily Ever After story for Evie, or a What in your ever Lovin mind did you get yourself into? I was so caught up in this story, between Grant, Evie and Tyler that, even reading it I wasn't sure if she was dreaming, it was all real, or was I reading into it all. Enjoy this story, I certainly did, never knew what was coming next🤔.
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Sara
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC for an honest opinion. This story was a bit dark. Evie, a naive girl, wants to be an investigative reporter and gets caught up in dangerous games. Grant & Tyler are dark characters that have the reader on edge, trying to figure out what they are up to the whole time. It was entertaining but I felt like it ended abruptly.. I would have needed a little more wrap up to the story. It was still an entertaining story.
Belinda
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story was dark. I read it in the 7 Nights of Sin Box set which I recommend highly. Two brothers pick up women and play mind games with them, but they met their match with Evie. Evie meets Grant & goes in for a one night stand and from there the confusion, darkness, and WTH moments start. I must say that it kept me on the edge with the betrayals, lies, and warnings from outsiders. This is a very different type of story but a very satisfying one.
BP34
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Evie, Grant and Tyle will keep you mesmerized. What a whirlwind read. Fast-paced and, full of steamy action guaranteed to keep your Kindle on fire. Well written with interesting characters and an entertaining, sexy read. A little dark, a little thriller and a little crazy. I read a reader copy and voluntarily chose to write a review.
Believe The Read
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!

This was a mind bender with out going overboard! I was ready for the story to take even more twists and turns but it thankfully ended and very tastefully I think too!! It really kept my attention and had me wanting more and I'm so glad I read it!! I suggest it to anyone who wants a little dark to their blissfully normal.
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Heather Miller
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Playing with Fire was a very intriguing read. It's a bit different than I expected it to be especially with the love triangle with the two guys. Evie seems a bit loose ...lol
BUT it was a fun, sexy read that makes you keep reading to find out what happens next.
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Veronica Mostel
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow

What a book. I can't believe how much trouble it started out for her. She fills in for her friend and it gets worse from there. She finds out alot about them and fall's in love. What a book
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Tianna Croy
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Things are certainly not what they seem at the Slate Manor. I'm still left with a what the heck feeling. Such terrible lies and deception. Games that go wrong. Animal attraction. Friends that are not trustworthy. It's all enough to make for a suspenseful story ...more
Chica
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a good short read. I read it in a few hours but I enjoyed every single minute! This story was very different to Mrs. Cooper's other books but I was very impressed with dark and steamy scenes. Get your copy and you won't regret it ;) ...more
Sherry Patrick
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book is definitely not what I was expecting. I finished it but only because I skimmed over parts just to see how it would end. Sad that my second J.S. Cooper book was so weird and disappointing. I hope the others aren't like this. ...more
Cindy
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Not one of my favorite books by J.S. Cooper. I found the story a little hard to follow.
Cassi
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Ummmmm......

I thought this one was going to be good but I hate to say this but I didn't like it. One night stand turns into her not leaving and it just get to confusing for me.
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Landy
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I love this author books. This one was ok. It don’t really hold my attention. I skipped to the end.
After she left with him.
Joy Greenwood
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve read this book but the older version, but because I read the older one a while ago, it was like reading it all new again.
Candice
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This wasn’t a bad book. You get the HEA your looking for. This book was a bit different than the others I’ve read from her but I still enjoyed it. Excited to see what else she comes out with.
cjflick
Jan 13, 2019 rated it liked it
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