Playing the Game by Stephanie Queen

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From USA Today best selling author Stephanie Queen
2013 International Digital Award Winner for Best Contemporary Novel

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Superstar athlete Barry Dennis, needs to get knocked down a peg or two and Roxanne Monet thinks she is the woman to do it–
If she can keep herself out of jail after being accused of murdering her wealthy husband...

Since her disastrous marriage ended, Roxanne has sworn off serious relationships with men. Right now she has more important things to worry about, like being flat broke with no job and accusations of murder hanging over her head.
But when she meets the elite athlete Barry Dennis and he challenges her to a game of seduction, she decides to play ball. But the game turns serious and she unintentionally exposes the legend to be a flawed man.

Barry Dennis realizes too late that he picked the wrong woman to play games with when he decided to flirt with the enigmatic Roxanne. Being the best takes all he has. He can’t afford to let anything or anyone interfere with his first and only priority--Basketball. But as the attraction between him and Roxy heats up, he finds himself losing sight of his life’s game plan.

While the sports world’s microscope is trained on Barry’s game and the media hounds Roxanne about her husband’s mysterious death, the stakes are ratcheted up even higher when Barry’s young daughter, Lindy is injured. Roxanne gives Lindy the attention she needs while Barry struggles to cope with the demands of his new priorities.

Can Roxanne rely on Barry to do more than play ball? She takes the risk and gives him the last thing she owns--her heart.

4.5 Star Review--Romantic Times Book Review - Playing the Game
"Reading Queen is an absolutely scrumptious experience. Readers will fall in love, get heated, laugh and have an energizing adventure. The story has sublime settings, smooth writing that melds into a well-developed plot and characters who come alive like Pop Rocks and carbonated beverages."

Praise for Stephanie Queen's THE THROWBACKS:
4.5 Stars Romantic Times Book Reviews
"Boston comes vividly alive in the first of Queen’s Scotland Yard Exchange Program series. Grace is an engaging heroine with charm, humor and sass. Resplendent in rich detail, laugh-out-loud moments, a fast-paced plot and spellbinding characters, The Throwbacks is a stellar not-to-be-missed standout!"

About Stephanie Queen

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Stephanie Queen lives in bucolic New Hampshire where writing happy, snappy romances takes most of her time. However you can also find her watching UConn football and basketball games whenever they're on TV, and sometimes even in person. Right now, she's busy writing her next book in the Scotland Yard Exchange Program Series. Visit her website to learn more at or connect with Stephanie Queen on Twitter or Facebook
Published December 29, 2013 321 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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