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Release Day Launch, Review, & Giveaway: Game for Tonight: Karen Erickson



Game for Tonight (Game for It #3)
Karen Erickson
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Expected November 17, 2014

A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...
 


She'll teach him the art of seduction one play at a time... 

Publicist Aubrey Cooper never should have crossed the line. After all, pro football player Flynn Foley is her client. But something about this mouth-wateringly-hot, clean-cut athlete makes Aubrey imagine all kinds of X-rated fantasies. And it only takes one game-changing play―and one night―to turn the tables from strictly business to very, very personal… 

Flynn has maintained a no-sexy-distractions policy for his entire pro career. Aubrey is exactly the kind of distraction he was trying to avoid, and she's the one he can't resist. When the media catches wind of their naughty little liaison, however, Aubrey's boss steps in to make them an official couple. What Flynn doesn't know is that Aubrey is forced to fake the relationship―or lose her job. Now Aubrey must hide the truth…even as she begins to fall for Flynn.



Aubrey cracked open her eyes, studying him like he’d lost his mind. Which he sort of had—over her. He kissed her again before she could say a word, losing himself in her sweet lips, the soft little moans sounding low in her throat.

He liked sex. And he liked the woman in his arms plenty. So much, that he’d kept her at arm’s length for months for fear of falling hard for her and ruining his concentration. Besides, he wasn’t much of a rule breaker, damn it. If it was against company policy to date a fellow employee, then he wasn’t going to do it.

But screw it. He felt as if everything was uncertain right now, up in the air, unconfirmed. Walsh wasn’t talking—at least he wasn’t talking enough. The conversation they’d had before Aubrey had interrupted them had been full of nothing but a bunch of crap. Coach had acted downright evasive.

The vibe he was getting from his coach? He didn’t like it. At all.

He was tired of worrying about things that were out of his control. What was the big deal if he kissed Aubrey anyway? Maybe he could work her out of his system. Maybe kissing her wouldn’t be all that special and he could walk away from this.

Ha. Tell that to his overheated, turned-inside-out body. Flynn broke away from Aubrey’s lips to catch some air, though really, he wanted to look at her, memorize this moment when he’d first kissed Aubrey. Even in the dim light, he could see her lips were swollen, her cheeks flushed. She opened her eyes, the dazed look in them sending an arrow of arousal shooting straight through him, making his cock twitch. Pride suffused him. He put that look on her face.

“Flynn.” She pursed her lips, exhaling softly, the sound shaky. “What in the world was that?”

He smiled. She was a bundle of nerves, his publicist.  Always running around, a little manic, a lot frantic, riding his ass to do this, do that. She’d been harder on Hamilton, but that crazy guy needed someone to rein him in most of the time.

“I thought it was a kiss? Unless I’m doing it wrong…” A chuckle escaped him, and he hoped she was in on the joke.

“No. You were definitely not doing it wrong.” She blew out a trembling breath, her gaze cautious. “I just want to make sure we’re both on the same page.”

“Well, I’m pretty sure we’re on the same page.” Leaning in, he nuzzled her cheek with his, kissing a soft path along her fragrant skin until his mouth was on hers once more. “A shame you didn’t recognize it.”

She smiled against his lips, her fingers tightening in his hair. “I just thought…”

“Thinking gets you nowhere,” he whispered just before he took the kiss deeper, his tongue thrusting, his mouth devouring. She was a thinker, which meant she set her brain to smoking more often than not. And he wanted her feeling, not thinking or worrying.

He gripped her hips with both hands and pulled her in, wanting her as close as he could get her. This…thing between them had been brewing for a while, torturing him. She’d been by his side almost constantly the past few months, guiding his career, carefully preserving his image.

Every time he was with her, the scent of her hair drove him wild. The way he caught her looking at him, her gaze hungry, her lips damp, echoed an answering call deep within him.



The game was everything to him. Well she wanted to everything to him. At least for one night...


Aubrey Cooper, the assistant publicist  for the San Jose Hawks has a bit of a crush on the second string quarterback, Flynn Foley. But that is a bad thing since fraternizing is against the rules and frowned upon. And they are both usually responsible rule followers. Flynn has been focusing more on football than women and trying to avoid distractions, but he has a soft spot for Aubrey as well. 

"Instead of thinking so much, maybe we should relax and just...let things happen."

When they throw caution to the wind for one night, it has repercussions they did not see coming. Next thing they know they are strongly encouraged to continue the relationship for the media's sake. They are two people that are now in a situation that has potential to be really good or a big disaster especially since both parties are not quite aware of all of the finer details. At a time when he really needs to be focusing on his career, he is caught up in a media circus, rumors of him being traded, and secrets. And she is going along for the ride all the time feeling guilty, but powerless to fix it. 

Is it fake? Real? A novelty? When some people are pushing them together, others are pushing them apart. But with their jobs on the line and confusing feelings and not quite full disclosure, will they stay the media darlings or end up as the next big break up story?

This was a sweet, sexy story with likable characters. Flynn was just plain adorable and charming. A big, strong, sensitive, loving, protective hero with an endearing innocence to him as well. He was not well versed in sex and relationships, so it was fun to see him jump in and explore being in one. Aubrey was cute and likable too, but she frustrated me a bit with her secrets. Together they had chemistry, but were also very compatible and generally nice people who usually were usually in control and rational about everything. But they made each other feel, lose control, and learn to live for more than work. 

Together, they were slightly out of control, and he was loving every f***ing minute of it."

When she got near Flynn, she simply...felt. Everything. Not smart. Reckless wasn't her style, but that's exactly how he made her feel. 

I liked getting both points of view and seeing their worries, fears, and feelings.  And I enjoyed more with Nick and Willow (Game for Trouble) who were good friends to this couple, and also Jared and Sheridan (Game for Marriage). It was fun seeing their progression, as well as how they supported Flynn and Aubrey. I enjoy books about football players and this series is all fast paced, steamy, and fun. It has characters that you can't help but like and stories that draw you in with just enough angst to keep you interested. 

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Game For Marriage
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He’s going in deep to make her his…

Struggling artist Sheridan Harper never imagined she’d spend a sizzling night with Jared Quinn, the smoking-hot star quarterback of her local professional football team, the San Jose Hawks. And she’s even more shocked when Jared’s publicist offers her a proposition: a fake marriage to keep Jared out of the gossip mags. Being that close to Jared would be too tempting, so to protect her heart, she insists on secretly including a clause forbidding sex between them.

Jared just wants to keep his starting QB job and keep it in San Jose. His reputation as a ladies’ man has landed him in the headlines one too many times, but there’s something about his kind, passionate new wife that tempts him beyond reason. Any sort of intimacy between them is completely forbidden, but as their bodies fall in deep, will their hearts follow suit?



Game For Trouble
Game for It #2
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He’ll play dirty to get what he wants… Willow Cavanaugh would be happy if she never saw cocky football star Nick Hamilton again. Sure, their fling was the hottest she’d had, but he’s way too much of a playboy to settle down with one woman. Plus, she’s got her heart set on a piece of real estate for her catering business—and Nick owns that property. Nick may be at the top of his game, but all he wants is a second chance with Willow. When he offers to sell her his commercial space if she agrees to a series of dates with him, their chemistry is so scintillating that jumping back into bed seems like an inevitability. But Willow’s decided all’s fair in sex and blackmail. Little does she know, Nick’s playing to win…and she’s the prize.
Karen Erickson 
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USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read – sexy contemporary romance. Published since 2006, she’s a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She's also known as NYT and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy.
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