Title: Filthy Player
Series: Rough Riders, #2
Author: Stacey Lynn
Genres: New Adult, Sports Romance,
Release Date: October 9, 2017
The Raleigh Rough Riders are back, and this time Super Bowl Quarterback Beaux Hale finds himself playing the most important game of his life.
Every woman knows Beaux Hale is nothing but a player. Yet the first time he walks into Paige Halloway’s restaurant and flashes his sexy grin, she feels a heat between them spark. Too bad he opens his mouth and ruins it.
He may think his money, fame, and sexy looks will attract any woman—but he’s wrong.
Paige doesn’t have time for a man. She’s too busy keeping a roof over her head and taking care of her father to care about relationships.
Lucky for Beaux, he’s a man who's ready to use all the plays at his disposal. He didn’t bring his team a Super Bowl victory by giving up at the first block in his path—and Paige Halloway has just become his new long-game.
Beaux also knows that sometimes, in order to win and claim your prize, you have to get a little bit filthy.
Filthy Player (Rough Riders, #2) by Stacey Lynn
Laura's rating: 4.5 of 5 iScream Cones
This is the first book that I have had the chance to read by Stacey Lynn and I enjoyed it immensely. I now need to go back and read book one in this series. Filthy Player can be read as a standalone and although it has characters from the first book in the series, I did not feel like I was missing out on anything. When I read the blurb for this book, I knew it was right up my alley. Sports Romances are one of my favorite genres. Filthy Player is told in dual POV, something that I really enjoy.
Paige Halloway never thought she would find herself back home under the circumstances that she is currently facing. Leaving a promising job and boyfriend to come home and take care of her ailing father never even crossed her mind. Now she finds herself exhausted, working as a waitress at a local grill and running her family's business, a local auto mechanic garage. Her father means more to her than anyone else and helping him is her number one priority. Something that does not translate well when it comes to the dating scene. Raised by her father, Paige has a lot of resentment toward her mother and trust issues to boot. When she catches the eye of hot-shot quarterback and top athlete, Beaux Hale of the Rough Riders NFL team, she can only assume he is the playboy portrayed in the news.
Beaux Hale doesn't frequent the Ride'Em Rough Saloon for the food, he has had his eye on local waitress and the star of his late night fantasies, Paige Halloway. Beaux is not your typical pro athlete, he actually has his head on his shoulders and his head in the game. Playing for a paycheck is not why he plays the game, he does it for the LOVE of the game. The paycheck, with all its zero's, is just an added bonus. Not to mention the fact that his team is Super Bowl Champions, something they plan to win again this year. Proving to Paige that he isn't the player/playboy that the news makes him out to be, may be his greatest challenge to date. Underneath it all, they are more alike than Paige realizes and Beaux sets out to prove to her that he is the man she needs, no matter how hard she fights it.
Paige and Beaux as a couple are awesome! I love how strong willed and protective Paige is of her father and that she wants to be able to care for him all on her own, no matter how hard she has to work to keep their heads above water. Asking for help just isn't something that she knows how to do. That is until Beaux comes into her life and shows her just how much help he can give her, but not because of the dollar signs attached to his name. Beaux's character is also not immune to hard work and determination. Raised by his older sister, he knows what it is like to struggle financially as well. The chemistry between the two of them is hot and Beaux's protective side is all alpha...something that I love!
Filthy Player is a sweet, sexy, emotion filler roller coaster ride with a bit of suspense thrown in. It can be read in a few short hours and will have you hanging on to every word. I was sucked in from the first few pages and could not put it down. Grab your copy today and settle in for Beaux and Paiges' story, you will not be disappointed.
4.5 iScream Stars
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Stacey Lynn currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.
She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.