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DOWN AND DIRTY Faced with a choice between bad-boy detective Dean Ryker and sexy power player Parker Anderson, Sage Reece fought the law--and the law won. But while Ryker's sizzling touch may rule her nights, Sage's days belong to Parker's cool, calculating intensity. . . . Both Ryker and Parker are determined to protect Sage from a brutal enemy who'd use her to pay for th DOWN AND DIRTY Faced with a choice between bad-boy detective Dean Ryker and sexy power player Parker Anderson, Sage Reece fought the law--and the law won. But while Ryker's sizzling touch may rule her nights, Sage's days belong to Parker's cool, calculating intensity. . . . Both Ryker and Parker are determined to protect Sage from a brutal enemy who'd use her to pay for their mistakes. Yet when the usually on-point Ryker is distracted by ghosts from his past, Parker seizes his opportunity to get Sage's attention--and keep it in ways beyond her wildest dreams. Now, caught between a mobster out for revenge and two men who were once best friends, Sage must play to win--even if it means getting dirty. . . .


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DOWN AND DIRTY Faced with a choice between bad-boy detective Dean Ryker and sexy power player Parker Anderson, Sage Reece fought the law--and the law won. But while Ryker's sizzling touch may rule her nights, Sage's days belong to Parker's cool, calculating intensity. . . . Both Ryker and Parker are determined to protect Sage from a brutal enemy who'd use her to pay for th DOWN AND DIRTY Faced with a choice between bad-boy detective Dean Ryker and sexy power player Parker Anderson, Sage Reece fought the law--and the law won. But while Ryker's sizzling touch may rule her nights, Sage's days belong to Parker's cool, calculating intensity. . . . Both Ryker and Parker are determined to protect Sage from a brutal enemy who'd use her to pay for their mistakes. Yet when the usually on-point Ryker is distracted by ghosts from his past, Parker seizes his opportunity to get Sage's attention--and keep it in ways beyond her wildest dreams. Now, caught between a mobster out for revenge and two men who were once best friends, Sage must play to win--even if it means getting dirty. . . .

30 review for Playing Dirty

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews

    All hail the queen of the love triangle!! I CANT EVEN! As I slowly recover from my six-hour reading binge, I have realized something. There needs to be a set of rules before starting a Tiffany Snow book. 1. Eat first. 2. Use the bathroom. 3. Make sure your clothes are comfy. 4. Turn off all phones and disable the doorbell. 5. Make sure your kids are taken care of and your husband is fed. Once you open this book, forget everything else! Playing dirty is a fast paced, action filled, sexy-to-the-max type All hail the queen of the love triangle!! I CANT EVEN! As I slowly recover from my six-hour reading binge, I have realized something. There needs to be a set of rules before starting a Tiffany Snow book. 1. Eat first. 2. Use the bathroom. 3. Make sure your clothes are comfy. 4. Turn off all phones and disable the doorbell. 5. Make sure your kids are taken care of and your husband is fed. Once you open this book, forget everything else! Playing dirty is a fast paced, action filled, sexy-to-the-max type of read. The underlying mystery is smart and will keep you guessing throughout. Sage is practically living with the bad-boy detective Dean Ryker and she’s still working with the intensely gorgeous Parker Anderson. Oh to have her problems…. Sigh... Well, man problems, that is. Sage’s other problems could get you killed. Events that happen in Playing Dirty will have these two guys joining forces to keep her safe. What transpires is a sexy confusion and a mystery that will keep you glued to the pages. 5 Fun, sexy and thrilling stars! T~ Follow us on KT Book Reviews Twitter Facebook Pinterest

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    ★★½ Playing Dirty is the second installment in Tiffany Snow's romantic suspense series titled: Risky Business. I have developed a love/hate relationship with this series so pardon me if this review is ridiculously inconsistent...because it is. I really liked the first book, even after the introduction of two romantic interests and a developing love triangle. I thought the romantic tension that played out among these characters was sexy as hell and I actually didn't mind the relationship drama. But ★★½ Playing Dirty is the second installment in Tiffany Snow's romantic suspense series titled: Risky Business. I have developed a love/hate relationship with this series so pardon me if this review is ridiculously inconsistent...because it is. I really liked the first book, even after the introduction of two romantic interests and a developing love triangle. I thought the romantic tension that played out among these characters was sexy as hell and I actually didn't mind the relationship drama. But after reading this second book, I'm kinda over it. I had more eye-rolls than I could count and I have come to the conclusion that this series is based solely on the love triangle with the suspense element being very secondary. I mean, even the climactic life-and-death scene was centered on the heroine's inability to make up her mind! And guess what, the situation was so intense that she had no choice than to admit who she loves more. Yay!!! But no...of course she can't trust her thoughts during a traumatic situation so we're back to square one. Seriously??? Either have a threesome or let them go find someone else because obviously there's no other solution. (view spoiler)[And of course Parker's not dead so fate didn't make the decision for you! That was a sad attempt at a cliffhanger BTW. (hide spoiler)] Will I read the next book? Probably. Truth is, something about this story still has me feeling engaged and eager to find out what happens next even though I can't stop rolling my eyes. Ms. Snow, either you're a genius at keeping your audience invested or I have more in common with the heroine than I'd like to admit because I just can't make up my mind. For what it's worth, I'm team Parker. My favorite quote: "Running for your life isn't the same thing as running for anything ever before. No matter what race I'd run as a child or teen, or how fast I'd wanted to clock a mile at the track, none of it compared to knowing that if I didn't go faster I'd be dead."

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mo

    I guess I have to read the last one now to see who she ends up with but, honestly, she annoyed the fuck out of me! Still Miss Wishy Washy!! Even the two guys annoyed me this time too ... But I am a glutton for punishment and fork out the $6 for the bloody book!! I guess I have to read the last one now to see who she ends up with but, honestly, she annoyed the fuck out of me! Still Miss Wishy Washy!! Even the two guys annoyed me this time too ... But I am a glutton for punishment and fork out the $6 for the bloody book!!

  4. 4 out of 5

    S.M. West

    4 STARS The story picks up four months later. Sage is with Ryker and still working for Parker, although there is a distance between them. I really loved that the book started with Parker's POV. I hoped it would then be alternating POV's throughout but alas it then reverted and remained in Sage's POV to the end. This one got messier with the three of them and I had my moments where I was ticked off at Sage. Yes, she was really confused because she truly does have feelings for both Parker and R 4 STARS The story picks up four months later. Sage is with Ryker and still working for Parker, although there is a distance between them. I really loved that the book started with Parker's POV. I hoped it would then be alternating POV's throughout but alas it then reverted and remained in Sage's POV to the end. This one got messier with the three of them and I had my moments where I was ticked off at Sage. Yes, she was really confused because she truly does have feelings for both Parker and Ryker. But at times it felt like she also didn't want to give either of them up or be alone. And then there were moments where things would seem a certain way, which made it convenient to go to the other man. Where she could justify that it wasn't cheating or playing them both but for me, technicality or not, it left an ugly sinking feeling in my stomach. I put this out there because for those who detest love triangles, this may not be your thing. My strong advice to Sage: you pick a man and barring death, you STICK with him! The story continues with Sage in danger as she becomes the target of revenge. We also learn a bit more about Ryker's past as a cop and the story of how things went all wrong between Ryker and Parker. Again, this was a fast-paced and entertaining read and I'm looking forward to seeing where the three of them go from here. ***An advance reading copy was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*** For more reviews and blog posts.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Duchess Nicole

    I'm always partial to Tiffany Snow. She's my queen of love triangles, and she does it up right once again. I have a feeling I know who gets the girl here, but it's always fun to be along for the ride. With this second book, we get a lot of romance with a dash of angst and a nice healthy helping of suspense thrown in for added excitement. Five big stars!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Cocktails and Books

    This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books The first book in Tiffany Snow’s Risky Business series is on the edge of your seat romance filled with a lot of suspense. Playing Dirty kicks that up about 10 notches! I loved this book even more then the first one and I didn’t think that was possible! Playing Dirty takes place 4 months from the end of Power Play and everything seems fine. Sage is still working for Parker who is no longer making Sage work crazy hours. Sage and Ryker seem to This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books The first book in Tiffany Snow’s Risky Business series is on the edge of your seat romance filled with a lot of suspense. Playing Dirty kicks that up about 10 notches! I loved this book even more then the first one and I didn’t think that was possible! Playing Dirty takes place 4 months from the end of Power Play and everything seems fine. Sage is still working for Parker who is no longer making Sage work crazy hours. Sage and Ryker seem to be doing great – spending time together meeting each others friends and family. As you can image as it is with any Tiffany Snow novel this doesn’t last for very long. There are a lot of twists and turns that take our 3 characters who each thought the threats were done they find out they are not and before long their lives are in danger again. One of the things I loved about this book is you get a little more information on the characters histories and back stories, which I won’t give away and that I found extremely interesting and enlightening. What as a reader I thought I understood from the first book does a 180 in this one which I loved! The other thing I enjoyed was the humor throughout the book especially from Sage, the story is told in her POV and her pop references and commentary made me laugh out loud throughout the book. We also find out that Parker has a sense of humor which was fun as well. There is the danger that Tiffany Snow is know for along with the romance that makes this book fun and suspenseful even more so than the first one. If you enjoyed the first book you will love this one and I can’t wait for the last book to see how this ends. Reviewer information can be found under the Tags section of the post on our site.

  7. 5 out of 5

    1-Click Addict Support Group

    I absolutely could not wait to read Playing Dirty after the first book ended with a sort-of cliffhanger. I was on the edge of my seat with the first one, and hoped to find some resolution and closure here. Nope. Now, that doesn't mean it wasn't great. It was. It has this nail-biting quality to it because you just don't know where the plot is going. I usually despise triangles, because it's obvious who she really loves and why does she have to be so immature and draw it out? Not the case here. In I absolutely could not wait to read Playing Dirty after the first book ended with a sort-of cliffhanger. I was on the edge of my seat with the first one, and hoped to find some resolution and closure here. Nope. Now, that doesn't mean it wasn't great. It was. It has this nail-biting quality to it because you just don't know where the plot is going. I usually despise triangles, because it's obvious who she really loves and why does she have to be so immature and draw it out? Not the case here. In corner one, we have Parker. Businessman, control freak, with so many hidden layers to his personality that he continued to surprise me all the way to the end. Ryker, the tough as nails detective, with his bad boy attitude who had no shame in admitting his feelings and the hopes he had for their relationship. Not to mention the fact that her chemistry with both men is all out explosive! Here is a woman with a genuinely tough decision! By the end of the book, I still couldn't decide which man I wanted to win. But wait. There's an actual plot here too! So much more than the romance. There is mystery, murder, mayhem and a twist that had me squealing out loud. Even without the relationship drama, there is enough side plot to feed the book, and it didn't get brushed over—it was fully developed and intense. I spent the last chapter both upset that obviously it wouldn't be wrapped up by the end, and excited that I would get at least another book with these complex characters. I can't wait! ~ George, 5 stars ~~~ Whoever said “three is a crowd” never met these three… This is the second in a three book arc but the first I’ve read in the set. While I am definitely going to pick up the first book—I mean, like right NOW—this book was everything I’d hoped it would be. Sage Reece was torn between sexy Dean Ryker and equally handsome Parker Anderson. One is her boyfriend and the other is her boss, though the feelings she has for them both is wreaking havoc with her emotions and her well-being. Ryker loves her. Parker said there would never be anything between them. Sage’s choice should be crystal clear but nothing could be further from the truth. There is a lot of history between Ryker and Parker; once best friends, they can’t even be civil to each other now. There is danger coming at them from different, but equally deadly sources. Sage is caught in the middle as she struggles to keep herself, those she loves, and her heart, safe. I read this book in one sitting as the emotional turmoil of this love triangle was only rivaled by the danger that threatened them all. Nail-biting action is par for the course as the story quickly moved at a dizzying pace. Revelations about Ryker and Parker, even her own family, kept coming and coming as Sage dodged more than one attempt on her life. Flipping between Parker and Sage’s point of view, it was easy to see that love was playing havoc on more than one front. Was it all about revenge, settling old scores? Was it true love or simply a physical need? Sage is being torn apart by decisions she had, and still has, to make. “I fell into a troubled sleep, in Ryker’s arms but thinking about Parker.” I know she is viciously torn between the two and tried to be honest with both Parker and Ryker yet, at times, it didn’t seem like she was being truthful enough. A series of emotional scenes towards the end of the book seemed to come oh, so close to revealing what their hearts truly felt. I love all three of these characters and I want them all to be happy—author, take note, please! While some parts of the story ended well, there are still many questions about how it will all turn out. I, for one, will be counting the days to find out! ~ Diane, 4.5 stars

  8. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars! Playing Dirty picks up right where Power Play left off and let me tell you, it takes you on one crazy ride. From the moment I started reading this book, I quickly found myself lost in the lives of Sage, Ryker and Parker. When we last left this trio, it was clear that Sage had made her choice. And while she’s happy with her decision for a while, she slowly finds herself second guessing everything. You see, Parker may have said that he didn’t want to be with her, but he wa Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars! Playing Dirty picks up right where Power Play left off and let me tell you, it takes you on one crazy ride. From the moment I started reading this book, I quickly found myself lost in the lives of Sage, Ryker and Parker. When we last left this trio, it was clear that Sage had made her choice. And while she’s happy with her decision for a while, she slowly finds herself second guessing everything. You see, Parker may have said that he didn’t want to be with her, but he was just in denial for how he was truly feeling. Seeing Ryker and Sage together made things become clear. Maybe Parker wasn’t as ok with things as he led on. But Parker and Ryker share a history and history always has a way of catching up to us; especially when it’s least expected. This time, the past will lead Sage right into Parker’s arms. But things aren’t that cut and dry. See, part of Ryker’s past was dangerous and now that his past has caught up with him, it’s put Sage at risk. Together, Ryker and Parker must put aside their differences in order to protect Sage. So much is on the line. The time has come to see just how far one will go to save the one that they love….. What a crazy, crazy ride! My poor heart has been put through the ringer! I mean, it’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of love triangles. However, I will say once again that this series, really makes me want to change my mind. Does it drive me crazy? Yes. Does it frustrate me? Yes. Do I find myself yelling at Sage for her actions?? Heck, Yes! But, she’s not alone in this. Parker is one frustrating man. So many times, I wanted to yell at him that enough was enough already. He had to make a choice. And Ryker, I felt so bad for him in all of this, but at the same time, he made some mistakes that led some of these things to happen. But, no matter how nutty this love triangle may make me at times, I can’t stop reading. I keep coming back for more. To me, at this time, there is no clear winner. That’s right. 2 Books in and I am no closer to choosing a side….. Once again, this book had me on the edge of my seat waiting to see how things would play out. It seemed like there was danger around every corner. This is the type of book that made me feel like I needed a bowl of popcorn to eat while my eyes were glued to my kindle. I loved all the danger, action, and suspense. The lies and twists had me turning the pages quickly to find out more. Playing Dirty is a great follow up to Power Play. This book more than delivers on the angst, romance, action and suspense. And once again, there is no shortage of sexy times. My only complaint is that the story came to an end! I still have a few unanswered questions and am just dying to know how do we come back from the way things ended? The next book doesn’t come out until Feb 2016, and I know I will be waiting in anticipation to see how it all comes together! *I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher and NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)

    I finished Power Play, the first book in the Risky Business Trilogy not having a clear favourite guy. If I went for my cliché choice, then it would be Parker. But I also liked Ryker too. So, I'm sat firmly on the fence as we continue to follow Sage, Parker and Ryker wondering if I'll still be undecided at the end of Playing Dirty? The time-line has moved on four months but we first get an insight into what the three protagonists have been up to in the intervening months. I found this little slow I finished Power Play, the first book in the Risky Business Trilogy not having a clear favourite guy. If I went for my cliché choice, then it would be Parker. But I also liked Ryker too. So, I'm sat firmly on the fence as we continue to follow Sage, Parker and Ryker wondering if I'll still be undecided at the end of Playing Dirty? The time-line has moved on four months but we first get an insight into what the three protagonists have been up to in the intervening months. I found this little slow until we get back to the current date and then, BAM! The pace picks up to lightening speed until the ending hits you like an out of control freight train! In addition, we also gain some useful back-story for Parker and Ryker which explains their complicated relationship. I empathised with Sage as her feelings for both these alpha men in her life becomes blurred, although I laughed out loud when she met my all time book boyfriend?? “is he married?” The chemistry each “couple” have for each other is palpable, making this an extremely tight love triangle. Then we have comments from Ryker like this: “I want you to know, really know, that I'm in it for more than the sex. And if you can't believe me when I say it, then I'll show you.” He may be a tough cop, but underneath the bad boy persona is a caring, loving guy wanting to make Sage his own. And Parker: “I love you,” he said. “That became crystal clear to me last night…..” He's a rich guy used to playing for high stakes and getting what he wants and Sage is in his sights. In true Ms Snow style, the writing is suspenseful, humorous and sexy. The story is told from Sage's POV as we navigate through a plot full of twists. There are a surprise or two thrown in for good measure making this a fabulous platform to launch into what will no doubt be an unforgettable showdown in Play To Win. Am I ready to pick a side - #TeamParker or #TeamRyker? Nope, I'm still on that fence! 4 stars ***arc generously received courtesy of the Forever Publishing via NetGalley***

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kjen

    This is probably a stronger book than 4 stars...but this is my review, and I'm...apparently...a wuss! I devoured the 1st book of this series, but this went slower for me. I actually read other books at the same time, because it was too stressful to read this one. Please see 'wuss' comment above. Anyway, I'm way to attached to one of the male characters...love triangles drive me nuts...and am reluctant to read the last of the trilogy. I'm not always mightily attached to Snow's female leads, becau This is probably a stronger book than 4 stars...but this is my review, and I'm...apparently...a wuss! I devoured the 1st book of this series, but this went slower for me. I actually read other books at the same time, because it was too stressful to read this one. Please see 'wuss' comment above. Anyway, I'm way to attached to one of the male characters...love triangles drive me nuts...and am reluctant to read the last of the trilogy. I'm not always mightily attached to Snow's female leads, because they really do bring a lot of this on themselves. Do read this trilogy...it is excellent...but beware the love triangle...and don't root too hard for one guy;)

  11. 4 out of 5

    Petra

    Book 2 in the Risky Business series and the continuation of the love triangle between Sage, detective Ryker and accountant/business guy Parker. Maybe I'm still to hung up on the utter awesomeness of Tiffany Snow's Kathleen Turner series, but this one didn't quite live up to my expectations or to Tiffany Snow's usual standard of romantic suspense. I really liked the first in this series, but this one was just too much going back and forth between Ryker and Parker, and the "dangerous" scenes were Book 2 in the Risky Business series and the continuation of the love triangle between Sage, detective Ryker and accountant/business guy Parker. Maybe I'm still to hung up on the utter awesomeness of Tiffany Snow's Kathleen Turner series, but this one didn't quite live up to my expectations or to Tiffany Snow's usual standard of romantic suspense. I really liked the first in this series, but this one was just too much going back and forth between Ryker and Parker, and the "dangerous" scenes were silly rather than exciting. Too contrived, too much drama. But hey, it's Tiffany Snow, so I'm moving on to listen to book 3 now.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ali

    3.5 Stars In my review of the first Risky Business book, Power Play, I stated that the love triangle here didn’t bother me. There was a dynamic to it that felt very natural and real. Sage had been in love with her boss, Parker, for years. He had turned down her advances and she was trying to move on with Ryker, a man very much available and interested…even if her heart still had a connection to Parker. I got that. It made sense to me. And, it wasn’t the main focus of the story. However, my thought 3.5 Stars In my review of the first Risky Business book, Power Play, I stated that the love triangle here didn’t bother me. There was a dynamic to it that felt very natural and real. Sage had been in love with her boss, Parker, for years. He had turned down her advances and she was trying to move on with Ryker, a man very much available and interested…even if her heart still had a connection to Parker. I got that. It made sense to me. And, it wasn’t the main focus of the story. However, my thoughts are quite different with this sequel. Playing Dirty turned into the sort of love triangle I really dislike. Sage became a wishy-washy heroine. This book takes place four months after the end of the first. Four months in which she’s dated Ryker, they practically live together, yet she still has feelings for Parker and she thinks about them often. This is where my adverse feelings for Sage stemmed. If you are not past a crush after four months, you’re leading on your current relationship. I wanted to slap some sense into her. I wanted her to break it off with Ryker until she found some clarity. Instead, she bounces from one to the other like a ping pong ball. So, that’s the bad. That’s what dropped the rating down a bit. I was that frustrated. However…. The action of the story, as well as Parker and Ryker, still very much held my attention. I like the twisty mobsters and crime boss storyline Snow has going on here. It’s interesting and exciting. I like the broken relationship that Paker and Ryker struggle with, as well. I want more of that. I want to see how can heal, I want to know more of they mysterious woman that drove such a wedge between them. And ultimately, I want to see what they can be like after a second woman comes between them. That is the factor that had me really thinking about how much I liked this book. No, I didn’t like the love triangle, but…if not for the love triangle aspect…I wouldn’t have the disfunctional relationship with Parker and Ryker. It kind of put my mind in a pickle. But I really need Sage to pull her head out of her ass and man up to her feelings. All of them. While I focused a lot here on the part that aggravated me, I am still invested in the story and enjoyed many aspects of it. I’m also still very much looking forward to the third book.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

    This book picks up right where Power Play ends so if you haven't read the first in the series trust me you will want to pick up the book or you will be a little lost. Tiffany Snow has a way of making me read her books even though I hate love triangles. Sage is caught between a man who has fallen head over heels in love with her and the man she has fallen head over heels in love with. This story take the reader on a roller coaster of emotions as Sage fights her attraction to her boss while she is This book picks up right where Power Play ends so if you haven't read the first in the series trust me you will want to pick up the book or you will be a little lost. Tiffany Snow has a way of making me read her books even though I hate love triangles. Sage is caught between a man who has fallen head over heels in love with her and the man she has fallen head over heels in love with. This story take the reader on a roller coaster of emotions as Sage fights her attraction to her boss while she is dating the sexy cop Ryker. Readers are introduced to a whole cast of characters including Sages wealthy Parents who just happen to know Parker Sages boss. Ryker meets the parents only to discover that Sage isn't just well off but that she is worth millions and that just doesn't sit well with him. They fight, they make up. The reader will get the chance to read the kiss and make up over and over and over again. When things are just finally running smooth between all three someone from Ryker's past threatens everything. I would love to go into details but it would totally spoil the book. The reason this book didn't get a 5 from me was because it reminded me too much of Tiffany Snow's Kathleen Turner Seires how everything played out. This books has a lot more humor than that series but not nearly as much as the first book which I enjoyed. Sage isn't as strong as she started out at in the first book and in fact I yelled at her several times int he book. When she deicdes who she loves everything spins out of control and the author will have your head spin so fast you are not sure who Sage is with. I enjoyed the meet the parents scene and I love Sage's father he is totally bad! This book has everything a Tiffany Snow readers has come to love; Suspense, Romance, murder, Irish mob, Chicago Mob, Russian Mob, FBI, CIA and Sage running from everyone. ARC Sent by Netgalley for my honest review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Holly

    Not nearly as good as I expected it to be. 1) One of the most predictable books I've ever read. Annoyingly so. There were maybe 2 parts in the entire book that caught me off guard but everything else was cookie cutter. 2)So much angst. "I love you- I hate you- I love you- I hate you." Come on folks- are we in high school? 3) Love triangle gone wrong. I had high hopes for this one but all the sling-shoting back and forth is testing my patience. 4) Sage. She's extremely naïve. She doesn't know what Not nearly as good as I expected it to be. 1) One of the most predictable books I've ever read. Annoyingly so. There were maybe 2 parts in the entire book that caught me off guard but everything else was cookie cutter. 2)So much angst. "I love you- I hate you- I love you- I hate you." Come on folks- are we in high school? 3) Love triangle gone wrong. I had high hopes for this one but all the sling-shoting back and forth is testing my patience. 4) Sage. She's extremely naïve. She doesn't know what she really wants out of life. And at this point SO much bad stuff has happened to her by all the evil villains she's got to be developing PTSD. Seriously. She's been tortured like 4 times. 5) I know this is a romance book but seriously- would the bad guy really give a rats a** about which guy you love more during a moment of torture?!?! It's utterly ridiculous. I'm mad because I was really looking forward to this book and it didn't meet my expectations. I'm also annoyed because in a moment of weakness I paid the $5.99 price tag instead of waiting for the library book. I'm curious enough about the teaser for the big plot twist coming in book 3 that I will read it but I'll wait for the library copy in case its anything like book 2. Still holding out hope though!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Saly

    Be warned there will be spoilers below So Sage and Ryker have been dating for over four months now but Sage is obviously still hung up over the unattainable. There are several unflattering revelations about Ryker which we all know is all contrived to give us our final couple. I really didn't like Sage much in this book to be honest. It is dishonest to string someone else along when you really have someone else on your mind, who you really don't try and forget honestly.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    edit 08/10/2015 Fantastic just the first one I dont know how i can wait for the next book next year! August 2015 : Consider how the first book finished and how the extra chapter was (those who read will understand what I mean) its a long way till the second book! I am still torn between those two!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Stef

    Suspense action packed, mf,romance, funny, great book keeps you right in the story and you want more. Sage has hard decisions on who she wants to be with Ryker and Parker. Then when Ryker finds out about Sage's parents and what her actual last name is than Ryker is having problems on how to proceed, yet must keep Sage protected. Can' t wait to read book 3 as book 2 kind of ending in a cliff hanger. . . .

  18. 5 out of 5

    Tammy Zautner

    I’m sorry, I'm not in the mood to sugar coat today. This review will be harsh in nature. There is no way around that. Usually I am more politically correct but this book tested every ounce of restraint I own. Plain and simple, Playing Dirty was a huge disappointment. I'll start with the men, the love I felt for Ryker and Parker has definitely dwindled since Power Play. Their maturity level around Sage begs to be forgotten about. Those two drove me somewhat batty; however, it was their heroine w I’m sorry, I'm not in the mood to sugar coat today. This review will be harsh in nature. There is no way around that. Usually I am more politically correct but this book tested every ounce of restraint I own. Plain and simple, Playing Dirty was a huge disappointment. I'll start with the men, the love I felt for Ryker and Parker has definitely dwindled since Power Play. Their maturity level around Sage begs to be forgotten about. Those two drove me somewhat batty; however, it was their heroine who earned those not so lovely stars above. I loathed Sage. Absolutely LOATHED her. This chick took home the cake for being THE pettiest, whiniest, and most indecisive heroine on the face of this earth. There was not one redeeming quality about her. Zilch. The tug of war she played between these two frenemies was ridiculous. Her actions/reactions were a vicious cycle of love and hate. Let's all say together now—wash. rinse. repeat. No lie, the term wishy-washy was created solely to define Sage. I’m pretty sure her borderline neurotic behavior not only tested my patience but had me suffering from a bit of whip lash as well. Sadly, it didn’t take long to realize I was reading about a petulant teenager instead of a grown a** woman. Seriously, by 50%, I was totally over this mess. There even came a moment in time when I started hoping the bad guys would just take her out and be done with it. I was so ready for Snow to finish her off and give us a bit of m/m between Parker and Ryker. Now that is a plot line I would’ve been fully on board with. *Sigh* A girl can dream, right?! Though, Sage wasn’t my only issue with this book. I can't even begin to go into detail about the development and plot. Yes, I get it, this is a book of fiction, but my lord, Playing Dirty suspended all kinds of freaking reality. There has to be some kind of reality at play. How many times can one woman run into danger before enough is enough? How many times can she be shot at? Kidnapped, etc? Seriously, the drama was so over the top and contrived, it wasn't funny. It was enough to make your head hurt. I know it did mine. And unfortunately, it didn't end there. After all this and then some, we end on a cliffy. Guess what?! Playing to Win has Sage in even more danger!! From one reader to another, don’t bother going there. I did and I totally regret not ending it with book two. Thank you, Forever (Grand Publishing) for the complimentary copy of Playing Dirty.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Christi Snow

    My Review: I'll make this simple for you...you need to read this book! OMG, I have never read Tiffany Snow before. None. No other books. You should also note that this is the second book in a series that probably should be read in order because it's a single continuing story. I didn't read book #1 and I'm still saying you should read this book (I would just recommend reading that one first. I have my copy on order, so I'll be going back and reading it as soon as it comes in.) Yes, this book was ju My Review: I'll make this simple for you...you need to read this book! OMG, I have never read Tiffany Snow before. None. No other books. You should also note that this is the second book in a series that probably should be read in order because it's a single continuing story. I didn't read book #1 and I'm still saying you should read this book (I would just recommend reading that one first. I have my copy on order, so I'll be going back and reading it as soon as it comes in.) Yes, this book was just that good. I loved it!! This ongoing story is a love triangle. Normally I'm not a fan. Tiffany Snow just changed my mind about that. This book is brilliantly done and even after finishing the book, I still have no idea who Sage should go with. I love all three of these characters and want them all to be happy and I just don't see how that's going to happen. Bring on book #3. So, let me explain. Ryker and Parker were friends in high school and joined the Marines together. A woman came between them, shattering them both, and destroying their friendship. Sage is Parker's assistant. Somehow in the last book he fascilitated Sage meeting Ryker, who happens to be a cop. They started dating. Parker and Sage have never dated because of their working relationship although they're both attracted to one another. They have a 2 year working relationship they don't want to screw with. But when this book begins, Sage and Ryker have been dating for 4 months and things are heating up. Ryker is a forever kind of guy...the kind of guy Sage needs in her life, but it's killing Parker. Okay, that's the setup, but what plays out is brilliant and twisted and heartbreaking. Parker and Ryker used to be best friends and no longer can even stand to speak to one another, but now they both have Sage in common. Sage, who they both love. Even if they manage to work through their differences, that love for her is going to tear them apart again. It's heartbreaking. Seriously. But honestly it's some of the most riveting reading I've read all year. I cannot express how much I loved this book. I can't wait to get my print copy in so I can re-read it. But first, I'm DYING to read book #1 because I need to know how they all got to this place. It's just so good. And it should be noted that I've already pre-ordered book #3, too. Yes, this book is that good. I highly recommend it. I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)

    Dean Ryker and Parker Anderson have both been vying for Sage Reese's attention, and she loves them both for very different reasons. She spends her days working with Parker and her nights tangled up in the sheets with Ryker. After being put in the friend zone by Parker, she decided that her chances with him were slim to none, so she finally decided to accept Ryker's invitation for something more. Ryker has made his interest in her very clear and is willing to invest the time necessary for a long Dean Ryker and Parker Anderson have both been vying for Sage Reese's attention, and she loves them both for very different reasons. She spends her days working with Parker and her nights tangled up in the sheets with Ryker. After being put in the friend zone by Parker, she decided that her chances with him were slim to none, so she finally decided to accept Ryker's invitation for something more. Ryker has made his interest in her very clear and is willing to invest the time necessary for a long term commitment. And while she appreciates having his undivided attention, there's always a part of her mind that drifts to Parker, and wonders if she has made the right decision. A part of her heart belongs to Parker, and she has a pretty good inclination that a relationship with him would go beyond anything she could imagine,..but he doesn't do relationships. She feels guilty for having feelings for him, while being in a relationship with Ryker, and knowing how much Ryker loves her, but she just can't help herself. The last thing Ryker wants to do is send Sage running into Parkers arms, but when his past comes back to haunt him, he's forced to go undercover and assume his old identity, and he has to leave Sage behind. With her safety still at stake Ryker enlists Parker to protect her, full well knowing he could be making the ultimate mistake, Parker is more than willing to step in and be her Knight in shining armor, and have the opportunity to spend more time with her outside of the office. He has longed to be closer to her, but constantly resists his urges because he knows he's not equipped to offer her anything longterm. But the more time he spends with her, the harder it becomes to resist her... This series has proven to be quite addictive, and after reading this installment I am left dying to know who will ultimately win Sage's heart. These three have monopolized my thoughts for the last two days, and I'm still at a impasse as to which one would be a better choice for her, all I do know is that the third installment can't come fast enough! If you like reading stories packed with intensity, passion, thrilling action, and two alpha males vying for the same women's heart then this is DEFINITELY the perfect read for you! Ryker and Parker are sure to have you smiling the whole way through, and blushing from time to time too! ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Grand Central Publishing in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jeannie Zelos

      Playing Dirty, Tiffany Snow Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Romance, Well, Wow, just Wow... I felt breathless reading this, its non stop action all the way through. There’s still the swing between Ryker and Parker – and I still can’t decide which I like best. Neither can Sage, she’s been with Ryker for the past four months but still...inside she can’t let go of those feelings for Parker. She doesn’t have time to think too much about that though as once more she’s in danger. They bo   Playing Dirty, Tiffany Snow Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Romance, Well, Wow, just Wow... I felt breathless reading this, its non stop action all the way through. There’s still the swing between Ryker and Parker – and I still can’t decide which I like best. Neither can Sage, she’s been with Ryker for the past four months but still...inside she can’t let go of those feelings for Parker. She doesn’t have time to think too much about that though as once more she’s in danger. They both do their best to protect her but the story moves up a gear with new revelations and people from the past popping up, and it seems Sage faces life threatening danger at all points. There’s some shocks in store for her too, things she was unaware of from her own past. Poor Sage. Ryker is gorgeous, wants her and she can see a family future possible with him. Is he still hung up on Natalie though? Sometimes Sage wonders whether Parkers attraction to her is why Ryker is interested in her after their history with Natalie, and then he’s so sweet, so loving and genuine she berates herself for thinking like that. Her boss, Parker, Ryker’s ex best friend, he wants Sage, but doesn’t want her, he says he can’t offer her a future and yet he can’t seem to let her go either. Its a really solid love triangle that steps up a gear. I didn’t know who I thought she’d be with at the end of the first book and having finished this I’m Still unsure...they’re both so charismatic, so convincing, so gorgeous, each having their own special points. Its a nerve wracking read, full of action, dangers, threats and near deaths, and there are some real shocks that come out about some characters. I just Hate having to wait for the final part, but I know already its one I’ll be re reading, back to back to get the whole story in one gripping read. I love it when I have all parts of a story that’s so good, I can really lose myself in it for days. Roll on Feb 16 : –) Stars: five, another breath-taking, exciting winner.  ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers. If you enjoyed my review I'd love it if you would please click “Like” and if you didn't I'd love to know why, in case I've inadvertently added a spoiler and need to edit.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    This is the second book in the risky business series and all I have to say is wow! It picks up right were the first book ends. Detective Ryker is in love with Sage but again Sages life is in danger from not only one potential threat but two. One is after her because of Parker and the other because of Ryker. Ryker goes back undercover in order to help Sage but when she sees him with another woman Sage runs into the arms of Parker. As Ryker and Parker try to put their past behind them to save Sage This is the second book in the risky business series and all I have to say is wow! It picks up right were the first book ends. Detective Ryker is in love with Sage but again Sages life is in danger from not only one potential threat but two. One is after her because of Parker and the other because of Ryker. Ryker goes back undercover in order to help Sage but when she sees him with another woman Sage runs into the arms of Parker. As Ryker and Parker try to put their past behind them to save Sage they end up in enemy hands and its time for Sage to choose. Again I will say wow! At first I didn't really like the whole love triangle thing but these men are so alike but yet so different. The more I read the more I wonder who will Sage end up with or will she end up with both? I honestly think it might be both. In this book we see a lot of suspense and we get a little more background on Sages family and boy I was not expecting this one. Snow really knows how to shock me. One thing I did have a little issue with was how Sage goes back and forth with sleeping with the both of them. She figures her and Ryker are done and sleeps with Parker but then they aren't. It's like tug of war. Again this book ends in a little cliffhanger of two men who are in love with Sage and she loves them both as well. I am dying to get my hands on the next book because I'm dying to see what happens. What will the next book bring? More bad guys? Finally a decision? All I can say is February can't come soon enough!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Hillary

    5+++Stars Omigoodness, omigoodness, omigoodness! Tiffany Snow has blown my mind with the second installment of The Risky Business Series. Playing Dirty is classic Tiffany Snow. The dialogue is witty, snarky, funny and emotional. Plus, no one writes a love triangle like Tiffany. The story picks up four months after the end of Power Play. (Which, if you haven't read, where have you been? You need to read that first!) Sage is still seeing Ryker and their relationship is starting to get serious. Sage 5+++Stars Omigoodness, omigoodness, omigoodness! Tiffany Snow has blown my mind with the second installment of The Risky Business Series. Playing Dirty is classic Tiffany Snow. The dialogue is witty, snarky, funny and emotional. Plus, no one writes a love triangle like Tiffany. The story picks up four months after the end of Power Play. (Which, if you haven't read, where have you been? You need to read that first!) Sage is still seeing Ryker and their relationship is starting to get serious. Sage is still working for Parker and they are back to their Boss/Assistant status quo dynamic. Things are never that simple... The threat against Sage forces feelings to the surface, along with being thrown into situations no one should have to endure. This book kept me on the edge of my seat turning page after page! Between the "Oh Sh*t!" moments, the steamy parts (still fanning myself here!) and the fast paced storytelling, I didn't want it to end! I'm dying to find out how it all ends in Play To Win!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sally

    Playing Dirty by Tiffany Snow 4.5 Stars I’m sorry this author can do NO WRONG in my eyes. I keep waiting and waiting for her to write a book that just doesn’t do it for me. And it just hasn’t happened. (Yes I know I have said that exact thing before BUT I swear it’s true.) Loved this book, love these characters, the twist and turns. The way this author does love triangles just blows my mind. I will NOT lie and say I have ALREADY picked my favorite male character (from book 1 I have loved him), som Playing Dirty by Tiffany Snow 4.5 Stars I’m sorry this author can do NO WRONG in my eyes. I keep waiting and waiting for her to write a book that just doesn’t do it for me. And it just hasn’t happened. (Yes I know I have said that exact thing before BUT I swear it’s true.) Loved this book, love these characters, the twist and turns. The way this author does love triangles just blows my mind. I will NOT lie and say I have ALREADY picked my favorite male character (from book 1 I have loved him), something I was NEVER able to do in her The Kathleen Turner series. YES I do have my heart set on him and NO I will not be saying who…LOL. The whole book was great BUT the ending is where it’s AT! NO doubt Tiffany Snow knows how to end it with a bang and have us dying for the next one. I can NOT believe she threw that in there and I NEVER saw it coming. BRAVO!! Now give me the next one!! Pretty please :) P.S ABSOLUTLY LOVING THE CAMEOS!!!! MORE PLEASE!!!!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Tonia

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Book 2 in The Risky Business Trilogy by Tiffany Snow "Playing Dirty" did not disappoint. This book was jam packed with excitement plus a wonderful love triangle between Sage, Parker and Ryker that continues on from the first book. Book 2 has Ryker basically living with Sage, even meeting her parents, which was quite the shock for Ryker when he found out who her father was. Ryker tells Sage he loves her but she can't quite say it back because she still has feelings for Parker, her boss. Sage has Book 2 in The Risky Business Trilogy by Tiffany Snow "Playing Dirty" did not disappoint. This book was jam packed with excitement plus a wonderful love triangle between Sage, Parker and Ryker that continues on from the first book. Book 2 has Ryker basically living with Sage, even meeting her parents, which was quite the shock for Ryker when he found out who her father was. Ryker tells Sage he loves her but she can't quite say it back because she still has feelings for Parker, her boss. Sage has got trouble with Viktor Rowan again in this book and another threat comes from an old enemy of Rykers Leo Shea. This is typical fast action from Tiffany Snow that I absolutely love and can't wait for the final book in the series to come out to see who Sage ends up with, although I have to say I am quite firmly in to Team Parker now without a doubt.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Talk Books To Me

    The second installment in the Risky Business series is just as pulse-pounding as it’s predecessor but ratchets up a notch in the steaminess. There’s action and suspense but the main focus in Playing Dirty, would be the growth in Sage’s relationship’s with Ryker and Parker. Holy bats*!t Batman, the angst…the Alpha men…and a turn in the story that I have been tapping my foot to read! *I may have re-read that chapter more than once* Tiffany Snow is absolutely “the queen” when it comes to writing love The second installment in the Risky Business series is just as pulse-pounding as it’s predecessor but ratchets up a notch in the steaminess. There’s action and suspense but the main focus in Playing Dirty, would be the growth in Sage’s relationship’s with Ryker and Parker. Holy bats*!t Batman, the angst…the Alpha men…and a turn in the story that I have been tapping my foot to read! *I may have re-read that chapter more than once* Tiffany Snow is absolutely “the queen” when it comes to writing love triangles.I love all these character’s and it’s understandable how Sage is in-love with two men, even-though one holds that special key to her heart. I can’t wait until the third installment, Play to Win, to see if it’s going to be Team Ryker- the sexy, badass detective or Team Parker- the powerful,magnetic businessman.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Joy Novel Thoughts

    Let's just start with the fact that Tiffany Snow knows how to write a love triangle and lots of drama! I love Sage, I love that she doesn't want to be known as her father's daughter and wants to be her own woman. I have a love hater relationship with Parker and I adore Ryker. I don't really know what to say in this review, without giving anything away. So let me trying to covey my feelings during this book. I was anxious through most of it, love triangles stress me out, I was on the edge of my sea Let's just start with the fact that Tiffany Snow knows how to write a love triangle and lots of drama! I love Sage, I love that she doesn't want to be known as her father's daughter and wants to be her own woman. I have a love hater relationship with Parker and I adore Ryker. I don't really know what to say in this review, without giving anything away. So let me trying to covey my feelings during this book. I was anxious through most of it, love triangles stress me out, I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen and how Sage would handle the situations that she got thrown it. Just read the book, you won't regret it.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Norma

    This one was just ok. It feels a lot like Kathleen Turner, only it pales in comparison. Also, the love triangle feels forced. I'm angry at Ryker so I'll sleep with Parker. oh, Ryker's good again. Back to him I go. It just didn't work. It Kathleen Turner I felt her angst. She didn't want a triangle. She didn't know what to do or how she could fix it. I feel like Sage doesn't love either guy enough.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lee

    Every time I start a book by tiffany snow I worry that it can't live up to the last one, pahh how could it as that one was amazing. Then I get to the end and am floored as she knocks it outta the park again. I.'m not gonna say why I felt it was so good as I believe you should read it for it yourself. Amazing read!!! Gorgeous guys and a few surprises. Masterpiece!!!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Loved the book, it's fast paced and action packed...... But hate Sage! I don't know why anyone feels sorry for her having to choose!! She doesn't deserve Ryker!!! He is hot, bad-ass & loves her!!! Yet she's happy to play both sides. And Parker, really, how many times can u screw over your best friend!! Loved the book, it's fast paced and action packed...... But hate Sage! I don't know why anyone feels sorry for her having to choose!! She doesn't deserve Ryker!!! He is hot, bad-ass & loves her!!! Yet she's happy to play both sides. And Parker, really, how many times can u screw over your best friend!!

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