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Playing Series 3 Book Set by Stephanie Queen – Review by Michelle Mulvey

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The playing Series boxset by Stephanie Queen was a great series. I have read a few of this authors books in the past and I am familiar with her writing style. These books were a little different from what I have read by her previously. This really was the perfect set of books to read. It’s starting to get cold out so I found myself snuggled up with my puppies at night, a cup of coffee in hand and got lost in this series. Who doesn’t likes sports romance books or 2nd Chance Romance reads? It’s hard to pick a favorite. You will have to read them yourself and pick one of your own. I enjoyed all 3.

Playing for the money was about bad boy Hunter getting moved to a new team. He needs to keep himself on the right track and prove himself but what can he do when the woman he is supposed to work along side is so attractive. He finds it hard to keep his distance as she does as well. The icing on the cake is, she isn’t just any woman…she’s the coaches daughter!!! Loved the character and Loved reading this one!!

Playing for love was another great read. These two characters are not new friends. They do know each other from sometime ago. The time for them just wasn’t right. Now things may be different. This was a sweet read. I liked the characters. What will happen now that Gabe and Mia are spending some time together?? Read the book and find out.

Playing for keeps has a little bit of a different feel for me. I enjoyed reading the book but, sometimes certain books hit you differently. This happens to be one of them. The main characters in this book are Tate and Chloe. These two have an attraction to each other even if they don’t want to. What happens when their friends get involved?

I can’t wait to read more books by this author. These books were all amazing.

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Playing Series 3 book set: Sports Romance by Stephanie Queen- Review by Amanda Kimble

Playing Series 3 Book SetPlaying Series 3 Book Set by Stephanie Queen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Playing Series 3 Book Set: Sports Romance by Stephanie Queen

Playing for the Money

This is the first book I’ve read by the author but it won’t be the last. Queen knows how to capture a reader’s attention and knows how to keep it. Playing for the Money is a great read.

Cat, the coach’s daughter, takes on the task of being a bad boys handler. Being the daughter of the coach has points, but also has disadvantages. The quote I chose for Cat is: “I’ll contact the Players Association so you won’t have to pay their attorney. I’m pretty sure I can convince them.”

Hunter, the bad boy football player, finds himself in trouble. Not once but twice. Cat comes to his rescue for the second one. He keeps his personal life locked up tight. The quote I chose for Hunter is: “I wouldn’t know. Because I don’t need to be crazy to be in love with you. I’d be crazy if I didn’t love you, Cat.”

Highly recommended for sport romance lovers.

Playing for Love

Queen has really done it with this book. You’ll need tissues. Maybe two boxes. Playing for Love is a great book and I can’t wait for the next one.

Mia, best friend to Gabe’s girlfriend, went to college with the pro. She had a huge crush on him back in the day, but does she still have it? The quote I chose for Mia is: “I can’t wait to dream of you again, to wake up with you and remember it wasn’t all a dream.”

Gabe, a star QB, isn’t sure what he wants anymore. His love is football…or it was. What happens when his crush from college shows up? The quote I chose for Gabe is: “It’s not the way I feel. You , Mia, are far more important to me than football.”

Highly recommended for sport romance lovers.

Playing for Keeps

Queen loves to keep her readers wanting more. This next story requires tissues as well. The heartbreak reading this is real.

Tate, someone who loves the game, isn’t quite ready for the storm called Chloe. He plays hard to get and really despises her. The quote I chose for Tate is: “Get out, Chloe. It’s time for me to strip down and take an ice bath and I wouldn’t want you to get overexcited and out of control.”

Chloe, aka Smitty, is trying to climb her way to the top. She is sassy and honestly a great person. She sets her eye on Tate. If only she can get over his personality. The quote I chose for Chloe is: “I already am, big boy. Didn’t you know? I’m the pathetic little girl of the late-great master trying to fill her daddy’s shoes and never gonna make it.”

Highly recommended for sport romance lovers!

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Playing Series 3 Book Set by Stephanie Queen – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Playing Series 3 Book Set by Stephanie Queen is a wonderfully collection of three books about three different couples each one can be read as a standalone. Sports genre is one of my favorite genres I mean what’s not to love about it . There’s drama, romance and some heated moments that will definitely make the room feel warm. There’s a friends to lovers and second chances. This author has a way of pulling you and not letting go until the end. The characters are fun and realistic and easily relatable . Find out what happens with each of these couples. I can’t recommend this author enough . If you are looking for your next sports romance pick up this book set you won’t be disappointed.

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Playing Series 3 Book Set by Stephanie Queen – Review by Jennifer Gordon

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this set of three books in Queen’s ‘Playing Series’, each one is a full sports romance novel set in the world of the Boston Militia football team. As the novels contain adult themes and steamy scenes they are intended for adults 18+. ‘Playing for the Money’ is a bad boy sports romance centred around NFL bad boy Hunter Quintanna and his coach’s daughter, Cat. Hunter is desperate to keep his contract with the Boston Militia as he needs the money to support his Mum and siblings but when he meets Cat, the very off limits daughter of his coach he finds it hard to keep his hands to himself. When Cat became bad boy Hunter’s handler to turn around his reputation she definitely did not expect to loose her heart to him. As much as Hunter & Cat try to keep their relationship professional their sizzling connection can not be ignored. I loved Cat and Hunter and their chemistry sizzled off the page, I was cheering them on hoping they would get their happy ever after.

Novel two, ‘Playing for Love’ has a more second chance at love feel to it and having been introduced to the world of the Boston Militia in book one I was looking forward to being back amongst the team. Superstar NFL quarterback Gabriel Wyatt loves football but unfortunately his girlfriend does not and has moved to Atlanta. Things get more complicated when his girlfriend asks him to show her best friend Mia around Boston. Mia turns out to be the girl from Gabe’s college days who he kept at arms length so that a relationship would not compromise his football career. The more time they spend together the crush that they had on each other four years ago develops into something more. Another wonderfully written sports romance by Stephanie Queen who has developed a great world surrounding the Boston Militia and one which she makes come alive. The main characters are likeable and relatable and the storyline is full of romance, angst and drama which had me hooked from beginning to end.

‘Playing for Keeps’, has a enemies to lovers storyline and introduces us to Tate and Chloe. Tate Fontanna is a footballer or as Chloe refers to him as, a ‘jock’ and Chloe Smith is a sports reporter who Tate looks at as being dangerous. Tate believes Chloe is just after a story and can not be trusted whilst Chloe thinks Tate is a player. However neither can deny their instant attraction to the other or the sizzling chemistry between them. Tate needs to avoid bad press as his contract is up for renewal but ignoring the ambitious Chloe is harder than he thinks and Chloe also starts to see Tate in a different light until a scandal erupts and Tate finds out if he can really trust Chloe or not. I loved the banter between Tate and Chloe and how they had to overcome their initial thoughts about one another to develop a relationship. Both characters are likeable and realistic and the author has a way of making the reader feel engaged with them. Tate and Chloe’s chemistry really came across in the narrative, and this led to some sexy scenes. The plot had enough going on in it to keep me happily turning the pages and I felt immersed in the world of the Boston Militia once again.

I ‘binge read’ the three novels, each one can be read as a standalone story although they are all set in the same world and the characters do crossover. Although each novel was an enjoyable read, the stories did take me on an emotional rollercoaster whilst reading them. Despite all the angst and all the emotions each story in the series is guaranteed a happy and satisfying ending.

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Playing Series 3 Book Set by Stephanie Queen – Review by Karyn Taylor

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Playing Series 3 book set contains the first 3 books in the Playing Series by Stephanie Queen. I wrongly assumed that this was a trilogy of books containing one couple’s story. That’s what I get for reading the blurb of the first book and liking it then deciding to read the set and not looking at the rest of the blurb. What you actually get is 3 full complete stories of 3 fantastic couples. This set contains the following:
Playing for the Money – Cat and Hunter’s story
Playing for Love – Gabe and Mia’s story
Playing for Keeps – Tata and Chloe’s story

I had never previously read any of Stephanie Queen’s work but I love a sports romance and liked the look of the blurb of book 1 and so decided to give this set of books a chance. I am so glad that I took a chance on this set as I absolutely loved all 3 books. I don’t think I can pick a favourite. All 3 are very different stories but all great engaging entertaining reads. Each book had me hooked from the very beginning and kept me going until the very end. I really didn’t want to put these books down. The proverbial page turner!

The author has produced excellent, relatable, realistic characters that you can’t help but fall in love with and great storylines that keep you entertained from beginning to end, so If you love great sports romances. Or even just great romances where the sexy times are HOT then this set of 3 books is a MUST read.

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Playing Series 3 Book Set by Stephanie Queen – Review by April Smith

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love romances and sports romances are my favorites! Within this book box set, are three great football romances. I loved each of the characters in the books. You will be drawn in quickly to the stories and won’t want to stop reading. Grab this set, you won’t regret it.

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Playing Series 3 Book Set by Stephanie Queen – Review by Debi Kircher

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Playing Series 3 Book Set by Stephanie Queen

5 Stars

Stephanie Queen is definitely a favorite author of mine. If you have not dug in to her Beachcomber Investigations series, you simply must! I picked this set up because of the author and I’m somewhat shocked that I loved it as much as I did as I’m not really into the sports genre, but as usual this author pulled me in and didn’t let go.

This box set contains 3 books about 3 different couples. Each one can be read as a standalone but reading them all gives you the best experience.

You get everything you could want in these books. An enemy to lovers, a second chance, and what I would call a forbidden romance. Each one has its own level of heat, sweetness, drama, and I lost count of how many times I laughed out loud while reading this set.

Once again this author reinforces how I feel about her writing style and the flow of her books. Beachcomber will forever be my favorite series by this author but this one will run a close second.

Pick these up, you will not be sorry!

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Playing Series 3 Book Set by Stephanie Queen – Review by Jenique Bornman

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stephanie Queen….. the name says it all, she’s the Queen of sports Romance with these 3 amazing stories.
We are transported into the lives of the Boston Militia NFL team. Each book focuses on a specific player and his story to find  love.
I especially love how the stories intertwine with each other.
Great character development with some new ideas with in the Sports Romance genre.
Already saw there’s 3 more books so I’ll be checking those out.

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Playing Series 3 Book Set by Stephanie Queen – Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Playing Series 3 Book Set by Stephanie Queen. I loved this series. Its a fun sexy contemporary sports series and it is filled with fun, sexy series. They are all about bad boys, second chance romance & enemies to lovers romance. The first one is Playing for the Money and its the story of Hunter Quintanna who has a horrible reputation in the Football league. When he is sent to another team across the Country he meets his new coach’s daughter, Cat Marini and is smitten. Will they be able to resist the chemistry between them or will they risk it all? In Playing for Love its about Gabriel Wyatt who is the Quarterback for the Boston Militia team. Gabe’s life revolves around football against the wishes of his long distance girlfriend. When his girlfriends best friend Mia moves to Boston he is told to help her get settled. While helping her move he starts to find he’s attracted to Mia. What will Gabe & Mia do? Risk losing his long time girl and her best friend to be together or deny their attraction to each other? In Playing for Keeps Tate Fontanna, a linebacker for the Boston Militia is trying to lay low. He truly hates the media and stays away from them as much as possible but when his Uncle passes away and there is publicity all about it he is torn. Chloe is a sports reporter and when she shows up trying to get the scoop on his Uncle and his new contract Tate is not a fan. Once they get to know one another better will hate turn to love? This is a great sports romance boxed set.

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Playing Series 3 Book Set by Stephanie Queen – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a great set of books. Each book includes its own couple, its own story and its own budding romance. The emotion in all the books is so well written that you feel and experience everything the characters do. I loved them all.

Playing for money- This story is about Hunter and Cat. Hunter is a bad boy with a reputation that isn’t truelly deserved but the only person who knows the truth is Cat.
Cat is the coach’s daughter and she has been hired to keep Hunter out of trouble. Will she succeed or will the attraction between them be the failing for them both.

Playing for love- This book is a second chance romance between Gabe  and Mia. Gabe  is a player on the same team as Hunter. Football is his life so when his long term gf moves away he is happy to settle for a long distance relationship. However that changes when his gf’s friend Mia moves to Boston. Denise (Gabes gf) tells Gabe he needs to watch out for Mia and she also tells Mia that she needs to make sure Gabe is being faithful. Little does she realise that the attraction between Gabe and Mia will be so strong. Can they resist temptation or is having a long distance gf not an option for Gabe anymore?

Playing for keeps- This story is about Tate and Chloe and is definately an enemies to lovers story. Tate can’t stand the media after they hounded him at his uncles funeral so when he meets Chloe  the hatred is there from the beginning.
Chloe will do anything to get a story and when she hears rumours about Tate being injured she has to investigate. Is she biting off more than she can chew by approaching Tate? Can she win him around or will his hatred for the media continue to include her.

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