Thursday, October 29, 2015

Playing Dirty by Tiffany Snow

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. . . .
Series: Risky Business #2 | Publisher: Forever | Genre: Romantic Suspense | Source: Publisher | Rating: DNF
Normally, I don’t do the whole love triangle trope, but Playing Dirty had me intrigued because of the suspense aspect. I really should have stuck to my no love triangles rule.
First, I want to address that, while this is indeed a full-length book, it’s actually more like a serial rather than a series and it does end with a cliffhanger. So, if you’re not a fan of installments, turn around and flee. Honestly, you should just probably turn around and flee unless you like heroines that are TSTL and heroes that seriously just need to grow up, get their crap together, and move on.
I tried. I really, really tried to like this book but it ended up being a DNF. The characters just drove me insane. Both Parker and Ryker are head-over-heels for Sage and, honestly, I just don’t see it. All three of them need to grow up and move on. And Sage, was just bloody stupid. She was definitely one of those too stupid to live characters. I really wouldn’t have minded if the author knocked her off.
Overall, this book just wasn’t my cuppa tea. After barely making it through the first few chapters, I ended up skimming through the book hoping it would catch my attention and the only that they ended up happening was me loathing Sage and wanting to shake some sense into Parker and Ryker.

So, Lovelies, do you like love triangles in your romances
 or do you avoid them like the plague?

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