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New Release Review! PLAYING DIRTY by Amy Andrews (Sydney Smoke Rugby #6)

Playing Dirty coverPlaying Dirty
by Amy Andrews


Sydney Smoke star recruit Kyle Leighton can’t believe the best sex of his life was just a one-night stand. He didn’t even know her name… Until she shows up at the locker room two weeks later and he connects the dots.

Val King. Oh shit.

Coach has one hard and fast rule: Never, ever date (much less f*ck ten ways to Sunday) his daughter. And not only did Kyle break that rule, but he wants to break it over and over again. In the shower. Against a wall. On every flat surface in his home.

But the coach and his daughter share more than just DNA. Their issues run deep and fooling around with her could widen the family chasm.

And get Kyle benched for life.

So why can’t he stop thinking about her? Flirting with her? Suggesting they date for real and damn the consequences?

Each book in the Sydney Smoke Rugby series is STANDALONE:
* Playing By Her Rules
* Playing It Cool
* Playing the Player
* Playing With Forever
* Playing House
* Playing Dirty 


This one seriously had me tearing up…more than once, and for very different reasons! This story is so, so good…and boasts one of the best grovels I’ve ever seen. Seriously–future romantic leads should take notes. It’s THAT good.

Oh, and don’t read this one while hungry, especially if you have a sweet tooth. You have been warned.

Playing Dirty is hands down my favorite of the series so far…though I’m assuming Griff and Eve are a future couple (PLEASE tell me they’re going to be a future couple) so that might be subject to change. Val and Kyle are going to be a pretty darn tough act to follow, though!

If this is your first read from this series, no worries–it works just fine as a standalone. Helpful hint for non-Aussies/readers who don’t know rugby from footy: there’s a glossary of sorts at the end; finding it and bookmarking it might be helpful. Inexplicably, it does not explain what a Chelsea bun is (they’re integral to the plot, believe it or not) so if you’re as clueless as I was, check here.

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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