Monday, December 2, 2013

[Review] Play Dirty by Sandra Brown

Play Dirty by Sandra Brown
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publishing Date: 2007
404 Pages
Format: hardcover, purchased


After five long years in federal prison, Griff Burkett is a free man. But the disgraced Cowboys quarterback can never return to life as he knew it before he was caught cheating. In a place where football is practically a religion, Griff committed a cardinal sin, and no one is forgiving.

Foster Speakman, owner and CEO of SunSouth Airlines, and his wife, Laura, are a golden couple. Successful and wealthy, they live a charmed life before fate cruelly intervened and denied them the one thing they wanted most -- a child. It's said that money can't buy everything. But it can buy a disgraced football player fresh out of prison and out of prospects.

The job Griff agrees to do for the Speakmans demands secrecy. But he soon finds himself once again in the spotlight of suspicion. An unsolved murder comes back to haunt him in the form of his nemesis, Stanley Rodarte, who has made Griff's destruction his life's mission. While safeguarding his new enterprise, Griff must also protect those around him, especially Laura Speakman, from Rodarte's ruthlessness. Griff stands to gain the highest payoff he could every imagine, but cashing in on it will required him to forfeit his only chance for redemption... and love.

Griff is now playing a high-stakes game, and at the final whistle, one player will be dead.

Play Dirty is Sandra Brown's wildest ride yet, with hairpin turns of ploy all along the way. The clock is ticking down on a fallen football star, who lost everything because of the way he played the game. Now his future - his life - hinges on one last play.

My Review

I've always been a huge Sandra Brown fan. I started reading her books when I was in high school and haven't stopped since! I think her writing is wonderful and she really knows how to draw in readers. Play Dirty is a suspense novel with a very little bit of romance. However, that romance isn't the main part of the story, which I liked. Sandra Brown definitely knows how to write a romance, but what I really loved is that she also knows when its not really needed to make the story work. The last half of the book really took me by surprise! I wasn't expecting what happened, and didn't quite know how it would play out. However, Sandra Brown once again took me on an adventure! If you like mysteries or romantic suspense novels, this is one you don't want to miss!

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