Then she stole his heart.
It was too tempting to pass up.
A suitcase full of cash. A new identity already burning a hole in my wallet.
So I did it. I took the money and ran.
I had no idea the money belonged to a king of the Las Vegas underworld.
And I definitely wasn’t prepared for what he would do to get it back.
I knew I shouldn’t have let a drug addict ex-grunt pick up that suitcase, even if he was my best friend.
I should never have agreed to be the one to get the suitcase back.
Then I wouldn’t have met Izzy Lake and fallen for her bad fake accent, her beauty, and her raw vulnerability.
If I don’t get that suitcase back in eight days, I’ll be spending the rest of my life behind bars.
I need that suitcase. But I need her more.
Charline is a serious research doctor running a drug trial for a miracle serum. The serum could heal her crippled mother, but she desperately needs funding.
Trent Lockheed is a superstar NFL quarterback. Football is his life. He needs to hang onto his career to win one more Super Bowl, but his injured shoulder could end everything. He desperately needs a miracle cure.
They make an unholy bargain when Trent gives Charline money to fund her drug trial and she allows him to participate and take the miracle serum. But it all has to remain a poisonous secret between them.
To get what they want, they both need to break cardinal rules of their professions. They make the dark bargain knowing that if the secret between them was ever exposed, it could destroy them.
But how do they trust each other as complete strangers in spite of their scorching attraction? Or will that uncontrollable attraction be their real undoing?
What Readers are saying about the Playing Series:
"Getting your mind in the game, or interest in this book, will be extremely easy and excitingly enjoyable!"--InD'Tale Magazine
“I enjoyed every page from the start to the end. I will keep this story in my heart and pray that Stephanie Queen writes more of these HOT SIZZLING SCORCHING novels. The plot was exciting and characters were absolutely delicious. I read it in on setting as I was unable to put it down. I will absolutely read more of hers."--Goodreads Reviewer
"The characters were full of personality that jumped off the page and into my mind easily"--Goodreads Reviewer
Playing Until the End is over 400 pages of captivating, sizzling romance between two mesmerizing characters with an HEA. Mature content.
I remember everything about the night of our anniversary: The briny smell at the waterfront as Jack and I made love under the stars… The gentle lavender-scented breeze lifting the hairs around my face as I walked up the path toward our front door… The lingering odor of gun smoke...
Jack and I had everything. Then in one brutal instant, the universe tilted on its side, discarding us into black nothingness.
Now Jack is obsessed with revenge, and I’m desperate to leave the night of our anniversary behind me. When we’re not fighting, the only way we communicate is in the bedroom.
With nothing left to lose, I write a goodbye letter and head for my mother’s empty house, three hours away from Jack, where I quickly meet a neighbor who helps me find a job.
My new neighbor—handsome ex-soldier Isaac Evans—is complicated. Nevertheless, we form a fast friendship, bonding over a mutual desire to create something beautiful from the wreckage of our lives.
But despite the distance between us, Jack and I are still trying to make things work—fighting and playing dirtier than ever. And he doesn’t appreciate my new friendship with Isaac. Not one damn bit.