Bad enough Jade Frost’s boyfriend drags her to a boring poker game. Even worse that he actually threw her into the betting pot during an intense round…and lost. Talk about the perfect excuse for Jade to make him her ex-boyfriend.
Now she supposedly belongs to the ultra rich, extremely gorgeous Shep Prescott. He could have anything he wants yet he seems to be in hot pursuit of her. No matter how rude, how snarky, how impossible she acts, it doesn’t stop him. More like her horrible behavior seems to make him want her more.
When she finds herself starting to fall for him, Jade’s confused. There’s more to Shep than the carefree rich charmer he portrays. No way could he want a serious relationship with her…or could he?
I’ve been in a small reading slump for the past few days so I reached out to an author friend for a suggestion. She mentioned Fair Game by Monica Murphy and seeing as I love Monica’s books, I decided to give it a try. Plus, this was NA and you know I’m an NA junkie!
Jade is forced to a poker game by her boyfriend Joel. Unfortunately for him, he is not that great of a player and in the end loses Jade in the game to Shep. Of course Shep is this narcissist, man-whore sort and Jade wants absolutely nothing to do with him. I mean, how can you honestly expect to “win” someone’s girl in a poker game? Shep does! Of course he ruthlessly tries to get his winnings and I give him an “A” for effort. But the harder that she fights, the more the “pull” these two have brings them together.
I loved Jade…she was a great. She was funny, had a great head on her shoulders and gives Shep a run for his money. Shep on the other hand was the epitome of all NA book heros. Manwhore? Check. Cool and confidant? Check. Hot? Beyond check. He is the sort of hero that I eat up.
“I want every expression, every sound, every word she says. I want to know about all of them, I want to share these moments with her, I want them to be all for me and no one else.
Both these two had explosive chemistry and it showed throughout the book. I loved that the book was written in dual POV and it was absolutely seamless. My only teensy tiny complaint was that I felt like it was a bit of insta-love for Shep. He is this one and dump sort of dude yet he falls for Jade way too fast. I know it was partially all about the chase but still.
I read this book within one day and highly recommend it. I have to say, I think it’s one of my favorite NA’s as of late.
New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She’s a workaholic who loves her job. When she’s not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.