Thursday, February 25, 2016

Release Week Blitz: Play to Win by Tiffany Snow

About PLAY TO WIN (book 3 in The Risky Business Series)
Falling in love with polar-opposite men was an intoxicating ride that nearly ended Sage Reese's life. Now it's time for Sage to decide: Parker, the clean-cut, filthy-rich business magnate . . . or Ryker, the tough-as-nails undercover detective. Her choice? Neither. Because she can't stand the thought of coming between two brothers-in-arms finally trying to repair their friendship.

Yet not everyone feels the same way, including a mysterious woman who's come to Ryker and Parker for help. Sage knows firsthand how hard it is for the two former Marines to resist a damsel in distress. But something just doesn't feel right.

Now there's a danger closing in that only Sage can see, and she intends to do everything she can to protect Parker and Ryker-even at the risk of losing them both.


“Parker’s dead.”
Ryker stared at me, seemingly uncomprehending. Not that I could blame him. I’d just arrived on his doorstep in the middle of the night, though it didn’t look like he’d been asleep.
“They came to my apartment,” I continued, my voice flat. “They took me and they killed him. They just…killed him.” I couldn’t continue. Tears poured from my eyes as I began to sob. I’d been numb before, the ordeal of being kidnapped necessitating a distance from the horror of what had happened in my apartment. Was Parker’s body there even now?
I couldn’t breathe. Ryker was talking to me but I couldn’t hear him and I still couldn’t breathe. My knees buckled and if he hadn’t had a hold of me, I would’ve crumpled to the floor.
“Sage! Listen to me…” Ryker implored, but I barely heard him.
Suddenly, I was torn from his grasp. A hand forced my chin up and I blinked open my eyes—
I gasped, stumbling backward, but he caught me.
“I’m okay,” he said, his blue eyes boring into mine. “They didn’t kill me. I’m all right.”
My jaw was hanging open, my sobs abruptly cut off, and then I threw myself at him.
“Oh my God oh my God on my God,” I kept repeating, my arms circling his neck so tightly I had to be choking him. Not that he seemed to mind. “You’re here! You’re okay.” More tears, but this time of relief rather than heartbreak.
Parker held me just as close, his arms around my waist just this side of painfully tight. His face was buried in my neck and I savored the feel of him in a way I never had before…because I’d never been so close to losing him as I had come tonight.
The sound of Ryker clearing his throat brought me back to the here and now, and I pulled back, releasing Parker. He let me go, albeit reluctantly it seemed. An uncomfortable awareness settled over me as I stepped away to put some space between Parker and me. Ryker stood a few feet away, shirtless with a bandage covering the burn on his chest, watching us.
“So, um, how, uh, how did you get here?” I asked Parker, hurriedly swiping my wet cheeks. My voice was hoarse and I avoided both their gazes, instead sinking onto the couch. I glanced around hopefully for McClane, but remembered he was still recuperating at the vet’s.
“Ryker showed up just in time, before Leo and his men decided to finish me off,” Parker said.
Leo Shea. Crime boss, ruthless “businessman,” and the guy who’d not only tried to kill me, but had decided to kill Parker, too. Lives meant nothing to him. Parker’s had been for expediency; mine was for revenge. Only luck in the former and the timely intervention of my father’s in the latter had thwarted Leo.
“And your apartment needs another cleanup job, by the way. I’ll call to get it done.”
Good to know. I wondered if whoever the CIA used for that sort of thing offered a discount for frequent customers.
“I knew they’d taken you,” Parker continued. “Ryker has weapons and ammunition, so we came here.”
He didn’t continue, but I could fill in the rest. They’d been on their way to rescue me. Well, at least they could agree on something at last.
And Ryker had ended up keeping Parker alive. I remembered now. Ryker had dropped me off at my place, then left to go to the police station, but had said he’d be back. Looked like his timing couldn’t have been better. He’d saved Parker, a man he supposedly hated.
Now the two men stood a few feet apart, both looking at me. The enormity of all that had happened during the past few days washed over me and I lifted a hand to rub my forehead. Ryker had said he wasn’t giving up on me, and Parker had told me he loved me. My headache seemed to grow exponentially, especially when images of Parker and me in my bed flashed through my mind.

Play to Win was a fast paced, danger lurking, schemes a playing, action packed book that also brought us Sage and Parker's story.

Sage has feelings for both Ryker and Parker, but if she was told she had to choose just one, she'd be able to do it, but she doesn't want to. Sage doesn't want to be the person, the reason, that these two friends blow apart again, so Sage decides the best thing to do is to break it off with both men and find a way to move on herself. If only it were that simple and the men in her life agreed. 

When an old flame storms into town stirring up the past between Ryker and Parker, and Sage finds herself pulled into the middle of it, things really get busy.  There's danger lurking, secrets have been kept, schemes are being acted out, and Sage wonders who she can trust and who's deceiving who.  

Play to Win not only gives us the struggle Sage feels torn between two men, two men she has an amazing respect for, but also we dive into the suspicious things going on around Sage and Ryker and Parker.  There are threats abounding, but how and why are they all involved.  As these 3 try to find answers, allies and enemies come out of the woodwork and they have to decide who can be trusted and who can't.  

This story kept me on the edge of my seat curious to find out just what exactly was going on, how it was all connected and how it would turn out for Parker, Sage, and Ryker.  I felt that in the end, things turned out how they were supposed to and that it ended well for all involved.  

Tiffany Snow wrote a wonderful story, that sucked you right in to the mystery but also had you battling between yourself for how you wanted it to end.  There was a sweet push and pull between Sage and both Ryker and Parker, but there was also an undeniable choice lurking, one you knew would have to be made outright at some point.  But with tensions high and risks being taken, this trio found a way to work together to solve the problem, and in doing so forced out more revelations about their own feelings.  

About PLAYING DIRTY (book 2 in The Risky Business Series)
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 

About Power Play (book 1 in The Risky Business Series)
Sage Reese lives for her job. More precisely, she lives for her debonair boss, Parker Andersen. Sage handles everything for Parker, even as she fantasizes about the one thing that isn't in her job description: him. But when a high-stakes account crosses the line from shady to deadly, a tough cop starts giving Sage the attention she wishes Parker would . . .

Detective Dean Ryker couldn't be more different from Parker. While Parker wears expensive suits like a second skin and drives a BMW, Ryker's uniform is leather jackets and jeans . . . and his ride of choice is a Harley. While Parker's sexiness is a reserved, slow burn, Ryker is completely upfront about what-and who-he's after. And Sage tops his list.

Now, as Ryker digs deeper into the dark side of Parker's business, Sage finds herself caught between two men: the one she's always wanted-and the one who makes her feel wanted like never before . . .

About Tiffany Snow
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Tiffany Snow earned degrees in Education and History from the University of Missouri-Columbia, before launching a career in Information Technology. After over a decade in IT, she switched careers to what she always dreamed of doing - writing. Tiffany is the author of romantic suspense novels such as the Kathleen Turner Series, which includes No Turning Back, Turn to Me and Turning Point. Since she's drawn to character-driven books herself, that's what she loves to write, and the guy always gets his girl. She feeds her love of books with avid reading, yet she manages to spare time and considerable affection for trivia, eighties hair bands, the St. Louis Cardinals, and Elvis. She and her husband have two daughters and one dog.
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