Published: November 19, 2007
It started as a game, but they are both playing to win.
Tina meets Shaun at a monthly meeting of eccentric game players in a British manor house. Shaun is a loner, highly competitive, and devastatingly sexy. When he challenges Tina to a sexual relationship, she can’t resist.
In a dangerous game of seduction, sassy Tina might have met her match in Shaun. He is a forthright, dominant lover, and the atmosphere of competition extends to their more intimate moments as they pursue a passionate affair. Each encounter ups the stakes, but what has started as a game rapidly grows more intense. Both players realize they have to play their way carefully, to win the prize. But what is real, and what is gamesmanship? In a relationship brimming with conflict, the ultimate challenge will be getting their opponent to reveal their true hand.
Tina has been invited by her friend, Kate, to a gaming workshop where she meets Shaun. Initially Shaun comes off as arrogant, dominating and egotistical even though Tina really wants to dislike him, she can’t seem to help her sexual attraction to him. The gaming weekends take on new meaning for the two when Shaun challenges Tina to add sex games to their weekends. Before long they’re both more than a little unsure of who really has control of the game, and if it’s even really still a game.
Even though the story was predictable I enjoyed it because of the magnet-like attraction between Tina and Shaun-they couldn’t keep their hands off of each other when they were together. I loved watching each of them trying to take the upper hand and maintain control and the dual points of view also gave more depth to the story. The sex scenes were not over the top but still hot and steamy.
A very good read.