Review: Play to Win by Tiffany Snow

Review: Play to Win by Tiffany SnowPlay To Win by Tiffany Snow
Series: Risky Business #3
February 23, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also in this series: Power Play
Also by this author: Power Play
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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.

What to say, what to say…

I loved Power Play, the first book in the Risky Business series. It was fun, sexy and dangerous. Though it introduced the potential of a love triangle, it felt real.  I’m not a believer in the idea that you can be “in love” with two people at once.  But Power Play worked.  I didn’t get the feeling that Sage was in love with both Parker and Ryker. I got more the feeling that she was exploring her options in life. She had always thought she was in love with the unattainable Parker but he was just that. Unattainable – and she moved on. 

However, through out the next two books that feeling of a realistic approach to finding love…left.  The love triangle became more and more of what I dislike about the ever ill fated threesomes.  Sage became ‘that girl’. The wishy washy one. The one that wants it all, no matter how impossible that is.  Even in Play to Win when she finally owns up to where her heart truly lies…she was still bitter and jealous of the relationship blooming in the life of the man she didn’t chose.  I just can’t get behind that.

While I loved the intrigue and action of the non-romantic plot line, I flat out could not get past my disdain for the love lines this story took. 

If you don’t mind, or you love, a love triangle and you are a fan of suspense…this is definitely a series you could love.  The writing style is good, it flows well, the characters are interesting. It has so many pros. But that one con kept throwing me off and I just could not get myself to love it.

About Tiffany Snow

Tiffany attended the University of Missouri – Columbia, attaining two degrees in History and Social Studies Education. After working many years as an instructor and consultant in the Information Technology field, Tiffany now writes full-time.

Tiffany loves to read and has been reading romance novels since she was way too young to read such things. She has an unhealthy obsession for all things Doctor Who, prefers Pepsi to Coke and Absolut to both, thinks men who drink girly cocktails are wusses, has learned to never stop believing in her beloved St. Louis Cardinals, and can recite the entire scripts of When Harry Met Sally and Apollo 13. George Washington is cool, Bon Jovi still rocks the house, and Bruce Willis is the ultimate alpha-male hero.

Married with two wonderful daughters, Tiffany and her family make their home in Kansas City, Missouri, not far from where she was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.

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