Game For Trouble by Karen Erickson
Title: Game For Trouble
Author: Karen Erickson
He’ll play dirty to get what he wants…Willow Cavanaugh would be happy if she never saw cocky football star Nick Hamilton again. Sure, their fling was the hottest she’d had, but he’s way too much of a playboy to settle down with one woman. Plus, she’s got her heart set on a piece of real estate for her catering business—and Nick owns that property. Nick may be at the top of his game, but all he wants is a second chance with Willow. When he offers to sell her his commercial space if she agrees to a series of dates with him, their chemistry is so scintillating that jumping back into bed seems like an inevitability. But Willow’s decided all’s fair in sex and blackmail. Little does she know, Nick’s playing to win…and she’s the prize.
Review: Nick comes in willing to play dirty to get what he wants – and what he wants is Willow. I loved his “plan of attack” to get Willow back, blackmailing her into accepting dates with him. I doubt she would have given him a chance otherwise. While some might not view it with kind eyes, I go for the old adage in this situation that, “desperate times call for desperate measures”. To me he proved his feelings by trying to win her all over again, and by not criticizing her father when he had the opportunity to do so. He loved her, and he wanted to spare her feelings. Too bad her father hadn’t considered her feelings in the beginning!
I wish he had come right out in the beginning and told her that it wasn’t just about desire – that he loved her and always had. That is what she wanted all along, and I hope she would have agreed to give it a chance had that happened. I also would have liked to have seen a little more in regards to Willow and her father after their altercation. All in all, a good story, with a solid story, and some great chemistry…it’s not quite as good as I thought it would be , but it was an okay read.