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Review - Games We Play (One Night series) by Dana Isaly

I'm a bit behind with my reviews, as I've been putting the final touches to No Limits before proofreading and publication, so these are a bit shorter than usual. (Probably not a bad thing!)

Games We Play was a relatively quick read, but I was impressed by the character development and the hotness of the chemistry between Jack and Quinlan. Although the deal they agree on is one night for Quinlan to explore her deepest, darkest fantasy, both of them realise they have unleashed something far more long-lasting. Quinlan had hidden depths (no, not like that...) and Jack was a sexy, convincing Dominant. I loved the dynamic between them, Quinlan's determination that Jack wasn't going to have everything his way. It seemed to me this was a healthy representation of Dom/sub dynamics, in that Jack was considerate of Quinlan's needs at all times, even when she was happy to push things a bit.

This was a sexy, edgy book, with some wonderful side characters in Jack's friends. I want friends like these. They have all confirmed my suspicions that those scary, bearded, tattooed guys are just great big teddy-bears underneath their tough exterior.

A well-written, fast-paced story, tempting me to read more from this author.


Jack is a faceless gamer known as The Joker. He makes a living playing video games and using his gravelly voice to bring people’s sexual fantasies to life.

When the top gaming site on the West Coast sends someone out to interview him, Quinlan walks in with her auburn curls and thick curves, and they’re instantly drawn to each other.

Quinlan has no idea of the monster that lurks beneath the surface of his calm demeanor. Jack is quicksand, pulling her down into the dark underbelly of his desires. To get out unscathed, she’ll need to give into the hunger she has always tried to deny.

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