Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Release Day: Power Play by Tiffany Snow

Power Play
Risky Business #1
by Tiffany Snow
Forever (Grand Central Publishing)

Power Play

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 . . .

This author's love triangle series should come with a “flashing light” warning because there is a chance you'll be left heartbroken like I was after The Kathleen Turner Series. 

But that was then and this is now! Like forbidden fruit, the temptation to read another action packed, sexy page turner by Tiffany Snow is just too great a pull for my will-power. Is this like the Kathleen Turner Series...no! The foundations laid in Power Play provide the potential for the Risky Business Trilogy to be an even greater love story.

Sage Reece loves her job which is just as well as she's pretty much on-call 24/7 for her demanding boss Parker Anderson. Not that she sees it as a hardship working for the drop-dead gorgeous man with clear blue eyes. He has her heart, although he gives the impression he's immune to her beautiful looks.

Many say he's arrogant, but Parker Anderson sees himself as confident. He's the highly sought and respected Director of Investment Analytics at KLP Capital. He's cool and business-like in his work place especially when around his stunning executive administrative assistant. Their relationship is strictly professional. However, after an old arch nemesis visits his office and notices Sage, maybe the cliché boss and secretary scenario should be considered after all?

When his arch nemesis turns up as a suspect in a case he's investigating, Dean Ryker wastes no time seeking out Parker Anderson for answers. What he didn't expect is to find a “bombshell” of a secretary working for his suspect. Never one to miss an opportunity, Ryker asks Sage on a date and whisks her away right from under Parker's nose. But is this tentative date for pleasure or another means to collect information and evidence for his case?

Power Play is a fast paced suspenseful romance. As with all of Tiffany's books this is a well written novel laced with witty and humorous dialogue. In this tight knit love triangle, the sparks of attraction are flying everywhere as both guys vie for Sage's attention. Like Sage, I can see both positive and negative personality traits in both Parker and Ryker. I do however prefer one guy over the other, but only slightly.

Power Play didn't have the same immediate impact as No Turning Back...or so I thought. This was definitely a slow burn beginning for me. In the couple of days since I finished reading this first installment of the Risky Business trilogy, I've already found myself thinking more about the protagonists than I thought I would... a feeling of deja vu? So, the seeds of a new love triangle obsession have been sown! I can't wait to find out what happens next to Sage, Parker and Ryker in the remaining books in the series; Playing Dirty and Play To Win. I just hope my pieced together fractured heart wont be broken into millions of shards again! 

5 Stars

***arc generously received courtesy of Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley***


Playing Dirty
Risky Business #2
Releases 29th September '15


Play To Win
Risky Business #3
Expected Release date: 23rd February '16

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 nearly fifteen years 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 whose untimely demise Tiffany contemplates on a daily basis.

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