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Peek Inside Game for Marriage

Struggling artist Sheridan Harper never imagined she’d spend one night with famous quarterback Jared Quinn, let alone a year. As his wife. But that’s just what he’s asked her to do, and she’s agreed. Intimacy between them is strictly forbidden, but there’s something about Sheridan that tempts Jared beyond reason…

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Struggling artist Sheridan Harper never imagined she’d spend a sizzling night with Jared Quinn, the smoking-hot star quarterback of her local professional football team, the San Jose Hawks. And she’s even more shocked when Jared’s publicist makes her a proposition: a fake marriage to keep Jared out of the gossip mags. Being that close to Jared would be too tempting, so to protect her heart, she insists on secretly including a clause forbidding sex between them.

Jared just wants to keep his starting QB job and keep it in San Jose. His reputation as a ladies’ man has landed him in the headlines one too many times, but there’s something about his kind, passionate new wife that tempts him beyond reason. Any sort of intimacy between them is completely forbidden, but as their bodies fall in deep, will their hearts follow suit?

Each book in the Game for It series is STANDALONE:

* Game for Marriage
* Game for Trouble
* Game for Tonight


"Hot damn, Karen Erickson has done it again with her new story, Game For Marriage! She takes an often used plot and turned it into a sexy delightful story that will leave you breathless and cheering for more." -Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

"Game for Marriage was a fun, sexy read that I would recommend to anyone looking for a romance with a lot of heart and some smoking hot loving." -Fiction Vixen

Top Pick! "it's keeper shelf potential just by having the right amount of alpha male testosterone and independent female with a dash of quirkiness."- Night Owl Review

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622667970
Series: Game for It, Book 1
Release Date: Jan 11, 2013
Page Count: 225
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary, sports romance
Tropes: fake relationship, forbidden love/off limits, one night stand

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By ♥Rachel♥ November 02, 2013

Are you tired of all the angst normally contained in every romance book? Coming off a drama filled read that still makes your head hurt? Are you looking for sweet and spice and everything nice? Well look no further because Game For Marriage is the book for you!

Sheridan, meets Jared, the hunky and f ...more

By Catarina June 21, 2016

4 Sexy Stars.

After an unexpected and crazy night with the hot and famous NFL player Jared, Sheridan thought it would be a one-time thing. But when his publicist, in an attempt to clean Jared’s public image, makes her an insane proposition, she can’t say no. After all, she’s struggling with an art ...more

By Alyssa January 24, 2015

***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Game for Marriage by Karen Erickson
Book One of the Game For It series
Publisher: Brazen
Publication Date: January 11, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Copy from Amazon

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodread ...more

By Pam August 05, 2013

4 stars

"Once upon a time, my children, I went on a brief date with a very famous, Super Bowl– winning football player. It was magical. And boy, the man could kiss, though that’s another story for another time…"

Little did Sheridan know, that one brief date changed her life forever. Can yo ...more

By Jacqueline's Reads May 11, 2015

4 Let’s Get Married Stars

Game for Marriage is a standalone and is part of the Game for It series. Game for Marriage has two things I love in a read, okay three, it has a cute storyline, there’s a sexy football player and plenty of steam! YAY!

Sheridan is a struggling artist. She doesn’t have much, ex ...more

By Akanksha❤ Søren♰ January 22, 2013

This was a little like The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst but still different in its own way.
Loved it and throughly enjoyed it. :D

Where’s your new wife? the reporters would ask.
I melted her with my lips! Jared would cheerily reply.

By Nyrae January 13, 2013

I devoured this book! Karen Erickson writes the kind of hero I love: sexy, confident with the right amount of Alpha. Jared Quinn (isn't just his name sexy??) had me smiling and fanning myself multiple times during this book. Sheridan was a great heroine too, spunky and strong. This was a great story ...more

By Claire November 08, 2014

4 - "I can keep a secret if you can." Stars.

Extremely enjoyable, even if wholly predictable. I liked Sheridan's sass, and Jared has a dirty, dirty mouth, backed up with a footballers physique, so whats not too like!

A true panty melter if ever she saw one.

I have always liked Karen Erickson's writing, ...more

By RomanceBookVixen November 10, 2013

3.5-4 HOT-SEXY Stars

It was ok. I think the author could have done a better job. I am a sucker for anything love and football. Especially a SEXY HOT quarterback. ...more

By FV Angela January 20, 2013

Review originally posted at

Sheridan Harper is an artist trying to make ends meet after inheriting her grandmother’s art studio. Jared Quinn is a famous quarterback for the San Jose Hawks football team who needs to straighten up his bad boy reputation after so ...more

By Stacey January 17, 2013

I'm a publicist with Entangled, but Karen Erickson is not my client. I'm writing this disclaimer because her book is published by Entangled.

I've been a pretty active book reviewer for years, but I wanted to make all the above clear before you read my review. Many might say my opinion is swayed beca ...more

By Janey July 27, 2013

This was just the story I was looking for today!

Jared Quinn is the sexy, wholesome quarterback for the San Jose Hawks. He attends a local event where he comes across an alluring artist, Sheridan Harper. Their chemistry is immediate, intense & mutual!

Sheridan is taken aback when she receives an offe ...more

By Lisa January 22, 2013

One of the best contemporaries I have read in awhile (and I don't read many anymore but really enjoyed this one!). Fast paced, super sexy, with fun, likable characters. Loved watching the sexual tension mount until one of them breaks but emotions quickly become involved. Even though Jared and Sherid ...more

By Jess January 20, 2013

Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: B+

Jared’s image is going downhill and if he wants to keep his spot on his hometown NFL team as their starting quarterback, he needs to clean things up, owner’s orders. Jared’s publicist comes up with the idea of Jared getting fake-married to a so ...more

By Brandie February 06, 2013

What a sweet and sexy book! It had everything I love in a good romance - with the added element of football, another favorite passtime of mine!

Sheridan Harper is a struggling artist, trying to make ends meet while keeping open the studio she inherited from her grandmother. Jared Quinn is the star qu ...more

By Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews January 23, 2013

Slick's review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

5 Stars

Hot damn, Karen Erickson has done it again with her new story, Game For Marriage! She takes an often used plot and turned it into a sexy delightful story that will leave you breathless and cheering for more. To say I feel this way about a ...more

By Reader January 18, 2013


Jared Quinn hot and sexy quarterback for the Hawks, is in trouble with the new team owner. His off field antics with the ladies are causing bad publicity for the team.

So publicist Harvey comes up with a plan to clean up Jared's image, and save him from being sold on. That's whe ...more

By Dalia April 01, 2013

4.5 - 5 stars
I loved Jared and Sheridan's story. It's is sweet and sexy, light and intense all in one.
Jared is a bad boy QB football player with a bad reputation that threatens to put an end to his career. Sheridan is a struggling artist, trying to make ends meet while keeping open the studio she in ...more

By Pamela January 20, 2013

"Like, his dick is the size of a twenty-two-ounce Pepsi bottle."

I don't know about you but when I read this I laughed my ass off. I've never heard this saying before and I don't think I'll be forgetting it anytime soon. I read it to my husband who could only smile and shake his head.

"Game for M ...more

By Lyndy Ann ♫ July 31, 2013

I really enjoyed this. I loved how the story unfolded between Jared and Sheridan it was a nice romantic read.
I will definitely be reading more Karen Erickson books. ...more

By Kim Reads January 22, 2013

Reviewed on:
For Read Your Writes Book Reviews

Mmmmm....Where do I start? I haven’t read a Karen Erickson book that I haven’t liked. Add a starting QB to the mix and you have a recipe for a really good read. Add in Entangled Publishing’s Brazen line and you have a H- ...more

By Melody January 17, 2013

Originally on What I'm Reading

First off, LOVED this book. Oh my! To be honest there isn't going to be much left of your brain after reading Game for Marriage by Karen Erickson. Seriously, but worth the sacrifice.

Right from the beginning I was drooling over the hero, Jared Quinn. Come on he's freakin ...more

By Kati January 14, 2013

Karen Erickson is bringing her brand of sexy back! Jane's Gift, her first book with Entangled Publishing was sweet and sensual but good gosh almighty! Game for Marriage had my palms sweating, giggling hysterically, sighing and ugly crying at the moment. I can't wait for more smexiness from Karen.

Ste ...more

By Beate January 15, 2013

Guh! This book had me at the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I love Sheridan and Jared, and it kills me that the next book in the series isn't out yet. And I don't know when it'll be either!

Sheridan is your struggling artist who is having a hard time making ends meet. She short and she's a fi ...more

By The Smutty Kitty February 06, 2013

As posted on The Smutty Kitty

5 out of 5 Licks

Ms. Erickson has done it again. I am not going to lie, going in I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book. Football player has a fake marriage with a nice girl to clean up his image...I wasn't sure if it would turn into something I would wind up enjo ...more

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Karen Erickson

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USA Today Best Selling Author

Karen Erickson

Karen Erickson lives in central California with her husband, three kids, one dog and too many cats. Being a romance writer and bringing her characters to life is her greatest dream come true. To see what she's up to, please visit

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