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Peek Inside Out of Play

Rock star drummer Bishop Riley just needs a few months to detox before his next tour. Fiery, headstrong Penny has zero in common with the cocky, too-hot-for-his-own-good Bishop, and she'd like to keep it that way

Out of Play

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Rock star drummer Bishop Riley just needs a few months to relax and detox before his band’s next tour. But the last place he expected to do it is in Seldon, Alaska. And the last person he wants to do it with is Penny Jones.

Fiery, headstrong Penny has zero in common with the cocky, too-hot-for-his-own-good Bishop, and she’d like to keep it that way. But the more Bishop gets under her skin, the more she wants to let him in. And the more Penny lets him see, the more Bishop wants to know this stubborn girl with the killer body and soulful eyes.

The simmering heat between them won’t go away, no matter how hard either of them tries. Their time together in Alaska may be running out—but so is their resolve for not taking a chance on love.


"Out of Play by Nyrae Dawn and Jolene Perry was an awesome YA novel that I had no trouble devouring in one sitting! " - Words, Pages, and Books

Take 2 incredible authors, put them together and what happens? Magic. I loved this book so much. " --Kimi, Goodreads

"Out Of Play I love girls who have snarky attitude and smart words. I adore girls who re-define who they are. This story is exquisite." --Savannah, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622660117
Release Date: Aug 6, 2013
Page Count: 320
Imprint: teen
Genre: contemporary, sports romance, young adult
Tropes: coming of age/family/social issues, girl next door, opposites attract

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By Nyrae July 31, 2013

This book was so much fun to write! I got to incorporate many of the things I LOVE about writing and reading YA books. ...more

By BookLover April 04, 2016

ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Very satisfying story of opposites attract. I really like Nyrae Dawn’s writing style so I was excited to read this story, co-written with Jolene Perry.

The setting — Alaska, a rock star tryi ...more

By nashi July 15, 2020

Es más como un 3.9 o un 4 (aún no me decido. Creo que nunca lo haré.)

Out of Play me ha gustado. Fue una lectura fresca, agradable y me entretuve mucho con ella. Los personajes me han parecido geniales, con mucha personalidad y diferentes. Bishop fue un personaje muy interesante de leer y esta fue la ...more

By Kimi August 05, 2013

Take 2 incredible authors, put them together and what happens? Magic. I loved this book so much. Rock star and hockey romances are among my favorite stories and this one has both.

The characters and story were strong and relatable. I both laughed and teared up. I heard it was a real thing to do BUT ...more

By Savannah (Books With Bite) September 18, 2013

Review: Out Of Play I love girl who have snarky attitude and smart words. I adore girls who re-define who they are. This story is exquisite.
Plot: You have this girl, Penny who plays a tough game both on and off the field of  ice hockey. She doesn’t let anyone be soft on her. Then Riley comes along. ...more

By Brandi August 08, 2013

Warning you will cry in this book, if for some reason you don't you are heartless. This book had my two favorite things in it, rockstar bad boy and Hockey. Yes I know I am obsessed with Hockey.

I fell in love with Gary and Troy. Yes you heard me right I know that they are not the main characters in t ...more

By Sharon August 03, 2013

Review: 4 ½ out of 5 stars

Out of Play by Jolene Perry and Nyrae Dawn was kindly provided to me by Entangled Teen and kept me riveted right from the very first page with its exciting premise and amazing characters.

Bishop Riley is the drummer for a famous award winning band and has been sent to Seldon ...more

By Yvette August 05, 2013

Out of Play isn’t the typical rock star romance, following a band on tour and some lucky girl who tames the untamable playboy musician. This is a Young Adult novel co-written by Jolene Perry and Nyrae Dawn, so aside from drug use, it’s fairly tame for a story with a rock star protagonist. At its cor ...more

By Cassie August 01, 2013

Mmmkay... this book? Totes awesomazing! Hot and sexy, but also kinda cute and innocent too. It pretty much goes through the spectrum of butterfly emotions. *sings Colbie Caillat's Bubbly*

Let's start with Penny, who is my favorite of Jolene's girls ever! Okay, okay, maybe I'm lying because I've loved ...more

By sandra April 02, 2020

No es un secreto que me encanta cómo escribe Nyrae Dawn y la mayoría de sus libros me fascinan. Así que Out of play no iba a ser menos.

Out of Play se ha convertido inmediatamente en uno de mis libros favoritos. Creo que ha sido por los personajes, por Penny y por Bishop. Penny no es la típica prota ...more

By Makii August 02, 2015

" Cierro los ojos por un momento, tratando de aclarar mis ideas, al tiempo que deslizo los dedos por su pelo.
—Me encanta la forma en que me afectas la cabeza.
—Me encanta la forma en que tú afectas la mía. —Me observa. Intensamente. Como lo hace siempre—. Lo sabes, ¿verdad?

Bishop, Bishop, Bishop♡♡ ...more

By Kara July 25, 2013

My blog received and ARC of this book for an honest review

This book had to be good - Nyrae Dawn & Jolene Perry?!
Well it didn't disappoint plus the female mc plays hockey! and you know I love my hockey books!

While the mc's were great - my favorite characters were Gramps and Gary. These two authors m ...more

By Audrey July 20, 2015

I absolutely loved this book! It's rare for me to have much time to read these days, but when I pick up a book that sucks me in, I make time! I thought it was well-written and I loved the main characters: the beautiful, balsy, hockey-playing Penny and the moody, gorgeous, incredibly talented drummer ...more

By ~Dawn~TUG August 18, 2013

I was anxiously awaiting this book after meeting both authors at SFINE in San Francisco. I love both of their work and together they slay..Dizzy! Add in a tomboy who plays hockey and a rockstar drummer = me reading and loving! ...more

By Julia March 31, 2017

Why I haven't read this book sooner? I absolutely loved it! It even made me cry ...more

By Vani June 23, 2015

Como todo libro de Nyrae, PERFECTIRIJILLO <3. ...more

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

Out of Play by Nyrae Dawn and Jolene Perry
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from the publisher (for the tour)

Summary (from Goodreads):

Rock star drummer Bishop Riley doesn't have a drug problem. Celebrit ...more

By Doris March 27, 2016

Where do you send a pill head drummer for a band that has Grammies under their belt and he needs to get his stuff together? Alaska?! This seems like a great idea for everyone but Bishop. So yeah, maybe he did almost die by downing too many pills this last time and yeah, maybe he has been letting his ...more

By Nicole June 02, 2016

This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Out of Play is the sort of book that deals with tough issues really well but doesn't completely mangle your heart in the process. Not that I'm not a fan of the occasional heart-mangling (you know I love a good cry now and ...more

By Michelle August 04, 2013

When I saw Out of Play on netgalley I knew I had to request it, and kept my fingers and toes crossed that I got accepted. When I received an email saying I had been accepted to read it I was beyond excited
The very first chapter is intense, Bishop goes home after a concert and is trying to find peace ...more

By Samantha August 06, 2013

Bishop Riley is a drummer, and not just any drummer at that. He’s the drummer for a celebrity band…and the drummer who may have a pill addiction. He doesn’t think it’s an addiction though, so when his parents ship him off to Alaska to get clean after an accidental overdose, he’s more than a little m ...more

By Jessica July 29, 2013

Bishop Riley knows all too well that being the drummer of a successful rock band isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The pressures are crashing down on him and he has formed a pill habit to cope. After waking up in hospital from a near overdose, Bishop is faced with an intervention. Either be shipped o ...more

By Kim August 08, 2013

I have really enjoyed Nyrae's solo efforts so far, and Out of Play was no different. It takes place primarily in Alaska after the story is set up, so for anyone expecting to read about a rockstar on the road meeting a girl in the audience/ backstage etc who catches his eye, this book is not that typ ...more

By Bella July 25, 2013

I was SO FREAKING EXCITED to get an ARC from a book by Nyrae Dawn and Jolene Perry. Love them so hard!!

Out of Play is a book about self discovery. I loved Bishop - hot, intense, tortured drummer - what's not to love?? Well, I guess there is one thing. Um, Bishop has a problem with pills. So he's far ...more

By [~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥ August 06, 2013

Bishop, a drug addict, almost overdosed...

Penny has a lot going on...

As well as looking after her grandfather who has Alzheimer's, her mums hardly around and she's crushing on her best friend...

They meet in Alaska where Bishop is trying to recover...

My thoughts

Being in a band, Bishop is a drug addic ...more

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Jolene Perry

About the author

Jolene Perry

Jolene grew up in South-central Alaska. She's lived in Anchorage, near the Alyeska ski resort, on a cabin on an island on a lake, and then in a boring old house. Jolene kissed a boy on her high school graduation night. One she'd wanted to kiss for a long time. They got married two years later, have built two homes together, survived military deployments, law school, student loan debt, and two children. Jolene plays the guitar, takes pictures, and loves to hike. She doesn't like rivers, but loves the ocean. She loves to fly, but gets motion sick. Her ultimate vacation would be to sail through the deserted islands in The Bahamas. Two years ago, she got that wish when her parents retired on a sailboat. She taught high school French when she was only a few years older than her students, and then taught middle school math with her degree in political science and French. She spends grocery money on designer fabric, shoes, and books. Jolene cannot express how many times she wished she could write a whole novel. And now she has. Several times. Life is good. She currently lives in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska with her husband and two kids.

Nyrae Dawn

About the author

Nyrae Dawn

Nyrae Dawn is also the author of the bestselling The Games series, including Charade. She is also the co-author of Out of Play with Jolene Perry. She lives in California with her husband and children.

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