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His game, her rules.
In this grudge match, the first to score…
When style columnist Matilda Kent accidentally lets slip that she was once involved with the captain of the Sydney Smoke rugby team, she suddenly finds herself elevated to the position she’s always wanted – feature writer. The catch? She’s stuck doing a six-part series on her ex.
Still, there’s no way she can turn down a promotion…or the chance to dish the dirt on the guy who so callously broke her heart.
…could win it all!
Tanner Stone wants to be involved in a feature series about as much as he wants to snap an Achilles. But the thought of seeing Tilly again is a bonus—and has him more worked up than he wants to admit. Only he’s not prepared for how different she is – all cool and professional. His Tilly is still in there, though…and he still wants her, now more than ever. All he has to do is charm her into giving him a rematch. And this time, winner takes all!
Each book in the Sydney Smoke Rugby series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book one: Playing By Her Rules
Book two: Playing it Cool
Book three: Playing the Player
"I ADORED this book. A total 5 star read for me. This is the gold standard of what I LOVE in a second chance romance." Eve Recinella, Goodreads.
"This book was like opening a glorious present and getting the best kind of laughter, shocks and smexy characters rolled into one read. What a phenomenal series opener from author Amy Andrews" - Talking Books, Goodreads.
"This is the first Amy Andrews novel I've read, but it will definitely not be the last. Brilliant dynamic between Tilly and Tanner. Witty dialogue on top of a well written story, making it a thoroughly enjoying read! Romance fans should absolutely add this to their must read list." - Megan Shannon, Goodreads.
"This was an awesome book to read. I totally loved it. Their chemistry, the banter between them, the Twitter statuses were just superb. In short it was a perfect read." - Urvashi H, NetGalley reviewer
"Another amazing fun and sexy read from Amy Andrews. And Ms. Andrews, thanks so much for the Aussie-ism glossary!" - Bette H, Goodreads
"Blazingly hot and wonderfully sassy! This is the perfect blend of heart, humor and sex."- Zoe W, What's Better Than Books blog
"One of my favorite romance authors writing a sports romance? The romance gods must have finally heard my prayers!...All in all it was complete perfection." - CL loveisastateofmind.net
"The cover alone was enough to have me snapping it up. The fact that it was from a favorite author was only icing on the cake. But this book was so much fun to read that I devoured it in one sitting." - Rachel H, NetGalley reviewer
"Some authors are able to create tangible passion and Ms. Andrews is one of them. I instantly connected with both Tilly and Tanner, and felt their attraction the moment their eyes met for the first time in eight years. They are a hot couple, both in and out of the bedroom." - JLT, Goodreads
"Score!!!! Amy Andrews has scored major points in her newest release Playing By Her Rules. Hot Australian Rugby hero. Check! A sassy heroine. Check! A swoonworthyhero. Check! Hot chemistry. Check! A fun and sweet second chance love story! Check!Twitter Hashtags. Check! Rugby players. Check! Check!" - Michelle, fourchicksflippingpages.weebly.com
"This was a fantastic start to what promises to be a great series...Definitely looking forward to the next installment and can happily report that I have myself a brand new Brazen series to stalk" - Lana, dirtygirlromance.com
"Playing By Her Rules is sexy, sassy good fun! I love rugby player heroes and second chance romances, so when you combine the two - and throw in author Amy Andrews's signature humor - it's easy to see why this first Sydney Smoke Rugby book was impossible for me to resist." - Kimberly, witandsin.blogspot.com
"The characters are brilliantly portrayed (now come on, what do you expect with Amy Andrews as the author - they're always brilliantly portrayed!). Their emotive interactions, the score keeping and the breaking down of walls around the heart take the reader through the full gamut of emotions." - Elaine, splashesintobooks.wordpress.com
"I LOVE A SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE!! Get this book and spend a few hours in a world that Amy created and that I highly recommend with 5 big giant stars!!" - Jeananna, thebookreadinggals.com
"This was Freaking Fantastic! I could not put this down from beginning to the end, I was hooked. This is the first story that I have read by this author and it definitely will not be my last. I have never been so enthralled by a story and I can not wait to read the rest of Ms. Andrews stories." - Anita, Goodreads
Everyone had parts of their job they hated. It just so happened that today hers had a name: Tanner Stone.
Her Rules were meant to be played with.
Oh my lordy…this book brought back some very fond memories. Way, way back in the day, before I had even laid eyes on hubby, I liked watching Rugby. One of my favourite things to do on a Sunday afternoon was to sit on the hill at Ballymore and watch either Qu... ...more
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I was a bit afraid going into this one because me and sports heroes don't always get along. A lot of times I find the OTT man-whore gig to be a tad bit much with groupies and OW always in the face of the heroine. Luckly this was NOT the... ...more
ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review
Score!!!! Amy Andrews has scored major points in her newest release Playing By Her Rules. Hot Australian Rugby hero. Check! A sassy heroine.Check! A swoonworthy hero. Check! Hot chemistry.Check! A fun and sweet second chance love story!Ch... ...more
4 - "Sorry... Did I make you wet..?" Stars!
A steady start for Amy Andrews new Sydney Smoke series. We have a team of rugby players, and I would imagine as the series progress each woman to cross their paths will have the potential to make her respective player have a little less control of his ba... ...more
Romance featuring rugby players is like catnip to me. I grew up loving the game, and whilst I can tell you the points scored for a conversion, a try and a dropped-goal, I can also tell you that rugby players have outstanding thighs. And shoulders.
The second-chance trope with redemption is a firm... ...more
Title: Playing by Her Rules
Series: (Sydney Smoke Rugby, #1)
Author: Amy Andrews
Genre: Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]
HEA: (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]
(Sydney Smoke Rugby, #1) Playing by Her Rules
Book can be read as a standalone.
Yes, he'd screwed up. Big time. Yes, he had a...