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Rules of the Game

Kathryn West has it all – she’s a confident, bestselling author living it up in New York City. Too bad she doesn’t actually exist, and is only timid Maddie Sawyer’s pseudonym. Determined to attend her high school reunion with a man right out of one of her racy romance novels, she plots to find a sexy bad boy who’s up to Kathryn’s standards.

She finds Mr. Perfect shooting pool in a biker bar. He’s a blue-collar hunk who just happens to look great in leather. But the mysterious Scott Brady has some rules of his own: he won’t agree to her deal unless she poses as his girlfriend in front of his family and friends first.

As the reunion nears, Maddie tries to maintain her carefree façade, knowing she’ll soon face some old ghosts. She’s torn between her growing attraction to Scott and the nagging feeling that he’s hiding something important. Will she still want him when she finds out his secret? What about when he discovers hers?

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HOLT Medallion Winner
Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Awards Finalist ~ Best Mainstream Romance
Aspen Gold Readers' Choice Winner ~ Best Contemporary Romance
Golden Quill Finalist ~ Best Single Title Romance



Night Owl Reviews ~ 5 stars ~ Reviewer Top Pick! ~ This is one author I love reading and I know once you've tried one of her stories, you'll be just as hooked as I am.

All About Romance ~ Rules of the Game is a well written, emotional book and I recommend it.

Book Binge ~ It's on my "to be read again" pile as well as on my favorites list. I give it a 5 out of 5 and would give it more if I could.

TBR Pile ~ Recommended Read ~
It's been a while since I enjoyed a contemporary so much. Ms. James not only earned a wonderful rating, she earned a fan.

Tracy's Place
~ 4 stars ~ (Ms. James) has a great way with words and her characters - main and secondary - and makes them come to life.

Book That Thing ~ 4 stars ~ I was fully invested, I laughed, I hit my head on the table (repeatedly), and I was entertained.

Revolving Bookcase~ 4 stars ~ Sandy James impressively takes some not-so-pleasant subjects and uses them to add depth to what would have been an otherwise run-of-the-mill love story.