Playing the Player (Sydney Smoke Rugby Series #3)
Entangled / January 30, 2017 / $3.99 digital
Psst, can I interest you in some steamy locker room sex and a plot that subverts the sexual bet trope?
Sports romance lovers will devour this book which is the third in Amy Andrew’s Sydney Smoke rugby series, and for those who like their romance red hot, this book offers some very fine lady-boner fodder indeed.
If you’re not very familiar with Australia or Australian sport don’t worry, Amy Andrews takes the hard work out of her Australian football series for non-Australian readers. There’s a glossary of Australian terms at the end of her novel, and she renders her hero’s language intelligible to all instead of baffling readers with the type of statements commonly made by Australian footballers. Wallabies winger Nick Cummins (nicknamed the Honey Badger) is so famous for his Australianisms that entire news articles have been devoted to translating his media quotes which include:
“I just saw the line, pinned me ears back and ended up bagging a bit of meat in the corner there, which was tops!”
“You gave a lot of pill to the Badge ... which was good of you.”
Rest assured, however, that this novel’s hero is no Honey Badger and that the Australianisms have been used sparingly in this witty, fast-paced romance about a jock wooing a lady nerd.