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Graham is my brother's best friend. He’s always been my protector and my confidant because he accepts me the way I am—and not many do. I can’t imagine not having him in my life.
Our weekend together was supposed to be a celebration. I graduated from college, Graham got engaged and signed with a pro football team, and my brother landed his dream job. It should have been the best time of our lives.
Except that the weekend started with me walking in on Graham's fiancée going down on my brother.
I complicated the situation by having sex with Graham after that, but I wanted to comfort him and, damn, when I saw desire in his eyes—for me—I couldn’t say no. I’ve wanted him for so long.
Now he doesn’t want to see me. He says he has a darker side he needs to protect me from.
Where do we go from here? Do I try to pretend to be his friend again or push him to open up to me and possibly lose him forever?
Sleeping with one of my best friends was not exactly a brilliant idea. It made things complicated, and I didn't do anything that threw my life into chaos. The fiancée her brother Jack, had stolen had been part of my life plan, one more step I was taking to be somebody. Granted, I hadn't been in love with my intended bride, but I didn't really know how to love anybody.
I pushed to achieve more.
I battled my way to the top of the heap in my pro football career..
I'm a total dick, and I don't want Lauren to see the side of me that would trample over anybody to work my way up in the world.
Lauren sees me as a hero, a title I'd never gain with anybody else in my life, so I wanted to keep her sheltered from the hard realities of my life. I wanted her to continue to think I was a nice guy when I was really just the opposite.
We never should have crossed the line of going from friends to lovers.
There's too much Lauren doesn't know about me, and I care enough about her that I don't want her to share my pain and the darkness that never sees daylight inside me.
I want her, but she's a woman I can never have. She's too smart, too sweet, and way too good for a guy like me.
Unfortunately, pushing her away becomes much more difficult than I'd planned...
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Dalton: Women are a perk of my lifestyle. I work hard. I deserve to play harder. But I didn’t get on the Forbes List of Rising Entrepreneurs by getting lost in the baggage and disruption that comes with dating. I’ve seen dozens of men fail when they fall in love. Pathetic.
That's why I chose the Bachelor Tower. It was designed by a genius, my hero: the late, Garry F. Sinclair. He created an all-male haven for ambitious men who want to live like kings and play by their own rules. Casino nights, a fully equipped gym and lap pool, cigar and Scotch bar, and a media room with screens the size of the average movie theater. The list is endless. I easily network with men trying to launch their careers or those at the top who want to stay hungry. The best part: the tower attracts women, beautiful women who hang out in the lobby bar and vie for an invite upstairs. Easy, like fishing in a barrel.
Until Sinclair dies and Penny Fuller moves into the apartment next to me because the new owner doesn't share his vision.
Everyone agrees Penny can't stay. I don't want to get involved, but she doesn't understand the lengths my fellow building mates will go to to get her out. She's not only irresistibly sexy and painfully optimistic, she's also in real danger.
Siding with her would be career suicide.
Betraying her was never my intention.
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Lauren first met Graham when he became her brother's friend, he was quickly welcomed into their family, and for the most part acted like another brother to her... although she never really saw him that way. Lauren had a little crush on the handsome football player all through high school, and with each year that has passed since that crush has intensified, for her anyway... he just seems to continue to see her as a friend. Then on the weekend they were supposed to be celebrating his engagement, she winds up walking in on her brother getting friendly with Graham's fiance and it turns their worlds upside down... and inspires a drunken mishap that ends up helping Graham see her in a whole new light!
Graham has always valued his relationship with Lauren, for a long time he has saw her as the little sister that he never really had, but the older she got the less he saw her that way. She has grown into quite a beautiful woman, one that he loves spending time with, and also one that inspires naughty thoughts he never anticipated. When his love life takes a hit, and he finds himself suddenly single, it's Lauren that swoops in to help him over the tough break-up, and find a way to move on... and somewhere along the way he starts to see her in a whole new light. And before long his naughty thoughts start to become a reality...
Well Played is a very pleasing friends to lovers romance story that will penetrate the heart, weaken your knees, and bring on a serious case of the feels! This was a first time read for me and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with what I found, the story line was highly engaging, a few sentences into it and I was completely hooked... so much so I devoured it in one sitting! I also loved the authors approach to taking the couples friendship to a deeper level, the transition had a very realistic feel to it, capturing the feelings involved, and the doubts one may have in that situation. The characters were designed well, their descriptions of them painted a delightful picture for me, I especially enjoyed the tidbits about Graham!! Overall I would say this was a top notch first read, it checked off all my romance reading must-have's and I walked away with a happy heart and a new book boyfriend... which is a total win in my book!