Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Book Review ~ Power Play (The Risky Business Series) by Tiffany Snow


Power Play
(Risky Business #1)
by Tiffany Snow
Expected publication: June 30th 2015 by Forever

THIS KIND OF BUSINESS CAN ONLY BE PERSONAL

Sage Reese lives for her job. More precisely, she lives for her debonair boss, Parker Andersen. Sage handles everything for Parker, even as she fantasizes about the one thing that isn't in her job description: him. But when a high-stakes account crosses the line from shady to deadly, a tough cop starts giving Sage the attention she wishes Parker would . . .

Detective Dean Ryker couldn't be more different from Parker. While Parker wears expensive suits like a second skin and drives a BMW, Ryker's uniform is leather jackets and jeans . . . and his ride of choice is a Harley. While Parker's sexiness is a reserved, slow burn, Ryker is completely upfront about what-and who-he's after. And Sage tops his list.

Now, as Ryker digs deeper into the dark side of Parker's business, Sage finds herself caught between two men: the one she's always wanted-and the one who makes her feel wanted like never before . . . 


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Once again, I have finished a novel written by Tiffany Snow and I find myself awestruck.  Power Play, the first installment of the Risky Business Series was everything I expected from the talented Ms. Snow plus so much more.  If I had to sum up book one of this series, it would be The Kathleen Turner Series on steroids.  It's bigger and better than before with more drama, more romance, and more suspense – just more of everything that I came to love in the other series. 

Instead of two brothers, we have two former best friends.  I say former because they both use to be in love with the same woman – a woman who took her own life because she could not stand to come between the two friends.  But what she didn't know is her death tore these two men apart more than ever.  These two men are Ryker, a police detective, and Parker, an investment banker.  Both men are swoon worthy, but I must admit that Ryker has stolen my heart.  This man is the bad boy type that I find myself drawn to who is sex personified and such a smooth talker.  Yep, my heart is with Ryker.  I’m not sure how I feel about Parker yet.  Yes, he is one sexy man, but I just don’t know how I feel about him yet – so I guess you can say that the jury is still out as far as Parker is concerned.

Then we have Sage Reese, Administrative Assistant to Parker.  She has been so in love with Parker since day one of her employment and is obsessively dedicated to this man.  She does everything possible to make Parker’s work life flow smoothly.  It’s not until Parker comes under scrutiny due to a big investment deal involving some shady Russian characters that Ryker is on Sage’s radar, and suddenly her love for Parker is not so clear cut.

After all the drama and intensity that was never ending, book one ends and it appears that Sage’s decision on which man she is going to choose is pretty clear cut, but then in the final pages we learn that maybe, just maybe, one of the two men wants much, much more than we previously thought.  So yes, we have a love triangle which may turn some readers off, but I must say I loved trying to guess who will end up with whom.

I absolutely loved this book!  I finished this one in about a day because I just couldn't put it down.  It kept me guessing throughout and I was biting my nails because of all the high stakes drama that took place. This well-crafted novel had a lot of suspense with just the right amount of romance.  There are plenty of twists and turns that kept me engaged throughout.  Tiffany Snow hit it out of the park with this one and I can’t wait for Playing Dirty to be released. 

If you loved The Kathleen Turner Series or just love a good romantic suspenseful story with lots of high stakes drama and hot, steamy romance then you’re going to love this new series.  

5 stars

Tiffany attended the University of Missouri – Columbia, attaining two degrees in History and Social Studies Education. After working many years as an instructor and consultant in the Information Technology field, Tiffany now writes full-time.

Tiffany loves to read and has been reading romance novels since she was way too young to read such things. She has an unhealthy obsession for all things Doctor Who, prefers Pepsi to Coke and Absolut to both, thinks men who drink girly cocktails are wusses, has learned to never stop believing in her beloved St. Louis Cardinals, and can recite the entire scripts of When Harry Met Sally and Apollo 13. George Washington is cool, Bon Jovi still rocks the house, and Bruce Willis is the ultimate alpha-male hero.

Married with two wonderful daughters, Tiffany and her family make their home in Kansas City, Missouri, not far from where she was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.