Play dirty

by Sandra Brown | Romance |
ISBN: 0340923628 Global Overview for this book
Registered by JonniC of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 3/21/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by JonniC from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Bought this from Waterstones in their sales section for £1.00, thought it was a good offer and I've always wanted to read a Sandra Brown book - what an offer it was as the book is in perfect condition and it was a brilliant read.

I cannot believe I am dropping a star on this but I feel like I have no choice when the author uses homophobic language twice - the "F" word ("Faggy") should never be used to describe an item or a person, and while I understand it was from the perspective of the main character (which doesn't excuse the behaviour as I never would've presumed Griff Burkett was homophobic at all - and while I understand he is an American Football player and so homophobia isn't unexpected within sport as a whole, he never came off as someone who would have a problem with gay people), this book is in third-person and so the use of the word is actually from the author herself. The use of the word has made me question whether I actually want to read any of her other books - and if one does come my way, I hope that word isn't seen again.

I believe the word appears twice in the entire book and there is even a friendly gay background character in the book and so you would think that word didn't belong whatsoever. Both of the times that the word appears, it's to describe some shirts being sold in a store - the word is suggestive and fails to describe the shirts adequately, yes Griff may not have chosen the shirts himself but what did they look like? What is the word telling us about the shirts? Are they fuchsia pink? Are they leopard print? Are they patterned? Do they have cute Disney characters on? I really don't get why she chose that word, and it's going to continue to annoy me for the rest of my life when it comes to this book.

I've digressed way too much on this but it really did get to me while reading this book. Regardless, the rest of the story is solid and exciting. I was gripped from start to finish as Griff Burkett's life unravels.

It's an extremely suspenseful book that will have you on the edge of your seat, just don't fall off from the certain word choice as I did. I had to re-read to make sure I'd read that right. The book was written in 2007, and there was no need to use that sort of language.

I am interested in reading another one of her books but I'm in no rush to do so.

Blurb: His release from prison should have been the end of Griff Burkett's troubles. It wasn't. The former star American football player is now reviled by fans for throwing a championship game, his fortune lost, and he remains under the dark shadow of suspicion for an unsolved murder.

And his worst enemy, the man who has pledged to destroy him, is tracking his every move.

So when eccentric millionaire Foster Speakman offers Griff a vast amount of money in exchange for impregnating his wife Laura, Griff readily agrees. What could be easier? Little does he know that this bizarre contract will trap him in a web of betrayal, with deadly consequences.

Released 2 mos ago (3/27/2023 UTC) at Coffee No1 Newhall Street in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom


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