Griff Burkett was a school-of-hard-knocks kid, abandoned by his mother, adopted by his high-school football coach. Under his tutelage, Griff earned a scholarship to play college ball and then a multimillion-dollar contract with the Dallas Cowboys. Griff had a good heart, but his Achilles heel was his arrogance, and his gambling. At the end of his career, deep in debt, a local organized-crime kingpin offers him a chance to resolve his loans by throwing a game. Griff agrees, and walks straight into an FBI sting.
After serving time, Griff finds only closed doors. Then he is summoned to the mansion of eccentric millionaire airline owner Foster Speakman. Speakman, a recluse since a car accident left him crippled, is impotent. He offers Griff half a million dollars to impregnate his wife Laura, discreetly, and with manifold rules. One of which is, if Griff succeeds, he will leave town and never see his child as long as he lives.
Griff has few options. He's still hounded by Detective Stanley Rodarte, who organized the gambling sting, and seems set upon ruining Griff's life. Griff has little means of earning a living, no family, and few friends. So he agrees - only to quickly realize he's been set up.
©2007 Sandra Brown Management, Ltd; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc
"The tension builds as lust, greed, pride, wrath and envy threaten to undo everyone in this tightly told tale of modern temptation." (Publishers Weekly)
Sandra Brown is by far my favorite author and each new book is better than the last. I had a little bit of trouble bonding with the hero and the nature of the book made it difficult to feel the romance between the two main characters, but the storyline kept me glued to my Ipod.
This is another great book by Sandra Brown. I am a new listener and have made it my goal to have all of her audio's. I have never been disapointed... ever.
Enjoying life by the sea in St. Augustine FL. Started listening to books on cassette and in 1995 over the radio, hooked ever since!
Enjoyed this entertaining read with a football twist. Current events feature fallen QB's in the news, you would think Ms. Brown ahead of the game. Escape and enjoy.
than to buy a book by a female author with a football star as one of the main characters. Not to say it can't be done. But with the title, I just don't know what I was thinking. I'm guessing high school and college girls might enjoy this one.
I got it because of the Dallas location and thought it might be interesting from that perspective because of the Dallas Cowboys and Southwest Airlines. But it was incredibly predictable and written, it seemed, at a high school level.
But I do admit, I listened to the end with a lot of fast-forwarding.
With that combination by Sandra Brown I thought I would thoroughly enjoy the book. Instead I struggled to finish it. It drags a bit in the middle but finished with a bang. Still a SB fan. Just not her best.
SUSPENSE, SEX, REDEMPTION
Yes, it was an usual story. Disgraced football hero is hired for an unusual job.
When Rick refuses to leave his lady although he placed himself in danger
I don't know, only listened to the Audio
YES. I just couldn't figure out how he could get out from under everything - it just kept building up.
Not really - hated the cop
Glad when cop got killed.
Yes, I was surprised at how invested in the story I became. Not the typical type of story I would ever even read, but it was written well and read well. Very engaging.
I liked some of the surprises, things I didn't see coming. I don't want to spoil anything.
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