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FAIR GAME (The Rules Series, Book 1) May 12, 2015
Bad enough Jade Frost’s boyfriend drags her to a boring poker game. Even worse that he actually threw her into the betting pot during an intense round…and lost. Talk about the perfect excuse for Jade to make him her ex-boyfriend.
Now she supposedly belongs to the ultra rich, extremely gorgeous Shep Prescott. He could have anything he wants yet he seems to be in hot pursuit of her. No matter how rude, how snarky, how impossible she acts, it doesn’t stop him. More like her horrible behavior seems to make him want her more.
When she finds herself starting to fall for him, Jade’s confused. There’s more to Shep than the carefree rich charmer he portrays. No way could he want a serious relationship with her…or could he?
Heaven forbid you’re normal and think he’s hot like the rest of the female
population on campus.” Kelli rolls her eyes, flicking her long, perfectly wavy
brown hair over her shoulder. I dodge out of the way before all that glossy
perfect hair smacks me in the face.
think he’s hot?”
Kelli sends my way is answer enough.
if I think or Kelli thinks he’s good looking because he just is. There’s no
denying that fact. But his arrogant attitude and smug personality cancels out
an asshole.” I stare at the back of the asshole’s head. His hair is this
streaked golden brown that almost looks like he paid for those highlights,
which I really hope he didn’t because oh my God, that would make him even more
pretentious. Though I’m sure he received those naturally glorious blond streaks
by sailing on his family’s yacht or whatever. Or perhaps sunning himself on the
beach during one of the many tropical vacations he no doubt takes.
different crowds is putting it mildly. He’s older than me by two years. He’s in
a frat and I’m not in a sorority. He’s rich as hell and I am most assuredly not.
There is absolutely no reason whatsoever for him to know I exist and I’m fine
him sounds like an asshole. And his nickname is stupid too. Shep.” I grimace. All rich dudes have
stupid nicknames I swear. “Sounds like a dog’s name. ‘Here boy. Here Shep.
Mommy’s got a treat for you’,” I sing song then roll my eyes. “Ridiculous.”
Mommy’s got a treat for him,” Kelli says, her droll voice dripping with
wishes.” I wave my hand, sending a cautious glance in Shep’s direction. I may
be mocking his ass but the last thing I want is for him to actually hear me.
tonight aren’t you?” Kelli sounds bored. That’s because we are bored. Holed up
in a crappy little underground poker palace run by the supposedly legendary gambler
Shepard Prescott and all of his rich, asshole friends. Our boyfriends brought
us here so they could play against Shep and his gambling posse because they
have a reputation. As in, they bet big so they tend to win big. But more often
than not, they lose. Really big…
counting on the losing really big part.
maybe two more rounds of this and then I’m walking,” I mutter before I finish
off the rest of the warm beer in my requisite red Solo cup. Grimacing, I set
the cup on the table behind me and heave a big sigh, earning a quick glance
from my boyfriend. Pretty sad he recognizes my irritated sighs but we really
haven’t been getting along lately so it’s no surprise. He flashes me a tense
smile before returning his gaze to the cards in his hand.
stressed.” Kelli nudges my side with her pointy elbow, making me yelp. Does she
sharpen those things or what? “Joel. Look at him.”
him. And she’s right. Joel does look stressed. What else is new? “He’s been
wearing that look a lot lately.” Lack of funds will do that to a person.
Instead of saving the money his parents gave him at the beginning of the
semester to bail him out since he lost his part time job, he went and blew it
on stupid stuff. Like that pair of designer sunglasses he promptly lost when he
was at one of those lake parties, got drunk and went swimming with them on. In
doesn’t always make the best choices.
very many chips left either,” Kelli mentions, leaning in close to me so she can
see past Shep. But who can really see past that guy? He has shoulders as broad
as a mountain. And all that wild does he
pay for highlights or not hair that sort of springs up as if it has a mind
of its own.
means we can leave soon.” I grab my cup from the table and bring it to my lips
only to realize it’s empty and I frown. Not that I want more warm beer but…
Shep raises his hand above his head and snaps his fingers, his finger pointed
he do that?” I ask no one under my breath, glancing up at the barely dressed
girl who’s suddenly standing in front of me, fresh Solo cup in hand outstretched
toward me. I take the drink from her with a mumbled thank you and she flashes
me a toothy smile before she bounces away.
nudge from Kelli’s pointy elbow—that should be an illegal weapon—before she’s
pointing at the wall across from us. There’s a mirror mounted there.
Prescott is looking right at us, a smug grin stretching his lips wide,
revealing perfect white teeth.
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New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She’s a workaholic who loves her job. When she’s not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.
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