Release Blitz (Book Review): Play Harder by J.T. Fox



Title: Play Harder (Hot for Him #2)
Author: J.T. Fox
Reviewer: Michelle @Michelle6803
Genre: M/M Romance
Length: 75 pages
Rating: 4 stars

WARNING: This book is 100% hard-riding, dirty-talking alpha times two. Read at your own risk.

Having him is the most dangerous play of all…

Now that Miami star quarterback Jordan Barr has had a hot, wild night with halfback Eric “The Brick”

Higgins he can’t get him off his mind. Eric is under his skin, but he needs to learn a lesson—that Jordan calls the shots when it comes to these sorts of red-hot entanglements.

And that lesson will be conducted in bed with every inch of Eric’s ripped, muscular body bared for

Jordan’s pleasure.

Jordan is the most intense, commanding lover Eric has ever had. Trouble is, the two of them have an enemy. As rumors of game fixing ratchet up, compromising photos land on their phones, as well as a note to pay up or be exposed. Eric’s ready to walk away, but when the threats intensify, the men must work together to figure out who the hell is gunning for them.

And working together can only lead to one thing…

An even hotter, harder, sexier encounter.

But the more they come together, the more determined their enemies are to tear them apart.

Play Harder is the second installment in a three-part MM romance trilogy. It ends in a cliffhanger.


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Michelle's Review

This second novella picks up where the first left off.  Jordan is being blackmailed.  After a very hot a serious kiss at a charity event, Jordan receives a text with the photos and he is not sure what to do.  He has to confront Eric regarding the text and pictures sent to him.

You already know that Jordan and Eric has some serious chemistry going on, but Jordan cannot out himself.  There is also a fixing scandal going between their two teams.  Jordan is really into Eric and both are trying to figure out who would want to jeopardize both their football careers.  Their attraction is all consuming.  Jordan is very much the alpha in the relationship and lord have mercy, was it hot reading off the pages.  Eric really enjoys Jordan’s dominance in the bedroom, even though having been burned before, he still let’s Jordan take control.

Just when you things may look good for them, Jordan learns new theories with regards to the game fixing scandal.  Typical man that he is, instead of asking outright what he was told, he accuses Eric of trying to set him up and assumes Eric is part of the blackmail scenario.  To say Eric is extremely hurt, it’s putting it mildly.

Yet another cliffhanger and one that I cannot wait to see how it all plays out in the next and final installment, Play Hardest.  I again, enjoyed the storyline, the author kept me captivated and wondering who could be behind the blackmail.  I just wished these two alpha males would stop being so stubborn and communicate a little better with each other.  So if you are looking for a quick m/m fix with two alpha dudes, then this is just up your alley.

– Michelle

*An ARC was provided for an honest review.



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WARNING: Contains two dirty-talking, hard-f*cking, no-apology-making alpha males. Read at your own risk.

Wanting him is the riskiest play of all…

Miami star quarterback Jordan Barr is the hottest man that halfback Eric “The Brick” Higgins has ever laid eyes on, and he’s wanted him in his bed for years.

When a chance encounter puts the two pro football players in the same town, the same TV studio, and the same locked room, the sparks don’t just fly, they burn. The chemistry between them is intense, immediate, and explosive and Eric isn’t about to miss his chance to have Jordan off the field. He’ll have

Jordan naked in his bed–rumors of game fixing haunting both of their teams be damned.

Eric is one extraordinarily stunning man, and Jordan would love nothing more than to show Eric what it’s like to be taken by someone who knows exactly what he wants, in the bedroom and out. But Jordan has bills to pay and far too many responsibilities to throw caution to the wind.

He has to resist. But it’s getting hard….

Really, really hard.

Play Hard is the first installment in a three-part MM romance trilogy

Praise for Play Hard:

“Dirty-talking deliciousness!” -NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Blakely

“Play Hard was fast-paced, face-fanning, and ferociously sexy fun! I loved this hot story of two alpha males in love and can’t wait for part two.” -Bestselling author Lili Valente

“Two scorching hot, dirty talking football players – need I say more? These guys light up the pages.” – Melissa Collins



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About J.T Fox


J.T. Fox loves white-hot, sexy stories about men in love (and in lust), rescue dogs, football, soccer, rugby after work, and long, lazy Sunday afternoons with friends. J.T. lives in the south with one alpha pug, two opinionated cats, and a partner who puts up with more than his fair share of crazy.




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