Player: An Enemies to Lovers Romance (A Deadliest Lies Novel, #4). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Player – A Deadliest Lies Novel by Michele Mannon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The things I can do with my tongue.

Roll lies off it with easy grace. Pleasure a woman until she’s crying out the fake name I gave her. Sweet-talk, bullshite, con my targets into believing what I want them to believe—that I’m not a hitman on a mission to kill.

The reporter doesn’t stand a chance. She thinks I’m CIA. A fella in the middle of a black market uranium deal with secrets to reveal. A means to an end. She believes I’m helping her investigate a story, instead of using her to perpetuate my lies . . . playing her.

I’ve got to say, she’s persistent. An honest woman hell-bend on broadcasting the world’s ugly truths.

Problem is I work for a dangerous, underworld organization shrouded in secrecy. 

Expose me, and even a smooth-talker like me won’t be able to save her.


Great story and terrific romance!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: ❤️💙💜💛🖤
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📔
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌎
Character development: 👤👤👤👤

The setting: Mexico, A Cargo Ship, Cork, Ireland

The Hero: Finn McDuff – works as a hitman for TORC, a privately owned security corporation that takes jobs for the government that even the CIA won’t take. His boss, Hayden is ruthless and will take out anyone that gets in his way. Finn is tracking down the seller and buyer of a cargo of Uranium for his company.

The heroine: Clarissa Steele – a reporter that was fired from her job for getting caught in a compromising position with her Boss. The boss got a promotion and she lost everything. She is tracking down the story about the Uranium as her ticket to the big time and getting back everything she lost.

The Love Story: Clarissa was told by a source that Finn works for the CIA and he doesn’t set her straight. She thinks he is working undercover to take down the Irish Mob and the seller of the Uranium. Finn suggests they work together and they pose as a couple while in Ireland.

Finn wants to get the attention of the mob boss O’Brien, who is big into the underground fight scene, so he gets in to the fights. I loved the way Finn would do something to Clarissa and she would get back at him She could definitely hold her own and then some.

The romance was super steamy, Finn and Clarissa have some mad chemistry going and I enjoyed the romance as much as the story about the investigation. I don’t know what it is about the way Michele Mannon writes romance but so far I have really loved her portrayal of the Hero’s in these stories. They are big, strong, handsome, tough and dominant but they are also good and they treat the women like women want to be treated. Though they don’t always do what is right, they aren’t mean and cruel like a lot of Heroes in romance and they are definitely not boring either!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.


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