Playing for Keeps Chapter One + Giveaway

Playing for Keeps (The Game #2)
by Emma Hart
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Monday, June 24th
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Emma Hart, comes the second book in The Game series, and the story everyone wanted after The Love Game…

She's in love with him.
He's trying not to love her.
One night changes everything.

Aston Banks never meant to get close to Megan Harper – not even for that one night. Haunted by a childhood he refuses to face, he knew she could break through every wall he’d ever built and tear them down without even realising she was doing it.

Betraying Braden by starting a relationship with Aston wasn’t on Megan’s to-do list, but the second she sees a glimpse of someone other than the arrogant ass she’s come to know, she can’t walk away.

Aston’s childhood is worse than Megan ever guessed, but as he tries and fails to push her away, it’s clear her love is stronger than the demons that cling to him every day. And now, because of it, he finally has to deal with what he’s buried deep down.

What he doesn’t want to face. What he’s fought against for so long.

And they have to do it all without Braden finding out.

Keeping a relationship secret has never been harder. 

 **This book can be read as a standalone novel, but reading The Love Game (The Game, #1) beforehand is advised.**

of Playing for Keeps

There’s always one decision in life we have to make that isn’t easy.

At nineteen, I’m ashamed to say the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make is whether or not to take advantage of the fact Braden isn’t here this weekend and do what I want to do.

What, or rather, who, I want to do, is sitting across the kitchen from me. He’s joking around with the guys like normal, his eyes casually flicking away whenever the usual bimbo walks past him. His lips curl into a slow, sexy smirk, and he looks up at me as if he can feel my eyes on him.

His lips twitch slightly, one of his eyebrows moving upwards. His expression shows the cockiness he carries himself with, the cockiness shown in his relaxed pose on the chair. He scratches at his chin, questions in his eyes.

I raise my glass, pursing my lips as I suck on the straw. My foot taps in beat with the music pumping from the other room and I hold his steady gaze, asking him my own questions.

I know what I want to do – I want to be the girl he takes upstairs instead of the one watching him go. I just don’t know if one night will be enough. I don’t know if I’ll be able to leave it at just that.

I've been in love with him for three months, one week, five days, twenty hours, and thirty seven minutes – at least roughly.

I've never said a word. And I never plan to.

*wink wink*

About the author
Emma Hart

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books.

She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys.

Emma is currently working too many books to even count - including Playing for Keeps, the companion book to New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Love Game. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to when all the ideas come to life.