Exclusive Excerpt: Playing It Tough by Amy Andrews

We’re preparing to jump back into the steamy world of Sydney Smoke Rugby with Playing It Tough releasing April 17th, and we just have to share this steamy, exclusive excerpt for you to enjoy!


The overhead light shone down from on high, giving her a glowing pink halo. She looked like an angel. A sexy, wanton, half-naked angel, poised above him, taunting him with a taste of heaven, throwing him into the depths of hell as he waited for her next move.

He could take, he knew, just lift his head and get to work. But he got the feeling she was grappling with something. So, he waited. The moment drew out until Ronan’s gut was twisted so tight he worried it was going to implode.

“You like doing this?” she asked finally, her voice husky as she lay her palms on her thighs.

He inhaled—slowly, deliberately—her arousal evident and Ronan’s mouth started to water. “I fucking love it,” he growled as he held her gaze.

Ronan had performed oral on his first college girlfriend even before they’d popped each other’s cherries. He hadn’t really known what the fuck he was doing but, clearly, he’d done something right given her extremely vocal orgasm. After that, he’d set about perfecting the art. With so

many other college guys at the time being all about their dicks, he’d developed quite the reputation.

He’d been riding the downtown train at every opportunity since.

“You don’t?” For a moment Ronan wondered if that was the source of her hesitancy.

“Oh no. I do. I really do.” She smiled at him and Ronan didn’t know if it was a trick of the light or if her cheeks had gone slightly pink. “It’s just…been a while, I guess.”

Given her relative celibacy the last three years, he wasn’t surprised. And he couldn’t help hoping that being given the honours was a good thing.

“Well…” Ronan smiled. “Nothing’s changed.”

She smiled back. “It hasn’t, huh?”

“Nope. You just…lower that pretty pussy onto my mouth and let me do my thing.”

Laughing, she shook her head. “That sounds about right.”

“Unless of course you’d rather me try and do it through mind power alone? I mean—” He shrugged, conscious of the backs of her thighs pressed against his shoulders. “I’m not saying I can’t. I have been told I’m very good. But I know for sure I can do it the old-fashioned way. With my tongue.”

She lifted an eyebrow. “For sure, huh?”

Ronan grinned. “Yes, ma’am.”

“I think you have an unfair advantage.”

“Oh, what’s that?”

“I’m so horny right now you probably only need to breathe on me and I’ll come.”

Her husky admission, flared heat through all his erogenous zones. But it wasn’t news to him. “I know.” He drilled her with his gaze. “I can smell how ready you are.”

He squeezed her buttocks then, gently. “Sit on my face, Orla.”

Cosmetic tattoo artist Orla Stewart doesn’t do anything in half measures. She went from being the ultimate party animal to living a life that’s ridiculously straight and narrow. Turns out, cancer can change a girl. A lot. Adios to delicious cheeses, boozy dance parties and easy men. Hel-lo to celibacy and a sweet house-sitting gig with a massive pool. Until one very hot, very unwelcome intruder turns things upside down.

American rugby import Ronan Dempsey’s partying is trashing both his reputation and his game—and risking his chances for making the US Olympic team. He needs to clean up, and the pool house belonging to a family friend is the perfect place to hideaway. No. More. distractions. Which is exactly when a gorgeous, pink-haired hellion knocks Ronan on his ass…

The chemistry is instantaneous, charged, and absolutely, completely, totally off-limits. Proximity makes temptation nearly impossible to resist. Now it’s a deliciously torturous game of pushing boundaries and holding out.  It’s just a matter of time before someone breaks…




Amy is an award-winning, best-selling Aussie author who has written sixty plus contemporary romances. She is a USA Today best-seller who writes books featuring lots of sex and kissing. She likes to make her readers tingle, laugh and sigh. She loves good books, frequent travel and great booze although she’ll take mediocre booze if there’s nothing else. At sixteen she met a guy she knew she was going to marry and she did and they’re still living out their HEA! They have two grown kids who’ve flown the nest but still ring her for advice and recipes. She lives on acreage in a sunny part of Australia with a gorgeous mountain view but secretly wishes it was the hillsides of Tuscany. Sign-up for her newsletter at: http://www.amyandrews.com.au/newsletter.html

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