Rules of the game:
1) Never underestimate your opponent
2) Avoid personal fouls
3) Score early and often
4) Play or get played
Coach Marcus Leon has always played by the rules…until he meets Addaline Grace, the seventeen-year-old senior transfer on his Oak Crest High water polo team. Addie changes all the rules, mostly because she doesn’t play any games. But as off limits as she is, the more Marcus discovers about Addie, the more he finds himself…and the more he questions whether Addie might just be worth risking everything for.
For Addie, water polo is anger management. She’s driven and focused because it keeps her mind off other things…like the fact she destroyed her family. Her game plan is to keep her head down and graduate so she can leave her father and the crappy town he dragged her to in her wake. But when what starts as friendly completion with Marcus turns into more than a game, Addie has to decide if she’s willing to face down her demons…and possibly ruin the man she may or may not be falling in love with in the process.
What happens when the only thing you need is the one thing you can’t have?
Gahhhh, I really loved Getting Dirty, it was so thought provoking, sexy, and I was rooting for both sides from the very beginning!!
I wasn't sure how much I was going to like Getting Played because it is about the same concept that was already in the first book but I was excited to read it, even if it was not a new concept to me. I really wasn't disappointed because the characters took on a life of their own and really made the story what it was.
I liked Marcus, even though I wanted to smack him upside his head a few times, and Addie was even strong and had a spectacular personality.
This story wasn't entirely like the last one, there were some unexpected twists and some *ahem* bitches *ahem* that make everything worse before it gets figured out? (sort of)...
When I first started this story, I didn't feel the magic between Addie and Marcus. When I read Getting Dirty, I felt it almost immediately and this time I was like, meh, and Marcus gave me an icky vibe. But as I got towards the end, my cold heart warmed up to them and the idea of them and then by the end...
Overall, I enjoyed the sequel and it still made me think about this subject just as much as the first one. The whole, right or wrong of it because of the age and maturity, etc...
I give this a 4 "Still Scandalous but the original is always better" Stars.