* Review * PLAYING IT SAFE by Amy Andrews

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* Review * PLAYING IT SAFE by Amy AndrewsPlaying It Safe by Amy Andrews
Series: Sydney Smoke Rugby #7
Published by Entangled: Brazen on September 6, 2021
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Donovan Bane loves playing rugby for the Sydney Smoke. And if that means he has to keep his sexuality a secret, that’s a sacrifice he’s prepared to make. At least until after he retires, anyway. He doesn’t want to be the first pro rugby player in Australia to officially come out while still playing. The team doesn’t need the media shit storm and he’d rather be known for his footy skills. Which means no dating, no relationships, no sex. Nothing but playing ball.

Until one man suddenly changes everything…

Beckett Stanton is out and proud—and not looking for a guy who isn’t. Been there, done that, complete disaster. Unfortunately, on the first day of his new job working for the Sydney Smoke, he locks eyes with Donovan Bane and he’s a goner. Big, gruff, and athletic isn’t usually Beck’s type, but for some reason this man is ticking all his boxes. And it’s clear the feeling is mutual. It’s also clear that Donovan is not out, and doesn’t plan to be anytime soon. Still, Beck can’t resist being the man to show Donovan everything he’s been missing.

For the first time, Donovan doesn’t play it safe and allows himself to indulge in things with Beck he knows he can’t have. But when their relationship gets serious, he knows he has to choose between the career he loves and the man he loves, because how can he possibly have both?


Smokin’ hot, intensely emotional and just an outright joy of a book to read! Amy Andrews is definitely at the top of her game with the seventh book in her always exciting Sydney Smoke Rugby series and I loved every single minute of it! In PLAYING IT SAFE we meet secretly gay rugby super star Donovan Bane and quickly grow to adore him and watch with baited breath to see what will become of his attraction to Beckett. I was quickly hooked and couldn’t put it down until every glorious page was devoured. Loved them so hard!!

Donovan was obviously a sweetheart who quickly stole my heart, but Beck also quickly endeared himself to me because even though he was out and proud, he was conscientious and understanding with the situation.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who enjoys a fast paced, sensual romance revolving around a popular rugby team and their families and friends.



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