Playing His Game (The Reynolds Brothers)

By: Justine Elvira


Playing His Game would have never happened without the help and support of so many others. I am truly blessed to have so many amazing people in my life.

To the ladies of Justine's Joyful Book Jugglers: I love coming into this group every day and just being silly. You make it so much fun to be a writer and I love seeing your random posts or pictures for MCM. Thanks for being a part of my team and for dealing with my Jase obsession.

Eileen Proksch: Thank you for putting up with me and the fact that I never have anything done by my deadlines. You support me so much and are always there giving me help and tips. I couldn't do it without you.

Meredith Blair: Thank you for another AMAZING cover. Your work is beautiful and you are such a sweet person. Congrats on the new chapter in your life!!! I'll be praying you get some sleep over the next few months.

Mayas Sanders: You are the best book pimp around. Thanks for supporting me from the beginning. I love your sense of humor and I know you will be a friend for life.

Liz King: You're another one who has supported me from the very beginning and it means so much to me. Your own writing is some of my favorite and I know you're going to take off in the literary world.

Sam Stettner, Stella, Daniella, Sarah and Jessica, Jennifer, S. Moose, Lindsey, Monica, Dawn, Becky, April, Shawndra, Mariela, Ashley, Rene, Kaprii, Lorraine and all of the others that pimped and shared Changing His Game: Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I saw every tag and every post and I am so thankful you loved CHG so much that you wanted to share it with the book community.

Bloggers: Thank you so much for all that you do. Blogging is such a crazy busy job and you help us indie authors so much with what you do. Every post, every review, every message means so much to me. I truly appreciate all you do. You're the backbone of the writing community. Without your love and support no one would be reading my books so THANK YOU!

Authors: Thank you for all of your support in messages, emails, and over social media. The indie world is truly a great community and the support we show each other always amazes me.

To my readers: Whether this is your first book of mine or you've read my others, thank you for trying me out and giving me a chance. A lot of you have stuck by me and loved each of my books and that means the world to me. I'm always so nervous with every release and you tell me exactly how it is with your reviews, emails, tweets and Facebook messages. I'm so grateful for all of you and I hope you enjoy Playing His Game.

To my kids: I love you more than words can even express. Thank you for all the ways you support me and don't even know it yet.

If I forgot anyone it was truly an oversight. If you're in my life in any way, shape, or form I am extremely grateful. Love you all!

Note To My Readers

I wanted to address the timetable of Playing His Game. We met Winnie and Scott in my book Changing His Game, and while we got a small glimpse at "relationship" in the epilogue, we don't know much about them. Playing His Game starts with their first meeting. Their first meeting occurs sometime between the last chapter and the epilogue of Changing His Game, since they already know each other very well in the epilogue.

There is over a year covered in that gap and I don't want to confuse anyone who has read Changing His Game. So basically, chapter one of Playing His Game starts way before the epilogue of Changing His Game, so if you are confused by anything that you might have thought already happened, this is why.

I hope you enjoy Playing His Game as much as I enjoyed writing it and being around these characters. I love Winnie and Scott and I hope you do, too.

Playing His Game is dedicated to the ladies of Justine's Joyful Book Jugglers.

Love you all!



I'm normally not a blubbering, emotional basket case, but the events of today have broken me. The well has burst and I can't seem to get my emotions in check. What was I thinking ever agreeing to this? Am I that much of an idiot to think this would solve his problems?

I feel like I sold my soul to the devil, and now my life is ruined. Yes, I'm probably being a ginormous drama queen. My life is probably not ruined, just temporarily falling apart... but it feels destroyed. Wrecked and unable to ever be put back together.

I don't know what the fuck I was thinking. That's right, I wasn't thinking. I never fucking think. Maybe it's because I'm impulsive and never thinking of the repercussions, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. It seemed like the only idea. He needed my help and what am I if not a helpful person?

I was always the wild child in my family. I never went completely off the hinges, but compared to my goody two shoes sister, I was the black sheep. Coming home drunk at fourteen, getting busted for having a party when my parents were gone at sixteen, a pregnancy scare at seventeen, and being arrested for public intoxication at eighteen. Needless to say, I kept my parents on their toes.

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