Night Games, by Lisa Marie Perry, is the first in the Blue Dynasty Series. Blue is the last name of the main family in the series and the family is comprised of a cold, domineering mother (Temperance), a former body builder father (Marshall) and three daughters (Charlotte, Danica and Martha).
Night Games is the story of Charlotte, the oldest daughter and her journey of rediscovery of her own inner strength and love. Charlotte was the daughter that insisted on forging her own path. While her mother constantly attempted to mold her into her image, Charlotte enjoyed playing football, being active and went into a male dominated sport. Charlotte is an athletic trainer, but she works as the only female trainer in the NFL.
The plot of this story is that Charlotte’s parents purchased the football team, the Las Vegas Slayers, from Nate Franco’s father. Nate and his brother believe the team, and their inheritance, was “stolen” from them by coercion.
While how this unfolds is the main plot of the story, the subplot is more important. As a female in a male dominated sport and as the daughter of the current team’s owner, all Lottie does is under a microscope. Accidentally becoming involved with Nate, while he is trying to reclaim the team for his family, and then continuing the relationship was a sure recipe for disaster. Throw in a gold digging fiancée, Bindi, and you know secrets will be revealed and lives may be ruined. Once it was revealed that Nate’s godfather owned a high end casino, discovering why the father sold the team was easy to figure out. The one piece that did shock me was what else the father did that pertained to his family.
Ms. Perry has set up fairly good background information on Danica and Martha to capture the reader’s attention to pick up any sequel to this book. While I will probably read the sequels, this book did not capture my attention like I expected it to.
-Reviewed by Selina