The Playbook - Kelly Elliott

The Playbook

By Kelly Elliott

  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Contemporary
5 Score: 5 (From 250 Ratings)


My life revolved around two things. Football and my cock. And not necessarily in that order.

Being the head football coach for a top university in Texas had its ups and its downs.

The ups? Endless women to f*ck.

The downs? The politics that came with the job.

From the moment Aubrey Cain walked into my office, she turned my world upside down. Being forced to have her follow me around for a month was going to be a pain in the ass. Especially since I couldn’t keep my eyes off of her.

The best I’d hoped to come out of this was a few nights with her in my bed. I never imagined she’d be the game changer.

Brett Owens was my assignment.

Head football coach for a top college, bad boy reputation, short temper, and handsome good looks should have scared me off. But I was tougher than that.

From the first words out of his obnoxious, dirty-talking mouth, I knew it was going to be a long month. It wasn’t five minutes after meeting him, he hit on me. If only I had known his blue eyes would haunt my dreams and awaken a desire inside of me I never knew existed.

This was business. There was no way I would be tempted by him no matter how good looking he was or how many things he whispered in my ear.

He was only supposed to be my assignment. Not the man who threatened to destroy both my heart and my career. I would follow along with his playbook for now. But who would end up winning was anyone’s guess.

The Playbook is a stand-alone novel.


  • Sexy Football Coach And Beautiful Reporter

    By SF Flora Jean
    Sweet story in spite of Brett’s dirty mouth. He met his match in Aubrey.
  • Spelling Errors take Away from Story

    By Kiki1919
    "Nearly chocking on his own spit" should be "choking".
  • The playbook

    By Emily Rhoninson
    Great book.
  • Absolutely loved this book

    By lea888ash
    This book brought two things I love together. Kelly Elliott and football. This book was so great. I laughed and cried. She always writes stories that you can relate to and moves you emotionally. Can not wait for her next book.
  • Love This Book!

    By TBonds731
    This was a great read. I love your books and this one did not dissapoint!
  • Enjoyable

    By Lucinda Claire
    As with most readers, I’m sure, there is a list of authors that I am devoted to. It’s a long enough list that with new releases coming out regularly, they keep me fairly busy. Once in a while, though, the synopsis for a book comes along from an author I haven’t read before, and it piques my interest. "The Playbook" is one of those, and it’s the first book I’ve read from author Kelly Elliott. The thing struggled with most about this book has nothing to do with the actual story. The innumerable sentences beginning with ing words became a distraction for me early in the book. While I know that is an accepted writing style, it happened so often that, as a reader, I became preoccupied to the point that it became difficult for me to concentrate on the story. Both of the main characters had me conflicted in my feelings for them. Brett, at times, came off as lacking respect for women, and that condition never quiet resolved itself, in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong, there’s not a thing wrong with a dirty-talking lover, but it seemed like when Brett used them, it sounded crass and vulgar, rather than sexy and seductive. In a way, it felt like his strategy to keep women at arm’s length, more times than not using those words as weapon more than foreplay, making it difficult for me to warm up to him as “sexy.” On the other hand, Brett’s devotion to his family and his roots was heartwarming. It was clear that he put his family first, not just now, but even more so in the past as he made his career choices. With the evolution of the story, Brett’s commitment to his parents developed more and more, so that by the time the story was reaching its conclusion, he had transformed his image. Aubrey’s character was also equal parts frustrating and likable. Fighting to earn her place in a man’s world – on the NFL sidelines – Aubrey is dedicated and committed to her career ambitions. Her resilience with both her boss and Brett’s attempts to see her fail was inspiring. On the other hand, I found Aubrey’s yes-I-want-him, no-I-don’t inner dialogue a bit tedious at times. Ultimately, however, I was pleased that she stayed true to what she saw for herself, rather than conceding based on what others wanted. "The Playbook" book lived up to the anticipation promised by the synopsis. It was an enjoyable read with good plot and character development, and a narrative that continued to move the story along. The ending was a little abrupt, but by the time the story nearing its conclusion, it was fairly predictable where it was going, so it was really okay. Four stars.
  • I love it!

    By 🙈😊
    Kelly Elliot YOU'RE THE BEST!!! 😁 This book was amazing, it's incredible how every time I'm reading one of your books I just can't put it down, I even sneak out in my job to keep reading 😩 I won't get tired of telling you what a great writer you're, one of my top favorites! Please keep them coming!!! ❣ I wish you the best, God bless you 🙏🏻
  • The playbook by Kelly Elliott

    By Crazy romantic
    Kelly you did again what a great book. There was times I thought I knew what was going to happen then as I read I was wrong. That's what I love about your books they keep you reading on until you know it you've finished the book. I know this what makes you a wonderful writer. Thanks again for a great read
  • 💗💗

    By CHriStINa😬
    Loved it... Kelly Elliott is so awesome!!good read everyone must read...
  • Beyond amazing😍

    By KGreader
    Kelly you have once again done an amazing job. You are my favorite author, your books captivate me in so many ways. They have me engaged since start to finish, Brett and Aubrey story was a great love story.