Brutal Game

Flynn and Laurel #2


The long-awaited sequel to Willing Victim.

Eight months ago, Laurel walked into an underground boxing gym and found herself mesmerized by a stranger named Flynn—a man who fights hard and loves harder. Since then he’s taken her places where fear and curiosity clash in exquisite pleasure, where trust is the price of ecstasy, and in time their brutal games have become her kink as much as his.

But when real life intrudes and hard decisions demand action, will these two whose bond is rooted in fantasy take shelter in each other’s arms, or discover that lust is no substitute for a lasting commitment?


"Brutal Game by Cara McKenna is an exceptional story, an emotional tale about what comes after the happily-for-now as a burgeoning relationship is severely tested. It’s the rare romance novel that feels rooted in real life, at times uncomfortably so, where the heroine and hero must confront a life-changing decision with care and grace while discovering whether their relatively new love can endure the outcome. It is emotional, genuine, shocking, gentle, sexy, sweet, and ultimately, truly lovely. A must read."
—Kiersten Hallie Krum, Lady Smut

"A deeply gripping, emotional ride about two people trying to figure out whether their love is for now, or forever. If you’re a fan of Willing Victim, I fully recommend picking up this short read and finding out what has happened to these two characters. I sat down to read a few chapters and ended up finishing the whole book, and I think you’ll be tempted to do the same."
—All About Romance

"Cara McKenna is an auto-buy for me. I adore her strong, no-nonsense writing and blue collar protagonists. Her romances are unique, smart, and rooted in a sense of realism so intense that the reader often finds themselves slightly uncomfortable when McKenna choices to address issues that often plague our own lives."
—Heroes and Heartbreakers