A Harmless Little Game - Meli Raine - Meli Raine

A Harmless Little Game

  • Release Date:     ISBN: 10015904921141045709
  • Book Genre: Contemporary
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A Harmless Little Game Book Summary

Four years ago I lost my virginity on live, streaming television.

Too bad I wasn’t awake for it.

The video went viral. Of course it would. A Senator’s daughter on camera? Wouldn’t you click “share”? Besides, that’s what three of the four guys in the video did.


They shared me.

But that fourth guy? The nondescript one in the background in the upper left corner of the screen, just sitting on the couch? The only one who did nothing?

Not one single thing.

That was my boyfriend, Drew.

And that was the last time I saw him.

Until today, when my father—now on a path to the White House—hired him as head of security for my new team as I return home after four years of “recovering” in an undisclosed location that involved white lab coats, needles, pills and damage control.

You see, the other three guys never went to jail. Never had charges pressed.

Never faced consequences.

Until today.

Game on.

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A Harmless Little Game is the first in this political thriller/romantic suspense trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine. 

Praise for Meli Raine’s books:

“Fresh, riveting, and thrumming with emotion and romantic suspense, False Memory is absolutely unputdownable. You need this book!” - New York Times bestselling author Meghan March

“I accidentally lost a day to this trilogy! It is unputdownable. Apparently I'm on a dark-and-twisty binge, and this book is addictive.” - USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen (Harmless series)

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A Harmless Little Game - Meli Raine Book Reviews

  • Not worth buying second book in series (lmann78)

    Weird story with too much foul language and sex scenes to fill up pages that add nothing to the story. Does not end because you are expected to buy the next book to have any kind of ending. Cannot recommend this book.
  • Suspense definitely (Amigee)

    I couldn't put this down. When I finished, I waited as long as possible so I could get some things done... waited one day, nothing done... to start the next. Great book.
  • Love it (Tiffany2320)

    This book kept me interested until I finished.
  • Excellent (ledoss)

    A sadly twisted story. I found myself shocked and engaged with the awful direction as this tale progressed. It ends with the reader snapping up the next book to find out what happens next. And the hope that some type of justice is served. Excellent read, not for the faint of heart.
  • WOW (mommy2irishbabies)

    This book will keep you on your toes until the end!! Lindsey and Drew are so real and you feel every emotion with them!! Can’t wait to read the next one!!
  • Great free read (JRiCH492)

    Right from the beginning this book had me hooked! On the edge of my seat the entire time, I couldn’t put it down! I found myself reading every single chance I got, and that’s not like me.
  • A harmless little game (Dumbtohav to pickaname)

    I hate a book that doesn’t have an ending and you have to buy he next book! I’m so glad I skipped to the end to see. Will not get another of her books.
  • Wonderful read (Cammie1969)

    Enjoyed this book very much. Can’t wait to continue the series.
  • Great (Rina31)

    I could not put it down!
  • Good story line (MHEmomma)

    I found this story by an ad on Facebook and it intrigued me. I like the passion between Lindsay and Drew. I don’t understand the shadiness of her candidate father but I’m hoping the next book in the series can help clear some of That up.

A Harmless Little Game - Meli Raine Book Reviews

  • A Harmless Little Game (Tiggy/Cookie)

    A good idea for a story, but went nowhere. Not interested enough to continue the series.
  • Romantic,thrilling, suspenseful! (Bearbearkitty)

    What if you were destroyed by people you thought were your friends? What if you spent 4 years locked away from the world in a prison of sorts with no contact with anyone who cares? When you are finally set free you learn everything you thought you knew has been twisted and no one believes you are the victim, they blame you and the people you thought were your friends have turned against you in a very public way? What do you do when the person you loved the most, whom you thought was a part of your betrayal, you now learn was as much of a victim a as you were. Can Lindsay learn to trust Drew again and find the love they had 4 years ago? Can Drew find a way to keep Lindsey safe and prove his love is real. This is a love story with a edge of your seat mystery/thriller throw in to make you bite your nails waiting to see what's next! This a chart topping hit you don't want to miss
  • Waking or ReEntering a nightmare (Kirsten Ellen)

    OMG!!! There is a reason I Love Meli Raine books and this is one of them! She was tortured by those she thought she could trust and betrayed by others that she thought were her friends. And the one person she thought she could trust above all of them was wrapped up in it all, making it that much worse. Beyond the physical torture she endured, the mental mind F--- she received made things even harder to live with. Then it comes time to face the world again...which also included facing the one person she thought betrayed her more than other. OR, she THOUGHT betrayed her. As each day passed, she wonders why things just don't seem to add up in the truth she'd come to know. And, with each day, a new revelation in what she thought happened to her four year before. Now, she's back to believing in the one person she thought hurt her the most. But, she's got to take a stand for herself. She cant expect everyone to keep doing it for her. SO EXCTED and cant WAIT to see what happens next. I'm on the edge of my seat.
  • Not a complete story (Jastes1012)

    I detest teaser books! When I purchase a book I expect to get an entire story not just the first part of the story. It's a cheat otherwise. I am just too put out to purchase the remainder.
  • A Great Start to a Suspenseful Series (Tlynn)

    Love, Hate, Dishonesty, Suspense, Violence, and that’s just the first two chapters! Learn more about LIndsay and her horrific past and the last four years. Fast forward to the beginning of the 5th year and watch everything unfold. Is the political scene behind all of the lies and dishonesty? Will Drew be involved more deeply that suspected? What about dear mom? You wont be dissapointed with the first book of what will become another wonderful series.
  • Great read, anticipating the real ease of the next book. (Kreid09)

    Lindsay was hidden away by her family during the aftermath of a horrific tragedy. 4 years later she comes home. Everything has changed, nothing is quite as she remembers, even what she thought to be true doesn't appear so simple anymore. Her biggest obstacle seems to be Drew, her ex boyfriend. He was the one who sat by and let her be brutalized, now he is in charge of protecting her. This book is one of those you won't want to put down. A touchy subject not many are comfortable reading or writing about. The story is not finished yet, but not one of those novellas that you wish were longer and had more answers. I feel that it ended in a relatively good place I am still wanting more, but not cussing out the author because of the intense cliffhanger.* I voluntarily read this ARC and gave a review.*
  • Wow! Amazing New Series (RandiLynS)

    Wow!!! This new book by Meli Raine totally blew me away! From the very first page, I was sucked in, and stayed up late trying to finish it! Meli's writing made me feel like I know these characters, to the point where my emotions were all over the place. Lindsay has been through a horrific experience and no one really seems to care. Her father, the politician only wants to run for President and the feelings of his daughter come last. The only person she seems to be able to count on is her ex- boyfriend, Drew, who she doesn't know if she can trust. What a great ride! I can't wait for the next book in this series! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book.
  • Lindsay Nightmare (Misti S)

    This book kept me at the wanting more. OMG how many more day till Book 2?!! You can't help but root for Lindsay and Drew. They were high school sweethearts but one night four years ago everything changed. From where Lindsay sees things Drew betrayed her. Drew has a different view of how things played out. The worst thing you can image happened to Lindsay four years ago. People who she trusted hurt her in the worst way. This book was a terrific read and a must read.
  • Addicted From Page One (GLaurie K.)

    Do you know how it feels to begin to read a story and just realize, even before turning the first page, that this is going to be really good? If you don't, get this book and you will. And if you do, get this book and you're going to get that feeling once again. Addicting, right? Lindsay, the daughter of a Senator with Presidential aspirations and his calculating wife, and Drew, her former boyfriend who is now a well-honored and well-trained war hero, are brought together again after a four year separation initiated by one horrific night. But instead of simply having to learn to deal with the mental and emotional wreckage that night caused, which would have been enough by itself, they soon learn that there's way more to come. And neither of them are sure about who set this entire scenario in motion, and why, or who can be trusted. Meli Raine appears to be surpassing her prior books with this one. Having only finished the first part of this serial, I won't make this a definitive conclusion. But if the rest of this holds up, and I'm betting it will, we're all in for a thrilling and suspenseful ride. The only downside is the withdrawal while awaiting the next book's release. That's addiction for you.
  • A story full of pain, deceit, love, passion, attempts at healing, and revenge. (Cchimni)

    Wow! I couldn't put it down. Lindsay went through an ordeal no one should ever have to experience, followed by being a prisoner for four years. Her father brings her home with Drew as her personal security. She thought she could never trust him again. She quickly finds that everything she thought she knew is false and the truth is so much more. A story full of pain, deceit, love, passion, attempts at healing, and revenge. I can't wait for the rest of the series. Book one does end on a cliff hanger.

A Harmless Little Game - Meli Raine Book Reviews

  • 5 Stars (Shiadawnxoh)

    Such a great book! Kept me on my toes and the cliffhangers got me wanting more! Great read.
  • History is written by the best spin doctors (Kristen Lewendon)

    To me, this book is mostly about setting the stage: introducing us to the major players, giving us the history of the situation, and explaining why Lindsay is at the point she is. I’ve heard it said that “history is written by the victors”, and with today’s media-machine history is written by the best spin doctors. I’m hooked now to see who’s pulling the strings behind the scenes and how Lindsay and Drew will get their justice.
  • Harmless little game (Garr20012)

    Good read. Lots going on, complicated story line but interesting.
  • Good story (Hana12300)

    What happens next, I want to know.
  • "A Harmless Little Game" by Meli Raines (Sfhh1969)

    The book begins describing a horrific event which immediately captures your attention. It's very raw, disturbing, emotional and painful to read. The author describes brilliantly how Lindsay understands and "plays" the psychiatric institution in order to "escape". One can't help but feel mortified and ashamed at how Lindsay was treated by her family and supposed friends who should have been there to support her. Instead, she was just an agenda item. In addition, Lindsay is both mortified to still desire Drew and hate him at the same time. There is so much intrigue going on, you have no idea who to trust. Superb book!
  • A tease (Hcr890)

    The author has a way of spinning a story that catches the imagination, the only problem is that the whole story is a tease to get readers to purchase the other books in the series at an inflated price. I have no patience for this type of marketing as usually the follow up books lack the quality of the first.
  • Do do that (Wine please)

    Don't give me part of a story. I can guarantee I will NEVER purchase one of your books.
  • I hate cliffhangers! (pammymak)

    You wont find out who did it unless you buy the next book or two. I detest when authors do this with no warning.
  • Heartbreaking, suspense filled.... (Tamhall42)

    Wow amazing, I was given this free advanced readers copy for an honest review.... What to say, Lindsay at the age of 18 goes through the most traumatic thing a young girl could every go through. After 4 years she has to now defend herself once again... And to top it all off her ex friend / boy friend is going to protect her. Heartbreaking to learn things that Lindsay would have never guessed in a million years. But will she fight her demons or let them walk all over her once again. Loved this book lots of suspense and can't wait to read more.

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