Publication date: August 15th 2016
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance
I’m Payton Blake. A successful, balanced twenty-something living the dream.
OK. So it’s a big, shiny-ass lie.I could be all of those things. If I had friends outside of work. And if I didn’t mainline watermelon slushies like they were a food group. It wouldn’t hurt if I’d had sex in the last year, either. (My best friend insists Jorge the Nightstand Boyfriend doesn’t count.)
But when you know where you’re headed, who needs to enjoy the ride? Even if part of me longed for a little between-the-sheets adventure, Max Donovan would be the last guy I’d call.Sure, he made the indie video game that broke the internet. His eyebrow piercing’s sexy, in an ‘are-you-in-a-band?’ kind of way, and fighting with him gets me off faster than Jorge on bezerker mode. But he’s arrogant. Presumptuous. Colder than a cactus and twice as prickly. And I’m not talking about his face, because the guy’s barely old enough to shave.None of it changes the fact that I crave Max Donovan like a watermelon slushy on a hot summer day.
I should ignore him. But I can’t, because he just became my biggest client. And whether he’ll admit it or not, he needs me even more than I need him.So what happens when the girl who lives to work goes head-to-head with the guy who was born to PLAY?Game on, Max Donovan.PLAY is a sassy standalone romantic comedy about life, love, and video games. For 18+ due to language and Kindle-incinerating steamy scenes.
My first Piper book! I’m thinking I need to read more!
The writing style was fresh and exhilarating. It was something I desperately needed. I felt like I was falling into the dreaded reading slump. Which isn’t good because October is jam-packed with books!
I got sucked in from page one. It was difficult to not continue. I had to find out what happened next.
Payton was a joy to read about, my kind of gal. Max, mmm. He’s a different story altogether. It took me a while to warm up to him; I’ve had my fair share of players. But once I did, he was a dream!
Play is a cute and quirky read. It went by quickly, and I enjoyed the story. While I rolled my eyes a few times, I was glad to know it could keep me enthralled. With chemistry that burned the pages, this was a story that could have kept me up past my bedtime. If I wasn’t so dang tired all the time!
*I received a copy from Xpresso Tours in exchange for my honest review.
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I love reading and writing about sassy, sexy, smart women and the guys who fall hard for them. Schooled is the introduction to my Travesty series about ambitious girls who chase their dreams of a fashion label from California to New York and back again.
My main household expenditures include books, coffee and chocolate, not necessarily in that order. Coffee = life (and I’ll defend it accordingly). I have two business degrees, neither of which I’ve leveraged into a fashion label.
Home is Canada plus occasional sunny winter escapes. Come find me on the tennis court, at the beach, on the web at http://www.piperlawsonbooks.com or on twitter @piperjlawson.