Goodness gracious but this book was super sexy! While I enjoyed the first book in the series, I LOVED this one. I would love to Cosplay one day but for that I'd need a heck of a lot of confidence!
About Megan Erickson
She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats.
When she's not tapping away on her laptop, she's probably listening to the characters in her head who won't stop talking.
Format: .mobi (A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. )
Publisher: Entangled - Brazen
Release Date: August 11, 2015
She wanted fantasy. He's about to make it a reality...
Grant Osprey just had the hottest sex of his life. Sure, they were both in costume, and yes, it was anonymous, but he never expected her to bolt in the middle of the night without so much as a good bye, let alone exchanging numbers. Or names. All he's left with are her panties and some seriously X-rated memories...until he meets his business partner's little sister.
Only Chloe Talley isn't the bold, sexy vixen he remembers. And she wants nothing to do with him.
Cosplay is Chloe's only chance to leave her boring, socially awkward world behind. To forget that she's failing at life and can't be with anyone, let alone a single-father like Grant. But the raw hunger between them is undeniable. With him, she can be a misbehaving maid. A sexy call girl for hire. Each scene pushes Chloe beyond her strict boundaries, until Grant demands the one character she can't play.
Chloe Talley needs to pretend to be someone else in order to escape the grief, despair and overwhelming shyness of her everyday life. When she hooks up with an anonymous stranger at Comic Con, she’s a bold, daring, sexy seductress. Even though their chemistry is amazing, Chloe still slips away without saying goodbye and believes that is that. Until she joins her brother on a business lunch and learns that her mysterious hook up was none other than her brother’s business partner and close friend!
Grant Osprey can’t believe his luck when the woman he hasn’t been able to forget walks into the restaurant he’s at and sits at his table. When the fog from his mind clears he realizes that his good luck is actually bad luck. His hot one night stand is none other than his friend’s little sister! The chemistry that originally drew them together still burns between them and soon Grant and Chloe are role playing their way into relationship territory. But it’s Chloe who keeps backing away. Suddenly Grant is determined to strip away all of Chloe’s identities to see who she truly is and Chloe fears he might not like what he finds.
Very few things are hotter than a nerdy guy who looks like a male model, talks like a wet dream and can blend in at Comic-Con.
Okay, I’ve talked about the hero whom I laughed at and enjoyed; now it’s time for the heroine…
|All hail The Mother of Dragons!!|
As a couple, Grant and Chloe burned up the sheets pretty well and pretty often. In fact, the first half of Playing for Her Heart was one sexual encounter after another which didn’t bother me at all since it was evident that they were slowly working their way past the purely physical relationship into more difficult territory. They chemistry was obviously there and I just love the way the met!
I usually don’t care for romances where one or both characters have children but in this case I can say author Megan Erickson made it work. Sydney wasn’t an annoying kid, she was intelligent, observant and most of all, absent throughout most of the story. The few scenes Sydney did have served a purpose, the author wasn’t simply putting her in scenes just because she was Grant’s daughter. Sydney’s presence gave a new angle on Grant’s personality. Their relationship was easy going, fun and a complete reversal. Sydney was the mature one often baking for her father while Grant was the one licking the batter filled spoon and who loved to Cosplay. It worked for them and reminded me of another father/daughter relationship: Richard and Alexis Castle from the TV show Castle. I enjoyed Sydney so much that I hope she will get a book of her own.
Aside from Sydney, I have to say I was very interested in Ethan, Chloe’s grief stricken, reclusive brother. I want that gruff, mysterious man to find someone who can get past the sometimes glacial personality to the pain and sorrow he’s been holding onto for so long. The author did a great job of creating sympathy for a secondary character all while helping one of the main ones work through her own issues.
To be very honest, Playing for Her Heart had a totally different vibe than its predecessor, Changing His Game. While I enjoyed book one, I absolutely fell in love with this one. Grant and Chloe made an amazing couple and the secondary characters added more humor and provided a views of Grant and Chloe that otherwise would have gone unnoticed.
Final Verdict: I think that Playing for Her Heart will be the book to beat in my opinion. I can’t wait for the next one!
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