Friday, September 23, 2016

4 Star Reveiw ~ Playing It Cool by Amy Andrews

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 Harper Nugent might have a little extra junk in her trunk, but her stepbrother calling her out on it is the last straw… When rugby hottie, Dexter Blake, witnesses the insult, he surprises Harper by asking her out. In front of her dumbass brother. Score! Of course, she knows it’s not for reals, but Dex won’t take no for an answer.   Dexter Blake’s life revolves around rugby with one hard and fast rule: no women. Sure, his left hand is getting a workout, but he's focused on his career for now. Then he overhears an asshat reporter belittle the curvy chick he'd been secretly ogling. What's a guy to do but ask her out? It’s just a little revenge against a poser, and then he'll get his head back in the game.   But the date is better than either expected. So is the next one. And the next. And the heat between them…sizzles their clothes right off.   Suddenly, this fake relationship is feeling all too real… 

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Review:  Harper was a fun loving person who took nothing but crap from her family.  She loved hard and never took anything for granted.  At times it seemed that she was taken advantage of and never appreciated for what she does and he accomplishments.

Harper met Dex and although she never showed what she wanted, she needed the white picket fence, 2.5 children and the love that comes with the life.  Dex was not about himself but about making sure his life never ended up the way it started.  He was focused and determined to be okay, not starve and never need for anything. He wasn't looking for a family but once he met Harper, all things changed.

Harper and Dex couldn't wrap their heads around that was going on and it took a lot of punishment for both of them to be on the same page and finally realize they are nothing without each other.

This story was so cute and lively. I loved the push and pull between Harper and Dex. I loved his over-protectiveness, which was needed.  

About Amy Andrews: Amy is an award-winning, USA Today best-selling Aussie author who has written over fifty contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets. She has written for Harlequin Mills & Boon, Entangled, Harper Collins, Momentum, Tule and Escape. She's sold over a million books and been translated into thirteen different languages including manga.   Amy spent six years on the national executive of Romance Writers of Australia including a two year term as president and after many years of unofficial mentoring of emerging writers, Amy and her fellow Harlequin author Anna Cleary have started their own manuscript assessment business, Word Witchery, which specialises in romantic fiction. With unique insight into what makes a story that sells, Amy and Anna aim to help every manuscript shine.   Amy loves good books, fab food, great wine and frequent travel - preferably all four together. She lives on acreage on the outskirts of Brisbane with a gorgeous mountain view but secretly wishes it was the hillsides of Tuscany. 

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