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.
Laura's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
This is the first time I have had the opportunity or chance to read one of Piper's books. Needless to say, I was hooked! I enjoyed the premise of the story and the writing was great. I felt drawn into the story and connected with the characters. Play was a relatively quick, sexy, funny read. I look forward to reading more of Piper's work as I have time.
Payton Blake has just landed the largest client of her career. Video game master and developer, Max Donovan. When Payton's first meeting with the gorgeous, sexy, brooding Max, does not go as planned, she has to step up her game. In a field where men rule, she has proven her worth and now she has managed to bring in one of the largest clients to the banking firm she works for. Max isn't an easy person to get along with. They have this crazy, hilarious banter that just grabs you and makes you feel like you are right there in the room with them. And the sexual chemistry is hot hot hot.
Payton needs to do what ever she can to make Max happy. She needs him as a client more than anything. The bonus alone from landing him will help her mother out tremendously. What Max needs from Payton is a loan and a large one at that. He needs someone to help fund his latest game venture and Payton seems to be the one for the job. What ensues is crazy, the plot is awesome. Payton's best friend Charlie keeps her on her toes and is an awesome addition to the story. She is so damn funny!
I thoroughly enjoyed Play! It is well written, fresh, enticing, sexy and funny. Just what I needed! I love finding new authors to read, especially when their books are well written and engaging.
4.5 Hilariously Sexy Stars
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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.
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