Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Book Review: Play With Me by Kristen Proby

Will Montgomery is a successful professional football player and seemingly has it all. He’s not used to being told no, and certainly doesn’t take no for an answer. So when he turns his charms on his sister’s sexy rocker-chick friend Meg, he’s not only turned down, but met with open hostility, piquing his curiosity and libido. He’s determined to show her that he’s not the arrogant jock she thinks he is, and to get her into his bed.

Megan McBride is not impressed with Will Montgomery, his fat contract, fancy car, or his arrogant public persona. She doesn’t have time for a relationship, and if she’s learned anything in life, it’s that loving means losing, so she guards her heart ferociously. But she can’t deny the overwhelming attraction to the sexy, tattooed athlete, and when Will starts breaking down her defenses and grabs hold of her heart, will she be able to admit her feelings for him, or will her troubled past cause her to lose the first man she’s ever truly loved?

My Thoughts:
After reading the summary, the bones and structure for the book were there and Proby had some really good characters, but I felt that the book kind of flopped. 

I was really excited for this book to come out. The first and second book in the series were really great. Great characters, great plot, and great writing. Unfortunately, this book did not hit all three. 

For me the plot let me down. Most books hit some sort of climax, where a character undergoes some sort of personal growth or something happens that must then be overcome, but I felt like that didn't happen in this book. Yes there was an issue Meg had to get over, but the issue didn't seem real. I know she had trust issues when it came to certain feelings and expressing those feelings, but the whole scenario just did not seem realistic. It felt forced and while the book ended with a HEA, I felt like there was no actual growth to the main characters. I would have liked to have seen a more realistic setting for Meg and Will. 

Proby's writing is great. SHe does a really good job of setting her scenes, and getting across what her characters are feeling and trying to express. I was especially happy with her bedroom scenes. There was so much heat coming off of the pages I could almost see the steam. :)

I think the characters in this book are great and the writing is really good, but the plot needs some work. Other than that it was a good fast read. I would still recommend this book!

My Rating: 3 Stars!

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About the Author:
Kristen is the author of the Amazon and USA Today bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps. 

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