David Taylor is the most possessive, dominant, alpha male I have ever met. Technically he’s a stalker.
He is bossy, needy, nasty, and so very sweet. He is everything I need him to be. I love him so much it scares me.
Austin James is mine.
Mine to take care of.
Mine to spoil.
The first time I saw her, I knew she was MINE.
I saw a reflection of myself in her.
Broken. Damaged. Guarded.
I can’t explain the depth of my feelings or why it happened so fast.
I just know she’s mine and I’ll do anything to keep her.
Ever since that fateful day I stumbled upon Playing for Keeps (Book 1) on NetGalley I have been nothing short of obsessed with the intense love affair between David Taylor and Austin James. I silently stalked the author’s social media, waiting for the sequel. As release day neared, I grew more and more impatient… entering giveaways for free copies of ARCs, signing up for the blog tour.. anything and everything to get my hands on the earliest possible copy of this book – Playing for Love, she was calling it.
One night, I get a Facebook notification. There it is. All my hard work has paid off. One of my entries has won an ARC of Playing for Love! I quickly shoot my email address over to the author and await my prize. She responds almost immediately that the ARC will be emailed to me that weekend. THAT WEEKEND? ITS TUESDAY, WOMAN! What on Earth am I supposed to do until then? ARGH! With no other option, I bide my time and begin the longest wait in “waiting for an ARC to show up” history.
I must say… anticipation made it all that much sweeter. Because as all the teasers have said, #DavidTaylorreallydidkeepmeupallnight, #DavidTaylorruinedme, #Iwanttobehissweetgirl.
Characters – David Taylor, the most alpha of alphas.. he is beautiful. A former professional baseball player turned underwear model fell instantly in love with Austin James in Playing for Keeps and has every intention of spending the rest of his life with her. No ifs, ands or butts (heehee). Austin – David’s “sweet girl”, has terrible PTSD from trauma she suffered when she was younger. It has warped her view on love and attachment. David tries everything in his arsenal to help her overcome her issues but his version of love most often swings to the side of crazy possessiveness. There are a few secondary characters in this book but honestly, none that really mattered to me other than the tie-ins with the exes. The entire story revolves around David and Austin and that is just fine :).
Story – I think honestly Playing for Love is going to be a lot like Playing for Keeps in that its polarizing – people are either going to love it or they are not going to like it at all. Its not one of those books that you can be just ok with. Its mostly about sex. Lots and lots, LOTS. OF. SEX. Sex over here, over there… any kind of sex you can think about. There is a lot of drama in this book. Drama with friends, big drama with ex bf/gfs. For me, this added a new layer onto the story that wasnt there in the first book. As for the ending.. I received an ARC (like I mentioned earlier) and my copy just ended rather suddenly. BOOK #3 perhaps? Be still my heart…. I dont know if I can take it. But I am certainly willing to try. BRING. IT. ON.
I absolutely LOVED Playing for Love by JC Grant, as I knew I would. I had been waiting for this book for months and the author came through like a champ for me!
I give it 5***** WickedGoodStars and would give it more if I had them!
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About the Author
J.C. Grant was born and raised in Oklahoma City. Currently living in LA with her rescue dogs.
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