Playing For Keeps
by J.C. Grant
Living in LA and dating celebrities wasn’t what it was cracked up to be. I found out the hard way many had a lifestyle I wanted no part of.
Then David Taylor forced his way into my life. A sledge hammer breaking down my well crafted walls.
He was gorgeous and sexy and intimidating. I was drawn to him in a way I had never been to anyone or anything. And I knew I couldn’t have him, I was too damaged, too flawed to really connect.
David saw what I was from the beginning. A broken scared girl locked away inside an aloof woman. And he was determined to free me. To make me his.
I love an OTT alpha male as much as the next girl and David Taylor is definitely an alpha with a capital A. I mean, he openly admits to stalking Austin, which almost came off as creepy but for some reason completely endeared him to me. Who doesn't love a hero that knows exactly what he wants and goes after it no holds barred?!
Austin, on the other hand, got on my nerves a few times with the way she acted but after learning why she was the way she was I had no choice but to forgive her. I mean, we all have our triggers, right?! Hers just happen to counteract with David's in a bad way.
While I'm not exactly sure that their relationship would really last in the real world, I did enjoy watching them get to know each other and fall in love. Plus, the sexy times between these two... Smoking hot! I'm talking, burn your kindle, you're gonna need a cold shower and a man ASAP, hott!!
I gotta admit, I was a little disappointed with the ending. We're left with a nice HFN ending and a promise of more to come, but in all honesty I was hoping for a pretty HEA wrapped up in a nice big bow. Will I check out their follow up? Probably... I just worry there's going to be some unnecessary drama that'll completely ruin it for me.
Overall, Playing For Keeps is a smoking hot, low-angst, erotic romance that I can definitely see myself re-reading again in the near future.
Disclosure: I was provided with an ARC of Playing For Keeps in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.