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Blog Tour – Review: Play by Piper Lawson

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Play by Piper Lawson hosted by Xpresso Book Tours ❤ 

Today you get a chance to check out my Review for this sweet slow burn romance and a chance to win an amazing giveaway ❤ 

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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.

My Review (1)
eARC provided in exchange for an honest review

Piper Lawson is a first time author for me – and I think I am going to go back for more! Play is a simple romance between two different people; who end up in each other’s paths just because they were meant to!

Payton Blake is a financial associate – no I don’t understand what that entails; all I know is that in words of Payton’s best friend, Charlie – Payton “holds hands and soothe egos and turn big, snarling wolves into sweet, fluffy lambs”. Charlie even dubbed her as the “Dick Whisperer” even going as far as to actually print it on her business card (yup! I liked Charlie :D)

Max Donovon, is a genius gamer who is in need of financial assistance for his next game production. He is aloof, cocky and definitely emotionally unavailable.

Neither of them get off on the right foot at their first meeting and it is actually a work in progress for both Payton and Max to get along with each other!

You have to be willing to stick your neck out for things you believe in, even if no one else sees it that way. Relationships are a long game…”

This one was a fun surprise – I am not a gamer; though if pushed I could play a few video games (definitely win!); but it is not a lifestyle choice nor is it addiction – but I honestly loved the gaming aspect in the book. There is detailed descriptions of the process and the games themselves that it feels as if a real game has been incorporated! Hands down, the best part of the book for me! Really!

The relationship between Payton and Max is slow to develop – more like a slow burn romance but without the intensity – I am all for slow burns; but only when it warranted and with Payton & Max, it honestly didn’t feel warranted enough! Individually, they were adorable, but together they were more comfortable; the attraction was simmering not over the top and while I could have liked it at any other time; I honestly wasn’t in the mood for such a relationship at the moment!

I was watching you tonight. Dancing like no one else was there. And the thing was, there might as well have been no one there. Twenty thousand people, Payton, and you’re the only one I see.”

I still invested myself in the book for it was quite well written – the attention given to details and the assortment of secondary characters are enough to make me want to look forward to the next book in the series.

Cheers, Pavi

My Rating (1)

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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About The Author (3)

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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.

Home is Canada plus occasional sunny winter escapes. Come find me on the tennis court, at the beach, on the web at or on twitter @piperjlawson.

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