Saturday, March 18, 2017



From the NYT & USA Today Bestselling romance author, a sizzling and addictive story of a woman with a broken past and the man who can’t fight his attraction to her…

Twenty-three year old rising theater star Jill McCormick has built a life out of pretending. Pretending she’s happy, pretending she’s not haunted by the dark secret that shattered her world six years ago. But then she comes face to face with her new director – sexy, sophisticated, possessive, all-alpha Davis Milo. He tries to resist the actress he’s cast, but the attraction between them is too powerful, and soon their private rehearsals spiral into new, forbidden territory. The passionate connection, the intense chemistry is undeniable, and it hits them anywhere, and everywhere – in the theater, on the piano, in the limo, in the restaurant…But the tragedy in Jill’s past stands between them. Davis has walls too, so they can either face their fears together, or risk the deepest love and greatest passion either has ever felt…

It's certainly no secret that I love Lauren Blakely's books. If she writes it, I know I'm going to read it and I know I'm going to go on a wonderful journey. I fall in love with each of her heroes and I cheer for each of her heroines. Playing with Her Heart was no different. I was sucked in from the start and Davis still has a hold on my heart.

There's something a little magical, a little more special to me about this book. Perhaps it's that it's set in a city I love (New York City is quite honestly my favorite city) or set in a world I adore-the theater. But honestly, it's the author's ability to take me away and feel like I'm right there with the characters that does the trick.

I love Jill. She's funny, sassy, rash and emotional. Just as every great actress probably is. But she's also guarded, afraid to actually have anyone too close, to let them rely on her completely. It's that hint of vulnerability in such a strong character that really kept her near and dear to me. That and the fact that she's on Broadway.

But Davis. Davis has such a hold on me. I loved his strength, his confidence. He tries to resist Jill and of course fails miserably. He set the benchmark for me in regards to Book Boyfriends from this author. Sexy, absolutely swoonworthy and so incredibly passionate. You feel the sparks between Davis and Jill ignite and burn so, so hotly.

Of course, there are characters from other books by Lauren Blakely in this book as well but this can absolutely be enjoyed as a standalone. If you haven't read it I recommend it-highly.

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