Wednesday, September 28, 2016

BLOG TOUR REVIEW - Play by Piper Lawson

Piper Lawson
Publication date: August 15th 2016
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance
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.

This was my first time reading Piper Lawson and I really enjoyed this story. I loved Payton's character, although I did question the fact that she's a millennial, working in the finance industry and she didn't have a home computer/notebook? I can understand the not a gamer aspect, but no computer technology at home seemed a bit strange to me. I did appreciate the fact of why she was so set on winning the dev award at her company's firm. It was hard to get a bead on Max, he is the definition of hot and cold; it's not until close to the end of the book that we finally get a glimpse as to why he is the way he is, and once I learned some more of his story, I found it easier to understand his thought processes and why it's hard for him to trust anyone.

The secondary characters really rounded out the story well, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we get a book on Charlie and Avery, if we do I have a feeling that it's going to be all types of hilarious.

Author Bio:
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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.


1 comment:

  1. Great review, Nicole! This sounds like a good romance story! :)