Monday, February 14, 2011

Book Review: Play Fling (Bestseller For The Day) #14

Play Fling
Author: Amber Scott
Title: Play Fling
Publish Date: January 15, 2010
Copy Provided By: Author for review purposes
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: Face Your Target... Brooke Munkle didn't leave a lukewarm marriage just to flounce into the first hot bed. Too young, too hot, Elliott Jovovich has no business distracting her from starting over. If only he'd get out of her fantasies. Maybe if she keeps things simple, she can allow herself one naughty indulgence. After all, who will know? Pull The String... Elliott sees through Brooke's stiff facade. Underneath her struggle to hold it all together, a vibrant, wanton woman is waiting to be freed. To win her heart, he'll play by her rules, which would be a a lot easier if her hostile best friend didn't fight so dirty. Sure, he has ammo of his own, but what he knows could hurt Brooke. Steady. Aim. Release... Millie Match isn't sure what she did to deserve this matchmaking hell. The sneaking around, the spying, compatibility issues, chemistry crises. Her target, Brooke, is keeping secrets. Elliott is definitely Mr. Wrong. And if Millie doesn't make true love magic now, she'll lose the one thing in this punishment worth fighting for.

Review: Finally! A romance novel with a real woman! A woman that isn't twentysomething! A younger guy! A really stupid...yet lovable cupid!

It only took a few pages to know that this was going to be a fun book.

Brooke is falling for a much younger man who happens to be one of her college professors teaching assistants. The whole younger man thing kind of freaks her out too , especially after ending her marriage to Jason.  (Oh and Jason has some secrets of his own)

Then there's Millicent and AJ. Millie is Brooke's BFF that's just a little too well meaning. She is trying to work some cupid magic on her friend, but she's getting it all wrong. Very early on, you want to scream at her to butt out, but that's what makes things so fun.

But this is more than just a cute good time romance. Amber has created some very real characters, that have real problems. Brooke is trying to get a new business off the ground, and she finds herself attracted to a much younger man. It doesn't help matters that her ex is a not quite what he seems, and most of her friends and family seem to think she's a fool.

I really loved the characters, and how real they were. This was the first book of Amber's that I've read, but it won't be my last.

Rating:  4 flowers

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Anonymous said...

I loved it too. ;) Ready for Millie #2!

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