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Review and Giveaway: Playing it Cool by Amy Andrews

Review and Giveaway: Playing it Cool by Amy Andrews

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Review and Giveaway: Playing it Cool by Amy AndrewsPlaying It Cool by Amy Andrews
Published by Macmillan on September 12th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, General
Pages: 236
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Score one for the curvy girls.
Harper Nugent might have a little extra junk in her trunk, but her stepbrother calling her out on it is the last straw... When rugby hottie, Dexter Blake, witnesses the insult, he surprises Harper by asking her out. In front of her dumbass brother. Score! Of course, she knows it’s not for reals, but Dex won’t take no for an answer.
Dexter Blake’s life revolves around rugby with one hard and fast rule: no women. Sure, his left hand is getting a workout, but he's focused on his career for now. Then he overhears an asshat reporter belittle the curvy chick he'd been secretly ogling. What's a guy to do but ask her out? It’s just a little revenge against a poser, and then he'll get his head back in the game.
But the date is better than either expected. So is the next one. And the next. And the heat between them...sizzles their clothes right off.
Suddenly, this fake relationship is feeling all too real...

Rating~ 3.5-3.75 stars

I liked it a lot 

Dex is completely devoted to rugby, he sees everything including a relationship else as a distraction and something that he doesn’t want, not till he’s managed to achieve his goal. When he first sees Harper is extremely attracted to her but since he views women as distraction it wouldn’t have gone anywhere if not for Harper’s idiot brother

Harper is an artist, and she also does mural’s for hospitals. She was an excellent heroine, loving and kind. She tolerated her step-family for the sake of her twin brother and sister. I loved the scenes with her and her siblings. 

I loved Harper, the woman has insecurities of course but she’s also kick ass and loving person. I really disliked her step-mother and brother, they were responsible for Harper’s insecurities, they constantly put her down. 

Unlike the last book in the series which was slow burn this one had a lot of steam and right of the start as well. 

I liked it this one a lot! I liked their relationship, they both were very different from each other but shared similar interest such as video games. I also liked that they were friends, of course they were together but they got to know and spend time with each other as friends. Their banter and their moments at the start of the book were a highlight of the book. 

I was having a great time. However about 70% my enjoyment went slightly down with the way Dex acted, not only once but twice. He was such a huge arse. So while I was sympathetic towards him because of his history, it wasn’t enough for the way he behaved. I felt like he needed to grovel a hell more before Harper should have accepted him back, she deserved it. hence the whole ending felt extremely rushed to me because it made it seem like Dex hadn’t completely thought of everything through. It felt like a complete 180 without any prior notice. 

Anyways it was still enjoyable and I’m looking forward to whoever is going to bring Linc down either Em or Valerie. 

Overall it was enjoyable read with funny and sweet moments! 


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About Amy Andrews

my is an award-winning, best-selling Aussie author who has written fifty plus contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets and been translated into over a dozen languages including manga. She is a USA Today best-seller and has sold in excess of one million books featuring lots of sex and kissing. She likes to make her readers tingle, laugh and sigh.

She loves good books and great booze although she’ll take mediocre booze if there’s nothing else. At sixteen she met a guy she knew she was going to marry and she did. They’re still married and have two grown kids who never stay away long enough to be missed.

She lives on acreage on the outskirts of Brisbane with a gorgeous mountain view but secretly wishes it was the hillsides of Tuscany.


  1. I liked reading the synopsis and look forward to seeing if it truly is a fake relationship or if it progresses into real.

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