I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Playing It Cool by Amy Andrews
Published by Macmillan on September 12th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, General
Source: the publisher
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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!