Playing House by Amy Andrews
Series: Sydney Smoke Rugby #5
Also in this series: Playing It Cool, Playing the Player, Playing With Forever
Published by Entangled Publishing on February 12th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Eleanor is content with her boring life—mostly. She’s even fine being the quirky sister in a bevy of beauties. So imagine her surprise when one of her brother’s Sydney Smoke mates hits on her at an engagement party. Her. The weird sister, who wears vintage dresses and prefers her books to parties.
Bodie is shocked the next morning to find the soft, sexy virgin who seduced him with corsets is his best friend’s little sister. If he could kick his own ass, he would. And two months later, she’s got an even bigger surprise for him. Now he needs to convince the corset-loving wallflower that he loves her uniqueness if they’ve got a chance at forever.
He always did love a challenge…
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Is there anything sexier than a hot, huge, rugby player being all sweet and cuddly? Well, Playing House will give you the opportunity to see for yourself, and it’s not one you should pass up.
I’ve loved this group of boisterous, rough, sexy beasts of the Sydney Smoke team since the very beginning. Each time one of these guys falls, they do it big and they do it in style: fucking up royally and then having to fight for their girl with all their might.
Eleanor is Ryder’s baby sister (from Playing with forever, the previous installment) and she is an eensy bit socially awkward. She’d as soon melt into the potted plant next to her than go mingle at his brother’s engagement party. Everything changes when Bodie aka her big brother’s best friend, unknowingly starts to flirt with her. Their chemistry and attraction are off the charts and things soon get out of control… and they end up sharing the hottest night ever.
Imagine Bodie’s surprise when he wakes up to a note and the realization that not only did he just pop his best friend’s baby sister’s cherry but he had the best time while doing it. Unable to stop thinking about her, but totally forbidden by the bro-code to pursue her, he just goes back home. Incredibly, it wasn’t just the absolute best memories that resulted from their encounter. Two months later they find themselves in a situation neither anticipated.
I totally adored Eleanor, she was definitely quirky and funny in her own way. I loved how creative she could be, how she was passionate about anything to do with the 1800’s as well as being a romantic through and through.
Bodie was the absolute best. He was the sweetest, most tender guy ever. And at the same time, he was a sexy, alpha decisive piece of muscly man hunk. The way he was with Eleanor from the very beginning turned me into a puddle of goo.
I really enjoyed Playing House, though it broke my heart (and while I don’t want to spoil the story this might be a trigger for some so I’m warning about it View Spoiler »there’s a miscarriage « Hide Spoiler) but it also had me smiling like a loon. There’s romance, sexy times a-plenty, Pride-and-Prejudice-isms for every Austen fan, and some mild angst. I can’t wait to see who comes next, though I wouldn’t mind an epilogue in the next one… yeah?
Rating: 4 “I needed a freaking epilogue, please” Stars
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