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The Play by Karina Halle

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Karina Halle
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
November 3rd 2015

A troubled Scottish rugby player who doesn't play by the rules.
A vivacious man-eater who's given up on love.
When it comes to Lachlan and Kayla, opposites don't just attract - they explode.

Kayla Moore has always been comfortable with her feisty, maneating reputation. At least it was fine until she hit her thirties and saw her best friends Stephanie and Nicola settle down with Linden and Bram McGregor, leaving Kayla to be the odd one out. Tired of being the third wheel with nothing but one-night stands and dead-end dates in San Francisco, Kayla decides to take a vow of celibacy and put men on the backburner.

That is until she lays her eyes on Linden and Bram’s cousin, hot Scot Lachlan McGregor. Lachlan is her sexual fantasy come to life – tall, tatted, and built like a Mack truck. With a steely gaze and successful rugby career back in Edinburgh, he’s the kind of man that makes her want to throw her vow right out the window. But Lachlan’s quiet and intense demeanor makes him a hard man to get to know, let alone get close to.

It isn’t until the two of them are thrown together one long, unforgettable night that Kayla realizes there is so much more to this brooding macho man than what meets the eye. But even with sparks flying between the two, Lachlan can’t stay in America forever. Now, Kayla has to decide whether to uproot her whole life and chance it all on someone she barely knows or risk getting burned once again.

Sometimes love is a game that just needs to be played.

Maria’s Review


➦Oh my god, what just happened?

➦This book started out playful and flirty like it usually does when boy meets girl in these type of books. The author also gives glimpses into main hero’s troubled past and it helped me connect with his character. What I truly did NOT expect was that I would be bawling my eyes out right at about 70% mark. And I was a mess, I even cried during acknowledgements reading about the rescue dog Karina Halle adopted and his struggle to come out of his shell.

➦Everything in this book felt very real, it felt like reading a story that actually happened! Lachlan and Kayla admit their love for each other and there isn’t any bs you so often see where two adults tip toe around each other for half the book wondering if they should say it first and “omg what will happen if they don’t say it back?” They are upfront with each other and it felt very believable. They had a lot of obstacles to overcome and I truly worried about what the outcome would be.

➦The book is rather long and has a slow build-up, but I did not mind it because it was so worth it in the end.

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