Sunday, 7 December 2014

Review: Play Me Hard by Tracy Wolff

My name is Aria Winston. I’ve fought desperately to escape the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas. Now I’m on my own, in control of my own life and my own destiny . . . just the way I like it. Until Sebastian Caine changes everything.

Ever since taking Aria under his wing and into his seductive domain, Sebastian hasn’t been able to think straight. Their chemistry is intoxicating. Their power exchange is exhilarating. And the sex leaves them both absolutely exhausted. But if there’s one thing Sebastian does know, it’s that he needs to protect this strong yet vulnerable woman. Because she has depths that are unknown—even to her. Aria has worked hard to establish herself as anything but submissive. That isn’t who she is, or who she wants to be. So why does it feel so sweet to give up control . . . and so intense when Sebastian takes care of needs she doesn’t even realize she has? But he has needs of his own—and secrets that run just as dark and deep as Aria’s.

ebook, 78 pages
Expected publication: December 2nd 2014 by Loveswept 
Genre: Erotica

Kristine's Thoughts:

I received an advanced readers copy from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

Play Me Hard  is the third instalment in the Play Me eBook series and Aria and Sebastian's story continues where it left off in the second instalment.

I felt that this instalment built a little more on the emotional connection between Aria and Sebastian. Of course they are still confused about what they are feeling and are in a denial of sorts but they are slowly coming around. The sexual chemistry is blatantly obvious from the last book and in this one, but the emotional aspect is creeping into both their heads as well. Book 2 consisted mostly of their first sexual encounter whereas this one provides more of a story. It digs a little deeper into both of their pasts but still leaves the reader wondering even when giving some clues. Over and over it mentions what happened to Aria fourteen months ago but never tells us what it was that happens. What really grabbed me though was the glimpse into Sebastian's past. Again we do don't know much about it but it becomes apparent that something very big happened there as well.

This instalment solidified my need to finish out the series because now I want answers and I need to know what happens. You will want book 4 immediately because although each book is a continuous story, there is a pretty major cliffhanger with this one.

About the Author
Tracy Wolff collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Now an English professor at her local community college, she writes romances that run the gamut from contemporary to paranormal to erotic suspense.

And for all of those who want the unedited version:
Tracy Wolff lives with four men, teaches writing to local college students and spends as much time as she can manage immersed in worlds of her own creation. Married to the alpha hero of her dreams for twelve years, she is the mother of three young sons who spend most of their time trying to make her as crazy as possible. (From Goodreads profile)

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