Title: Play Me
Author: Kaily Hart
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Buy Link: Buy Play Me Here!
Rating: You Want To Read
Reviewed by: Layne
Lily Hamilton had her quiet, predictable life all mapped out, including a hot-shot attorney for a fiancé. That is until she catches him screwing around and takes off in his prized Mercedes, for once not giving a damn where she’s headed. How clichéd is that?
Gabriel Jackson is raw and disillusioned. Driving a tow truck is a far cry from the dangerous career he turned his back on, but when he finds the classy blonde in a dangerous part of LA, he’s immediately back in the role of protector.
Lily is hot and sweet and so out of his league it’s not funny, yet Gabe can’t deny the sizzling heat between them. He thinks he wants hard, fast and rough—until he gets his hands on her. He knows he should stay the hell away, but Lily makes him feel, really feel, for the first time in two years. Is she just slumming or can she see beyond the harsh, broken façade to the man beneath? A man who dreams of making her his?
I thoroughly enjoyed Play Me. Kaily Hart did an awesome job of showing us Lily and Gabe’s attraction from the word yeah. An attraction that’s as foreign to Lily as it’s unwelcome to Gabe. I loved that Ms. Hart had Lily be the one to pursue it, asking for something she could hardly name. That was beautiful to watch. Gabe’s dark mood and secrets are up front and center all the way through and intrigued this reviewer. He’s been through some stuff and only Lily’s presence helps him heal, yet he’s reluctant to inflict himself, his life, on her.Amazing love scenes. What I expected wasn’t what I got and I’m glad. Gabe says he’s all about the hard and rough, yet things change once he touches Lily. This was a great mix of hard and soft, and I think it was done well.