Review – Playing For Love by J.C. Grant

Playing For LovePlaying For Love by J.C. Grant

My rating: 4 of 5 stars




★Book Basics★

Genre: – Contemporary Romance
Series: – 2nd in the series, should not be read as a stand alone
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes, although maybe more of a HFN as there story will continue in a 3rd book, but they are together throughout the book
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? – Yes
Rating – 4 stars


I read book 1 in the series, a few months back, and it was an enjoyable story, if you like ott (major OTT here) possessive alpha unapologetic heros. And I do!

So when I saw there was a second book about these 2, in all honesty, I felt no rush to read it, I was happy with book 1, it was typical of the alpha ott type romances that you can get on KU tbh. I have read loads of books very similar.

But I decided to pick this one up. And reading reviews, I CAN see why some ppl had an issue with it. Book 1, nothing to deep, yes they had some issues from their past, but nothing too deep really, was a quite short read, heavy on the erotic side and with a fairly decent HFN/HEA.

But in this instalment, we get a much meatier story.

The hero is way more than an OTT Possessive hero. He has some major stalker tendencies with the heroine, would kill for her, do anything for her, never let her go, no matter if she wanted to. But it comes from a vulnerable place inside him.

And the heroine is more messed up than he is (and obviously so, given her history) she can be cold, she can be detached, has major trust issues, but she needs the hero to need her as much as he does. It provided her security.

Now, they clearly have a major messed up, screwed co dependent relationship. And it was hard reading at times, the heroine pushing the hero away, outside influences creating cracks in their very new relationship and marriage.

It was still a hot read, and the hero is super super bossy, the heroine majorly messed up and tends to push the hero away as a method of self preservation. But, i actually really love reading about these 2 in all their messed up glory. And this book was so much more than I expected. It is not going to be for everybody, the hero is too much at times, the heroine does push him away far too much, they communicate far too much with sex, but i devoured it, and was up all night to finish it.

Cannot wait for the 3rd book.

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