Living in LA and dating celebrities wasn't what it was cracked up to be. I found out the hard way many had a lifestyle I wanted no part of.
Then David Taylor forced his way into my life. A sledge hammer breaking down my well crafted walls.
He was gorgeous and sexy and intimidating. I was drawn to him in a way I had never been to anyone or anything. And I knew I couldn't have him, I was too damaged, too flawed to really connect.
David saw what I was from the beginning. A broken scared girl locked away inside an aloof woman. And he was determined to free me. To make me his.
Readers who like their romances steamy with a hint of the 50 Shades of Grey idea of love that borders on obsession will experience just that in Playing For Keeps. In a story that's rather simplistic readers will find themselves caught up in the whirlwind relationship between the slightly jaded Austin and the commanding yet somewhat insecure David as their connection crackles from the moment their eyes meet. It's a relationship that's a bit unequal though as David is larger than life with a presence that's all-consuming. It all makes for a read that you can't help being drawn to despite it's faults as for a few hours you get caught up in its sensual haze.
Austin came to LA to become an actress but is merely just surviving as she's a little fish in a big pond. Relying on her mother's financial help though batters her self-esteem and leaves her lost as to what she wants out of life. When it comes to her love life she's even more lost as she's left unsatisfied by every man she's met and not been with one in over a year. Catching the attention of David is like being hit by lightning. Though she senses the danger surrounding him she can't stay away and through texts, phone calls, and unexpected run-ins their steamy bond grows stronger. Austin is an okay heroine as she's not too much of a doormat nor does she easily fall at David's feet. She's not an energetic presence though either which made it difficult to truly connect with her.
My rating for this is a C+
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.