Series: Play Me #1
Author: Tracy Wolff
Genres: Erotica, Serial Novella
Release Date: December 2, 2014
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About Play Me Wild:In the seductive first installment of an eBook original serial from the New York Times bestselling author of Ruined and Addicted, a woman running from her past has finally found a bit of control...until her powerful new boss makes her go wild.
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.
Working as a cocktail waitress at one of Vegas’s hottest five-star casinos means putting up with a ton of bad behavior from the big spenders. But it pays the bills—and that’s all that matters to Aria, who needs every last dollar to escape from her father’s destructive grasp and the brutal man he expects her to marry. But when she lashes out against a billionaire who won’t take no for an answer, she nearly loses everything—until Sebastian steps in. The owner’s son and handpicked successor, Sebastian is dark, sexy, and kinder than any rich man should be. And when he apologizes and offers to keep her job safe, Aria can’t help the way her body reacts to his. Suddenly her job, and the security it brings her, isn’t the only thing Aria wants.
Play Me is an erotic serial intended for mature audiences. Aria and Sebastian’s story continues in Play Me: Hot.
Recommended for: someone planning on reading the whole series at once, as opposed to one serial edition at a time.
This one kind of fell flat for me. I think it was an issue of how this serial is divided up. I know serials are supposed to be short and everything, but each edition still needs an up and down to keep readers interested, in my opinion.
When I say it fell flat, I almost feel like I’m talking literally. There was no story arc, no build up, no climax to the plot. Not really.
I might have still tried to read the rest of the series, if the book itself hadn’t felt so generic. Well, not the plot, I guess. But the characters, their chemistry, their inner monologues.
Looking at Goodreads, I seem to be the only person that didn’t like the novella, so I’m sure it gets better, but this just didn’t pull me in. I think if the series were published in a box set or as one longer novel, it would work better.
But this novella didn’t stand on its own, which when it’s published alone, it needs to.
About Tracy Wolff:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling 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 contemporary romance and erotic romance as Tracy Wolff, paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Tessa Adams and young adult novels as Tracy Deebs.