Series: Gamers #2
Author: Megan Erickson
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 11, 2015
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Related Books: Changing His Game, Dirty Talk, Dirty Deeds
About Playing for Her Heart:A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...
She wanted fantasy. He's about to make it a reality...
Grant Osprey just had the hottest sex of his life. Sure, they were both in costume, and yes, it was anonymous, but he never expected her to bolt in the middle of the night without so much as a good bye, let alone exchanging numbers. Or names. All he's left with are her panties and some seriously X-rated memories...until he meets his business partner's little sister.
Only Chloe Talley isn't the bold, sexy vixen he remembers. And she wants nothing to do with him.
Cosplay is Chloe's only chance to leave her boring, socially awkward world behind. To forget that she's failing at life and can't be with anyone, let alone a single-father like Grant. But the raw hunger between them is undeniable. With him, she can be a misbehaving maid. A sexy call girl for hire. Each scene pushes Chloe beyond her strict boundaries, until Grant demands the one character she can't play.
Ackgh. Megan Erickson + nerd love = fan girl nerd love. Try saying that five times fast, because I’ve been trying for 10 minutes and haven’t been able to yet. Is it the wine? Well, that is a distinct possibility.
Just so much of this book made me go haaaaay.
First off, it is genuine nerd love. We’re not talking about a shy girl with glasses. We’re talking about cosplaying coders and writers. If you can get on that level, let’s hang out. I’ll bring my TARDIS onesie, you bring your Dalek (just kidding – don’t you dare bring that near me).
I’m really trying to weigh this against Changing His Game, trying to figure out why I loved it more. This was a very clear 5 star read for me the whole time. And you know what? They’re coming out equal. I must have just been in a bad mood when I formatted that post or something.
You know I try to find a negative in every book. Everything could always be better, right? But with both Gamers books, the only things that piss me off are completely and admittedly trivial, not actual criticism.
The chemistry between Grant and Chloe, both in the beginning and once they grow closer. The cosplay stuff and when they’re being real and vulnerable with each other, no sex involved. You just felt something when they were interacting, however that was.
I also luuuurved how important cosplay actually was to the storyline, instead of something in the background. When you see that it’s going to be in a book, you probably figure it’s like, “Oh, this one weekend they go to Comic Con and cosplay.” And that’s not bad. I mean, I’m sure that appeals to a pretty niche (albeit badass) audience. But in Playing for Her Heart, it’s an actual thing. It drives the plot. It matters. And that’s awesomeeee.
Oh, I’m sorry. Is my nerd showing?
And yes, I need to reiterate again, the chemistry in this book is crazy. Do not read in public. But you start to learn that after reading your second or third book by Megan.
About Megan Erickson:
Megan worked as a journalist covering real-life dramas before she decided she liked writing her own endings better and switched to fiction.
She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. When she’s not tapping away on her laptop, she’s probably listening to the characters in her head who won’t stop talking.