If you haven’t noticed yet, I’ve been eating up the Broken Men Chronicles. So, the first one was a little sad for me, but the second one was much more lighthearted, and Play me to Infinity replaced sadness with crazy people, which is always AWESOME in my book.
I’m so sad that I’m caught up on the series. It’s like the feeling at the end of that Netflix binge when you realize that now you have to wait a whole seven days between episodes. What is this blasphemy?
At least I only have to wait a few weeks, according to Goodreads.
Rating: 5 stars
Recommended for: People who like Fatal Attraction, bunny boiling and all (seriously, there’s more than one crazy ex in this).
Play Me to Infinity Description:
It’s all about the misconceptions, or so it seems…
When Michael (Mike) Withers relocated to Jacksonville, taking over as Withers International‘s CEO in an effort to be closer to his sister and her new family, he never imagined finding himself at a crossroads.
Burned by his ex-fiancée, Mike traded in his dream of a house with a white picket fence and a family of his own and submersed himself in work and entertaining the occasional lady, even if the woman in question worked for him.
Was he a player? Hardly. But Nicole (Nikki) Baxter wouldn’t believe the truth even if it hit her between the eyes. The woman claimed that once a player, always a player.
Compelled to prove her wrong, games begin which Mike is quick to realize could lead him down one of two roads: heartache or the life he had desired once but had resolved to quit chasing.
Maybe he’d given up too early?
Maybe his ex hadn’t really been the one?
And maybe happiness lay in the form of a feisty, argumentative, tiny package with tight skirts and an ability to turn any argument into foreplay?
Mike is desperate for a personal assistant. So desperate that he’ll hire his sister’s best friend, who has done nothing but rag on him since he’s moved back to town. They fall into a pattern of saving each others’ asses by pretending to be a couple, strangely enough. Then the pretending starts to…feel less like pretending.
Then Mike starts to feel like he’s pretending by not telling Nikki how he feels. They finally start something real, and crazy people and their crazy shit keeps getting in the way. Like, some serious, next-level psychotic behavior. By multiple people.
I’ll be honest. I wasn’t pulled into this right away. But somewhere, I don’t know where, I was pulled in. Hard.
I think it was all the banter about game-playing. It was cute, but it was very on-and-off. I started to lose track of what was real and what wasn’t. I mean, all of it was “real,” but some of it was pretending to be “not real,” if that makes sense. Excuse my rambling.
I totally LOVED all the crazy exes and crazy people involved with crazy exes stuff.
I loved trying to figure out which party was responsible for what obstacle, and just when I thought I had something figured out, a new crazy shows up to the book.
I’m also such a sucker for romances between people who’ve known each other forever, even if they apparently didn’t get along way back when.
And I’m also SOOOO EXCITED for Ben’s book because I’ve wanted it since the beginning. I get why his story couldn’t be told until now, though.
About Carey Decevito:
Born and raised in small town Northern Ontario, Canada, Carey Decevito has always had a penchant for reading and writing for as long as she can remember.
More than a decade later, with weeks of sleepless nights, where exhaustion had settled in to her everyday existence, she finally gave and put pen to paper (more like fingers to keyboard). She submitted to the dreams that plagued her insomnia. And the rest, as they say, is history!
Carey Decevito enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, travelling, and playing tourist in Canada’s National Capital region. When life gets crazy, she seeks respite through her writing and reading. If all else fails, she knows there’s never a dull moment with her prolific story-teller of a four-year-old daughter, her goofy husband and their two cats who she swears are out to get her.
Disclaimer: this book was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review