The Play Mate by Kendall Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“I wanted to be loved so badly and couldn’t figure out why no one wanted to love me back.”
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌏🌍
Character development: 🤭😮
The heroine: Evie Reed – she comes from a wealthy family. She had an expensive education at an all girl college and has always been protected by her older brother Cullen. She is just finishing up a two week tour of Europe with her friend.
The Hero: Smith Hamilton – best friends with Cullen Reed since they were kids. Smith has known Evie as Cullens annoying little sister as she was seven years younger than them. Smith was in foster care as a child but eventually was adopted by a nice couple when he was six. He is now wealthy and a financial genius.
The Story: Evie’s only sexual experience was far from satisfactory so while in Paris she decides to seduce her long time crush Smith Hamilton, so she sneaks into his hotel room while he is sleeping and things start to get hot and heavy with him thinking the woman in his bed is the woman he met earlier that evening, but eventually he realizes it is Evie, his best friend’s little sis and he rejects her.
Smith and Evie end up working together to save her family lingerie company that her brother runs. Smith can’t stop thinking about how she felt in his arms. He was dreaming about her before that night and what happened just made it worse. I liked these two and they had plenty of chemistry between them. I loved all the dirty thoughts in Smiths head, he was deliciously preoccupied most of the time.
The narration, like the first book, was dual POV and dual narrators which I look for in audiobooks. It was done by Ava Erickson and Sebastian York, both whom I enjoy listening to. I like a deep voice for the male character, Sebastian has that and more, he is sone of my favorite narrators and I love Ava Erickson’s narration. She has a great voice.
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