Play Along by T.L. Swan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Sleeping with the enemy!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌎
Character development: ☹️😳🥺☺️🥰
The heroine: Roshelle – after suspecting that her boyfriend is cheating on her with her best friend and roommate, she tracks them to a nightclub and confronts them. Crying hysterically, she runs for the exit only to find herself locked out of the club in an alley where she witnesses a murder.
The Hero: Mack – he is a nautical engineer on a container ship along with some shady characters. He is a 6’4” muscular tattooed handsome man of mystery.
The Story: Roshelle fights like crazy after being put in a trunk until she is drugged and wakes up tied to a bed on a container ship 50 miles out to sea, about to be gang raped. When the leader decides to keep her for himself. Mack is not a nice man and Rochelle finds she can take her chances with him or with the rest of the crew.
Mack ends up treating Roshelle much differently than originally expected. He doesn’t want to be bothered with what having her aboard means, but he doesn’t want to let the rest of the crew have her either. He likes her fight and spunk. He tells her that if she wants to survive, she has to play along.
This book was told in dual points of view via duet narration which is the best. Duet narration is where the male narrator does all the male parts and the female narrator does all the female parts. The narration is done by Robyn Verne and Jack Stella who both do a wonderful job. Robyn has a strong clear voice which matches Roshelle perfectly and Jack has a deep and very gravely voice which goes good with Mack, our man of mystery.
“This is bad boy heaven in all its glory!”
The story on this one was surprising. It was a captive romance, with a very different kind of captor and there were quite a few things going on aboard the ship that were unusual and very intriguing. This was a very original and unpredictable story and it was super steamy. There was a ton of chemistry between the two main characters. I loved the fact that everything you originally thought gets turned around in this one. Every bit of this one was original and unpredictable!