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Review: Playing For Her Heart by Megan Erickson

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Playing For Her Heart (Gamers #2)
   by: Megan Erickson

Publication Date: Aug. 11, 2015
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Source: e-ARC received via the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 148 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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.

I am completely speechless upon finishing this one. This book is Megan's hottest book to date and I am still feeling a bit flushed even afterwards! While I enjoyed the first book in the Gamers series, I really loved this one. I think it had to do with the emphasis on the role-playing between Chloe and Grant. It was so hot to see these two act out their fantasies with one another and being the gamer girl I am, I would have no problem slipping into one of those roles if a sexy guy like Grant came around!
I've been excited for Grant's story and I loved that he was matched up with Ethan's younger sister. The two end up being quite adorable together and wow did they have some serious chemistry! I loved the anonymity these two had in the beginning because it made things that much hotter between them! Megan doesn't hold back with the sexy times in this one and I loved Grant's dirty talking. He was sex on a stick and I just loved him. His devotion to his daughter is also really sweet and I liked seeing them interact with one another as well. He is happy with his life as is and isn't looking for a relationship. One of the things I adored about this book was how willing Grant was to open his eyes to the possibility of more. He doesn't act like the tortured hero who goes on and on about how he can't do 'more' and I loved that about him.
Chloe on the other hand was a bit harder to crack. Her family has endured a tragedy and instead of coming together to deal with their grief, they have splintered apart. Chloe feels the weight of that and my heart broke for her, as her self worth is quite poor. She doesn't feel confident enough to show her true self, which is why she likes to cosplay so much. She uses it as an escape and that boosts her confidence, as she can step away from herself and be anyone she wants. However, the more time Grant and Chloe spend together, the more he wants to see the real her and he finds himself growing tired of the games. Watching Grant help pull Chloe out of her shell was my favorite part, but I love that Chloe realized she was the one who had to do it and that he couldn't be the one to save her so to speak. Megan does a great job of incorporating that realism into her novels and I love it.
I really liked getting to see more of Ethan in this book too, as my heart hurt for him also. I am looking forward to seeing who will be the one to pull him out of his reclusive shell and help him deal with his guilt and open his heart up. This series is a hot one and I definitely recommend if you need some sexy times with a great romance!

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  1. Yay! I'm so glad you loved this one, Jess. I know you had reservations going in because of your Brazen slump, but I'm happy this wowed you.
    This certainly was very very steamy! I liked it a bit less than the first one because I wanted a bit more of an emotional connection between the two, but I was still wowed by how addicting it was.
    Great review, Jess! I can't wait for us to read Chad and Owen And Ethan eventually. I can't believe we have to wait until next year. D:

    1. Yes! I am too girl! I loved how steamy it was! Haha. I can see you wanting more of an emotional connection though. I wouldn't have minded the book being a bit longer to do that.

  2. I loved Grant and Chloe! This book was so good and hot! I cannot wait for more from this series. Great review!

    1. Thanks hun! Yay! I'm so glad you love this series too!

  3. I've been hearing really good things about this one. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I need to read more of Megan Erickson's books.

    1. Yes definitely Quinn! She's one of my newer favorite authors! I just love her books!

  4. Great review, Jess! I'm loving this series SO much. It's just a ton of fun and a lot of sexy haha. Grant was amazing - love how he pursued Chloe!
    Can't wait for Ethan's and Chad's books!

    1. Thanks hun! I agree! This series is a blast! The gamer in me is totally geeking out. Haha.

  5. I thought it was her hottest book to date too! I loved it as well! i just love the gaming aspect and loved Grant and Chloe together! YES! That he couldn't be the one to save her!! lol I totally said the same thing in my review! high five, this is why we're awesome. :)


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