Saturday, July 12, 2014

Review: Play Me

Title: Play Me (A1pha #1)
Author: Blue Ashcroft
Source: Netgalley

From Goodreads: Living in a mansion with three hot dudes could be any girl’s dream…it’s just not Kira Wilson's. Not when Alex Dumont is one of them.

Other girls know him as A1pha, a beautiful, arrogant pro gamer and newly minted billionaire. Kira knows him as an ex crush and a major pain in the butt. But he’s also an old friend and gaming buddy, and when she needs to hide from her abusive ex, she knows that Alex and his roommates Ethan and Ollie (her former gaming teammates) are the right friends to depend on.

Despite the rocky history between them, Kira knows Alex is right when he states that no one can protect her better than he can. Kira's just not sure that physical safety is worth the danger the grudge-holding, haunted, and utterly delicious pro gamer poses to her heart.

But with her ex hot on her trail, and Alex looking at her in a way that’s hard to resist, she'd better figure it out soon.

My Thoughts: Play Me is the first novella of three being released by Blue Ashcroft. I saw it on Netgalley and was intrigued, despite the fact that I usually avoid novellas. I don't like how short they are. When a book is good, it doesn't take long for me to devour it, so novellas make me cranky.

Overall, I enjoyed Play Me. I thought the writing was good and helped to keep a steady pace that didn't lose my interest. The author used enough detail to create the world for me but not so much that I got tired and bored. Some books have so much detail that I end up doing more skimming than reading, because the details take over the story itself. The characters were developed pretty well considering this is the first of a three part series. I'm on the fence as to how I feel about Alex. He seems hot, but his controlling side makes him unattractive to me, especially considering where Kira is coming from. 

Play Me was a good read. I'd like to read the next part of the series, even though it's just a novella. :-) 

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