Play with Me
Grover Beach Team #1
Published December 8th 2013
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What if you had to do the one thing you hated most to get the guy you loved to notice you?
Ryan Hunter’s parties are legend. And tonight she’s going to be there.
Lisa Matthews anticipates the return of her best friend and only love since kindergarten kindle reversefrom soccer camp. But when Tony finally shows up, his mind is more focused on another girl. And worse, she’s a soccer player. Fighting for the attention Lisa craves, she’s just a hairbreadth away from making a very stupid decision. But when extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, she’s prepared to play ball to get her man.
The tryouts are hell, the first match ends bloody, and the morning after the selection party she wakes up in the worst place possible—in the arms of the captain of the soccer team. The hottest guy in school… Ryan Hunter.
Play with Me is a really cute read that you can suck you in and not let you go until the last page. It wasn't really what I thought it would be, but that, in no way, means that I wasn't pleasantly surprised with the novella. It is the kind of book you would read when you're feeling a bit down and the only remedy is a cute love story that will always workout better than your own.
I particularly love the character dynamics and how Shelly managed to write a book around soccer but made the main character, Liza, hate it with a passion. It was a fresh and welcomed surprise and added quite a dose of comedy to the plot. And then, of course, there is Ryan Hunter. He's sexy, witty, caring and if he suddenly took an interest in me, I wouldn't be questioning a higher power why. I was seriously concerned about Liza's mental state when she didn't see the appeal of Hunter.... but then again, she was in love with her best friend, Tony. I can't really blame her for that, I mean, who can honestly say that they have never had feelings for one of their guy friends before? I can't.
Even though I really enjoyed Play with Me, it lacked one important thing - a depth to the story. I was quite superficial and I felt more information could've gone into story, possibly more scenes between the love interests to build the foundation better for their relationship. But I suppose that it is only a novella and adding these kind of things would've made the book too long.... All-in-all, a good book with the potential to have been great.
3 out of 5