A sexy new standalone contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.
It started as a game.
We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose.
…And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.
He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren't supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.
2 Girls a Book & a Glass of Wine
I Could not put this book down.
Playboy is one of those reads that when your kids ask if they can have candy for breakfast you say 'YES whatever you want' because you're not listening and can't book the book down, lost in an amazing world written by Katy Evans.
Great story, not so great ending
The story is great and you really get into the characters! Some parts are quite steamy too. But the epilogue was unnecessary. It seemed forced and very unbelievable. If you can help it, just leave it where it naturally ends.
4.25 stars—sizzing and suggestive
4.25 stars---PLAYBOY is the fifth instalment in Katy Evans’ contemporary, adult MANWHORE erotic, romance series focusing on a tight knit group of friends. This is professional poker player Cullen Carmichael, and thirty-year old, gallery owner Wynn Watson’s story line. PLAYBOY can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary.
Told from dual first person points of view (Wynn and Cullen) PLAYBOY follows the building relationship between professional poker player Cullen Carmichael, and thirty-year old, gallery owner Wynn Watson. An illegal, underground poker game finds Wynn Watson the ultimate prize when her date loses everything to poker player Cullen Carmichael including our story line heroine. Currently in a slump on the professional circuit Cullen’s losing streak comes to an end with Wynn Watson at his side. Hoping to keep his run of good luck, Cullen makes Wynn an offer she cannot refuse as he embarks on the qualifying rounds for a showdown in Vegas. What ensues is the building relationship between Cullen and Wynn, and the potential fall-out as Wynn struggles between head and heart, and her inability to look past Cullen’s questionable profession.
Cullen has wanted Wynn for a very long time but Wynn was in a relationship, and Cullen has no plans to become the ‘other man’. With the nickname ‘Playboy’ on the professional circuit, Cullen’s reputation with the ladies precedes his introduction to our story line heroine, a heroine who is well aware of the man at her side. Discovering Wynn to be his ‘good luck charm’ Cullen is desperate to keep our heroine by his side.
The relationship between Cullen and Wynn is based upon multiple bets, and an on-going game of winner takes all. Every action is measured by win, lose or draw but the ultimate loss comes in the form of a potential broken heart when the relationship becomes something more. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.
There is a large ensemble cast of colorful secondary and supporting players who figure prominently in Cullen and Wynn’s life including all of the previous story line couples, as well as Cullen’s brother Callan and Wynn’s best friend Olivia (Womanizer #4). We are introduced to a number of players on the professional poker tour, one of whom is about to change the direction of Cullen’s life.
PLAYBOY is a fun and flirty story with sassy and sexy characters that reads a little bit like ‘Indecent Proposal’. Cullen offers Wynn everything she could every have imagined, an exchange that could have felt business-like but came with good intentions, from the heart. The character driven premise is realistic and spirited; the romance is tender, erotic and intense; the characters are charismatic and feisty. PLAYBOY is a sizzling and suggestive story from the pen of Katy Evans.