Eleanor is content with her boring life—mostly. She’s even fine being the quirky sister in a bevy of beauties. So imagine her surprise when one of her brother’s Sydney Smoke mates hits on her at an engagement party. Her. The weird sister, who wears vintage dresses and prefers her books to parties.
Bodie is shocked the next morning to find the soft, sexy virgin who seduced him with corsets is his best friend’s little sister. If he could kick his own ass, he would. And two months later, she’s got an even bigger surprise for him. Now he needs to convince the corset-loving wallflower that he loves her uniqueness if they’ve got a chance at forever.
He always did love a challenge…
Each book in the Sydney Smoke Rugby series is STANDALONE:
* Playing By Her Rules
* Playing It Cool
* Playing the Player
* Playing With Forever
* Playing House
* Playing Dirty
* Playing It Safe
* Playing It Tough
Eleanor was born in the wrong century. From the victorian clothes, the literature, the dashing men, to the time when being a virgin was coveted. She comes from a family that are tall, lean and beautiful while she's short, curvaceous and daydreaming about another time in history. The last thing she expected was for Bodie Webb to take notice of her.
Bodie has no idea the woman who caught his notice is none other than his best friend and teammates younger sister Nell. All he sees is a woman who's shy, sweet and with all the right curves. Eleanor is a refreshing change from the tall, skinny woman who are usually throwing themselves at him for his status and money. One night won't be enough for him but he gets a rude awakening when he finds out Eleanor is Nell. The number one rule is never mess with a teammates sister.
Playing House just might be my favorite of the series. I love when we have quirky characters because its not the norm. I also get a kick out of the handsome, popular jock falling for the wallflower. This book was very sweet and I loved it! ARC provided by NetGalley.
My favorite of the series!
I have enjoyed every book in the Sydney Smoke series but Eleanor and Bodie are by far my favorite!! Each of these books read as standalones but this series gets better with every book.
Eleanor is obsessed with all things Victorian and is more comfortable blending into the background than being the center of attention like her brother, Ryder. Bodie is a trust fund baby and talented rugby player who was burned by his ex-girlfriend. When Bodie sees Eleanor across the room at Ryder's engagement party, he's captivated immediately. Eleanor throws caution to the wind and decides to take Bodie home but without sharing her virgin status or who she is to Ryder. After their night together leads to a big surprise, they have to navigate family drama and getting to know one another.
I loved Bodie and Eleanor so much!! They brought out the best in each other and when they messed up, they tried to make up for it. I laughed so much and, surprisingly, cried more than once. I wasn't expecting the amount of angst in this book but it made me feel so much more connected to these characters than any of the books before it. I love this series and I can't wait to see what comes next.
*This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
Amy Andrews knows how to bring you Romance that will melt your heart ... and other things. This story was brilliant, beautiful, emotional and sizzling hot. You will simply love it.
Eleanor and Brodie’s story stole my heart and touched my soul. Their attraction is instant, their chemistry levels off the charts. I loved how Brodie was absolutely taken by Eleanor and all her Victorian glory. He saw only her and wanted only her, a fantastic Romance. These two were definitely destined for each other. LOVED IT! I just cant get enough of Amy Andrews Stories.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.