Smith Hamilton has it all—he’s smart, good-looking, and loaded. But he remembers a time when he had nothing and no one, so he’s not about to mess up, especially with his best friend’s little sister. That means keeping Evie at arm’s length . . . even though the once pesky little girl is now a buxom bombshell. A sexy blonde who pushes his self-control to the limit the night she crawls into bed with him.
Evie Reed knows she’s blessed—with an exclusive education, a family who loves her, and a new job managing social media for her family’s lingerie company. But she wants more, like a reason to wear the sexy lingerie herself. She has just the man in mind to help with that. She’s crushed on Smith forever. Surely tricking her way into his bed will force him to see her in a new, adult way.
Except that when Evie’s plan leads to disaster, she and Smith must decide—ignore the attraction sizzling between them, or become play mates and risk it all.
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A Lighthearted, Fun, & Sexy Romance! ❤
This is exactly what I needed - a lighthearted, fun, and sexy friends to lovers romance with a touch of taboo (best friend's little sister). I could not put this book down or wipe the goofy smile from my face while reading. This is book 2 in the author's Roommates series, but can be read as a complete stand alone.
Smith had me swooning from the start and I could not get enough of him. The story is told from both his and Evie's points of views, but I really loved Smith's chapters best. His inner dialogue is hilarious and honest. I was surprised though by his initial reaction to finding Evie in his bed. Seriously, wouldn't you be at least slightly alarmed to find someone in your bed unexpectedly, especially if it's so dark you have no idea who they are?!? He's got some emotional baggage, but I loved seeing those walls crumble. There's always something so sweet and magical to me about that moment when the main character opens their eyes and sees what has been there in front of them all along. Evie was also a great character, although there were times she seemed a little immature. I understand her do-over plan was more just an excuse for her to act on her long held crush for Smith, but it was still odd to me that a 22 year old would be so worried that her lady parts would gather cobwebs and wither away. The chemistry between Smith and Evie was undeniable though and I loved how easy it was between them. There was no unnecessary drama or other love interests and the only thing standing in our lovers way was themselves (and maybe Evie's brother, Cullen).
The epilogue was fulfilling and adorable and the perfect way to close Smith and Evie's story. I challenge you to finish this book without a smile on your face. If you're looking for a fast, sweet, and lighthearted book, definitely pick up The Play Mate.
*I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*
Fun, sexy, and completely enticing!
Smith Hamilton.....I'm in LOVE!!!
The Play Mate is fun, sexy, and completely enticing! It contains everything a older brother's best friend romance should have, and so much more. This story follows Smith and Evie's journey from friends to lovers, while navigating their tricky working relationship and friendship with Evie's older brother, Cullen. Lust, laughter, and racy lingerie add a richness to this already swoony romance.
The character dynamic between Smith and Evie is incredibly enjoyable and amusing! They're both beautiful and tenacious characters, and when together, they showcase how right they belong together. Their mutual attraction towards one another and their already close friendship makes their connection very alluring and explosive. But it's also Smith's hesitation towards pursuing his desires that makes him utterly charming and compassionate. Evie's headstrong characteristics and determination to go after what she wants are great attributes to read. And not just her appetite for Smith either, but with her strong work ethics to show exactly how beneficial she can be to her family business.
The Play Mate is a genuinely warm, exciting and playful friends to lovers romance. The book is thoroughly entertaining and will leave a constant smile on your face. The laughable situations and heartfelt emotions are enough to make you fall in love with Smith and Evie's story from page one! A definite 5 star must read!
Sexy and Forbidden!
A smoldering new romance by my favorite author -- yes please!! This one did not disappoint. Funny and very steamy. :)