- File Size: 669 KB
- Print Length: 240 pages
- Publisher: Phoenix Rising Enterprises, Inc (November 30, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 30, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0089H8AQ2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #344,687 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Playing for Keeps (PILLOW TALK NOVELS Book 2) Kindle Edition
|Length: 240 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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- Book 2 of 3 in PILLOW TALK NOVELS (3 Book Series)
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- The giggle of balloons as they rub together.
- Resting her head on her sister's shoulder.
- The sparkle of the sun setting on the Seine.
- Accordions, fiddles, the banging of drums!
- Spinning her sword in figure eights.
- The sultry confidence wearing her tango shoes.
- The splatter of bright paint on a canvas.
- The crisp joy of a mouthful of champagne.
- And, most of all, LOVE, because nothing's more important.
Kate writes about all these magical things and Happily Ever After. Her acclaimed Laurel Heights and Summerhill books are international bestsellers, as are her Fillmore & Greenwich and Summerhill series. She's been translated into several languages. All her books feature sassy, independent women who just want love and earthy men full of heart who are more than able to rise to the occasion.
Top Customer Reviews
I'm going to approach this from a 'Pro and Con' angle.
Reasons to like this book:
1) George the dog...and Pete was okay
Reasons I did not enjoy this book:
1) Gracie (main character) is a doormat with a martyr complex
2) Gracie's family is selfish and irritating
3) Very slow beginning
4) Nell (extremely selfish middle sister)
5) The ex Marine father is portrayed as an offensive stereotype, e.g.- non communicative except when angry...which seems like most of the time
6) The story reads like a 16 year old's idea of what 'grown up life' is like
7) Riley (milquetoast fiance of Nell)
8) Gracie's trampy best friend, Celeste
9) Gracie's tramp-in-training little sister, Chloe
10) The story amps up about the same time Gracie starts wearing pants "...with a lot of pockets on the sides" and tank tops with no bra. Unfortunately, from then on we are 'treated' to an unnecessary amount of sex scenes and descriptions of the state of Gracie's nipples. This made me long for the slow beginning
11) The use of the term 'hooked up' - spare me, PLEASE
12) Again, Nell
13) Pot smoking, 'vegetarian' future in-laws who sleep in the backyard and steal pork products (Ummm, yeah...they have the munchies so of course they're gonna swipe your food)
14) Wendall - another Marine stereotype, e.g.- dumb as a box of rocks
15) Once more...Nell
16) When Gracie isn't having sex she's thinking about it...which gives us yet another opportunity to hear about her nipples, just in case we've forgotten she has them
17) The Big Misunderstanding - which actually wasn't very big...Read more ›
There was a little love interest with Grace's best friend Pete, and even that she put her family first and wanted to hide their relationship. Towards the last 30% of the book I finally started to enjoy it. The ending was pretty good and I am glad I finished it but I can't give a great recommendation. I certainly will read a Kate Perry book again but not this one.
With all that said, I do generally like Ms. Perry's books and have read all of the Laurel Heights/Summerhill books. It was because I loved those books that I decided to try this one. For what it's worth, I also read Playing Doctor, which I thought was not up to par with her other books, but I was able to finish it. I made it about two-thirds to three-quarters of the way through Playing for Keeps and cannot bring myself to continue reading. It is absolutely terrible.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Grace and Peter - loved them both. Another terrific book by Kate Perry. She can't seem to put a foot wrong with all of her books I have read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by BevHarro
I really enjoyed this book. The heroine started to annoy me about 3/4 of the way through but thankfully she wised up. My fav bit was probably the wedding cake!Published 4 months ago by Leyns
This little romance novel is okay. It is a quick read and if you like to read a book in a day, this will do.Published 13 months ago by shopper1A
Very much like real life. Enjoyed reading playing for keeps by Kate perry. I enjoyed the happy ending to the story.Published 15 months ago by Corinne S Kachigian