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Word Play [Kindle Edition]

Amalie Silver , Amy Jackson
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Smut sells.

Michael Rourke learned this the hard way.

Struggling to make ends meet as a mystery writer, he sold his soul - and his pride - as he pedaled sex and lust writing under the pen name Christoph Strong.

No one knew he was the one behind the steamy stories on the bestsellers lists. And he planned to keep it that way.

Until he met her.

Monica Singer, an infamous blogger, is keen to discover the truth of his secret identity.

During a chance meeting at a book convention, Michael and Monica form an instant connection. And soon, an industry rivalry becomes something else entirely.

But as Michael starts to let his guard down, he doesn’t realize that the person he's learning to trust may be hiding secrets of her own.

Secrets that could ultimately destroy everything.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1041 KB
  • Print Length: 298 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 150020854X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LRZLLIC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,382 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five hilarious stars! July 14, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I won't rehash the plot and blurb for you here, because there's plenty of reviews that will do that, what I will say is how this book made me feel. As both a reader and a writer the book world can be a frustrating one. So HUGE props to Amalie for telling it how it is out there.
No one is safe in this book, bloggers, writers, fans. She took a theme, which isn't often written about and wrapped a story around it, and she could have left it there, but she didn't. She was braver - and funnier than that. She dove face first into the publishing dramas and pitfalls and opened that crazy can of worms right up.
She twisted every angle, and exposed every ugly secret that there is to tell, and it turned out to be one of the funniest and most brilliant books I've read in a long time because of it.

The main characters had such a great connection, their back and forth banter had me in stitches at times and yet when things began to heat up between them...damn! Wait, no that doesn't correctly express how it was, let me try that again. I meant DAYUuuuuuuUM!
That's not to say that the MC's and the wicked funny plot are the only thing that's good about this, because it isn't. Every character in the book is so well thought out and planned that their friendships were totally real to me, and that's what makes them all so lovable. The friendship and banter between them all. The catchy little one-liners. The sexy romance. The angst. The drama. Did i mention this was hilarious?

Loved this book, and can't wait to see what Amalie Silver comes up with next. This is an author to watch.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This books was one of the best summer reads of 2014! August 11, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Once in a while I buy a book (not getting it through my blog to read) and I am super happy I did. I heard about Word Play, through a friend and decided to read it one slow weekend. This has to be one of the bests reads I have had all summer long.

Michael Rourke is a writer. After writing other books, and not becoming a successful by writing mystery, he turns to what is hot right now. Writing erotica. But Michael doesn't write under his own name, but rather a pen name, Christoph Strong. This way no one knows it is him. Michael is not thrilled with his new writing endeavors, but it is paying the bills. Actually, he is making a killing! So now his publisher wants his to do book signing. The only problem with that, is that people might found out who he really is. But his books are so in demand, they need him out there.

At a book convention "Christoph" meets 'Monica Singer'. She is an infamous blogger that had previously trashed his work. While he is peeved at her review, he finds himself attracted to the women behind it. The only problem is that she is not Monica, she is Lauren. No spoilers here, but Lauren is more than he thinks she is.

The attraction and fling between Michael/Christop and Monica/Lauren is hot and at the same time comical. These two have a connection, but it seems it is not destined for anything big because these two are using huge secrets!
This book was a behind the scenes look at the book world. Writes, publishes, bloggers etc. I found it hysterically funny and sweet at the same time. Amalie Silver put her heart and soul into this book. She came out with Faceplace, Greatreads, Twatter, Amazonia, and my favorite, Instaguru. You know exactly what she was talking about with a spin on the names.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Gift that made me snort laugh August 26, 2014
By Karwyn
Format:Kindle Edition
4.5 A fabulous friend gifted this book to me.
Some authors try too hard when writing a sarcastic romantic comedy, they act as though there is a laugh track in their book which their isn’t, or worse them mimic an old comedy series or movie, and they think they are being original. They are the first to tell you just how funny they are, and how funny their books are. Then there are writers like Amalie Silver, who’s brilliance just shines through her written word. She doesn’t have to tell anyone how funny she is, because the written word does it for her. Be warned this book isn’t for everyone, if you are in the blogger/book community and can’t laugh about what goes on around you, then don’t read this book. You might see yourself and the light depending who you are; reflected back on you might not be the most sparkling. If you can laugh at yourself and the industry that we have immersed ourselves in then give this book a whirl, you will be a better reader for it; as it is charming, witty, engaging, hilarious and heartfelt. Yes, there is plenty of sexy times in the book, but what would a book about an erotica author consist of, ‘How to Clean the Floor 101’?

As to the characters, they are some of the most three dimensional I have read in a romantic comedy, they aren’t just caricature of what the author thought would be funny. The banter and dialogue isn’t forced, and it’s because the characters give good ‘word play’ that makes this an outstanding read.

Why not 5 Stars, cause I want to know what happened eight years ago in detail! I want more details than the author provided. You left me hanging, but guess what, it’s your book your prerogative. :)

**Yes the unprotected sex made me cringe, but that is my cross to bear
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, snarky and sexy!
There is nothing better than a book that makes you think, makes you laugh and makes you happy. I know there are angst lovers out there - and there are times when I agree that angst... Read more
Published 3 days ago by GiveMeBooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Insight into the world of an author
Very clever storyline with endearing characters. I loved the unlikely hero and the way he developed throughout the story. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Lisa V
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it !!!
Very good, unique read !!!
Published 1 month ago by Cheryl L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Word Play
This is the first work I've read of Amalie Silver. I am not a blogger but an avid reader. Nothing beats a great book.
I loved the storyline and characters. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lisa Ann Lawson
5.0 out of 5 stars A very great read
This was a great book from start to finish it kept me wanting to turn the page to see what was going to happen again and made me laugh so much I was cracking up haven't read a good... Read more
Published 1 month ago by shell
5.0 out of 5 stars wordy!
Light, wordy, and easy read. Micheal Rourke, a mystery writer is Christoph Strong, an erotica author.
Lauren isn't Monica Singer, the great blogger. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mint
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT!
This book made all sorts of emotions come to the surface. There were times I was laughing out loud, to times of me yelling at the screen of my Kindle for them to pull their heads... Read more
Published 2 months ago by kim ginsberg
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet
Very sweet light read. I loved how much it lets you see the world of an author. I loved the layout of the book and the storyline. Super sweet read
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Different than your typical romance novel
I was disappointed with this book. I was very excited to start this book but then I did and it dragged and then I got a little excited because at 35% it was picking up and then it... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Nancy The Bookaholic
5.0 out of 5 stars Smut Most Definitely Sells!!!!
Okay, first off, my review is on the SIGNED paperback! That’s right people, I had the amazing opportunity to not only meet the awesome Amalie Silver, but actually chat with her. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Danie
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