Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication: October 19th, 2015 by Entangled Publishing (Brazen Imprint)
Play. Or be played.
The music should be enough. End of story. But Aaron Major is finding out it’s not, and now his agent has hired a firm of suits to help launch his debut album, turning his life into a goddamn circus. Smile here. Play there. Be nice. Well, screw that. If Aaron wanted to spend his time shaking hands and kissing babies, he would’ve gone into politics.
Helping launch the career of country singer Aaron Major should be a cakewalk for PR pro Melody Sharp. Aaron is charming, sexy, and oh-so-appealing when he’s on stage. Off stage, though, he’s her worst nightmare. A stubborn, ornery, reclusive nightmare without a lick of business—or fashion—sense. The only way he’s going to make it in music is with a serious makeover—and quite possibly a personality transplant.
Soon, they’re engaged in a game of give and take, and though it’s Melody calling the shots, it’s Aaron who holds all control…
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Played is a fun and sexy romance that will make you both laugh and swoon. This is the second book in the Elite PR companion series and it makes me want to read the first book asap. That is how you know when a companion series and author is great, if you can read them out of order and still want to read the other books. I really loved Aaron and Melody and their love story in this short and sweet romance.
Aaron was definitely not what I was expecting in this book. I liked seeing a guy who reformed his bad habits for his own reasons rather than a woman trying to reform the bad boy. Aaron was really great and I loved seeing the country music scene. Also, I thought their last names being music related was really cute. Melody was a hysterical character. I loved her voice and plot line. Melody isn't perfect and very much human. I liked that she was focused on her career and had a great job.
I think the second half of the book was a bit rushed in comparison to the slow start. I did really love how the book ended. It was so sweet and just heartwarming. I did love the steamy scenes in this book as well.
I will definitely be picking up more Clare James books. I really love the Brazen Entangled Imprint. These books are just fun reads that will entertain you and that is all you can ask for in a good book.
About the Author
Clare James writes contemporary romance and new adult novels with spunky heroines and sexier-than-sin heroes. Her books have made several best-selling lists including the tender love stories in the Impossible Love series; the steamy romantic comedy Dirty Little Lies; and the touching family drama Wednesday. She’s also the author of a new series with Entangled’s Brazen line about the women of Elite PR and their very naughty clients. The first two books in the series are out now!
A former dancer, Clare still loves to get her groove on – mostly to work off her beloved cupcakes and red wine. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and young son, and is always on social media chatting with readers.