In Review: Playing for Her Heart (Gamers #2) by Megan Erickson

Posted August 11, 2015 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 1 Comment

In Review: Playing for Her Heart (Gamers #2) by Megan EricksonPlaying for Her Heart by Megan Erickson
Series: Gamers #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: August 11, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eARC, 148 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
My rating:

She wanted fantasy. He's about to make it a reality...

Grant Osprey just had the hottest sex of his life. Sure, they were both in costume, and yes, it was anonymous, but he never expected her to bolt in the middle of the night without so much as a good bye, let alone exchanging numbers. Or names. All he's left with are her panties and some seriously X-rated memories...until he meets his business partner's little sister.

Only Chloe Talley isn't the bold, sexy vixen he remembers. And she wants nothing to do with him.

Cosplay is Chloe's only chance to leave her boring, socially awkward world behind. To forget that she's failing at life and can't be with anyone, let alone a single-father like Grant. But the raw hunger between them is undeniable. With him, she can be a misbehaving maid. A sexy call girl for hire. Each scene pushes Chloe beyond her strict boundaries, until Grant demands the one character she can't play.

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in review my thoughts

Can we talk about just how much I love this series? (And, literally, everything Megan writes.) But this series!? It speaks to me on so many levels. I love that her heroes and heroines are different than so many of the ones you see in romance books. I love me some nerds. Of course, I also love dirty talkin’ heroes, so… bonus points. I love the humor and heart Megan brings to her books and I’m always guaranteed a fair few feels while reading. I got more feels than I expected from Playing with Her Heart, but that’s just one of the things I loved most about it.

My god, I loved Grant and Chloe. Like, everything about them. Grant was all kinds of swoony. I’ve recently come to discover I have a bit of a “thing” for single dads, especially when they’re amazing like he is. I adored his relationship with his daughter. They were too cute. When it came to Chloe, however, Grant was passionate and a little bit dirty in that way that makes me weak in the knees. Chloe tugged at my heartstrings just as much as Grant did, but for different reasons. She was vulnerable, used to hiding behind a costume and convinced no one would want boring Chloe. She carried a lot of guilt about the death of her sister, despite having nothing to do with it and her family was a big, complicated mess. My heart just ached for her. She came into her own during this book and it was wonderful.

Grant and Chloe had an unconventional, if hot as hell, start. (High five for smokin’ hot cosplay/role playing sexy times!) And, as much as I loved all that, my favorite part was reading as these two got to know each other, opened up and saw each other as more than characters in a sexy role play. I loved Grant’s determination to make Chloe see what they could have together and that he really did see her. I liked how Grant’s daughter came into play and, hell, even Chloe’s moody brother Ethan made me happy in this book.

So yeah, I loved Playing for Her Heart. It gave me all the heat I expect from a Brazen book, but it came with a whole lot of nerdy humor and amazing heart. I read at least 3/4 of it with a huge grin on my face. It made me blush (and wish I had a Grant of my own), laugh and, yes, even cry a little. I was head over heels for the romance and the character growth made my heart happy.

I’m so glad to know this series will continue. I’m definitely not ready to give up these characters and the awesome, sexy, nerdy world they live in. I don’t even know whose book is next – I kinda hope it’s Ethan – but regardless, I’ll be ditching whatever I’m doing the minute I get my hands on it.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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About Megan Erickson

Megan Erickson worked as a journalist covering real-life dramas before she decided she liked writing her own endings better and switched to fiction.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. When she’s not tapping away on her laptop, she’s probably listening to the characters in her head who won’t stop talking.

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