BOOK REVIEW: Play With Me by Kristen Proby

play with me_322x500Will Montgomery is a successful professional football player and seemingly has it all. He’s not used to being told no, and certainly doesn’t take no for an answer. So when he turns his charms on his sister’s sexy rocker-chick friend Meg, he’s not only turned down, but met with open hostility, piquing his curiosity and libido. He’s determined to show her that he’s not the arrogant jock she thinks he is, and to get her into his bed.

Megan McBride is not impressed with Will Montgomery, his fat contract, fancy car, or his arrogant public persona. She doesn’t have time for a relationship, and if she’s learned anything in life, it’s that loving means losing, so she guards her heart ferociously. But she can’t deny the overwhelming attraction to the sexy, tattooed athlete, and when Will starts breaking down her defenses and grabs hold of her heart, will she be able to admit her feelings for him, or will her troubled past cause her to lose the first man she’s ever truly loved?

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“I know I’m not anyone special. I know that you shouldn’t be interested in someone like me. We are from two totally different worlds.”

Kristen Proby’s unique brand of feel-good smuttiliciousness never ceases to make my heart beat a little bit faster and Play With Me just added its own beat to that particular arrhythmia. In the third book of the With Me in Seattle series, we meet Megan and Will. We were introduced to these characters at the end of Fight With Me and even from that short introduction we knew they would set those pages on fire.

Megan is a paediatric nurse and Jules’ old friend from college. Once upon a time she dreamed of becoming a singer but that dream was cut short when her singing partner left her behind to pursue his own singing career. She is now dedicated to her nursing job body and soul, loved by patients and colleagues alike, but with no one waiting for her at home at night.

Will is Jules’ football star brother. He lives the life of a bachelor, enjoying the perks of his success but dedicating his life to his career. When he meets Megan, he is immediately drawn to her, he wants her and he is not ashamed to communicate that to her. However, Megan is not like the groupies that normally throw themselves at him and his teammates. She rejects his advances, unequivocally showing her lack of interest in dating him. But rejection not being a flavour that Will has often had to taste, he pursues her relentlessly, wearing her reservations down and showing her that all her preconceptions about him are wrong. The more she tries pushing him away, the more he holds onto her and pampers her with loving attention.

A gently developing love story that is initially based on physical attraction alone quickly becomes a whole lot more than that. However, while Will dives into it with no life vest on, Megan stays reluctant to embrace her feelings for him, love not being an emotion she is too comfortable with. Her childhood was marred by a careless and loveless mother whose negligence caused Megan to grow up in foster care. This taught her that demonstrating love towards someone could only lead to vulnerability and ultimately heartache. So she holds onto her feelings for Will, guarding them fiercely and never verbalising them. She hopes that if she does not say those three little words, he would not end up abandoning her like every other person she has ever truly cared for.

“When I can say the words, when I can finally tell you how I feel, please don’t leave me.”

But the heart cannot be told what to feel and even the toughest of walls crack under the weight of a Montgomery man determined to show his woman that she is loved.

“Don’t you see what I feel for you? Can’t you feel it when I make love to you? The way I look at you? Jesus, Meg, you’re all I see. You’re all I want.”

Megan’s trust issues make it hard for her to show others that she loves them and while Will’s love for her is unconditional, genuine, pure, accepting, her doubts keep setting them back, never fully embracing the magic they found in each other. But Will is no ordinary man – he understands Megan and the reasons behind her behaviour, giving her space and time to become truly comfortable expressing her love for him. He is protective, supportive of everything she does and always in sync with her emotional state. He wears his heart on his sleeve proudly and for everyone to see.

“I knew that I’d fall in love eventually. That I’d end up meeting a nice girl and we’d get married and have a few kids and a good life together. But I had no idea that I could love someone so much that it absolutely consumes me.”

A beautiful lesson in patience, acceptance of another’s hesitations to show their emotions readily, and unconditional commitment to prove to that person they are loved. This book is the perfect combination of erotica and romance. The characters are carefully developed and they start getting under your skin from the very first page. This is not a particularly angsty story or one that required resolutions of complex inter-personal struggles. This is a book that will warm the heart first and foremost, while also making it race and skip a beat at times. The scorching hot love scenes alone will make this a very fulfilling reading experience, not to mention that Ms Proby has managed to create another perfect hero to ruin all men for us. This is a book you will inhale in one sitting and will leave you smiling long after you’ve finished it.

“You are mine, sweetheart. Get used to it.”

4halfstars

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Comments

  1. Jess dow says:

    So many sweet giveaways you rock!

  2. Leslie C says:

    “When I can say the words, when I can finally tell you how I feel, please don’t leave me.”

  3. Mary Jo Toth says:

    Favorite quote from blog/book: I had no idea that I could love someone so much that it absolutely consumes me – this is a pretty spectacular line from the book!

  4. This quote is my favorite ~ “I knew that I’d fall in love eventually. That I’d end up meeting a nice girl and we’d get married and have a few kids and a good life together. But I had no idea that I could love someone so much that it absolutely consumes me.”

  5. Laura Mendez says:

    “Don’t you see what I feel for you? Cant you feel it when I make love to you? The way I look at you? Jesus, Meg, you’re all I see. You’re all I want.”

  6. Amanda Crick says:

    Love freebie giveaways!

  7. kristina says:

    So excited to read abt meg and will

  8. Favorite quote – “When I can say the words, when I can finally tell you how I feel, please don’t leave me.”
    This book looks awesome <3 Thank you!

  9. My favorite quote from this post is: “Don’t you see what I feel for you? Cant you feel it when I make love to you? The way I look at you? Jesus, Meg, you’re all I see. You’re all I want.”
    Thanks for the giveaway! I adore this series and look forward to reading(hopefully winning) Play With me!! :)

  10. Nataly Zamorano says:

    Thanks for these amazing giveaways!!!

  11. Haven’t purchased yet. Can’t wait to read it!

  12. Heather says:

    “Don’t you see what I feel for you? Cant you feel it when I make love to you? The way I look at you? Jesus, Meg, you’re all I see. You’re all I want.”

  13. elena k. says:

    “When I can say the words, when I can finally tell you how I feel, please don’t leave me.”

  14. “I know I’m not anyone special. I know that you shouldn’t be interested in someone like me. We are from two totally different worlds.”

  15. Heather says:

    “You are mine, sweetheart. Get used to it.”

  16. Melissa N. Rodriguez says:

    “You are mine, sweetheart. Get used to it.”

  17. I would love to win a copy of this ebook. :) It sounds awesome! Thanks for having a great giveaway!

  18. “You are mine, sweetheart. Get used to it.”

  19. Loved it! I’m still thinking Nates my man although I do love the athlete in Will but Nate was an athlete at one time too…can’t wait for Sam and Leo….

  20. Bridget Bowers says:

    Love your reviews! Keep up the good work, my reading list just continues to grow. Loved the first two books in this series so looking forward to this one.

  21. Sara G. says:

    “When I can say the words, when I can finally tell you how I feel, please don’t leave me.”

  22. Leslie Miner says:

    Definitely – “You are mine, sweetheart. Get used to it.” : )

  23. “When I can say the words, when I can finally tell you how I feel, please don’t leave me.”
    I can’t wait to read this one! I haven’t read any of her other books and I’m not sure if I need to but I def want to pick this one up. Thank you for the giveaway!

  24. awesome

  25. “When I can say the words, when I can finally tell you how I feel, please don’t leave me.”

  26. elena k. says:

    I had no idea that I could love someone so much that it absolutely consumes me

  27. “I knew that I’d fall in love eventually. That I’d end up meeting a nice girl and we’d get married and have a few kids and a good life together. But I had no idea that I could love someone so much that it absolutely consumes me.”

  28. Leslie C says:

    “I knew that I’d fall in love eventually. That I’d end up meeting a nice girl and we’d get married and have a few kids and a good life together. But I had no idea that I could love someone so much that it absolutely consumes me.”

  29. Jennifer Neff says:

    Love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway. Love theses books.

  30. Christina says:

    “When I can say the words, when I can finally tell you how I feel, please don’t leave me.”

    Best Quote Ever <3

  31. Danielle says:

    I cant wait to read this book!

  32. You are mine sweetheart. Get used to it.

  33. Terry Trahan says:

    “You are mine, sweetheart. Get used to it.”
    When my husband said that to me after we met… I MELTED!!!

  34. Michelle Lovell says:

    “When I can say the words, when I can finally tell you how I feel, please don’t leave me.”

  35. Chanpreet says:

    “I knew that I’d fall in love eventually. That I’d end up meeting a nice girl and we’d get married and have a few kids and a good life together. But I had no idea that I could love someone so much that it absolutely consumes me.”

    Just…WOW.

  36. Amber Slagle says:

    “You are mine, sweetheart. Get used to it.”

  37. Veronica says:

    “Don’t you see what I feel for you? Can’t you feel it when I make love to you? The way I look at you? Jesus, Meg, you’re all I see. You’re all I want.”

  38. Mindy S says:
  39. Fantastic giveaway. I’m always look for new authors to feed my addiction. Thank you! :)

  40. “Don’t you see what I feel for you? Can’t you feel it when I make love to you? The way I look at you? Jesus, Meg, you’re all I see. You’re all I want.”

    (Beautiful cover btw :) )

  41. Angela Love says:

    I liked this QUOTE

    “I know I’m not anyone special. I know that you shouldn’t be interested in someone like me. We are from two totally different worlds.”

    and then I LOVE how you described her work with this description……Kristen Proby’s unique brand of feel-good smuttiliciousness never ceases to make my heart beat a little bit faster and Play With Me just added its own beat to that particular arrhythmia.

    Thank you for this chance to win!!!!

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  42. “Don’t you see what I feel for you? Can’t you feel it when I make love to you? The way I look at you? Jesus, Meg, you’re all I see. You’re all I want.”

    **sigh** That is just swoonworthy! Thanks for sharing this book!

  43. Will add to my tbr!

  44. “Don’t you see what I feel for you? Can’t you feel it when I make love to you? The way I look at you? Jesus, Meg, you’re all I see. You’re all I want.”

  45. Mickala M. says:

    “You are mine, sweetheart. Get used to it.”
    Thanks for the giveaway! I Love this series!

  46. “When I can say the words, when I can finally tell you how I feel, please don’t leave me.” Was my fav quote! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  47. “You are mine sweetheart, get used to it.”

  48. I love this quote: “When I can say the words, when I can finally tell you how I feel, please don’t leave me.”
    This book looks amazing–DEFINITELY have to read it!! :D

  49. Karolina d says:

    I absolutely LOVE all the men is this series…Luke , Nate and Isaac. Each of them are gorgeous in their own way and they know how to care for a woman, especially their woman.

  50. “Don’t you see what I feel for you? Can’t you feel it when I make love to you? The way I look at you? Jesus, Meg, you’re all I see. You’re all I want.”

    favorite quote from post :)

  51. Sara G. says:

    “You are mine, sweetheart. Get used to it.”

  52. Jenny V. says:

    Great post. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Love this quote: “When I can say the words, when I can finally tell you how I feel, please don’t leave me.”

  53. “You are mine, sweetheart. Get used to it.” Sigh I seriously would love if a guy told me that!

  54. I like…“When I can say the words, when I can finally tell you how I feel, please don’t leave me.”

  55. “I knew that I’d fall in love eventually. That I’d end up meeting a nice girl and we’d get married and have a few kids and a good life together. But I had no idea that I could love someone so much that it absolutely consumes me.”

    I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! :) <3 Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  56. I love all these awesome giveaways. Thank you! :)

  57. “Don’t you see what I feel for you? Can’t you feel it when I make love to you? The way I look at you? Jesus, Meg, you’re all I see. You’re all I want.”

  58. “You are mine, sweetheart. Get used to it!” is my favorite qoute from this post.

  59. kgagnon2013 says:

    “I knew that I’d fall in love eventually. That I’d end up meeting a nice girl and we’d get married and have a few kids and a good life together. But I had no idea that I could love someone so much that it absolutely consumes me.” is my favorite quote.

  60. Chasity Morris says:

    “I knew that I’d fall in love eventually. That I’d end up meeting a nice girl and we’d get married and have a few kids and a good life together. But I had no idea that I could love someone so much that it absolutely consumes me.” Favorite Quote from this post! <3

  61. “I knew that I’d fall in love eventually. That I’d end up meeting a nice girl and we’d get married and have a few kids and a good life together. But I had no idea that I could love someone so much that it absolutely consumes me.”

  62. Sara G. says:

    Still like…“When I can say the words, when I can finally tell you how I feel, please don’t leave me.”

  63. Sara G. says:

    “You are mine, sweetheart. Get used to it!”

  64. kgagnon2013 says:

    Love : “You are mine, sweetheart. Get used to it.” <3

  65. “I know I’m not anyone special. I know that you shouldn’t be interested in someone like me. We are from two totally different worlds.”

  66. Mariella says:

    “When I can say the words, when I can finally tell you how I feel, please don’t leave me.” <3

  67. “When I can say the words, when I can finally tell you how I feel, please don’t leave me.”

  68. “You are mine, sweetheart. Get used to it.

  69. Bonnie Hilligoss says:

    “You are mine, sweetheart. Get used to it.” Thanks for the giveaway!

  70. I have not read any Kristen Proby yet so this sounds great!

    Michelle – Novelsontherun

  71. Love, “You are mine, sweetheart. Get used to it!”

  72. Rejection is not a flavor Will has to deal with often. I love the rejection part of “fight with me” when these two meet.

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