Playboy by Katy Evans
Publication Date: July 29, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
4 Silver CROWNS
It felt so good to return to the series that is not only near and dear to my heart but also to the series that made me a fan of Katy Evans.
Cullen is one of the reasons I enjoyed this book so much! He is everything I love in a hero. Sexy and confident, the man doesn’t know how to back down from a challenge whether in the casino or with the woman he wants. He spoils and lavishes Wynn with affection, attempting to meet all her needs. This man loves with reckless abandon and passion. I felt weak in the knees every single time he spoke, and his dirty words made me all toasty warm inside. He gets all the swoons.
Wynn is a great heroine. I enjoyed her character and found her to be relatable. She struggles with a common issue that makes her empathetic, and the way Cullen reacts will only make you love him more. While, I would have liked a little more depth to her character, she is definitely a character you want an HEA for.
This story might be the sexiest of the entire series. Wynn and Cullen waste no time heating up the pages. The sexual tension is unreal, and when they come together the room ignores. Katy Evans makes their relationship much more than physical, and the intimate conversations serves to move them from lust to love. The conflicts and the resolutions aren’t unexpected, yet the story itself and the host of secondary characters make it a steamy and fun read .
I loved coming back to this world and seeing all the characters again. Katy Evans certainly brings the steam and fun with Playboy, and lovers of the series will not be disappointed.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review
A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.
It started as a game.
We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…
And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.
He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.
“So you just kissed me because you wanted to.” I speak on a breath.
“Very good. You’re perceptive. Intuitive.”
I realize he’s teasing me in that low, terribly rumbly voice and I wish he would smile at me.
He takes my hand and fingers my palm with his thumb as he leads me to our suite.
I’m sizzling where he touches me, nervously prying my hand free when he leads me into the biggest, most spectacular two-bedroom penthouse suite I’ve ever seen. Not that I’d seen one before in person, only movies.
There’s a kitchen area, and windows from floor to ceiling. A living room, a pool table, gold brass chandeliers, a brown-and-beige-patterned carpet, dark woods, Italian leathers. Gorgeous! I could move in here.
Now I see the appeal but won’t admit as much.
Thinking of our bet, I pay attention to the art on the walls. It’s expensive. I can tell by the numbered print and the signature. Painters with indecipherable and artistic signatures are often the artists to watch. It’s like they know from the moment they paint their first work that they’re on to something big, something that will distinguish their work from all others.
I wish Cullen loved art as much as I do. Maybe I could drag him away from the tables to a local gallery.
“Wow. I could just live he—” I spin around and bump into his big warm body, and he bends his head and kisses my words right out of me.
Kisses me stupid. Kisses my toes curled. Kisses my brain blank. Kisses my heart crazy.
About the Author:
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.
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