Play Me by Kaily Hart
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Length: Short Story (105 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Fetish, Toys, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Anemone
Lily Hamilton had her quiet, predictable life all mapped out, including a hot-shot attorney for a fiancé. That is until she catches him screwing around and takes off in his prized Mercedes, for once not giving a damn where she’s headed. How clichéd is that?
Gabriel Jackson is raw and disillusioned. Driving a tow truck is a far cry from the dangerous career he turned his back on, but when he finds the classy blonde in a dangerous part of LA, he’s immediately back in the role of protector.
Lily is hot and sweet and so out of his league it’s not funny, yet Gabe can’t deny the sizzling heat between them. He thinks he wants hard, fast and rough—until he gets his hands on her. He knows he should stay the hell away, but Lily makes him feel, really feel, for the first time in two years. Is she just slumming or can she see beyond the harsh, broken façade to the man beneath? A man who dreams of making her his?
Lily needs a hero. Caught in a broken down car that was borrowed from her cheating ex, she’s waiting for her white knight to save her. Gabe is a knight in tarnished armor. Working as a tow truck driver, he can’t help but rush in to defend Lily because that’s what he always does. But Lily is different and Gabe finds himself powerless to resist her charms.
With white hot chemistry between Lily and Gabe, the sex scenes were explosive. There was an odd part in one of the first sex scenes where the characters fumbled and it seemed disjointed (although it was realistic) but I didn't let it do more than cause a small stutter before I moved past it and kept reading. It was a mere blip on the radar, while there were many more delicious scenes to read after.
Lily is sweet and adorable but Gabe is the shining star of this book. With a broken past, he is sure he isn’t the right type of guy for Lily but she knows what she needs. Lily is a strong character, perhaps strong enough to heal Gabe.
This book is great for people who love broken and sexy heros. I love the characters as well as the secondary characters. Hopefully we’ll see books about them in the future from Ms. Hart. With yet another sinfully hot book, this author has become an instant buy for me. I highly recommend it.