Saturday, 14 August 2010

Play Fling - a Book Review by Voodoo Bride

Play Fling by Amber Scott

What is it about:
Face Your Target... Brooke Munkle didn't leave a lukewarm marriage just to flounce into the first hot bed. Too young, too hot, Elliott Jovovich has no business distracting her from starting over. If only he'd get out of her fantasies. Maybe if she keeps things simple, she can allow herself one naughty indulgence. After all, who will know? Pull The String... Elliott sees through Brooke's stiff facade. Underneath her struggle to hold it all together, a vibrant, wanton woman is waiting to be freed. To win her heart, he'll play by her rules, which would be a a lot easier if her hostile best friend didn't fight so dirty. Sure, he has ammo of his own, but what he knows could hurt Brooke. Steady. Aim. Release... Millie Match isn't sure what she did to deserve this matchmaking hell. The sneaking around, the spying, compatibility issues, chemistry crises. Her target, Brooke, is keeping secrets. Elliott is definitely Mr. Wrong. And if Millie doesn't make true love magic now, she'll lose the one thing in this punishment worth fighting for.

What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
First I have to confess I almost never read contemporary romances. In fact I got this prejudice that contemporary romances are boring. But having read Scott's novella 'The Best Revenge' which was a great read and hearing about the unusual concept in 'Play Fling' of a cupid trying to match two people, I was eager to try it.

And let me tell you: It is a delightful read and makes me reconsider my policy of staying away from contemporary romances. Scott's writing style is best described as vibrant. The characters in Play Fling feel alive and most are likeable even when some of them are clearly making the wrong choices. Miss (Millie) Match does her name proud: her matchmaking attempts lead to some weird and funny situations, but as it is a romance you do not have to fear the outcome ofcourse. All in all I loved this book and I will most certainly read the next Millie book once it's released.

Why should you read it:
It's a great romantic read.


Alice Audrey said...

Good thing you reviewed it, because off the top is sounds like a mish-mash. I might never have gotten to the good stuff.

Carolyn Crane said...

I'm lookng forward to reading this! Thanks for the review! And I love contemporaries, and just don't read enough of them, and the plot of this sounds so fun.

Hey, who is that in the photo? That isn't Sullivan!

Sullivan McPig said...

It's my friend Voodoo bride, she reviews girly books.