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- Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin (Aug. 26 2014)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250052378
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250052377
- Item Weight : 263 g
- Dimensions : 14.12 x 1.93 x 20.93 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #314,264 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
“Readers who enjoy whirlwind romances with plenty of sex and laugh-out-loud humor will love every installment, and another is due out in the fall.” ―Booklist (Starred review)
“Pure rocker perfection in every single way…Play is a splendid marriage of romance and comedy, a possibly even better book than its stellar prequel, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes their love stories with a side of giggles.” ―Natasha Is a Book Junkie
“Kylie Scott is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors at combining funny with sexy, and I can't wait to read more from her. Play is a definite must-read book!” ―The Smut Books Club
“Mal is taking us all by storm…go buy this book. Seriously. You won't regret it.” ―Fiction Vixen
“Play is a sweet new adult romantic contemporary that focuses on the relationship between an out of control rock star and a down on her luck young woman. Ms. Scott uses her skills to paint an engaging, quite humorous, and at times heartbreaking picture of first love as she builds a swoon worthy romance.” ―Smexy Books
“Play does not disappoint! It's sexy, naughty, and hilarious with a side note of serious that makes it all so real. I'm an affirmed Stage Dive groupie and I'm ready to follow those men on tour wherever they go! Rock on!!” ―Up All Night Book Blog
“Ever had that one character that captured your heart the minute he came in the story? Yeah…Mal is definitely that character. I'm now officially addicted to Stage Dive. I highly recommend it to readers out there that enjoy rock star romance books and the New Adult/Contemporary Romance genre.” ―Book Lovin' Mamas
“I absolutely loved Play, and the minute I finished it I wanted to read it again just to make sure I didn't miss anything. With each book in this series, I become more attached to the characters and more enamored with author Kylie Scott.” ―Guilty Pleasure Book Reviews
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Top reviews from Canada
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and his crazy ass sense of humor and Anne was his perfect mate. Anne really knew how to handle Mal.
Anne is a fixer she has had to deal with a mother who checked out on life, a father who just walked away and she brought up her sister
all on her own. It is nice to see
how Mal with his crazy sense of humor manages to help Anne and she also helps him deal with a serious life situation.
This is a great read with lots of humor, Mal type romance and some great side characters all through the book
I highly recommend that you get all the books in the series, Deep, Lead, Lick and Play
I cant wait to read the book about strong silent Ben , the last book in a wonderful series about the guys in a rock band.
I see that Kylie has started a series on bartenders , I have already pre ordered the first book and I am glad to have another
hopefully great series to read.
I am in love with this series. They way all of the characters fit together and become a family, it just works for me. I can't wait to read the next book in this series!
Mail and Anne's relationship is so exciting and dramatic I was absorbed by it. They had a few immature moments where I'm not sure if two grown adults would act the way they did in the book, so that bothered me a little bit, but otherwise it was a great read
Mal is quite the character! I swear right off his rocker. In the best way possible. Anne is a realistic heroine and great compliment to him. I loved them together.
If I had one complaint is sometimes there was wrong words used and it was confusing to read. But definitely not enough to detract from the great story.
This is the first book I read in the series and by this author. I will be going back to read the first and more!
This book is funny and steamy but was definitely not long enough, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
So much fun.
This story was a page turner. I devoured it. It will definitely be one I will go back to read.
Can't wait for the next one this summer!
Tears and Smiles.
Top reviews from other countries
And I loved this book! Even more!
Mal was so much more than he promised in Lick!
Mal and Anne meet at a party, Mal decided he liked Anne, and that he needs Anne (for reasons of his own) and Anne needs him. So he moves in and convinced Anne to be a pretend Girlfriend.
"You moved in with me somehow".......
"I know what you're gonna say, it's sooner than I thought too. But Davie threw me out today so I figured, why wait?"
I just blinked, the rest of me being too frozen to respond.
"Okay. Long story short, I accidently saw Ev naked" He held up both hands protesting his innocence. "It was only side boob, I swear...But you know what he's like with her....Not my fault she was topless. Anyway, Davie went ballistic.....Harsh words were said. We may have even wrestled slightly. But I forgive him. Love makes you psycho, right?"
"So you moved in with me?"
"Anne, come on. We talked about this last night. If you were gonna have a problem with me moving in, that was the time to bring it up, not now."
And that sets the tone for the book! Mal is a beautifully written character! His humour, his playful nature, his childlike vulnerability that comes through sometimes, his manic energy - all hiding something, a pain you occasionally get glimpses of!
And Anne was a great character too. She saw down to the real Mal, behind the famous drummer.
Together they were perfection, the chemistry, the banter between them was great.
And seeing more of the rest of the band, and how close they all are and support each other was beautiful!
It was a funny, sexy, at times a little sad, buy hugely enjoyable read, that somehow manages to pass the brilliance of book one!
Play was really well written and Kylie's writing makes you believe you know her characters intimately and you curse the gods for not having them be real flesh and blood. I guarantee you will laugh, cry, and need to wipe the steam off the mirrors when you sit down and read this book. If you aren't able to read then the audiobook is amazing to listen to! Check out your options because it is worth the book-ation. 100% recommend.
Both my digital copies of Lick and Play are highlighted to within an inch of their lives! Kylie manages to get the perfect balance of sentimental and laugh out loud moments. There are plenty of those in this book!! Mal is hilarious - A wicked sense of humour!
He's also quite sensitive and I think that was obvious even in the first book. These guys are a family not just a band, they care for each other. I think that became even more obvious in this story but I do wish that Mal had opened up and become a bit more serious with Anne a little earlier on in the story. Only because once he did, it ended too quickly.
Having said that I completely understand why he closed up and used humour to avoid the situation he is hiding.
We also get to see a bit more Of David and Ev in this story - they are secondary characters now but I always wanted a bit more so anything I can get, I'll take!
Kylie has set up such a good series here with the rest of the bands stories still to come. She's given us 4 rockers who are actually quite different in their own ways, which makes their stories all that bit more mysterious. I can not wait for Jimmy and Ben's stories.
Mal is the drummer of successful band, Stage Dive. He’s known as the happy, jokey one, who’s the peacemaker. However, his friends have been worried about him, as he’s not been himself and his recent behaviour is not normal. He comes across the a happy-go-lucky guy but he's more complicated than that.
Anne is a fixer. Her flatmate has just done a runner, leaving her with an apartment that she can’t pay for on her own, as well as still owing her money. She works in a bookshop with her friend, Reece, who she’s had a crush on for a couple of years but never looked twice at her. Her younger sister is in college and she’s looked after her ever since their mother checked out, when their father abandoned them. So, yeah, she has her issues.
One night, Anne and Mal meet at a party, and the next thing she knows, he’s moved in with her and asking her to be his pretend girlfriend.
This was a great story. Mal is such a joker – to the point that he was even winding me up!! Anne is completely steamrolled by him and his personality. She’s knows he’s got some other agenda going on but he refuses to talk about it. What starts out as a platonic arrangement turns into something more. The lines become blurred and, against her volition, Anne puts her heart on the line. As the story progresses, Anne’s past and Mal’s secret are revealed.
The chemistry between them is fantastic. Told from Anne’s POV, we see her becoming stronger – less of a doormat – and being able to set boundaries of what is acceptable and not. I loved how much Mal cared for her and needed her in his life. Really loving this series and about to start the next book.