Monday, September 22, 2014

Review: Playing His Game by Justine Elvira







*Warning: Although Playing His Game can be read as a stand-alone novel, it's highly recommended you read Changing His Game first. Playing His Game contains sex, drugs, and briefly touches on M/F/F. Recommended for mature readers. 

I'm a pretty carefree person. I believe in living life to the fullest, having no regrets and just having fun. This is my outlook on life when Scott Reynolds collides with it.

It was supposed to be casual and fun. We couldn't get serious because our circumstances wouldn't allow it. My sister and his brother were practically married. Soon, one hook up became two, then five, then ten, until I lost count completely. Our casual relationship became something more... to me. 

How the hell did I let this happen? 

I'm falling for this man and it's becoming a problem. But Scott has his own problems, his own demons. He's dug himself into a hole so deep, and he needs me to help him get out... and I do it. I stupidly do it and screw up my life, my reputation and any chance of changing people's perception of me. For the first time I care what people think of me, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat…

If Scott weren't such an asshole



4 Star Review by Jen Skewes

Ah, I fell in love with sexy porn star Jarod Reynolds in Changing His Game and after reading the second installment in this series I fell in love with his equally sexy brother Scott.  All though at times I wanted to kick him right where it hurts, but I still loved him.   Playing His Game is Scott and Winnie’s story.  I loved it.  It was fun and sexy with enough drama to get your heart going.

Scott and Winnie met at a party.  Scott’s brother is dating Winnie’s sister.  There was an instant attraction between the two of them.  But Being that their siblings are dating Winnie decided that anything sexual with Scott Reynolds would just be way too complicated.  

Winnie still lives in Minnesota with her parents.  She works three jobs and is I guess you can say a pretty carefree and open person.  When she meets Scott there is no denying the chemistry between them.  But something is holding her back . She wants him but knows that them being together would just be a disaster. 

Scott feels the attractions just as much as she does.  He wants her and will do everything he can to get her in his bed.  That moment comes when they finally give into their desires and let me say it is a steamy one!  They decide on being just friends with occasional benefits.  After all they don’t even live in the same state.  Texting everyday, having sex as often as they can and becoming best friends with no strings attached is all great until feelings become involved.   Especially when those feelings aren't necessarily reciprocated.  Things between them become a little rocky and a situation causes some issues in their friendship.  Winnie would do anything for Scott and trust me when I say anything.   But sometimes doing anything to help someone you love isn’t always enough.  Will Scott and Winnie become more than just friends with benefits or is that all they will ever be?

I loved Scott, I did.  But there were times when I just wanted to hurt him.  He just made some poor decisions that completely frustrated me.    Scott Reynolds is sexy, charming, sexy, sweet and did I say sexy?  And despite his stupidity at times I still loved him.  He cared for Winnie and that was evident, he was just afraid of his own feelings and quite frankly in denial.  Winnie was so young and I think maybe at times na├»ve.  She was funny, sarcastic and had this "say what you what" attitude.  I loved her and there were a few moments where I felt so bad for her.  I loved seeing so much of Autumn and Jarod in this one.  I love the relationship that they each had with their siblings.  Tawney makes some appearances as well and is still Tawney and if I am being honest not a big fan of hers.  But that could just be me…lol


Justine Elvira once again has given us a wonderful love story that is both funny, sexy and just the right amount of drama.  Scott and Winnie were sexy and cute together.  I loved the witty banter and texts back and forth.  I wanted them to both wake up and realize what was right in front of them.  I wanted them to get their HEA together. Another great job by Ms. Elvira!




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