Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Review: Play It Safe by Kristen Ashley
Play It Safe
Play It Safe is my first Kristen Ashley book. I saw the male lead Grayson Cody mentioned a couple of times as a potential book boyfriend so thought I would give it a go and I ended up really quite enjoying it. I think it is though, one of those books that you kind of have to suspend all disbelief with and just go with the flow.
Grayson was absolutely to die for and ticks all the boxes as far as I'm concerned, he's got that laid back cowboy thing going on but has an underlying protective streak and will do anything to protect his woman. Despite being a pool shark Ivey was actually pretty sweet and innocent, her no-good brother happily piles on the emotional blackmail to keep them on the road and prevents her from putting down any kind of roots. That is until she ends up in Mustang Colorado and meets the laid back cowboy Gray. Their romance was both sweet and hot but ultimately short lived due to her brother's influence. The couple of years in between Ivey being forced to leave Mustang and her eventual return to the town is the part I felt I had to suspend all belief in: Ivey's Vegas years where she happens to become a successful stripper and shacks up with her adorable manager/owner who just happens to be gay. If I'm being honest, I just wanted to get past the Vegas interlude and get back to Gray and Ivey.
Overall Play It Safe did really suck me in and I feel a little bit in love with Gray.
My rating: 3.5 out of 5