Published by Entangled, Brazen on July 18, 2016
Series: Sydney Smoke Rugby #1
Genres: New Adult, contemporary, Romance, Sports Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
In this grudge match, the first to score…
When style columnist Matilda Kent accidentally lets slip that she was once involved with the captain of the Sydney Smoke rugby team, she suddenly finds herself elevated to the position she’s always wanted – feature writer. The catch? She’s stuck doing a six-part series on her ex. Still, there’s no way she can turn down a promotion…or the chance to dish the dirt on the guy who so callously broke her heart.
…could win it all!
Tanner Stone wants to be involved in a feature series about as much as he wants to snap an Achilles. But the thought of seeing Tilly again is a bonus—and has him more worked up than he wants to admit. Only he’s not prepared for how different she is – all cool and professional. His Tilly is still in there, though…and he still wants her, now more than ever. All he has to do is charm her into giving him a rematch. And this time, winner takes all!
Playing by Her Rules is the first book in a new contemporary romance series, called the Sydney Smoke Rugby series, by Amy Andrews. I suppose you could call this a second chance at love novel, but it is like an ex novel. I really liked the story line in this one, because surprisingly it is one that I have not seen done much. Matilda is a writer, and she gets assigned to cover one of her ex-boyfriend’s rugby team- sparks fly. And I don’t necessarily mean positive sparks. I loved how feisty Playing by Her Rules was. It was so much fun to read!
I have to say, the whole cover makes Tanner seem all kinds of devilish. And at first glance, I can’t say that description is too far off. But make no mistake, Matilda can more than hold her own. She is not letting go of the past, even though Tanner is determined to get her to change her mind. It was a battle of wills between these two and I loved every second of it! It made for a fiery, but satisfying slow burn romance that had as many hot moments as it did hilarious moments. And I don’t know about Tilly, but I was a goner the second Tanner turned his wooing skills on her. The guy can be sweet when he wants to be, and a sweet Tanner is pretty lethal.
Bottom line: if you are looking for a second chance romance featuring two strong personalities, a battle of wills, lots of tension, and freakin’ great writing, Playing by Her Rules is a book you need to read. It is one of my favorites of the year. I can’t wait to read the other members of the Rugby team’s stories. I love this series so much, I hope Amy Andrews writes a story for every last player!
P.S. I seem to have great luck with Aussie romances and Aussie authors. Some of my very favorite romances are written by Aussies! And Amy Andrews is an author I need to read more of…ASAP!Playing by Her Rules by @AmyAndrewsbooks is a @BookBriefs top pick of 2016. See why here @BrazenBooks #SydneySmokeRugby Click To Tweet
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