Title : Playing For Keeps
Author : J.C. Grant
Series : N/A
Release date: August 6th 2015
Rating : 4Stars
Blurb :No girl can resist a man in uniform—especially if that man is Nate Riordan. But after an injury in the line of duty leaves Nate broken, body and soul, the soldier finds himself addicted to his pain meds, with no place to call home. Desperate for an escape, Nate reluctantly accepts a friend’s invitation to a new veterans’ retreat. Expecting a little R&R, Nate is shocked when the sight of his physical therapist opens up another old wound: heartbreak.Years ago, Alia Drake fell hard for Nate, but never made her move. Instead, she set up her sister with the sexy, confident military man, a foolish decision that continues to haunt all three of them. Now, with Nate as her patient, she can make things right—even if it means getting too close for comfort. A healing touch and a little honesty work wonders, fueling a physical intimacy that crosses professional boundaries. This time, with desire in the air once more, Alia won’t hold anything back.
Review :”WARNING: THIS IS AN EROTIC NOVEL. If you do NOT like dominant, possessive, very Alpha-males, Playing For Keeps is not for you. “
This is the warning you get, directly on top of the blurb. After reading this book I know why. This was seriously an intense read! Veeeery intense. In the last years of reading, I´ve met quite a lot Alphas, but this one is a totally different kind of Alpha-male. An Alpha-male about whom you think ” OMG” while at the same time, you just ask yourself the question: “Should I run?”. With “Playing for Keeps” by J.C. Grant you get a lot of sex wrapped in a not so deep story that still makes you want to finish the book. If you can live with a story including lots of sex, steamy scenes, dirty talk and without a doubt an ALPHA-ALPHA-ALPHA male, this is the book for you. In general I love deep conversations in books which I haven´t really found in this book, but all in all I got what they promised me in the blurb. David is one of the most crazy characters I´ve met in this genre. He is still no Jesse Ward, but he comes veeeeery close. One thing I had some difficulties with is to connect with the female protagonist. I just don´t like the way she behaves, the way she drools over everything David does. She needs , in my opinion, a bit more of a personality. All in all a hot-as-hell read you should really take at least a second look at. If you are searching for what I described in this review, then this is the book for you!