Thursday, April 17, 2014

Review ~ PLAYING IT CLOSE by Kat Latham

Where do you go to escape everything when you're one of the most famous rugby players in the world? For Liam Callaghan, that place is a remote lodge on Venezuela's Caribbean coast. Perfect, except he doesn't exactly want to be alone with his thoughts. Enter Tess Chambers, the ultimate distraction.
Still reeling from a professional disaster that's made her all but unemployable, Tess understands the desire to move through life as somebody else. So when instantly recognizable Liam uses a fake name, she runs with it and creates a temporary new identity of her own.
Their time spent together in paradise is idyllic but brief—after one passionate night, Liam wakes up to find Tess gone. Returning to London, he's shocked to learn she's taken a job with his team's new sponsor. As the Legends' captain, he'll have to not only figure out how to work with the one woman who ever left him wanting more, but also convince her that their feelings in the present mean more than any lies they've told in the past.


Liam Callaghan is the world’s best rugby player leading his team, the London Legends, to the World Cup.  Looking for a little R & R, he heads off to Venezuela where no one knows who he is.  Tess Chambers is also in Venezuela trying to escape her own nightmare.  After having way too much to drink one night, Tess ended up writing a little something on her blog that got her into a lot of trouble.  The two meet by literally getting stuck in an elevator.  They exchange fake names except that Tess knows who Liam actually is.
The two spend several passionate days together and Tess leaves to return to face the music for the email that has gone viral in the office.
Upon returning to London, Liam has to concentrate and keep his team focused on winning the World Cup.  There is also the added pressure to find a new sponsor for the team.  To Liam’s surprise, Tess works for the new team sponsor.  Because of her job, Tess can’t continue to see Liam but the chemistry just keeps sizzling between these two.  
Playing it Close is a hot book with many sizzling moments.  For an American, reading the British words in the book had me laughing a lot.
Rating: 4
Release Date: April 14, 2014
Book Length: 230 pages
Source: Author
Reviewed by: Mona
Reading Format: Available only in eBook

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