Friday, July 11, 2014

Play Me (A1pha #1): Blue Ashcroft

**ARC provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

This novella sucked me in from the beginning, and, even though it was short, you still get good character development. I read this is one sitting and I enjoyed every minute of it. Except for the end, the ending made me want to throw my phone across the room because the CLIFFHANGER WAS NOT COOL! I absolutely cannot wait for the next one to come out. I hope that I am lucky enough to get a chance to read it early as well.

Alex was pretty intense, he never really shows any emotion except anger at a few parts. Not that this stopped me from liking him. He really does care about Kira, he just does not know how to show it, and after she comes back to him seeking protection, he decided to let her stay with him. He certainly lives up to his gamer handle (I've always called this a gamertag, so it slightly confused me) of A1pha, he a domineering force and a bit intimidating (in a hot way of course).

Kira was actually a good character. Escaping from her ex, she realizes that she needs to find shelter and protection. She is friends with all three boys that live in the house, but has always harbored feelings for Alex, which she has never voiced. I felt like there was a lot of miscommunication between Alex and Kira, and that Alex could be an overbearing ass. If they would have just talked it out, it would be easier, but no, this never happens in books.

The two roommates, Ethan and Ollie, were also enjoyable. They cracked me up because they both knew that Alex liked Kira, and they goaded him, and then regretted doing it, then goaded him again. They both seem to like Kira a bit as well, and I'm hopeful that this does not turn into some weird love triangle (rectangle actually I think) in the next parts. 

Overall, this book was great (except for that ending....I mean COME ON!! You are literally killing me with the anticipation). I have never read this author before, but will be reading her other books soon.

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