Book Review: Playing the Part by Robin Covington

July 12, 2013 Adult Book Reviews 4

playingTitle: Playing the Part [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Robin Covington
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eARC
Pages: 250
Release Date: June 10, 2013
In My Opinion: Add to cart!
One Line: Another Brazen I loved and couldn’t get enough of!

About the Book: After publicly self-destructing over a heartbreak a year ago, bestselling romance writer Piper James is now making nice with her publisher by agreeing to teach Hollywood’s favorite action star how to act like he’s in love. Only playboy Mick Blackwell has no clue what love looks like. When a seductive heat ignites between Piper and Mick, she jumps at the chance for a bit of fun between the sheets, but with two stipulatons: she’s kept out of the public eye and things end when she returns to New York. Only Mick keeps changing the rules on her. Tempted by America’s favorite bad boy, Piper is wondering how far she’s willing to bend…

Ah, nothing like an awesome Brazen title to put you in a good mood. Playing the Part has a great romance, wild and crazy sex scenes, and an interesting plot. I loved it! Covington does a great job at capturing your attention right from the start with great characters and fun writing. She definitely held my interest until the very last page, and I was pretty much smiling, laughing, and getting all kinds of “bothered” while reading this one.

As far as steamy scenes go, this one was pretty heavy on it, and I loved it. Everything was tastefully done, of course, I loved reveling in Mick and Piper’s escapades. I liked that they each learned something from each other, grew as individuals, and they got a pretty sweet happy ending. Sure, the sex kind of took center stage, but that wasn’t all they were about. I liked that Pipe slowly learns to let her guard down and trust that Mick truly cares for her and I liked that Mick himself, learns to truly love someone. One of my favorite parts was when Mick actually reads Piper’s book and Piper watches Mick’s movie, so they can get a better sense of each other and their respective careers. It was fun seeing them learn about each other and understand each other that way. Also, I think Mick was a great male character and I liked how Covington really pushed the idea of a mixed-racial character as it’s great to see a little diversity in books.

Playing the Part falls into the column of “Better Brazens” in my opinion, which was surprising, because based on the synopsis, I didn’t think I would like it as much as I did. There is definitely a lot more substance and intrigue than it gives credit for. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and I know that any Brazen fan will devour this one just like me.

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4 Responses to “Book Review: Playing the Part by Robin Covington”

    • Vivian

      You know I love a good romance book with substance! This one surprised me with how much I liked it.

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