Play With Me [NOOK Book]

Overview

Ryan Hunter's parties are legend. And tonight she's going to be there.

Liza Matthews is prepared to play soccer, just to get the attention of her childhood love, Tony. Only, there's this other guy on the team, the captain, and with his mischievous smile, he rocks her world. Some personal training, a harmless kiss, and suddenly she doesn’t know any longer who’s really the right one for her...

Read More Show ...
See more details below
Play With Me

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$2.99
BN.com price

Overview

Ryan Hunter's parties are legend. And tonight she's going to be there.

Liza Matthews is prepared to play soccer, just to get the attention of her childhood love, Tony. Only, there's this other guy on the team, the captain, and with his mischievous smile, he rocks her world. Some personal training, a harmless kiss, and suddenly she doesn’t know any longer who’s really the right one for her...

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044197336
  • Publisher: Anna Katmore
  • Publication date: 12/16/2012
  • Series: Grover Beach Team , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 8,861
  • File size: 945 KB

Meet the Author

The quick-and-dirty:

I’m a cool girl with a passion for writing.

The genres you’ll find me hanging out at are contemporary and paranormal YA, but I’m also snooping into some adult paranormal right now. All of them romances…of course.

The nitty-gritty:

I’m an Austrian lass—totally uncomplicated and up to anything fun.
I grew up in Vienna, not by free will but because my parents decided to move there when I was only 4 years old. I. Hated. The. City. Everything about it. So right after graduation I moved back to Upper Austria, where I settled down with a nice husband and an awesome laptop.

I’ve been a storyteller all my life. Already in kindergarten, I came up with the most exotic fantasies and tales. My teacher would call me a liar. I call it the cornerstone of my writing career.

People always told me you can’t make a living with being an author. So when my first novella PLAY WITH ME came out and shot straight to the stars within the first week, I was totally dumbstruck. Took me a while to realize what was happening, LOL.

And the personal stuff:

At the (awesome) age of seventeen, I met the love of my life. But he was a playboy, and I was so not going to be his next trophy. It took him another four years of fighting for me until I finally decided to give that “couple-thing” with him a shot. I’m now married to this man. ;-)

We have an eleven-year-old son, and together we travel a lot…although I sometimes wish the trips were shorter because I can’t wait to get back to my laptop and my many stories. Unless we’re in Disneyland. No stress to go home then…

If you still want to know more about me, my FAQ page is the right address for you. ;-)

http://pipershelly.com/faq/

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 40 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(26)

4 Star

(10)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 40 Customer Reviews
  • Posted August 16, 2013

    Hmmmm, this was a really quick and entertaining short read. It r

    Hmmmm, this was a really quick and entertaining short read. It revolves around a love- triangle: he loves her but she loves his best friend; and everyone knows how I despise love-triangles, right? But, but, buuuuut, this particular love-triangle worked like a charm. I actually cared for both these guys. Tony is the typical guy best friend found in all YA novels, and Ryan is the typical hot, rich playboy-soon-to-be-boyfriend (with the ever present *eye roll* “lopsided grin”) found in most YA novels, getting exactly what he wants – the oblivious, typical female YA lead (also found in most YA books), Liza. Yep, these are pretty standard characters in a standard, but sweet, love story that doesn’t bring anything new to the table. Yet, I quite liked these characters and by the last page I was unsure which of these two boys I would’ve chosen were I in Liza’s shoes, as they both have a lot going for them in their own unique ways. 

    Play with Me is an easy and enjoyable read which I recommend as the perfect wind-down before bedtime when you’re looking for something light and feel-good to make you fall asleep with a smile. Great writing, satisfactory ending…I definitely want to read more of this author’s books!  

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 18, 2014

    The writing just had an ease and lightness to Play With Me, maki

    The writing just had an ease and lightness to Play With Me, making it a relaxing summer read to enjoy.  The love triangle wasn't overly dramatized, it had just the right balance of anguish and being realistic.  Having recently read the author's newest book Neverland, it showed how much the author had grown and developed over her many books.  Play With Me had a humorous side that made me laugh out loud, repeatedly over the course of the book.  The characters were perfect in how'd they react to different situations.  A completely cute and lighthearted read to enjoy over the summer.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Good

    A really good quick read. Well written.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 8, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Liza¿s been in love with her best friend, Tony, since they were

    Liza’s been in love with her best friend, Tony, since they were little but things have always remained platonic between them. However, Liza is determined to make him see her in a new light when he gets home from soccer camp. However, she finds out that while she was pining away for him while he was gone, he was getting cozy with a co-ed player. Confused as to what’s going on with Tony, the new girl and her feelings, the captain of the soccer team, Ryan starts showing a softer side of himself that she never knew existed. He’s even there to pick up the pieces when it seems like her world is falling apart but can she trust him with her heart?

    I don’t usually like short stories. I can never seem to connect with the characters, however, I LOVED this story. I was aggravated at Liza for pining away for Tony when he was clearly shacking up with someone else. My heart melted every time she interacted with Ryan. No seriously, Ryan is the typical “bad-boy” that’s become the norm for YA novels. He’s so freaking sweet and caring. When Liza got really drunk at his party, he carried her to his room so that she wouldn’t be disturbed by other party members “using” the spare bedrooms, since his was off limits to anyone but himself. When she decides to join the soccer team to get closer to Tony, he takes it upon himself to practice with her one-on-one. There were just so many sweet moments that my heart was literally melting the entire time. I don’t think he could’ve been any more swoon worthy if he were holding a basket full of kittens. *Thinks about that for a moment…* Nope, not even with a basket full of kittens.

    Considering that this is under 100 pages I fell in love with the characters. I was extremely invested in their life. The author wrote the book in such a way that I didn’t realize it was a short story. I really wish it have been about 4x longer but that’s just because I couldn’t get enough. Piper definitely brought the characters to life as teenagers. I know you’ve heard me whine about it before but I hate when an author writes teens as they THINK they should behave, instead of the way that teens really are. Piper got this one spot on. There was angst, drinking, grounding (how many YA books have you read where the parents are absent?!) and the mention of sex.

    I really couldn’t have been happier with this story. I loved it from start to finish. I loved this story so much that I’m clamoring to get my hands on the second novel, Ryan Hunter, which is a retelling of this story but in Ryan’s pov. Piper has made her way to the top of my fave list with just 80 pages. I’m pretty sure I will gobble up anything she writes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 14, 2013

    Coming in at just under 200 pages, this was a quick, light read;

    Coming in at just under 200 pages, this was a quick, light read; I finished the book in just a couple of hours. I wish it had been longer! Piper Shelly could have added another hundred pages to really flesh out the characters and give them more background. Everything seemed to happen at warp speed and there was lack of motivation in a few spots. I would have given Play With Me four stars had it delved deeper into the various relationships and provided more than a glimpse into the characters' lives.

    I have not read the sequel, so maybe it's addressed later on.

    I am concerned about the slut-shaming and fat-shaming that occurs throughout the book. The last thing that young women need is to read about female characters who are disparaging members of their own sex. It's already so pervasive in the media that it reinforces negative stereotypes when it's part of a YA novel.

    To women everywhere: it is unfair to label another woman a "bimbo" simply because she is attractive and likes the same guy that you do.

    That being said, this was a quick, fun way to spend an evening.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Great

    I read this book on my ipad and fell in love! It was well written and had a great unexpected romance. Great book, definatly worth the read for all teens!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted August 8, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    I really debated on whether or not I should write two reviews, o

    I really debated on whether or not I should write two reviews, one for each of these books. It kind of made sense for a little bit because they really are separate entities, but I eventually decided that because they were essentially the same general story, it would be more helpful if I just compared them together instead of separately.

    And in the interest of full disclosure, I want to tell you all that these are both novellas. I mean, they're still pretty long for novellas (around a hundred pages each), but I wouldn't exactly consider them full length novels either. I probably should have been able to figure that out, but apparently I missed that fact before I started reading. Not that I think that there's anything wrong with that; these books were the perfect length for this type of story. It's just that I wasn't expecting it.

    In general I felt that both of these books were very light, and I really liked that. Yeah, sometimes you may want to read something a little deeper, but not every book needs to make you question the universe with some sort of philosophical mumbo jumbo. Sometimes you just want those short and sweet novels that make you smile and laugh, and you can just leave it at that.

    Normally, I'm not a huge fan of summery, contemporary romance novels, but this one really worked for me. I thought that it was really funny, and it actually stayed true to how normal teenagers think and act without being cheesy or annoying. Sometimes I'm wary of reading anything from your typical "young adult's" perspective because as a young adult myself, I can personally vouch for the fact that we are capable of thinking past our hormones. As hard as it may be to believe, there is a brain in there somewhere.

    Gratefully, I actually saw those brains in each (or at least most) of these characters. Yeah, their judgement may have gotten a little clouded at times due to other influences, but that's normal for everybody! And even allowing that, they wouldn't just excuse betrayal or anything along those lines with the excuse, "Oh, but he/she really loves me!" They were actually rational, but believably so.

    Still, this is a story where the main characters are pretty young. They don't know everything about the world yet (even though they may like to think that they do), and they're going to make mistakes. I feel like above all else, Piper Shelly's greatest accomplishment here was capturing that. While she did allow her characters to actually seem intelligent, they were still as vulnerable and relatively inexperienced as they should be.

    Now for my comparison of the two. If I had to choose, I would say that I liked Ryan Hunter just a little bit more for a few reasons. First of all, this is the longer one (by about thirty pages) and it made me laugh more often. Secondly, it was sooooooo sweet to read about how much Ryan really cared about Liza. I couldn't care less about his so called "player" reputation; he really did love her, and he wasn't afraid to show it. And honestly, I have to admit that his scheming to get her to like him was pretty fantastic.

    Taylor

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Awsome

    Such a good book.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    DIVERGENNT somthing????

    Is tht your instagram?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    omg

    It is so good i resd this in like 8 hr with stop it is s food

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Anonymous

    Great book! Absolutely loved! There was a twist that I did not see coming towards the end and made the book even better. I read this book straight through and didn't put it down. Would definately recommend.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    Okay so...

    I got this book when it was free and by mistake i deleated it then i forgot about it and now when i thought about it i went to redownlod it....it cost money so now i cant get it......gurrrr *-* ~ DIVERGENNT913

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    How many pages long?

    Thanks...

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Great

    Good read

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    quick read but it was cute and I loved ryan

    quick read but it was cute and I loved ryan

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Awesome

    Im in love awesome!!!!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Loved it!!!!

    A very cute love story. Short but amazing!!!!!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Great

    I loved this book! I just wish it was longer. Though it was 106 pages it only took me just a little while to read..


    P.S. I want Ryan all to myself ;)

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Lol so cute

    Lol

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    Lol

    When i first read it i thought the best friend was gonna ask her out after he dumped the devil. But he didnt instead he led her into his other friends arms. Well big mistake she falls for him. Its a good read and you should read it if you like the main character that is really determined. ~Sk8rGrrl

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 40 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)