Play Me #5: Play Me Right

Play Me #5: Play Me Right

by Tracy Wolff

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ISBN-13: 9780804177856
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Series: Sebastian Caine , #5
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 42
Sales rank: 137,115
File size: 904 KB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—in second grade, around the same time she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. A one-time English professor with over fifty novels to her name, she now devotes most of her time to writing romance and dreaming up heroes. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.

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“Why don’t you have a seat,” he tells me, gesturing to the two chairs in front of his desk.
 
It’s the reminder I need to shock my brain back into focus. Finally. Sticking my chin in the air, I make sure I sound firm—or as firm as any woman can after she’s just been caught, held and caressed by her boss’s boss’s boss’s boss. “I don’t think that will be necessary. I’m just here to pick up my paycheck.”
 
He lifts his brows then, a quick up and down motion that makes my belly flutter. “Sit down, Aria.” He sounds accommodating but at the same time, I know an order when I hear one. I want to object on general principle—the woman I am now doesn’t follow orders well at all, but I need that money. And a not terrible evaluation. Which is why I bend my knees and sink slowly, painfully into the chair.
 
He closes the door and I expect him to circle his desk, to sit in the huge, imposing chair that faces the one I’m currently sitting in. But instead, he drops down onto the chair next to me before reaching into his pocket and handing me an envelope.
“I believe this is what you came for.”
 
I nod without bothering to open it. Instead, I slide it into my purse and move to stand. His hand flashes out, rests gently on my arm as he applies just enough pressure to keep me in my seat.
 
Heat rushes through me from the contact, my nipples peaking despite my determination to keep this professional. He smiles then, a dark curving of his lips that sends shivers of electricity through me. That makes my body tremble and my breathing erratic.
 
I shrink back against the chair—a move that’s totally not me—and try to figure out what the hell is going on. He’s not threatening me, there’s nothing predatory or particularly sexual in the way he’s looking at me, the way he’s touching me. And yet my body is lit up like the Strip at midnight, my every cell sparking at nothing more than a casual touch from him.
 
I don’t get it. I don’t understand why I’m responding like this to Sebastian Caine when I’ve never responded anywhere near this quickly or strongly to another man. Oh, I’ve dated some. I was even engaged, and spent six months of that engagement trying to convince myself that I loved Carlo. And still I never responded like this, so quickly and desperately. Breasts aching, skin burning, sex growing wet.
 
The oddity of it is enough to keep me in my seat for long seconds, my eyes pinned to his as he stares back. But then fear sets in and I go to stand up again.
 
Again, he presses me gently but firmly back into the chair. He’s still smiling at me, his face schooled into perfectly pleasant lines. But his eyes are filled with a predatory interest he doesn’t even try to hide.
 
It worries me. Not because I think he’ll hurt me, not because I don’t think I can handle myself. But because I like it. I like the way he’s looking at me, like the way my body feels under his gaze.
 
Which is ridiculous—and why I come out swinging. “Look, I don’t know what you think is happening here, Mr. Caine—”
 
“Sebastian,” he says, interrupting my diatribe. “My name is Sebastian.”
 
“Good for you. I’m sure somebody probably cares about that, but I only came here for my paycheck and I have it now, so I’m leaving.”
 
“I wish you wouldn’t.”
 
“Excuse me?”
 
“I’d like you to stay for a few minutes and talk to me. See if we can get to the bottom of this mess.”
 
For a minute I think the mess he’s referring to is us, and the way we’re responding to each other. But then I realize he means the Russian whale, me being fired. And suddenly I’m afraid I’m in for a lot more than I bargained for. I was prepared to fight Richard Caine for my paycheck, was prepared for derision and annoyed condescension. I live every day of my life with it, after all, and have learned to control myself and those situations to the best of my ability.
 
But this. This is something different. There’s no arrogance on Sebastian’s face, no assumption that I’ll drop to my knees and blow him as a thank-you for my paycheck. No sense that he thinks he can screw me simply because he’s got a corner office on the top floor of Las Vegas’s hottest casino.
That’s not the scary part. I can handle that. Hell, I do handle it pretty much every day of my life. But the rest . . . the rest gets to me. The quiet respect, the obvious interest, the darkness that mirrors my own. I don’t know how to deal with those things, don’t know how I’m supposed to respond. I’m off-kilter, confused, searching for answers when I feel like I don’t even know what questions to ask.
 
Maybe that’s why I stay instead of running out of here as fast as my feet can carry me.
 
Because I want to find out—both the questions and the answers.
 
 
 

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Play Me #5: Play Me Right 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## By the time I got to book 5, I've already been pissed about the money and time I wasted. These two were NOT good together. I already wrote my detailed review in book 4. What these two had together wasn't love. Lust yes, but it was only a week and they didn't even get to know each other. Only sex. Not even good sex. The word Dom/sub was thrown around but even that didn't really apply. But of course he does her a favor and "lets" her suck him off. Bleh. This guy was unbelievable and not in a good way. There was very little closure to this story. There must be another book coming with all the unanswered questions but I won't bother because I don't care about these characters. At all. Skip this and save yourself 9 bucks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well here we are again at a cliffhanger point! I am hoping this will be a continuation with the Ethan Frost story l preordered? I guess l will have to wait and see
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bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
3 - She matters. Stars. Novella 5 starts 3 days after the events that closed out Novella 4. Sebastian is feeling the after effects of Aria’s departure, and is wondering just how long he can wait before he goes looking for her. Unanswered texts, calls and Arai calling in sick at work have pushed the guy to almost the limit of his self-control. She’s the security I’ve been searching for. Whereas novella 4 was pretty much the revelation of Sebastian’s past and the skeletons rattling around his closet. This final installment concentrates solely on Aria’s. One thing that is extremely evident is that this conclusion is a ’Happy For Now’ and not a Happily Ever After. We can look forward to appearances from the both of them in Ethan Frost’s next novel (Explosed due February 2015), but with the way this series as a whole ended, I am expecting this couple to get another book of their own at some point. Looking forward to seeing if/when Ms. Wolff gives Sebastian and Aria their full Happily Ever After, I am guessing there will be more than a couple of bumps in the road along the way! ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
bookaholicGE More than 1 year ago
Aria Winston is hiding out from her past working as a waitress in one of the best casino in Las Vegas. Aria gets put into a situation she cant walk away from and ends up fired. When Sebastian finds out exactly what happened in the casino on his watch he is livid. Not only does Aria get her job back but she gets the hot and sexy Sebastian wanting her in his bed. Although Sebastian and Aria know this is a line they should not cross, the temptation is undeniable. Ok so this is book 5 and I must admit I am hooked. Everyone's secret is out. We find out exactly what skeletons Aria and Sebastian have in their closet. Aria and Sebastian decide to stop hiding and running and face the truth of what their lives have become and what their life will be. I have read all 5 books in this series so I don't want to spoil it for anyone. This book was great. I literally read it in an hr. So of course what does a bookaholic like me do at 11pm when I have to work at 7am? I go right on to the next book in the series. Now don't get scared the book was not really short. I can finish a whole book in about 5 or 6 hrs so if you put all the books together it seemed to me that the length equaled about the same as any other book. This is a great book, it is so hot and sexy it's explosive!
gaele More than 1 year ago
The final installment in this series leads right into the Ethan Fox series and Wolff’s continuing saga about Fox and his life.  We also get Aria’s secrets out in the open, and this gives added oomph to Sebastian and Ethan’s growing plans for the future.  Sebastian also has realized that the future as he once planned it is no more, but with Aria on his side, he can continue to ‘make a difference’ in the world.  An interesting wrap up to a quick and compelling story: the characters did build up to complete beings in a sneaky way: Wolff’s use of first person and alternating the voices with their honest reactions, concerns and emotions worked to add dimension and depth to characters who were at first compelling only in the secrets they held and their electric connection.  Covering only a week’s time, these two come to one another as strong and mostly independent people, that grow stronger and more confident as a result of their connection.   Each installment in this serial is 5 – 6 chapters, a whole book of 250 ish hard to put down pages. I’m not certain I agree with the marketing tactic on this – a single full length book would feel less daunting and frustrating to readers – but overall this was a solid and gripping read – full of tension, emotion and steam.  I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
I admit I wanted more closure at the end of these series. I wanted to learn more about Aria’s past and what the future may really hold for Sebastian and Aria. After what these to have been through in their pasts and with each other, I can’t see either rushing so quickly no matter how much they love each other.
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
Sebastian is panicking because Aria left him. She is not coming into work; won't answers his phone calls or texts. He has even gone to her apartment. Nothing! He knows he messed up but doesn't have a clue how to fix it. It's 5:00 am and Sebastian needs to get out of the casino. As he goes to leave he finds his father with his nurse. Since his father has been having mini-strokes he can't really talk. Sebastian tells Nancy that he will take his father for a walk. Even though he doesn't like his father, he suddenly feels compelled to be with him. Sebastian tells his father about Aria. He also tells him many things he has wanted to say to him for the past 10 years. What happens at the fountains brought tears to my eyes. So sweet. I love Aria's relationship with her sister, Lucy. She is such a typical 16 yr old! I loved their heart to heart talk. It helped Aria decide what she must do. I loved their making up! Hot! I was shocked with the twist of Aria's past! Did not see that coming! I loved their happy ending but am dying to see what happens next between them and also what happens with Ethan Frost. Such a good twisted ending!
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Play Me #5: Play Me Right by Tracy Wolff is the fifth book in her 5-part serial, Play Me. So the final installment opens with Aria and Sebastian having been apart for three days. She walked out on him and they're both wretched messes. Sebastian, having left vegas years ago to get away from his father and the seedy underbelly of the city only returned two weeks ago to take back over from his ailing father who is in recovery from a debilitating stroke. There is a bonding moment between the two of them that puts Sebastian in a more hopeful frame of mind than he ahs been in for a while. Aria is also having a bonding moment with her younger sister Lucy who sufferes from a form of brittle bone disease. Turns out the sixteen year old is full of sage advice on boys and life. Aria makes a decision to come clean with Sebastina about who she really is, about what happened to her fourteen months ago and about why she is the way she is. She hopes it goes well but is worried this will be the breaking point for her. After Aria spills the beans about her father's identity and that of her ex-fiancee and what he did to her, Sebastian vows... "Bringing them down isn't enough. I'm going to destroy them and everything that matters to them."~ Sebastian Apparently Sebastian and Aria have a cameo roles in Tracy's upcoming Ethan Frost novel Exposed .
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
Well, Aria and Sebastian have been separate for 4 days. Does absence make the heart grow fonder? Apparently, as he rushes to her when she comes to work and gets grabbed by another whale. He yells. She yells. They go to his office to battle it out. He told her his horror story. Now she must tell him her' s. This is a Major Spoiler. There is a happy ending but I won't tell. Please read this book but understand this is a BDSM story. I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.
BookMama_1 More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars!! The conclusion of the Play Me series gives us Aria's past and how her life links in with Sebastian's. Their declartion of love and that they'll do anything for each other. Including fixing this mess so that Sebastian's casino has a clean break and Aria can see her family again. I wish there was more to this story. An Epilogue or a book 6 would be great so that we can see just how far Sebastian and Aria will go for each other. The end of this book can be interpreted in a couple ways. Either you think there's and HEA, or it's a cliffhanger. Either way, this series freaking awesome! I couldn't put it down and zipped right through all 5 books. *I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
: 3.75 stars--PLAY ME RIGHT is the fifth installment in Tracy Wolff's adult, contemporary, erotic romance PLAY ME serial focusing on casino owner Sebastian Caine and waitress Aria Winston. The continuing story finds Aria confessing the secret from which she has been running. PLAY ME RIGHT reveals Aria's dark past-a past haunted by abuse and a near death experience Aria's family connections are too close for comfort as Aria and Sebastian's pasts begin to cross. Family betrayal and heartbreaking pain brings into the focus the similar backgrounds of our leading couple. The final installment ends on a HEA for now-Aria and Sebastian's story will continue. PLAY ME is an erotic storyline with some moments of light BDSM and a need for control. Tracy Wolff pulls the reader into a story of passion, suspense and drama. The entire story takes place over a one week period but in that time our couple will reveal more about themselves to each other than to anyone in the past. PLAY ME is a story of family betrayal, power and a need to escape from the sins of the past. This is not the final chapter-too many unanswered questions.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
After a rough and hurtful night Aria knows she has to get away from Sebastian. Four days later she returns to the casino and Sebastian is there to confront her. We now learn Aria's secrets and her drive an motivation for control. Having now read the entire series I would give this a 5 star rating, the story is highly explicit with the main focus being the intense sexual attraction between the H/h. I did find the story to be very entertaining. The only critic I would have is that I felt the ending was rushed and not as fulfilling as I would have liked. I recommend this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written & alot of steam- but REALLY leaves you hanging!
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars This is a novella series that is 5 parts. I would recommend reading the below before this one: Play Me #1: Play Me Wild Play Me #2: Play Me Hot Play Me #3: Play Me Hard Play Me #4: Play Me Real Aria and Sebastian are playing a dangerous sexual game. Once all the secrets are out will that change everything that they both believed? Will two broken people be able to heal each other? With all they have learned about each other do they want to be together or will they need to be apart with the secrets of their past? I recommend this book and this series.
ChelleBookReports More than 1 year ago
This is the final installment of five and it felt very rushed.  Aria finally reveals her past to Sebastian and of course she's afraid that she'll lose him over it. Whatever!!  He isn't going anywhere.  They have only known each other for a week, but are already madly in love with each other.  And yes I am one of the skeptics on this type of story - it isn't love they are in it is lust.  They have mind blowing sex together but they barely know each other - well besides the biggest secrets of their lives.  Love (not matter what some people say) comes with knowing a person over time.  But anyway this is a story not real life.   I thought Sebastian was one hot DOM and the sex definitely had me going several times!  But the book ending was very anti-climatic - I don’t feel resolved.  I felt that after reading 5 books (novellas) it should have ended way better. So overall, this series was OK. I wasn't the best I've ever read, but it wasn't the worst either. If you love the erotic stories with lots of "complex" characters and some really good sex scenes - then this is the series to read!! (ARC Provided by Random House Publishing Group via Netgalley in Exchange For an Honest Review)