Play With Me

Play With Me

by Anna Katmore

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BN ID: 2940044197336
Publisher: Anna Katmore
Publication date: 12/16/2012
Series: Grover Beach Team , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 258,661
File size: 527 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

The quick-and-dirty: I’m a girl with a passion for writing. The genres you’ll find me hanging out at are contemporary and fantasy YA, 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 a twelve-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 computer 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://annakatmore.com/faq/

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Play With Me 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 79 reviews.
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
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!  
TeenAtHeart More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it! It was short but sweet and romantic. Beautiful young funny love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sample is good so far!!! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really amazig. The whole story made m eager to read on and find out what happened. Tbh.. still a better love story than twilight #sorrynotsorry. Highly recommend this book to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
'Nuff said
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it alot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much!! My favorite part was when they had sex and the author was able to describe everything really well :3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good quick read. Well written.
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read. Kept me wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic, fun, fluffy contemperaty. Cant wait to continue the series. Highy recomend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What happens did lissa and tony sleep together does tony and chole start to date???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't get enough of this author. Baught both books from each perspective and loved them. Could read more about ryan and lisa,such a beautiful romance between them. Their relationship seems built to last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was quick but it was amazing. I could not put this book down! I highly recommend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For 99 cents I'm not sure why you're reading reviews and not just buying! I bought this book a while ago for 2.99 I believe. Not really expecting much but hoping for a good summer read. Man was this book so good! I really liked all the characters and the love story is sweet yet hot. If you're looking for a quick read pick up this book! You won't regret it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg i had it fir two days abd never put in down and i loved it...i still am in love with it omg its the greatest book ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Ryan Hunter he sounded so cute and I would've loved this even more if they made a movie based on this.
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Loved the characters
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Love