Playing By Her Rules

Playing By Her Rules

by Amy Andrews
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Overview

Playing By Her Rules by Amy Andrews

Hot rugby star? Check. Ambitious style columnist ex? Check. A six-part feature series neither want to be part of? Check. Check. Check.

Sydney Smoke captain and rugby god Tanner Stone wants to be interviewed about as much as he wants to snap an Achilles, but it may just be his chance for a rematch with his high school sweetheart.

Matilda Kent’s big mouth has landed her an interview with the one man she hoped to never see again—her high school boyfriend who broke her heart. But, with a promotion on the line, she’s prepared to play nice while dishing the dirt on the guy.

An epic war or words leads to a flurry of action both on the field and between the sheets and this time winner takes all.

Each book in the Sydney Smoke Rugby series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Playing By Her Rules
Book #2 Playing It Cool
Book #3 Playing the Player
Book #4 Playing With Forever

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633757073
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 07/11/2016
Series: Sydney Smoke Rugby Series , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 229
Sales rank: 22,806
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Amy Andrews is an award-winning author who has written twenty-eight romances. She has sold over a million books and has been translated into a dozen different languages. She wrote her first book at the age of twenty-two while unemployed and freezing her butt off in the UK, largely because it involved being able to stay in bed with her electric blanket. One twelve year apprenticeship later she finally got "the call". In 2010 she took out the sexy category in the prestigious Australian Romantic Book of the Year Award affectionately known as the R*BY.

In what she euphemistically likes to call her spare time, she works part time as a pediatric intensive care nurse and was on the national executive for Romance Writers Of Australia for six years during which time she organised two national conferences and undertook a two year term as president.

She's been married for twenty-two years and has two teenagers who only admit to her being a writer when they have to explain to their friends why there's no food in the house. She lives on acreage on the outskirts of Brisbane with a gorgeous mountain view.

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Playing By Her Rules 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
Amy Andrews gives readers a second chance romance with lots of heat, humor, and heartfelt moments. Plus, there are some surprises along the way. "Playing By Her Rules" by Amy Andrews is book one in the "Sydney Smoke Rugby" series. This is style columnist Matilda Kent (Tilly) and rugby team captain Tanner Stone's story. Matilda wants a feature writer position. But the one catch is she will have to do a feature series on Tanner Stone. Eight years ago Tanner broke her heart. Tanner doesn't want to be involved in a feature series. When Tanner discovers that Matilda will be the reporter, he feels that he has been given another chance to Matilda. Will Matilda be able to let go of the hurts from the pass and give them a chance at true love? You will fall in love with Tanner. He is definitely hard to resist. Will Matilda be able to resist the chemistry between them? FYI, includes mature content. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley/Entangled Publishing for an honest review. A fun, sweet, and hot romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would not recommend.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
So. Much. Fun! I love second chance romance stories, and Playing by Her Rules is a great example of the troupe! Their reasons for not making it eight years ago were solid (seriously, I am blown away by people who marry their high school sweethearts right out of the gate and live happily ever after. My taste in guys in high school and college was HORRIBLE) and the things keeping them apart now make total sense as well. They absolutely slayed me (and Tanner, and Matilda) but they make sense. It was so much fun to see the role that Twitter played in their relationship--a few of those tweets almost made me snort-laugh! The hashtags and the die-hard fans who constantly weighed in and the way it figured in to their big moment--all of it was pitch perfect. I also really enjoyed Ms. Andrews' sense of humor. All the innuendos, Matilda's awesome t-shirt slogans, and their internal dialogue (especially Tilly's--She couldn't let her ovaries have any say in anything. They'd been Team Tanner since the locker room that first day) are all so, so funny. My digital copy is rife with highlights, most of them involving humor and several that are NSFW on top of that. Did I mention how much fun this was to read? Sadly, what I know about rugby could fit on the head of a very small pin--my roommate played for two years in college yet somehow I've retained not an iota of the very limited understanding I had of it then; I mostly remember the bruises--but it doesn't matter when it comes to enjoying this story. As the author says in her dedication, the appreciation of hot men in tight shorts is universal. Amen to that. Anxiously awaiting book 2 in the series! Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars I really enjoyed this one. It's a second chance romance. The characters are delightful and entertaining. I loved the ending because it was beautiful and for Tilly and Tanner is was coming full circle. Tanner made a grave mistake when they were eighteen that cost him eight years with the woman he loved. Now he has a chance to make amends and go for the second chance to win her over. He has his work cut out for him because he broke her heart all those years ago and she can't trust him with her heart. or can she? I was rooting for these two through the whole book. I can't wait for more from this series. Plus Tann and his rugby teammates are highly entertaining when together.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Matilda Kent had been in love with Tanner Sone in high school until he cheated with her nemesis. He broke her heart and she can't forgive him. Today Tanner is the Captain of the Sydney Smoke Rugby team. He's famous and gorgeous. Unexpectedly Tilly is a writer assigned to do a six-part series on him. Who would believe that fate is mocking her so! I loved this second chance story. When Tanner wooed his lady on Twitter, I laughed. Tilly is one feisty female who keeps him on his toes. Tanner has his hands full with her. His teammates are having too much fun egging him on. This was a feel good story filled with likeable characters, a great setting and snappy dialogue. Amy Andrews even made me like Footy. When I finished Playing By Her Rules, I was smiling. I definitely want more stories on the Sydney Smoke Rugby team. I received a copy in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
IreneC More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars I really enjoyed Playing By Her Rules. This was a fun, entertaining and heartfelt second chance love story. Matilda and Tanner were great characters, they made me laugh, loved their banter, frustrated me, and warmed my heart with their love and admiration for each other. And their chemistry?? HOT HOT HOT! Playing by Her Rules was a well written and entertaining second chance love story that will capture your interest from the first page until the last. What a great start to the Sydney Smoke Rugby series!
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I was rolling from several scenes between Tanner and his teammates as well as Tanner and Matilda. Oh my goodness they were hilarious. Good old fashioned locker room hysterics. I love books that can make me laugh and picture those scenes so vividly in my head. Throw in the sexiness between Tanner and Matilda and you have one good book. I could so relate to her in her physical appearance as well as how she felt after her break up with Tanner. And I can relate to her holding on to that pain and the grudge. But Tanner trying to make amends, helping her grandmother (who is a hoot and a half on her own), along with his charm and good deeds is one fierce man to resist. I loved the way the book ended. a little bit of a surprise from what I was thinking would happen, but very fitting and very sweet. I am looking forward to more in thus series. These guys... I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
Tilly is a journalist that hoping for a promotion as a feature writer. Her boss agrees if she will interview the one person she tries to avoid at all costs, her ex Tanner. He is the captain of Sydney Smoke rugby team, and Tilly's boss is making her write a 6 part article about him. She reluctantly agrees. Tanner has never forgotten Tilly and is eager to get back into her good graces. He uses the interviews as dates and tries to change her opinion of him. Tanner and Tilly have great chemistry, but the past prevents her from moving forward. This was a well written book that featured a sexy hero, a plucky heroine, and an exotic location. I liked a lot about this book, but wish it had explained the sport of Rugby a little more. Overall if you like a hot Australian romance, this is the book for you! I was given a free copy for an honest review.
KYBookmama More than 1 year ago
Tilly works as a fashion writer and desperately wants to be a feature writer. When her boss finds out she used to date Tanner, the playboy of the Sydney Rugby team, she find herself having to interview him for six features. She'd rather pull her nails out one by one but finds herself doing it anyway. Tanner hates the idea of doing an interview till he finds out it's Tilly, his love from highschool whose heart he broke. He wants her again but Tilly just wants to write the articles and move on . All he has to do is show her that he's sorry but a woman scorned doesn't forgive easily. *I received this through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Playing by Her Rules by Amy Andrews Book One of the Sydney Smoke Rugby series Publisher: Entangled Brazen Publication Date: July 11, 2016 Rating: 3 stars Source: eARC from NetGalley ***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers*** Summary (from Goodreads): In this grudge match, the first to score… When style columnist Matilda Kent accidentally lets slip that she was once involved with the captain of the Sydney Smoke rugby team, she suddenly finds herself elevated to the position she’s always wanted – feature writer. The catch? She’s stuck doing a six-part series on her ex. Still, there’s no way she can turn down a promotion…or the chance to dish the dirt on the guy who so callously broke her heart. …could win it all! Tanner Stone wants to be involved in a feature series about as much as he wants to snap an Achilles. But the thought of seeing Tilly again is a bonus—and has him more worked up than he wants to admit. Only he’s not prepared for how different she is – all cool and professional. His Tilly is still in there, though…and he still wants her, now more than ever. All he has to do is charm her into giving him a rematch. And this time, winner takes all! What I Liked: Ehhhhh. I didn't really enjoy this book. I didn't hate it either, but it was nothing special. This review might not seem the most positive, but I honestly don't know how to put my thoughts together. Three stars isn't bad, but this book is on the not-so-memorable side of three stars. Apologies in advance if this review isn't up to my usual standard - I'm feeling very meh about this book! Matilda is a journalist for a local magazine, and lately, she hasn't been loving the work she's been assigned. When she lets it slip that she used to date the rugby star and captain, Tanner Stone, her editor demands that she writes a six-piece cover on Tanner. And Tanner's coach tells him he needs to do it, because rugby needed a bit of good PR at the time. Matilda doesn't want anything to do with Tanner, after the way they broke up eight years ago. But Tanner wants to take this opportunity to show her that his mistake from eight years ago was just that - a mistake - and that he has never stopped wanting her. I love sports romances, and this one wasn't too bad an example of a sports romance. I've never read one about a rugby player, so that was a neat experience. I must say, rugby players seem like the real deal. I personally like soccer players and hockey players, but we'll go ahead and add rugby players to the mix. *peers at athletes* This is one of those cases where I loved the male but didn't really care for the female. Tanner is alright by me! He's a gentleman and a sweetheart, even though the media (and Matilda) portrays him as a shallow playboy. He donates so much money and time to charities, and he never stops to help someone or be kind to someone. Matilda has such a negative opinion of him because of how they broke up... eight years ago, when they were still in high school. More on Matilda in the next section. I liked the chemistry between these two. While there definitely could have been more sex scenes (there were only two, and they were at the end of the book, and rather abbreviated), I liked the boiling chemistry that the author cooked up. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
whatsbetterthanbooks More than 1 year ago
Blazingly hot and wonderfully sassy! This is the perfect blend of heart, humour, and sex. It is a scrumptious story that combines a ruggedly handsome, charming rugby player with a beautiful, intelligent, wary journalist, complete with a plot filled with racy innuendos, sizzling tension, incredible chemistry, and brilliantly witty dialogue. This is the perfect summer read and a true guilty pleasure. And I can guarantee you that the next book in the Sydney Smoke Series will definitely have a prime spot in “my to read” pile once it’s released. If you haven’t read any thing by Amy Andrews before, be sure to check out her website here for other great titles.
astroyic More than 1 year ago
A sizzling second chance romance with a sweet, charismatic, all around nice guy, who is sexy as hell, as well as the captain of the Sydney Smoke Rugby team. Tanner Stone lost Matilda Kent eight years ago trying to do the honorable thing. All it takes is for him to see her again, and he realizes that he has never stopped loving her, and he isn't going to let her slip away a second time. Matilda Kent's' heart was broken eight years ago, by her first love Tanner Stone. Now she is given an assignment to do six feature articles about him, "The Man Behind The Myth" and she is out for the Ultimate Revenge. Matilda is a different person, than the one that Tanner knew in high school. After he ripped her heart out of her chest, Matilda has pushed every relationship she has ever had away. She can no longer trust a man and is reluctant to let anyone in, especially Tanner Stone. I absolutely Loved this story. These characters are lovable and so well developed. Matilda and Tanner's chemistry is off the charts. I loved Tilly's snarky wit and her quick come backs as well as her vulnerable side that was heartbreaking at times. I lusted for Tanner he was the whole package and so sweet and determined to win her back. I also adored and enjoyed the secondary characters and how much fun and LOL moments they brought to this story. This story was full of quick wit, sizzling hotness that you will not want to miss. So what are you waiting for, go buy it now. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!! Received a complimentary copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
This is a fun and sexy second chance romance about a high school couple that broke up, an event arranged by Tanner to make Matilda choose her own career aspirations over following him as he developed his rugby career. Several years later, she's a journalist tasked with writing a six part series on him and his rise to fame as a rugby player. She figures it'll give her a chance to get some revenge on him for breaking her heart, but the truth is he really is a decent guy and he sets out to prove to her that he's worth a second chance. Some great rugby scenes, fun camaraderie with his team and some good grovel on Tanner's part make for a sexy romance and a happy ending for this couple. 4 stars.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars! Since I enjoy anything written by Amy Andrews, I automatically read her new releases. Her latest book, Playing By Her Rules, is a hot and entertaining romance, and I devoured it in very little time. The characters are nicely defined, the sex scenes are sizzling, and the Australian lingo is quite fun. This story is about journalist Matilda Kent and professional rugby player Tanner Stone. They were madly in love in high school, and then Tanner did a really dumb thing for all the right reasons. As a result, they broke up, and Matilda attended Stanford while Tanner payed his dues in the minor leagues and became a rugby superstar. Matilda's latest assignment is a six-part series about Tanner, and if it is well received, she will be promoted to the features desk. Their time together forces the past into the present, while they get to know each other once again. Some authors are able to create tangible passion and Ms. Andrews is one of them. I instantly connected with both Tilly and Tanner, and felt their attraction the moment their eyes met for the first time in eight years. They are a hot couple, both in and out of the bedroom. Their story is replete with longing, forgiveness, and love. Tilly's grandmother is a spunky character and adds both humor and a unique wisdom to the plot. I truly enjoyed this passionate and well-written book. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
Matilda is a journalist and currently writes a fashion column for a magazine. This isn't what she envisioned her journalistic career to be. When the magazine decides they want to write a story on Tanner Stone, a rugby player who happens to be her ex, she cringes at the thought of him being propped up as a saint. This, of course, makes her editor assign the six-article series to her. Tanner Stone is the captain of his professional rugby team, the Sydney Smoke. He doesn't want to do the article but he's happy to see Tilly again after eight years of being apart. He's determined to win her back and make up for the mistakes of the past. I love second chance romances but there was something about this one that was missing something. I didn't see how forgiveness could come as quickly as it did. I did really like this book, from the Twitter updates to the back and forth between Tanner and Tilly. I am looking forward to the continuation of this series. *I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
Nicola_1202 More than 1 year ago
Romance featuring rugby players is like catnip to me. I grew up loving the game, and whilst I can tell you the points scored for a conversion, a try and a dropped-goal, I can also tell you that rugby players have outstanding thighs. And shoulders. "...this time I’m playing to win." The second-chance trope with redemption is a firm favourite of mine and I always appreciate a hero who wears his heart on his sleeve and Tanner is that man; he may talk a good game, but he's much more than that. And I equally appreciate a heroine who doesn't give him an easy time of things, and Matilda has very valid reason. "You broke my heart, Tanner. And that’s not okay. Things can never be okay between us again." For a Brazen, Playing by Her Rules is fairly low on the heat scale and the romance between Tanner and Matilda simmered as opposed to boiled. But they had a chemistry that reignited as the story progressed and the slower burn was actually fitting to the fact they have history. It's definitely a story weighted towards the sexual tension, they have it going on in spades and, even thought I felt Tanner and Matilda deserved a little more sooner (again down to expectations from this imprint), the build-up between them was sexy, the humour was witty and cheeky and there were some lovely touching moments. "You were always the best part of me." This is a promising start to the Sydney Smoke Rugby series and with a great bunch of secondary characters introduced who provide plenty of banter, the foundations have been laid for much more (seven books more I'm led to believe). Amy Andrews isn't a new author to me, I've read many by her, I enjoy her couples and I'm looking forward to seeing how the series develops. Copy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for an honest and unbiased opinion.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars! Playing By Her Rules is a second chance love that had me happy and sad at the same time. I'm sad that they had to waste 8 years. The author did such a good job of the chemistry between these two. The characters completely sucked me in, maybe a little too much because I had a hard time forgiving Tanner as much as Tilly did. Good thing he is such a great guy! Overall, great story, great characters and I would love to read more from Amy Andrews. ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Kindle_Loving_Mom More than 1 year ago
Matilda is a newspaper writer in Australia. Tanner is the captain of a pro rugby team. They were high school sweethearts and they had a viciously bad breakup. She went off to Stanford, and he became a pro athlete, that the entire world loves. Her boss at the paper finds out about their past relationship and wants Matilda to write a 6-part series on him. She's horrified by the idea, but she knows it will get her the job at the paper she's been after, so she agrees. Tilly was quite the handful. She has quite a chip on her shoulder about their breakup and she thinks Tanner is scum and he has everyone snowed by his happy-go-lucky, playboy image. The more time she spends with him, she realizes that he actually IS a nice guy, so then she's even more confused than ever, both about their past, and about her still blazing attraction to him. Tanner was a sweetheart. He made a boneheaded decision as a teenager that led to his and Tilly's breakup, but after seeing her again, he really wants her back. He plays dirty when it comes to getting her to admit to their attraction, and he makes no apologies for it. Time and again, as she shuts him down, he continues to try to persevere. I really liked this story, but I didn't love it. The main characters' chemistry was off the charts, but the continual putting off of having the big, revealing conversation that they desperately needed to have became a little grating. Tilly's constant state of push and pull got on my nerves a bit too. She was still so angry after 8 years, but she just acted like it was all fine, and that didn't really endear her to me. Tanner thought it better to leave the past in the past and never talk about it, and just start over, which was obviously never going to work. That really bothered me too, as he seemed so smart about pretty much everything else in his life. It was a case of love making people dumb, and I had a hard time with it. This was my first book by this author, and while I really liked her style, some of the Australian slang was a little off-putting for me. It took me right out of the story sometimes, and I didn't like that. Obviously, she's Australian, and I don't expect her to change her voice to make one American girl happier, but I had a harder time with it than I expected. She DID put a glossary in the back of the book, and that raised this rating a half star for me, though I REALLY feel it would have been a lot more helpful, had it been in the front! Also, having it in the front would have prepared me a little better to the idea of needing a glossary, and I think that would have helped the slang terms to not be so hard to take. Overall, I really enjoyed this story, and the side characters (other players on Tanner's team, his coach, his coach's daughter, the WAGS, and even Tilly's boss) were so intriguing that I look forward to more stories in this series. Next time, I'll be sure to read the glossary up front!!
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
This is a thoroughly enjoyable second chance romance where teen lovers meet up again under less than desirable circumstances more than eight years later. He was her first love, the one she planned her future around – until she saw him kissing her worst enemy . . . Heartbroken she went off from Australia to study in the US. Now she’s back again as a journalist – the style columnist aspiring to be a feature writer. She was his first love, the one he planned his future around until she threatened to sacrifice her dream scholarship to follow him and his uncertain path as a sportsman…. Now she’s been sent to do a six week special series on him. Six meetings. Will she get revenge for him breaking her heart or will they get a second chance at love? In a game where points count, who will win? This is a great story, one packed with the angst of the past colouring the future expectations and present day interactions making it a dramatic story packed with hopes, fears, love, revenge and hot attraction. The characters are brilliantly portrayed (now come on, what do you expect with Amy Andrews as the author – they’re always brilliantly portrayed!). Their emotive interactions, the score keeping and the breaking down of walls around the heart take the reader through the full gamut of emotions. There are laugh out loud moments in the journey, as well as heartbreak and so much more. The secondary characters are essential ingredients in the story and I really hope to learn more about many of them in future novels in this new series – especially Griff and his daughter as well as Tanner’s team mates. This is definitely a series I’ll be looking out for in future! P.S. Also thought the Glossary of words “readers may not know – both rugby ones and strange Aussieisms” were a brilliant – and sometimes hilarious – addition!
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Another amazing fun and sexy read from Amy Andrews. And Ms. Andrews thanks so much for the Aussie-ism glossary!! I must admit that as sports crazy as I am I just don't get rugby. I do however have an appreciation for the fine men who play the sport and I can picture Tanner Stone out there in all his deliciousness. The quick wit and sass of Matilda made this an amusing fun read! As teenagers Matilda Kent and Tanner Stone were each other's first everything. Certain they are meant to be together forever, Matilda plans on declining a scholarship that will take her away for 3 years. That is until the day Tanner breaks her heart by cheating on her. Now eight years later he's at the top of his rugby career and she is the budding journalist sent to interview him. Sparks fly from that very first meeting and even though she claims to hate him, Tanner knows he will do anything to get her back. He plans on explaining everything that happened on that explosive day hoping Matilda will understand. Will she or will that be the end of his dreams? This is a book I highly recommend, it's perfect for a lazy day read!
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It's a wonderful romance set against the backdrop of rugby. Since I consider myself sports impaired, I wasn't sure how I'd do with the sports references, but the author crafted a novel where they even made sense to me (quite an accomplishment!). Matilda and Tanner were high school sweethearts, until the day that Tanner destroyed her heart. She never knew why he was so cruel or why she didn't know he was capable of such behavior. Flash forward eight years and she's working as a writer for a newspaper when she is assigned to write a feature series on Tanner. If she refuses, her career will be damaged as her supervisor has threatened her with the ultimate of demotions. So Matilda pulls up her big girl panties and sets out to do a series of interviews with Tanner to base the series on.....except Tanner keeps calling them dates. Despite the past, she is still drawn to him. What follows is a wonderful romance that made me smile. Fans of the genre will love this book. The author is on my must read authors' list.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
4 - "Sorry... Did I make you wet?" Stars! A steady start for Amy Andrews new Sydney Smoke series. We have a team of rugby players, and I would imagine as the series progress each woman to cross their paths will have the potential to make her respective player have a little less control of his balls than normal! I really enjoyed Matilda and Tanners’, second chance reconnection, but as a reader of many, many books in the Brazen imprint and from Entangled Publishing in general, this story sat more in the Indulgence category for me. The romance is slow-burn, and rightly so, as this is a couple with eight years of hurt and mis-interpretation to work through. I have no problem with that at all, but if you, like me expect the sex to get going pretty shaprish in your Brazen reading, then you need to stick with Playing by Her Rules for that, and it’s worth it, if you do. The girl he’d once known had disappeared behind a wall that had been laid by him – or started by him anyway. I liked Tanner and Tilly together, plenty of banter, the chemistry took a little while to get going, mainly because Tilly had a serious case of revenge-hate going on for him in the first half of the book. Understandable, if you take into account the position her boss has put her in, in that in order to get ahead at work, she has to spend the time getting to know someone who essentially broke her heart all those years ago, and because of that has shaped all of her relationships with men in the intervening years, and is literally given no choice about it. She had a goal here – revenge. And she couldn’t lose sight of it. But what she initially thinks will be a series of six articles that will expose to the masses just how much of a dislikeable tool Tanner Stone really is, flips on its head when she learns that there is so much more behind the perceived Playboy facade, than she was expecting, he is still in essence the boy she fell in love with all those years ago, and that brings about a resurgence of feelings that she’s not quite sure what to do with, or how to handle. #mightbelove Tanner was an absolute sweetheart in his attempts to woo Tilly, even after every attempt is rebuffed, he carries on trying to make her see that he is more than the one mistake that he made when they were kids. "Time to let go of the past." This is a pretty standard A-Z romance, but Amy has written this couple well, and given them the time to redevelop their relationship, before jumping fully into the bedroom again. "You were always the best part of me...Always." I enjoyed it, it wasn’t a struggle to read, and let’s face it, hot football players, yes please! Plenty of scope for the rest of the books for this series, and if the banter between the guys in this one is anything to go by, a few giggles will be had by readers as well. ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was a pleasure to provide the above honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Griff is the coach with the tough as nails attitude. Sister Kathleen is as religious as she is a straight shooter, she tells it like it is. Linc, the horn dog teammate with sex always on his mind and Imelda the cut throat head of the local paper knows how not to be kind. I received an ARC of Playing by Her Rules in exchange for an honest review. A hotshot athlete and an aspiring reporter discover the second time around to be sweeter. Amy Andrews writes stories that are meant to be enjoyable. Her secondary characters are as key to the canvas as the central ones, so she has to create unforgettable and sometimes it works, others not so much. In this case every single one was essential to the makeup of the story and I loved every minute. The spice and vice came from Tilly and Tanner but the comic relief came from their supporting cast. Three cheers for the Sydney Smoke Rugby series.