Playing to Win

Playing to Win

by Mimi Wells

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BN ID: 2940157802691
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 03/03/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 465 KB

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Playing to Win 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
mel_t More than 1 year ago
I didn't love this book. Calla is in financial dire straits and must sell the home that her father gifted her with. Dom is prepared to buy the house, but only if she spends 10 days with him on his terms. He is bent on revenge for abandoning him when they were young. Even though I knew there was a reason for him (plot-wise) treating her coldly and callously, I just couldn't get into him as a character because of it.
ElisabethWA More than 1 year ago
The Devil You Know began like a great story, it had so much potential and I liked it a lot. But then it dragged out and was slow in pace and the ending was not my cup of tea. But what is okay with the story is the characters and the setting. Liked that a lot. But the delivery of the story lacked and that's why the low amount of stars.
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
The story and the characters will keep you hooked until the end. Dom and Calla met during Spring Break 10 years ago. Dom was definitely not what Calla's father had in mind for her, but the connection was instant. So Calla's father had him arrested and sent home to Scotland. The lesson stuck, and now Dom has made it to the top of the game, and has the fame and fortune to go with it. When his next career step lands him in Miami, he makes plans for revenge on the girl that apparently meant more to him than he did to her. No matter what she did, Calla couldn't get her father's attention, so she finally walked away from it all. When his fortunes turned, he took his money and moved out of the country, but not before saddling Calla with the family home that has a huge and delinquent mortgage and tax bill. Desperate to sell the albatross and finally break free, she drops everything to come back to Miami and meet with the buyer. Calla is shocked to find Dom, the boy who disappeared after that night and never tried to contact her. With reservations, she agrees to his demand of 10 days. As the days pass, Dom and Calla rediscover who they are and each other, but is it enough to put the past behind them? I really enjoyed the characters in this book, and not just Calla and Dom. Both have a best friend that brings out the best in them and make for fun interactions, giving the story depth. This was definitely a fun read. I hope we see these characters again when their friends get their own stories. *I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent read! A great second chance story that's fun, sexy, and completely entertaining. Dom still remembers the night he was hauled away from Calla Stewart in handcuffs. His life may have changed from being the poor soccer playing kid from Glasgow, to international soccer star but being back in the same city as Calla has him looking for a little revenge. Calla has changed too. She's not the same spoiled socialite she was back then. Now she makes her own way and has nothing to do with her father but when she is saddled with the old family home and all the debt that goes with it, she finds herself in no position but to go along with Dom's deal. Ten days....completely at his command! You don't want to miss this one, I highly recommend it.
jboehmke More than 1 year ago
This was a fun, hot story. Calla is trying to pick up the financial pieces of her life after her father "gifted" her childhood home to her, along with the mountain of debt and back taxes that go with it. Dom is out for revenge against Calla for abandoning him back when they were in college. I liked the characters in this book. The best part for me was seeing how Dom and Calla had changed in the previous decade, and when they learned that their opinions of each other were colored by the misinformation fed to them so long ago by Calla's father. Although Calla's father never actually makes an appearance in the book, he is talked about and referred to so much that I actually hated the guy before I was half way through the story.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
It's been ten years since professional soccer player Domnhall "Dom" Cameron has seen Calla Stewart, but he hasn't forgotten her or the time they spent together. He is back in Florida for the start of a new expansion team and he has plans for Calla. He wasn’t happy how things ended between them. Calla didn’t like the idea of driving cross country for an appointment with a potential buyer for her father's mansion, but she will do what is necessary to make the sale. She was shocked to find out the buyer was Dom. He was the last person she expected to see. Dom comes up with a plan for Calla. She must spend ten days with him and then he will buy the house. But as we all know things aren't always as they appear. Will Calla be able to play along with Dom without falling in love with him? Dom and Calla had a spring break romance that ended badly. My heart went out to Dom when he ended up in jail and Calla didn’t even contact again afterwards and for the threats that her father made to him. As I read the story, I could feel the attraction they shared for each other, but the incident ten years ago still stood in the way of their happiness. I enjoyed this book and hope there will be another follow up. I feel Isabel has a wonderful story waiting to tell.
CArcidiacono More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story and the complexity between Calla and Dom. When Calla is forced to travel from CA to FL to sell her childhood house, she could not predict who the buyer would be. It had been over 10 years since Calla last seen Dom, after a memorable night together. Seeing him again is bringing up too many past memories but there is a part of her that is thrilled. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.