Author: Amy Andrews
Score one for the curvy girls.
Harper Nugent might have a little extra junk in her trunk, but her stepbrother calling her out on it is the last straw… When rugby hottie, Dexter Blake, witnesses the insult, he surprises Harper by asking her out. In front of her dumbass brother. Score! Of course, she knows it’s not for reals, but Dex won’t take no for an answer.
Dexter Blake’s life revolves around rugby with one hard and fast rule: no women. Sure, his left hand is getting a workout, but he’s focused on his career for now. Then he overhears an asshat reporter belittle the curvy chick he’d been secretly ogling. What’s a guy to do but ask her out? It’s just a little revenge against a poser, and then he’ll get his head back in the game.
But the date is better than either expected. So is the next one. And the next. And the heat between them…sizzles their clothes right off.
Suddenly, this fake relationship is feeling all too real…
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
5 out of 5 stars
Playing It Cool, the second book in Amy Andrew's Sydney Smoke Rugby series, was a really great romance! While I had liked the first book in this series, I absolutely loved this book. Dex and Harper had my full attention the entire time I was reading. I read a lot of romance novels and fall in love with a lot of couples, but Dex and Harper really stood out to me which was really impressive. They were both such great characters. They weren't perfect, but they were real and I couldn't get enough of them. On top of great characters, the romance in this novel was really on point. It was the perfect blend of sweet and steamy and I just really loved the message of body positivity that that came out of their relationship since Harper is on the curvier side. And honestly that was the highlight of the book for me. All of that paired with a perfect HEA made this book an absolute win for me and has put this author on my auto-buy list!