Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Review: Play It Safe by Kristen Ashley

Play It Safe
Kristen Ashley

No connections. Play it safe. These were the rules Ivey lived her life by.

Until she hit Mustang, Colorado, a perfectly imperfect town where the citizens were welcoming and one of them included the tall, beautiful, macho man rancher cowboy, Grayson Cody.

On the run for a decade, Ivey knew she was supposed to play it safe. But she was tired of being on the run. She wanted a normal. She wanted real. She wanted a home.
And she wanted Grayson Cody.
And Grayson Cody wanted Ivey.
No one who looked at them couldn’t see they belonged together. There was one man in this world for Ivey and one woman in this world for Grayson Cody.
So they fell in love.
But just as quickly as they fell together, they were betrayed and torn apart. Separated for years, Ivey was certain her life would not include her rancher cowboy. Until the town of Mustang reached out to her when Gray was in trouble. Even though she thought he broke her heart, she charged in to help. Then Gray and Ivey discovered they were betrayed and, not only that, Gray had an enemy who would stop at nothing to defeat him

Play It Safe is my first Kristen Ashley book. I saw the male lead Grayson Cody mentioned a couple of times as a potential book boyfriend so thought I would give it a go and I ended up really quite enjoying it. I think it is though, one of those books that you kind of have to suspend all disbelief with and just go with the flow.

Grayson was absolutely to die for and ticks all the boxes as far as I'm concerned, he's got that laid back cowboy thing going on but has an underlying protective streak and will do anything to protect his woman. Despite being a pool shark Ivey was actually pretty sweet and innocent, her no-good brother happily piles on the emotional blackmail to keep them on the road and prevents her from putting down any kind of roots. That is until she ends up in Mustang Colorado and meets the laid back cowboy Gray. Their romance was both sweet and hot but ultimately short lived due to her brother's influence. The couple of years in between Ivey being forced to leave Mustang and her eventual return to the town is the part I felt I had to suspend all belief in: Ivey's Vegas years where she happens to become a successful stripper and shacks up with her adorable manager/owner who just happens to be gay. If I'm being honest, I just wanted to get past the Vegas interlude and get back to Gray and Ivey.

Overall Play It Safe did really suck me in and I feel a little bit in love with Gray.

My rating: 3.5 out of 5

1 comment:

  1. Great review..this looks like an interesting read.


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