Author: Clare James
Published: October 19th 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Play. Or be played.
The music should be enough. End of story. But Aaron Major is finding out it's not, and now his agent has hired a firm of suits to help launch his debut album, turning his life into a goddamn circus. Smile here. Play there. Be nice. Well, screw that. If Aaron wanted to spend his time shaking hands and kissing babies, he would've gone into politics.
Helping launch the career of country singer Aaron Major should be a cakewalk for PR pro Melody Sharp. Aaron is charming, sexy, and oh-so-appealing when he's on stage. Off stage, though, he's her worst nightmare. A stubborn, ornery, reclusive nightmare without a lick of business-or fashion-sense. The only way he's going to make it in music is with a serious makeover-and quite possibly a personality transplant.
Soon, they're engaged in a game of give and take, and though it's Melody calling the shots, it's Aaron who holds all control...
I had a super fun time reading the first book in the Elite PR series, Caught, that I was anxiously awaiting book number two by Clare James. The first book had a race car driver, and this one had a country singer. Melody is put in charge of Aaron to get his career on track. The two of them have trouble getting along in the beginning, but after some unfortunate setbacks, they find themselves understanding each other better... and then crossing the line into some quite steamy moments. Once Melody is finished with her assignment, will she and Aaron continue their relationship?
Played is a lovely book, full of romance and heat. Melody and Aaron may have had a lot to learn, but they were great together. One of my favorite aspects to the book was the relationship Aaron had with his brother, Graham. It was beyond the sweetest thing ever, and made me fall more in love with Aaron. Cannot wait for the next book!