Thursday, July 8, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Play Fling by Amber Scott

One great day... Ms. CJ. Gabriel asked me over to her place! (Here) She played twenty questions with me... and boy did it get hot!! Well, needless to say that one of the contests she hosted was for authors to get a review by me..... And the winner was the lovely Ms. Amber Scott!

So here goes... This book was given to me by Ms. Amber for review... of my honest opinion.

Face Your Target...
Brooke Munkle didn't leave a lukewarm marriage just to flounce into the first hot bed. Too young, too hot, Elliott Jovovich has no business distracting her from starting over. If only he'd get out of her fantasies. Maybe if she keeps things simple, she can allow herself one naughty indulgence. After all, who will know?

Pull The String...
Elliott sees through Brooke's stiff facade. Underneath her struggle to hold it all together, a vibrant, wanton woman is waiting to be freed. To win her heart, he'll play by her rules, which would be a a lot easier if her hostile best friend didn't fight so dirty. Sure, he has ammo of his own, but what he knows could hurt Brooke.

Steady. Aim. Release...
Millie Match isn't sure what she did to deserve this matchmaking hell. The sneaking around, the spying, compatibility issues, chemistry crises. Her target, Brooke, is keeping secrets. Elliott is definitely Mr. Wrong. And if Millie doesn't make true love magic now, she'll lose the one thing in this punishment worth fighting for.

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For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...

Do you believe in love at first sight? What about lust at first sight? Do you believe in Valentine's day being all about love and finding the right one? Speaking of Valentine's Day.... Do you believe that love has a helping hand from Cupid? We believe in angels... what about Cupids?

Cupid-shumpid... Brooke is a very logical person. Thinks everything through and then thinks some more. At thirty nine years old, life had dealt her a marriage of fifteen years that slowly dwindled away. Divorced for under a year, Brooke is trying to regain her life back. A life she never had. A life of independence. A life of love was not on her agenda.

I like Brooke's character. She is a very down to earth woman, getting over her divorce, starting up her own business and going back to school to learn more about her business. Those things are really admirable of a woman in today's world. Also, she kinds reminds me of "real" people I know My heart goes to her because after the divorce people who she considered her friends... kinda left her. Until she met Millie....

Millie, Millicent (aka Kiki Kent), has a job to do. She has to make a love match for Brooke in order to move on to the next job assignment. Exactly what is Millie, she is cupid. She has seven matches to make in order to go back to her life, the life of Kiki Kent. She was given an assistance of sorts, A.J. A man she would love nothing to do but have her way with... But it is against the rules and rules is something Millie is not good at. Wanting what she wants is Kiki's, I mean Millie's first rule. Or that was her first way of thinking....

Millie is a hard pill to sallow. She comes on the scene as Brooke's best friend... although the things that Brooke tells us about her, leaves me wondering how much of a best friend she really is. Missing dinner dates, being late for the movies... hell even not showing up or calling when Brooke was counting on her the most ~ to read her paper for class. Then... as the story progresses, Millie really has a mind of her own. Not thinking of what was best for Brooke or even what Brooke wanted. She kinda irked me because most of her thinking was all centered around herself. Until A.J. would put in his two cents and center her to what her job was at hand... Brooke.

This is Millie's thoughts.....
"No wonder she still wore all seven gold bands. Love just wasn’t her drink of choice. Give her a shot of like any day. Lust on the rocks."

This is a great love story. To see love triumph over all, no matter who it is for is always a great thing. Brooke is a woman cut from today's cloth. She is concerned for her career just as much as she is concerned about her heart. You really want to see her fall in love with the right man... But can Millie do her job.... Even though I had my struggle with Millie, in the end, she does her job. If you were ever curious how Cupid really works, this is truly a great story. Or should I say this will be a great series!!!! And I have contacted Ms. Amber and there are more stories!!!

This is a new to me author and she is on my radar! I can not wait to read the next one... I am very interested to see if Millie can manage to get rid of all seven bracelets... and what will be come of her and A.J.!!!

To visit Ms. Amber's blog... please go -->> here!
I know she would greatly appreciate the visit!!!

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  1. Another great review you are really cranking out the reviews girl! GO CECILE GO CECILE!!!! ;)

    Miss ya girl hope to catch you today! Big hugs!!!!!!!!!

  2. Millie does sound like the oddest little cupid - but I would imagine that makes her a great cupid..

    Eventually she did come good - so all is OK...

    I am also intriqued by the 6 other matches as well...

    ***adding author to my list**


  3. Great review Cecile, but not sure I like Millie, then as long as there is true love in the end I am happy.

    Hope you are having a great week hon

  4. *waves*

    It's almost Friday!!

  5. Great review Cecile.
    Millie sounds like she has more stories to tell and will redeem herself each step of the way.
    Adding to reading pile :)

  6. JennJ! Hey honey! You are such a cute cheerleader! **shakes pom poms back at Jenn**
    I miss ya too honey!!! I hope all has been well.. Hugs to you hon!

    Erotic Horizon! Hey honey! Millie was an odd sorts of cupid. But I guess the blunders is makes her "her." She definitely drove me to want to find out more. And I have to know if her and AJ hook up... Cuz just by the description... OH MAN!!! =) Thanks for coming over hon!! Hope all is well!

    Blodeuedd! Hey there honey! Thank you! Millie has to grow on you, lol. I did not like her either.. but her heart is in the right place, it's just to get her there. LOL and that is where AJ comes in at! I hope all is going well for you!! Have a great day hon!

    Chris! **waves back** It can not come fast enough!!!!!!!

    elaing8! Hey honey!!!!! Thanks for coming over! Millie definitely made the story more interesting to read. But I do have to say at times I wanted to slap her. But then AJ would come in... and make my heart beat faster, lmbo!!! I hope you are having a great day!

  7. Terrific review and the story sounds great. It will be interesting to see how many stories are in Miss Amber's series!

  8. Cecile! Thank you so much, not just for selecting "Play Fling" as the contest winner, and SO much for your sweet review.
    Poor Millie! She is a slow learner. But the good news is, over the course of the three to five books, she and AJ will eventually have a chance. As long as she doesn't screw that up, too.
    Love is easy but people are flipping complicated. Or so, Millie claims.
    Thanks to everyone for coming by today, too!
    If it's okay, to celebrate, I'd like to offer a signed copy of "Play Fling" as a prize to a randomly drawn commenter, Cecile to draw.

  9. This sounds like a fun and sweet read! Wonderful review, Cecile! I'm curious about the rest of this series.
    Hope all is well! *hugs*

  10. Hey Cecile! Sounds like a unique and cute take on cupid. Nice review!

  11. Sounds cute! Cupid as a woman is a neat idea :)

  12. This one sounds Good ! i've seen the cover before, never knew that the story is so sweet :)

    really going forward to read this !

  13. Nice Review Cecile, I've not heard of this author but this sounds to be a great story!!

    Thanks for sharing Cecile..

  14. Harris Channing! Hey honey!!! Big Hugs to you! Will be emailing...
    Thank you for the kind words. Oh believe me, I will be obtaining all of Ms Amber's stories.. cuz I have to know.... Did Millie grow up and get AJ!! Thanks for coming over hon!

    Amber Scott!!!!! OMG Hey honey! Thanks for coming over!!!! You are more than welcome! Thank you for allowing me the chance! It was a great book and I seriously can not wait to read the others! =) hint hint... Cuz I will say I want more AJ!!!! Evil hint!
    Ohhhh that is soo cool of you to offer that! Thank you so much!!

    ***Contest will run till Saturday ~ Winner Announced Sunday!!!***

    Janna!! Hey honey!!! Oh this really was a great read! And of course... You should be curious about the rest of the series! It should only get better... and more interesting! I hope you have a great Friday honey!! Hugs to you!

    Tricia! Hey honey! How are you? Hope all is well! This book, you are right.. it was a very interesting twist on Cupid and Ms Amber did make it very interesting! Thanks for coming over honey!!

    Patti (Book Addict)! Hey honey! Thanks for coming over! Ohhh yeah... Now don't forget about AJ... He needs some lovin too!!! =) I hope you have a great weekend!

    mariska! Hi there! Welcome!! I hope you enjoyed your visit! Thank you! This book is a great story!! Thanks for coming!

    Lea! Hey honey! I hope all is well for you and the family honey! Thanks for coming over! You are more than welcome... You know my philosophy ~ I love to share!! I hope you have a great weekend honey!!! Hugs to you!

  15. Great review, honey. Millie sounds like a very interesting character to get to know.

    I look forward to your reviews on the rest of the series! ;)

  16. Hey My Sweet! This is a very interesting series and I can not wait to see where Ms Scott takes it next!! This is will be one to keep you eye on!!

  17. Hey Sweetie,

    Like all your reviews...I enjoyed it and love how you give in depth details without giving away the endings...I love - LOVE you're reviews!



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