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Play With Me by Piper Shelly – Review + Giveaway

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I received an electronic copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review. No compensation was received.

PlayWithMePlay With Me by Piper Shelly
Grover Beach Team #1
Publication date: December 9th 2012
Genres: Romance, Young Adult

A short, sweet novella.

Ryan Hunter’s parties are legend. And tonight she’s going to be there.

Liza Matthews anticipates the return of her best friend and only love since kindergarten from soccer camp. But when Tony finally shows up, his mind is more focused on another girl. And worse, she’s a soccer player. Fighting for the attention Liza craves, she’s just a hairbreadth away from making a very stupid decision. But when extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, she’s prepared to play ball to get her man.

The tryouts are hell, the first match ends bloody, and the morning after the selection party she wakes up in the worst place possible—in the arms of the captain of the soccer team. The hottest guy in school. Ryan Hunter.

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16299153-play-with-me?ac=1

Purchase (FREE on Kindle for all of October!):
–Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Play-With-Grover-Beach-ebook/dp/B00AL251T2
–B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/play-with-me-piper-shelly/1114045115?ean=2940044197336

My Review

This is a sweet, fun YA romance novella. Liza is in love with her best friend Tony, and only her best friend Tony…so she thinks! As she goes out for the soccer team to spite the ‘bimbo’ Tony is dating, she finds herself enamored with the captain of the team…Ryan Hunter. Liza’s heart beats out of control whenever she’s close to Ryan. This definitely confuses her, since she thought she would only ever love Tony.

I really, really loved this story. It was a seemingly fresh take on the YA romance genre. The added soccer element to the story was fun to read about. I liked that, even though it is YA, it wasn’t immature feeling like some YA books can feel. There’s no reason you shouldn’t run to pick this up on Amazon, especially since it’s free this month! You won’t be disappointed. 🙂

About the Author

6522373The quick-and-dirty:
I’m a cool girl with a passion for writing.
The genres you’ll find me hanging out at are contemporary and paranormal YA, but I’m also snooping into some adult paranormal right now. All of them romances…of course.
The nitty-gritty:
I’m an Austrian lass—totally uncomplicated and up to anything fun.
I grew up in Vienna, not by free will but because my parents decided to move there when I was only 4 years old. I. Hated. The. City. Everything about it. So right after graduation I moved back to Upper Austria, where I settled down with a nice husband and an awesome laptop.
I’ve been a storyteller all my life. Already in kindergarten, I came up with the most exotic fantasies and tales. My teacher would call me a liar. I call it the cornerstone of my writing career.
People always told me you can’t make a living with being an author. So when my first novella PLAY WITH ME came out and shot straight to the stars within the first week, I was totally dumbstruck. Took me a while to realize what was happening, LOL.
And the personal stuff:
At the (awesome) age of seventeen, I met the love of my life. But he was a playboy, and I was so not going to be his next trophy. It took him another four years of fighting for me until I finally decided to give that “couple-thing” with him a shot. I’m now married to this man. 😉

We have an eleven-year-old son, and together we travel a lot…although I sometimes wish the trips were shorter because I can’t wait to get back to my laptop and my many stories. Unless we’re in Disneyland. No stress to go home then…

If you still want to know more about me, my FAQ page is the right address for you. 😉

http://pipershelly.com/faq/

Author Links:
Website: http://pipershelly.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6522373.Piper_Shelly
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorpiper

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  • This sounds like a very sweet and quick read! Glad you liked it, Brooke! 🙂

  • Carrie Stevens

    Awesome Giveaway!!!! Hope I win

  • Anna

    You rock! Thanks!