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Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler
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Feb 12, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: on-the-road-again

Just warning u. This is going to be all over the place.
I can feel rambling coming on.........

*slight spoiler’s ahead*
I’d never read anything by this author, but after that I believe I want to read her “A blue so dark” book that came out last year. That being said, I obviously liked this book. The beginning was a little slow for me, but once Clint came on the scene, I was hooked. The entire time reading this though, I couldn’t help but think if this had been written from Gabe’s perspective, I would have hated Chelsea. Somehow, even with her faults and bad decisions, I still loved her. I wish she could have been strong enough to just tell Gabe from the get-go what was going on. I wish that the “Carlyle” never happened, but it did make my sympathy for Gabe dwindle tremendously.
After finishing this, I feel like I need more. I adored Clint. I want the happily ever after Disney ending… I know, I’m absolutely ridiculous, but I was pulling for her to move near him or switch colleges or something!!!! I feel like they had a future. Their love was not over, only beginning.
I also have to touch on the sex scenes…. No not that way….
I was surprised at just how sexual some of their moments were. They felt real, like what a teenager would really be saying and doing. I’m just shocked at how the author decided to let Chelsea’s virginity go.
I also have to say when I read the back and noticed it was a basketball themed book, I was not thrilled. I LOVE sports, but not reading about them. SOOOO, I was pleasantly surprised at how little of the book was actually on the court. This was really a book about love, healing, pain, lying to one’s self, etc. which I do like to read about. So, depending on what you’re looking for, this could either be a flop or a hit.
For me it was a Slam dunk…. Yes, I really just did that… I am sooo cheesy!
4 stars
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message 1: by ~Tina~ (last edited Mar 30, 2011 06:29PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

~Tina~ Loved your review. To cute!
I also thought the sexual content was surprising but refreshing that Schindler didn't shy away from it, it made it more believable.

Arlene Great review. I have to agree about the Carlyle scene, wish that didn't happen. The steamy scenes seemed a bit much for this genre, but heck, I've read spicier stuff. LOL

message 3: by Nic (new) - rated it 3 stars

Nic I want a Disney style ending too! Great review Kristy :)

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