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Playing with Trouble

(Capital Confessions #2)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  1,349 ratings  ·  179 reviews
The author of Flirting with Scandal presents her second book in a sexy contemporary romance series about three sisters in a powerful political family, the scandals that threaten to destroy them, and the passion that drives them…

The daughter of one of the Senate's most powerful figures, Blair Reynolds was ready to become the ultimate political wife—until she caught her fian
Kindle Edition, 267 pages
Published July 21st 2015 by InterMix
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Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!


“Playing with Trouble” is the second installment in “Capital Confessions” series by Chanel Cleeton and fallows Blair Reynolds, daughter to a powerful senator in DC. We already met Blair in the previous book in the series as Jackie’s half-sister. Blair has the image of the perfect daughter. She’s a good girl. She had always supported her father campaigns and she had always did what her mother said. Until her wedding day, when not only she found out that her future husband cheated in her,
Geri Reads
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

I consider this series one of my epic finds this year. I really enjoyed Flirting With Scandal and ever since then, I've been waiting to read Blair's story. Safe to say that Chanel Cleeton did not disappoint.

We met Blair in the first book. She's Jackie's "perfect" half-sister. She's groomed to be the perfect daughter, then the perfect fiancee, and later on, the perfect wife. But then on the day of her wedding, she discovered her fiance in flagrante delicto with the best man. Blair's se
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I love this series and I really enjoyed this one because it was different!!This is a student/teacher romance which is one of my favorite topics!!Put this one together with the amazing writing and the fresh air Chanel Cleeton is putting in her stories and you have an amazing story!This story is steamy,very hot,emotional and romantic!


Blair is trying
4 Forbidden Stars.

Being the supposedly perfect daughter of a powerful politician, Blair is used to have her life being publicly discussed. So when her failed engagement with a fiancé she discovered being homosexual becomes first page news, she decides it’s time for a change. But when she enrolls Law school, she wasn’t expecting meeting the new college professor, Mr. Canter.
Graydon Canter, a man that ruined his own life with bad choices knows a man like him shouldn’t be interested in a girl li
4 STARS! ★★★★

"I hadn't been looking for trouble, but it seemed that now that I'd found it, I wasn't running from it, either."

After reading and enjoying the first one in this series, I was already dying to read more from the Capital Confessions. Needing my fix of this sub-genre, I was not disappointed by how this read panned out and am already dying for the third book in the series now!

From the first book, we briefly met Blair Reynolds, daughter to a powerful senator in DC and who is Jackie's h
Jennifer Kyle
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars


This is the second installment in this series and I completely adored the heroine, Blair. The author once again gifts her readers with dual pov of Gray, her law school teacher and the Senator’s daughter, Blair Reynolds.

”All that’s best of dark and bright meet in her aspect and her eyes… She was a Bryon poem. And I was fucked.”

Her new teacher seems to have it in for her calling on her constantly in class and although she can’t stand it, there’s just something about this hot teacher. T
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4.5 Stars

He was no longer my professor, no longer someone I loathed. He was hands I needed on my body, lips I wanted kissing mine.

I was first hooked on this series and this author when I read Flirting with Scandal. Now I can honestly say I'm completely addicted. Playing With Trouble was even better than the first book, and let me just tell you; I loved the first book. It had everything I love going for it; hate-to-love, forbidden romance, and enough sexual tension and chemistry to set your k

Title: Playing with Trouble
Series: Capital Confessions, #2
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Release date: 21st July, 2015
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

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Let it be said Chanel Cleeton is a woman well versed in the art of creating sexual tension. The Capital Confessions Series is one that has so far consistently gotten my vote. The first book in the series was such a surprising delight, it really wasn't a question of "if" I would read the follow up but rather how much stalking I woul
4.5 Hot for Teacher Stars

I always voted the party line, never went more than five miles over the speed limit, never drank more than two glasses of wine. And I wanted to fuck my professor with an intensity that bordered on madness.

What an awesome and totally unexpected surprise. When I first sat down and started reading Playing with Trouble, I have to admit to having some slightly lowered expectations. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with contemporary romance as of late, and to be honest most
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Blair Reynolds is the daughter of one of the most influential politicians in DC, Senator Reynolds, therefore, her life has always been on display.
On her wedding day, she caught her husband cheating on her with his best man. Now, she is trying to pick up her pieces, start over and decide what to do with her life.
She enrolls in Law School and there she meets Professor Graydon Canter. They're forced to work together on a project, but will they be able to stay away from each other?

Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 'Forbidden' Stars

Blair Reynolds has always been the perfect daughter. Doing what her parents want, always with a smile on her face, to help her fathers political career. After an engagement gone wrong, which her parent's blame her for, she tries to redeem herself in their eyes by going to law school. But how can she be expected to concentrate on school when all she can think about is her professor, Graydon Canter.

Gray was a poor kid growing up in Chicago who turned his life around and became a
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Playing with Trouble by Chanel Cleeton was one of my anticipated summer reads of 2015!!! I seriously couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. After reading Flirting with Scandal, I was seriously addicted to this hot, sexy, provocative and deliciously scandalicious series!! And Playing with Trouble was just as steamy as the first book but Ms. Cleeton took it to another level when she incorporated the elements of family drama
Mandi Schreiner
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Favorite Quote: He was an asshole, but he was definitely a hot asshole.

I recently read the first book in this series (books are stand alone) and I enjoyed the author's voice a lot. I picked this book up without even reading the blurb, so when a student/professor romance hit me in the face, I was surprised. I normally don't seek out this trope, as I usually find myself feeling ragey with the unetichal dating between the student and the teacher. But! This romance worked so well for me. I rooted fo
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Stars

Just as good as the first one. Loved it from start to finish. As I may have stated in my review of the first book, I'm not a fan of political romances, but these are awesome. For one, they're not heavy on the politics. It's woven into the story here and there but the main focus is what goes on in the everyday lives of three sisters whose father is a Senator. The first book was about Jackie, the eldest. The last book will be about Kate, the youngest. And this book is about Blair, the mid
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I simply adore a good student/teacher romance! The fact that our H/h are twenty three and thirty helps because I absolutely love a good AGE APPROPRIATE romance, and this one is fantastic!

The chemistry between Blair and Gray is heady and constant. Playing with Trouble has a slow and sexy build up that stars from the very moment these two make eye contact and doesn’t let up from there. Both are dealing with recent scandals from their pasts and both are searching for something real and concrete, wh
Chanel Cleeton
Aug 04, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

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*sigh* This one ended up being a complete let down. I had been following this author for a few months now and eager to read her books. I really had no idea what Playing with Trouble was about going in, and I didn't have any friends who had read her yet, so that was a huge plus for me. After I started reading, I realized this was a student/teacher relationship and was beyond happy. Those are my absolute favorite reads but the really great ones are few and far in between.

Within the first few p
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Holy Smokes!!!!!!! I am in love.

There are some writers that just have the goods. They are able to suck you in from the get go. Awesome storyline with twists. Highly detailed and depth in their story development. Interesting and great character development.

This is the first book I have read from this author and it will definitely NOT be the last. She encompasses all of the traits above and so much more. This book was a surprise in that I was totally expecting another student falls for teacher rom
Anne OK
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reads
One of my favorite finds this year! Love the political backdrop and how it plays a part in each daughter's life. Blair is the oldest and has always worked hard to fulfill her mother and father's wishes and demands on her. After a broken engagement and a major shakedown by the media and her parents, she enrolls in law school in hopes of getting back on track. She just didn't expect to meet Professor McHottie, who helps bring out the real Blair -- the one that has a naughty side, the one who is ti ...more
May 20, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 mehhhh stars

I liked it, but I didn't love it the way I did the previous one. This story basically had the makings of what a perfect book should be for me, but it fell short. (view spoiler) The combination of everything works great theoretically, but it didn't translate i
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Jul 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Flirty, fun, forbidden. (And something else, starting with ‘F’…) I barely made it 24 hours after finishing Flirting with Scandal before I launched into Playing with Trouble, and I'm glad I didn't make myself wait. I had a grand ol’ time reading this student/teacher romance!

After finding her fiancé cheating – on their wedding day, no less – Blair Reynolds is looking for a fresh start. Starting law school seems like the answer to getting her life back on track, until she gets derailed by her hott
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.75~4 Stars
I liked this one, review to come...

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Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 if I was going to hell for this one, then I was sure as fuck going to enjoy the ride stars.
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing

What happens when the proper girl threw all caution to the wind and goes after what she wants?

Blair Reynolds had done it according to her parent’s wishes. She was ready to become the perfect political wife, until she caught her fiancé cheating on her on her wedding day. It wasn’t just her heart but she was humiliated beyond belief. She was the victim, and yet her parents seem to blame the scandal on her.

As a compromise, she enrolled herself in a law school. Not so prestigious, but no one had pul

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I'm not going to do the little blurb thing at the beginning of my review this time and that's mostly because it says it perfectly in the summary provided for the book. And partially because I know that I would ruin some surprises that happen. And these surprises are awesome. Well, maybe not awesome for the characters but it's pretty awesome for the reader.

I'm gonna be really honest right now. The author did contact me about doing a review for this
Sharon Mariampillai
This was a decent read. The student-teacher relationship in this book was good. However, I wish I knew more about the characters and their backgrounds.

Gray is the Torts Law professor at Hannover. He is starting over, so that he can make up for the mistakes he made when he was living in Chicago as a lawyer. He is charming, smart, and funny.

Blair is his student. She is the daughter of Senator Reynolds. She was engaged and dumped at the altar. I felt bad for her. However, as the book went on, she
3.5 stars review to come
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-kindle
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I have been a fan of Chanel Cleeton’s since I picked up her first book, I See London, back in March 2014. Playing with Trouble is the second book in her new series, and although it’s not as heavy on the politics like the first book, it shows how hard life is for the daughter of a senator. Blair was introduced in the first book and turned out to be an important person to both Will and Jackie. She had been through so much and
Isabel *IsaBooks*
"This was madness. Undeniable madness."

Blair is raised to be the perfect daughter and, when the time came, the perfect fiancee. But on the day of her wedding she catches her fiance with his best man (and let's just say they were cozy...).
Her perfect life takes a hit and she runs away from it all by enrolling on a small college in an effort to run away from all the scandal that taints her life. That's where she meets professor Canter.

As a poor kid growing up, Graydon worked hard to have a good li
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The conclusion to be drawn from this series has to be that the Reynolds sisters love older men and inapropriate relationships. If Jackie couldn't run from her chemistry with her boss, Blair can't avoid the tension between her and the best-looking professor at her law school.

Gray isn't exactly a ray of sunshine. He's a ruthless, moody and somewhat arrogant professor who is traching only for a year in a bid to get his life back on track. Unfortunately, he seems hell-bent on making poor Blair, who
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“He was no longer my professor, no longer someone I loathed. He was hands I needed on my body, lips I wanted kissing mine.” 2 likes
“It was the cruelest irony that the man I despised, the man who tortured me from the front of the classroom three days a week, was the hottest fucking thing I'd ever seen.” 1 likes
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