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Play with Me

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  630 Ratings  ·  120 Reviews

The warmth of Thanksgiving gives a dedicated reporter and a powerful businessman a chance to count their blessings in this tender, sensual novella from Lisa Renee Jones.

Kali Miller has spent three years reporting fluff stories for a small-town Texas paper, waiting for the opportunity to pen the article that will launch her career to new heights. That dream has never
ebook, 114 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by Loveswept
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Crystal Zapata
Oct 10, 2014 Crystal Zapata rated it it was amazing
This was a great novella. I do so enjoy Lisa’s work. Every book has its own unique juiciness!
Kali is not running, she’s moving on. Leaving her old life behind. Since her mother passed away everything just seemed to go downhill. Moving to Vegas for a better job, only to find out the job was eliminated, left Kali broke and desperate in a new city. She goes to a temp agency where they find her a position as an assistant in a very successful casino chain. Here she meets her sex on legs boss, Damion
Aug 24, 2015 Brenda rated it it was ok
Shelves: so-plain, dead-boring, meh
I'm so tired of "Desperate to have him naked and touching me. Me touching him. Desperate to be naked and have him inside me. He is a drug, a wicked, wonderful drug that will finally be the end of my sanity if I allow him to be." THAT KIND OF DIALOGUE IS SO LAAAAAAAAME.
His past was THE SAME of Christian Grey's. No, I can't cry for the same thing twice. It doesn't work that way.
Farryn Skye, Brie CCBH
Oct 14, 2014 Farryn Skye, Brie CCBH rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ccbh-reviewed
From the moment Kali met Damion they clashed, crashed and burned each other to the very core. There was something about her that he could not resist and something about him that made her feel complete. The love that these two would end up sharing was inevitable, from the very moment they met they knew they would become more but instead of giving in to each other they both fought their desire.

” This man gets to me. Really, really gets down deep inside me and stirs something raw and untouched. “

Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

This novella originated from the anthology Heating Up the Holidays. Should have kept that name because this is the perfect read to heat up your holiday. Play with me is a sweet and a quick hot read.

She is bruised but not broken. Her current situation is unemployed in a new town, but she is determined to make things work. Kali is a reporter by trade having to take a secretarial job to make ends meet. Lucky girl, she lands a job for a wealthy, handsome and very bossy man. Kali is ready to go head
Oct 17, 2014 Yaritza rated it it was amazing
Lisa again does a slam dunk. Those spicy sex scenes in the office will be forever engraved in my head. Can't think an office as being appropriate at least not with Damion around. I liked that Kali stayed around and didn't leave even after she was on lock down for the potential breach. What took me off my seat was that Damion was described like looking like Robert Downey Jr. I love him. Couldn't be happier. I loved the chemistry between them. They hardly knew each other but couldn't take there ha ...more
Amber Day
Oct 19, 2014 Amber Day rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Yet another amazing novella by Lisa Renee Jones. No wonder she is one of my top 5 favorite authors. Damion Ward and Kali Vegas style relationship is hot and sexy. As always, you cannot help but to fall in love with her characters.

Getting away from your past is hard to do...Kali uproots herself and moves to Vegas for her dream job only to find out she doesn't have it. Feeling she has no other options, Kali goes to a temp agenc
Kim Perry
Oct 12, 2014 Kim Perry rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I loved Play With Me! Kali is a strong, intelligent, and determined. She moves to Las Vegas to start over and winds up working for CEO Damion Ward. Damion is sexy, commanding, and confident. Kali is immediately attracted to Damion but tries to keep the relationship professional. As a reporter, Kali is interested in why Damion's previous personal assistant was fired and notices some strange behavior after starting her job. There's some mystery about Kali's past and the happenings at Damion's comp ...more
Oct 02, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
Play with Me by Lisa Renee Jones has left me speechless. I loved the character of Damion. Right away I felt that he worked all the time since his status. Then when Kali is introduced it was just like , yes I see this.
This book felt different than the inside out series BUT oh my, I want more of them. I really want to know more of both of their backgrounds.
I just loved it. I was smiling through lots of this book because of Damion. His heart is so big and I love that!!!
Lisa, this was an awesome bo
Gloria Herrera
Oct 10, 2014 Gloria Herrera rated it really liked it
I love it when two damaged or bruised souls meet and find they belong together. The pages incinerate in your hands as you read this story.

Kali is running from an alcoholic and abusive father. Damon is trying to succeed and move on from gut clenching loss of his mother 15 years ago. Time is supposed to heal all and as our couple soon finds out, giving of yourself to good endeavors help. Supporting a charity that helps the homeless, including teenagers, becomes a passion.

As always, Lisa Renee Jon
Oct 05, 2014 Lacy rated it it was amazing
I received the ARC from the author for an honest review so honest is what you get :

I can truly say this is some of Lisa Renee Jones best work and yes I do enjoy her books but this is THE ONE. The story is so believable and the storyline is so good, I can only say read it. Most importantly the the characters are so real you actually feel like you are watching a movie rather than reading a book. Oh did I mention that the book is an "Inferno". (still fanning myself) I totally loved Damion and Terra
Oct 06, 2014 Stacey rated it it was amazing
Play with me which was an ARC for Lisa Renee Jones
Kali who leaves home after losing everything
Damion Ward someone who is mysterious and wants Kali ..
the question is will their passions ignite or fizzle out .... and will Kali's past come back to bite her on the butt ..
and who is trying to steal from Damion's business and is it a close friend or a employee who sees dollar signs .. and can they save the casino or will it fall .. find this and more out play with me is coming out on it's own and bu
Suzanne Zayas
Oct 05, 2014 Suzanne Zayas rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review.

I loved the story and the characters. I love reading to escape reality and this boom was a great escape and H-O-T HOT!!!

Love Lisa Renee Jones!
Color me surprised, but I really liked this book - despite its first-person narrative in present tense, which I usually dislike. Wonders never cease. :)
Oct 30, 2014 Katherine rated it really liked it
3. 5 stars
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Expecting nothing less than a wonderful, spicy read from Lisa Renee Jones, I really didn’t expect one-two punch of Damion and Kali and how fast the story would take off between the two of them. Putting it bluntly, I’ll take on Damion any time, any day.
Damion Ward is a high-powered CEO with a sexy rating that is off the scale. Demanding, impossible, secretive … he knows what he wants and he goes after it. His specialty, finding thing th
Oct 28, 2014 Sandy rated it really liked it
PLAY WITH ME by Lisa Renee Jones-re-release October 28, 2014

Kali Miller has spent three years reporting fluff stories, waiting for the article that will launch her career to new heights. When she suddenly finds herself forced to take a job as an executive secretary at a Vegas casino, Kali meets the subject of what will surely be a shocking exposé: her boss, Damion Ward, the arrogant and undeniably sexy CEO. But after Damion invites her to help him plan a Thanksgiving charity event, Kali begins t
Sheyla ✎
Nov 02, 2014 Sheyla ✎ rated it it was amazing
Lisa Renee Jones has the ability to make you fall in love with her characters very easily. Even if the story is a short novella.

Our hero and heroine are Kali Miller and Damion Ward. Kali has recently moved to Las Vegas from Texas. She needs a job pronto and when the opportunity to become the secretary to the CEO of one of the casinos becomes available she doesn't hesitate to take it.

When she meets Damion, she knows she's in trouble. She's to attracted to him but it seems like he needs her help a
Cheryl Graham Petit
Oct 08, 2014 Cheryl Graham Petit rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Play With Me in exchange for an honest review. It wasn't until I was several pages into the book that I realized the story sounded familiar. Sure enough, I had purchased Heating Up The Holidays 3-Story Bundle in October 2013 and one of the stories was Play With Me by Lisa Renee Jones. I don't EVER re-read books, but this book just pulled me in and wouldn't let me go until I finished it.

There is a reason why Lisa Renee Jones will always be one of my favorit
Lulu Dumonceaux
Oct 18, 2014 Lulu Dumonceaux rated it it was amazing
I received Play With Me as arc in exchange for an honest review.

Play With Me is a stand alone novella that will capture your heart from the beginning. Kali is the kind of woman who could easily be your best friend. Kali is trying to move on with her life after several difficult events happen in her life. She is alone due to these circumstances and is trying to start over in a new city. Desperate for work, Kali is hired for a temp job working for an extremely handsome, rich, and mysterious man, D
Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
I wish this novella a full-length book, because I loved it! When I finished this novella, I was craving more of Damion and Kali. This was fun and steamy read that I devoured in one sitting. I enjoyed all of the characters because they were believable and well developed for a novella. The passion between Damion and Kali was so intense. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for them to finally kiss. When the finally gave into their desires I think my kindle started smoking due to the heat. Damion a ...more
Sheryl Saldivar
Oct 09, 2014 Sheryl Saldivar rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for my honest and thoughtful review of "Play With Me".
Kali is a woman who is escaping from a painful past and decides to start anew in Las Vegas leaving everything behind. Thinking she is start her new " dream job" she finds out that she doesn' t have one and has to start looking for a new job. She gets a job as the assistant to Damion Ward, the very handsome and dynamic CEO of Vantage casino. She finds him intensely attractive and apparently the feeling is mutual and they begi
Cara Nicole
Oct 13, 2014 Cara Nicole rated it it was amazing
Play with Me is a novella that tells a lot of story. I normally don't like a lot of novellas, but Lisa Renee Jones has yet to disappoint me with one of hers. They are so well written that it's like reading a full length novel that doesn't take much time.
Play with Me is about Kali, a reporter turned secretary, and Damion, her sexy-as-all new boss. Even though it's not the job she wanted, she stumbles upon what could be the story to jumpstart her reporting career again. Will she go for the story,
Tammy Miller-devlin
Oct 01, 2014 Tammy Miller-devlin rated it it was amazing

As Kali is in the air flying from Texas to Las Vegas for a job, the job is being terminated. So now that she in a new place with no job and not much money left In her savings she has to go try and get a temp job. While she is at the temp place she finds a job that she must start now if she wants the job.
Damion Ward is the CEO of a Casino and is looking for a secretary and needs one now. Kali decides to take that job because she needs the money to build a life there in Vegas. Kali jumps right i
Oct 10, 2014 Linda rated it really liked it
Kali is starting over in Vegas, coming there for a new job that fell through, has her applying for another job - one she never expected, as secretary to a wealthy man.
Damion needs a new secretary, and asap, when Kali enters his casino. A woman used to standing on her own, shes not intimidated at all by his stature. The scorching attraction, though, thats something else entirely.
Quick read, contemporary romance and smutty fluff in a great combo.
ARC is provided by author/publisher for an honest
Oct 10, 2014 Sara rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced reading copy in exchanged for an honest review. This novella was fast-paced with a lot packed in, but I loved every minute of it. Kali and Damion are good for each other right from the start. Their personalities were vibrant and relatable and I wish I could know more of their story!
Chanteal Justice
Oct 06, 2014 Chanteal Justice rated it it was amazing
ARC review. I was hooked on this story from the very beginning. I truly enjoyed reading this book. Kali and Damion have me captured. This is a story about a woman finding herself when she is on her last leg and learning to trust again. I was truly saddened when I read the last page of this book. I hope there are many more stories of Kali and Damion to come. This is a must read!!!!!!!!
Sep 29, 2014 Lisa rated it it was amazing
oh my gosh ...I can't tell you how much I loved this short story!
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review

Kali and Damion are hot, sexy, sweet, both dealing with their pasts but finding salvation in each other
I was riveted ... I couldn't put it down ...
I'd love more stories like this ... or even more about Kali and Damion!
April (TwilightTINK)
Oct 21, 2014 April (TwilightTINK) rated it it was amazing
This novella was one hot read! I enjoyed the relationship with Kali and Damion. The chemistry was great and I found the premise believable. I really rooted for them to stay together. I would like to see more of them in the future.

Lisa Renee Jones can do no wrong and this novella fits right into her style.
Sep 29, 2014 Emily rated it it was amazing
This was a very well written, sweet, romantic book. I'm not sure if the title exactly fits but I still loved the book!
Oct 29, 2014 Emma rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
fantastic short story. extremely well rounded
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