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Play Nice

(The Devil's Share #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  1,683 ratings  ·  144 reviews
Rock a stadium. Bang a chick. Repeat. As lead singer of The Devil’s Share, Dash Conner could get anything or anyone he wanted—until he met Lexi Grant.


For Dash Conner, lead singer of The Devil’s Share, everything he wanted was his for the asking. Whiskey. Drugs. Money. Sex. But not Lexi Grant. For the first time since he picked up a guitar, a g
Kindle Edition, 2nd edition, 134 pages
Published July 1st 2015 by Boroughs Publishing Group (first published January 30th 2015)
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Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (On Hiatus)
2 'Meh' stars.
Would not re-read or recommend.Found it very difficult to relate to the story or the characters.
May 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
What if the rock star you had the hots for reciprocated your feelings? A dream come true or a recipe for becoming another conquest for an over-the-top, living large, manwhore? Who knew becoming part of the entourage for a popular band could be the start of an instant mutual attraction that became love, earthy, comical and shared by the enter band? Kind of like having your family around, knowing every time you intimate and calling you out on it.

Play Nice by L.P. Maxa is a fun read, often predicta
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
If I promise to play nice...
Play Nice was my introduction to L.P. Maxa and what a treat it was. She turned me into a Devil's Share groupie almost immediately. Those sexy band members are irresistible and I couldn't get enough of them. It was a short, delicious, guilty pleasure read. Yes, sometimes over the top or predictable, but exactly the feel-good read I needed. I'm so excited that this is a series and I have more time with them to look forward to.

The chemistry between Dash & Lexi was i
For the humor alone, this book gets a 4 star rating. I really hope that Jacks get his own story, and I'm glad Dylan is the next leading lady in book 2. She cracked me up at the end of this book.

If you want:
1. A little bit of drama
2. Laugh out loud humor
3. A close knit group- that's as close to a family as they can be without blood ties.
4. Instant lust that becomes oh so much more in a short time.

Then you should totally read this book. It will suck you in and not let you go until the end. I reall
Libby Harrison

Couldn't even finish the first chapter. I didn't like the set up...the 'fans' (groupies), possible love triangle, possible cheating, and pushover heroine....

Mali Chorky
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
Really forgotable book!

Spoilers alert!!

Too much clichés in one package, starting from instant lust to a gun drama in the end.

What bugs me the most is their easy approach to this broken condom problem!
What do you do when you find that you had an unprotected sex with the men you refer as a menwhore? Have some more sex?!?! Why not!
Never heard of STDs? HIV? Pregnancy?

Second: the whole "We could not get a day-after-pill, because of bla,bla" shit? Are you kidding me? This is a 21st century, even in
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
"every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."
Jul 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Absolutely love Lexington & Dash!! All the characters are awesome but it's a Damon cliffs!!! Hurry book 2!!!
I give this book a 4 star rating because it was cute,
funny, and steamy. It is not what I usually enjoy
because this book was insta everything.

Dash and Lexi fell into insta sex, then insta
relationship, insta love, insta baby and then
insta happily ever after. And.....I enjoyed it.

The rest of the rock star band, banded behind
Dash and Lexi and we have insta family!!!
And it really worked. Not a ton of depth
to the characters, and a little over the top
unrealistic drama, but enough good for me to
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Eeeeeeeh fun !!! Minimal drama , minimal angst and a whole lot of fun .
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
The Devil’s Share is at the pinnacle of their career. They are traveling, selling out concert venues, have their pick of women in every city and town. They are living the rock ‘n’ roll dream. When their new drummer’s sister and best friend show up at a concert, life for these hard rocking, partying guys is about to change.

Lexi is just thrilled to be visiting her friend Luke, who just so happens to be the newest member of The Devil’s Share. Lexi wasn’t there to have a romp with any of the band me
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Play Nice and I really liked it. Im all for reading a rocker who reforms for his girl! This will be part of The Devil's Share series and with this being the first, it sure didn't disappoint. It had a great cast of characters, all who provide a lot of depth to the story (Jacks, Luke, Smith, Chase, Dylan...Cant forget Daggers!) I liked the storyline, the rocker story has been done before but had some things that made it is own story. It had me from the get go, and cant wait to see ...more
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Quick and easy read! Warning Insta-book...if it isn’t your thing..but I enjoyed it!! Dash and Lexi
Leona Woolfolk
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Disclaimer: I received as an APC courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review

I’ve already said this before, but I have no problem saying it again, “Rock-n-Roll stories are not my thing!” But, now this is the new information, I have officially found the second author that has become the exception.

I loved this story from beginning to end, I seriously didn’t want it to end. To be completely honest I didn’t have high expectations, but I knew that it would be entertaining considering t
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, wrrt
I received a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads

Absolutely enjoyed this first in a new series!! Rock star romance at it's best! With a sexy as sin Dash as the lead singer. Leading lady, Lexy, the bands new drummer's best old friend a photographer asked to join the tour to take some candid pictures at Dash's insistence. He finds her someone he cant just let walk away! The almost love triangle dynamic between old friends Lex and Luke, and Dash make for some fun banter back and fo
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rockstar
Re-read 31/5/16
Read 2/10/15
This is a fun rockstar romance. It has a bit of everything: funny, sweet, sexy, dramatic, plus a fantastic array of secondary characters that add so much to the story, as well as set up for the next books in the series.

Lexi's friend Luke has just got the position as a new drummer for a well known band. She and his sister go to see him play and Lexi catches the eye of the lead singer, Dash. Their flirting leads to a hot make out session on the bus, which leads to hot s
Amy English
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
The cover and blurb were what first caught my attention. They are both eye catching and piqued my interest. The amazing characters, engaging storyline, and feisty female lead is what kept it. I read Play Nice straight through one night because I was unable to put it down.

Lexi and Dash are both funny, charismatic, and relatable characters. They both had me laughing on every other page. The writing flowed so easily i quickly lost myself in their story. When you add in a group of well developed and
Ruthie Taylor
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads~~

This is a really good read, and has some truly wonderfully funny lines. There are a lot of rockstar romance books around, but this one brings enough originality and doesn't fall into the despair that can bring down other such stories. There are undoubtedly plenty of groupies, definite excesses of the non-legal nature, but the bonds that hold the band and the wider family (including mascot!) are delightful. The budding rel
Really enjoyed this rock star romance read, and can't wait to get my hands on the books that (hopefully) follow, so we get more of Lex and Dash's journey, and with Smith getting his book next, PLEASE tell me we won't have to wait very long! My only wish with this book, was that it had been a bit longer, with several situations or moments going into a bit more detail. Wanting MORE in a book is a credit to the author for writing a story that pulls you in, to begin with! I definitely recommend this ...more
Johanna Sawyer
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thanks Wicked Reads for a copy to read and review.

Sexy Rock Stars.....check. Hot Lead Singer.... Check.

Love sexy rock star books, especially ones without all the groupie drama. Lex boards a rock star bus and her future becomes a bit more clear as she spends time with Dash the lead singer. I enjoyed the romance from the start that bloomed between Dash and Lexie. This group seems a bit playful and less manwhorish than most rocker books. I enjoyed meeting all the members and the drama they create
Wanda Ivette
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So Nice !!!

I loved this book . The kind of read that I always look for and seldom find .

I don't usually write reviews and thinking that I read this book in less than two hours deserved me giving it five stars , heck , I would have given it a million stars if possible.

Great , great book !!!!
Susanne Cherry
Apr 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, rock-star
3.5 stars

It was cute
Katherine McIntyre
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved the sassy banter! The relationship between Lexi and the guys was so endearing, and I can't wait for the next story :)
Oct 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star-rating
I am going through all my Kindle books discovering books I haven't read and forgotten about and re-reading others.
I absolutely LOVE Anne Mercier's RockStar series for me its the ultimate one, There are a few others that rank up there as well, but as I started to read this story, I became increasingly bored with it, I have been switching up my choice of reads lately as it seems not only in the Rockstar world, but the MC world as well, in fact, the entire romance world, even the dark themed ones,
Dec 14, 2016 rated it liked it
There was so much potential in this book. I was really excited about the premise as I'm a big fan of the concept of rockstar romances (although, I will say, in practice they are mostly let downs). The characters were great. They had interesting back stories and relationships with one another (and others). The events that take place were also entertaining, and created (mostly) a good amount of suspense without being over the top.

With that said, I'm just over the instalove. In part, this book is
Ceri Macdonald
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
Where do I even begin when leaving this review, LOVE LOVE LOVED THIS BOOK!! Can't say it any simpler than that.
I was like an addict when reading it, I couldn't put it down. You fall in love with Lexi & Dash from the get go, along with the rest of The Devil's Share. I've read my fair share of 'Rockstar Romances' but this one for me is up there with the best of them. If you want a story with a HEA..but includes hot, hot sex with romance thrown in..& sexy as sin rock stars, mixed with just
Marcellina T Reno
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When the universe has other plans for you!!

I love reading this book! I still laugh and feel sad in the same parts! Dash is such a charismatic rocker who is used to getting his way. Lexi is a strong and fiercely independent woman who has captivated Dash. Their love story is an adventure with pet dog, drunken nights, getting a pill, Jager shots gone wrong, and the universe having a totally different plan for them!
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow...loved it!!!

Hey.. I don't do many Rocker Books I like MC and FBI books best..but I loved this book new author for me too!!! But it will not' be my last.. I just bought the next book!!! Love these guys !! Looking forward to seeing what's in store for the rest of the band mates!!!
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
My first thought when I started reading this was that the writing was a little clunky, but I can honestly tell you after the first 15 pages or so it either got a lot better or I just didn't care. There is instalove in the story, which I normally dont like, but it worked for me. I thoroughly enjoyed this quick fun rockstar romance. (If you don't enjoy the pregnancy trope, don't read)
Amanda Viars
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great Book

I totally loved this book. I manage a bookstore and I am totally going to see if I can get it in my store to sell! Hell I’ll get the whole series if it’s as good as this book!
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