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Playing Heart to Get (Tryst of Fate #1)

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This is the first standalone book in A Tryst of Fate Series to Kara Liane's 2017 Kindle Scout winning eBook (A Force of Nature - Book 2).

In this steamy suspenseful story, Alexi and Caylan are immediately swept up into a whirlwind romance. However, Caylan’s past will collide with Alexi’s future, and ultimately test their strength. He won’t let anyone, or anything, come bet
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Paperback, 382 pages
Published April 29th 2017 by Kara Liane
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Alyne Hart
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot, steamy sex? Check
An actual story line that doesn't get lost to hot, steamy sex? Check
A great sense of humor? Check

I absolutely enjoyed reading this book. I'll admit, I'm a sucker for a great, sexy read and this book delivered and all with a cheeky sense of humor that I loved. Kara had me laughing out loud several times.

Oh gosh, Alexi. He's hot, has perfect hair, and in his words a rather large...erm...male member... and he knows it. His inner monolog about himself is entertaining and he's a
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Suzie
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Caylan and Alexi are from two very different backgrounds. Caylan is is a student who is just getting over a very traumatic experience and Alexi is a heart surgeon who is definitely a bit of a ladies man. When they meet for the first time the chemistry is through the roof. Alexi has no emotions when it comes to women and Caylan is not his usual type but she takes his breath away.

What comes next is a story of love, heartbreak, family and trust. It was well written and I really enjoyed it.
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Cat Imb || The Reading Cat ||
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Kara Liane!

This was such a fun read! Honestly, I breezed through that novel. It was somewhat light, had a pleasing writing aesthetic, and was cohesive.

My favourite aspect of the book was the writing. It was so expressive and filled with personality (the way I write stories so maybe I'm a little biased). The writing was consistent, and gava the book unity.

The book was funny. The personality-filled writing
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Grahame Claire
Ever met a guy you knew you shouldn't like, but you couldn't help yourself? Arrogant, gorgeous and he knows it, goes through women like Kleenex? You know the type.

Alexi is a successful surgeon and definitely thinks a lot of himself with good reason. But there was something about being inside his head from the start that made me love him. He's funny. And not a bad guy. Sometimes we just need the right person to come along to make us shine.

Caylan is that girl for him. She's innocence and perfectio
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Viper Spaulding
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Alexi may be a heart doctor, but he doesn't know the first thing about leading with his heart. He thinks he's protecting his heart, but meeting Caylan has him reassessing the risks involved with falling in love. This is the first book I've read by this author, and I'm quite impressed. The story is solid, the inner monologues are revealing, and the characters are well-developed. The characters show their vulnerabilities with a surprising emotional depth. I was captivated from the very beginning a ...more
Sonya Haggerty
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ahhhhhhmazing

Caylan and Alexi's story is absolutely amazing. In addition to not being able to put it down, while you can imagine what is coming next... every page still surprises you! I can't even begin to express my absolute love for these characters and can not wait for book 2! Hurry up Kara!!!!!
Corey Lovato
I’m not sure...

To be completely honest I’m not sure this book deserves a 3 star review but it had potential so there ya go. I’m not going to tell you about the book because you can read that in the blurb.
I stopped reading at 80% and believe me it was a struggle to get that far. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with the book but I have some major issues the first being the book is all tell tell tell and no “show” the main characters have multiple conversations but we don’t get to hear them w
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Oh my! I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! Kara Liane did an amazing job keeping me hooked with this book. Playing Heart to Get was an emotional rollercoaster. I felt for Caylan in every way possible. I knew her past came a lot of pain. I knew she was going to struggle with human contact and emotions. When I found out what she had went through, I was devastated for her. The way she and Alexi meet was of course unconventional. But it worked for them. I am a big believer that people and things happen for a reaso ...more
Mindy Bigham
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*I received an ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Alexi aka Dr. Hotness is a heart surgeon. He is hot headed and knows he has what it takes to score any woman that he wants. At the hospital he runs into a woman that is crying and really does not have a lot of interest in him at the moment.

Caylan is a college student that is running from the demons in her past. She moved with her parents to try to get a fresh start. Meeting Alexi at the hospital had her brain i
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Molly O'Hare
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Kara Liane, and it will not be my last. In Playing Heart to Get, we have a arrogant surgeon who thinks VERY highly of himself. But, he does have reason for it. Also, I loved being inside of his head, it made me connect with him in a way I haven't connected with a character like this for a while. I also found myself, amused quite a bit.

Then we have Caylan who I found myself connecting with instantly. From there very beginning I couldn't help but feel her emotions right al
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Brandy
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it!

I absolutely loved this book and everything about it. You can't help but to fall in love with Alexi. Caylan a sweet girl who just got the wrong end of the stick. When her famy has to leave behind their lives in Texas to protect hers she just so happens to meet Alexi where they live now. Alexi is almost completely smitten by her and has to know her.
This book is a steamy novel that will have you on your toes the entire time.
Helen McNabb
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Won my heart.

For me, Kara Liane is a new author.
I very much enjoyed her writings, I will be reading more of her books.
An extremely well written story, my heart ached for Alexi and Caylan, I will not post spoilers so you should certainly read their Story for yourself.
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Kara Liane is a lover of all things romance, and a protector of the environment working as a Lab Tech. She holds several degrees, including a master’s in management from Wayland Baptist University. Her husband since 2002 proudly serves in the military. The family, which includes twin elementary-age sons and two adult dogs, resides in New Jersey. In her spare time, she reads and writes various thin ...more

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“Alexi to Caylan: "My wings will always carry you, if yours ever fail to open.” 0 likes
“Caylan about Alexi: "Oh my God! Swoon! Heart turn to mush. This is the kind of moment where you hold your chest and fall over onto the bed...Like John Cusack holding up the boombox to to his love interest...this is my boombox!” 0 likes
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