Playing a Player
My last single friend just got married, leaving me roommate-less. When Rory shows up at my door, I'm more than a little surprised to find out that a guy has answered my ad. Living with a man wasn't exactly what I had in mind. Especially one as handsome as Rory. He's charming, c ...more
I'm really confused right now and not because i'm not sure if I liked this book or not (because i didn't), but because it has so many 4 and 5 stars reviews. I really, really don't get it.
I don't enjoy giving bad reviews but every author experiences this so I'm not going to hold back, but I'll do my best to support my opinion with valid arguments.
I feel that the author was constantly improvising while writing this book. I feel that the story as a whole was a hot mess ...more
There's a moment where Connor, one of Rory's very close friends, offers to he ...more
be a vast understatement.
The writing was not bad, the premise overdone, but
not bad. The heroine was so immature and silly that
I found absolutely nothing to like about her. Kiera's
acceptance over Rory's hook-ups were just unbelievable.
She was awkward and silly and so unlikeable that I
didn't care that Rory was sleeping with other girls,
in the next room!!! She didn't care so why should I?
Rory, he could have been yummy. He was gorgeous, funny,
Keira's last single friend just got married, leaving her roommate-less. When Rory shows up at her door for an interview, she's more than a little surprised to find out that a guy has answered her ad. A super sexy guy.
When I read this blurb I thought that would be a nice book, but it let me down in so many ways that I cant count.
First of all, Rory is a jerkface, hes super sweet on the interview and got me fooled together with Keira. Though, I coul ...more
ARC kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
4 'teasing' stars from
Keira is in search of finding a new roommate but the only
appealing candidate is a guy A HOT SEXY GUY, which is the last thing she wants but she doesn't have any other choice because the other applicants aren't a good fit for her. So she ends up choosing Rory the hot, sexy guy. Extremely interesting things will happen to them as roommates...!!
To begin with, i have to say that i have pretty mixed feel...more
However, the best person for the room is not whom Keira could possibly live with is the last person she wants to say yes to. Ro ...more
Keira is roommate ...more
Keira is looking for a roommate - AGAIN. Her friends keep getting married and moving out and she feels like she is just spinning her wheels. When Rory shows up to apply for the roommate position Keira is thrown off by both his good looks and his manner. He steamrolls right over her insistence that she thought Rory w ...more
Keira finds herself without a roommate after her last one got married and moved out. She has to find one before the rent becomes due again because she can't afford the place by herself. Rory shows up for her first roommate interview and she's immediately smitten with him though reluctant to live with a man. After many horrible interviews she decides to let Rory move in. Rory and his two best friends Comner and Jackson soon ma ...more
Keira and Rory become roommates. Keira is attracted to Rory. Rory at first seems uninterested and a bit a of a manwhore. They have some great back and forth. Rory is a laid back guy and pretty funny. Wit ...more
I absolutely adored this book and I have never read any of Ivy Smoak’s work before, so I was very impressed. This story made me laugh and cringe at ...more
When Rory emerged I started yelling, even though I knew ...more
Keira is freelance writer looking to find a roommate that will stick around for a while (not rush off and get married). What she gets is new friendships and the best sex of her life.
Rory is a carefree and loyal to his friends. He’s looking for a good time both in and out of the sack.
I really ...more
Keira was so adorable awkward with her too much rambling when she is nerves I laugh so many times. Chemistry ...more
This is a hot romance typical in "modern" relationships , that can happen when you take in and hook up with a hot guy for roommate.
Keira and Rory's love-hate dynamics seem like a circus and sometimes leaves you frustrated as a reader , but totally amuses you as well. The sexual chemistry between them is thick and smoking. And this books ends with a happy ending and leaves you smiling.
An ARC was provided to me by the publisher via Netgally in exchange of an honest to goodness review.
Keira seems to think that if she plays the game back, she have him eating out of her hand. No matter what she tries Rory ignores her. Things get drastic, bad decisions are made, and both parties seem lost.
The mighty never fall...or do they?
As I was writing this review, I realized I had a lot to say and could break it down piece by piece because it wasn't just one thing or a few things, it was everything I had problems with.
So this ...more
Pretty girl Keira (of course she doesn't know she's pretty because OF COURSE) needs a roommate; enter talk, dark and handsome, Rory. They make a pact not to like each other beyond friends and OF COURSE all sh*t goes to hell and little miss awkward decides to 'play the player' to get him. *eye roll* It's basically a mash up of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and some 50 Shades sh*t. And did I mention the awkwardness? Be ...more
Imagine a 90s chick-flick that you may have enjoyed back in the day, but has not aged well with the test of time. Whose heroine's antics you once upon a time might have found amusing but now realize are borderline crazy and obsessive for no apparent reason.
There is absolutely no reason why Kiera should be so fixated on Rory. Like yes, I understand he is supposed to be hot, but according to her, so are both of his friends and they're both way better guys but is she obsessed with them? No ...more
Keira lost her roommate, because she got married. And Keira was a bridesmaid in the wedding. And got very drunk at reception.
The next morning At 8:00am, someone was knocking her frontdoor. She fell a sleep in bridesmaid dress. She need coffee and something for hangover.
She opened her frontdoor, & met Rory. He's very good looking, over 6 feet tall. She told him, more people to interview. And get to him in a couple of days.
Rory gave her his card where worked. ...more
I won't lie, the were moments while reading this book that I wanted to tell the main character to quit being s ridiculous and juvenile. So often she's asking herself whether or not Rory likes her because of something he's said or done. Also, the guys' characters are not consistent and Smoak tries to explain this in Conner's case but she doesn't do a great job. He's overly pushy and sexist in the beginning and then suddenly he's one of Keith's closest friends because he's ...more
OK, so I read about 53% of this book. I am not sorry for the read, but there is really no point in reading more. This book is just like other romances; it has lots of drama, it is a lusty book, and had no real love in it at all. I found it interesting the 5 points of how to play the player... but mostly because I want to know what kind of lies people are telling and believing about finding love. So ...more
Negatives: some comma splices, homophones (e.g.: effected instead of affected), typos (e.g.: we instead of he, he instead of she, Conner instead of Connor, Connors instead of Connor's, and some more that I can't remember), some serial comma lapses, and a few more errors to do with tenses I can't remember. Oh! There was also the lack of a comma ...more
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