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Falling for the Playboy

(Playboy in paradise #1)

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It’s good to be me.

Thanks to my last name, money is no object. According to the ladies, I’m charming.
And if I do say so myself, and I do, I’m good looking too.

I’m used to getting my way. Every. Single. Time. That is until Mallory Wray, a brunette beauty, lands in Hawaii. Now my new favorite pastime is how to bed the gorgeous co-ed. Again.



An escape.

I’ll call it what it i
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 10th 2019 by S.L. SCOTT
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    Ann Walker
    Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I am writing this review feeling rather tired after a night of very little sleep. Why the lack of sleep? Well I just could not put this book down!

    I'm no stranger to S.L. Scott's novels. She has a knack of having me hooked from the very first chapter, and this book was no different. This story was just so easy to read. I thought it flowed seamlessly and I just wanted to know what was going to happen next.... hence not being able to put my kindle down.

    I love the characters Mallory and Evan. I re
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    Aimee Crant-oksa
    Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I just love SL Scott's books and was excited to read Falling For The Playboy. I love a good, fun read but did not expect to be so enthralled by these characters that I read it in one day. I could not stop! I needed to know their ending and just wanted more, hence the reading marathon lol!
    Mallory is going to Hawaii on vacation to visit her best friend and ends up meeting Evan. Evan is your typical no strings attached, fun vacation hook up. Their chemistry, off the charts! Their banter had me smil
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    Love & Lavender Book Review
    Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I haven’t read a sweet summer romance by SL Scott before. What an awesome treat!!! ALOHA and welcome to paradise dolls 🏝 Set in the beautiful tropical islands of Hawaii, the setting is the perfect backdrop for Mallory and Evans love story.

    Picture a lush tropical greens, crashing waves, the beating sun, and a tropical storm, this is Mallory and Evan’s relationship to date. Loving the highs, riding those tumultuous waves, exploring a new love like rays of sunshine beating down on your shoulders.
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    Anna
    Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Mallory is headed to Hawaii for the summer. She's escaping from a bad relationship and spending it working & living with her bestie, Sunny. When she lands she sees a hottie sending his squeeze off. A hottie who's checking her out too. And so we meet Evan. Evan who ends up as Mallory's first night in Hawaii one night stand. What starts as casual quickly evolves into more. Evan is drawn to her and vice versa. He's a Maserati driving, surf instructor living in his rich family's guest house. His ...more
    Paulette
    Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This story is tempting, mouthwatering, delicious and every other descriptive adjective that draws you in to quench your appetite but keeps you wanting more. Everything about it from the opening scene, the intriguing story, the lingering questions, the beauty that is Hawaii, the push and pull, to the what is going to happen, keeps you wanting more.

    Evan, is the eternal playboy. They guy we all know or heard of or been betrayed by. He lives life for his own pleasure. Or does he? Everyone has their
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    Dimaris rossy
    Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Wow!!! I'm so excited about this story. These two are full of passion towards each other so it makes the pages HOT, that's plus. But the good thing about the book is that they also find out that they were not functioning correctly before finding each other.
    Mallory has this defensive mode at the forefront because she has been hurt before so she is protecting herself. But who would have thought this bad boy is in full on protection mode? Evan was a playboy that needed his ego kicked down a notch
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    DrivenbyBooks
    Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    *5 stars*
    What can I say about this book that doesn't give too much away?! I've loved and enjoyed the books by this author and she's one of favorites since I started reading but I really think this one is on another level! The angst, the heartburn and love in this story is just so palpable that you cannot help but feel for the lead characters. I'm just dying to know what happens next and hope I don't have to wait too long 'cuz the wait is already killing me but I have a feeling the wait will be w
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    Jennifer
    Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Falling For The Playboy is a tempting, delicious and addicting read. Everything about this book from the opening scene, the intriguing story, the beauty that is Hawaii and the push and pull between the main characters keeps you wanting more. I am a huge fan of S.L. Scott's novels. She has this knack of having me hooked from the very first chapter, and this book was no exception. This story was just so easy to read. It flowed seamlessly for me and I just wanted to know what was going to happen ne ...more
    Ann  Goubert (Driven by Books)
    What can I say about this book that doesn't give too much away?! I've loved and enjoyed the books by this author and she's one of favorites since I started reading but I really think this is on another level! The angst, the heartburn and love in this story is just so palpable that you cannot help but feel for the lead characters. I'm just dying to know what happens next and hope I don't have to wait to long 'cuz the wait is already killing me but I already have a feeling the wait will be worth i ...more
    Liz Mondaine
    Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Reading Falling for the Playboy feels similar to the way I imagine that it would feel to learn how to surf. Up and down, the moment where you feel like you've got it and then the next moment that sends you crashing into the ocean. Finally, that moment of elation when you finally ride on a baby wave but know there's so much more coming.

    You can't help, but be invested in Mallory and Evan as individuals and root for them together. Neither of them is perfect and there were moments when I wanted to
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    Stacie Christensen
    Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    It’s good to be me.
    Thanks to my last name, money is no object. According to the ladies, I’m charming.
    And if I do say so myself, and I do, I’m good looking too.
    I’m used to getting my way. Every. Single. Time. That is until Mallory Wray, a brunette beauty, lands in Hawaii. Now my new favorite pastime is how to bed the gorgeous co-ed. Again.

    An escape.
    I’ll call it what it is. But there are worse places to spend the next three months than in paradise. A fresh start without the chill of Colorado or
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    litljen
    *** I received an advanced copy and chose to review it ***
    ** 100% spoiler-free review **
    * 4 stars*

    S.L. Scott's latest series whisks readers away to a Hawaiian tropical paradise where we meet Mallory and Evan. They have a unique meet-cute and things take off from there. Mallory and Evan's romance is most definitely not smooth sailing. There are so many ups and downs that, at times, I wanted to smack each one of them! Scott does a great job with these young adult characters. They're each strugglin
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    Becky Wise
    Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Falling for the Playboy is a fantastic read. You feel the chemistry between Mallory and Evan from the very first meet. I love them together. Mallory is on the Island for a much need break from school. I love her spunk. You feel for her torn between two men. Much of Mallory is kept a mystery which I love. Now you get to playboy Evan. He is a swoon worthy guy and just as mysterious. I love Mallory and Evan together and you hope they can survive the distance after their 2 months are up. I really ca ...more
    Isha Coleman
    Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: first-reads
    Evan and Mallory picked the perfect location to fall in love. Hawaii mixes natural beauty with a turbulent history. Everything about this magical island is extreme. From the sandy beaches and calm waters to chaotic weather and majestic volcanoes, the surprises are a nonstop feast for the senses. Instant attraction makes for a dramatic courtship within a seductively, beautiful escapade. Falling for the Playboy plans the perfect escape.

    Heather Yates
    Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    S.L. Scott hooked me from the first chapter!! Mallory is a senior in college and takes her friend up on the offer to come stay with her in Hawaii on her Summer break. Evan is a rich, arrogant hottie (and he knows it) who doesn’t do relationships. They first meet as soon as she gets off the plane to her new home for the next 3 months while he’s saying goodbye to another girl!! From there what is suppose to be a 1 night stand turns into a complete emotional rollercoaster! This book has the steam, ...more
    Amanda Thomas
    Jun 02, 2019 rated it liked it
    Let me preface this by saying that I don’t often read sweet and, though this has an HEA for now, I feel it ended on a cliffhanger. Hence the three star rating. Just not my cup of tea.

    That being said, the writing was great and I loved the characters. I definitely recommend reading and will watch for the second book to be released!
    Kayla
    Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
    "I feel his love and this feels good, satisfying. His body tells me everything I ever need to hear, everything he can’t say … or isn’t ready to say."

    Welcome to paradise ladies. Falling for the Playboy was just the sweet summer romance I needed. Set in the tropics of Hawaii this story was all hot sun, hot boys, and even hotter romance. This is my second time reading Evan and Mallory's story and I love it as much this time as I did the first time. Something about these characters just draw you i
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    Ginger Bookaholic
    Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Falling for the Playboy will totally get you in the summer mood! Beach, waves, surfing and hot boys running around. This is the paradise Mallory escaped to for her summer break. It's a coming-of-age/young adult romance book, first of a trilogy so there's still more to this story.

    Mallory and Evan hit it off straight away and from the get-go it's clear the relationship won't be without its turbulences. Evan is the ultimate playboy of Hawaii. Going through numbers of girls, he is trying to escape
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    MiDouradoP
    Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Another series to love!

    4,25 stars

    I love this author's work! She is passionate and her characters are always full of so many feelings and complexity.
    And we can always expect a broken, cocky hero with a heart of gold and a sassy heroine fighting her battles and trying to carry her baggage.

    Evan and Mallory had so much chemistry and their feelings were all over the place. They were intense and their felt so much and so deeply, that their closeness and feelings for each other left them confused and s
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    Roxs Reads
    Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Falling for the Playboy was like living the summer of my dreams vicariously through a book. Hawaii is one of my dream places to go, so the setting of this book was all it took for me to snap it up.

    YA reads are not always my thing but if an author does it right, it can be great.  S.L. Scott has done a fabulous job. The story is believable, people actually have day jobs in between their budding romance escapades. They also fill their spare time with plenty of steamy yet meaningful extra-curricular
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    Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
    4.5 Stars!!

    Evan is our playboy. Believe me when I say that you will see this from the first chapter. Mallory is on a summer get away. Fate brings these two together and the crash into a lovely rhythm. The angst built up and I was anxious to see if these two can make it with a time limit. There was a lot of chemistry and explosion of emotions. Falling for the Playboy will give you heart eyes and butterflies. Evan is a dream. Mallory is brutally honest.

    At the end of the story, there is this calm.
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    Tracey Fandre
    Jun 05, 2019 rated it liked it
    Solid 2.5 stars. I was given this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Unfortunately I appear to be in the minority on how I felt about the characters so this might be a "it's me" thing but I promised to be honest.

    Mallory and Evan met and fell very quickly into a sexual relationship. It felt to me that it was have booty call, get annoyed with each other and stop talking followed by a repeat of the same. Other than sexual banter there was little communication nor did they share their inner thou
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    Kari Hansen
    Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
    After the way Mallory’s last relationship ended spending sometime in Hawaii with her best friend seems like the perfect way to heal. The last thing she needs is to get involved with a player like Evan, but some feelings are too strong to deny.

    Evan can have any woman he wants, and he usually does. He is drawn to Mallory from their first meeting and decides that she is going to be his next conquest and the chemistry between them was electric.

    What started out as a steamy evening evolved into a vaca
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    Ri
    Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I'm torn with this review. There was a part of me that really liked it and another that was left frustrated.

    I love all things about this author. She is one of my favorites for a plethora of reasons. The biggest reason being that she is one of the best at developing in-depth characters. This was the first time that I felt like there wasn't enough character development. Everything felt rushed and left me disconnected from them at times. I am not sure why this is. Maybe it is that the characters ju
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    Andrea
    Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
    At the beginning the relationship between Mallory and Evan felt strange yet explosive, with Evan being very mysterious. One can feel the damaged soul without further knowledge.
    Mallory struggles with her own feelings and hurt…

    Ms. Scott has a very unique way to keep the tension on an all-time high and to portray emotions in a way that draws in the reader and never let them go til the end.

    The agony and pain and conflicted feelings in both protagonists are as palpable as the joy and love though some
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    Trish Sutherland
    Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
    A Sweet Summer romance that makes you wish you were in paradise yourself. Falling for the Playboy is the first book in Mallory and Evans story.

    Mallory Wray has taken up an offer from her best friend Sunny to spend a beautiful summer in paradise. After a bad break up Mallory needs to get away and this is the perfect opportunity.
    Evan Ashford is playboy with a reputation that follows. His life is easy and carefree but there are secrets that he doesn’t what to share and most people don’t know who t
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    Stephanie
    Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I am definitely a fan of S.L. Scott's books and Falling for the Playboy certainly did not disappoint. The characters have chemistry right from the beginning and there is so much push and pull between them and a little mystery. Mallory is in Hawaii for the summer and looking to have fun and relax and Evan is the playboy out to have fun and doesn't seem to have ever been serious with anyone until he meets Mallory and she rocks his world. But Evan has secrets and that is where the mystery comes in. ...more
    Stephanie
    Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I read this book under its previous title, Good Vibrations, and read it again under the new title. Both times I fell in love with the storyline and the characters. Suzie always does an exceptional job writing and making you feel what the characters are feeling.

    Mallory and Evan are two people who are drawn together just by chance and perhaps one night...but is that all it is? What I loved about this book was that it focused on Mallory and Evan and the issues they face but there was a little side
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    Anne Milne
    Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
    What's better than a hot fling to pass the summer away.

    Mallory meets Evan when she visits her friend in Hawaii for the summer. What was meant to be a one time thing quickly becomes more intense than either expected.

    I enjoyed both characters but boy oh boy did they frustrate me at times. They have amazing chemistry but they need to communicate more. They have problems ahead, Mallory returning home and Evan's dominating mother. I'm looking forward to book two but I'm slightly anxious at the same
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    Renee
    Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review.

    This is the first book in the new S.L. Scott Series Playboy in Paradise. I am going to go ahead and warn you that your not going to want to put this book down after you have started it. This is the story of Mallory and Evan and it takes place in Hawaii. Your going to be ready to find yourself and Evan and hop on a plane to Hawaii. I fell so in love with these two. Mallory has gone to Hawaii on vacay to visit her best friend. Evan
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    With a degree in Journalism, she continued her love of the written word by reading American authors like Salinger and Fitzgerald. She was intrigued by their flawed characters living in picture perfect worlds, but could still debate that the world
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