Play With Me
Except for one person. Rae Cleaver.
He's determined to make her life a living nightmare. Only because he can.
He's determined to have everyone in ...more
I have been on a real winning streak when it comes to the YA and NA genre this year. So when I got an invite to read and review this book, I jumped on it...especially after reading that awesome blurb ;)
What I did not know, however, was that there was gonna be a major cliffy at the end !! Oh, how I hate cliffies... but I have to say that I am starting to get a bit immune. That's how many I have already been confronted with this year !!! I am starting to get used to them ... Must be a cold day...more
I also have problem with Rae. When she witnesses domestic abuse, instead of reporting to authority, she keeps it herself. That is so wrong. I lost my respect for her. During the last ...more
Play With Me was a long book - at least for me. Yes, I did get bored here and there. Plus the characters were annoying to deal with. It wasn't just the main ones... no the side ones were just as awful. Ugh, I hated them all so much.
In it, you will meet Rae and Clint. She's from the wrong side of the tracks (meaning she's poor) and he's an asshole born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He loves to bully everyone and anyone - especially Rae. ...more
Very graphic heart pounding, action.
Fell in love with the two main character's very quickly. Both were extremely well written. I rooted for them both. Even tho our lead main character is a total manwhore dickweed!
He definitely turns out to be ...more
It was actually great to see how Clinton was changing the way he felt inside and him coming to terms with his ...more
Although I was initially unsure if this would be a book I’d get into, I can say that by the end, I was hooked! The bullying was juvenile at best in my opinion, but things really changed once Rae and Clint found themselves talking in the parking one night.
Clint acted so childish and as if the world fell before his feet, but eventually you do realize there’s more to him than meets the eye. He may be the bad boy, but he’s got a good heart. And Rae? That girl has a backbone and doesn ...more
Usually I hate bully books. The herione is pathetic and dont get me started on the hero. But I actually really enjoy this book. Love both the main characters. It was sweet and endearing. The herione was tough and resilient. Great read. Cant wait for the next one.
Now this ...more
Rae Cleaver is used to being an outcast in her richly appointed high school. She really doesn't care what people think. Sure, she's poor, but she has her two best friends and a plan for the future. Too bad the school bully won't leave her to be invisible. At first glance, Clinton Clarke has it all. Money, popularity, ...more
Gah!!!! I was really enjoying this up until the first half was drawing close. The banter was right up my alley. There was lots of fun and steamy tension between Rae and Clint. I was digging it. Yeah, Clint sounded unbelievably douchey at times, but I think the author was going for that to show character growth later on. And Rae was pretty likable. She stood up for herself and seemed smart. And there was lots of foreshadowing going on, pretty hard to miss. And then it all went ...more
Shes still the girl from the wrong side of the tracks who stands out like a sore thumb.
Hes still the bad boy who likes to fight both with words and fists. She as always is his verbal victim.
Worlds apart, like night and day to the untrained eye, but in the moments of quiet and silence they arent so different.
The solace and safe haven of a bench on a night steaked with violence and pain and their worlds begin to change.
There should be some kind of disclaimer on blurbs of books - like 'Hey, its not our fault if all the interesting plot mentioned in the book happens in first 50 pages and the rest is all MEH' or something.
Cos somebody who reads the blurb on this book may assume this has some interesting plot along the lines of an intense enemy-to-lovers situation all through the book.
Unfortunately all that enemy-to-lovers thing happens in first 5% of the book.
Rest is just irritating stuff.
I get ...more
The book totally topped my expectations - the story was well written in overall and the main characters were believable and relatable. It took me no time at all to like Clint and Rae. I could very well understand Clint and why he was such an ass on the outside, but broken and craving ...more
Clint is the school bad boy. He's also an obnoxious bully. Rae is the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, attending Clint's prestigious school, with a big bulls ...more
I am currently having a love/hate issue with this book. I loved the concept, the strong heroine, and the broken hero. I hated how there was NO buildup to the sudden change in their relationship. We got one scene, drawn out over a couple chapters. I feel like there was a lot of filler as well. Idk, something just wasn't working for me with the flow of this book. I will say this is the first high school bully romance I have read where I legit believe these characters are ...more
>I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 1st in the Diamond in the Rough series and ends in a cliffhanger. Rae is poor with an abused mom and her abusive boyfriend. She is bullied at school by rich boy, Clint. He is secretly beaten at home. He bullies at school to gain control of something in his life. His metamorphosis is really interesting. He realizes he is just the entertainment for his friends. They only like him around for that reason only. When he ...more
Rae is the poor girl who is just trying to do the best she can, and Clint is the rich boy doing the same. They find part of themselves in each other when they can finally sit down and talk at the park.
It's nice to see this book has Clint's perspective in it just as much as Rae's. We get to really see why Clint is the bully he has become which isn't always clear in other bully books. Often times as a reader it is easy to forget that the ...more