If you like intense romance and well drawn out characters that you can actually care about – then Playing my Love is the book for you. A lesbian love story set against a believable back drop, Playing my Love is a down to earth romance novel and a massively engaging read.
Alison and her husband Grey have moved to the country due to a devastating change of circumstances which will impact both of their lives. As Alison comes to terms with how her life will change she meets the much younger student Darcy, who seems to understand and bring her out of her depression. A passionate attraction develops between them but also an all consuming love that neither of them expect. As their relationship develops tentatively – over some pretty hot guitar lessons – Alison must hold back due to her marriage to Grey and the secret she is keeping from Darcy about him.
Playing my Love is certainly a tender novel full of romance but also some laughs, and characters that made me read the whole book through in one sitting – I literally couldn’t put it down. The rocky journey of the two main characters, both holding back their feelings from each other, is an equally gripping story-line. Unfortunately there’s a couple of plot holes, or I possibly just didn’t relate to the character’s motives, but this didn’t stop my enjoyment of the book – I was hooked on Alison and Darcy’s whirlwind romance from the start.
The book has two alternate endings which I have to say I wasn’t a fan of, while they were both good reads they stopped the flow of the book and my engagement with the characters.
Overall however Playing my Love is a great read, perfect for any holidays you’ve got planned lazing on the beach, or cheering up your afternoon on a rainy day in London!
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