Playboy by Katy Evans
Publication Date: July 29, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.
It started as a game.
We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…
And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.
He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.
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In both his personal and professional life, Cullen Carmichael is the ultimate player, so it doesn’t come as a surprise when he wins a beautiful woman in a bet, even if she was with another guy, but what is surprising is when Cullen invites his good luck charm to go with him to Las Vegas – a place where the stakes are even higher and the ultimate prize might just be the one thing neither of them had thought they wanted.
Uncharacteristically, Wynn Watson takes a chance and agrees to head to Sin City with her best friend’s soon-to-be brother-in-law, Cullen, notorious playboy, gambler, and bet winner. Wynn doesn’t see her decision as that much of a risk because she plans to guard her heart, and the trip allows her to have fun and let loose, which since her breakup, she hasn’t felt like doing. Who would have thought, though, that the playboy would want to do anything but ‘play,’ forcing Wynn to go all in or fold and give up what might be the greatest and most fulfilling risk of her life.
I’m a huge fan of Katy Evans’ Manwhore Series, especially when she provides readers with insight about previous characters from the series, and while I did feel like Cullen and Wynn’s story was a bit too predictable, it didn’t really take away from my enjoyment because the hero and heroine were incredibly likable and I liked watching them circle around each other and play off how they felt about one another until they could no longer deny their feelings.
I also really liked how Cullen treated Wynn, helping her see just how amazing she is and how much she deserves in life and in love and through his words and actions, readers also see just who Cullen is beneath the suave and sexy playboy.
Vegas, the setting for most of Playboy, is perfect for the risks Cullen and Wynn are taking, even if the outcome has no way of staying in Vegas due to their responsibilities back home. With Vegas as the backdrop, anything goes and let me tell you, Katy Evans makes sure Cullen and Wynn gamble with more than just money.
Playboy is a sweet and sexy ready that has the hero and heroine taking the biggest risks of their lives in a variety of ways, meaning that once these two go all-in, hopefully there won’t be a winner and a loser but two people winning it all.
4 Poison Apples
“So you just kissed me because you wanted to.” I speak on a breath.
“Very good. You’re perceptive. Intuitive.”
I realize he’s teasing me in that low, terribly rumbly voice and I wish he would smile at me.
He takes my hand and fingers my palm with his thumb as he leads me to our suite.
I’m sizzling where he touches me, nervously prying my hand free when he leads me into the biggest, most spectacular two-bedroom penthouse suite I’ve ever seen. Not that I’d seen one before in person, only movies.
There’s a kitchen area, and windows from floor to ceiling. A living room, a pool table, gold brass chandeliers, a brown-and-beige-patterned carpet, dark woods, Italian leathers. Gorgeous! I could move in here.
Now I see the appeal but won’t admit as much.
Thinking of our bet, I pay attention to the art on the walls. It’s expensive. I can tell by the numbered print and the signature. Painters with indecipherable and artistic signatures are often the artists to watch. It’s like they know from the moment they paint their first work that they’re on to something big, something that will distinguish their work from all others.
I wish Cullen loved art as much as I do. Maybe I could drag him away from the tables to a local gallery.
“Wow. I could just live he—” I spin around and bump into his big warm body, and he bends his head and kisses my words right out of me.
Kisses me stupid. Kisses my toes curled. Kisses my brain blank. Kisses my heart crazy.
About the Author
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.
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