Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway:
Playing for Her Heart by Megan Erickson
BookCrushin is so happy to be a part of the blog tour for the newly released second book in the Gamers series, Playing for Her Heart by Megan Erickson! I loved the first book, Changing His Game, and highly recommend it! This series is a whole lot of nerdy & dirty! So fair warning! In this post you will find all the book & series information, an excerpt, my spoiler-free review and a tour wide giveaway! You can follow the tour by clicking the tour banner above!
Playing for Her Heart by Megan Erickson
Grant Osprey just had the hottest sex of his life. Sure, they were both in costume, and yes, it was anonymous, but he never expected her to bolt in the middle of the night without so much as a good bye, let alone exchanging numbers. Or names. All he’s left with are her panties and some seriously X-rated memories…until he meets his business partner’s little sister.
Only Chloe Talley isn’t the bold, sexy vixen he remembers. And she wants nothing to do with him.
Cosplay is Chloe’s only chance to leave her boring, socially awkward world behind. To forget that she’s failing at life and can’t be with anyone, let alone a single-father like Grant. But the raw hunger between them is undeniable. With him, she can be a misbehaving maid. A sexy call girl for hire. Each scene pushes Chloe beyond her strict boundaries, until Grant demands the one character she can’t play.
Chloe craned her neck and moved to go around the man, but the he sidestepped, right into her path. She glared at him. Or rather, she glared at…Doc Ock.
A Doc Ock who was leering at her.
For God’s sake.
He twisted at the waist, so his metal octopus arms clanged together. Leaning into her, he pulled a string near his head so a claw snapped in her face. “Need a hand untying that corset, baby?” He held out his hands so that all four of his metal arms lifted. “Because I got six.”
This was what was keeping her from Breck? A Spider-Man villain? She raised her eyebrows, emboldened by her costume so she could say what she never could without it.
“Seriously? That’s your come on?”
He blinked at her. “Uh, yeah I guess so.”
“That’s the best you could come up with?”
His lips twisted to the side. “Well, uh, how about, are you afraid of spiders? Because I can protect you.”
She rolled her eyes. “Spiderman already beat you once and—”
And then her world tilted as someone gripped her waist and slung her over a hard shoulder. Then she was moving as the body who held her began walking. She protested with an umph and raised her head, watching Doc Ock stare after them with wide eyes, his metal arms clanking.
Chloe tried to get her wits together, remembering this was cosplay and she was Sari and how dare this guy pick her up? She turned her attention to her kidnapper. Or rather, his back. His blue-shirt-clad back. “Hey, put me down.”
He did with a thunk, and once she righted her skirt and brushed her hair out of her face, she got a good look at Breck. Her Breck.
Her incredibly hot rescuer.
She placed her hand on her hips and tried to keep the breathiness out of her voice, because damn. “I was doing just fine back there.”
“I know you were,” he said in a deep voice that skittered down her spine like fingers. “But I wasn’t. Had enough of watching that guy trying to hit on you.” Those full lips, so full they were almost feminine, twisted into a smile. “I wanted your attention. Because you’re the best Sari I’ve seen today.”
Chloe sucked in a breath. Oh yes, he’d do.
The Gamers series by Megan Erickson is quickly becoming one of my favorite adult romance reads. With a mixture of fun, steaminess and a whole lot of nerdiness, it checks all the boxes for what I look for in a sexy adult romp. I remember when I finished the first book in this series, Changing His Game, I literally said, “well I hope this series continues” and thankfully it did.
This book focuses on Grant Osprey, the owner of Gamers Magazine, and Chloe Talley, a mysterious woman he meets at Comic Con. From there sparks fly as these two play out a cosplay fantasy in what is supposed to be one night of anonymous passion.
However, fate has other plans, which thankfully means more sexy role playing rendezvous’s than you can shake a sword at.
Full disclosure, at one point I was reading this in the nail salon, and the kindly nail tech, points at me and says do you need some water, ladies I was turning red (note to self: do not read Megan Erickson in the presence of nosey nail techs).
Anyhow, of course there is some drama and some discourse to keep the story interesting. I will say my only complaint would be with Chloe. Whereas Marley Lake in book 1 was a bit more assertive, Chloe is more quiet and reserved. I just wanted her to get out of her own head.
Grant on the other hand was a sweetheart. I really loved the scenes with him and his daughter Sydney, which really endeared him to me.
Of course, the story leaves it open for another book in the series (YES, PLEASE). I’m really hoping book 3 features, Chloe’s brother (and Grant’s business partner) Ethan. He’s so wounded and I can’t wait to see who tames his heart.
If you’re looking for a quick, steamy and fun read, I suggest you pick up Playing For Her Heart and see what I was blushing about.
Megan worked as a journalist covering real-life dramas before she decided she liked writing her own endings better and switched to fiction.
She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. When she’s not tapping away on her laptop, she’s probably listening to the characters in her head who won’t stop talking.
a Signed Print Copy of PLAYING FOR HER HEART (US Only)