Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Blog Tour ~ Play by Holly Roberts

Play (Completion Series)
Author: Holly Roberts
Genre: New Adult
Release:  October 21, 2013

Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18485068-play


When Killian MacGregor, the hottest quarterback in the NFL, eyes the perfect pair of female legs, he spends an hour tracking the gorgeous woman in a room filled with rowdy teammates until one gets out of line.

Rebecca Cavanaugh, a long distance runner for the state team, intimidates boys and men with her quick wit and majestic height. The pre-season jock party isn’t her scene, but she’s roped into attending to provide her sister a sober ride home.

Hiding in the kitchen to avoid the athletic sex fest, a drunken thug forces Rebecca to her knees, and waves a giant ding-dong in her face. Before Rebecca can extricate herself from the hairy situation, an unknown champion saves the night. When Killian assists Rebecca off the floor, she’s stunned into silence while staring at the sexiest man alive.

Will Killian’s bad boy rep and Rebecca’s need for commitment, make this the most impossible “Play” of the season? Or, will Killian’s haunting past and need for victory destroy the most important game of his life?


I dissolved into the seat of his amazing car. A low moan escaped my lips but Killian just showed his dimples and buckled me in. I wondered what he’d do if I pulled him tightly against me and sniffed… for an hour or two.

He opened his door and folded into the seat with absolute grace regardless of his size.

“Ah hell,” he muttered and turned my way. Unlatching my seatbelt, he pulled me in for the most mouthwatering kiss I’d ever had.

His lips, soft but firm, molded to mine. His tongue ran over my teeth, tasted, dipped deeper, and then plunged. He effortlessly slid out the elastic holding my hair before spreading his fingers to either side of my scalp. The kiss intensified and Killian made promises for the night ahead with his lips.

He tasted so damn good.

When he pulled back, I actually whimpered and smiled at the low rumbling growl that came from Killian’s throat. He took my lower lip between his teeth and pulled slightly before letting go. He put distance between us leaving me bereft.

“We’ll eat at my house.” He kissed my forehead, reached over, grabbed the seatbelt, and fastened me in again. My hands went to my hair as I looked around for the hair tie.

“Leave it.”

I stopped my search but couldn’t help running my fingers through the mussed tangles. Killian’s hand captured mine. “No.” He released my fingers just as fast as he verbalized the one word.

I wasn’t a pushover, didn’t have much experience with guys, but I had some. I should have argued, straightened my hair anyway, or even voiced some sort of displeasure. An electrically charged pulse shot straight to the junction of my thighs, and there I went and tried to stain his car’s upholstery.

I kept my mouth shut.

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Author Bio:
Holly S. Roberts is the bestselling author of fourteen novels, and writes under three pen names. A romantic at heart, she fell in love at the age of twelve with a boy she saw across junior high school campus. Four years later, he took notice and she never let go.Her career in law enforcement gives her a reason to want romance, happy endings, and anything that takes her away from real life when she reads and writes. She can shoot a mean game of pool, toss back a straight shot of tequila, and recite the Gettysburg Address.Holly lives high in the mountains in the southwest United States with her husband, Rottweiler and Chihuahua.
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~~Joni’s review~~
I was hooked into the book from the go. Talk about an introduction to an NFL players party. Then to be saved by the gorgeous star quarterback. Oh yeah, I was hooked. After Killian takes Rebecca home from the party a month goes by before she hears from him again. Once they meet up again sparks fly every moment they can spend together they do.  

Killian is very focused on game day and Rebecca was basically invisible to him on those days. She had a very low self esteem and this didn’t help her. But, when he focused on her with that same intensity she felt like the most beautiful girl in the world. She fell quick and hard. 

I kept waiting for the bad things to happen. I mean, come on, he’s a football star and we all know women through themselves at them. Well when I got to that part that you dread getting too, I wanted to punch him in the throat. Everything that he had given Rebecca he shattered in a matter of a few moments. 

I was so worried he wasn’t going to fix it and neither of them would break down and seek out the other. I was reading as fast as I could to see what happened next. I wasn’t disappointed! The things that he done to get her attention again made me fall in love with him all over again and I no longer wanted to punch him. 

I loved all the side characters also. Killan’s mom took no shit from him at all and I loved that about her. Her friends were hilarious and always there for her. This book had me laughing as well and there was one special character in there that really touched my heart. 

I really enjoyed this book and will be looking for more from the author!!

I give Play 5 AWESOME Stars!!!


  1. I’m a Holly Hell Raiser! Play was great. Can't wait for Strike - the next in the series!

  2. Thank you for the fabulous review and hosting "play" on the blog tour!!!

  3. I am a Holly Hell Raiser! I felt so bad for Rebecca on game days :(


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