Feb 18, 2016

Review: Play With Me & Ryan Hunter by Anna Katmore

Author: Anna Katmore
Number of Pages: 238

"What if you had to do the one thing you hated most to get the guy you loved to notice you?
Ryan Hunter’s parties are legend. And tonight she’s going to be there.
Lisa Matthews anticipates the return of her best friend and only love since kindergarten from soccer camp. But when Tony finally shows up, his mind is more focused on another girl. And worse, she’s a soccer player. Fighting for the attention Lisa craves, she’s just a hairbreadth away from making a very stupid decision. But when extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, she’s prepared to play ball to get her man.
The tryouts are hell, the first match ends bloody, and the morning after the selection party she wakes up in the worst place possible—in the arms of the captain of the soccer team. The hottest guy in school… Ryan Hunter."
I had this book on my TBR for a while and I had been trying to read some of the books that had been on there so I picked up this book. Harman had read it before me, and she enjoyed it so I had high hopes for it. And it didn't disappoint!

The characters were really likable, but not lovable, and I enjoyed the plot. There were a lot of moments that I didn't expect and the book wasn't predictable, so I didn't know from the beginning what was going to happen. I was happy that it wasn't one of those YA contemporaries that was a repeat of every single other YA contemporary. Although there were some moments that I just got bored but they didn't last long. 

Overall, I enjoyed this book and I would suggest it. Especially since it's free on Amazon! Go pick it up!

 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

Author: Anna Katmore
Publisher: Piper Shelly Books
Number of Pages: 350

"Ryan Hunter kissed more girls than he cares to remember. But the only one he ever wanted is in love with his best friend.
Watching Lisa Matthews’ obsession with Tony Mitchell is a torture Ryan conceals from everyone. Until after a five-week soccer camp, where Tony gets involved with someone else, things suddenly take a different turn. Ryan knows if he doesn’t make a move now and grab his chance, he might never get another.
Asked by Tony to distract Lisa, Ryan is only too happy. He subtly seduces her first into his soccer team and later on to his party. He does all in his power to make her see that he’s not just an insufferable playboy but a guy who really cares about her. Some one-on-one soccer training, a passionate kiss — things seem to be going the way he wants. Except Ryan didn’t reckon on his best friend showing up at the worst possible moment and destroying everything… "
So, this book is just Play With Me but in Ryan's point of view, and I was really disappointed. I didn't hate the book, but it was a downgrade from the first book. Also, the cover.... I hate it. Ugh.

It wasn't the plot (obviously since I liked the first book) or the characters, but it was the writing. I don't think the author was made to write in a guy's point of view because the entire book was really girly. I didn't feel like anything Ryan was doing was something a guy would do or say with friends. I would rather the author stick to girls' POV (which isn't a bad thing!).

Overall, if you're bored and really have nothing else to read then go ahead but I wouldn't really suggest it. BUT! I did like this ending more than the first because it didn't end off in the same place. It had more scenes, and I did enjoy those.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars!

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