Title: Play Me
Author: Katie McCoy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: January 27, 2016

Recipe For:A Roll In The Hay Hot Crossed Buns Love


1 Chef (equal parts sexy and carefree)

1 Pianist (equal parts uptight and endearing)

1/8 inch of drywall between their apartments

2 opinions on everythingCombine all ingredients, mix vigorously, and be prepared for an explosion of heat.

Pianist Ella Thomas is training for the competition of her life. Finally in an apartment of her own, she can practice from dawn till dusk.

But she didn’t bet on the sexy and frustrating neighbor keeping her up all night – even if he does cook like a maestro and kiss like it’s his job.

Jake Matson is living his dream as Head Chef at one of the most popular restaurants in San Francisco. He’s easy going, flirtatious and not looking for love. He didn’t expect to be completely distracted by the girl next door, whose buttoned-up appearance hides the seductive firecracker underneath.

What happens when opposites attract? As their tension fires up, can they create a new kind of music together or will everything boil over?

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Sweet and playful, McCoy plays your heart against your stomach in her second novel. What happens when the head chef of the top restaurant who is struggling to be better than his predecessor meets a driven pianist who is trying desperately to come into herself and win a huge competition – I’ll tell you: lots of heat, lots of noise, and little bit of miscommunication.

Jake’s just taken over as the head chef – he’s under a shit ton of pressure, causing him to work long – late – hours and ignore any desire he has to pursue a relationship. Ella’s just left a relationship with her piano teacher. That due is a self-absorbed asshole who doesn’t deserve to get laid, but hey, my opinion and all that. Thankfully, she realizes that too. I connected with both characters and really liked their interaction.

This isn’t a heavy book by any stretch of the imagination. This is pure fun entertainment and the characters will easily whisk you away into their world. This book is fun but heavy on the puns and a bit full of cheese at the end – sort of like a mozzarella stick – but it was equally delicious.

The desire, banter and easy writing are all present, leaving you incredibly satisfied. 4 stars!

[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]

Author Bio


Katie McCoy is a self proclaimed sushi addict, Cardinals baseball fanatic, and lover of all things theatrical. A St. Louis native transplanted to Brooklyn, she acts, sings, and shakes her booty when she isn’t writing books about hot men and the girls who love them.
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