Play Your Heart Out by Crystal Kaswell
Release Date: May 24, 2016
Series: Sinful Serenade #4
Genres: New Adult, Romance
He parties like a rockstar.
She’s there to make sure no one finds out…
Jess James has her eye on the prize. She is finding the money to pay for law school. Period. She is starting a new life on her own. Period. And she’s absolutely staying in Los Angeles, three thousand miles away from the people who expect her to lie for them. It doesn’t matter how lonely she gets on her own, how exhausted she is from working overtime as a cocktail waitress, or how deep the knife wound in her back cuts. She is going to be a lawyer, whatever it takes.
Only she doesn’t have what it takes. She can barely afford to pay her rent.
Sinful Serenade bassist Pete Steele has enough to pay Jess’s rent and buy her a small island in the Caribbean. The famous, talented rock star has everything… except the one thing his manager wants. Pete rose to fame as a devoted boyfriend. Doesn’t matter that his ex slept with his best friend, he needs to stop screwing his way through Los Angeles to keep his reputation clean. Pete works hard, and parties harder… and the sweet, blond waitress is exactly the girl he needs on his arm if he wants to keep the record company happy.
Their arrangement is simple: he pays her tuition, she plays his girlfriend. They’ll lie to the world, but not to each other. Especially not when they’re alone, in his bed, him figuring out exactly which buttons to push to get her moaning his name.
Jess is good at keeping up appearances. She can play the enigmatic rock star’s girlfriend. But Pete shouldn’t play games with a girl who’s been broken before…
Previous books in the series:
I won’t back out of this. – Jess James
Play Your Heart Out isn’t just a typical rock star romance. It’s a story about broken hearts.
Pete is Sinful Serenade’s bassist, he’s intense, not much of a talker, he has a tendency to pretend that everything is fine while he hides his feelings from everyone, even from his brother Tom. His high school girlfriend cheated on him with one of his closest friends and since he found out, he’s been banging his way through LA. Now, Pete needs to clean up his reputation to please the record company and Jess is exactly the girl he needs to help him.
Jess is a good girl, a huge Hunger Games fan, she got into law school but even though she’s working hard as a waitress and applying for loans, she’s not going to be able to pay for it. Jess is also nursing a broken heart after her boyfriend cheated on her.
As soon as Pete meets Jess, he knows she’s perfect to play his fake girlfriend and since Jess desperately needs help to pay her tuition, he persuades her that it’s a win-win situation.
But they didn’t quite expect an explosive chemistry and such a strong connection. There are plenty of bittersweet moments while Jess struggles with lying to Pete’s family, bandmates and their girlfriends and they both struggle to keep their hearts safe. Their group moments are perfect and Miles mind games are, as usual, hilarious!
I’ve read the previous books in SS series, so I’ve been waiting for Pete’s story eagerly and I think my expectations were a little too high. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely enjoyed it but I really wanted more from Pete, wanted more of his feelings, his struggles, I wish Crystal dug a little deeper. Well, honestly, Drew is still my favorite! I’m really excited about Sinful Ever After (yes, there’s a 5th book!) and I’m thrilled that Crystal Kaswell is doing a spin-off with Dangerous Noise, Drew’s first band!
I’ll make you come every day. – Pete Steele
About the Author
Crystal Kaswell writes steamy new adult and erotic romance books. She loves when flawed characters fall head over heels for each other. Especially if they fall into bed first. She loves police procedurals, tea, and The Hunger Games series. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
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