Smith Hamilton has it all—he's smart, good-looking and loaded. But he remembers a time when he had nothing and no one, so he's not about to mess up, especially with his best friend’s little sister. That means keeping Evie at arm's length … even though the once pesky little girl is now a buxom bombshell. A sexy blonde who pushes his self-control to the limit the night she crawls into bed with him. Evie Reed knows she's blessed—with an exclusive education, a family who loves her, and a new job managing social media for her family's lingerie company. But she wants more, like a reason to wear the sexy lingerie herself. She has just the man in mind to help with that. She's crushed on Smith forever. Surely tricking her way into his bed will force him to see her in a new, adult way. Except that when Evie's plan leads to disaster, she and Smith must decide—ignore the attraction sizzling between them, or become play mates and risk it all.
I was excited to dive into this pretty!! I absolutely adored The Play Mate. It was often times laugh out loud funny to me and I loved the banter between Smith and Evie. Evie came ready to play. She had had a crush on Smith for years and knew she wanted to go after him. Smith, on the other hand, was completely unaware. Even though things got awkward for a minute, neither could stop thinking about the other. The passion was simmering beneath the surface and I couldn’t wait for things to finally heat up! And did it ever! I liked the fact that these two had a long history and it was a long time coming. Once they got a taste, they couldn’t hold back! It was so sweet, sexy and completely captivating. I didn’t want to put this down, yet I didn’t want this book to end! If you enjoy a good friends-to-lovers story, this is one not to be missed!
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.