Series: Bedroom Games #1
Author: Alisha Rai
Pages: 154 (Kindle)
Release Date: April 8, 2013
Purchase: Amazon•TBD (affiliate link)
Playing for a night…or for keeps?
Jewelry designer Tatiana Belikov may have matured enough to curb her impulsive nature, but wickedness is still her best accessory. When family troubles bring her to Las Vegas and face-to-face with the man who knows all her darkest desires, resisting temptation is futile. A night of no-holds-barred sin? Jackpot.
Once billionaire Wyatt Caine had nothing to offer Tatiana except his heart, but time has changed his fortunes. Now he’s the king of vice, and the king always gets what he wants. Especially when all he wants is her, all grown up and ready to play every dirty game he can devise.
They ignite like fireworks on the Strip, blazing hot enough to melt the best intentions. But their roll in the sheets turns into a roll of the dice, and when morning comes, Wyatt and Tatiana are left wondering whether to walk away…or raise the stakes.
Play With Me was a quick, sexy, and surprisingly sweet read. Tatiana and Wyatt dated for several years as teens and young adults. Now, they’re being reunited after ten years. Tatiana’s brother stole from Wyatt, and she’s there to plead his case and pay off his debts. But Wyatt doesn’t want her money. He wants her. For one night. The chemistry is still there from when they were younger, and it seems to be even stronger now. It also becomes quickly apparent that those two don’t do vanilla. Their one night is going to be filled with games and pushing each other to their limits.
While I did really enjoy Play With Me, it never got as kinky as I thought it was going to. It seemed like fairly standard, tame, introduction to light BDSM. Tatiana and Wyatt reminisce about bondage and role-playing with dubious consent, but they don’t actually do those things to my disappointment. Sure, he binds her hands with his tie, but that’s safe. It felt like such a tease to have them remember doing kinkier things, and then not have them do it in the present.
However, for what it was, Play With Me was enjoyable. There’s plenty of sex in these few pages, and there’s some sparks of feelings, since Tatiana and Wyatt are clearly not over each other. There is a bit of plot as Tatiana is trying to help her brother, but that’s dealt with very early on and more just served as a way to get our lovers in the same room. I do hope the following books delve deeper into their sexual chemistry.