Monday, August 12, 2013

Review ~ Talking Dirty With the Player (Talking Dirty, #2) by Jackie Ashenden

Up-and-coming photographer Judith Ashton is pretty sure she has everything in her life under control. That is, until a blast from the past comes back to taunt her, in the shape of Caleb Steele, her older brother's best friend...and the man who broke her heart eight years ago. Their chemistry is combustible, but she's been fooled once by this player, and she's not going there again.

To pro rugby player Caleb, Judith has always been his Kryptonite. But his former playboy lifestyle is the last thing she wants to be involved in. In the midst of her brother's threats to back off, and the deal of his career sending him far away from her, he knows he's playing with fire. And this is one game he's going to lose.
While I am not a huge fan of rugby, I have watched a few matches, and I typically follow the World Cup. There is not an overwhelming amount of rugby specific terminology in this book, so even a reader unfamiliar with the sport can still enjoy this book. The author did an incredible job blending entertaining banter with flawless writing. The only hitch was that although the characters were well-developed I was not able to connect with them. While the book does have a satisfying conclusion, I just felt emotionally detached from the romance.

It is not necessary to read the previous book, Talking Dirty with the CEO, prior to enjoying this book. This book is completely standalone.
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by the publisher for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Mmm I do love this cover. I picked up book one a week or so ago. Looked pretty good. Sorry to hear you weren't able to really connect with the characters. That's always hard.

    ~Anna
    herding cats & burning soup

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