New release review: Played by Clare James


Title:  Played, an Elite PR Novel

Series: Elite PR

Author: Clare James

Publisher: Entangled Brazen

Publication Date: 10/19/2015

Genre:  Adult Contemporary

Rating:  4.5/5 stars

Synopsis:  Played by Clare James

The music should be enough. End of story. But Aaron Major is finding out it’s not, and now his agent has hired a firm of suits to help launch his debut album, turning his life into a goddamn circus. Smile here. Play there. Be nice. Well, screw that. If Aaron wanted to spend his time shaking hands and kissing babies, he would’ve gone into politics.

Helping launch the career of country singer Aaron Major should be a cakewalk for PR pro Melody Sharp. Aaron is charming, sexy, and oh-so-appealing when he’s on stage. Off stage, though, he’s her worst nightmare. A stubborn, ornery, reclusive nightmare without a lick of business-or fashion-sense. The only way he’s going to make it in music is with a serious makeover-and quite possibly a personality transplant.  Soon, they’re engaged in a game of give and take, and though it’s Melody calling the shots, it’s Aaron who holds all control…

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Review:   A story of a down-on-his-luck Country music bad-boy that is in desperate need of an image makeover as his comeback nears and a down-on-her-luck publicist who desperately needs to prove herself to her boss.  They find each other by chance, but they are just who the other needs…even if they don’t know it, at first.  When they are both close to losing hope, they find what they need in each other.  A hot, romantic story of second chances, trust and love.  This second novel in the Elite PR series will leave you singing a happy love song.

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