BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW – The Play by Karina Halle

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A troubled Scottish rugby player who doesn’t play by the rules.
A vivacious man-eater who’s given up on love.
When it comes to Lachlan and Kayla, opposites don’t just attract – they explode.

Kayla Moore has always been comfortable with her feisty, maneating reputation. At least it was fine until she hit her thirties and saw her best friends Stephanie and Nicola settle down with Linden and Bram McGregor, leaving Kayla to be the odd one out. Tired of being the third wheel with nothing but one-night stands and dead-end dates in San Francisco, Kayla decides to take a vow of celibacy and put men on the backburner.

That is until she lays her eyes on Linden and Bram’s cousin, hot Scot Lachlan McGregor. Lachlan is her sexual fantasy come to life – tall, tatted, and built like a Mack truck. With a steely gaze and successful rugby career back in Edinburgh, he’s the kind of man that makes her want to throw her vow right out the window. But Lachlan’s quiet and intense demeanor makes him a hard man to get to know, let alone get close to.

It isn’t until the two of them are thrown together one long, unforgettable night that Kayla realizes there is so much more to this brooding macho man than what meets the eye. But even with sparks flying between the two, Lachlan can’t stay in America forever. Now, Kayla has to decide whether to uproot her whole life and chance it all on someone she barely knows or risk getting burned once again.
Sometimes love is a game that just needs to be played.

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Whitney’s 4.5 Star Review

When you’re already crying during the prologue, you know you’re in for another great book!

Lachlan’s past broke my heart.  He’s very guarded and once you learn what his life was like, it’s no wonder.  His trust is hard to earn and he has had no interest in even a physical relationship with any women he’s met in quite a while.

Kayla, the crazy friend we got to know in the previous two books of this series, has sworn off men in order to get her life on the right track.  But being around Lachlan makes her rethink her no hook-up rule.

As she realizes there is more to Lachlan than his sexy exterior, Kayla knows she doesn’t just want a no strings attached quickie… she wants Lachlan.  All of him.

The build up to their relationship is pretty slow and then BAM, they are all in.  But Kayla hesitates to move to Scotland and put all her trust in the first man she’s loved in a long time.  Lachlan realizes he is not as over his past as he though and it may destroy his chance with Kayla.

This may be my favorite book of this series.  Lachlan and Kayla are fantastic characters and I loved the message about pet adoption/animal welfare. The story flows well and other than a few places where it got a bit slow, I was able to keep turning the pages pretty quickly.

You don’t have to read the other books in this series to enjoy The Play but I definitely recommend it!


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Halle HeadshotWith her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancé and rescue pup.

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