Playing for Her Heart by Megan Erickson
She wanted fantasy. He’s about to make it a reality…
Grant Osprey just had the hottest sex of his life. Sure, they were both in costume, and yes, it was anonymous, but he never expected her to bolt in the middle of the night without so much as a good bye, let alone exchanging numbers. Or names. All he’s left with are her panties and some seriously X-rated memories…until he meets his business partner’s little sister.
Only Chloe Talley isn’t the bold, sexy vixen he remembers. And she wants nothing to do with him.
Cosplay is Chloe’s only chance to leave her boring, socially awkward world behind. To forget that she’s failing at life and can’t be with anyone, let alone a single-father like Grant. But the raw hunger between them is undeniable. With him, she can be a misbehaving maid. A sexy call girl for hire. Each scene pushes Chloe beyond her strict boundaries, until Grant demands the one character she can’t play.
Wow, this book was delicious and Grant totally lived up to my expectations from book 1. I knew he was going to be drop dead sexy, but he also turned out to be charming, sweet, caring, loving, and all the things swoon-worthy! Chloe was adorable and I can totally relate to her identity crisis and search for finding herself. It took me till 19% into the book to connect the dots and figure out who Chloe was, I completely blame my lust for Grant on this oversight.
Now lets talk about the story line, it was filled with tantalizingly sexy moments and artfully balanced with building relationships and communication. I loved see how all the secondary characters chip in to help raise Sydney, Grant’s daughter. I had so many warm and fuzzy feelings about Sydney’s relationships with these men and I love how it paints single fathers in a caring and nurturing light, something that I rarely see in novels.
I also loved seeing Grant and Chloe each growing as characters throughout the story. Grant went from selfish to self-less and Chloe really learned how to speak up, stand up for herself, and face her demons. Together they gave me all the feels, even if at moments Chloe had me wanting to throw my Kindle across the room. I am also still in love with the coder/gaming girl theme…STEM for the win!