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REVIEW: Playboy by Katy Evans

Title: Playboy

Series: Manwhore

Author: Katy Evans

Genre: Romance, Contemporary

Publication Date: July 29th, 2018

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Mel's thoughts...

Sometimes not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas and Playboy is a perfect example of that except this time around I was definitely wanting this storyline to extend beyond the tables of Vegas and I'm so happy they did. Cullen Carmichael comes across as the quintessential Playboy. He's a professional gambler living the high roller life in Vegas. He's unattainable but even more so he's not one that you really want to attain more of a one night through caution to the wind. But that's what he seems like on the outside and not everything is as it seems sometimes. Behind the poker face lies a man who is devoted, maybe a bit jaded but I think rightfully so. This storyline was full of passion, and I got swept up in Cullen and Wynn. Fun, flirtatious and hot hot hot. These two play a dirty hand and its ohhhh so good. Of course I couldn't help but get invested with them and eventually of course I wanted more for these two then just a weekend in the desert. Katy Evans will have you glued to the pages. Cullen Carmichael will sweep you off your feet and when you least expect it will have your heart melting.


A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

It started as a game.

We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.

Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose...

And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.

He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.

So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.

My heart, soul, and body weren't supposed to be part of the deal.

But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.

What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?

I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.

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“So you just kissed me because you wanted to.” I speak on a breath.

“Very good. You’re perceptive. Intuitive.”

I realize he’s teasing me in that low, terribly rumbly voice and I wish he would smile at me.

He takes my hand and fingers my palm with his thumb as he leads me to our suite.

I’m sizzling where he touches me, nervously prying my hand free when he leads me into the biggest, most spectacular two-bedroom penthouse suite I’ve ever seen. Not that I’d seen one before in person, only movies.

There’s a kitchen area, and windows from floor to ceiling. A living room, a pool table, gold brass chandeliers, a brown-and-beige-patterned carpet, dark woods, Italian leathers. Gorgeous! I could move in here.

Now I see the appeal but won’t admit as much.

Thinking of our bet, I pay attention to the art on the walls. It’s expensive. I can tell by the numbered print and the signature. Painters with indecipherable and artistic signatures are often the artists to watch. It’s like they know from the moment they paint their first work that they’re on to something big, something that will distinguish their work from all others.

I wish Cullen loved art as much as I do. Maybe I could drag him away from the tables to a local gallery.

“Wow. I could just live he—” I spin around and bump into his big warm body, and he bends his head and kisses my words right out of me.

Kisses me stupid. Kisses my toes curled. Kisses my brain blank. Kisses my heart crazy.

About the Author

Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Connect with the Author

Twitter: @authorkatyevans


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