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Title: Slow Play
Series Name: The Rules Series #3
Author Name: Monica Murphy
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations
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He’s the player of all players…
Newly broke girl Alexandria Asher just wants to live a normal life. After her parents are sent to prison on embezzlement charges, she enrolls in college under her mother’s maiden name and tries her best to pretend she’s someone else.
Tristan Prescott is everything Alex is trying to avoid. A seemingly egotistical, lazy, rich jerk, she dumps her beer on his head when he comes on to her one night at a party. This only spurs Tristan into action. He loves nothing more than a challenge. And the beautiful Alex is exactly the type of challenge that intrigues him.
Despite her reluctance, Alex finds herself quickly involved with Tristan. Underneath that playboy exterior is a good guy, a sweet and sexy guy who she is undoubtedly falling for. What they both don’t realize is the actions of Alex’s parents are the reason for so much tragedy in Tristan’s family. And when Tristan discovers who Alex and her family really is, can he forgive and forget?
Slow Play was such a good read. Starting out I wasn't sure how I would feel about Tristian. He was a jerk in the other books and the beginning of this one was no different. But instead of pissing me off, it made him more endearing.
Alex is a former rich girl that is now living middle class. She says poor, but I don't see it that way. Anyways- her parents screwed up their and her future and left her broke for the most part. So she moves away to get a new start and takes her moms maiden name. Her plan is to stay away from people that remind her of her old life, but of course that doesn't last long since she becomes friends with Kelli who is friends with Jade and Lucy who are in relationships with Shep and Gabe and of course we cannot forget Tristian. Tristian throws Alex for a loop as soon as they meet and what we are left with is a fun ride full of sexual tension.
Tristian doesn't do relationships. He is just a one and done guy and he's a bit of an asshole. But when he meets Alex he starts rethinking things. I admit there were a lot of times I got mad at Tristian, not for things he would do, but just things he was thinking to himself.
This is very aptly titled because things do move at a slow pace for the first half of the book, but I actually enjoyed it that way and it was believable. These two really clicked no matter how much they tried to fight it. All in all it was a great read and I am really happy with the way things ended!
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review***
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About Monica Murphy
New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She's a workaholic who loves her job. When she's not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.