Emma Hart is slowly starting to become one of my favorite NA authors. Playing for Keeps is book two in the The Game series and tells the story of Mags and Aston.
Blurb: From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Emma Hart, comes the second book in The Game series, and the story everyone wanted after The Love Game… She's in love with him. He's trying not to love her. One night changes everything. Aston Banks never meant to get close to Megan Harper – not even for that one night. Haunted by a childhood he refuses to face, he knew she could break through every wall he’d ever built and tear them down without even realising she was doing it. Betraying Braden by starting a relationship with Aston wasn’t on Megan’s to-do list, but the second she sees a glimpse of someone other than the arrogant ass she’s come to know, she can’t walk away. Aston’s childhood is worse than Megan ever guessed, but as he tries and fails to push her away, it’s clear her love is stronger than the demons that cling to him every day. And now, because of it, he finally has to deal with what he’s buried deep down. What he doesn’t want to face. What he’s fought against for so long. And they have to do it all without Braden finding out. Keeping a relationship secret has never been harder. **This book can be read as a standalone novel, but reading The Love Game (The Game, #1) beforehand is advised.** GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17341528-playing-for-keeps
My Review: In book one we get introduced to Megan as the girl that's the mastermind behind getting her two best friends together. She had this witty personality and great comebacks. In this book, her personality doesn't disappoint us. She still has witty comebacks and a her personality is so well developed, it's hard not to fall in love with the girl. Then we have our Aston. The guy who every one sees as a playboy and are very dismissive of him. Never judge a book by its cover fits our Aston to the T. His treatment of the girls is the outcome of his broken past, not to say that's a good thing. But the more we learn about our hero, the more we sympathize with him. So somewhere between the back story and the on going story, Emma weaves us a neat path that allows us to fall in love with both of her characters. I had found myself to skip dialogues that involve every other character just so I could get to the areas where Aston and Megs face-off. Over all, I LOVE this book. I loved it more than the first book. This book had certainly earned a place in my heart. 5-Stars. THE LOVE GAME PURCHASE LINKS: Amazon US ~ Amazon UK ~ Barnes & Noble  ~ Kobo ~ iTunes ~ Smashwords PLAYING FOR KEEPS PURCHASE LINKS: Amazon US ~ Amazon UK ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Kobo ~ iBooks ~ Smashwords   AND the giveaway *Open Internationally* a Rafflecopter giveaway