Sunday, August 2, 2015

ARC REVIEW - PLAY IT AGAIN (PRG Investigations #2) by Ashley Stoyanoff:

TITLE: Play It Again
SERIES: PRG Investigations
AUTHOR: Ashley Stoyanoff
AGE GROUP: New Adult
GENRE: Romance
RELEASE DATE: August 4, 2015
PUBLISHER: Ashley Stoyanoff
FORMAT: eBook and Paperback
PAGES: Approx. 180

RATING: 5 Stars!

Ten days ago, someone threw a brick through my front window. Nine days ago, someone keyed my truck right in my driveway. Eight days ago, someone spray painted the words ‘stay away’ across my garage door. That one really pissed me off. The jerk didn’t even have the courtesy to tell me what the hell I need to stay away from.

Each day it’s something new, a new piece of my property vandalized, and I’ve had enough.

Wanting a security system, something with cameras so I can catch the vandal, I let my best friend hook me up with her cousin, a private investigator with the PRG Investigations team.

His name is Vance and I’ve secretly been in love with him for three years. He’s a badass, a little scary, incredibly hot, and he’s never showed an interest in me … until now.

REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

5 “So Damn Pretty” Stars!
Exciting and Clever. Another Great Read from Ashley Stoyanoff! 

The Review: 
Play It Again is the second book in the PRG Investigations series, and though it can be read as a stand alone, you really need to read the first book so you can get all the insights into the three hotties that make up the PRG team. Plus, the first book was just a great read!

This book features Vance who we met in book one. Right from the start, I knew Vance was going to be a favorite and I wasn’t wrong. He stands out in an exceptional way with his patience, his caring and his vulnerability. I couldn’t get enough of him!

Piper is having some trouble. For the past two weeks, someone has been vandalizing her home in different ways, leaving an unexpected and unwanted surprise each day. It’s obvious she has an enemy but she just can’t seem to get the cops interested enough to take lead on the situation, so her bestie Kim, calls in her cousin, Vance, from PRG Investigations. Piper has knows Vance for years, since her and Kim roomed together at college. But Piper’s shyness and introvert-ness has kept him at arm's length. Now she has to trust him to keep her safe.

Vance has kept an eye on Piper for years, under the pretense of coming to his cousin’s aid whenever something would break in her apartment that she shared with Piper. He never made a move on Piper because he could sense her hesitation towards him, but now she needs him and he sees an opening he just can’t resist.

This book had a great mystery surrounding the happenings at Piper’s expense. I was kept in delightful suspense, waiting to see what would happen next and the author did a fabulous job giving us clues but never letting on too early what was really happening. I loved it. Usually, I can guess these things quickly. I enjoyed the not knowing. It was refreshing and intense.

Piper and Vance had great chemistry and their interactions were funny, romantic, sweet, energetic and steamy sexy! Piper was a solid heroine and she wasn’t apt to just sit back and let the men take care of things. She got involved and I enjoyed her strength and tenacity. Vance was a total hottie! I loved his alpha tendencies but I also loved his vulnerability as he navigated Pipers defenses and broke through her walls with care and tenderness, all the while fearful of her rejection. These two were just amazing together.

I also enjoyed the recurring characters and how it all tied in together with the first book. The next book will feature Wes, the third partner in their team. And with the ending of book two marking the beginnings of book three, I can’t wait to see how funny and carefree Wes deals with all the emotional baggage his past love running into him will cause. It’s going to be so exciting!

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