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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Zuri Day crafts sizzling romantic tales that leave listeners yearning for more. Love in Play finds the curvaceous and wildly successful Dominique Clark finally feeling in charge of her life - until she meets Jake McDonald, her son’s gorgeous football coach. Their first encounter leads to several passionate nights, but out of the bedroom there’s no issue they won’t butt heads about. Dominique’s good sense tells her to end it, but something in her heart says this game might be worth the risk.

©2011 Zuri Day (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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Once or Maybe Twice in a Lifetime....

This story had a great beginning with the lead characters being instantly attracted to each other at first sight... like love at first sight... they had never spoken to each other and didn't know each other's name but they felt that over-whelming mutual attraction that you might get a chance to experience once or twice in a lifetime. Great start, good build of suspense and drama throughout with interesting characters and storylines. The novel held my attention.

What I didn't like about the story took place over the last few chapters. The novel had minor twists and turns sprinkled throughout but needed to have a "serious" twist to add to the drama. I didn't like the "serious" twist because it didn't make sense to me. She took a perfectly strong man, physically fit and seemingly mentally fit, with good character and strong morals during the majority of the novel, but then she weakens him in the final chapters for reasons that required me to suspend my disbelief way, way too much!.

"Break ups" and "make ups" are the meat and potatoes of most romance novels, but the premise of what this breakup/makeup was based on was too weak in my opinion. A happy ending and would recommend nevertheless!

The narrator did an excellent job.

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  • Tosha
  • FORT WORTH, TEXAS, United States
  • 04-17-13

Fulfilling Read...

Narrarator was great. Peele has improved greatly over the years. Zuri makes you a part of each detail. During games I felt like I was on the football field. During Intimacy I felt like I was there too. :)

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  • kechia
  • Harrisburg, PA, United States
  • 04-20-12

HOT!!!!

Zuri Day is quickly becoming one of my new favorites. I've even gone back to paperbacks for her.

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  • Loniandaj
  • Arlington, TX, United States
  • 02-15-13

Great Work

Would you listen to Love in Play again? Why?

Yes, this is one of the Audiobooks that I would listen to again. I'm actually thinking about getting this one in print. Ms. Day did a wonderful job with the imagery and story line.

What did you like best about this story?

I'm a sucker for a good romance. This one was believable. Not only did Day speak on the heart but she also touched on emotional issue of past childhood experiences.

Have you listened to any of Shari Peele’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. She did a wonderful job with the narration of this selection.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were times in the book when I wanted to cry. However, I definitely laughed out loud on a few occasions.

Any additional comments?

There were so many likable characters in this book. I thought Reggie was too funny, and Jake was just what the doctor ordered for Dominique.

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a really good listen!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, it was a great read a good man, a single mom trying to raise a young boy. Just a really good reason.

What other book might you compare Love in Play to and why?

I am not sure, Its not like anything i have read before

Which scene was your favorite?

not sure there where a few i dont like giving the book away

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen to this in one sitting. i was to good to stop i just had to know what was going to happen next.

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Hot! Hot! Hot!

This book... WOW! Definitely more than I expected with regards to the level of steam and heat!! Again I say.. WOW!

I also enjoyed that the lead female character was large and in charge! She owned her curves and was still viewed as beautiful and fashionable. I liked that this book describes a lead male character who typically likes a much different type of woman, fall head over heels for her without her begging or even initiating the affection. I enjoyed their authentic dialogue and that it wasn't a complete fairytale without any challenges and/or real life relatable situations when it came to both of their families. And ummm once again the "romantic scenes" in this book definitely had me blushing! Overall it was a good story!

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Good read

This book is pretty darn good. I wish Shari Peele would learn not to swallow and have dry mouth while she is reading. Maybe have a cup a water on hand and not so close to the mic would definitely help. Just a couple of suggestions. Every book she read I feel like her breath is right in my ear not a comfortable feeling.

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Great

I really liked this book and would recommend this book. I wish this book was a movie or TV show. I liked that a big beautiful woman knew she was beautiful and so did her men. Her Exs and her current man. It had a great storyline and sexual storylines. I liked how her man bonded with her son. That is how it should be.

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KEPTME GOING

What did you love best about Love in Play?

THE STORY LINE KEPT ME INTRIGUE BECAUSE I COULD RELATE

What other book might you compare Love in Play to and why?

NON OTHER BUT I DO ENJOY HER AS AN AUTHOR ALL TOGETHER

Have you listened to any of Shari Peele’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

YES SHE IS ALWAYS GOOD

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

WHEN THE JUSTIN SAID HE WISHES HE WAS HIS DAD

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  • Ebjaden
  • Downingtown, PA, United States
  • 12-10-17

Single mom wins again.

I absolutely loved this story. It's not easy being a working mother trying to hold down a relationship. This book was a pleasant listen. it wasn't a fast race to a happy ending but a somewhat realistic view of the ups and downs in maintaining a a relationship when both parties have issues.