Thursday, June 20, 2013
Playing the Part - Robin Covington
Playing the Part is exactly what I needed to read last week. Right after I finished it, I had a big smile on my face and was just...happy. Because who doesn't enjoy a well-written Happily Ever After?
Robin Covington creates a cast of characters that totally compliment each other. Piper, even with her understandable issues, has enough gumption to balance out superstar Mick. She doesn't let his ego get in her way and has the guts to stand her ground when needed. It is so nice to see that -- and what I especially liked was their communication. The all-to-common "lets jump to completely irrational conclusions and make knee-jerk decisions without giving the other party a chance to explain so we can wallow in our own misery for months on end before learning the truth" was missing and it was nice to read. The secondary characters were well-developed and didn't feel superfluous and I actually "woohoo'd" when the...nope, no spoilers here. Lets just say that the villian gets what he deserves.
Another aspect of this book that I feel needs to be mentioned and appreciated is the ethnic diversity in this book -- I can't think of another book off the top of my head with a bi-racial hero. I know there are others out there, but it is a shame that one doesn't come to mind. So kudos, Ms. Covington. Hopefully more authors will follow your lead.
All in all, Playing the Part is a fun, flirty, unffy read that will keep you entertained from start to finish.
**Thank you to Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read Playing the Part in exchange for an honest review**