Saturday, July 27, 2013

[Kame's Review]: "Playing the Part"

Playing the Part by Robin Covington
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen (June 10, 2013)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
After publicly self-destructing over a heartbreak a year ago, bestselling romance writer Piper James is now making nice with her publisher by agreeing to teach Hollywood's favorite action star how to act like he's in love. Only playboy Mick Blackwell has no clue what love looks like. When a seductive heat ignites between Piper and Mick, she jumps at the chance for a bit of fun between the sheets, but with two stipulatons: she's kept out of the public eye and things end when she returns to New York. Only Mick keeps changing the rules on her. Tempted by America's favorite bad boy, Piper is wondering how far she's willing to bend...



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Kame's Review:

Mick Blackwell is Hollywood royalty.  His father is a two time Oscar winner, it’s a conclusion he has the same star power. Mick has been acting since he was a child, has kept his nose relatively clean and now is an action movie star desperately trying to branch out and mold himself to an actor that people think of in many different roles. He has never fallen in love and doesn’t know how to say the word relationship. Piper James is a writer, a bestselling author no less, whose books are made into movies.  She is desperately trying to get her writing career back on track after a stumble.  Maybe her best friend and agent would not call having a very public meltdown and lashing out when you find your fiancĂ© a few weeks before the wedding in the arms of someone else a stumble; especially when he is a hot A-List actor. Piper has been tabloid fodder and she hasn’t written a word in almost a year, to make her publisher happy Piper has been enlisted to go to the movie set for one of her books to give the lead actor a few pointers.  Hard to believe but Mick Blackwell is not doing a convincing job as the lead love interest.

Mick is a great character, and even though he admits to never being in a relationship or even wanting one I didn’t feel he was a cad. He was just honest.  There were little things about his character that impressed me; he is renting the pool house from a friend who is a recovering alcoholic and when asked by his agent why there is no alcohol in his house, he states he is supporting his friend. I also appreciated how he treated Piper. And when they have a falling out he is not bitter towards Piper. Piper nails the reason behind Mick’s lack of understanding of the character and tries to resist the sparks. She seemed too timid for me for a New Yorker, but that might have been brought on by the tabloid drama. For a character whose occupation was a romance writer she was very leery of a romance with Mick. They have sparks right away but no real “love” connection was realize until people tried to profit from Mick and Piper seeing each other. They had a lot of sexual chemistry that was great to read, however I did not feel an emotional connection. An emotional connection would need to be present for them to have a forever love with all the challenges this high profile couple would experience.

Sometimes secondary characters are fluffy characters.  In this book each one had a purpose and I could imagine the character in my mind.  My favorite was Piper’s best friend Chris. The two of them had great banter. Some of my favorite lines of the book were between these two. He was so protective of her, and in the emotional state Robin Covington portrayed Piper in, she would need someone as strong as Chris to not be in a worse publicity nightmare than she was. I also liked Mick’s two friends that helped him during the conflict.   I would love to see a book or two with Lincoln and Jack as the heroes!

This was a great easy read. Nothing that needed absolute quiet so you could concentrate, but a plot that kept moving and was easy to understand so that I was looking forward to getting back to my Kindle when I had a moment. I would definitely pick up another Robin Covington book without hesitation.


  4 STARS!


Kame received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for her honest opinion.

Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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Ooh, putting it on my list! :)

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Enjoy! Until Next Time, Photobucket *TBQ's Book Palace is a member of both the Amazon and Barnes and Nobles affiliates program. By using the links provided to buy products from either website, I receive a very small percentage of the order. To read my full disclosure on the matter, please see this post!


  1. Oh I've been wanting to read her. Will have to look into this one. Mick sounds great and I LOVE when an author really nails the secondary characters like that. Thanks for the heads up Kame!

  2. Anna - I bet you will enjoy it! I read a few this week that had great male characters...look for reviews to come!
    Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  3. Wickedly DeliciousJuly 28, 2013 at 5:47 AM

    Great review Kame. Love a hero that is a true friend and love novels where I get to fall in love with the secondary characters as well.


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