Review: Playing Dirty by Susan Andersen (@NetGalley)(Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)

Posted July 25, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 3 Comments


From Goodreads: When old enemies are thrown together, all bets are off…

Way back in high school, golden boy Cade Gallari publicly revealed he’d slept with “fat girl” Ava Spencer to win a bet. Now a decade older and a head turner with her own concierge business, Ava isn’t the gullible dreamer she once was— and she plans to prove it when Cade, hotter than ever, breezes back into town with an offer she can’t refuse.
A documentary film producer, Cade is shooting a movie about the mysterious mansion Ava inherited. And he wants her as his personal concierge. She’s certainly professional enough to be at his beck and call without giving him everything he wants. Like another shot at having her in his bed. But Ava doesn’t count on Cade’s determination. Because he’s never gotten over her— and he’s not above playing dirty to score a second chance at a red–hot future…

Requested from NetGalley by Me
Overall Rating 3.50
Character Rating 3.75
Romance Rating 3.50
Story Rating 3.25
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NOTE: This is part of a trilogy but can be read as a stand alone. I haven’t read the first two books (I am going to pick them up though) and didn’t feel like I was missing key information at all.

What I Loved: I loved that Ava was a size 12/14, smart, sexy, accomplished, and still vulnerable. I even loved how she handled her insecurities by acknowledging them, giving them a few minutes, and then moving on! That just rang true to me because we all have those conversations in our head. Playing Dirty is the 3rd in the sisterhood diaries and it is the moments when all 3 gals are on the page that I really loved the story! I also really loved Beks and the friendship she developed with Ava. Really, overall the girl power in this book just rocked!

What I liked: Cade was actually likable despite how you are introduced to him in the beginning. I really started feeling for the guy and rooting for everything to work out between him and Ava. I think, in large part, due to the fact that he had been trying to apologize for several years.

Complaints: I really did not like the “Tony” storyline at all and found myself hoping those sections would be over soon.

Why I gave it a 3.50: This was a truly enjoyable summer read that I would recommend to any of my girlfriends!

Susan Andersen

Cutting Loose (Sisterhood Diaries, #1)Bending the Rules (Sisterhood Diaries, #2)Playing Dirty (Sisterhood Diaries, #3)

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3 responses to “Review: Playing Dirty by Susan Andersen (@NetGalley)(Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)

  1. Aisle B

    Nice to see a real woman in a book. I think I would love Ava since she sounds like a true person.Who is Tony? I guess I'll have to read it myself 😉

  2. Missie

    Well, now I want to read this just because of Ava's size. Maybe all hope is not lost for me. LOL

  3. Melissa (Books and T

    Ah this does sound like a good summer read. Oh and I love that you didn't read in order! I'm SO not alone!!! *dances* Excuse me… 😉