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Title: Slow Play
Series Name: The Rules Series #3
Author Name: Monica Murphy
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations
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He’s the player of all players…
Newly broke girl Alexandria Asher just wants to live a normal life. After her parents are sent to prison on embezzlement charges, she enrolls in college under her mother’s maiden name and tries her best to pretend she’s someone else.
Tristan Prescott is everything Alex is trying to avoid. A seemingly egotistical, lazy, rich jerk, she dumps her beer on his head when he comes on to her one night at a party. This only spurs Tristan into action. He loves nothing more than a challenge. And the beautiful Alex is exactly the type of challenge that intrigues him.
Despite her reluctance, Alex finds herself quickly involved with Tristan. Underneath that playboy exterior is a good guy, a sweet and sexy guy who she is undoubtedly falling for. What they both don’t realize is the actions of Alex’s parents are the reason for so much tragedy in Tristan’s family. And when Tristan discovers who Alex and her family really is, can he forgive and forget?
Tristan Prescott is the King of one and done. Now that his two best friends are in relationships his game is a little off. It's not really his skills as a player that are off though, he just happens to pick the wrong girl to go after. Alexandria shoots him down and it was so entertaining. His brand of flirting is so crude and vulgar. It's pretty sad that it usually works for him.
Slow Play had a pretty large list of supporting characters. I haven't read the first two books in the series but I intend to remedy that quickly. I loved all of the supporting characters. The instant attraction between Alex and Tristan is crazy hot. Tristan proves to be more than just a cocky asshole everyone expects him to be but it's because Alex brings out the best in him though he doesn't realize it. He's actually really smart as well. Once he feels the connection to Alex and the need to claim her he becomes monogamous and commited without even meaning to. He finally found the girl that completes him. The only problem is that her history is directly related to why he's been broken in the first place.
It doesn't come as a surprise that their histories once intersected without their knowledge. It even mentions it in the synopsis but there is still a twist I wasn't expecting. The blame game can be so damaging and it was painful to read. I have to say again how much I loved the supporting characters. They play a huge role in giving this story the HEA I was hoping for. Murphy can add me to her list of fans.
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About Monica Murphy
New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She's a workaholic who loves her job. When she's not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.