Play with Me (Novella)

Play with Me (Novella)

by Lisa Renee Jones

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The warmth of Thanksgiving gives a dedicated reporter and a powerful businessman a chance to count their blessings in this tender, sensual novella from Lisa Renee Jones.
Kali Miller has spent three years reporting fluff stories for a small-town Texas paper, waiting for the opportunity to pen the article that will launch her career to new heights. That dream has never felt further away when she suddenly finds herself out of work, forced to take a job as an executive secretary at a Las Vegas casino. But that’s exactly where Kali meets the subject of what will surely be a shocking exposé: her boss, Damion Ward, the casino’s arrogant and undeniably sexy CEO.
Watching Damion make his cold, calculating business maneuvers, Kali is positive she’s doing the right thing. But after Damion invites her to help him plan a Thanksgiving charity event, Kali begins to see another side of the man. And when she surrenders to the exhilarating tension that’s been simmering between them since day one, Kali becomes part of her own story, which she hopes will have a happy ending.

Praise for Play with Me
“[A] wonderful short story that will make you believe in fairy tale endings and happily ever afters.”The Reading Cafe
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804178396
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 114
Sales rank: 327,678
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lisa Renee Jones is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the highly acclaimed Inside Out series, which has sold to more than twelve countries for translation and been optioned for television by STARZ Network.

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Play with Me (Novella) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this quick casino based hot story! Worth the read as usual by lisa!!! Continued success in your writing Traci south fl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Cherryreads More than 1 year ago
Play with me is a novella by one of my favorite authors Lisa Renee Jones. This short story introduces us to Kali Miller and Damion Ward. It takes place in Las Vegas and goes by almost as fast as twenty dollars in the slot machines. I liked this story, but it was a little slow in the beginning. I felt like eventually the characters were developed well. In this story you will find hot sex, deception and a few tear jerking moments. There is a little predictability, but overall a very enjoyable story. I wouldn’t mind reading more about these two.
LisaMiller More than 1 year ago
This was not long enough but I really enjoyed it and now I need to more from Kali and Damion. Kali needed to be as far away from her old life, but when she gets to Vegas she finds more than she was looking for. Kali found everything she always wanted and more. I'm hoping that we will hear more about  Kali' s new life. Lisa, I've been spoiled with The Inside Out Series, but this was just as awesome. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
another good book by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hot,sexy, and loving!
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Angela and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog This novella originated from the anthology Heating Up the Holidays. Should have kept that name because this is the perfect read to heat up your holiday. Play with me is a sweet and a quick hot read. She is bruised but not broken. Her current situation is unemployed in a new town, but she is determined to make things work. Kali is a reporter by trade having to take a secretarial job to make ends meet. Lucky girl, she lands a job for a wealthy, handsome and very bossy man. Kali is ready to go head on with this challenge but is she prepared to work for someone who she has mutual attraction to? It won’t be easy; trust and her past will be their biggest issue. Play with Me was such a fun and sexy read. I enjoyed Kali and Daimon’s story. I love that they both know what they want in life, and they just went for it including what they want from each other. There was very little angst and the steam factor is high, a typical for Ms. Jones’ books. Looking for a quickie this weekend? I recommend this novella. *ARC provided by publisher
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ Stars When the opportunity to get away from her overbearing father and be independent our heroine takes it and moves from Texas to Las Vegas. But sometimes a too good to be true offer is just that, too good to be true! The job that Kali was promised disappeared while she was on her way and she finds herself out of work and a long way from home.  So what does she decide to do?  Find another job in Vegas and keep her independence! Kali is hired by a man that reminds her to much of the men in her life that she has left behind in Texas.  He is rich, powerful and all alpha male. She accepts the job offer to be his assistant and to work with him to find out who is leaking secrets about his company.  The more time they spend together the more Kali sees the man beneath the exterior.  Damion Ward is all powerful male, but there is another side to him that has Kali taking a chance on him. He swears that he doesn’t mix business and pleasure but Kali is pulling him into a relationship.   Will she be able to find that other side that Damion hides?  Can Damion keep Kali from running? Hero: Damion Ward 4.5 stars Heroine: Kali Miller 4.5 stars Plot:  4.5 stars Steam Level:  4.5 stars Cliffhanger:  Yes Would I recommend this book:  Yes.  This is a heartwarming love story that will have you rooting for Damion and Kali to find their HEA together.  This is a short enjoyable read for those that want a feel good read! Would I recommend this author:  Yes.  Ms. Jones is an amazing author that constantly produces remarkable reads for her fans!  I cannot wait to read more by this author.  She needs to be on your must read author list if you don’t have her there already!   ***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of her books I've read, and this one is no exception. I wish it had been a longer book. I would have liked more on Kali's ex and her father and the issue with Maggie seemed swept over. But still a good and easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable story just wish I realized I already owned it as part of a boxed set.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Takes you in immediately which i love This is a relatively new author for me but so far every book i read just gets better Looking forward to more good reads
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Novella, I want more!! Kali wanted a job as a reporter, but her job fell through so now she needs to find a different job. She left her old life to start new away from her father and ex. She gets a once in a lifetime job offer working as an executive secretary at a Las Vegas casino. When she meets her new sexy boss Damion, she is instantly attracted to him. Damion has always been a cold calculating business man. When he meets Kali he wants her and will stop at nothing to have her. This book is hot, but has a great story. It left me wanting more. Even though it is a novella, it is a wonderful story that leaves you feeling complete. I would love to see the author Lisa Renee Jones write some more books with these characters. It was great!! A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
clpetit56 More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Play With Me in exchange for an honest review. It wasn't until I was several pages into the book that I realized the story sounded familiar. Sure enough, I had purchased Heating Up The Holidays 3-Story Bundle in October 2013 and one of the stories was Play With Me by Lisa Renee Jones. I don't EVER re-read books, but this book just pulled me in and wouldn't let me go until I finished it. There is a reason why Lisa Renee Jones will always be one of my favorite authors. She writes awesome stories with characters that stay with you long after you are done with the book. Play With Me is a addictive, steamy, captivating, intriguing, and mysterious love story with a HEA. The physical attraction between Damion and Kali is white hot, their desire for one another an unstoppable force of nature. You can feel the sexual chemistry between them and you can't wait to see what happens. Play With Me is a quick, hot, sexy and enjoyable read!
LRSternfeld More than 1 year ago
I received this ARC Novella for a fair review.  Every time I think I have read the best Lisa Renee Jones offers, I come across another book that blows me away! Play With Me is the story of Damion Ward and Kalli Miller and is based in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. If you miss this novella, you'll never forgive yourself. Enjoy!
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
Fairy tale endings and happily ever after: Release Date October 28, 2014 PLAY WITH ME by Lisa Renee Jones is the first storyline in the HEATING UP THE HOLIDAYS anthology. The premise focuses on Vegas casino CEO Damion Ward and Kali Miller.  It is a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving and we find Kali Miller starting a new job as secretary to the very sexy and very busy Damion Ward. But before the week is through, Kali will discover that there is more to the man and the job than meets the eye. Damion is a man possessed and he wants Kali for his very own. The storyline is one of forbidden love and a building relationship. Lisa Renee Jones pulls the reader into a sensual and erotic storyline about two people who will fall in love over Chinese food, secret pasts and, personal and business betrayal. The characters are as colorful as the world in which they work-it's Vegas, baby and no where is there a more interesting collection of employees with axes to grind and secrets to reveal. And you will fall in love with Damion and Kali as they wind their way through a maze of potential heartbreak, embarrassing revelations and falling in love.  PLAY WITH ME is another wonderful short story that will make you believe in fairy tale endings and happily ever afters.
busymama49 More than 1 year ago
I love it when two damaged or bruised souls meet and find they belong together. The pages incinerate in your hands as you read this story. Kali is running from an alcoholic and abusive father. Damon is trying to succeed and move on from gut clenching loss of his mother 15 years ago. Time is supposed to heal all and as our couple soon finds out, giving of yourself to good endeavors help. Supporting a charity that helps the homeless, including teenagers, becomes a passion. As always, Lisa Renee Jones delivers an exciting and passionate novella that provides quick entertainment for those of us that devour everything she writes.