Play Me by Katie McCoy: Review

Play Me by Katie McCoy: ReviewPlay Me by Katie McCoy
on January 27th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 224

Recipe For:
A Roll In The Hay Hot Crossed Buns Love


1 Chef (equal parts sexy and carefree)
1 Pianist (equal parts uptight and endearing)
1/8 inch of drywall between their apartments
2 opinions on everything

Combine all ingredients, mix vigorously, and be prepared for an explosion of heat.

Pianist Ella Thomas is training for the competition of her life. Finally in an apartment of her own, she can practice from dawn till dusk.
But she didn't bet on the sexy and frustrating neighbor keeping her up all night - even if he does cook like a maestro and kiss like it’s his job.

Jake Matson is living his dream as Head Chef at one of the most popular restaurants in San Francisco. He's easy going, flirtatious and not looking for love. He didn't expect to be completely distracted by the girl next door, whose buttoned-up appearance hides the seductive firecracker underneath.

What happens when opposites attract? As their tension fires up, can they create a new kind of music together or will everything boil over?

Stacia says…

Ella Thomas is a very serious musician and all she wants is to make it through the competition of a lifetime. So of course practicing at all hours of the night is just what she needs. What she doesn’t expect is her sexy neighbor, Jake Matson, to come banging on her door one night.
Jake is finally doing the job he has always dreamed of, as head chef at one of the top restaurants in the city. He worked super hard to get where he is and has crazy hours in order to maintain his success. So, when non-stop classical music interrupts his much needed sleep he intends to put a stop to it. What he doesn’t expect is to find a sexy woman, hidden behind the normal buttoned-up appearance he is use to seeing from her.

“Who was this woman who wore black shapeless dresses, blushed at each sexual insinuation, and wore red lace and garters? She was a mess of contradictions I was more than eager to explore. As long as I could explore the rest of her as well.”

Seeing the “real” Ella shine through, with the help of Jake’s attraction to her, was awesome. She was so insecure and shy at first, but I loved seeing the changes she made, largely due to Jake. I especially loved it when she told her instructor/ex-boyfriend off! He was such a jerk and deserved to be put in his place. I don’t know why she allowed him to treat her like that for so long.
Jake was awesome! From the way he helped Ella see the real her, to sticking up for her with her parents, and then to the mentoring he did with young kids; he was just amazing.
Plus I really liked the secondary characters- Jake’s best friend Dakota and of course Ella’s family was hilarious!

This book was a good combination of humor, romance/sexy time, and a little bit of drama. What I liked about the amount of “drama” the author included, was that it wasn’t over the top and it was wrapped up quickly, not dragged out for half of the book. My only complaint about this book would be that it ended kind of quickly and without an epilogue. I am a HUGE fan of epilogues. Plus, a pet peeve of mine, is when a book ends at 80% (or less). I feel like if you aren’t going to continue the story further, then just wrap it up and don’t include 20% of other “fluff.”
Overall, Play Me is a cute book that you will quickly finish, before you even realize you are that far into it. I look forward to seeing what author Katie McCoy writes next!


About Katie McCoy

Katie McCoy is a self proclaimed sushi addict, Cardinals baseball fanatic, and lover of all things theatrical. A St.Louis native transplanted to Brooklyn, she acts, sings, and shakes her booty when she isn’t writing books about hot men and the girls who love them.