on October 13th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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?
Slow Play is the third book in the Rules Series, but I think each of these books could be read as a standalone. Although you probably want to go ahead and read Fair Game (book #1) and In the Dark (book #2) because they are just super cute and both such fun books to read! Plus the main characters from both of those books are mentioned in this one.
Honestly going into this book, I wasn’t sure if I would like Tristan Prescott. He comes off as such an arrogant bastard and is pretty much just out for one thing… himself. Okay maybe he is out for two things, himself and getting into random girls’ pants. But boy when he decides to set his sights on Alexandria Asher, the new girl in town, he goes all in. The sweet changes in him were so amazing to read. I loved when he would get all mushy gushy with Alexandria. Plus how awesome was it that he binge watched all the seasons of Sex and the City, just because he knew how much the show meant to her. I loved hearing him quote different episodes, it made me want to go back and watch the show all over again!
Alexandria was such a strong female lead. She went through a lot, due to the crappy (and illegal) decisions her parents made and it really made her step up and do better for herself. The chemistry between her and Tristan was perfect! It’s wasn’t a quick wham bam thank you ma’am for them. The connection was there from the beginning, but they let it simmer and then when they finally gave it, it was super skokie!
Monica Murphy is one of my favorite New Adult authors. She just knows how to suck the reader into the story, until you look up and you have finished the book. Not to mention, I love the dual point of views (POVs) that she writes; they are so well done!
If you are looking for a fun, light-hearted, sweet, and romantic read then definitely don’t pass this one up! In fact, go and grab the whole series!