by Katy Regnery
Published by Self Published on January 9, 2014
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Violet Smith and Zach Aubrey have history…
…the kind of history he regrets and she wishes she could forget.
She was the girl. The only girl. Ever.
Nine years have passed since heavy-metal songwriter, Zach, slept with, then walked away from, his best friend, Violet. But that doesn’t change the fact that he’s never gotten over her.
He shattered her heart.
Despite the years that have passed, chick-lit novelist, Violet, vividly recalls the pain of Zach's rejection, and hates that she's never been able to completely let go of the brooding boy who turned his back on her.
When the rocker and the writer find themselves thrown back together in a strange twist of fate, their chemistry is just as scorching as ever, but old wounds don’t just disappear. Even if Zach can explain why he walked away from Violet, can she find the courage to trust him again? Together they will discover if a love that broke them both is worth a second chance at forever.
Playing songs, playing for keeps…
…Playing for Love at Deep Haven
Playing for Love at Deep Haven is the first book in Katy Regnery’s new series Enchanted Places. Not only is this a new series but this is also Katy’s first adult romance series that includes steamier love scenes. Katy has increased the sexual chemistry between the characters but at the same time still focuses on their emotions. Zach and Violet were college friends. They were best friends. They truly understood each other and accepted each other. But when their friendship moves from flirting to sex Violet is left with a broken heart. Flash forward 9 years and fate brings them back together. Is this a second chance for love? Can Violet forgive and trust Zach?
I loved this story! This story has heartache, laughter, romance and face blushing scenes that makes you want to grin! Time has passed and Violet and Zach have changed (physically and emotionally). So when fate brings these two back together at first there was no recognition – my heart was pounding!! Katy set up the scene so brilliantly that I was holding my breath!! The banter between Zach and Violet before they realized who each other was had me at the edge of my seat (and had me screaming it’s him, it’s her to my Nook). I couldn’t stop reading until the moment was revealed and then I kept wanting to read more.
I really liked that this story alternates between the point of view of Zach and Violet. This was a nice way to make a connection with both characters. You get to know the thoughts and feelings for both characters, so the story wasn’t one sided. With the flashbacks to their college days and the breakup it was nice to read from both point of views. It is clear they both could have handled things better (and that Zach wasn’t the big jerk I thought he was going to be). And as their grown-up versions reconnect I couldn’t help myself from wishing they would have a happy ever after ending. But they do have some unresolved issues to overcome, so this was a realistic story and not a quick “let’s kiss and make up” story. Zach is a songwriter and Violet a poet, so there are scenes that were so romantic that made me just sigh (and wish my husband would express himself in that way!!).
I loved Playing for Love at Deep Haven ! This is the third book I have read from Katy and I get more impressed with her writing with each book I read. Katy does a great job of writing the sex scenes and had just the right amount of them. The steamy scenes are not a distraction to the real story : Zach and Violet are given a second chance for love and have to learn to not make the same mistakes from their past. All romance fans should definitely read this!