Play Date by Kate Donovan #Review

Posted August 7, 2015 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 11 Comments

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Play Date by Kate Donovan #Review
Play Date


Series: #3 Play Makers
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Beyond the Page
Released on August 27, 2014
Pages: 349
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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I picked this one up some time ago and I must have been in a certain mood. Apparently, I waited too long because when I started reading it recently, it didn’t do it for me.

I read a couple of chapters and then closed it.

I didn’t read anything bad or awful. There was a light, playful tone to the story. It was about a pro football player watching his friends getting serious about women and him stuck falling for women who were all taken- and not being able to get over that attraction. He had a one night fling with a nice unattached gal at his teammate’s wedding, but let it go and since then, nothing. He knows that Rachel is who he should be going for, but she doesn’t really draw him so he moves on.

He gets up to trouble at a bar when he thinks that it is his coach’s sister in law (twin to the wife) who he gets it on with off by themselves, and he is imagining it is the coach’s wife, but then he discovers he had indeed hooked up with the coach’s wife. She was mad when she found out he thought she was his sister and he was disappointed that he broke the unspoken rule of messing with the coach’s wife.

At this point, I was just meh about the set up so decided to move on. Maybe it’s the summer heat, just a mood, or what, but I wasn’t interested enough to continue.

This is a sports romance and it was of a lighter tone and seemed primed to bring on the heat so if that works for you then give it a whirl.

My thanks to Net Galley for the opportunity to read this story in exchange for an honest review.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Red Iza
6 years ago

I don’t think I would have been interested either. Well, we usually have a ton of e-books, I know I have, some I bought long ago when my tastes were different, or I’d read a particular review. I don’t think they’re all great, lol 😉

Sophia Rose
6 years ago
Reply to  Red Iza

I still feel bad when a book hits my DNF pile, but lately I’ve gotten better about pushing through when I’m not really interested. I know I must have been enthusiastic at one point, but I just could care less about the hero flitting from woman to woman while the gal he should be with impatiently waits for him to get a clue.

Lindy Gomez
Lindy Gomez
6 years ago

This story sounds meh. Too bad it didn’t work out for you.

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

Sophia Rose
6 years ago
Reply to  Lindy Gomez

I think I was in a sports romance craze last year so grabbed up anything along those lines. This one is probably meant to be hot and flirty as he sorts out what he wants in a woman and a good woman waiting for him to get his act together, but I just didn’t have the patience for it to develop.

Alyssa Susanna
6 years ago

Yikes. This is a no. I like sports romances too, but err, not this one, I suppose. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy this book, Sophia! DNFs suck :/

Excellent review! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

Sophia Rose
6 years ago
Reply to  Alyssa Susanna

I always want to enjoy a book, but with three chapters of a guy just fooling around with women he shouldn’t be, I just couldn’t engage. Guess it was a ‘no’ for me, too!

Anna@herding cats&burning soup

That doesn’t sound like one for me either. That storyline so far would not be my thing. Bummer you got hit with a meh.

Sophia Rose
6 years ago

Yeah, I just didn’t have the patience for him to get over his thing for both his friend’s wife and for the coach’s wife while a perfectly eligible gal is waiting in the wings for him to get a clue. Probably was a good story, but I just couldn’t work myself up to caring enough to continue.

Anna@herding cats&burning soup
Reply to  Sophia Rose

Yeah when you find yourself just not caring enough it’s time to close up shop and move on. Frustrating when that happens but at least you’re able to say that’s enough and try another.

Lover Of Romance
6 years ago

Too bad this didn’t work out for you. The set up doesn’t seem too interesting, I do hate it when you find a story that doesn’t work for you.

Sophia Rose
6 years ago

I didn’t realize what it would be like once I started reading and then there is the fact that I grabbed it a while ago and must have just grabbed it b/c it was a sports romance.