Book Review: Play For Keeps by Maggie Wells

About the Book

 Mixing business and pleasure is a dangerous game...

Tyrell Ransom, the new men's basketball coach, is ready to whip his team into shape and start winning some games. But when compromising photos of his soon-to-be-ex-wife with one of his players go viral, everything comes crashing down. With reporters thick on the ground, Ty and his team need some serious damage control―now.

When public relations guru Millie Jensen arrives in her leopard-print cape to save the day, things really heat up... Soon they're going to have to work double time to keep their white-hot chemistry out of the headlines.

My Thoughts

I loved this book and I loved Ty and Millie. I am kicking myself for not having discovered Maggie Wells earlier.  The consolation being that now I have found her, there are more books for me to read.

Ty, a college basketball coach is under pressure to lead a winning team, and if that’s not enough, he is left humiliated and reeling after his wife leaves him for one of his players. As the university PR guru, it’s Millie’s job to put a positive spin on this potential disaster. Being a strong and resourceful woman, the job is easy but her feelings towards Ty are something she struggles to control. When Ty sets his sights on Millie, her ability to keep her distance is further eroded.

I thought Ty and Millie were well suited as a couple. There is plenty of attraction and heat (the heat!!)  between them but what I most appreciated was their communication. They opened up to one another, peeling back their layers and exposing vulnerabilities. They did clash, but their honesty even while arguing was refreshing to read. I really enjoyed going on this journey with them.

If you’re worried about cheating, there is none. My one wish was that we knew more about Millie’s past, and what we do discover I wish was mentioned earlier. Her past greatly impacts how she lives her life today but we were teased throughout the book with only drips of information. 

The secondary characters provide the levity needed to balance this book and I loved Avery. I really hope she gets her own book because she is quite a “character”.

About the Author

By day, Margaret Ethridge/Maggie Wells is buried in spreadsheets. 

At night she pens tales of people tangling up the sheets. This author of feminist, sex-positive romance is the product of a charming rogue and a shameless flirt. Trust us, you only have to scratch the surface of this mild-mannered married lady to find a naughty streak a mile wide.