Hey, guys! I am so excited to review this book because it feels like I haven’t posted a review in forever, but also because I absolutely adored this book! It was sexy and romantic and captivating, but it also dealt with some really difficult topics like mental health, low self-esteem, feelings of unworthiness, sexual assault and rape, so please keep all of that in mind because the sexual assault and rape scene is terrifying and explicit and it will definitely trigger you if you have gone through anything like that, and I do not want you to put yourself through that if you are not ready. But let’s go ahead and jump right into the review!
When Raina Beck is given an invitation to The Players Club, all she wants is a night of decadence with a gorgeous, sexy stranger. The seductive, mysterious man she meets fulfills her deepest desires and most erotic fantasies, giving her a night she’ll never forget. But forgetting him isn’t quite so easy.
Logan Cruz prefers his women submissive and compliant in the bedroom . . . everything the independent Raina is not. Yet from the first moment he lays eyes on her, he’s determined to make Raina his. Despite her resistance. When Logan is assigned to protect Raina from a stalker, everything between them changes. Sex becomes more than just physical, and emotions run deep. Falling in love was never on Raina’s agenda, but can she let go of the past and surrender the one thing he wants the most . . . her heart?
I absolutely freaking loved this book. Like I just really love the love story that we see. It’s sexy, it’s fun, it’s emotional and it’s real! I absolutely recommend that you pick this up if you don’t feel you will be triggered by the aforementioned topics because it is just so freaking good!
However, this is a story that I just fell in love with instantly. I loved the chemistry between Raina and Logan, and I absolutely loved how patient and kind but also super dominant and sexy Logan is. He is essentially the full package. And he’s also kinky, so there’s that. I also was kinda sorta picturing him as a young Hugh Jackman and my god. What a sexy sight, am I right?
I also really love Raina’s character so much. She goes through so much development over the course of the book! She actually should be an example of what strong female characters can be, in my opinion. It’s not always about being kickass physically and killing people and shit. She is strong and independent because of what she has gone through. And she still has a way to go because that is how it works. You get better day-to-day, and I honestly am just so proud of her for doing that!
I am not going into the details, but I just wanted to issue yet another trigger warning for sexual assault, rape, and attempted rape in this book. It is very explicit, very terrifying and upsetting and it will definitely trigger you if you aren’t in a good place. Stay away from this book if you are still healing.
But overall, I really enjoyed this book, and I definitely want to read more from Erika Wilde!
And there you have it! That was my review of Playing With Temptation by Erika Wilde. What is your current favorite read? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this review today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!