Review: Getting Played by Lexxie Couper

Format: eARC
Publisher: Samhain
Pages: 202 pages
Release Date: July 22, 2014
Source of my copy: Rock Star PR
Series: Heart of Fame # 7
Synopsis (from Goodreads)
It all starts with sex under a desk…
After yet another month without a lead singer, the band Synergy is on the verge of calling it quits. Which drives Jaxon Campbell, keyboardist and perpetual player, to do something dangerous—hit up a woman with contacts—and curves—in all the right places. Trouble is, the last time he saw her, he kind of broke her heart. And stole her cherished, autographed AC/DC album.
Natalie Thorton, Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, knows everyone who’s anyone in Australia’s music industry. She’s driven and utterly professional and doesn’t have room in her schedule for relationships.
When Jaxon strides into her office, all of Natalie’s suppressed sexual urges—the ones born in Jax’s arms—surge to the surface. He wants something from her? Well, she wants something from him. Orgasms. Lots of them.
How can Jax say no? He’s never forgotten her, and it’s not like they’re going to fall in love. But just who’s playing who? And whose heart is going to fall first?

Warning: Contains a sexual challenge involving sex in public places, sex in private places, sex in moving cars, sex against windows and sex in the company of an oblivious federal politician. So basically, we’re talking about getting laid. A lot.

The warning does not lie, you guys. There was a lot of spicy sex in this book and you're going to want a cold beverage when you read Getting Played. There was a lot of funny parts in this book and was a lively romp of a read.

Jaxon Campbell was a famous rock star and charming, womanizing playboy. He gets himself in scrapes but always managed to get himself out with a winning smile and by cracking jokes. His band Synergy was about to call it quits after unsuccessfully finding a lead singer when Jax volunteered to talk to the one person he thought could help the band: his ex-girlfriend Natalie Thornton, now the Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Though Jax broke Nat's heart and stole her prized autographed AC/DC album, she decided to help him. But in exchange for her help, Nat wanted mind-blowing sex with multiple orgasms like the kind he used to give her in return. Jax might have broken her heart but no one could satisfy her in bed like he did. To Nat it was a business deal, but Jax realized that the girl he let get away years ago might be the only one for him. Can Jaxon convince Nat to give him a second chance?

I really enjoyed Getting Played. Even thought it is the seventh in the series and I haven't read any of the other books (actually, this is my first by Lexxie Couper), I had no problems getting into this one. It was well-written and well-paced with some hilarious banter between Jax and Nat and silly hijinks. While there were a lot of steamy encounters, I didn't feel the story didn't suffered for it. Jax and Nat had great chemistry and both were very likable.

I really can't find anything to complain about Getting Played. I mean, it was not one of those "O.M.G. this is the best book I've read!" kind of book but it was a really fun, sexy read and I liked its effervescent tone. I might pick up a few of the previous books in the series or other books by Couper since I enjoyed this one so much. If you have a hankering for a fast, very spicy and lighthearted second-chance romance read, you'll enjoy this book. This is also a good book to read to get you out of a reading slump.

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