Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 3 of 8 of With Me series
Rating: 18+ for language, sexual content
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17201095-play-with-me
In this book, we follow Jules’s brother Will as he meets Megan (who is friend of Jules and Nat) and falls in love for the first time. Problem is, Megan has a hard time being in love.
We have seen a little bit of Will from the last book and get to see how he is. Perhaps like many star athletes, he had a big ego and loved the attention he got for being the star football player. We get to see Will come down from his own pedestal as Megan does not care that he’s famous or that he’s rich.
Megan is a stubborn, sarcastic, funny kind of girl who doesn’t let anyone tell her what to do. She’s had a rough upbringing and still living it as she pays her mother to basically stay out of her life. She does a very noble profession as she works as a nurse and perhaps it’s one of those things that make her likeable.
When Megan and Will finally get together you can quickly see why they work. Proby has a way of writing complex characters with different kinds of backgrounds. Megan needs Will to help her believe in love again and the trouble that she has to admit it to herself is evident on the page.
Once again the love scenes between the two characters are plentiful (as they have been in the previous two books). Sometimes there are a little bit redundant as you have read similar interactions in the previous books. It would have been more interesting to read this aspect if she changed it up (like when she had the sex scene on the car. It was different and added another element to the relationship).
I would have enjoyed the book more if Proby dived deeper into Megan’s relationship with her mother. That dynamic would have been interesting to unfold and certainly would have explained more of why Megan had a hard time admitting her love for Will. Also, it would have helped to have more of a development with Megan’s relationship with Leo. We just brush over Leo and why they were such good friends. We understand why they are distant but didn’t really connect with the relationship to feel the pain Megan felt.
The With Me series:
Book #1 – Come Away With Me
Book #2 – Fight With Me
Book #3 –Play With Me
Book #4 – Rock With Me
Book #5 – Safe With Me
Book #6 – Tied With Me
Book #7 – Breathe With Me
Book #8 – Forever With Me (available in September 2014)