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Chloe Robinson is determined to be more spontaneous, exciting, and ‘fun’—whatever that means. Her resolve is put to the test when she learns her twin sister has arranged for them to return to their junior year at Brighton University with a road trip across the country with their best friend, Cooper, and the one person Chloe works to avoid at all costs: Tyler Banks.
Tyler Banks is the heir to Banks Luxury Resorts and Hotels, and this year’s “star football player.” Tyler’s life and future appear bright and endless as the universe, except, his life is in a constant state of balance and currently his greatest balancing act is allowing Chloe to ignore him and believe he’s her enemy when she’s becoming his reason to succeed.
Two and a half weeks.
And one game of truth or dare that is about to expose everything.
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He stops in front of me, dropping his dilated eyes to my mouth, and for a second, I’m so sure he’s going to step forward and kiss me that I’d bet my private invitation to the planetarium next week on the fact. I’ve been on the receiving end of this look before, with the same guy. I’ve seen this exact brand of need and desire darkening his gaze when he invades my space and pushes every limit. I’m so confident he will kiss me that I tilt my chin up to receive him, regretting the instant that I do, because it’s not a thought or a need that dictates the movement—it’s him.
He releases a quiet noise that sounds so much like a scoff. I instantly pull back, humiliation already tinting my cheeks.
“Maybe next time you’ll get your wish.”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” I tell him.
His eyes are sharp as they come down on me, a wolf smile. “You’re a terrible liar.” He turns on a heel and heads toward the stairs that lead to the VIP section, taking them two and three at a time.
Anger quickly follows embarrassment like a shot of liquor, contorting the memory and making everything sting as I wait for Nessie to return.
Mariah Dietz is a transplant from the Pacific North West, now living in the South with her husband and two sons who are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world.
Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon where she spent the majority of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created.
She has a love for all things that include her sons, good coffee, books, travel, and dark chocolate. She also has a deep passion for the stories she writes, and hopes readers enjoy the journeys she takes them on, as much as she loves creating them.
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This was the first book I have read by this author and it’s also book #4 in The Dating Playbook series I never had a feeling like I was missing something as I hadn’t read the previous books but I will without a doubt be reading more by this author and starting this series from the beginning.
In the very first chapter Chloe stole a piece of my heart her fondness of lists and rules is something that I very much relate to as well as the close relationship she shared with her Vanessa. The moment Tyler steps out of the SUV it’s clear that there’s a deep level of animosity between he and Chloe but just as clear is that there’s more to it than that. That very first chapter had me hooked on this story and these characters.
The more time Tyler and Chloe spent in the together the more evident it was blazing hot chemistry they had they was ignored for far too long. I loved the banter between them whether they were being playful or talking about serious matters each and every interaction they shared made their connection more intense.
I loved the friendship that Chloe and Tyler shared with Cooper they both had their own separate unyielding friendship with him and the basis of each was a deep respect and loyalty that all of these characters held in high regard showed they were genuinely good people that deserved all good things.
Tyler and Chloe’s story pulled me in immediately, it was a beautifully written with the perfect balance of witty banter, blazing chemistry, possessive hero, steam and feels. I’m looking forward to starting book 1 and spending more time in The Dating Playbook world.