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Playing with Seduction by Reese Ryan

Ms. Ryan has a way with characters. She brings you into their world and makes them feel like friends. Wes and Bree are the kids who made it. Both were poor kids who were given scholarships, allowing them to receive a better education and more opportunities. This similarity binds them, gives them an understanding of each other that others in their circle of friends couldn’t comprehend.

Reese Ryan is great about giving her characters a thread that binds them. Her technique of layering personality and backstory with plot is amazing. She can turn a simple boy-meets-girl story into one that is full of conflict, hope and real-life adversity.

Wes and Bree are as real as our best friends and next-door neighbors. As this couple struggles with their attraction to each other, their pasts and serious issues, we cannot help but cheer them on to the finish line. Thank goodness for happy endings. If I didn’t know Harlequin has happy endings, I’d despair of this couple ever realizing the truth, that they belong together.

Reese Ryan takes us on a rollercoaster ride of emotion. “Playing With Seduction” is a must read if you love good girls being bad and the reformation of bad boys.

The Pleasure Cove series is a warm hug on a cold evening, an edge of your seat romantic ride through North Carolina and England with a few other detours along the way. It’s steamy bedroom scenes and the comforting embrace of friendship. It’s strength of character, reconciling your past and the hope for the future. —

Sherri Lupton Hollister

Chrome Pink Southern Suspense/Thriller with a touch of romance and attitude


I write suspense with a hot romance and a southern accent. I like strong characters with attitude and charm. Heroines who can rescue themselves and heroes who aren't afraid to love them.