My Rating: 5
Publication: July 28th 2017
Read: July 18th 2017
Kindle Edition: 100 pages
POV: First-Person single perspective
Series: A Beautiful Game – Playing The Field is the prequel to the duet, Playing The Game & Playing To Win
**Review Links for Playing The Game & Playing To Win are below**
Having shot to fame at a young age, Scotland international footballer Fletcher Adams lives his life in the public eye. It’s not only his game on the pitch that the British public are interested in. No, it’s his love of wild nights and women that always seem to cause a stir with the media.
Fletcher has it all, or so everyone thinks. The car, the nice apartment, girls who throw themselves at him, and plenty of cash to splash around. But he’s never had a great relationship with his mum, an alcoholic who has never been there for him or loved him.
He’s tried over the years to help his mum combat her drink problem, all to no avail, but when he realises just how far down her life has spiralled, he knows he has to have one last shot at saving her. With his mother hell bent on drowning in drink, and yet another scandal in the news, will circumstances change for Fletcher, or will he continue playing the field?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Stars to Playing The Field (A Beautiful Game #0.5) by Karen Frances.
I consider myself very lucky to have discovered this author over this past year. I have read several of Karen Frances’ books and have several more waiting on my Kindle. Her writing is brilliant. Her stories are intense and emotional, always having me engaged from page one, and you can be sure that all the ‘feels’ are there. I admit to going through many tissues with this series. Not complaining.
Playing The Field is the prequel to the duet, Playing The Game & Playing To Win.
Fletcher Adams has not had a good upbringing. In this novella, we learn the specifics of his life, what shaped him as opposed to the rather small amount of insight he gives us into his life in those first two books.
Fletcher was a ‘player’ before he settled down. I admit I was worried about my up-close and personal view of Fletcher’s manwhorish ways. I absolutely loved this man and I didn’t want my opinion of him to change.
Well, it certainly changed! I loved Fletcher Adams even more, if that was even possible.
If you haven’t read the A Beautiful Game books, the story of Fletcher and Jessica, then you should. Without those books you won’t appreciate how far Fletcher has come. You won’t see him as a tortured soul who eventually finds healing in an even more tortured soul. Jessica. That said, I don’t recommend Playing The Field as a standalone.
A Beautiful Game is a series I 100% recommend. If you love emotional, complex reads with characters that will easily earn your affection, this series is for you!
This is my heartfelt, honest, and unbiased review.
Review For Playing The Game Review For: Playing The Game (A Beautiful Game book one) by Karen Frances
Review For Playing To Win Review For: Playing To Win (A Beautiful Game #2) by Karen Frances