13 January 2014

Reforming The Playboy by Inara Scott - Release Day Blitz, Book Review

Title: Reforming the Playboy
Author: Inara Scott
Release DateJanuary 13, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Five years ago, she left without a word…

Internationally-renowned artist Max Estin is as well known for his million dollar commissions as he is his partying and clubbing. But Max is hiding a secret—for almost a year he’s been completely blocked. Unable to paint. And to unlock his art, and save his career, he’s going to need the one woman he never wanted to see again.

Now, he’s determined to make her pay…

Kira Estin never told Max exactly why she left, or what secrets forced her to return home to Passion Creek so abruptly. So when a chance reunion turns to seduction, Kira is more than a little suspicious. She knows better than to trust Max, but can’t fight the fire that he lights in her body—or her heart. But when everyone is hiding a secret, can even the hottest passion survive?

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Kira had left five years ago without really saying goodbye to Max. She left without explaining why she needed to go and leave him. She had returned home to Passion Creek so suddenly without him knowing the reasons why. But she needed to, she was needed badly back home. No matter how painful it was for the both of them, she had let go.

Internationally-renowned artist Max Estin had reached the pinnacle of his career. He was one of the most sought-after artist of his generation, he was rich, he had all the money in the world, he had homes in New York and Tuscany, he was living THE LIFE: partying and having different women in his arms every night. BUT nothing prepared him from having an artist’s block. No matter how much he tried, how much time he spent in front of the blank canvass, he couldn’t make himself paint to save his career.

A set of private sketches, and one heck of a last will have brought this two souls together. He didn’t want to see her – she didn’t want to see him, but out of desperation she sought him out. She needed him. He wanted revenge. The moment their eyes met after five years, sparks flew, hearts thumped, passion ignited, it was like they have never separated. But Kira knew he would never stay, and Max needed to know what went wrong between them. Will they finally take this chance and risk to fall in love the second time? Or will they let their past get in the way?

I loved Kira, despite the fact that she wasn’t really the type of girl who took the risks. She was loyal to a fault and didn’t turn her back to the person who cared most for her when she was needed. For that alone, my heart went out to her. Max, on the other hand, seemed to have lost his way why he was an artist in the first place. He needed not just a muse, but a reason to find his way back into creating something worthy. Their love for each other was already palpable, but who was willing to take the risk when both of them has been burnt before?

The beginning has already had me hooked with the sudden twist of fate for the both of them to meet once again. The ending? OMG. I have no idea it could be just as perfect as how it started.

Swoon!!!! I have stayed until the wee hours of the morning to finish this one. I always have a soft spot for second chances. I have always loved reading the stories of old couples getting back together, the love much stronger, and the make-up sex which is completely off the charts. Reforming the Playboy definitely lived up to my expectations. This was a short sweet read, a perfect bedtime story for all readers who have soft spots for second-chance romances!


 Inara grew up in winter wonderland of Buffalo, NY. Consequently, she spent much of her childhood complaining about being cold. To spare the world her whining, she fled the cold climate and eventually wound up in the Pacific NW, where she practiced law for ten years before getting up the courage to quit her day job and write full time. A proud author of fantasy and romance for adults and young adults, Inara firmly believes that great literature doesn't have to be depressing, true love does exist, and everyone deserves a happily ever after. You can find her online at Twitter (@inarascott), on Facebook, and at her website: www.inarascott.com.

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