REVIEWED BY KIRA SLAUGHTER
Harry Hunter is the new golden boy of the literary scene.
With his books selling by the millions, the paparazzi on his tail and a supermodel on each arm, he seems to have the world at his feet. Women everywhere adore him but few suspect that his angelic good looks hide a darker side, a side that conceals a lifetime of lies and deceit.
Tor, Cress and Kate have been best friends for as long as they can remember.
Through all the challenges of marriage, raising children and maintaining their high-flying careers, they have stuck together as a powerful and loyal force to be reckoned with- living proof that twenty-first century women can have it all. It is only when the captivating Harry comes into their lives that things begin to get complicated, as Tor, Cress and Kate are drawn into Harry’s dangerous games...
After reading Christmas at Tiffany’s I really wanted to read another of Karen Swan's books. Players, unfortunately, wasn’t as good as Christmas at Tiffany’s and I found that it took me quite a while to get into the initial story surrounding Harry Hunter and the three main characters. We did get a brief insight into each of the women’s lives which was good, yet it didn’t grab me and pull me in.
I have to say that my favourite part/characters of the story was the controversy surrounding Tor and James. This plot thread was by far the most enjoyable, as I found the other two women, Kate and Cress, to be a tad selfish and self involved, whereas Tor had a sort of vulnerability to her.
The sub plots in the story, such as Cress’ marriage woes and Kate’s baby problems all deepened the story, yet I still found that the pace didn’t pick up until at least half way through the book.
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