Book Review: Playing Fate by Leigh Ann Lunsford


Playing Fate

by Leigh Ann Lunsford






Deacon Douglas has it all. A loving home, good looks, a fast track to the major league.

But then he makes a mistake. A mistake that would derail most, but not him. He takes the challenge, turns the mistake into another accomplishment. His life it altered – for the better.

Saylor Lewis is just a girl. A girl she doesn’t even know. Always the good girl, never rocking the boat, never living for the moment. Until she attends college – out of state.

He’s wide open; she’s hidden away. He wants her. She just wants success.

She fights. He fights harder. He fights dirty. They each have an endgame . . . will it be each other?




My Rating:


4 hearts

Favorite Quotes:


I have clothes that accentuate my figure. I don’t know if I like you referring to them as slut clothes. I don’t refer to your clothes as burlap sacks.


You can officially have my man card. You’ve ruined me. You’re my weakness, and I only hope to be your strength.


We have a mission. It could be dangerous. Met with belligerent lovesick minions. You may be called names. You may get *# thrown at you, maybe fists, but Shortstop’s won’t hurt. If you wish to accept, you will be rewarded by spoiling man nieces and nephews that come from the mating of Deacon and Saylor.


Don’t forget cramps are better than contractions.


You’ve already started your senior year of high school with a pregnant girlfriend. I think you like scandals.



My Review:


Between and sometimes within the large sections of angst and melodrama, Ms. Lunford’s humor and trademark snark shined. I lived for the clever banter and one-up teasing between this quirky collection of childhood friends and one newcomer, all starting that exciting transitional period of life known as freshman year of college. They were rather lucky to be living off campus in three separate houses. Written from a multiple POV, the storyline alternated between angst, sizzling sensual scenes, and humorous rejoinders, although the percentages would fall much heavier on the side of emotional tension.

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About the Author

Leigh Ann Lunsford is a stay at home mom turned author. She writes Romance/New Adult and loves her happily ever after in all books and movies. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs in Fleming Island, Florida. When she isn’t writing or reading you can find her stuck in front of really bad reality shows or watching Sons of Anarchy. Leigh Ann has a filthy mouth and a huge amount of sarcasm that knows no end. She hopes to give the voices in her head an outlet with many more novels to come.



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