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Genre: Young adult, romance

Stars: 4

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon US


The Blurb:

There are two sides to every story… This is his.

Ryan Hunter kissed more girls than he cares to remember. But the only one he ever wanted is in love with his best friend.

Watching Lisa Matthews’ obsession with Tony Mitchell is a torture Ryan conceals from everyone. Until after a five-week soccer camp, where Tony gets involved with someone else, things suddenly take a different turn. Ryan knows if he doesn’t make a move now and grab his chance, he might never get another.


My Review:

Sport, young love, and the complications of wanting your friend’s girl… This was the sequel to Play With Me, showing Ryan’s side of the story (for my review of Play With Me, see here).

Ryan Hunter has wanted Lisa for years, but as she’s in love with his friend and teammate, Tony, he tries to (unsuccessfully) shrug it off. So when Tony starts showing interest in another girl, Ryan thinks he may finally have a chance. But are some bonds too strong to be broken?

The writing drew you into the realistic depiction of a teenage boy’s life, complete with the confusion, lust, and adherence to ‘codes’. The pace was quick and the story fun. I would have liked it if the two versions (Play With Me and Ryan Hunter) had been combined into a single novel as I think it would have added to Ryan’s story, but I’m being picky now!

A lovely romantic read. Recommended.