Author: Amalie Silver
Published on: July 15, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Humor, Romance
Page Count: 289
Related Books: Progress
Michael Rourke learned this the hard way.
Struggling to make ends meet as a mystery writer, he sold his soul - and his pride - as he pedaled sex and lust writing under the pen name Christoph Strong.
No one knew he was the one behind the steamy stories on the bestsellers lists. And he planned to keep it that way.
Until he met her.
Monica Singer, an infamous blogger, is keen to discover the truth of his secret identity.
During a chance meeting at a book convention, Michael and Monica form an instant connection. And soon, an innocent online friendship becomes something so much more.
But as Michael starts to let his guard down, he doesn’t realize that the person he's learning to trust may be hiding secrets of her own.
Secrets that could ultimately destroy everything.
Word Play was a funny, charmingly sweet, and uniquely different book. It was such a fun story and Ms. Silver did a great job drawing me into this book.
Michael Rourke is a mystery write at heart but when his books don’t sell, he started writing erotica under the name Christoph Strong as a way to pay the bills. Though he has great success as Christoph, Michael lives in a world of anonymity. When he attends a book convention, his photo is leaked and he ends up having to play the part of Christoph the author. He was so unprepared for the fan-girling and mayhem that his fans caused.
While Christoph has the cocky and confident, the real Michael is sweet, spends his days at home writing, and drinking. When he runs into Monica, they initially butt heads but a series of circumstances has them spending time together. Monica is a tough no nonsense blogger but she also has a secret identity that is also very different for her online persona.
The thing I loved most about this book was the Michael and Lauren. They were such fun and relatable characters. They had such a great chemistry and the banter between and it kept me giggling. It was fun reading about them. I don’t want to say too much and spoil anything but there was a few secrets that caused some interesting problems. I really loved how the author gave a tongue in cheek view of the craziness in author/blogger world. This was book was such a different sort of romance and I enjoyed every minute of it. I highly recommended it.
Favorite Line: “I’m an author, Monica. But for some reason you make me feel like I ‘ve never written a word in my life.” Everything that pops into my head either doesn’t make sense or isn’t good enough to describe this-us.”