Playing House by Amy Andrews was simply a delight to read from start to finish. It was way too easy to empathise with the nerdy Eleanor, and boy did I feel like telling her family where to go! Don’t get me started on Bodie’s family, well his father mainly, what a jerk!
Who could not fall in love with Bodie, who not only accepted Eleanor and her passion, but wholeheartedly embraced it, and as a macho sports jock, secretly loved it!
This was truly a lovely story. It was light, funny, romantic, and there was a section that I admit made me tear up. Personally, I think it was Bodie’s reaction to the situation that hit me the hardest, my eyes certainly got a bit damp!
Amy Andrews is wonderful Australian writer. I love how lesser known Australian authors are now starting to be acknowledged by more international mainstream publishers. From what I’ve read in the last 18 months, Australia has a lot of talent just waiting to be shared with the world. Go Aussies!!
Amy is a new author to me, but I will certainly be checking out her back catalogue. I loved her writing style; it was relaxed but kept you turning the pages. The book is written from a dual POV, and it switched from Eleanor and Bodie smoothly and at logical points.
This is book 5 in the Sydney Smoke Rugby series, but it can be read as a standalone. I have not read any of the other books, and although knowing the backstories of some of the characters would have fleshed it out a bit more, it was completely satisfying as it was. Although, I will be going back to the beginning of the series to see where it all began!
Playing House by Amy Andrews is a perfect way to pass a lazy Sunday. It is light, funny, but not superficial. The emotions are real, and the book will bring out the full range in the reader. Just a warning but you may need tissues at one point (or I may just be a HUGE sook), but it’s a HEA, and I loved every moment of it!
Playing House by Amy Andrews is released on 12 February 2018.