Sequel to Pamper Me
Red Rose Publishing
Contemporary, Interracial Romance
Rating: 3 Cups
Rishelle Damian is determined not to let the man who once broke her heart back into her life. She has moved on and does not need or want him around. Yet, she cannot seem to forget him and the time they spent together years ago.
Ben Forster cannot forget Rishelle, the woman who has ingrained herself in his heart. Ben is used to getting his own way. He is tenacious and he wants Rishelle back where he feels she belongs, in his life and in his bed.
After more than five years, Rishelle believes she has gotten over her failed love affair with Ben and she is surprised to run into him again. He knows he can convince her they belong together if she will only give him one more chance. She cannot persuade him that she wants nothing more to do with him and when he proposes, she spends a month at his family cabin so he can win her over and she finds herself unable to say no.
I am a huge fan of interracial romances and there is no mistaking that Marie Rochelle is one of the genre's shinning stars. With Love Play, we get another beautiful black heroine and white alpha male hero entangled in a turbulent relationship full of conflict and friction. Without giving away any major plot twist, my main issue with this story was the fact that Rishelle kept such an important secret from Ben. As a reader, I was not able to forgive her and I found it unbelievable that Ben did so in what seemed like no amount of time. It is not that I felt sympathy towards Ben because he did his own share of keeping secrets and lying. The secondary characters in this story were fabulously developed and entertaining and the love scenes detailed and steamy. If you are a fan, this is another Marie Rochelle book you will enjoy.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More