Nora O’Brien chased a dream from Indiana to Scotland, so sure it was the right thing to do. Three years later she was left in her adopted country with nothing to her name but guilt and regret.
Until Aidan Lennox entered her life.
Older, worldlier, a music producer and composer, the sexy Scot should never have made sense for Nora. But somehow, in each other, they found the light they were looking for, the laughter and the passion—the strength to play on despite their past losses.
But when life dealt Aidan another unlucky hand, instead of reaching for her he disappeared. The agonizing loss of him inspired something within Nora. It fired her spirit— the anger and hurt pushing her forward to take control and reach for her dreams.
Finally pursuing a career on stage while she put herself through college, everything is how Nora wants it. She’s avoiding heartbreak and concentrating on her goals.
Sounds easy but it’s not. Because Aidan is back. And for some reason he hates Nora.
He’s determined to be at war with her. And she has absolutely no idea why.
Samantha Young is my go-to author. When I´m in need of a gut twisting romance I always think of the author first.
`Play On` did not disappoint me. I´m a total confused mess when it comes to keeping track of new releases or even stalking authors. I´m always late when finding out the author published something new. I don´t know how late I was with `Play On` but it didn´t matter. I´m so glad I didn´t miss this one completely.
I won´t bore you with my own synopsis or any spoilers but I will say this:
If you love the author´s work then you´ll definitely like this one as well. If you love a slow grow romance where the characters have their own demons to tackle while finding love then this story is for you!
`Play On` is emotional. Heart breaking and heart mending at the same time.
I know some readers have a problem when characters have big age gaps. If you feel like you belong to that group and can´t stomache a 12 year age difference then I advise you to skip this read. Personally, age gaps don´t bother me. I like to read about a struggle ( if there is one). I´m a firm believer in young people having a beautiful old mind and older people who are older but young at heart. Love it. That´s what I got with `Play On´..
The only issue I have with this story was the Heroine, Nora. I liked her but that poor girl had no confidence what so ever. That usually leads to a character constantly questioning their own self-worth and that get´s slightly annoying with time. I would have liked for her to have more backbone despite the issues she´d dealt with before she met Aidan.
Besides Nora, the rest of the characters were fab. All loving, caring, fierce figures who were super engaging and interesting.
The end of the story didn´t knock me off my feet but it was still good.
All in all a great read. I´m looking forward to read the next book!
Would I reread this book? Yes. Probably.
Would I recommend this book? Yes. This is a must have for Samantha Young fans. It´s also a great read for romance lovers.
The Cover – 5 stars (It´s playful. It´s soft on the eye. It reflects the story. I think it´s great.)
The Story – 4 stars ( Nothing I haven´t already read before but since I like the author´s writing I enjoyed it alot.)
The Characters – 4 stars ( Nora was a small thorn in my thumb.)
My emotional state after finishing this read – Happy.
I´m giving `Play On` ( Play On #1) by Samantha Young 4 out of 5 stars