See Jayne Play by Jami Denise
Series: The Jayne Series Book #1
Author: Jami Denise
Jayne King lived in a world of players. She’d been groomed by her father to win, taking no prisoners in her quest to reach the top. But, it was never enough. She wanted out, and just when she finds her escape, she’s pulled back into the underground crime world of Las Vegas. One phone call spins her life out of control and she once again has to live her life behind a mask of lies. Her body is for sale, but her heart is off limits. Flynn Maguire, professional gambler and notorious ladies’ man always wins. Always. As the heir to the Maguire Grand Hotel and Casino fortune, he’s always had his desires delivered on a silver platter. When he crosses paths with Jayne King, he will stop at nothing to have her. Nothing has ever stood between him and what he wanted, and there wasn’t any amount of money too high to pay to own her. He realizes too late that money can’t buy her heart and finds himself in a place he never thought he’d be. Out of luck. CONTENT WARNING: This story contains scenes of an explicit, erotic, or violent nature and is intended for adults. 18+ Story includes graphic language, violence, and sexual situations.
Review: I was amazingly surprised at how good this book was. See Jane Play is simply like nothing else I have ever read. Considering the lifestyle and the background of these characters, the story very quickly could have went wrong in so many ways. There is a fine balance to be had when you are talking about a high priced call girl and the world she lives in filled with crime, gambling, and prostitution. While you don’t want to sugercoat anything, you also don’t want to go too far in the other direction and risk alienating your audience because they can’t relate to the characters – or they don’t want to try to relate. In this case, the author struck a perfect balance, which left me giving it a resounding ‘WOW’ at the end.
As the story progressed, I grew more and more captivated with Jayne – as well as with this odd relationship that seemed to be developing between her and Flynn. I honestly could not stop reading it. While I know many of you might read the blurb, or find out that it’s about a high priced call girl, and decide to give it a pass. I urge you to reconsider. The author manages to handle everything with style and class, and there is nothing in here that you wouldn’t find in the typical erotica romance novel. And the whole storyline is so intriguing – keeping you guessing until the very end. It doesn’t fall into stereotypical guidelines, which is part of what I found so captivating about it.
I loved how Jayne was also described as almost two different people – Jayne being the alter ego, the high priced call girl, the woman that loved to be the center of attention in the room – the one who loves male attention and knows how to keep them happy. But she is also Janie, the woman who is not on duty, who’s more quiet and content to not be in the limelight. Another thing I really enjoyed was Flynn’s penchant for the color red – especially when secrets start unraveling and we find out exactly why.
All in all, if you’re looking for something a little different, this book is perfect for you! I have to tell you though that it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, which will definitely have me chomping at the bit to read the next installment! I can’t wait to find out what happens to Jayne – and how things develop with her and Flynn. An excellent read that I am glad was brought to my attention – I would have hated to miss out!
Don’t miss the next installment, See Jayne Run, which has a tentative release date set for February 3, 2014.