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Peek Inside Playing the Part

After publicly self-destructing a year ago, bestselling romance author Piper James has a chance to redeem herself—if she can teach Hollywood’s sexiest action star how to act like he’s in love, that is. Playboy Mick Blackwell has no clue what love looks like, but if all it takes is channeling their off-screen chemistry, she just might be able to save her career…

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Finalist in the Contemporary Series category of the National Reader’s Choice Awards
The harder they play…the harder they fall.

After publicly self-destructing over a heartbreak a year ago, bestselling romance writer Piper James is now making nice with her publisher by agreeing to teach Hollywood’s favorite action star how to act like he’s in love. Only playboy Mick Blackwell has no clue what love looks like.

When a seductive heat ignites between Piper and Mick, she jumps at the chance for a bit of fun between the sheets, but with two stipulations: she¹s kept out of the public eye and things end when she returns to New York. Only Mick keeps changing the rules on her. Tempted by America’s favorite bad boy, Piper is wondering how far she’s willing to bend…



Robin's latest is a delectable addition to Entangled's best-selling Brazen line.I adored the humor -- Mick and Piper share some slick and charming dialogue -- as well as the freshness of Mick's biracial background and how the author does not allow that detail to dominate the story. And have I mentioned Robin Covington knows her way around a sex scene? Have a cold drink at hand when you check out Playing the Part, 'cause it's a scorcher. -Happy Ever After, USAToday 

"PLAYING THE PART blew me away with it's great characters, fast pace, and enough heat to warrant more than a few cold showers. Mick and Piper complement each other perfectly and make the reader root for them from Page 1. Robin's writing is tight and engaging and she nailed her characters. Definitely one of my favorite reads of 2013 and a perfect representation of the Entangled Brazen line. I highly recommend it." - NYT and USAToday Bestselling Author, Gina L. Maxwell

PLAYING THE PART by Robin Covington is a sleek, sexy tale of consuming passion and enduring love. Mick is the hero of every woman's fantasies, and the heat between Mick and Piper burns up the pages! Robin Covington delivers sizzling romance that leaves me begging for more!"--Jo DavisNational bestselling author of SWORN TO PROTECT

"Couldn't put this book down. Strong-willed heroine. To-die-for hero. Sexual chemistry that explodes off the page. Scorchingly good fun." USA Today Bestselling Author, Nicola Marsh

"There's no slow build-up here, with plenty of heat right out of the gate." RT Book Reviews ~ 4 stars

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622667833
Series: Playing Around, Book 1
Release Date: Jun 10, 2013
Page Count: 258
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary, multi-cultural
Tropes: bad boy/bachelor/playboy reformed

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By Tessa June 30, 2013

Robin Covington knocked it out of the park. I loved this book. By the end, I was completely rooting for Piper and Mick's happy ending. This insecure, yet feisty writer and hot Hollywood playboy burn up the pages. Hated when it ended! A definite must read. ...more

By Amy September 27, 2013

I am loving this Brazen series!!! This is my first book by Robin Covington and I really enjoyed it. Short, sexy and super H-O-T, what’s not to love??!

Piper James is a New York Times best selling romance author. After a very public and humiliating break up with her boyfriend, book sales are down... ...more

By Nikki June 12, 2013

Initially, I had a somewhat hard time deciding what to rate this book. I had kind of a bi-polar reading experience with it. One minute, I seriously couldn't put it down. It was definitely a page turner and the story was fabulous! But, the next minute, I found myself losing focus easier than I wou... ...more

By Sarah June 11, 2013

Romance author Piper has been on shaky ground with her publisher ever since she had a very public meltdown after finding out her famous boyfriend was cheating on her. She has sworn off men and is struggling to find her muse to finish her latest book even though her deadline is looming. Her only h... ...more

Last month, I discovered Robin Covington and her witty, sexy and smart writing. I wondered if all her books were that well-written and after having read PLAYING THE PART, I can tell that this level of writing doesn’t come naturally to many authors, let alone Contemporary Romance authors. Coving... ...more

Source: eARC for Honest Review from Entangled Brazen via NetGalley

I was super excited to read this book since after A night of Southern Comfort I became a fan of Robin Covington. I didn't know what to expect in this book but was pleasantly surprised with how it all turned out.

Mick Blackwell is a gorgeous, successf...

By Anne Boleyn's Ghost November 19, 2018

3.5 stars. I'm going against my better judgment by rounding up because the epilogue was cheddar on swiss on gouda on brie levels of cheesy. And I wanted more relationship building instead of copious amounts of sexytimes.

BUT. Playing the Part was fairly delightful. And I'm a sucker for the "publicly jilted and humiliated...

Well I have now found myself a new author to look out for. Never having read a book by Robin Covington before, I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book.

Piper James is a romance book author. After going through a very public break-up and losing it by going after her ex-fiance in the p... ...more

By • Lisa • June 14, 2013



"I saw stars there for a moment." well, you are in Hollywood."

Short, sexy and off the charts Hot, get your passports readers we are goin...

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Robin Covington

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Robin Covington

A USA Today bestseller, Robin Covington loves to explore the theme of fooling around and falling in love in her books. Her stories burn up the sheets. . .one page at a time. When she's not writing she's collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love, and stalking Chris Evans. Don't send chocolate . . . send eye candy! Robin's books have won the Golden Leaf Award and finaled in the Romantic Times Reviewer�'s Choice, the Book Seller's Best and the National Reader's Choice Awards. She lives in Maryland with her handsome husband, her two brilliant children (they get it from her, of course!), and her beloved furbabies.

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