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Playing It Close (London Legends, #2) summary Playing It Close (London Legends, #2) , series Playing It Close (London Legends, #2) , book Playing It Close (London Legends, #2) , pdf Playing It Close (London Legends, #2) , Playing It Close (London Legends, #2) 07432463c0 Where Do You Go To Escape Everything When You Re One Of The Most Famous Rugby Players In The World For Liam Callaghan, That Place Is A Remote Lodge On Venezuela S Caribbean Coast Perfect, Except He Doesn T Exactly Want To Be Alone With His Thoughts Enter Tess Chambers, The Ultimate DistractionStill Reeling From A Professional Disaster That S Made Her All But Unemployable, Tess Understands The Desire To Move Through Life As Somebody Else So When Instantly Recognizable Liam Uses A Fake Name, She Runs With It And Creates A Temporary New Identity Of Her OwnTheir Time Spent Together In Paradise Is Idyllic But Brief After One Passionate Night, Liam Wakes Up To Find Tess Gone Returning To London, He S Shocked To Learn She S Taken A Job With His Team S New Sponsor As The Legends Captain, He Ll Have To Not Only Figure Out How To Work With The One Woman Who Ever Left Him Wanting , But Also Convince Her That Their Feelings In The Present Mean Than Any Lies They Ve Told In The Past


10 thoughts on “Playing It Close (London Legends, #2)

  1. says:

    4 1 2 starsNot having read the first London Legends book, Knowing The Score, and never having watched Rugby League, I was not sure what to expect from Playing It Close Now I know and let me share with you Expect hotness Expect to fall in love with the London Legends captain, Liam Callaghan I definitely did How could anyone not He s kind He s athletic He s funny He s hot He is, as the Brits would say, fit Liam and Tess are both hiding from something when they meet cute in an elevator at an eco friendly resort in Venezuela She s been at the centre of a media storm for her involvement in a workplace scandal and he s the famous face of a popular Rugby team and trying to deal with the unexpected loss of a close family member Naturally they do what two people running from something do they lie about who they really are, hoping the other will not find out, and start a holiday fling that threatens to become much When Tess leaves Liam after one hot night, neither of them are expecting to see the other again until they come face to face when she begins working for the Legends new major sponsor Needless to say, what follows are a few awkward Dads embarrassing their daughters since the beginning of time , sweet, frustrating, sexy and downright hilarious encounters I loved this book I couldn t stop clicking pages long after my bedtime I laughed out loud on several occasions and found myself reading with a smile plastered on my face I felt for Tess and her male induced body issues and sighed in contentment when Liam attempted to make her see herself as he saw her Without giving away spoilers, my heart was pounding as my desire to see our fated lovers triumph warred with my desire to see my country win a fictional rugby match did I mention I ve never even watched rugby The only disappointing thing is that Liam and the Legends are fictional and therefore I can t do a Google image search for the totally hot calendar photo shoot that would have had me fanning myself with the pages of the book if, in fact, an ebook had physical pages Now if y all will excuse me, I m off to catch up with the first Legends bookThis book can be read as a standalone, no cliffhanger Review by Beth


  2. says:

    4 starsTess Chambers needed to get away she had been tabloid fodder in London for a number of weeks now and all she wanted to do was just be someone else and to try a few new daring things She has a habit of making rash decisions, which explains the pink hair she is now sporting, but her courage is not strong enough to follow through with her plan to skinny dip in the ocean Too bad she didn t reconsider soon enough to bring a towel to the beach, which left her looking like a candidate in a wet t shirt contest She thought she made it through that bad decision unscathed when the rugby player who stars in her fantasies pushed his way through the elevator doors, Liam Callaghan Tess will just be quiet in the corner of the elevator for the short ride and not be noticed that was her plan well until the elevator jerked to a stop between floors.I just loved how these characters met Two people who need to break from the chaos of their lives meet in an exotic location The anonymity of it allows them to be their true selves Kat Latham is becoming a favorite author of mine because of her plots They aren t cookie cutter and actually they aren t flavors I have even had before She makes her characters real This was a romance book, but so much than just a bunch of steamy interludes with some dialog to hold it together It is a very well crafted story that allows us to look into the lives of people who may remind you of friends you have in your life they have happy times, sad times and they make mistakes, they aren t perfect and at the end you can really believe they have found an HEA.I am pleased a rugby team carries a lot of players because that means there are plenty of books in Kat Latham s London Legend s series to come and I plan on reading each one of them.Please visit for my complete review closer to release date.I received this book from the author for my honest review.


  3. says:

    Kat Latham doesn t disappoint with the second book in her London Legends series And this time it s the Legends and England captain Liam Callaghan s turn to be thrown off his stride.Once again a chance encounter leads to a captivating romance with a couple who are as frustrating as they are endearing For very different reasons, both Liam and Tess are in the public eye and both are wounded souls But both are real the insecurities Tess has are the type that many women have and unfortunately they are male induced But whereby many heroines have that defeatist nature, Tess has retained her strong willed nature and does things for herself because she wants to and I could hug Kat Latham for creating a heroine who has fight and fire in her after all she has endured But she s also bloody frustrating and I could have shaken her several times for her decisions as Liam is a catch and a man whose heart is as big as his biceps He s sweet, dirty and a bit of an arse at times but his understanding nature and gentle way with Tess over her insecurities were sigh inducing I loved that rugby was at the forefront this time bringing action and anticipation and the glossary of game terms and British isms for non Brit readers was a great addition everyone should know what a banana hammock is I ve been left wanting from these boys and lucky me, I can can delve straight into Matt and Libby s story.


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    When they met, Tess Chambers as trying to find herself again and Rugby player Liam Callaghan was trying to get away from the spotlight and working out his own problems Liam is going under a fake name, but Tess really knows who he is and can respect that he doesn t want to share the truth As they get close and act on their attraction, Liam is disappointed when Tess leaves.Weeks later Tess shows up to a meeting where Liam is one of the attendees Torn between feelings of betrayal and the insatiable need to get answers, Tess and Liam find themselves in a secretive relationship of sorts but the secret part seems to be one sided and if Tess doesn t get to grips with her true feelings, she may just lose the best thing that ever happened to her.I am always a sucker for secretive beginnings in a story and Playing It Close certainly fit the bill for entertainment Liam is a charmer, I was blown away by him Tess is a work in progress, she is a perfect compliment to Liam Highly entertaining read.


  5. says:

    This romance takes tried and true tropes and puts delightful spins on them.They both lie to each other about who they are The heroine is involved in a scandal the looks at women in male dominated fields She is really good at what she does Her family stands by her It is a great love story with imperfect characters set against London, rugby, and eco tourism Very sexy Very good.I was given this book for my honest review So, there you have it.


  6. says:

    Knowing the Score is a fantastic story about two wounded but very public people facing difficult times and finding love Liam Callaghan, rugby champion, is reeling from the loss of his mother Tess Baily is facing a political fire storm over her sexual harassment charges against her ex work place Both find solace in each others arms in a eco lodge resort in Venezuela Both giving each other false identitiesbut when they return to real life and their jobsthey discover Tess might be the ultimate decision in financially saving Liam s rugby team.Even if their burning passion follows them from the jungles of Venezuela, their working affiliation makes their chance at further relationships forbidden.For some reason, the entire time I was reading Playing It Close I had a picture of Stu stuck in my headwhat a visual.I loved Latham s writing style I was immediately pulled right into the complicated lives of these two characters A tumultuous relationship, heart felt internal inventory, and two characters that might be famous infamous but where completely relatable, how could I not be catapulted into their lives Tess s father s introspective into Tess s character actually had me in tears, showing the true love a of family I didn t have the pleasure to read Knowing the Score first and would love the opportunity to get on Spencer s and Caitlyn s story That being said, Playing it Close completely stood on its own.Don t miss this fantastic, sports infused, love story I received this ARC copy of Playing It Close from Kat Latham in exchange for a honest review.Written by Kat LathamSeries London LegendsSequence in Series 2ISBN 13 9781426898211Publisher Carina PressPublication date 4 14 2014Rating 5 StarsGenre Contemporary RomanceFind this book on Barnes Noble


  7. says:

    On the eve of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, I wanted to catch up on Kat Latham s London Legends novels with the one I hadn t read yet, book 2 of the series all standalones This rugby themed romance is the story of Tess and Liam Liam is the captain of the London Legends, gearing up for the World Cup but taking a few days off to de stress at a Venezuelan resort, where he has a brief sexy interlude with Tess who is escaping her own troubles in London as the result of a sexual harassment inquiry It s first names only between them, but when Tess takes off, leaving Liam with a note of thanks but no forwarding information, Liam feels pretty used When they meet up again in London and it turns out she s working with one of the team sponsors and will be around him a lot , he s pissed off to discover that she knew who he was from the start, and that what he thought was a truly anonymous affair really wasn t But he can t keep away, despite Tess s own misgivings about being involved again in a workplace affair, something that had already devastated her personally and professionally Can they find a way to recapture the magic of their first night together, and transform it into a trusting and deep relationship I really felt a lot of empathy for Tess in this story Making the mistake of sleeping with her superior at work who then maligned her publicly, she fought back by creating a blog detailing the harassment women feel in the man s world of the financial district, a step that while getting a lot of approval from other women in the same situation ended up with her on the inquiry stand having to give up the sordid details of an affair she wished she could forget The loss of her personal and professional reputation was devastating, and the comfort she found in Liam s arms in the remote resort where they met is something she could only dream about happening permanently Indeed, when they meet up again, Liam is obviously mistrustful of her intentions and it takes a while for the trust to build up again between them Tess s abandonment issues from childhood have also affected her deeply, making her doubly afraid of making any mistakes in her life that might cause her adopted family grief than she s already put them through an affair with London s beloved rugby captain on the eve of the World Cup is a definite no no Liam s reaction to Tess is understandable He s a handsome, charming man, used to being in the public eye, and equally used to women using him for the status of his position and not really seeing the real man underneath When he thought that the honesty he and Tess had shared with other on the resort admittedly not revealing their true identities but sharing meaningful and emotional stories with each other had been tainted by her revelation that she d known who he was all the time, he was understandably angry and annoyed mostly with himself for allowing his feelings to get involved with what was supposed to be just a fun night of sex As time goes on and he realizes that Tess is a true rugby fan and didn t just sleep with him as a notch on her belt, he grudgingly must admit to himself that he feels for her than he has for any other woman It will take than just desire and attraction between them to move their relationship to the next level.I loved the sexual tension between these two and they share some very sexy scenes together, both on the resort, and later once they admit that the attraction they feel for each other isn t going away Tess has issues with her body image and self esteem, and Liam is quick to reassure her that in his eyes, she is beautiful and his are the only ones that should matter He s a really sweet and loving man underneath his alpha male image, a friendly and supportive person and well deserving of his position as captain on the rugby team They have a series of ups and downs as the story goes on, but eventually do find their happy ending in a very satisfactory way The author does a great job of explaining rugby to the newbie, with a glossary of terms at the start of the story and several sporty scenes that are detailed and full of action From start to finish, this was a truly entertaining story and a treat for readers familiar with rugby or looking for a new type of sports romance 4.5 stars.Note a copy of this story was provided by the author for review.


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    34 PLAYING IT CLOSE, BY KAT LATHAM Book 2 of London Legends Yet another re read I bought this along with Playing It Close, in a bundle To be honest, I don t know if I would have bought it if they had been separated and I had only the first one as recommendation She did talk about rugby in the first, which was what interested me, but I didn t like it so much as to become a fan of the series This is the one that got me.Synopsis Tess is trying to get a break from a scandal at work Liam needs some time apart from rugby to try and come to terms with his mother s death They both meet in Venezuela, and, even though Tess recognizes him immediately, she decides to let him keep his anonymity Once their summer affair is over, Tess is offered a job working as a sponsor for Liam s team She can t afford to refuse it, so they have to find a way to work together.Overall enjoyment I like Liam a lot better than I liked Spencer On the other hand, there were a lot of similarities between this book and the first that maybe prevented me from enjoying it fully I probably would have enjoyed it a lot if I hadn t read the first but then, I m incapable of doing it I always have to read series in the order the books were published.Plot Not very original, but that s not a problem, in my opinion Most romances follow the same line they meet, they want to be together, they can t for some reason, they work out their problems, they end up together I also really don t mind tropes, as long as they re well done, and they were well done in this book in my opinion, of course.Characters Like I said, Liam is a lot likable than Spencer I liked Tess a lot, too It was nice to see how they are, in fact, very different characters than the ones in the first book In this kind of series, it s very usual to see the author re writing the same book over and over, just changing the names this is not the case However, there are a few repetitions in theme that are a bit tiresome namely, the fact that both Liam and Spencer dated lots of supermodels and groupies before meeting their counterparts, and that both Tess and Caitlyn had very low self esteem when it came to their looks, even if for different reasons Also, the repetition of the angry ex motif, and the women having to compete for the men.World setting I mentioned it in my review of Keeping It Close, but I quite like how she writes about rugby She doesn t just happen to have a character that plays, she includes the sport in the narrative Considering the biggest reason why I read these books is because of my love for the sport, that s a big plus.Writing style Very pleasant to read.Representation There is an attempt, but it falls very short I can t help but think she could have done better than one paragraph containing a colored child and Liam asking Tess if she likes girls.Political correctness This was a lot less misogynistic than Keeping It Close, with Tess complaining about the sexism she suffers at her old job and calling other people including Liam out when they are sexist But there s very little representation, and she s downright transphobic when she says that girls are born with a vagina.One last thing from a few comments I ve had from the people I ve recommended this book not the XVettes, of course , I gather that people don t know about this, but the calendar she mentions is very much real It s called Les Dieux du Stade, it is done every year, and it has sexy pictures of players from Stade Fran ais, a French team Here s an example hidden under spoiler alert because it s NSFW view spoiler hide spoiler


  9. says:

    Review originally posted here don t think I ve ever watched a game of Rugby before, and yet after reading Latham s debut novel last year, I kinda want to start Liam is trying to hide away at a resort in Venezuela, but running into Tess is the perfect distraction for him to think about anything but his own problems While Liam hides his profession from Tess, he thinks they really hit it off, and looks forward to spending all his free time with her But when she disappears the next morning, and Liam runs into her as representative of his team s new sponsor, Liam is shocked and disappointed and unsure how to handle himself.Tess was publicly shamed when her last job became a court case and she had to testify in front of the entire country Running away to Venezuela was a chance for some anonymity Running to Liam is than she could ever dream, and their night together was incredible But the real world is calling, and Tess can t afford to blow off it s call When the only job she can get is working for her cousin, Tess is thrown back into Liam s world and they will have to work together to save both their careers.One of the things that Latham does so well is showcase a love of rugby to the readers Like I said, I ve never watched rugby, never even had a desire to, and yet after reading the first two books in the London Legends series, I absolutely want to watch a game I want to love it as much as she does and her characters do.While there was a lot of great stuff in this book, there were a few things that bothered me The main thing was the way Tess didn t try very hard to keep her libido in line when it came to Liam After all the drama she went through with her previous job, and then having her cousin tell her flat out not to get involved with anyone, Tess went ahead with her relationship with Liam I really wanted her to show a little restraint, because she came across as a slave to her sex drive.Another thing that rankled me a bit was the way Liam reacted to Tess not being totally honest at their first meeting For someone who didn t tell the whole truth about himself, he seemed to overreact a bit about the way Tess handled their Venezuela meeting I didn t see why that came across as such a huge problem for them, especially since Liam wasn t totally honest either It was just a little thing that didn t really make sense to me, and threw off my enjoyment just a bit.That being said, the rest of the book was fabulous Tess and Liam had amazing chemistry, and the sexual tension between them was off the charts I would have liked to see that stretch out a bit and watch the two of them continue to struggle with maintaining a professional relationship and work through the chemistry that neither could ignore.While the conflict at the end was full of angst, I did like the way it all played out It was a good amount of groveling and putting yourself out there for your love, and I liked the way it played out with Tess having to be the one doing most of the groveling.All in all, I thought Latham s second book in the London Legends book was good The sexual tension between Tess and Liam was incredibly written, and I wish it would have been drawn out even I m anxious to see what Latham comes up with next.I give Playing it Close a B


  10. says:

    From the beaches of Venezuela to the rugby pitch in London, Kat Latham took me on a romantic adventure in Playing It Close Smoothly written at a great pace, Playing It Close had all the elements that capture me in a romancehumor, heart ache, just the right amount of conflict, hope, love, great characters, and a great feeling in my heart.Tess and Liam both just wanted to get awayaway from real life , the spotlight and their troubles when they head to Venezuela separately Neither expects to find the perfect holiday romance and lose a little piece of their heart To Tess, it can only be a holiday flingand when she sneaks off in the night, Liam is not sure he ll ever see her again Especially since neither of them were honest about who they really were Rugby, London, and Tess s new job bring them unexpectedly back together again Tess is determined to keep things professional, even if everything inside of her flares to life around Liam Liam is determined to have with Tess After that brief time with her, he knows he wants But lies of omission can take their toll and hurt them both Will those ruin what s just getting started Tess and Liam make a fantastic heroine and hero Tess is so realistic and easy to relate to It was easy to see her in my mind, to understand her, and feel what she felt I liked how she carried on, even through hurt and embarrassment, after the mess of her last job I liked how she was able to lose her inhibitions even if it was just on holiday pretending to be someone else She did what so many women would do I really like Liam also I liked how he was with Tess, how they were together He is a strong character in ways than oneand so easy to picture in my minds eye Tess and Liam are both still hurting, and seeing them come together again, the push and pull of the newly forming relationship was believable They both still had issues to work through, and I liked how they helped each other do this without even really realizing it The way they both react when all the truths come out was hard to read because I wanted these two together Seeing if they could work through it and how kept me intrigued Tess was very admirable I loved all the secondary characters, but the ones who stand out the most for me are Charlie Tess s cousin and her Dad They were hilarious They kept the entertainment up for me, I just loved them As funny as they were, they also felt realand beneath the jokes and unintentional embarrassing comments, they both had a lot of depth to them that shines through They are both an integral part of Playing It Close and added character and even depth.Playing It Close is a romance with so much , it is a very well rounded book There is definite heat and chemistry between Liam and Tess, but that is just one aspect of the plot.I loved the settingsboth in Venezuela and London Kat paints a vivid picture of both places I could feel the water on me on the beachbut in London I could hear all the voices and accents I could smell the pitch, hear the crowds, and see the men Kat made me feel like I was part of this world and it was a great time Playing It Close is book 2 in the London Legends series, but it can easily be read as a stand alone I d recommend Playing It Close to any romance reader


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