[Obviously, I can't keep up this pace, but it's vacation and NetGalley gave me three books at once.]
Play to Win by Jodie Slaughter (320 pages, St. Martin's Griffin, coming out 11 July 2023): I liked reading this three-pepper book. It's a fun idea that someone poor could win the lottery on her first-bought ticket (Jennifer E. Smith's Windfall does something similar) and not have the $220 million change her life in any negative ways. Slaughter creates a nice balance of showing the main characters (MC) with their family and friends and creating a compelling reason why the MCs struggle to believe they can make things work.
As far as the tropes:
- second-chance romance
- enemies to lovers
- winning the lottery
- small-town romance
So if you want a book where they're pining for each other physically but perhaps carrying too much baggage to make a go of things, you could give this one a try.
Overall: 3 of 5 stars
2 thoughts on “NetGalley Review of Play to Win”
I liked both reviews.
It would be helpful if you indicated what the maximum star rating would be.
Thanks for the nice note and the good suggestion. Three of three stars would be a rave and three of ten thousand, not great. I’ve added “of 5” to my reviews and will use that scale when moving forward. As always, I appreciate the feedback.