Review: PLAYING FOR LOVE AT DEEP HAVEN (Enchanted Places #1) by Katy Regnery
Release Date: January 10, 2014
Violet Smith and Zach Aubrey have history…
…the kind of history he regrets and she wishes she could forget.
She was the girl. The only girl. Ever.
Nine years have passed since heavy-metal songwriter, Zach, slept with, then walked away from, his best friend, Violet. But that doesn’t change the fact that he’s never gotten over her.
He shattered her heart.
Despite the years that have passed, chick-lit novelist, Violet, vividly recalls the pain of Zach’s rejection, and hates that she’s never been able to completely let go of the brooding boy who turned his back on her.
When the rocker and the writer find themselves thrown back together in a strange twist of fate, their chemistry is just as scorching as ever, but old wounds don’t just disappear. Even if Zach can explain why he walked away from Violet, can she find the courage to trust him again? Together they will discover if a love that broke them both is worth a second chance at forever.
Playing songs, playing for keeps…
…Playing for Love at Deep Haven
♥ Amazon ♥
Dawn’s Review 5 Stars
What a beautiful story of second chances! This was an unexpected find amongst many books that I have waiting for me to be read. I was looking for a rock star romance so when I saw that Zach was a rock star, and he had someone that got away (Violet), I dove right in.
Katy Regnery uses a poetic style of writing that is enchanting and full of emotion. It’s really quite exquisite and I found the inclusion of poetry and song lyrics to add a richness to the story. Playing for Love in Deep Haven is written in third person, but for those of you who find this a challenge, I would not worry – I found myself completely caught up in it which is a gift as an author!
Let’s talk about Zach and Violet…Z is quite the sexy, hot, funny, determined rock star and songwriter. He’s experienced little love in his life and has reached a point where he wants something more. Violet is equally creative and talented, and grew up wearing her heart on her sleeve. She’s at a crossroads in her life, just like Zach. Fate throws them together but after an experience in college nine years before and all that transpired as a result, is it possible for them to find their way back to each other? You’ll need to read to know!
What I loved about Playing for Love is that it is essentially told over the span of 2 weeks but it felt like so much more. There were many emotional moments with real, painful admissions and moments of deep passion. Playing for Love is about whether Zach and Violet can find themselves through the heartache and misunderstandings, learn to trust and whether love is worth it.
Katy Regnery writes with humor, heart, and passion. I’m still caught up in the emotions I went through in Playing for Love and I will absolutely be picking up book 2!
KATY REGNERY, award-winning romance novelist, has always loved telling a good story and credits her mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of all romance writing from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own.
As it turned out, one love story turned into a series of five Heart of Montana romances, following the love lives of the Yellowstone-based Lindstrom siblings, their friends and family. Katy is also the author of the Enchanted Places series, launching in January 2014 with Playing for Love at Deep Haven, which will be followed by an additional seven books throughout 2014-2016. In addition to contemporary romance, Katy also writes paranormal romance under the pseudonym K.P. Kelley. It’s You, the story of star-crossed lovers, takes place in northern New England and the forests north of Quebec.
Speaking of forests, Katy lives in the relative-wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut where her writing room looks out at the woods and her husband, two young children and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories of all are the messy and unexpected ones.
Connect with Katy
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7211470.Katy_Regnery