20 October 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Played by Clare James!

Played by Clare James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication: October 19th, 2015 by Entangled Publishing (Brazen Imprint)

Play. Or be played.
The music should be enough. End of story. But Aaron Major is finding out it’s not, and now his agent has hired a firm of suits to help launch his debut album, turning his life into a goddamn circus. Smile here. Play there. Be nice. Well, screw that. If Aaron wanted to spend his time shaking hands and kissing babies, he would’ve gone into politics.

Helping launch the career of country singer Aaron Major should be a cakewalk for PR pro Melody Sharp. Aaron is charming, sexy, and oh-so-appealing when he’s on stage. Off stage, though, he’s her worst nightmare. A stubborn, ornery, reclusive nightmare without a lick of business—or fashion—sense. The only way he’s going to make it in music is with a serious makeover—and quite possibly a personality transplant.
Soon, they’re engaged in a game of give and take, and though it’s Melody calling the shots, it’s Aaron who holds all control…

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About the Author

Clare James writes contemporary romance and new adult novels with spunky heroines and sexier-than-sin heroes. Her books have made several best-selling lists including the tender love stories in the Impossible Love series; the steamy romantic comedy Dirty Little Lies; and the touching family drama Wednesday. She’s also the author of a new series with Entangled’s Brazen line about the women of Elite PR and their very naughty clients. The first two books in the series are out now!

A former dancer, Clare still loves to get her groove on – mostly to work off her beloved cupcakes and red wine. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and young son, and is always on social media chatting with readers.


Mel swayed, her eyes fixed on him.
It was almost too much, singing to her. Singing about how he wanted her. And he did. The only way to get through it was to close his eyes and lose himself in the music. This song was like nothing he’d ever written. Sure, he’d been vulnerable before, but more in a raw, exposed way. This had a deeper feel to it, more baring emotions closer to the soul. Jesus, this was why musicians drank. Who wanted to live on the edge all the time?
When it was finally over, he opened his eyes to catch Mel wiping a tear. They sat there a moment in silence, and he let her recover.
“That bad, huh?” he joked, even though he had to fight through the lump in his throat to force the words out.
She stood and walked to him, slowly and deliberately.
“It was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard.” Her eyes were soft, searching.
“Not bad for one of the first ones on my own.” He again tried to lighten the mood, because, fuck, she was killing him right now.
“Aaron.” She gave him a little punch to the shoulder. “You are so going to get laid with this song.”



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