NSFW (Piper Lawson)

Being bad never felt so good…

The office is full of rules. Everything is off-limits. Making a charity calendar of the sexy guys on your floor? Not allowed. Shrinking your boss’ underwear when he sends it for dry-cleaning? Can’t do that either.

But those things keep the natural balance. See, Avery Banks, our resident rising star, is a shark. The tall, blond, and gorgeous kind with zero patience and even less forgiveness.

Good thing I’m the Mae West of executive assistants. I live to put grown men in their place.

He wasn’t supposed to find out…

Now he’s made it his personal vendetta to screw me the way I screwed him. I’m at his beck and call, 24/7, for every humiliating, meaningless request.

Until we stumble on a new game. One we both want to play. One we both need to win.

And once we start…I’m not sure Avery wants to replace me.

I’m not sure I want him to.

All I want is more of this. The fire under the ice. What happens behind closed doors.

It’s twisted, and so damn hot. But he’s my boss. And with the company coming off a scandal even I couldn’t engineer? What we’re doing is strictly NSFW.

Lucky for me, Avery and I have one thing in common…

We both suck at following the rules.


Have you guys read Play, from Piper Lawson? This book is sort of a sequel, and it features 2 characters from that book. Once again, the writing is great, and NSFW is told through Charlie’s POV, and I loved her sassy and smartass voice. The girl sure is fun.

I really liked the main characters. Like I said, Charlie was a lot of fun, I liked that she was a bit lost, but she still had a very strong character and personality. And Avery was a bit of the same, he had to grow up very fast, so he was missing some major things in his life, which made his pairing with Charlie kind of perfect.

Their chemistry was off the charts, and I really liked how the author worked the enemies to lovers trope. These two were always bickering, but it was so clear that they were perfect for each other.

There’s a lot of character growth during this book, and I really appreciated that.

I have to say that I felt like the beginning of the book was way too fast, as in, there was so much going on and I was utterly lost, and I had read Play. But after I got my bearings, everything made sense and I really enjoyed the pacing of this novel.

Overall, a very funny and heartfelt romance. I highly recommend it.

Play (Piper Lawson)

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I’m Payton Blake. A successful, balanced twenty-something girl living the dream.

OK. So it’s a big-ass lie.

I could be all of those things. If I had friends outside of work. And if I didn’t mainline watermelon slushies like they were a food group. It wouldn’t hurt if I’d had sex in the last year, either. (My best friend insists Jorge the Nightstand Boyfriend doesn’t count.)

But when you know where you’re headed, who needs to enjoy the ride? Even if part of me longed for a little between-the-sheets adventure, Max Donovan would be the last guy I’d call.

Sure, he made the indie video game that broke the internet. His eyebrow piercing’s sexy, in an ‘are-you-in-a-band?’ way, and fighting with him gets me off faster than Jorge on bezerker mode. But he’s arrogant. Presumptuous. Colder than a cactus and twice as prickly.

None of it changes the fact that I crave Max Donovan like a watermelon slushy on a hot summer day.

I should ignore him. But I can’t, because he just became my biggest client. And whether he’ll admit it or not, he needs me even more than I need him.

Game on, Max Donovan.


Once again I read this book as a buddy read with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, check her review of this book here.

This book took me a bit by surprise, because I was expecting to like it, but I liked it more than I was expecting. Did that make sense? This is not my first Piper Lawson’s book though… I had already liked Chased.

I really liked the writing. The book is told through Payton’s POV, and she’s kick-ass! She’s funny and witty and smart. I loved her narration. At some points I would have liked to have seen Max’s point of view of some situations, but I got that it would change the way we experience the book.

I really loved Peyton. It’s not often that I like the female MC more than the male MC, but it happened here. I loved loved loved Peyton. She’s amazing. I loved how she stood up for herself and what she wanted, always.

It took me a bit to warm up completely to Max, but once I did, I was all in. I understood his trusts issues and how his mind worked, and I loved that he was so IN on his relationship with Payton, and how hard he worked in his company.

I really liked the evolution of their relationship, and how it moved slowly and the tension and feelings developed with time.

The cast of supporting characters is awesome too, and both best friends are great and super important to the story. I also really liked the integration of their professional lives and families into their story too.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one, and I have to recommend it to anyone who is into the NA/Romance genre. Also, hot nerd hero? YES PLEASE!