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Review: Playing with Her by Erika Wilde

Brent “Mac” MacMillan never believed he’d settle down again with just one woman. Until Stephanie Randall turned the heated lust between them into love. Now, he can’t imagine his life, and The Players Club, without her in it.

But between their busy work schedules and planning a wedding, their “play time” has become secondary to their hectic lives. Mac is prepared to change that, and Stephanie’s birthday is the ideal night to surprise his fiancée with one of the hottest, most unforgettable gifts imaginable.

Mac’s biggest fear is pushing Stephanie’s limits too far and this unconventional gift will test every one of her inhibitions. Will she use her safe word for the first time ever, or will she surrender to the intense sensual bliss Mac’s gift has to offer?

Title:Playing with Her
Author:Erika Wilde
Series:The Players Club
Trope(s):Married Love (engaged)
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Release Date:25th August, 2020
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Short, risqué and hot

Despite being a big fan of Erika Wilde’s writing, I’ve never read any of her Players Club series.

Our couple from this book, Stephanie and Mac, first appear in Playing His Way, the fourth book in the Players Club series. This is the fifth book in that series. If you’re reading the series in order, or read and enjoyed Playing His Way, this will be a nice bonus epilogue/story for you. If, like me, you haven’t read about Stephanie or Mac before, you will still be able to read and enjoy this story. You’ll get introduced to other characters from previous books, and get teased about the next book in the series, Playing with Her, so you can see if you want to read more.

This short book will take you under an hour to read but it packs the heat into that short time.

…a bit ‘more’ than in your typical romance.

It’s Stephanie’s birthday and Mac has a surprise for her that will push her sexual boundaries. His concern over whether he’s gone too far is really quite sweet – in a book that’s anything but! I love it when a strong, dominant man becomes a big softie when it comes to the woman he loves. Stephanie comes across as a strong woman who knows what she wants, and part of that is to be (mostly) submissive to Mac. She’s still got a spark about her, which works well for them as a couple.

The sex is hot – and with the addition of toys, floggers and, hmmm – can I call it apparatus? – it’s something a bit ‘more’ than in your typical romance. I liked it, but in pushing up the heat level you understandably get a lot of anal sex, which I’m just not into. But the spanking? Oh yes, please.

All in all, this is a short, hot book about a couple sharing their deepest fantasies and sexual experiences with each other. It’s a fun read that’s a little bit more risqué than normal, but still has the great writing and emotional connection you expect from Ms Wilde. 4 stars.

Erika Wilde is a New York Times Bestselling author. She is best known for her super sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series, and has also co-written the Dirty Sexy Series and the Book Boyfriend Series with Carly Phillips, her best friend and writing buddy for the past twenty years. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she’s not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit her website at and sign up for her mailing list for updates and news!


Players Club Series:

Playing with Him by Erika Wilde
Playing with Temptation by Erika Wilde
Playing with Pleasure by Erika Wilde
Playing with Seduction by Erika Wilde
Playing His Way by Erika Wilde
Playing with Her by Erika Wilde
Playing with Desire by Erika Wilde

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