Midnight Play is book 2 in the Blue Dynasty series, but I read it as a stand alone and had no problem enjoying the story. I am very glad that I gave Midnight Play a chance, it turned out to be an enjoyable interracial contemporary romance. I am not a sports fan and thankfully you do not have to be to enjoy this story. Although it revolves around a professional football team and Dex's desire to be reinstated as the quarterback for the Slayers, there is much more depth to the story. Another bonus for me is that the issue of race is not the main focus either. The real foundation of this book is the conflict and difficulties that are present between two strong willed people as they both try to get what they want most in life. For Danica, it's the respect and approval from not only her peers at work but from her domineering parents. For Dex, it's to go back to doing what he feels is meant to do, being the leader of the Las Vegas Slayers.
There is definite attraction and passion between Danica and Dex so we get plenty of steaminess. In Midnight Play we get to see the coming together of of two people who can't seem to get out of their own way and let happiness simply happen. I enjoyed the secondary characters and Perry also provides good dialogue that helps move the story along which made for a quick easy read.
**I was provided an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest reveiw.**
Love evens the score
As general manager of the Las Vegas Slayers, Danica Blue goes toe-to-toe with players whose size is matched only by their egos. Quarterback Dex Harper is the biggest and toughest of them all, with a hell-raiser reputation that he insists he doesn't deserve. And Danica, the good daughter who's always played by the rules, is suddenly tempted to break every last one.
Football is the only thing Dex has ever been able to count on. To save his career he needs Danica's PR savvy, and he's happy to help her discover her inner bad girl in return. But glimpsing the real woman behind that sexy, flawless facade is making him realize how much is at stake. Because getting back on the team could mean losing Danica, unless he's willing to risk it all—and play for keeps….