Playing Hard to Forget by Piper Doone ~ Book Review by Caroline

23631236 Title: Playing Hard to Forget

Author: Piper Doone

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars


Ethan Robertson never asked to be the latest in a long line of werewolf hunters, but the war between his family and the werewolf Kinnairds has raged on for a millennium, and he is expected to fight like all the Robertsons before him. But then he meets Liam Kinnaird, a gorgeous, mysterious werewolf Ethan falls hard for. Despite the danger, they carry on a torrid affair until a terrible explosion destroys everything, including Liam and Ethan’s memories of their time together.

Twenty years later, Ethan is embroiled in battle once again and catches a glimpse of Liam. It triggers intense, erotic dreams that Ethan thinks might not be dreams at all. But he’s never been anything but enemies with Kinnairds. He’s certainly never been in love with one. Or has he?


This was a little like a fairytale when it started. In my mind I could hear “once upon a time” as we learn about a wolf that was killed and a feud between the Robertson and Kinnaird families that lasted a millennium. The Robertson’s were hunters and the Kinnaird’s were werewolves and both families were destined to be enemies for eternity.

Ethan Robertson’s father Charles is the fanatical leader of the hunters and actively looks for wolves to persecute. He follows his own rules and expects the same from his son and daughter. Although Fiona, Ethan’s sister, may have taken on the family mantra Ethan wants to do nothing more than study and lead a quiet life.

Liam is the son of the pack alpha and when he and Ethan meet history is made. For the first time ever a Robertson and a Kinnaird don’t want to kill each other but they actually become friends and then lovers. They are both young and a little idealistic but neither grasps the lengths in which Ethan’s family will go to when they find out their secret.

When Charles is killed Ethan sends Fiona away and hopes to make sense of his life. Fiona however has other ideas and it will be 20 years before Ethan sees Liam again and then he is just a stranger, a wolf that needs to be killed. There is dark magic at play in this story and a very determined sister who wants to ensure that memories stay hidden and lost.

This is a story of love conquering all but before that can happen the two people involved need to remember that they were ever in love in the first place and work out why they can’t remember the happier times.

Buy Links

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Amazon UK
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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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2 thoughts on “Playing Hard to Forget by Piper Doone ~ Book Review by Caroline

  1. Hey there! Thanks for the lovely review! The cover was designed by the amazing LC Chase, who did a fantastic job designing the cover and making the picture in my head something for everyone to see!

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