Playing the Lines by J Colby ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

playingthelines400Title: Playing the Lines

Author: J Colby

Publisher: Less Than Three Press

Cover Artist: Aisha Akeju

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 07/22/2015

Length: Short Story (<15K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance


Photographer Elliot is near the top of his field and loves his work, even if it means putting up with models like Cory: beautiful, egotistical, and aggravating. Then a photoshoot in Norway shows there’s more to Cory than Elliot thought, and he agrees to dinner despite himself.

But even if he’s not completely a brat, it’s well known Cory prefers to play rather than settle. And Elliot isn’t interested in being anyone’s toy—no matter how persuasive and persistent Cory proves to be.

My View:

I have a soft spot for Photographers. If you read many of my reviews, you know this. I have a hard time passing up any book with a photographer main character. So many times they stories are Photographers and models falling for each other, as if it is a given these two types of men would inevitably fall into bed together.

I will admit, with only about 12,000 words with which to work, I was expecting pretty much a run-of-the-mill model/photographer fall into bed and have hot sex then live happily ever after story. I am very happy to be wrong in this case.

Playing the Lines is about self-image, confidence, and attraction. It is about two men from very different sides of the same world coming together and trying to make more. It is about the long term, not how quickly they can get into bed. In the end, it is a very sweet tale of the start of something that could be great… or could fizzle out.

This is my first J Colby story, but will not likley be my last.


Playing the Lines on Goodreads
Less Than Three Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

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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