I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Playing For Keeps by Deborah Fletcher Mello
Published by Dafina on October 27, 2015
Pages: 320 pages
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As an accomplished architect, single dad of teenage twin girls, and co-owner of The Playground, Raleigh's hottest jazz and blues club, it's an understatement to say Malcolm Cobb has his hands full. Add to that an ex-wife who knows how to bring the drama, it's no surprise he has little time or inclination for a personal life. But when he spots stunning, voluptuous Cilla Jameson, he's suddenly considering rearranging his schedule and setting aside his concerns. . .
Independent and successful, Cilla would love to be in love. But when it comes to men, she has a lengthy list of requirements. And "no children" is at the top. Yet she can't help being intrigued by Malcolm. He's handsome, fascinating, respectful--and up for a challenge. But is Cilla? After all, the man has baggage--and it is fully packed. Can she handle the ex who's determined to keep him single? Or the twins who are not quite the angels Malcolm thinks? She'll have to decide, if she wants to play for keeps. . .
“Playing For Keeps” by Deborah Fletcher Mello is a skillfully written literary work complete with real life experiences and challenges. It is both compelling and relatable for the reader.
The Author does an excellent job of sharing the intricate details of the lives of Malcolm Cobb, a divorced father of 13-year-old twin girls, Night Club & Architectural Design Company Owner, and Priscilla Jameson, single Healthcare Administrator. The chance meeting of these two individuals carries them through daily challenges that shock and yet pulls them closer together.
Mello provides a story that confronts some of the horrors of society, such as child molestation; substance abuse and child sex exploitation. The story is interwoven with the power of familial love, romantic love, and friendships that stand the test of time. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Reviewed by: Jamesina