Playing It Safe by Barbie Bohrman | Audio Book Review

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Playing It Safe by Barbie Bohrman | Audio Book ReviewPlaying It Safe by Barbie Bohrman
Narrator: Kate Rudd
Published by Brilliance Audio
Release date : October 1st, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Length: 8 hrs 38 minutes
Source: The Publisher | Format: AudioBook
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Julia Boyd has dated more than her share of jerks, and she’s done even pretending to like them. Putting her dating life on hold and focusing on her event planning career is a much safer bet for the blue-eyed blonde…until she meets her newest client.

Organizing the opening for an art gallery should be a breeze for Julia, but gallery owner Alex Holt is becoming very distracting. Tall and muscular with enough charisma and sexy dimples to make Julia swoon, Alex could be the perfect man. The two of them click immediately, creating enough witty banter to ignite sparks.

But just before flames of passion can erupt with Alex, Julia begins planning an engagement party…and learns the groom is Aiden, the man who broke her heart years ago. When Aiden admits that he still has feelings for Julia, everything changes. Should she seek shelter in the familiarity of the past, or should she risk everything on a brand-new love?

I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

*SIGH* This book!

When I saw that this was available to request, I just knew I had to have it. I don’t really know what drew my attention, but it just screamed READ ME. And I am glad I did because I loved it.

I will say that the synopsis is a little bit misleading. At least, for me it was. It kind of hints and I love triangle, and it is no where close to that. At all.

This book was LAUGH OUT LOUD funny. You wouldn’t believe the looks I got while I was laughing in traffic at 8am.

Julia is riot. I knew from the first chapter that I would LOVE her. She has no filter; is a sexy successful business woman that doesn’t take shit from anyone. She swears off men after yet another horrible first date, focusing on her career instead. Enter Alex. Sexy, funny and sweet art gallery owner that hires Julia to plan his nieces birthday party. Alex and Julia have known each other for years, working close together and flirting relentlessly. But, things change…

These two together were HOT. Their chemistry is off the charts and I loved seeing them slowly work out the kinks (haha) in their relationship. Since the heartbreak Julia suffered, she is hesitant to open up to Alex, with reason. Especially given the fact that the guy that did the breaking is getting married and she is planning their wedding. AWKWARD. Alex too, is scared but for reasons different from Julia’s. I felt like one thing that was “in the way” was a little clichéd and it was kind of frustrating. Why can’t people just TALK to each other?

Overall – I absolutely loved this book. This was my first Barbie Bohrman novel and it will not be my last. Highly recommend this one!




Tonya is a 30 y/o mom, wife, avid reader, coffee junkie, junk food addicted workaholic and blogger.

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