Thursday, May 14, 2020

THE CHEAT (Played #1) by Marita A. Hansen

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Although Lucy hates Riley Jamison's personality, she loves how he looks, which is why she films him every night through her bedroom window. She watches him undress, knowing he's teasing her, his smile all but telling her she can look but not touch. Yet she wants to touch more than anything, so when he comes to her for help, needing her to do his assignments, Lucy sees a way she can finally get what she wants.

Riley knows Peeping Lucy has a crush on him, all of the school does, and he's never cared until it can get him what he needs. He's desperate to win a hockey scholarship, taking him one step closer to pulling him and his dad out of poverty. And he's willing to do anything for it, even if it means he has to sell his body - and his soul, cheating on everything he believes in.

Like a TV series, PLAYED is broken up into episodes. Each episode will be between 20,000 to 27,000 words long. A new episode will be published every 2-3 weeks until the season has ended.

My Rating - 3.5 Stars!

Marita A Hansen's The Cheat is a messy, yet fun, short young adult read. 

Ugh. I want to not love this book, especially with the ending as it is, but I'll be dammed, I love it. 
I want to hate Riley, but I don't. 

The characters are certainly realistic high school characters, and I find the story riveting. Sure, the ending sucks, as in, it is certainly not a happy ending. But I couldn't put this book down. .

The Cheat is classic high school drama, and I fell for it hook, line, and sinker. 

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