Play It Safe

  • by Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by Savannah Richards
  • 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

No connections. Play it safe. These were the rules Ivey lived her life by. Until she hit Mustang, Colorado, a perfectly imperfect town where the citizens were welcoming, and one of them included the tall, beautiful, macho-man rancher cowboy Grayson Cody.
On the run for a decade, Ivey knew she was supposed to play it safe. But she was tired of being on the run. She wanted normal. She wanted real. She wanted a home. And she wanted Grayson Cody. And Grayson Cody wanted Ivey. No one who looked at them couldn't see they belonged together. There was one man in this world for Ivey and one woman in this world for Grayson Cody. So they fell in love.
But just as quickly as they fell together, they were betrayed and torn apart. Separated for years, Ivey was certain her life would not include her rancher cowboy. Until the town of Mustang reached out to her when Gray was in trouble. Even though she thought he broke her heart, she charged in to help. Then Gray and Ivey discovered they were betrayed, and, not only that, but Gray had an enemy who would stop at nothing to defeat him.


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Perfect Pairing

Great book with great narration. Loved Mustang, CO. Loved Gray and Ivey, the good guys, the bad guys, the supporting townsfolk. All of it. I won't rehash the story. I'm going to focus on the overall listen, but I will say that there were definitely moments where my nose stung and my chest hurt and moments where I had to hit pause to stop laughing. These are the things that make every Kristen Ashley story an experience, rather than just a read or listen. I absolutely love her writing style and her ability to communicate those subtle little "somethings" that make all of her books immediately go into the category of "definitely revisit, often and repeatedly."

Savannah Richards is a total professional. She narrated "Knight" (highly recommended) by KA, and I was so happy to see that she was doing another of her books. I really like her delivery and style. Her voices are good, and her inflection is perfect, as far as reading the sentences in the way (I believe) they were written to sound. There are a lot of narrators who let that slide, but SR does an absolutely fantastic job.

While I'm gushing, here's a well-deserved THANK YOU to Audible Studios: KA's audiobooks are coming out fast and furious, and this has concerned me as someone who is exclusively a listener, but even with the speed of production and all the various narrators, there hasn't been a badly-read one yet. Even when a good narrator is paired with the wrong book, it can get ugly, so again THANK YOU to the person/people who cast the narrators. You are top notch!!! Again, because I only listen and never have time for actual reading, if a book is narrated badly, it is irrevocably lost to me. Thank you for consistently exceeding my expectations!

If you are looking for a great story that is also a fantastic listening experience, Play it Safe is a standalone novel with no cliffhanger. I don't know if there will be further books that are set in Mustang, but I thoroughly enjoyed this. Heat factor is pretty hot, though not gratuitous or using sex to make up for a lack in storyline. Whether it's cash, credit, Whispersynch or sale, this is definitely worth purchasing.
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- Erin "Audiobook Addict. It's all about the Listen. Mostly Romance, but I do branch out a bit. Reviews are my honest opinions-popular or not."

5 Wild Stars

What can I say about this book that hasn’t already been said?
It’s emotional and passionate and incredible. The loyalty leaps off the page.
Playing is Safe is Ivey’s motto so she doesn’t get attached to anything or anyone in case her and her older brother Casey have to take off at a moment’s notice. She is a pool hustler; he is on the lookout for marks.
Only it’s Casey who gets a wild hare to stick around Mustang for a little bit.
Ivey see Gray and the connection the tether starts to pull these two together. Oh Ivey knows she needs to stay far far away from this handsome man but she can’t. He knows she is in town for nothing good but he can’t stay away any longer either.
Saying Ivey hasn’t had the best childhood is putting it mildly. Grey had the ideal childhood with adults who cared and loved him. Granted it wasn’t all peaches either.
Gray’s nickname for Ivey is swoon worthy “Dollface.” She gets all melty when he calls her this.
For me I loved how Gray stood up to her brother, up until then I didn’t think Casey was a bad guy but you kind of get so see who he really is.
Best fist date ever! One Ivey didn’t let anyone walk all over her; she stood up for herself. And the first kiss OMG the first KISS!!
Throughout the story things come to pass and they are separated through circumstance not by choice.
Ivey’s life gets thrown in to term oil but without that she never would have met Lash or Freddy. So even though I was heartbroken with the way the story was going. I love that she wasn’t alone.
“Say you love me, Ivey.”
“I love you, Gray.”
Best lines ever omg these are the best moments for me.
It really never gets easy for these two the heartbreak and the tears but oh you just have to keep on keeping on the story takes you on a wild and crazy ride. Oh the last few chapters and the epilogue omg its EPIC!!!

Also GREAT narration! One of my favorites by far.
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- Pam Audio-Listener "Read/Listen, Review and Recommend!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-16-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios