Playing House

Laura Chapman


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‘She’s a work in progress . . .

Bailey Meredith has had it. As an assistant at a prestigious interior design firm, she’s tired of making coffee and filing invoices. She’ll do just about anything to get out from under the paperwork and into the field for real experience. Then she sees an ad for a job that seems too good to be true. 

He’s a fixer upper . . .

Wilder Aldrich knew she would be perfect for the crew the moment he saw her. His hit home improvement show only hired the best, and Bailey had potential written all over her. It isn’t just her imaginative creativity and unmatched work ethic that grabs his attention. There’s just something about her. 

With chemistry on screen, it’s only a matter of time before sparks fly behind the scenes as well. But with Bailey’s jaded views on romance and a big secret that could destroy Wilder and everyone he cares about, are either of them willing to risk it all for love?’

I love renovation shows, so when I saw the blurb for this book, I knew I would love it. The concept was great and I can’t believe I hadn’t read anything similar before. It seems like such great idea with how popular reno shows are. I loved that it demonstrated that there is a lot of editing before the show hits the screens. Even when it’s reality television, it is still heavily edited. This definitely added an element of truth to the story.

The characters had to be my favourite thing about the book. They were just so well thought out and developed. They were realistic and you loved all of them from Bailey to Waverly. They were flawed but managed to have growth by the end of the book. To me, it’s important to be able to relate to something in the book and for me, it was the characters.

Playing House was so easy to read and very hard to put down. There are twists. At one point I was like “OMG NO WAY” and my prediction had turned out to be incorrect. I love a book that I cannot guess the next thing to happen.

I am looking forward to reading more by Laura Chapman. I had been waiting for an opportunity to read one of her books for a while now and I am so glad I made this book a priority read.

My recommendation: If you are a fan of renovation shows, you will love this.

Cai xx