The Problem with Playboys by: Karen Booth

He needs her help. She needs to keep her hands off her hot new client in the first Little Black Book of Secrets novel by Karen Booth!

Parker was not a guy she was supposed to touch.


Celebrity publicist Chloe Burnett keeps her work and personal life strictly separate—until sports agent Parker Sullivan needs her help. His client has been targeted by Little Black Book, a vicious gossip account. If she’s going to win this social media battle, she needs to resist distractions from Parker the playboy, who is off-limits for so many reasons. But a business trip to Miami leads to her breaking her rules with a guy who might break her heart. And then she’s caught in Little Black Book’s crosshairs herself…

From Harlequin Desire: A luxurious world of bold encounters and sizzling chemistry.

Content Warnings: Sexual scenes, mention of losing a parent to cancer, and witnessing a loved one have a stroke.

I was approved for the ARC of book three, that’s set to release in a few weeks, but you know how I love fully immersing myself in a series so I snatched up a copy of books one and two. This series also seems like the kind that needs to be read in order, each book covers a different couple but the underlying theme of “Little Black Book” has me thinking it’s important to get all the information.

Chloe’s job, as a celebrity publicist, keeps her busy trying to ensure her clients stay in the good graces of the press. After losing her dad, as a child, Chloe’s watched her mom fall in, and out of, love so many times she no longer believes in it. Why invest time and emotions into people who can easily just walk away?

Parker has never cared about the “carefree playboy” image the press has always labeled him with…until he meets Chloe. As a sports agent, Parker isn’t unaware of how vicious the media can be but he’s never had it aimed at one of his clients until Little Black Book stirs up a scandal. Desperate to clean up his client’s image and have an excuse to see her again, Parker hires Chloe to run PR and fly with him to Miami.

Neither Chloe nor Parker believe in happily ever after…so then why do they both feel sad about agreeing to only one night? Why can’t they stop thinking about each other? Why do they keep trying to think of excuses to call the other?

This was such a fun read and at 214 pages it’s a perfect summer beach read. I’m interested to see what they uncover about Little Black Book as I jump into book two. My only issue was that Chloe is a redhead, it’s mentioned several times in the book, but the cover model is blonde. *sigh* Other than that, haha, I enjoyed diving into this book and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

Published by Noelle Loves Books

Growing up, Japanese and Indigenous, it was hard to find books that showcased stories and worlds that accurately portrayed Noelle’s experiences. Fantasy quickly became her main love, as you could really be anyone, anywhere. As the years went on, and technology grew, Noelle was finally able to see more stories and authors that looked and felt like her. Noelle is open to all genre’s though she can mostly be found reading own voice, fantasy, and romance. Ratings: 5 Stars: Completely blew me away 4 Stars: Loved the story but didn't feel completely blown away by it 3 Stars: Liked the overall concept of the story but either had poor execution, had a lot of plot holes, or was written poorly 2 Stars: I struggled to understand the plot, poorly written, or just had really unlikeable characters along with a poor writing 1 Star: Horribly written, major plot holes, or extremely unlikeable characters and plots.

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