Book 3 of the Hot Aussie Heroes Series, “The Playboy” goes the way of Book 1, The Cowboy for me – too short to develop the characters and the story.

Actress Alexia Burton returns to Australia to research for a role she covets in LA, a role that demands her to be sexually confident and self-assured. And to achieve this the innocent Alexia needs to find a lover, who would just teach her the nuances of intense desire, flirty and sensual, with no strings attached.ThePlayboy-HotAussieHero3-MadelineAsh-Jan2015

In walks the rich surfer boy and bar owner Parker Hargreaves. Alexia and Parker share an unpleasant past that left her hurt. But now Parker wants to make amends, and who better than he to help Alexia research for her role.

The story line is plausible; Madeline Ash’s writing is good, yet the development of the story and the relationship lacked conviction, chemistry and charm. Somehow I couldn’t relate to the characters and their thoughts. I just wish that there were more to Parker and Alexia. It’s like the story is missing its heart and soul.

Rest assured that I would read Madeline Ash again, but “The Playboy” just did not sizzle my libido.

Received an ARC from Tule Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.