Review: Matchplay by Dakota Madison

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*
A Girl, a Guy, a Tournament and a Challenge

The Girl: At a time when most girls obsess about homecoming and high school prom, Rainy Dey spent her senior year caring for her dying mother. So when her father drops her off at college to start her freshman year, his words of advice to his bookish daughter are to start acting like a young person and finally have some fun.

The Guy: College senior, Aaron Donavan, aka Mr. Hot-and-Knows-It, is President of the Clubhouse, a social club for the college’s most wealthy and popular guys. Aaron can have any girl on campus except the one who challenges and excites him the most—Rainy Dey.

The Tournament: Every year, the senior members of The Clubhouse engage in a golf-inspired tournament to see who can sleep with the most freshman girls. When Rainy finds out about the tournament, she believes Aaron’s only interest in her is to score points by taking her V-Card.

The Challenge: Can Aaron convince Rainy that his feelings for her are true and that she won’t be just another notch on his tournament scorecard?
When I first read the blurb I kept thinking what an awful game they are playing, men are pigs and there is no way Aaron can convince Rainy he's not one of said pigs. It's all going to blow up in his face, he's going to hurt her no matter what etc. and well that's pretty much what happened.

When Rainy first met Aaron she already knew about the game and his reputation. Still he gets to her and no matter how hard she tries, she can't keep him out. Rainy keeps looking for something in him to make him less of an a-hole so she won't feel bad about liking him, because pretty much everyone is against them being together.

For Aaron, Rainy is a challenge to him and I'm left wondering if that's really all she is to him. He claims he has stopped the game and that he really likes her. True, he behaves different when he's with Rainy, which makes it hard for her not to like him, certainly when she's really inexperienced and has no idea how to handle a guy like Aaron.

Unfortunately Aaron keeps lying to and disappointing Rainy. The guy seriously needs to grow a backbone and dare to stand up to his friends. This is a reoccurring factor and nearly drove me insane and I mean this in a bad way!!! Actions mean so much more than "pretty" words.

So he made some drunken mistake and that ruined his first love, now he's "punishing" himself by only doing casual hook-ups, since that's all girls could ever want from him. That's no excuse, that's wallowing in self pity! "I'm no good enough for real love so I sleep with as many girls as I can because I'm unworthy." I just want to smack this guy, he's so pathetic.

All in all how many chances can you give a guy, because Aaron has used up his a long time ago to me. I really don't understand what Rainy sees in this guy and why she keeps going back. I so don't like Aaron; he's weak, lacks confidence, he uses too much cheesy and cliche lines so he's not even all that charming, the only thing the guy has going for him are his looks and that just isn't enough.

Also the sex scenes are lacking details, are very short and pretty much all happens without using the word sex or cock etc. I didn't even know this was possible.

The ending is just terrible, without giving away any spoilers; everything happes way too fast and seeing all that has happened they have some serious issues to work out first. Really I would just recommend Rainy to dump Aaron, she would be much better off.

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