Play it Again by Aidan Wayne

Play It Again

by Aidan Wayne.

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The videos are fun.

But it’s the host who has him coming back for more…

When Seattle-based blind YouTuber Dovid Rosenstein finds Sam Doyle’s Let’s Play channel, playitagainsam, he’s instantly captivated by the Irish gamer. Everything about Sam is adorable, from his accent to his personality, and Dovid can’t get enough of his content.

Dovid’s glowing shout-out on Don’t Look Now, his own successful channel, sends Sam’s subscriber numbers skyrocketing overnight. He has more comments than he can read. And while the sudden surge in popularity is anxiety inducing, Sam decides it’s only right to dedicate his next episode to Dovid…which soon leads to a heart-pounding exchange of DMs.

They may have never met in person, but Dovid’s never felt this close to anyone before. What they have feels worth exploring—no matter the distance. But is it possible to already be in love with someone who’s half a world away?

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

Taken from book blurb

Release Date: 22nd April, 2019

Length: 288 pages.

Series: N/A

Genre: Romance. QUILTBAG. M/M Romance.

Read as: eBook

Sourced: NetGalley.

My Thoughts

Play It Again can be summed up in three words:

An Absolute Delight.

The word adorable could have been used but that would have been a bit too on the nose 😋

I jumped into this book and didn’t emerge until I was finished. To say that I was emotionally involved would be an understatement, because I was in love by Chapter three.

The characters of the novel are amazing and Aidan Wayne should be commended, or the very least be given free range to publish whatever they want, because despite some incredible differences, I found all of their characters so relatable. I loved Dovid for all his exuberance and humility, and Sam for his adorableness 😉

It may seem like I am going a bit over the top but really Play It Again was just so effortless. I picked it up, started reading, and fell in love with the characters and their story. The inclusiveness, the tentative flirting, the unabashed acceptance of each other and everyone was just so amazing to read. Effortless enjoyment.

One their website, the author states that:

‘they primarily write character-driven stories with happy endings. Because, dammit, queer people deserve happy endings too.’

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And damned does Play it Again deliver.

Best Bits
  • Angry Blind Kid– There were a couple of times Play It Again was very relatable to me, and the Angry Blind Kid video hit pretty close to home. So my real name isn’t too hard to pronounce, it’s not common but its also not uncommon, but the amount of times it is mispronounced drives me nuts. Not just with random people but with staff that I have been working with for years. The angry rant about how his name isn’t too hard to pronounce was quite a nice moment for me 😅
  • Sam – Okay so I work in a industry where I have to work with a lot of the public, a lot of the time. And it is exhausting. Having to be very personable all day takes an emotional toll and I related so hard with Sam. Coming home and just needing to read a book or play a game to recharge is how I make it through the week.


Play it Again is for anyone who wants to read a fun romance full of love, acceptance, and YouTube. I really enjoyed Play It Again and would really recommend this book for anyone looking for an easy read they can sit back a smile down into.

Please excuse the excessive use of the patronising word, adorable. Read the book and you’ll get it 😅😉

Please note: I received a copy of Play It Again from NetGalley.

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