A bombshell bookworm. A chronic Casanova. And a lesson in chemistry too scandalous for school.
When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she’s determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother’s gorgeous best friend, Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy?
Will takes risks for a living, but he’s skeptical about this challenge of Hanna’s…until the wild night his innocently seductive pupil tempts him into bed- and teaches him a thing or two about being with a woman he can’t forget. Now that Hanna’s discovered the power of her own sex appeal, it’s up to Will to prove he’s the only man she’ll ever need.
So we now have our third novel from the Bastard series, our Beautiful Player, Will Sumner. This is one of my favorite series. If you haven’t read the first 2 books as well as the novellas, see the links below. Read them, get all nice and comfy cozy with Bennett Ryan and Max Stella, wait for them to rock your world, and possibility your dreams. Then start Player because Will, well he’s a horse of a different color.
When Christina Lauren released the first 3 chapters of Player as teasers, I was all over it. I read them 3 times, and knew that this book was gonna be another favorite for me. Finally the wait is over, and I read through this book in no time. I excepted this story to be very typical, Hot guy meets awkward girl, guy falls for girl, guy and girl have very hot sex and live HEA. Yeah well, kinda sorta, but really….NOPE!! Will and Hanna’s story is so different than I excepted it would be.
Let’s start with Will Sumner. He’s a very successful venture capitalist, he’s single, and a playboy. And he spends time with the likes of Max Stella and Bennett Ryan. I mean really, these are your friends? What a trio of hot steamy men. But Will is this great guy. I instantly loved Will’s character. But its the whole cast of characters that keeps you interested. I love that Bennett and Max play a huge part in this story. As well as Chloe and Sara.
Now we have Hanna aka Ziggy. Ziggy lives in NYC, works in a lab and is smart and nerdy. She is in her earlier 20s and has no social life. No friends except for her lab partners. Yeah, that’s fun. I thought Ziggy sounded very boring at first. I couldn’t imagine someone like Will falling for Ziggy, but this chick is freaking funny; quirky even. Her old brother Jensen suggests Ziggy call Will Sumner, his college roommate and best friend for some companionship, you know, get a life!! Go out, make friends with Will and let him show you the town. Ziggy has crushed on Will since she’s 14, so she’s reluctant to call him. But she does, and Will and Ziggy hit it off.
Will introduces Ziggy to Chloe and Sara, and they help her with her new look. (You know, sexy bras and panties, tighter clothes, I love those chicks). Now, Ziggy is almost transformed into this new girl, Hanna. And Will LOVES IT!!!
Hanna and Will form a fast bond; they run together every morning, share meals together, have fun conversations. She asks him to coach her in the whole dating game. She’s clueless. NO game, no clue how to date. So turn to NYC biggest Whore/playboy! Yeah, that’s smart!!
This is where the books get so good. I swear Hanna has to be one of my favorite females characters yet. She might be naïve. But this chick is freaking funny! And cracks me up. Their back and forth conversations are out of control; talking about sex, and orgasms, and sex toys, and pretending to Sext eachother in an attempt to show Hanna how to be sexy. Just kinda awkward for her, but funny as fucking hell to read this shit!!!!
Will and Hanna and her attempt of “Sexting”
W: What are you wearing?
H: Black jeans, yellow top, blue sweater.
W: No, Ziggy. I mean, *insert innuendo* WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?
W: I’m sexting you.
W: It’s not nearly as hot when I have to explain it. New rule: you need to be at least borderline competent in the art of sexting.
H: OH! and ha! “Sexting”. Clever, Will
These two are great, they have so much chemistry. And the freaking jokes they tell are hysterical.
Will to Hanna
There once was a man from Nantucket. Whose dick was so long he could suck it. He said with a grin with some come on his chin, if my ear was a cunt I would suck it.
That’s….kinda of gross.
Which part? The come on his chin or the ear fucking?
Would you suck your own dick if you could?
Okay I seriously love these two. And I they don’t expect what’s happening, which is the feelings that are developing. Especially for our resident whore Will; who literally has a Tuesday girl on speed dial.
And when they take their experiment to the next level and actually do the deed, again and again and again!!! HOLY HELL………which one of you chicks wrote those chapters, Christina or Lauren?? Girls, are you trying to put me in cardiac arrest?? Will is so fucking intense, and suave. He’s still teaching her though. Showing Hanna how to touch, how to feel, how to suck, and fuck, and come. OH MY WoRD ladies…Its just not normal, the amount of hot sex that is in this book.
It’s the way he talks to her. Its the dirty talk. My goodness.
Suck more. Hard. Be Sloppy…use a little teeth on the shaft.
That’s it, Jesus. Everything you do feels so fucking good.
I love how he’s such a good teacher.
The feelings that develop between them almost come on too fast. Will Hanna and Will figure it out?? Will he be able to handle giving up his women, it’s all he knows? Hanna wants more…she deserves more….
They are trying to figure out…nobody’s perfect. But they have crazy sexual chemistry.
I’m sorry about earlier.
Laughing, I whispered, “You said that already. You apologized with words. And then with your mouth on my dick.”
Bottom line here is, this story tells you about a man and woman, who get to know each other; they learn each others bodies in the most intimate and caring and sexy ways. Its hot, it’s entertaining, its funny. It’s a must read. After finishing this, I was left, hot and bothered, and utterly happy.
Get it now…and if you haven’t read the series, start off with Bennett, and let him rock your world first.
About the Authors
Christina Hobbs & Lauren Billings write under the combined pen-name of Christina Lauren. Separated by the pesky state of Nevada, these co-author besties talk several times a day, agree that Ruby Pumps is the best nail polish color ever, and would, if given the choice, spend all day staring at the ocean from the San Clemente pier.
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