Saturday, October 27, 2012
Tempting the Player by J. Lynn (Jennifer Armentrout)
Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with…and that’s the last thing Chad needs.
When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad’s manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multi-million dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he'll have to convince everyone Bridget isn’t just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend.
Being blackmailed into a fake relationship with Chad Gamble isn’t easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it's going to take every ounce of willpower they have not to fall into bed together...or in love.
NOT a YA book! This is a book for adults! Just an FYI!
Well J. Lynn (Jennifer Armentrout) does it again! Tempting the Player is an amazing sequel to Tempting the Best Man. Once I started this book it was very hard to stop reading. The story was so good! Oh, and the romance is super hot!! Like be careful you will burn yourself hot! The intimate scenes are written so well too. One of the best romances I have read.
Bridget and Chad meet at a bar and have an instant attraction. They end up back at Chad's luxurious place. I figured after their first night together she'd be ok with the whole fake relationship thing. I liked how that whole situation went down. Miss Gore did a great job saying it like it was and the blackmailing was pretty smart on her part. Bridget didn't like being forced into a relationship especially when she was kind of unnerved around the playboy. My favorite characteristic of Bridget was her sarcasm and ability to tell Chad exactly how it was was brilliant. She was a fireball and pretty perfect for Chad even if she didn't think so. I also loved her insecurities. It made it easier for me to relate to Bridget. To read about someone who was nervous about being in the nude around Chad because she wasn't a model like his other lady friends.
Moving on to the man of the story! Chad...oh Chad how can I describe him. In the beginning he was a self absorbed playboy without a care in the world. He did what he wanted when he wanted and usually with a different woman each time. His playboy attitude is not impressing his team heads. He is given an ultimatum, clean up your image or loose your contract. So Chad embarks on his fake relationship with an unhappy Bridget. Going out on appearances and dress shopping really isn't Chad's thing. But, throughout all this you see Chad change. He is actually quite a romantic. It is strange for him to actually want to do things to make Bridget happy. Especially after he learns about her family and problem at work. He is better at the whole boyfriend thing then he thinks. Will they make it through this "relationship" in one piece or will it end in pieces?? Will they be able to stay out of each others beds? The biggest question of all is, when the real reason Bridget agreed to start this "relationship" is revealed will Chad be able to look past it?
This was such a good story! I went from laughing to tears to being mad. I feel like Chad and Bridget really during the story. They changed each other without even knowing it. Jennifer Armentrout has proved once again that she is a writing machine and every book she writes is a must read!