Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren

beautiful player

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. (Goodreads)

I actually started this series a while back – I can’t believe it took me this long to actually crack open this book. It has been sat waiting for me for a fair few weeks now and I literally feel like kicking myself.

What I love about this book (and, indeed, the series) is that, although we are introduced to new characters, we have the familiarity of the old characters. The connection between the reader and the book itself deepens in a sort of sense because we can see how the lives of the characters we first fell in love with pan out.

What I also enjoyed about this book, possibly more so than in the other books, is that the emotions that the characters felt for each other were already established before they even began sleeping together. The emotions experienced in the first two books both stemmed after they all started sleeping together. In a sense, it felt more real and I felt like I could relate more to this situation than that of the first two.

Will and Hanna are characters that seem to click from the very get go. They have a chemistry together which makes them enjoyable to read. While they needed to work on their communication and some points within the book (which couple doesn’t?), I loved the fact that they were both mostly open with one another throughout. It meant that the reactions of the other one were more genuine. They are funny and a good example of the idea that love can happen to anyone at anytime.

I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book within this series and I gave it 5/5 stars.

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