Sunday, November 4, 2012

Review: Tempting the Player by J. Lynn( Jennifer L. Armentrout)


Adult Contemporary Romance
The Gamble Brothers #2

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.

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My Review

LORD HAVE MERCY!!! I am still drooling over this book! JLA never ceases to give you a great story with even more steam! I love her YA novels and her adult ones are just as good. Tempting the Player is the second book in the Gamble Brothers series. I loved the first one but I think I may love this one more! If you have not read the first one, I suggest you get on that. The blurb gives you a pretty good gist of the book so I won't give you that much of a synopsis. Chad Gamble is the main brother in this novel. He meets Bridget in a club and is immediately attracted to her. She isn't like his normal catch and she's got curves for days. They hit it off and go back to Chad's place. Let's just say things get juicy and she winds up bailing on him. Chad wonders what went wrong given that he pleased her more than once.

I. Loved. This. Book. Chad Gamble is so different from his brother Chase( Tempting the Best Man.) He's a bit more rugged being that he's a professional baseball player. He lacks what I like to call a "sensor button." I like his dirty mouth :-) I also love Bridget because she is very different than the main female in Tempting the Best Man.  She has this spunk to her that I absolutely love. Not to mention she is a curvy red head...I may be a little biased on that front. The build-up was FANTASTIC, as usual. I expect nothing less from JLA. I don't like romances where the characters are constantly banging each other, it gets a little monotonous. The author gives you a little tease and yanks it away from you. ULTIMATE SEXUAL FRUSTRATION, people!! The story was just as entertaining as the romance. I definitely recommend this book to everyone. I devoured it! Look at me, I'm salivating while I'm writing this...Le sigh... 

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