Also by this author: Sweet Filthy Boy, Dirty Rowdy Thing
Series: Beautiful Bastard #3
Published by Gallery Books
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Read in: 2/11-2/12
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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.
I have had Beautiful Player sitting on my shelf for some time now. I am surprised it has been unread for so long but to be fair I have a lot of books that have been sitting on my shelf forever now but I’m slowly getting to them.
I had already finished a few books from the Beautiful series and developed an addiction to Christina Lauren’s books but I was not all the excited about Will. I got my introduction to will in the previous books and was kind of eh about the whole thing. Now I am kicking myself for not reading it when I bought it. I think it is my favorite in the series.
Will and Hannah were adorable when they were not pissing me off. Okay…more like making me a tad irritated. Will is a know player who keeps his women on rotation. He isn’t looking for commitment just a good time. Hanna puts all her focus on school and her research that her family worries she isn’t being social enough. She enlists Will, a family friend, to help her out with that. Did I mention Will was once the main star in her teenage fantasies?
Even though the two haven’t seen each other in ages and Will was her brothers bestfriend they instantly seem comfortable around each other. Comfortable enough for Hannah to ask Will to teach her how to date. I’m sure you can see where this is going. Everything begins to become too real and neither Hannah not Will knows what is actually going on between them. Are they friends? Can they be more.
I loved Hannah so much and it was easy to relate with her. She can be socially awkward which makes her and Wills interactions that much better. Will brought her out of her she’ll and helped to encourage her to experience more of life. There was growth on both ends which I love to see.
My only problem was there reluctance to communicate about what was going on, where each stood. When it did happen truths were kept and everyone was tiptoeing around their feelings. It was understandable that neither wanted to be hurt or ruin anything already established but after a while I was just “talk already!” It might have stretched out longer than it needed to be.
In the end I still love Christina Lauren and am looking forward reading even more of their books.