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Monday, September 14, 2015

REVIEW: Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts

Playing the Player 
by Lisa Brown Roberts
Release Date: September 14th 2015 by Entangled: Crush
Pages: 400
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook
View/Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

The Good Girl Vs. The Player

Round one begins...

Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she - the most organized, prepared student in school - spend the summer as a nanny and partner with the biggest slacker ever? Now she's ready to tackle nannyhood with her big binder of research and schedules. Just don't ask her about the secret job of "fixing" the bad habits of a certain high school player...

Slade Edmunds prefers easy hook-ups, and Trina is definitely not his type. She's all structure and rules, while Slade wants to just have fun. Fortunately, Trina has no idea about the bet Slade made with his best friend that he can totally get her to unwind by the end of summer...

Then the weirdest thing happens. There's chemistry. A lot of it.

But nothing gets between a boy and a girl like a big, fat secret...
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

I completely loved reading Playing the Player, the author did a great job bring something new to the book that just made it enjoyable to read. It was a total page-turner for me and that says a lot about the book. From the great cover to the intriguing synopsis, Lisa Brown Roberts brings a whole new twist to your typical good girl vs player type-of-story. 

In the beginning we meet Trina Clemons, an organizational girl by nature, who also takes her job as a nanny very seriously. Needless to say, she has a binder full of ideas and schedules to drive one crazy, and even though everyone gives her second looks after meeting her, she is very good at her job. It is because of this that she is given a top secret task by the moms of the kids that she takes care of. She is to train, Slade Edmunds, and keep him from getting in trouble, and she is going to get a raise. That pretty much seals the deal for her, especially when she needs the money to get a new computer and to help her mom. But the minute she is faced with two toddlers and Slade things start to get very real for her, and she is going to have to decide whether putting herself in that situation is worth it after all.

For Slade Edmunds, his looks and popularity are very important to him. But when his mom tells him that she got him a job as a nanny, he is not very happy at all. Yet he accepts the challenge and is willing to do anything to prove to his parents that he can do whatever comes on his way. Soon he meets Trina and although their relationship is a bit rocky at the beginning, it slowly turns into something else. It all seems to be working out, but the secret that Trina and his mom have kept from him have hurt him the most, and that is when he will have to decide what to do next.

I absolutely loved the overall idea of this book, and how the author executes every scene. The characters have their own issues that they need to resolve, but when the two are together, they work very well together. Overall, I highly recommend it. :)

***ARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.***

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