ARC REVIEW: Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts
Expected publication: September 14th 2015 by Entangled: Crush
YA > Contemporary | Romance
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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…
“Spontaneity isn’t bad. It might even be… epic”
I should’ve known that I’ll finish this in one sitting. …………and that I will swoon like crazy.
Entangled Crush can can do no wrong in my book. And Playing the Player is an evidence to that. Get ready girls, Slade is about to intrude your very organized life…. by distracting you with his not-so-good clothing style and irresistible charm. No one can be immune! Trina can attest to that.
I have been a fan Lisa Brown Roberts ever since I read How (Not) To Fall In Love. After reading that book, I was so sure that there’ll be amazing books ahead from Roberts that’s why I was ecstatic when I found out about Playing the Player and let me tell you, I was not disappointed at all. In fact, it exceeded my expectations!!
Trina is another heroine you’ll admire! With her pixie fairy vibe and super uptight trait, you’d she would be annoying but nooooooo. I can’t help but admire her whole personality, I loved her even more because of her character development that you will totally see throughout the story. She’ll go from the neat freak girl to the girl who loves spontaneity. And how did that happen? Well, with the help of our hero of course! Oh man, Slade!! SLADE PEOPLE, SLADE! You know my favorite thing about this book? Is that the love interest isn’t cliche so he’s not your usual dark any broody mysterious hero. Everybody needs a break from that, right? Slade is obnoxious, a charm inducer and a swoony stud wrapped in a very bad clothing ensemble. And yes, you will still LOVE him to pieces.
The friendship between Slade and Alex, who is gay, is very adorable. Alex was such a delight to read even though he caused some trouble between my OTP. It’s incredible how Roberts inserted a very little diversity in the story and yet, the impact was huge. The friendship is one of the huge reason why this book is different from others. Even the kids that Slade and Trina are nanny-ing didn’t fail to crack me up. They add more cuteness to the already swoon worthy love story of their nannies.
I just wished that Trina and Slade had more moments together as a couple though, but other than that, I have no more problem with the book.
You will laugh, you will sigh and you will swoon. Playing the Player will play with your emotions… and you will love every moment of it because Slade and Trina are worth it. Roberts did it again! With characters that you will fall for, romance and friendships that you’ll swoon over, Playing the Player absolutely deserves your attention!