Friday, January 25, 2013

Review: Tempting The Player (Gamble Brothers #2) by J. Lynn

Tempting The Player (Gamble Brothers #2)
by J. Lynn
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E-book 205 pages
Blurb by Goodreads
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.

Tempting the player starts out great with sexy chemistry between Chad and Bridget in the bar. Could not turn my Kindle fast enough to see how Chad was going to do in the bedroom. It starts off sexy and for sure fan-yourself-moments.
Slowly, he pulled his hand free and stepped back. With his eyes locked onto hers, he brought his finger to his mouth and sucked off her arousal.
But then it goes down hill after that. Bridget and her insecurities, notices his phone has gotten a text from what looks like a Victoria Secret Model while he is cleaning up in the bathroom and decides to read the text and then leaves. For me that felt pushed so they had a reason to not finish what they started so it will continue with the storyline later on. I know it is a novel and not real but lets try to make it somewhat realistic. Really who goes to a sexy man’s house for some bedroom action and then snoop on his phone.
The story does then drag on for awhile until they meet again some time later while her friend and his brother from book 1 invites them both to lunch with out knowing these two were almost together. Then it gets good again. He has been thinking about her and kisses her but not knowing that someone took a picture of them. Then after that it started getting boring again. Basically the scenes with the lady that was hired to be in charge of getting his bad boy reputation taken care of were boring and long scenes. Could of done with those being cut back a little.

For me the book really does not pick up again until they both agree to be a fake couple. Them getting to know each other is playful and fun when they are asking each other questions. He is sweet at times with a bit of Alpha Male attitude. He is sexy when he is dominate in the bedroom. When ever he tells her she is beautiful it is hot and will make any woman wish you had a man telling you are beautiful the way he does it. Loved how the Christmas scene was played out. What he does for her is a swoon worthy moment.
I do miss some of the brother sarcastic moments. Felt they were not as much as they were in book 1. I wish some of the boring stuff was cut short and added more with the secondary characters. Tempting The Player was so easy at times to put down and then at times could not put it down. I am only liking this series but really want to love it. I will still continue on with it and hopefully one novel will grab my attention from the beginning and hold on to


  1. Good review! I haven't read anything from this author, it definitely sounds like something that I would enjoy reading!

    1. I look forward to see what you think of this series.


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