Updated: Jan 19
Tempting the Player
by Jennifer L Armentrout
Published by Brazon Entangled
Book 2 in the Gamble Brothers Series
He's a player on and off the field...
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.
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy #ContemporaryRomance Hot
Tempting the Player by Jennifer L Armentrout is the second book in her Gamble Brothers series, and features two protagonists: Bridgette Rodgers, the feisty, curvy, redheaded assistant to Maddie from the first book, Tempting the Best Man, and Chad Gamble, famous baseball player, and infamous playboy. A steamy night that ends with Bridgette running off, and Chad unable to stop thinking about her. But when they find themselves together again through Chase and Maddie, things heat up. With Chad in trouble of losing his contract over his player ways, his viscous PR has them playing boyfriend and girlfriend. But can they put get through the act without falling?
Once again, Tempting the Player isn't over unique in it's genre, but it's still a well rounded, sweet romance. Very "tropey." Curvy, insecure woman (which, LOVE a curvy woman in a romance, just saying). Fake relationship. Doesn't matter, it was good. I felt a lot more chemistry and heat between Chad and Bridgette (compared to Chase and Maddie), and overall, the story was more interesting.
I enjoyed Bridgette's character. Not just because she is curvy, which we don't get a whole lot of in romance, but because she is intelligent, and funny. She doesn't look to be rescued from her problems. Chad is a fun character, and sweeter than I thought he would be. I loved that his character defied my prediction that he would ----------> pay off her student loan, instead, making a donation to the museum so she could keep her job. <------------- She gets to keep her pride and independence, which I am all for.
Was Tempting the Player an epic read? No. Is it fun, sweet, and insanely hot? Yup. If you weren't crazy about Temping the Best Man, I promise you, the series gets better with each book.
Chad: "Can I be honest with you, Bridget?"
She arched a brow
Bridget: "Do I want you to be?"
Chad: "I saw you before you saw me. I came to this side of the bar just to talk to you. And just to be clear, that was not a line."
Bridget: "What I'm trying to say is that out of everyone there, you could've taken home one of the girls who looked like she stepped off a runway."
Chad: "I did take home the one I wanted."
Maddie: "You could've invited him, you know."
Bridget: "I know."
Chase: "Why didn't you?"
Bridget: "Because -"
Maddie: "Because Robert likes Bridget. And Bridget likes pens."
Bridget rolled her eyes.
Bridget: "Pens are by far more stimulating than most people."
Chase: "I'm kind of wondering what you're doing with those pens."
Maddie: "You talked about baseball, Bridget? You don't know anything about baseball."
Bridget: "Yes. I do."
Maddie: "Like what?"
Those lush lips he'd had so many plans for that night thinned.
Bridget: "People throw balls and try to hit them with a bat and get paid way too much for doing so. WHat more do you need to know that that?"
Bridget: "What are you doing?"
Chad: "Remember when I said I was being a good boy? Well, now I'm being naughty."
Mrs. Daniels: "Is it possible that you get more handsome every time I see you?"
Maddie: "Ew, Mom!"
Chad: "It's entirely possible, Mrs. Daniels."
Bridget: "Chad, I need you."
Chad: "That's all I want to hear - ever."
Chad: "Jesus, woman, I do not envy the man you end up with."
Miss Gore's smile was pure evil
Miss Gore: "Neither do I."
Chad: "I love you, Bridget. I'm pretty sure you feel the same way about me, and screw the whole dating thing. Let's get married."
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