Synopsis: 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.
Thoughts: These Brazen books never cease to make me feel anything less than overjoyed with happiness when I finish. I can never get enough of them, and combine that with one of my favorite authors and I knew I was in for amazingness. Tempting The Player is sexy as heck, fun, and all-around a perfect story.
After being dragged to some club, the last thing Bridget Rodgers expects is to meet and hit things off with all-start pitcher, brother of her co-worker's boyfriend, notorious player and sexy as hell Chad Gamble. Chad can have any girl he wants, and he knows it... but what he wants is Bridget. When the two are caught together by paparazzi, Chad is forced to clean up his image or lose his contract with the Nationals. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) for Bridget, she is blackmailed into being Chad's "girlfriend", but both soon come to find that just maybe everything happens for a reason.
Chad Gamble is what you would call sex on a stick and he's got the ego to go with it, but that being said we quickly find out he's not the huge player every one thinks he is. I love baseball and sexy men, but I love nothing more than seeing a hotter-than-hades, sexy fella with an ego be put in his place in the best way possible. And, I absolutely loved watching him fall for Bridget. Bridget is the complete opposite of Chad, not stick thin, not famous, works as an admin, and is content with being who she is. I absolutely loved her confidence with herself and watching someone as famous and sexy as Chad fall for her was icing on the cake for having me fall in love with these characters. Their relationship is not just sex and fun, but it's sweet in that soul-mate kind of way.
Overall, another stunner from the lovely J. Lynn. It's impossible not to whip through her books. They're witty, seductive, fun, and basically kick-ass when it comes to the romance department. With Tempting The Player, I even had a few moments of surprise with things I wasn't expecting and you got to love feeling those emotions. Beyond fantastic story, amazing characters to fall in love with (if you haven't already met some of them in Tempting The Best Man), and overall another brilliantly written story.
- 5 out of 5 Splatters -