Welcome to my tour stop of “Playing the Player” by Lisa Brown Roberts hosted by Itching for Books Tours. You can view the full schedule here.
Author: Lisa Brown Roberts
Tittle: Playing the Player
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young-Adult
Page count and format: 400 pages, Ebook
Release date: September 14th 2015 by Entangled Teen
Source: I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley as a part of the book tour in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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…
Playing the Player was totally a cute read. It was light and funny at times as well. Usually I avoid light romances but I’m glad I read this book, it was exactly what I needed. This book will make you smile, laugh and swoon.
The story revolves around a girl named Trina who is serious and likes to stay organised. She loves her nanny job as well but during the recent summer they engage Trina with a partner who is Slade because his mother wants to see her son grown up and getting out of his “usual habits”. So Trina not only has to babysit 2 kids but rather 3. She is reluctant at first but after a lot of convincing she finally agrees. They head off with a rocky start but Trina realises that he may be doing a better job than her. Slowly as they come to know each other, they realise the other person is not bad at all as they had thought and they grow closer to each other without even realising.
The plot was good. Well, it was a bit clichéd- the good girl falls for the bad boy and he finally redeems himself. Frankly, I will never get tired of this plot structure cause I’m a sucker for bad boys, atleast fictional ones. 😛 The fact that it had the same plot structure didn’t matter at all in this story because I loved how the author executed everything. It was absolutely perfect. I loved the small moments between these two. And the two kids they had to babysit were totally hilarious and crazy but thankfully these two were there, otherwise they would have never got to know each other. The misunderstanding before the ending, oh my god, I thought that was never going to end. They both acted childish instead of talking maturely with each other. I was relieved when they finally came back to their senses and solved the problem.
This book was a character based novel and I definitely loved each and every one of the characters. Trina was a relatable character. I liked her so much. Though she was too much constricted at times but that was only because she was afraid of showing her vulnerability to the world but she finally trusted Slade enough to tell him her biggest secret of her fear of water. That was really sweet. And Slade, he’s one gorgeous swoony guy. He seemed to be cocky at first but as I came to know him more, I saw a different guy beneath his outer facade and he’s really a humorous person, good at heart and great at handling kids too. These two were really cute together. And I definitely loved the chemistry between them.
The writing was smooth and easy to read. I was never bored for a second and I devoured this book in two sittings. I was finishing a chapter and thinking of taking a break instead I found myself turning pages after pages without being able to resist to know what happened next.
Overall, this book was light, fluffy and a cute read. The plot was good although a bit clichéd, the characters were awsome, the romance was cuteeeee and the writing was smooth and the pages flew by easily. I liked the pace which was neither too fast nor too slow, it was absolutely perfect for this cute love story.
Yes if you are in the mood for light and fluffy romance.
Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn’t recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off her eyebrows and penciling them in for an entire school year. This and other painful memories inspire her to write books in which girls big on wit and heart earn happy endings with swoony guys…eventually. Her almost forever home is Colorado, though she occasionally pines for the days when she lived within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Her house is full of books, boys, four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.
Giveaway– Nanny Survival Kit (nail polish, lip balm, journal, summer scrapbook stickers, love scrapbook stickers, love quote bookmark) for US winner or a $20 Amazon Gift Card if international.
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