Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: Joshua Handover had it all. He was handsome, rich, athletic, and had always been popular with the ladies. Yet, until he gets paired up with his beautiful but shy lab partner, Rosa, he never allowed himself to fall in love. As the chemistry between them grows, Josh realizes that his player days have come to end. But it seems his change of heart has come too late. Not only is Rosa leery of his bad boy reputation, he has four vindictive ex-girlfriends who are on a rampage. At first he doesn’t take their threats seriously, but then his tires are slashed, someone tries to poison him, and one of the girls turns up dead. Josh doesn’t know who to trust, but one thing is certain. It definitely isn’t worth the price he’s paying to be a player.
I wasn't really looking forward to reading this book for one reason! It's written from only a male point of view! I've had such bad experiences with books from only a male point of view that I wasn't expecting to enjoy this one, but I actually did! I enjoyed this book being told from a male point of view and I didn't once want the point of view to change to a female or dual! I liked that the plot of this book wasn't really about a relationship! It was more about a mystery! I did think that it would focus on a relationship developing, but it actually didn't and instead it focused on a mystery! There were elements of a relationship developing, but not as much as I would have liked! The mystery part of the book was written brilliantly! I didn't know who to suspect as there were so many people and I really didn't think that the bad person was going to be who it was! I was quite surprised with how it all went down, but I loved it! The characters were great! Josh was the main character and I loved him telling the story! He was by the sounds of it really hot as he had so much girls after him, but I liked that he realised pretty early on that he didn't want loads of girls! He only wanted one girl! Josh was quite a sweet guy when he wanted to be and he was so nice to Rosa and I could tell that he had genuine feelings for her! I did start to feel sorry for Josh as the mystery started to heat up as he was the victim! He went through some pretty nasty things in this book and I felt so sorry for him at the end! Rosa was the main love interest of Josh and too be honest she wasn't really in this book a lot! I enjoyed her relationship development with Josh when they were together and I liked her as a character, but I would have loved her and Josh's relationship to have developed more than it did and for her to have been in the book a little more! I know this book focused more on a mystery, but I do love a bit of romance! There were quite a lot of other characters in this book as well and they all added so much to the mystery aspect! It could have been any one of them that was the bad person and I was completely torn as to who it could have been! I completely understand why this book is a standalone! Everything is resolved and the ending was very good! I enjoyed it! It summed up the whole story for me! The cover for this book actually suits it better than I thought it was going too! Because I've read it I can spot the little things that stand out! I love how well it suits the book and the guy on the front is pretty hot as well! Big thank you to Laura for a copy of Player and to Amber for having me on the Blog Tour!
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Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful
Jersey shore with her husband and four children. She
loves writing in the young adult genre because it keeps her young at
heart. In addition to writing fiction,
Laura is also the editor of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is
an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for
close to eight years. Her current works
include Destiny, Destiny Unveiled, Phantom, Morrigan, Player, and Demon.
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