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The Player by Claire Contreras

The Player Book Cover The Player
Claire Contreras
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
October 10th 2016

I'm naturally gifted on the field and between the sheets. With flashy cars and enough media attention to put the Royal Family to shame, I’m the definition of Most Eligible Bachelor.

I've never met a man who doesn't want to be me or a woman who doesn't want to tame me. Until I meet Camila.

From the moment I lay eyes on her, I know I have to have her.

She wants to keep me at arm's length.
I want her naked in my bed.

She thinks our worlds are too different.
All I want her to think about is screaming my name.

She says I’m bad news.

I have three weeks to prove her wrong.

Maria’s Review

“You’ll be the death of me, pretty girl,” he said, grabbing my arms to position me so I was on all fours facing the window.”

➦This was my first read by Claire Contreras and I have to say that I did enjoy the book. I’m always a sucker for famous celebrity falling for a regular girl trope 🙂

➦Warren Silva is a soccer star extraordinaire and is married. To his career, of course. Non-stop practice and travelling for games, a girl in every city and a lot of meaningless sex – that about sums up a life of Silva.

➦Camila works for an organization that helps build parks for kids. She is a rather shy person but she finds her voice and stands up for the tenants of the building she lives in, who are getting evicted with almost no notice. Silva and Camila meet during the meeting where she makes her case, so to speak. Silva is immediately infatuated with her and keeps pursuing her relentlessly even though she keeps refusing his advances time and again.

➦I enjoyed the chase that was going on for a while. Silva is very confused, of course, because he has never been said no to before. I do have to say that this trope has been done soooooo many times before and, even though enjoyable, the story progressed in a rather predictable manner.

➦Being a huge fan of sports romances I kept wishing for a bit more of the actual sport in the story. There wasn’t much of it until the very end because the first part of the book took place in New York City, where Silva was vacationing for a couple of weeks.

❤The book was pretty hot, just read the quote at the beginning of my review ^.^ If you love tatted up heroes, I think this one might intrigue you 🙂 I, personally, didn’t fall head over heels for him. But that happens, I meet a lot of these imaginary men every week 😀 haha.

✘One part, perhaps, that left me a bit confused was the backstory of Camila’s father going to jail. It seems like a pretty important part of the book but at the end there wasn’t any definitive answer as to what actually happened. The fact that Camila hated the person who was responsible for her father going to jail but still went to “pay respects” at that person’s funeral boggled me. I didn’t get it.

➦Recommended to those who enjoy famous/celebrity romances, sports romances, tatted up heroes. Give it a try! 🙂

Just for funzies:

“I felt the length of him all the way to my chest, the girth of him taking up the rest of the space inside me, and I gasped loudly.”

…is he a… horse? 😀