Book: Beautiful Player , by Christina Lauren
My Rating for it : 4 1/2 stars
When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she’s determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother’s gorgeous best friend, Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy?
Will takes risks for a living, but he’s skeptical about this challenge of Hanna until the wild night his innocently seductive pupil tempts him into bed- and teaches him a thing or two about being with a woman he can’t forget.
Now that Hanna has discovered the power of her own sex appeal, it’s up to Will to prove he’s the only man she’ll ever need.
MY THOUGHTS ABOUT IT
I have read, all the books in this series a long time ago, but this is the one d
That I decided to re read a few days ago (for like the 4rth time) because I can say without a doubt that it’s my favorite from the bunch.
Don’t get me wrong I love me some Emmet , he is amazing , but for me Will was the hole package , smart , great looking , steaming Hot , super clever , and damn funny ( which was a lot of the appeal for the character )
He is such a control freak, man-hore at the beginning that I found his personal growth, that much more appealing, he was unapologetically happy about his life stile with his schedule hookups and prearrange sex.
Will was the last of the bunch to be with out a significant other and that eventually was taking his toll.
Until his college friends asks him to help her sister Hanna in to a better social life, and here is where all happens because she comes to his life full of unexpected questions and challenges for Will, all in a pretty package that is sure to unravel him, because Ziggy is no longer a gangly teenage girl, she is all woman now!!
The fact that she was disarmingly genuine and funny and surprisingly pretty shouldn’t have thrown me so dramatically.
Ziggy/ Hanna, was such a delight to read, she was funny as all hell, and had absolutely no brain to mouth filter which is a trait that I personally love in all my friends, she was such a cheerful character, discovering the delights of single life outside of a cold sterile lab, and realizing the power of a woman’s body.
This story is passionate (some scenes are so hot, I mean very hot in the way that they get you all tingly after a few lines) and very tender too, it is a story about discovering your true feelings and realizing that at some point you need more in life than security and that you may need a deeper connection to someone, it revolves around the sense of finding your true home in someone that has been there for many year and you didn’t even see It coming.
Hanna is as curios as they come, with a childlike view at times, she approaches everything head on, but when she realizes that her feeling may be a bit more complicated than she expected, Will has been the lead character of her secret dreams for so long that the friends with benefits / mentor line get a lot blurry as time goes by for them.
So obviously things get a little hard for her and her original plan to learn from the master mind of seduction and leave unharmed.
Secret agent. Like a Ninja. Learn from the best.
On the other hand will is discovering feelings that he has trouble admitting even to him self
he realizes that he needs more than what his schedule hookups are giving him , and Hanna may be the perfect mach for him in all things , which scare the shit out of him.
We get to see a lot of the other character during this book and we learn many thing from them (which are obviously little nips from the future books to come)
Like I said before this series is as good as they come this lady’s are geniuses at their stuff!! I can’t say enough how good every book they have written is … This is my personal favorite , but I can assure you that which ever you pick up you will love ( no pun intended!)
I do recommend that they should be read in order because they have kind of a story line that has many spoilers if you do not follow the timeline.
So just go read it you won’t regret it!!!