Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tempting the Player by J. Lynn ~ Review

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Source:  Received from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review

(Please note that J. Lynn is JLAs adult books and this one is VERY adult)

Tempting the Player (Gamble Brother #2)

From Goodreads:

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.

My Thoughts:


5 stars - Scorching HOT from the get go & just got better from there! 

What do I say about this book? I can tell you that I LOVED the first book in this series, Tempting the Best Man.   I don't read as much adult books and this series is truly ADULT but I loved it.  As much as I loved TtBM, TtP was so much better.  Why?

I'm thinking it's Chad.  He's VERY rough around the edges and his image is even worse than reality.  NO way is this man falling for just ONE girl.  But then he sees Bridget.  Everyone agrees that Bridget is NOT Chad's normal women, including his babysitter - heehee.  Not telling what that's about but it's too funny. Back to this Bridget being different than his normal fare - yeah THAT's what makes her different and the boy has no chance - though he puts up a good fight. Or rather she does. Have I said too much? Hmmm....yes maybe I have.

Bottom line, this book is one scorching hot ride - pun intended - with a delicious story compelling you forward!  Easily, this book is a one sitting kinda book.  I took two but not because I didn't want to do it in one!!!

If you loved Tempting the Best Man, then this one is a RUN RIGHT NOW AND GET IT kinda book.  If you haven't read TtBM, you can still read this one - it's a companion kinda series BUT you will so want to read TtBM later - just sayin'

So if hot, sexy, steam romance is your thing, then RUN, do not walk, to pick this one up.


  1. Just read Tempting the Best Man :) OMGosh, Chase and Maddie! I'm so happy that Maddie didn't give up, almost but not totally :) I love Chase's sweet-even-though-sometimes-I-wanna-scream-about-his-insensitivity :))
    - the new cover is waaaay more provocative that the old one...

    Oh, our favorite Chad who watches "Oprah reruns" *snickers* :D I bet he's defo better.
    Can I ask if there are Maddie-Chase in there?! :D And and and, the same Bridget from TtBM? :D

    1. Yes and Yes. We have Maddie-Chase in this one and it's the same Bridget. Enjoy


  2. This sounds like a really hot book! lol!! Great review, and im glad you really enjoyed this!!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  3. I can't wait to read these. Stacey sent both so reading back to back. Great review!

  4. Love your review!! Chad is so my favorite brother now!! I am dying to read Chandlers story now. I have a feeling he might end up being my favorite!! ;)

  5. I skimmed your review, because I'll be reading this very soon! I'm looking forward to Chad. :)

  6. I just finished this last night and I loved it! Holy Hotness! Sooo good! :-)

  7. You are killing me love your review. I am trying so hard to be good have many books to read and review and trying not to spend money leaving for CA Friday.

    1. I want this for my abult blog Wickedly Delicious Book Blog.

  8. Yes this was a very hot and steamy read. I loved it! Chad was just awesome. I'm excited for Chandler's book, he seemed like such an ass :)

    1. I want to read Chandlers to Nereyda - I'm wondering if we will see more of Miss Gore in it???????

  9. Great review. I loved this book so much - your statement. "Bottom line, this book is one scorching hot ride - pun intended - with a delicious story compelling you forward." sums it up perfectly.

  10. Need to read!! Loved the first book, and this book just sounds so... scorching HOT!!! I'm excited!! Wonderful review!

  11. Whoa! It looks and sounds so good! Love the review!! :)


  12. Mmmmm, a rough-around-the-edges male is my favorite kind! YUM. Gotta make a note to download this one ASAP! Thanks for the kick-ass review, Valerie!

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  13. Agreed, I loved Chad in this. That one part in the beginning & at the end w/Chad, Bridget, Madison, & Chase?! LOVED it! (I talk about it in my review that goes live tmrw, lol)

    I really couldn't put this book down (like all JLA books, lol). Loved it!

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