Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
THEME: Romance, Mature
REVIEW:Holy Moly! Lauren does it again with her Beautiful Bastard series; this author knows how to mix a great deal of humor and intense romance with a kick! From what I can tell this is the last in this series not including the novellas, as there is one after this book. So if you love this series you’ll have a solid conclusion to all the other couples as well.
Beautiful Player follows the third successful playboy that was introduced in the last book, Will. Hanna is a workaholic and lab rat for her successful company, but what she needs is a social life according to her family. Her brother instructs her to get in touch with her brothers best friend Will, whom she had a major crush on as a kid. Thus the two meet up and have some interesting and very open conversations. Will isn’t prepared for Hanna’s innocence or her bold attitude and Hanna can’t seem to figure out if there is a connection of if this spark is his usual charm. It all comes down to Will and if he’s ready to let go of his playboy life and let the one girl he cant forget into his heart.
Hanna is very different from Chloe and Sara, her personality and life has been very closed of from friends and she is more casual and lost in the city than most. I liked that she wasn’t the business attire girl, she was a t-shirt and jeans and likes learning new thing she might enjoy, such a running and shopping. Hanna is learning how to open up more and discover what she truly wants in life and love, plus making new friends along the way. Chloe and Sara become friends with her and can see that she is perfect for Will, if only they both open their eyes to what’s in front of them.
Will is use to his normal routine, he has a lot of women in his life, but he enjoys excising and his business. But when his best friends sister asks him for help getting back into the real word and having a social life, his routine takes a new route. Each day is filled with laughter, lust and random moments of confusion, and its all about Hanna. He was prepared for her and isn’t sure what his heart is trying to tell him, plus this girl is his best friends sister. I enjoyed watching him start to lose his cool whenever Hanna threw another curve ball at him. She was someone different and he liked being with her and hated being without her.
Overall this was a great conclusion to this series of romance. The readers will be happy to get some more moments with the past couples, Bennett and Chloe, and Max and Sara. There stories are concluded in the ending of this book along with Will and Hanna. I liked how each couples experience helped with the new couples situations, the boys as always are hilarious and the girls of course kept their fierce and feisty attitudes. I’ll definitely be continuing with Christina Laurens in her new series Wild Season coming out this May.
RECOMMENDATION:This is an adult novel with very mature sexual content suited for mature readers over the age of 18 and over. Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James and Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren will enjoy This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas.
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