Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts

Posted in Advanced Reader Copy/ Chick Lit/ Contemporary Romance/ Netgalley/ New Adult/ Reviews/ Young Adult 16th September 2015
Playing the Player by Lisa Brown RobertsPlaying the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts
Published by Entangled: Crush on September 14th 2015
Pages: 318
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four-stars

Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she—the most organized, prepared student in school—spend the summer as a nanny and partner with the biggest slacker ever? Now she's ready to tackle nannyhood with her big binder of research and schedules. Just don't ask her about the secret job of “fixing” the bad habits of a certain high school player…
Slade Edmunds prefers easy hook-ups, and Trina is definitely not his type. She's all structure and rules, while Slade wants to just have fun. Fortunately, Trina has no idea about the bet Slade made with his best friend that he can totally get her to unwind by the end of summer…
Then the weirdest thing happens. There's chemistry. A lot of it. But nothing gets between a boy and a girl like a big, fat secret…

I know I would have loved this story a lot more had I been…say a decade or so ago…maybe more. Reading this sweet, short story is quite a reminder of the teenage angst and the stupid things we go through – unnecessarily so too, but obligatory because it’s the emotion-uber-alles phase. Still, it’s a good reflection of those years where invincibility and optimism still reign supreme and kudos to Lisa Brown Roberts for showing it like it is.

four-stars

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