Friday, October 26, 2012

Tempting the Player by J. Lynn (Jennifer Armentrout) - Review, Giveaway









Tempting the Player by USA Today's best-selling author Jennifer Armentrout writing as J. Lynn is now available and is it ever H-O-T.  In celebration of the release one very lucky winner will receive an e-book (epub copy) of Tempting the Best Man, courtesy of Entangled Publishing, and I am also giving away a copy of Tempting the Player, so please be sure to enter to win that below.  Needles to say, this is a very adult book.








(Yes, I had to blow the cover up as big as I could because it is just so awesome).

Tempting the Player (The Gamble Brothers Book 2)
by J. Lynn (Jennifer Armentrout)
Publication Date:  October 23, 2012
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
Source:  ARC 

Synopsis:
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:  Maybe I shouldn't say "My Thoughts," because my thoughts after reading this book are still pretty incoherent as I remain in daze, though a very pleasant one.  I mean, HOT, does not even do this book and Chad Gamble justice.  I fell in love with Chase Gamble in Tempting the Best Man, and I adored his and Maddie's story......and it was "definitely" hot.  Well the word HOT was taken to a whole new level in Tempting the Player, and boy is it ever good.  I was in such a dither I didn't know which part of me I should stick in the freezer to cool down first.  Seriously, I absolutely loved Chad and Bridget's story.  Chad has the good looks, he's a famous baseball player, he's sexy, smooth, eye candy at its best, and boy does he know it.  Bridget, is Maddie's assistant.  FYI - Maddie is engaged to Chad's brother Chase.  Bridget is tall, very curvaceous, and a little bit self-conscious about it, sometimes feeling like her 1950's figure isn't what men today are looking for.  Chad, however, really, really loves Bridget's curves.  Bridget is also feisty, funny, and makes a statement with her style.  

While at a club one night with her friend, she ends up meeting Chad Gamble.  She knows who he is immediately, and knows she probably shouldn't get too close to him, but she can't seem to help herself.  Chad spots Bridget immediately, and he just as immediately decides he wants to get close to her.  They end up going back to Chad's place and things get extremely intense and steamy, and they haven't even done the actual "deed" yet.  Where this man learned to do the things he does and where Jennifer Armentrout aka J. Lynn learned to write them, I will never know, but somebody needs to sell stock in her brain.  Maybe I need to get a pen name (or an alter ego and take a ride on the dark side).  Back to the story, while Chad isn't looking, Bridget realizes she may not be making the best choice, and makes a break for it.  Needless to say Chad experienced a major WTF moment, one that he has never experienced before.  

I'm not going to repeat what is in the synopsis, but as you can tell from reading it, the story itself is very intriguing, and made for a quite interesting, entertaining, and fun read, so it is not all about the bow-chicka-wow-wow, but then again, that's the icing on the cake.  What else can I say, the story is great, the characters are awesome, the hottness of the characters is beyond awesome, and the romance is what dreams are made of.  I "love" Jennifer Armentrout's YA books, and I "need" J. Lynn's adult books....smile.....sigh.  If you love hot, contemporary romance, then Tempting the Player is one book that you need to put at the top of your to-be-read list, for real, and I do mean the top.  It is better than any "Calgon take me away" moment ever thought about being.  (Depending upon your age, you may not know what that means - if not, Google it).  This is another outstanding novel by an outstanding and talented author.  If you haven't reading Tempting the Best Man, be sure and get that one while you are at it, you will definitely want to read the entire series.  

Author Bio:
USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout (writing under the pseudonym, J. Lynn), lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you've heard about her state aren't true. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories....which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult and adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance.


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25 comments:

  1. That cover is H-O-T!! *fans self*

    Great giveaway!!

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  2. I LOVE THE COVER! Are you kidding me? Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. I LOVE the cover *____* it's so hot *-*
    Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  4. I want a blow up poster of the cover...whew...hawt!

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  5. I'm reading this right now and it is so freaking HOT! LOVE Chase!

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  6. I just received this series for review. I'm so excited! Your review was so funny, Ellen!

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    1. Thank you. You'll love it. I'm looking forward to your review.

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  7. HOT! That was literally the first thing that came to mind. I love the re-designed cover of Tempting the Best Man!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I love the redesigned cover to. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. This cover is gorgeous! I love anything by Jennifer L. Armentrout! She is so amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I think it's cool, but the cover of Tempting the best man was waaaay better :) :)

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  10. I actually like this cover WAY better than the first book's cover. :)

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  11. The cover is way hot...and very green!

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  12. I'm really excited to start this one. I will read everything and anything JLA writes and I will probably love it. I adored TTBM and I am happy to hear Chase and Maddie make an appearance.

    Great review!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. I am a huge JLA fan also. I loved being able to see Chase and Maddie again in this book to.

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  13. The cover is very sensual and I love the contrasting color of green and the small amount of red.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  14. The cover is total eye candy! Love it! Thanks for the review and the giveaway. :)

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  15. The picture os hot, but I'm not so sure about the green light.

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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  16. The cover looks as steamy as the book sounds! :)

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  17. I normally don't care that much for green but this cover really looks fantastic :)

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