Also by this author: Cinderella Screwed Me Over, Falling for Her Fiancé, Resisting the Hero, Ready to Wed, Second Chance Ranch, Getting Lucky Number Seven, The Bad Boy's Baby
Series: Taking Shots #2
Published by Entangled: Embrace on January 25, 2016
Genres: College Romance, Mistaken Identity, New Adult, Player Falls in Love
Character(s): Bad Boys, Hockey Players, Students
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A new adult romance from Entangled's Embrace imprint...
This bad boy is about to get played…
After getting her heart broken by a player again, Whitney Porter is done with men. She's focusing on her future career and her first assignment at the college newspaper: Posing as a sports writer for an exposé on the extra perks jocks receive. But Hudson Decker, the bad boy of the hockey team, is about to test her resolve. To keep herself from breaking her no-sex rule with the temptingly tattooed athlete, she decides to use him for a side project: Anatomy of a Player, to help Whitney—and women everywhere—spot a player, learn what makes him tick, and how to avoid falling for one.
With his life spiraling out of control, Hudson Decker's looking for a distraction. When his teammates bet him that he can't land the gorgeous but prickly new reporter, he accepts the challenge, boasting he'll have her in bed by the end of the semester. But Whitney is so much more than Hudson expected, and soon enough, he's in too deep. The last thing he needs is another complication, but staying away isn't an option. One thing's for certain: this girl totally throws him off his game.
Kassiah: Cindi Madsen is one of my favorite writers, and I really enjoyed Anatomy of a Player. I actually liked it more than Getting Lucky Number Seven–well, I definitely liked Whitney more than I liked the girl in that one.
So, you already know how I feel about books when there’s a bet involved. Hudson makes a bet with his boys that he’ll hookup with Whitney. She’s writing an undercover story to expose the preferential treatment athletes get. I loved the banter between them and was surprised at how much I liked both of these characters. I loved their chemistry and the whole push-pull between them. I felt that this story moved a little slow for me, but it was sweet, and I was rooting for them to be together.
I feel like I’ve read this story before. And not in the this story is overdone way. It’s not. But maybe there’s a fic or another book that has a similar storyline? Regardless, I loved Madsen’s version, and I’ll be coming back for more. If you love college romances and swoony hockey players, you’ve got to pick up Anatomy of a Player.