Book Review – Tempting The Player by J. Lynn

Tempting The Player – Gamble Brothers #2

by J. Lynn

Contemporary – Adultance –  Young Adult

 

Goodreads Summary :
He’s a player on and off the field…

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

 

Another book from J. Lynn a.k.a. Jennifer L. Armentrout (JLA) titled Chasing The Player (The Gamble Brothers Series #2). I have read the first book, Tempting The Best Man, and immediately wanted to have another taste of the Gamble Brothers story. After Chase, now it is Chad turn, the middle of the three.

First of all, I like Chase Gamble. He is approachable, easy going, friendly, looks cool from the outside, but so fragile on the inside, especially when it comes about love to Madison. I thought the entire Gamble will be like that, I was wrong.

Let’s meet up with Chad Gamble, the softball athlete from the Nationals. He is the player on the field on also in the romance department. He was known as the playboy and it strating to ruin his future. Chad is having a hard time to maintain a good reputation with his playboy lifestyle (or seen like that) to save his career for the next season of the game. Personally I love Chad more than Chase. He has this attitude that can make him looks so cocky but yet he is a nice guy on the heart. He seems more stubborn, more over confident about himself but yet those are the things that makes him tastier.

For those of you who have read Tempting the Best Man, you will remember Bridget. She is Madison assistant at the Smithsonian Museum and she will be the one who has to put up with the consequences she made with Chad over to many alcohols on one night at the bar.

At some point, Chad and Bridget have to agree to play the contract-love-relationship in order to save Chad from getting fired from the team. Bridget has to do it because she was blackmailed and it will help her to be pulled over from her student loan debt. She kept pretending that the tension building between them is not real and it will be over soon once the contract is over. But what they didn’t know that it was all beyond that.

I was surprised for the ending. It really wasn’t expecting it to happen. I thought it will be Chase who will have the moment to do ‘it’, but he is not.

So over all, this is what makes me rated 4 out of 5 stars for this book :

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Do We Live for Money?

live for money

The first time I saw that picture, “Dang, what kind of life you have?” I am pretty sure you guys must have thought about your life the seconds you saw the picture. It is a simple picture but it describes everything, “What is the purpose in your life?”

I am not going to discuss about it from some religions, cultures, educations or any race background. Let’s just discuss it based on what we all have, logic. I believe we have quite a reliable logic that we can use to decide over something.

Let’s reflect a little about our life? Does what the picture show is true? Do we, modern people, really life only to look for money until we die? We do know that we will not bring our fortune to the grave and afterlife; it will be left behind for good. So, if it is not for money, than what do we pursue until the day we die?

I believe every people have something that they desire for, some will look for fame, power, fortune, social relationships, love or family. But we often forget about HAPPINESS.

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Book Review – Darker Days by Jus Accardo

Darker Days – The Darker Agency #1

by Jus Accardo

Paranormal – Romance –  Young Adult
 

Jessie Darker goes to high school during the day, but at night she helps with the family investigation business. Cheating husbands and stolen inheritances? They’re your girls—but their specialty is a bit darker. Zombie in your garage? Pesky Poltergeist living in your pool? They’ll have the problem solved in a magical minute. For a nominal fee, of course…

When gorgeous new client, Lukas Scott, saunters into the office requesting their help to find a stolen box, it sounds like a simple case—until the truth comes out. The box is full of Sin.

Seven deadly ones, in fact. They’ve got five days to recapture the Sins before they’re recalled by the box, taking seven hijacked human bodies with them. Easy peasy—except for one thing…

There’s a spell that will allow the Sins to remain free, causing chaos forever. When the key ingredient threatens the life of someone she knows, Jessie must make the ultimate choice between love and family—or lose everything.

 

Jessie darker is not a typical teenager, she has a human mom and a demon dad. She is a student who has a side jobs as “the slayer” of the otherworlders (all things connected to ghost, evil, zombie, etc.). As usual, Jessie, as the main female character of this story has stubborn, rebellion, snarky and act-without-thinking-first personality. Those characters quite remind of the series that Meg Cabot wrote, such as Sussanah from The Mediator Series and Jess from The 1-800-Where-R-You Series. So, Jessie Darker doesn’t really impress me her personality traits.

Then we have Lucas Scott, the heroic of The Darker Agency Series. He is a teenage boy, trapped with Wrath soul in his body and then stucked in the box that put all the Seven Deadly Sin for almost 150 years. Obviously, there is romance between Jessie and Lucas, but what made me disappointed from this story was the romance kind of being forced to happen quickly so I kind of lost the spark, it seems so instant and a bit nonsense.

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Book Review – Unchained by J. Lynn

Unchained – Nephilim Rising #1

by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

Paranormal – Romance –  Adult

 

Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just…wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm.

The fact that she and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary, but she can’t shake her not-so-angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy.

Her forbidden relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for suspicion when a traitor is discovered to be working within the Sanctuary. Lily quickly finds herself hunted by well, everyone.

Her only hope is to discover the real traitor before she loses everything… And she’ll need Julian’s help. That is, if Julian is really there to help her… And not destroy her.

Yeah, being a Nephilim isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.

 

Unchained is a book about Nephilim (offspring of the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men”) named Lily Marks and her lover Julian, who is a Fallen Angel. The Nephilims worked under an organization named Sanctuary. The job of them was simple, to kill any Fallen Angels and their minions (Nephilims who chose side with Fallen Angels) & deadheads (souls who possessed humans bodies).

Lily supposed to kill Julian, but somehow he is different. All she was taught about a fallen angel was questioned, fallen angels supposed to be the bad guys, not someone who saved her from death several times. And for God only knows why, there are uncontrollable attractions between her and Julian that she cannot deny it. She needs him and so does he. This was made a huge problem in the Sanctuary, not to mention there is a traitor among the nephilim who leaked the important information about nephilim to the fallen. Since lily shared many moments with Julian, she was suspected to be the traitor. Everything just went worse from that.

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