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 :