Tuesday, July 14, 2015

PLAYER by Joanna Blake (**)

PLAYERJOCK, SPORT, MEATHEAD, PLAYER. I hate them all. Especially this one. He's rude, he's crude and he thinks he is God's gift to women.

James Fitzpatrick might have started out on the wrong side of the tracks, but his skills on the football field have brought him fame and glory. Now he's forgotten where he came from.

Hell, he's even forgotten me, the snot nosed brat from next door. So much so that he hits on me when he comes in to eat at the barbecue place I work at to pay my way through school. But the jokes on him when I turn him down in front of all his meathead buddies. No one has ever turned down James. There's a reason he's got a rep as being talented on and off the forty yard line. And now he's determined to make me pay with a pound of flesh.

Thing is, I've got some moves he hasn't seen yet. It's going to be a long, hot season.

PLAYER is a stand alone book with a guaranteed HEA and no cheating!


Ok.....I had a hard time with this one. I did read the entire book, but there were several times I felt like tossing it in the trash.

The hero... well the author tried to make him seem "Alpha" but to me he came off more like a dominating ass. It felt like he forced himself on her.
She did say she liked it, but honestly it felt more like date rape to me. I hated those sex scenes in this book. And the way he just took over her life would have driven me crazy if I were her. He kept dragging her back to his place and basically moved her in with him. Without her consent. It just felt....off I guess. Hard to put it into words. 

He never really asked what she wanted or what her goals in life were. I mean she was in college and supposed to be independent but she just fell in line with whatever he wanted. Even ran away from school and just gave it all up. Absolutely inane. 

Anyway...I just did not like this one much at all.