The Player by Claire Contreras | Fun-filled sweet and sexy romance

October 10, 2016 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews | 20 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
The Player by Claire Contreras | Fun-filled sweet and sexy romanceThe Player
by Claire Contreras
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: October 10th 2016 by Self-Published
Format: eARC
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4 Stars
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I'm naturally gifted on the field and between the sheets. With flashy cars and enough media attention to put the Royal Family to shame, Iā€™m the definition of Most Eligible Bachelor.

I've never met a man who doesn't want to be me or a woman who doesn't want to tame me. Until I meet Camila.

From the moment I lay eyes on her, I know I have to have her.

She wants to keep me at arm's length.
I want her naked in my bed.

She thinks our worlds are too different.
All I want her to think about is screaming my name.

She says Iā€™m bad news.

I have three weeks to prove her wrong.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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I love Sports Romances! When I found out that one of my fave authors was writing a Sport Romance, I went crazy! I have to say this book is completely out of the norm for her, at least comparing it to her Hearts series. Where that series is full of feels and lots of emotions, The Player is fun, sexy yet sweet and a quick read.

“I’d give up my career to chase moments with the right woman.”

Ever since Warren left to England when he was fourteen years old to play football, he hasn’t seen his father. Now, he’s a professional football player but he puts it on hold so he can be with his family in New York. While at a business meeting, he meets someone who has lots to say and he can’t help but be intrigued by her. Camila notices Warren but she knows she should stay away. It’s not something easy to do when Warren wants to see her all the time and get to know her. Camila has trust issues so she keeps herself guarded, but Warren is different than what he looks he should act. Someone like him should be a snob, arrogant and wouldn’t be seen with someone from Washington Heights, yet he’s nothing like that. Camila is officially interested but she knows they both belong in different worlds and she isn’t sure if she should take the risk.

He was definitely not the kind of man I’d normally find attractive, but something about him held me captive.

I love Warren Silva. His personality took my breath away. Like Camila, I thought he would be a snob but it wasn’t the case at all. Yes, he’s cocky, kind of possessive, determined, self-assured and knows he can have any woman he wants. When Camila turns him down, he’s completely intrigued by her. The thing is, Warren is used to women who want something from him or love all the luxuries he has. Camila was fine with the little she had. Her apartment was very tiny, she worked at a non-profit organization, she was a very giving person and didn’t care much for luxuries. I really liked Camila a lot. She’s so strong, independent and with a heart of gold. I knew she would be a great woman for Warren. I think the real turning point for Warren full on liking Camila was when she gave him a chance and they went on their first date. She proved just how different she was and how the little things could make her happy. I was rooting for the two of them!

Did she turn me down? Did I let her? This couldn’t be. I definitely wasn’t just going to let it end here. I’d been mildly curious before, but now Camila had my full attention.

The sexual tension was insane! I was gripping my Kindle, waiting for them to get it on. When it happened, I was celebrating! I just knew it would be explosive and it totally was. Warren is a hot and attractive man with his 6’2″ muscular frame, filled with tattoos. I was probably team Camila because being with someone like that takes guts and she took it in stride. Although, Warren really is a great man overall. He has a nephew whom he adores and it was so sweet to watch them together. He also has a soft side that starts to come out when he’s with Camila. While being with Camila, he realizes that money and luxuries aren’t everything. It’s the people in your life that make your life even better and make you want to be a better person for them and for yourself.

She wasn’t my New York Girl. She was my game changer.

Overall, The Player is a fun-filled story with strong and independent characters. I didn’t want to put it down at all!

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  • I love sports romances too!!! This sounds like a fun read with awesome characters. Great review!!

  • Okay, you have totally convinced me that I need to read this book. I love sports romances, too, which always surprises me because in general I couldn’t care less about sports.

  • I can’t look at that cover w/o giggling. LOL! THANKS A LOT, GEN!
    Anyways, I was waiting for your review of this one to see if it might be for me. It sounds like a fun read and one that I would like especially because the characters all sound terrific. I’ll give it a shot!
    Great review!

  • I read an excerpt for this one this morning and then coupled with your review, I’m definitely getting this one. Thanks for the review!!

  • oh man its been forever since I read a good sport romance o.o this sound fiery

  • Eva

    Great review! And I love it when an author can surprise you! I also love a good sports romance so I am kind of all in for this one ♥

  • lol – I picture you gripping your kindle while yelling at the characters to “get it on already!” This sounds like a must-read!

  • Oh yeah, this one is going to be a must read. I really enjoyed Kaleidoscope Hearts and when I first started seeing this cover I was like, “Um, is this the same Claire Contreras?” LOL And that cover model totally gives me David Beckham feels – which is always a good thing. šŸ™‚

  • LostinLit Becca

    Great review Gen! This one sounds sexy and fun! Adding to my TBR šŸ™‚

  • This is a fantastic review, Genesis! I’m not a sporty person myself so sports romance are, umm, hardly my calling – to be completely honest – but this sounds like a fun read and I’m glad you enjoyed it.