Blog Tour | Playing the Player!

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(Last Updated On: November 1, 2021)

Today I’m lucky enough to be part of the Playing the Player blog tour brought to you by YA Bound Book Tours!

Title: Playing the Player

Author: Lisa Brown Roberts
Release Date: September 14, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she-the most organized, prepared student in school-spend the summer as a nanny and partner with the biggest slacker ever? Now she’s ready to tackle the nannyhood with her big binder of research and schedules. Just don’t ask her about the secret job of “fixing” the bad habits of a certain high school player…

Slade Edmunds prefers easy hook-ups, and Trina is definitely not his type. She’s all structure and rules, while Slade wants to just have fun. Fortunately, Trina has no idea about the bet Slade made with his best friend that he can totally get her to unwind by the end of summer…

Then the weirdest thing happens. There’s chemistry. A lot of it. But nothing gets between a boy and a girl like a big, fat secret…

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Playing the Player is yet another wonderful addition to the great books that Entangled Crush has to offer. The story follows Trina and Slade, both who go to the same school. Trina is hired to help watch Gillian over the summer, and Slade is hired to watch Max. Gillian and Max are best friends and will be spending every day together, so that means Slade and Trina will be spending every day together as well. 

Slade is a player and pretty much can get any girl he wants. Trina is doing everything she can to not fall under his spell, though of course she does. Though, like the summary states, they do both have their own secrets. I’d say them but I don’t want to give away spoilers!

Anyways, I loved the relationship between Slade and Trina. Slade definitely was a good guy deep down, and I loved that he had a secret love for chick-flicks. He even could play piano and sing show tunes! Trina was a bit over-organized, and she even had binders that she used. She went as far as even making Slade a binder! Besides that, I really liked Trina as a character. She was sweet and just needed someone like Slade to help her loosen up in life.

Towards the end, I had actually kind of forgotten about Trina’s secret. However, as soon as Slade upset her, she seemed to forget to realize that she was hiding something from him too, which was upsetting! I didn’t think she really had the right to be mad when she too was hiding something. However, I did really enjoy this book! I can’t wait to see what new book Entangled Crush releases next.

About the Author
Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn’t recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off both eyebrows and having to pencil them in for an entire school year. This and other angst-filled memories inspire her to write YA books about navigating life’s painful and funny dramas, and falling in love along the way.

Her almost forever home is Colorado, though she occasionally pines for the days when she lived within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Her house is full of books, boys, several four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter. 

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