Gallery / October 29, 2013 / $15.00 print, $4.74 digital
When Hanna “Ziggy” Bergstrom moves to New York City for graduate school, Will Sumner thinks his responsibilities to his best friend’s nerdy little sister will be limited to the occasional dinner and check-in. Little does he know that Ziggy is ready to break out of her bookworm academic shell and move more into bombshell territory. Of course she figures the gorgeous womanizing venture capitalist Will is the best person to help mentor her in this new field of study: dating.
Will takes on the challenge with more than a healthy dose of skepticism and humor, but soon finds that Ziggy just needed a tiny push, not a world of change, to reveal a woman every man seems to notice. Soon “Ziggy” is gone and the unfiltered, innocently seductive Hanna Bergstrom is hijacking his dreams, his moods, and even his orderly no-strings-attached dating life—beginning the night his mentoring activities move between the sheets.
Beautiful Player is the third book in Christina Lauren's Beautiful series, and it feels like an everyday believable erotic romance. No one is disgustingly rich. No one talks about owning the city. Everyone still has a day job. No one obsesses in an overdramatic way. Our hero and heroine aren’t strangers who’ve just met. The dual first person point-of-views, alternating between chapters, feel like one minute you’re listening to Hanna, and the next minute you’re listening to Will, as they switch “player” roles and try to cope with their newfound emotions as a result of their steamy sexcapades.