Beautiful Player [NOOK Book]

Overview

A bombshell bookworm. A chronic Casanova. And a lesson in chemistry too scandalous for school.

When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she’s determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren ...
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Beautiful Player

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Overview

A bombshell bookworm. A chronic Casanova. And a lesson in chemistry too scandalous for school.

When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she’s determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother’s gorgeous best friend, Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy?

Will takes risks for a living, but he’s skeptical about this challenge of Hanna’s…until the wild night his innocently seductive pupil tempts him into bed- and teaches him a thing or two about being with a woman he can’t forget. Now that Hanna’s discovered the power of her own sex appeal, it’s up to Will to prove he’s the only man she’ll ever need.
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Editorial Reviews

S.C. Stephens
"The perfect blend of sex, sass and heart, Beautiful Bastard is a steamy battle of wills that will get your blood pumping!"
RT Book Reviews
“Filled with plenty of hot sex and sizzling tension.”
EW.com
“Hot . . . if you like your hook-ups early and plentiful..."
Tara Sue Me
“Smart, sexy, and satisfying...destined to become a romance classic.”
PerezHilton.com
“A devilishly depraved cross between a hardcore porn and a very special episode of The Office…For us fetish-friendly fiends to feast on!!”
From the Publisher
"The perfect blend of sex, sass and heart, Beautiful Bastard is a steamy battle of wills that will get your blood pumping!"

“Filled with plenty of hot sex and sizzling tension.”

“…deliciously steamy…”

“Smart, sexy, and satisfying...destined to become a romance classic.”

“A devilishly depraved cross between a hardcore porn and a very special episode of The Office…For us fetish-friendly fiends to feast on!!”

BooksSheReads.com
“The thing that I love the most about Christina Lauren and the duo’s Beautiful books is that there is always humor in them. As well as hot steamy moments and some of the sweetest I love you’s.”
Myra McEntire
Beautiful Bastard has heart, heat, and a healthy dose of snark. Romance readers who love a smart plot are in for an amazingly sexy treat!”
Elena Raines
"Beautiful Bastard is the perfect mix of passionate romance and naughty eroticism. I couldn’t, and didn’t, put it down until I’d read every last word."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476751412
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 10/29/2013
  • Series: Beautiful Series , #5
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 3,674
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soul mates and brain-twins, Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, New York Times, USA Today, and #1 international bestselling authors of the Beautiful Bastard series. Some of their books have kissing. Some of their books have A LOT of kissing. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com, or at @seeCwrite and @LolaShoes on Twitter.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Ooozed wit, charm, humor and sex....

    Amazing! Christina Lauren did it AGAIN!!!! Could not put this book down. Loved how funny it was, literally had to read few pages to my husband after he asked why I was laughing out loud. Id give more stars if I could. Must read!!!!

    Only little dissapointed in how short the book was, about 275 pages

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Swoon

    My favorite of this series for sure. Instantly fell in love with Hanna and Will. Never felt bored with their relationship and the build up was fantastic. Possibly one of favorite romances of the year.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2013

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    I absolutely loved this book¿ loved it! A playful, entertaining

    I absolutely loved this book… loved it! A playful, entertaining and sexy story! It was everything I could have wanted. By the end I was a mess and so in love with all the characters it was ridiculous.

    I think Will and Hanna are perfectly matched and watching them grow was so heartfelt. I loved their interactions! There was the perfect amount of drama and I always seemed to be on the edge of my seat wondering where their relationship was going and how it was going to play out. I was completely wrapped up in the story. There was a lot of was playfulness in this book but I felt it was very emotional as well. I felt like my heart was in my throat several times. 

    The other characters from previous books made an appearance and their interactions are always classic and several times throughout they totally made me laugh. Chloe and Bennett. Max and Sara. It was so nice to get snippets of their life and what they were up to. I think it’s great how they all intersect throughout this book and the series as well. It was all perfect! And there's a perfect something about one of those couples and it made me beyond happy. I think they all have such a great dynamic as friends and couples. 

    I thought that Will and Hanna’s characters developed nicely and there was great pacing. It never felt slow to me and I thought it had a fantastic build. I tore through this book not wanting to put it down. I was so excited for the end but as soon as I got there, I was sad it was over. And that bit right at the end? *sigh* So them! Excellent writing!

    Of course there was a huge supply of hotness and sexy times. I mean holy hell Batman! That's some heady stuff. I felt like I was busted doing something wrong when my husband walked into the room and all I was doing was reading!

    I have to say, I’m pretty sure Will is my favorite out of all the guys. I really liked them all but Will, I just got him. I did love Max (I mean seriously, he’s British!) but there was something extra special about Will… it might have been the Star Wars t-shirt that pushed me over the edge. ;-)

    The Beautiful Bastard series is definitely one I will reread and would absolutely recommend. I wish I could give it 6 stars! Loved it all!

    ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Best One in the Series!

    I thought Beautiful Bastard was the best one in the series until I read this one. I absolutely loved it! My favorite so far. Definitely worth reading... more than once!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    Good book

    IT was good for the end of the book... wish there was more you could go on and on with this book series

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    As always, AWESOME !!!

    This is a fabulous read (like the others!) Can't wait for the next one!!! Thank you!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Of the Beautiful series, this was the best buildup of the three.

    Of the Beautiful series, this was the best buildup of the three. I wasn't so sure when they released the intiial storyline teaser. I thought it sounded cliche. The story was fantastic. It wasn't my favorite ending of the series, but it was my favorite overall book. Will and Hanna all the way. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2013

    My favorite one yet! Another great one Christina Lauren! Hope

    My favorite one yet! Another great one Christina Lauren! Hope there will be more to expand on Hanna and Will's happily ever after!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    LoveLoveLove

    I can't stop reading this book over and over! Love the whole series but this one really pulled at my heartstrings. Sweet, sad, sexy, happy and hilarious all rolled into one hot, steamy love story. Please, please give us more of Will and Hanna!!! I am just not ready to say goodbye to them yet.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    This book absolutely blew my mind. I've loved every book in the

    This book absolutely blew my mind. I've loved every book in the series--I've read them all. But this one had a depth and a sweetness that completely took me by surprise. I knew these girls wrote fantastic sex scenes and great chemistry. I knew they wrote snappy dialogue and fun, breezy stories. But I had no idea they could write a book with such wonderful relationship growth and depth, this book blows the other ones out of the water. Five enormous stars, I am absolutely stunned and smitten! BRAVO!! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2014

    So when I started reading this series I was kind of in a book sl

    So when I started reading this series I was kind of in a book slump. Nothing was giving me that can’t put it down feeling.
    Beautiful Bastard started me on the right path Chloe and Bennett were so much fun to read. Beautiful Stranger kept me going,
    Sarah and Max were a hoot. Beautiful Bombshell was hysterical loved it. Then I got to Beautiful Player and this one, the Will and Hanna’s
     story was the one I seriously could not put down. I wanted to know Will’s story from when we met him in Stranger. I was happy to read
    more about him, especially after all his “love is for pansies” declarations in Bombshell. I was as excited as Max to see a woman take him
    down a peg or two. When I met Hanna in chapter one I was totally hooked, she is a great heroine I loved her honesty and that she had no
     filter especially with Will. Hanna and Will together from their first run was just fireworks. The angst that the two of them felt throughout the
     book over where the relationship would go kept me interested. I waited patiently for Will to call her “Hanna” instead of “Ziggy” because
    I know as soon as that happened it meant he was falling for her. I cried when Hanna broke Will’s heart as she kept insisting they keep it casual,
     though Will was already in too deep for that, even when he didn’t know it yet. Their conversations about sex, porn especially was so funny,
     I laughed out loud. Hanna’s theories we too much. And we also got a surprise for Max and Sarah that made me gasp. Bennett and Chloe
    always fun to read as they planned their wedding. This installment by far was my favorite. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    I Love With Will

    Out of all 6 books, this one I read twice. I don't know what it is about Will, but he had my heart in Beautiful Bombshell. But in Player watching him change and fall in love was the kicker. Hanna is perfect for him and he for her. I'd love to read a continuation of their romance since they are getting married!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    My favorite

    I liked the entire series but this one is my favorite. I don't usually laugh out loud when I read books but there was a section in this one that had me laughing hysterically. The dialogue in this one was definitely better than in the others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    The best

    Love the serires...adore the characters. They just keep getting better. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Posted April 9, 2014

    I loved Hannah! I loved how she just said what was on her mind.

    I loved Hannah! I loved how she just said what was on her mind. Some of the things that came out of her mouth was hysterical!

    I loved Will. Could he be any more perfect? I just loved how he just "got" the female mind. He was sweet, sexy and just completely adorable.

    I really enjoyed their story and how the two of them came together. I laughed a lot at their discussions. So funny!

    I think Bennett is still my favorite, but Will is an awfully close second.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    Highly recommend

    This book along with the complete set are 100% worth reading...I enjoyed them very much.

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  • Posted March 24, 2014

    This is my first Christina Lauren book that I have read and I am

    This is my first Christina Lauren book that I have read and I am in love with Will. Hanna I could smack her silly at times for her actions. I even wanted to cry at one point so upset at the turn of events in the story. A story i could not put down and I found my emotions mirroring the characters in the book.

    Hanna is a funny, nerdy young girl whose family thinks she needs to get a life. Oh she does thanks to her big brother's friend Will. Hanna learns to deal with her mirage of emotions while getting to know Will and learning to be friends and eventually lovers. Her lack of filter is humorous, saying many of the things we think of in the same situations. She is real, human and not so made up that she is unbelievable. She is a friend, one you can relate to. One you might have been at that age yourself.

    Will is handsome, successful and a player but carefully guards himself from have intimate feelings for any particular woman until he meets Hanna. Knowing her for so many years makes it that much harder, or does it? It gives him a standard to live up to, being her big brother's best friend and family friend. He too is learning about his own feelings and what he wants in a relationship. So deliciously real.

    This story is so well written. I look forward to the other books by these authors. Thank you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Very enjoyable!

    A good fun read! Loed this series and the characters!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    Was pretty good.

    The storyline was good. Wasnt the best book but kept my interest to the end.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    Yet another great story from Christina Lauren!  Will and Ziggy w

    Yet another great story from Christina Lauren!  Will and Ziggy were awesome and so enjoyed the entire book.  I love the fact that we also check in with all our favorites.  Can not wait for another book.

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