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The Player
     

The Player

4.8 46
by Claire Contreras
 

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New York Times bestseller Claire Contreras brings you a sexy new standalone...

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, I'm the definition of Most Eligible Bachelor.

Every man wants to be me and every woman wants to tame me. Until Camila.

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New York Times bestseller Claire Contreras brings you a sexy new standalone...

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, I'm the definition of Most Eligible Bachelor.

Every man wants to be me and every woman wants to tame me. Until Camila.

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 I'm bad news.

I have three weeks to prove her wrong.

Editorial Reviews

Corinne Michaels
"One of the best books I've read this year!"
Penny Reid
"I read this in one sitting! My heart soared, my stomach fluttered, all the feels were just right."
C.D. Reiss
"Claire Contreras has absolutely nailed athlete. Nailed sexy. Nailed the mating dance of two people so real I felt as if I could touch them."
Kamrun Nesa
"The Player is the kind of book that you reread multiple times because you refuse to part with the characters."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157010560
Publisher:
Claire Contreras
Publication date:
10/10/2016
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
3,062
File size:
1 MB

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The Player 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WAR !!! Omg All the Words ! I can't stop swooning over The Player .. Such a beautiful Story <3 Welcome to the war zone peeps ! This cultured sports romance has character in spades . I've loved this particular category of romance for a long time now so going into "The Player" I was expecting to love it but to be enthralled .... can we say jackpot!! Okay so here's why it's so amazing to me , we have a sexy athlete "War" but that's not all he is . He's sensitive , Sweet, funny , alpha , and he's not afraid to get his hands dirty to get his dream girl . Then we have Camila and ya'll I have a girl crush , this girl is legit . She is sassy , Sweet, independent , and a neighborhood favorite. This story has grit and is colored with not just an amazing coupling of War and Camila but the secondary characters are amazing . I loved that we got an up close look at the neighborhood dynamics and culture differences . This story was amazing from start to finish . You know those tingly electric feelings you may get at the beginning of a book or maybe the middle , well I had those feels the entire time I read . It was just exhilarating to have that throughout !! 10 stars ! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're a lover of romance then this book is for you. Claire has yet again written a beautiful love story. A story with laughter, drama, sadness, healing,and most of all love. It was a story that pulls you in and keeps you there until the end. War and Camila were amazing characters that you can't help but fall in love with.
HeatherLM More than 1 year ago
Warren Silvia is a sexy, star soccer player who isn't used to being told no. Camila Avila doesn't know who he is nor does she care. They meet under unfortunate circumstances and he instantly wants to get her into his bed. She initially isn't interested, so he has to work at getting her to go out with him. She shows him how to appreciate the little things in life and he shows her how good a realationship can be with the right person. I loved Warren! Not only was he sexy, but he always stood up for Camila, even against his own family. I liked that Camila was a strong woman who stood up for self and what she believed in. They made a really good couple that was fun to read about. Claire Contreras writes in a way that pulls you in and keeps you interested. I read this book fairly quickly because I always wanted to know what was going to happen next. I will definitely recommend this book to everyone who will listen.
Anonymous 17 days ago
Great read...loved Warren and Camila's story!
Livlovesbooks 23 days ago
There is a major plot twist that for once I just didn’t see coming. Bravo, Claire Contreras, bravo! She's a wonderful storytelling and I haven't been disappointed yet. There was great plot progression, interesting supporting characters and fantastic sexy times. And of course, I tended to laugh at Warren’s sexual frustration/musings because I have the sense of humor of a teenager. My favorite scene was the below: ‘I lowered my face to kiss her. I couldn’t be this close to her and not kiss her, not hold her, not touch her. And even though it was a bittersweet feeling, even though I knew I wasn’t worthy of her, I kissed her again, and again, and again, until we needed to break apart. “I don’t deserve you,” I said, a murmur against her lips. “But I can’t let you go.” ♥ Warren The final verdict: ★★★★½ only because I wish the meat of the story had taken place over a longer period of time with Warren being a celebrity sports player. This one will make my reread shelf on GoodReads for sure.
cpcmom 12 months ago
Claire Contreras hit this one out of the park. I loved the whole storyline. It's about falling in love with the one person. You never thought you would fall for. This book shows how forgiveness and sacrifice is so important to happiness. I loved the back and forth between Warren and Camila. This is a must read. I intend to read it over and over again that is just how good it was. For anyone deciding if they want to read it dont hesitate just do it you won't regret it.
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MandaG More than 1 year ago
"I'd give up everything to chase moments with the right woman." Swoon! I can not wait for the rest of the world to meet Warren and Camila. Their love is quick and whirlwind, which I know can be so cliche and many of us hate, but give them a chance. Camila has experienced plenty of knocks in life, but she has remained positive and always a light in every room. Her quite strength and love of life are exactly the things that bring her to Warrens attention. As one of the best soccer/football players in Europe he's plenty used to having woman fall at his feet. Camila gives him a run for his money and after a major deception the two must figure out if they can move on. This is definitely my favorite book by Claire Contreras and I was super excited to read this as an ARC in exchange for an honest review, of which I HONESTLY loved this book!
WendyLeGrand More than 1 year ago
Warren Silva....wowza~ A sexy as sin soccer player who has earned the nickname "War Zone" on the field and the reputation of having a woman in every city in the media. But that's just his public persona. Very few people know the real man behind the façade. Camila Avila is headstrong but quiet, gentle but fierce. Loves her family with everything she has. When she first meets Warren they are standing on opposite sides of a meeting room. She's representing the people of the apartment building they're being forced to move out of and Warren is there because he's a majority shareholder in the company forcing the residents out. Despite this, there is an undeniable attraction between them and Warren pursues Camila relentlessly. I have to say I think Camila is my new girl crush. She's independent and strong, has a good head on her shoulders and doesn't easily succumb to Warren's charms. It probably helps that she really has no idea who he is, has no clue that he's a world famous soccer player. I was so happy to see that Camila didn't turn out to be one of those women who undergo a complete personality change the moment the hot guy pays attention to them. Even though she was attracted to him and swept up in him, she maintained her level headedness and kept her priorities straight. Claire did an amazing job of sending these two characters on a journey together. Because it wasn't just a relationship that was building between them, it was all of the things they experienced along the way that built their bond and allowed them to see into each other's hearts and souls. Warren gets to see what it's like to be wanted by a woman for the first time who really wants just him, not his name or his fame or his money or any of that. Just his attention and affection. Camila gets to see the real, softer side of Warren, the glimpses of the little boy who just loves soccer for what it is, not all the glitz and glam that goes with it. It is an emotional ride, for sure! I felt like I was right there alongside Warren and Camila for every high and low that happens, for every smile and every tear shed. Can the quiet girl from Washington Heights tame the bad boy soccer star? You need to read it for yourself to find out!! I promise you will love it!! And I can't end this without making a comment about the hotter than sin cover on this book!! That bad boy will be sitting on my bookshelf soon, very soon!!
Bookloverstrio More than 1 year ago
5++ This Pretty Girl is forever stuck in the War Zone Stars! I don't even know where to start to be 100% honest. There is nothing I can say about this book that will give it justice. I say all the time that certain books are everything. While I want everybody to enjoy the books I say that about, if there was ever a book I want you to take completely serious when I say that, THIS IS IT. This book really is EVERYTHING. And more... Warren Silva was THE football player. He didn't have much to worry about considering he had it all. He had the money, he had the cars and the fancy house, he could even have any and every woman he could possibly want. Being tamed was the last thing on his mind. Until he met her... Camila Avila She was simply another woman to bed in his mind. Or so he thought. Captivation wasn't nearly a strong enough word to describe the affect she had on him... "She moved with grace and smiled with confidence, as if she was born to entertain a crowd. She was completely hypnotizing to watch." Camila Avila, while it wasn't easy to get to this point, is an extremely independent, selfless woman. When it comes to her family as well as her job, this quiet woman tries not to let much get in her way. When unfortunate events happen that cause a rift in Camila's everyday life, she has every intention to put a stop to it. What she wasn't expecting was to lock eyes with the deepest emerald eyes she'd ever seen. That just so happened to belong to THE Warren Silva. More than captivated? Most definitely... "The way he said my name did things to me. I dropped my gaze to his navy blue tie, but all I could do was wonder how he looked under that suit, and it was a bad idea all around. Where could I look and not feel enticed by him?" Persistent as f Warren did everything he could to get to Camila, but she was unlike the other women he'd already concurred in life. He quickly began to realize this. "She wasn't the kind of woman you f and left. She was the kind of woman that made you want to stay and confront life's chaos with." Camila put up a hell of a fight, but soon grew tired of fighting how she felt about Warren. She gave in just as we all would. (Because trust me, I definitely would've) "He kissed me as if my lips contained the answers to questions he hadn't asked out loud--ravenous, hard, deeply." Camila, while adjusting to the new changes in her life, grew just as enamored with Warren as he did her. There was no letting him go, and vise versa. They would do all they can to adjust if they needed to. But what happens when the unexpected happens? "'This changes everything,' I said, unable to even recognize my own voice." This book. This is hands down (in my opinion) Claire's best work to date. With just the right amount of love, passion for a certain craft, and the dedication and commitment from these characters will leave you just as floored and enamored as Claire produced between these characters. Prepare yourself for the book hangover you've been waiting for and won't regret...
Melerickson More than 1 year ago
I'm in the "WAR ZONE" now! Sexy and smooth. You fall hard and fast and keep page turning to see what will Camilla do? What will War do? This story has that fairtytale feel with the bonus of a sexy soccer player. Camilla oh how I love her. She's strong independantand the best part she's real. I love her outlook on life bravo on that one! Really enjoyed this.
MyMyN More than 1 year ago
WAR ZONE! WAR ZONE! OH. MY. EFF. I refused to go to sleep until I was reading the very last word of this book and what did I end up doing? I re-read the few last paragraphs just so I can tell myself this amazing book did not just end! I am not one to jump on a sports romance and am so happy I decided to give this one a try because this was EVERYTHING! I went into The Player thinking it will be a light-hearted read but it wasn’t. It wasn’t dark or heavy but for some reason Warren (War) and Camila (Rocky) left this aching feeling in my heart throughout the book. I must be crazy or something because apparently I welcomed that ache in my chest because I couldn’t pull myself away from reading this book until their story wrapped up. I just knew in my heart they are it. I cannot even pinpoint exactly what it is that made me love this book so much but I SERIOUSLY fell in love with it! Maybe it was EVERYTHING about it so there really isn’t a specific thing I can pick out to say that’s the reason. Oh wait, I lied! The determining factor of why my love for this book and now author is so fierce is because of this “ – and black pair of Adidas sandals with no socks. At least he wore no socks with them.” Yes, oh my effing YES! I was never able to stand when guys wear slip-on sandals with socks. A major turn off of mine – and War did NOT disappoint! Seriously, if that alone does not get you to read this book than I seriously think you should stop following me on all social platforms… just keeping it real here. Okay, if you don’t care to read a sports romance at all or have no interest in something like this… have you seen the cover? I actually know someone who pre-ordered it alone just because of the cover and I cannot blame her. As a matter of fact, she owns a little piece of my heart now for that decision alone! Seriously guys… this book will not disappoint you! I cannot wait to get my hands on the physical copy. It would look way too yummy on my shelf and without a doubt smell even better! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now I love Claire's books they have been "buy-the- T-shirt" worthy. The Player is a different kind of romance, it's got a whole lot of balls in it, footballs that is. Warren is a world famous Europen football player on holiday in NY. He's here visiting some investments and family, it's been years since he's been home. In walks Camila and Warrens world is changed forever. I won't lie it took me the first chapter maybe two to really get into the book but man did it hold me there. One night I had over half the book read, just needing more. I love the fact Camila could careless about Warren even though she feels attracted to him. His charms don't work on this lady making the chance all the more fun. But what can really happen between the two when they live an ocean apart? Someone is hiding a secret that just might be bigger than the body of water between them. This book is witty and hot with some steam thrown in. If you love a romance with a hot soccer player then you gotta give this one a read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of anything Claire Contreras writes! This book has solidified that statement. This is a standalone sports romance book. I am not a big sports fan but that did not affect my feelings about this book at all. I fell in love with Warren and Camilla's story. I could not put this book down! It will grab your heart from page one and not let go. Warren "War Zone" is the ultimate book boyfriend! You will be cheering for him on and off the soccer field.
BetweentheSheets-Reviews More than 1 year ago
Get ready for the War-Zone!! Warren Silva, all around bad boy professional soccer player meets shy sweet Camila while on break in NYC. As soon as he sets eyes on her he knows he has to have her. What do these two people who have had to deal with rejection, loss and heartbreak do? They find a soul deep love together and never let go. This was my first Claire Contreras book and definately not my last!
Stacyotr More than 1 year ago
The Player was a hot and sexy sports romance that will keep you glued to the pages. It wasn't at all what I expected from the title. Yes, Warren is a hot and sexy football (soccer) player but he was not at all the "player" one would assume. He absolutely melted me. He met Camila who was so different from him, but he fell instantly and had to have her. Unlike all the other women, Camila had no idea who he was.  Camila is a woman trying to overcome her past. Her past hurts and trust. When she meets Warren she was adamant that she wanted nothing to do with him. His persistence pays off and she finally let him in. I absolutely love that Camila made Warren work for everything. He stole my heart. As they fell in love, I fell in love. With that said, my heart also broke when untold truths threatened to ruin what was so beautiful. You have got to read this book and experience this wonderful love story! The Player is a definite five star read for me! Sent from my iPhone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You won't be disappointed I promise you will love Camila and Warren!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First time reading this author's work, I really loved this story!! This is a 272 nook pages, full of emotion, heartache, steamy love scenes, and an overall wonderful story. I really liked Warren, he seemed pretty down to earth most of the time for being such a BIG star in Europe. As they say....meet the right woman, everything else falls into place. You see things differently, but in a good way. I also liked Camila, she just seemed so sweet with such a big heart it was hard not to like her. She's had a hard time lately, but always seems to have a smile for everyone, an so honest, but a bit on the shy side. Warren and Camila were just a great read, I had a hard time putting the book down! Highly recommended.****
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sugarhoney1964 More than 1 year ago
Great read by Claire. Warren and Camila were funny and swoon over one another. This a must read without a doubt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book.
RedAE More than 1 year ago
I love sports romance books and The Player by Claire Contreras does not disappoint! Warren Silva, the playboy soccer "football" player and Camila, the quiet girl from New York. When these two meet in New York she has no idea who he is or anything about soccer. This is a fun, loving, heartwarming, sexy and HOT story! I completely enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it!
queenzany More than 1 year ago
Let me start off by saying this is my first Claire Contreras read ever! With being said, I was completely blown away!!! “The Player” is a fundamental example of writing at it’s best!! Warren and Camila story is an exquisite, yet breathtaking account of two lost souls, from different sides of the tracks. With one ever common denominator. That being past hurt, anger and pain. Can you truly ever trust again? Can you ever let your heart beat for the sheer purpose of love? Can the chase be over and when it is, will I be caught? To simply jump in, like a leap of fate. To find one's true faith, to find that ever lasting love, finding one’s true purpose of living. That is what the “The Player” brought to my eyes. That love is worth the battle of one's own will. A sheer mesmerizing story that had me clutching to every word, to every syllable, to every page. Devouring, consuming the story like a souls dying for it's last word!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. I thought the end was a bit rushed, but otherwise loved it.
Angie_H80 More than 1 year ago
There are some absolute, must have, go to authors for me and Claire is 1 of them!!!! Her stories never fail to enthrall & entertain me!! They are almost always full length novels and almost always, I sit down and read them from cover to cover in 1 sitting!! The Player was no different!! I loved War & Camila!! Camila was a normal, everyday girl, and War was a "normal guy" who happened to be a soccer/footbll star in the UK!! How they meet is not the best way, especially for War, but he is determined to show Camila he is not the spoiled rich guy everyone thinks he is. Unfortunately, there are alot of bumps in the field for him for this goal!! The drama is there, the passion is there, the angst is there, the story is there. I very much enjoyed this story and, as always, look forward to the next CC book!!