She is the epitome of the girl next door, but with a feistiness that makes my dick throb.
I'm drawn to her like no other. She stirs things in me I have no desire to feel, makes me long for things I shouldn't.
This is my game. I choose the players. I never play for keeps.
I don't believe in fate. I make my own destiny. I work hard and play harder. Luck is for pussies, karma for idiots. Me, I make shit happen.
Meeting her fucked up my plan. Threw me off my game.
I'm now face to face with my karma. Her name is Kat Rollins.
Ryker Eddison is the epitome of a player. You know the type: Mr. Get In and Get Out.
He's all about the chase, wanting just one night. Everyone knows this, I know this. Still, I find myself craving him, my greedy body betraying what my heart and mind already know: he will only bring me pain.
He's the guy that girls like me should avoid. I'm smart, I know better. But when I'm with him, I feel things I've never felt before. Things I never knew I wanted.
I can't deny it ... I like the chase. The high is explosive but I'm afraid if I give in, I may end up losing more than I can handle: my heart.
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The Player that Lost His Groove - LOL! ** Provided by Author in Exchange for an Honest Review. ** -- MY THOUGHTS -- Judging a Book by it's Cover: Eyecatching cover, nice coloration. Very visually appealing. Synopsis sounds like the usual angst-y New Adult drama, but with a splash of humor and fun. Looking Deeper: Alternating first-person POV, clearly defined and easy to follow. Love the Cassia Brightmore "Malevolent" name-drop. Sweet. There were suprise LOL moments (particularly the first Friday night that Kat covers for Claire) that I honestly enjoyed. Ryker kind of comes off as a jerk to Kat, but his mental monologues are endearing. Kat is a bit insecure, she's a stressor and panicker, but trying to work through it. Their interactions make for a fun ride, whereas the conversations I was not a huge fan of. When holding a conversation, it's just not normal and natural to continually use their name, addressing them, each time. The only time this is widely used is if it's in a large group setting and you need to indicate who you are addressing or you are trying to catch their individual attention. It may be a minor pet peeve of mine, but it did trigger a low-level yellow flag for me. But, as stated, the mental asides are great and manage to capture each character's unique personality and essence much more effectively. While the plot progesses smoothly and the interactions are laden with sexual tension, it's nice to see that the buildup to them hooking up takes over 2/3 the story before the deed is finally dones. It's a refreshing change of pace while still packed with some fun heat prior to that pivotal point. The conflicts are often minor and resolved in manners that are typical of real college-aged people. Predictability was fairly low, I mean, we all knew "he" would show up eventually but not the when and where. The conclusion following the apex was a little longer than most, but it was solid and strong. I'd love to know what became of Claire and some of the other secondary characters, however. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read once I looked past the constant addressing during dialogue issue. I really did love Ryker's inability to act like a normal human being when in the same building as Kat, it made me smile always and laugh often. --------------------------------------------------------- Heat Level: 4.5 ~ Score: 4.1 ~ Stars: 4 ---------------------------------------------------------
This is the first book in this series however they can be read as stand alones. I read the second book first then this one. Ryker is the ultimate player; a new girl every time no seconds. That is until he meets Kat. Kat is kind of uptight. She is focused on working and school. They are book in their senior year of college; Kat for teaching and Ryker to be a physical therapist. They are immediately attracted to each other however Kat is put off by Ryker. He never talks in full sentences around in fact he just seems to growl. Kat completely throws Ryker for a spin. He has never felt about a girl the way he feels for Kat and he isn’t even with her. They have both been hurt in the past; both of them were cheated on by their last serous relationship. However they responded differently to it. Kat became skittish about relationships and Ryker became a player. It doesn’t help that Kat’s ex won’t let her go. How long with they let their pasts dictate how they act with each other? How long before the feelings Kat evokes in Ryker make him do something desperate? This book was a fun read. Kat and Ryker play a cat and mouse game most of the book. They hit yet another bump when they finally give into the way they feel for each other. A misunderstanding that takes some time and outside help to fix. I love Ryker; he is funny, loving, sweet, and so good to Kat. Kat is also a great characters; she is sweet as well and always looking to help others. Really all the characters in the book are great. I would love to read a book about Kat’s friend Clair. I look forward to reading more books by Gillian in the future. She is a great author. I was given this book in return for an honest review.
Favorite Quotes: “You’re my back-up, the cheese to my macaroni, the fork to my knife, my bestie… most of all you are my sister from another mister!” “I honestly think you should be all like, ‘Hey Ryker, my body has 206 bones in it, but I could use one more,’ then blow a kiss at him.” “Here’s to you, here’s to me. Friends forever we shall be… And if ever we should disagree, then #@ you. Here’s to me!” “Jesus, baby, you’re my mind’s eye. God, lately all I see is you. I dream of you when I sleep. I wake to thoughts of you. Then I see you and, #@&*, if you’re not all I need to see.” My Review: If I am not mistaken, My Mind’s Eye appears to be Ms. Jones’ first or at least earliest published listing I noted in Goodreads. If so, then wow, this is a strong debut. The writing was richly descriptive, making it easy to visualize their environments and follow their movements and thoughts. I enjoyed the sweet and supportive friendships that the fun and likable female characters shared, as well as their humorous banter and genuineness with each other. The romance between the anxious little bird Kat and the playboy Ryker was slow to establish and the avoidance or denial of their feelings for each other until 70% into the book became somewhat tiresome for me, but when they finally connected, it was even more explosive than I had anticipated. I adored his sweetness toward her. Their inner musings and sensual scenes were highly erotic, and the dialogue is rife with expletives and profanity, so be aware that this is not a book for the Sunday School set.
This is a review that I should write a couple of months ago. This is the debut novel of this author and I loved it from minute one. This is the story of Kat and Ryker. Two very special and very strong characters, and the attraction that has them connected. The best part of this book is that it is written from both points of view, that way you can know what's going on in the heads of both. I must admit that at first Kat drove me crazy, but as the story took shape became more bearable. I loved how Ryker fell in love with Kat , he knew from the start that she was the one. The participation of both best friends is a very special point in the story because it adds character to the book. At first both are very careful about their attraction, and are as reluctant to act on it. But bad experiences not prevent both finished together in a super hot relationship. I love books about college, so this book was very well received. It is a book with a sweet, sexy story and super hot moments that will take you to a beautiful trip page after page. Now I can not wait to be able to read the next in the series. Give this book an opportunity, it's worth!! Great job Gillian!!