Scoring The Player

Scoring The Player

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Overview

Scoring The Player by Samantha Lind, Juliana Cabrera

Cocky, man whore, player.... Those are all ways I have been described by the media and countless women.

Are they accurate? Possibly.

But, that's all I let the media see of me, Brian Kelly, defensive player for the Indianapolis Eagles Hockey team. I have no intentions of settling down and changing the media's perception of me. I can't tell if women are after me for my bank account, the status symbol of being with a professional athlete, or if they really want me for me. Then I meet her. The one woman who doesn't let my charm affect her or cause her to jump directly into my bed. Can I possibly change my ways and settle down?

Grounded, selfless, giving...Those are all the ways my family and friends have described me.

Are they right? Possibly.

But, I'm so much more, and need some passion and excitement in my life. My best friend is moving on and I want that someone special to share all that life has to offer. Let it be known that I, Kinley Williams, want the right someone special. So why did he have to crash into me? The one man who is so clearly wrong for me. Then again, he doesn't seem like anything the tabloids claim him to be. So is he really all that wrong?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158984969
Publisher: Samantha Lind
Publication date: 02/08/2018
Series: Indianapolis Eagles , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 122,328
File size: 507 KB

About the Author

Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home, where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey, and listening to country music. She can be contacted at or found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SamanthaLindAuthor/

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Scoring The Player 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed it. First time to read this author and hope to read more.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Samantha Lind wins with SCORING THE PLAYER, the second book in the Indianapolis Eagles series. Indianapolis Eagles Hockey defenseman, Brian Kelly, has a reputation as a lady’s man. That is until he meets, Kinley Williams. This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adult audiences. Brian is a teammate of Scott Taylor form book one, JUST SAY YES. Kinley is the best friend of Becca Phillips, also from book one. This is the first book that I have read by Samantha Lind. I enjoyed her writing style. After reading about Scott and Becca in this story, I want to go back and read book one, JUST SAY YES. However, I had no problem following SCORING THE PLAYER as a standalone. Samantha Lind did a nice job with her character development. The characters are likeable and believable. Brian is a good guy. He has a hard time figuring out if people like him or are interested in him for his fame and money. He has a great relationship with his family. Kinley is a sweet heroine. She selfless and cares about others. The two face some interesting obstacles including a long-distance relationship. Kinley is in Alaska and Brian lives in Indianapolis. His family is in Minnesota. The story was skillfully written and flowed well. It held my interest throughout. I’m looking forward to book three, PLAYING FOR KEEPS, expecting to be released in 2018. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Jennifer_e911 More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Indianapolis Eagles series. There are some events in both books that overlap (occurred in both books, but told from different points of view) but it’s done in such a way that you would not be lost if you hadn’t read book 1. That being said, I highly recommend reading the books in order, because events in book 2 contain spoilers for book 1, Just Say Yes. Kinley is best friends with Becca, from book 1. She, too, is a nurse, from Alaska. She is a smart, independent woman, that has had no luck with relationships. Brian is a teammate of Scott’s, and has always been a player. He finds his outlook changing, but isn’t quite sure what to do with that. This book, despite an instant connection between the main characters, is a slow-burn. They take their time, and I find that very refreshing. The relationship seems very real, because of that. They get to know each other before jumping into bed, and the relationship seems stronger for it. There are lots of issues for them to work through, and they might not have been able to get through them otherwise. The connection between the characters was beautiful and pure. I totally enjoyed this book, just as much as I did Just Say Yes. There are some spots that brought out the tears, and were tough to get through because of that, but it just made the book that much better, in my opinion. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone that is enjoys sports romances, and is maybe looking for something that is a little different paced than most of what is on the market today. It was a great read, that I thoroughly enjoyed!
Lisa-nh-23 More than 1 year ago
Kinley met Brian six months ago when he came to Alaska for the Stanley Cup tour with two of his teammates. She was out with her best friend Becca when they bumped into them and they all decided to have dinner together. After dinner, Brian asked her if she would go on a date with him before he went back home. Kinley was hesitant about accepting his invitation because she had heard that he was a player and womanizer, but since he was a perfect gentleman during dinner, she agreed to the date. They spent the next week together, keeping their relationship strictly platonic. She was surprised how comfortable she felt with Brian -- it was as if she had known him forever. She was upset when he had to go home for the summer, but she needed to get to know him better before taking their relationship to the next level. Texting and Facetiming would have to do. Brian is a star defenseman for the Indianapolis Eagles hockey team. Beautiful women are always flocking to him, and in the past, he had never said no. He never knew if they truly liked him as a person, or if they were hockey groupies looking for a short term fling that they could tell their friends about. He knows his soulmate is out there somewhere, so he would have to be patient. When he met Kinley, he was immediately attracted to her natural beauty and sexy smile. He was glad she agreed to spend time with him before he had to leave to fulfill his hockey commitments. He desperately wants to have a romantic relationship with her, but he respects Kinley and doesn’t want to make her feel uncomfortable. Brian hasn’t known Kinley long, but she really understands him and if she is truly the one for him, he will wait for her forever. How will Kinley react when she sees Brian again? Will she realize that Brian has changed his ways and give him a chance? Can Brian convince Kinley that their connection is real and that they are meant to be together? I have been patiently waiting for Kinley and Brian’s story and I was not disappointed!! “Scoring The Player” is romantic, emotional and magical. Kinley and Brian had an immediate attraction to each other and I couldn’t wait to experience their journey to love and happiness. Their love is unconditional and as a couple, they overcame any obstacles that got in their way. Samantha Lind has given us a beautiful love story that I know everyone will love as much as I did, and I am looking forward to the next book in the series, “Playing For Keeps.”
Lisa-nh-23 More than 1 year ago
Kinley met Brian six months ago when he came to Alaska for the Stanley Cup tour with two of his teammates. She was out with her best friend Becca when they bumped into them and they all decided to have dinner together. After dinner, Brian asked her if she would go on a date with him before he went back home. Kinley was hesitant about accepting his invitation because she had heard that he was a player and womanizer, but since he was a perfect gentleman during dinner, she agreed to the date. They spent the next week together, keeping their relationship strictly platonic. She was surprised how comfortable she felt with Brian -- it was as if she had known him forever. She was upset when he had to go home for the summer, but she needed to get to know him better before taking their relationship to the next level. Texting and Facetiming would have to do. Brian is a star defenseman for the Indianapolis Eagles hockey team. Beautiful women are always flocking to him, and in the past, he had never said no. He never knew if they truly liked him as a person, or if they were hockey groupies looking for a short term fling that they could tell their friends about. He knows his soulmate is out there somewhere, so he would have to be patient. When he met Kinley, he was immediately attracted to her natural beauty and sexy smile. He was glad she agreed to spend time with him before he had to leave to fulfill his hockey commitments. He desperately wants to have a romantic relationship with her, but he respects Kinley and doesn’t want to make her feel uncomfortable. Brian hasn’t known Kinley long, but she really understands him and if she is truly the one for him, he will wait for her forever. How will Kinley react when she sees Brian again? Will she realize that Brian has changed his ways and give him a chance? Can Brian convince Kinley that their connection is real and that they are meant to be together? I have been patiently waiting for Kinley and Brian’s story and I was not disappointed!! “Scoring The Player” is romantic, emotional and magical. Kinley and Brian had an immediate attraction to each other and I couldn’t wait to experience their journey to love and happiness. Their love is unconditional and as a couple, they overcame any obstacles that got in their way. Samantha Lind has given us a beautiful love story that I know everyone will love as much as I did, and I am looking forward to the next book in the series, “Playing For Keeps.”
ShellyReyn More than 1 year ago
"If we do this, there's no turning back, Kin. You can't push me away again. It will kill me." I absolutely adored this story!! The misunderstood hero meets the strong-willed heroine. The humorous banter, the tension of holding back, the joy of finally giving in, and the feeling of knowing you've found "the one", all the feels are here. Kinley Williams hasn't had the best luck at dating. She's on hiatus. Then she meets Brian Kelly. He's got the reputation of being a player, and more than just on the ice. She's not going to be his "Girl of the Month", but she can't deny the attraction. Determined to keep him in the friend zone because of his womanizing, she finds it more difficult to do the more she gets to know him. Which persona is the facade? Is it the womanizer, or the sensitive good guy she's seeing? How long can she keep him at arm's length when her heart wants to let him in? Brian Kelly has enjoyed the celebrity of being on a winning national hockey team. He's had his share of "puck bunnies" but he's grown tired of it. It's just not holding the same thrill it used to. He's ready to settle down, but he's never sure if a woman is interested in his celebrity and money, or if she's interested in just.....him. Meeting Kinley sparks something in him that he hasn't felt before. He wants her, and for more than just a quick fling. But, due to geographical distance, schedules, and other hurdles, she just wants to be friends. That's ok. He'll wait. But,he'll do his best to convince her that he's worth the chance. When she finally lets him in, and lets her walls down, it's better than he ever imagined. When tragedy strikes and she pushes him away, will he fight for her, or let her go? I love this series so hard!! I can't wait for the next book!