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Tempting the Player (Gamble Brothers #2)

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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

He's a player on and off the field...

Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with…and...more
ebook, 200 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Brazen) (first published October 20th 2012)
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Keertana
Rating: 3.5 Stars

I'll admit it: Tempting the Player was far better than J. Lynn's first foray into the world of adult fiction, Tempting the Best Man, but it wasn't quite enough to rock my boat. In their entirety, Lynn's novels are entertaining... and that's about it. Which is precisely why I pick them up when I need to get my mind off of a few serious issues and simply relax, but really, I can't award these books any more than 3 Stars because I just like them. I don't love them like I did On Du...more
Sheryl
*AIEEEEEEEE* I swear these Gamble brothers know how to drive a woman crazy/insane with lust!!!

LOVED the story and CANNOT WAIT for the last Gamble brother to fall ....
Claire Robinson
3.5 - "Guys like him didn't date girls like her." Stars!

Tempting the Player is written in J. Lynn’s usual style, an easy
going ‘comfort’ read, with likeable characters, and a simple to follow plot.

Chad definitely has a degree in dirty talking, and I liked Bridget’s quirkiness, she reminded me of Molly Ringwald at the height of her fame in the 80’s.



”I want you bad. Right now. Against the wall. On my bed. The floor and maybe in the bathroom later. I have a shower stall and a Jacuzzi we could put t...more
Stacey O'Neale
The sequel to Tempting the Best Man does not disappoint. There is so much to love about this book it's hard to really pin-point where to begin.

The premise of this book is so fun. In the public eye, Chad is this bad boy player, but in reality, most of that is fiction. He's told he needs to clean up his image to get the contract extension he wants. The way this goes down is comical, but I don't want to say too much because I don't want to spoil anything.

Here's what you need to know...Chad is a hot...more
Lisa Jayne
Addicted from the get go, this book had me at 'chapter one'.
I love how we get the POV from both leading characters. Chad the playboy handsome sportsman and loveable insecure Bridget.
This book had me melting from their first encounter. I was excited to read this book after thoroughly enjoying the authors first in the series and it most definitely did not disappoint.

I definitely am not one to resist bad boy turning good with sassy gorgeous good girl, this book kept me entertained from beginning t...more
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.5 Stars

“There isn’t a ‘but’ in this.” He cupped her cheek, tilting her head back. When he spoke, his lips brushed hers. “I want you. Bad. Right now. Against the wall. On my bed. The floor and maybe in the bathroom later. I have a shower stall and a Jacuzzi we could put to really good use. I know you’d like it.”

Well hello there, Chad Gamble. It’s a pleasure to meet you. Oh, Jennifer Armentrout…umm…err…I mean Ms. J. Lynn, you never cease to amaze me. Each time this author comes out with somethi...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Love Green
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: Smoking
Thumbs Up: 4.5
Overall: By far better than the first book
Characters: Solid
Plot: A crazy ride that end in love, love, love
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Absolutely
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Chad

SUMMARY (55 words or less)

Okay, I knew Chad was my guy in the first book and he lived up to my expectations. This book had a lot of twist I thought I could predict and would be wrong. This is an easy read with just enough angst, sex, dr...more
Rachael Wade

Oh, Lordy. Just when I thought I loved Maddie and Chase, Bridget and Chad came and stole their thunder.

Compared to Chase in Tempting the Best Man, I think Chad beat Chase on the sexy scale...big time. He's possessive and intense, whereas Chase was more playful. I fell even more in love with the Gamble brothers this time around, and I can't wait for the third book in the series.

If you want to relax with a fun, easy, steamy read, this is the series for you.
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Tempting the Player Review on K-Books

"I want to be worthy of you."

Oh. My. Holy. Hawtness. There are no words to describe how incredible amazing and HAWT this book is. It is not surprise to anyone how much I adore Jennifer L Armentrout, no matter what she writes, YA or Adult, Paranormal or Contemporary I am without a doubt going to love it. And Tempting the Player was definitely no different. I absolutely adored the previous Gamble Brother book Tempting the Best Man and thought no way on earth c...more
Catarina
This was the second book of the Gamble Brothers and believe me, they are a hell of a brothers!

This one is the story of Bridget (Madison’s friend and assistant) and Chad, the middle brother.
Chad is a great baseball player with an even greater problem: he has a playboy reputation and the club it’s not happy with him. So her publicist (after a hot date between those two that the paparazzi catch) decides that the best solution is for them to pretend being a couple for a month.
But you know what th...more
Laci "Sammy's Bitch"
I've been in a bit of a book funk lately, not fully satisfied from my choices. It was all this one's to short, this one's to long, this one has no sex, this one has to much sex. Yada Yada. But this one, this one is just RIGHT!!!! I loved it. All of it. Every single thing about it. I could not get enough and I definitely couldn't put this down. What great characters, I adore both Chad and Bridget, both strong and smartassed. This is the 8th book I've read from this author, and I'm so over the top...more
Kara
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Chad the sexy hometown baseball player and all around womanizer... Bridget the history girl with a mysterious past. You can bet the tension is alive and well in this one! ESR (easy sexy romantic) all the way... and you know I love my ESR books!
Erin
Is there anything Jennifer Armentrout can't spin into pure delectable greatness??!! I absolutely love this series, and she's once again proven that you can't keep her boxed into the "YA supernatural" label! This one gets a very happy 4.5 stars from me!!

Player is Chad's story, and I have to say I just loved him from the start the very same way I did Chase! There's just something about these Gamble brothers, they are too hot for words and make you melt like a chocolate fudge bar in the summer sun!...more
Jane Stewart
2 ½ stars. While reading I felt like good things were going to happen, but then I kept getting let down.

I rounded to 3 stars, because I didn’t wish it would be over.

The main plot was watching a relationship develop - with conflicts occurring and being resolved - which is good. But the conflicts were my problem. They are attracted to each other and both want sex. There are three sex scenes which are started with one person being pleasured, then all of a sudden Bridget calls a halt and leaves. Eac...more
Autumn Review
Well, well, well. I knew J. Lynn had it in her. Don't get me wrong, I really liked Tempting the Best Man, but this one blew my panties right off! I simply did not want this story to end. I could have taken Chad ALL DAY LONG!

Bridget was awesome. I loved that she wasn't phased (that much) by Chad's celebrity. She wouldn't let him get away with pulling crap either. I really felt like she was the perfect fit for him.

Chad. I think I could write on sonnet on Chad. It could be because I have a slight...more
Lorraine.Hates.Cliffhanger.Endings!
Loved this story, yes it was predictable but what the heck I am a glutton for the Lust, Misunderstanding leading to Hate/Lust scenario.

Have marked Tempting the Bodyguard as a must read :-)
Tara Fuller
I was a huge fam of TEMPTING THE BEST MAN,so when I heard there would be a book featuring another Gamble brother, I was thrilled. And TEMPTING THE PLAYER did not dissapoint! J. Lynn knows how to burn up the pages and I loved seeing Chad's progression from bad boy to bad boy with a sweet center. Loved this book!
Angie's Dreamy Reads
4 Stars

I loved it! Great addition to the series. Chad was way hotter than Chase. It was sweet, steamy and fun. A nice quick read too :) Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I felt the ending was to abrupt.
Janey
Another great addition to the Gamble brother series, and I must say Chad was very pleasing on my eye!

We met Bridget Rogers in #1, as she is Maddie Daniels's assistant. She reluctantly enters the Leather and Lace club, with her friend on a mission to have fun and let their hair down. Working for Maddie, and knowing the Gamble brothers' reputation, Bridget spots Chad Gamble at the bar, and before too long, major flirting ensues.

Chad Gamble is a respected player on the field, but his off field anti...more
Elii Vela
La historia de amor entre Chad y Bridget es la cosa mas dulcemente romántica y sexy que he leído en estas últimas semanas.

Ellos se conocen en un antro donde se reúnen personas que gustan un poco de BDSM. Ella desde luego que no sabía ni qué onda con ese lugar, fue allí con una amiga. Chad de inmediato se siente atraído por ella y logra llevársela a su casa. Nuestra divertida y excéntrica Brid reconoce al jugador de inmediato, porque ¿quién no conoce a los hermanos Gamble en ese pueblo? y por si...more
Cocktails and Books
4.5 stars.

Phew! I thought youngest brother, Chase, was hot in Tempting the Best Man. He has nothing on older brother Chad!

Chad Gamble may be a super star pitcher for the Nationals, but his off the field antics have the team screaming "foul" and demanding he clean up his act. While he tries to abide by his new contract he meets up with the one woman he hasn't been able to stop thinking about, Bridget Rodgers. But when the paparazzi catch them in a not so innocent embrace, blackmail and a fake rel...more
Joy (joyous reads)
Public Relations nightmare Chad Gamble is on the brink of losing his contract with the Nationals. Between his drinking antics and his womanizing prowess, the only thing that could save him now is to show the media, the public and his team that he could change. Enter Bridget – the unsuspecting bystander blackmailed to help Chad clean up his act. Bribery and blackmail. This is not going to end well. But heck, the road to hell is paved with…steamy base plays and a series of grand slams [wink, wink,...more
Once Upon
I know it's crazy to give books a 5 but this book deserves it just like Tempting the Best Man. I loved this second book from this author. I hope that she will be writing a third one to go with the last brother of the Gambles. I just couldn't put this book down just like the first one. It was a page turner from the very first page to the last page of the book. It shows women that no matter what you look like you can always score that hot hunk that you see at a baseball game, bar, or grocery store...more
Nicole
So it seems like I'll never be able to get enough from the fabulous JLA. I swear she can write the phone book and I would read every word nonstop because that's how addicting I find her writing to be! And while I prefer her YA books to her adult ones, simply because that is my usual genre, Tempting the Player was a fantastic read.

I already knew I would love this one because:
1) JLA wrote it
2) It's about a sexy Gamble brother and
3) He's a baseball player!! My all time favorite sport!!

While the sp...more
Allyssa
Sigh. J.Lynn, always impresses me. Everything, I love it all.

We have our pro baseball player, who is godlike. He is beautiful and a total player. He has girls just dangling to him.

Well when he meets Bridget, things are going to change, possibly.

Bridget isn't a model or a celebrity nope, she has student loans she is barely managing to pay. A curvy figure and red hair. She has her own version of fashion and it's bright and eccentric.

Suddenly when she is coming apart in Chad's bedroom she gets co...more
Linda Sims
LOVE THIS BAD BOY


Chad Gamble is the star pitcher for the Nationals. With a reputation as a womaniser, the team management hire a publicist to make him tone down his image. Recent articles and photos of Chad with numerous women, are hurting his teams image.

Bridget Rogers met Chad at a nightclub, Leather and Lace that her best friend Shell had managed to get two invites for. Bridget is a curvy redhead, not the usual type Chad has on his arm. But when he spots Bridget in the nightclub, he's totally...more
Capri
Tempting the player starts out great with sexy chemistry between Chad and Bridget in the bar. Could not turn my Kindle fast enough to see how Chad was going to do in the bedroom. It starts off sexy and for sure fan-yourself-moments.

Slowly, he pulled his hand free and stepped back. With his eyes locked onto hers, he brought his finger to his mouth and sucked off her arousal.

But then it goes down hill after that. Bridget and her insecurities, notices his phone has gotten a text from what looks lik...more
Jaime Arkin
J. Lynn, better known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is at it again with Tempting the Player. The Gamble Brothers is her adult series and let me just say that I'm in love with these brothers.

In Tempting the Player we meet Chad Gamble... he's the star pitcher for the Nationals but he finds himself needing an image overhaul. He's the bad boy player on the team and in order to stay where he is, he is forced to clean up his act or move on and away from the team he loves, the city he loves, and his fami...more
Brooke
So, J. Lynn has done it again. HOLY HAWT HECK this book grabbed me right from the beginning and took me on the roller coaster ride that is the life of any Gamble brother! This installment of The Gamble Brothers was much more erotic and sensual than the first one, I have to say. It definitely left me squirming a la Fifty Shades of Grey. And, boy, was I not expecting that.

Blurb from Goodreads:
Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And righ...more
Caitlin Peterson
3.5 Stars

I loved both Chad and Bridget in this book. Chad is a professional baseball player and is a bit of a bad boy with an ego big enough to fill the stadium he plays in. If there is one thing JLA does well, it’s her bad boys. Chad’s sexiness oozes through the pages, and I couldn’t help but love him despite his faults. Bridget is quirky and off-the-wall weird (at least her clothes are anyway), but it somehow works for her. She isn’t Chad’s typical style, being tall and curvaceous instead of m...more
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A pseudonym for Jennifer L. Armentrout.

http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/why...

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

More about J. Lynn...
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