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Beautiful Player (Beautiful Bastard #3)

4.43 of 5 stars 4.43  ·  rating details  ·  24,531 ratings  ·  1,982 reviews
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 eve
Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published October 29th 2013 by Gallery Books (first published 2013)
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Bindi Venugopalan Yes you can! The previous characters drop in for visits, thats it. This book focuses solely on THIS couple. My FAVOURITE book ever!! :)

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5 Panty Soaking Stars!

We’ve met the bastard.
We’ve met the stranger.
We’ve met the ladies that love them.
But now it’s time.
Time to meet Will, the Beautiful Player.

These books just seem to get better and better, I thought I no one would ever beat the man that tore panties and hoarded them for his own perverted collection. But then came Max, a beautiful Brit with a fetish for fucking in public places and sexy photos. And now we have Will, the man that refuses to be tied down. The man that schedul
Lisa Jayne


Hello readers, welcome to 'Beautiful player' a story of falling in love, friends to more and I can't stop thinking about getting you into bed. Yes this author duo has released yet another sexy, romantic novel and I'm happy to say I'm left asking for more. Here are my 'Beautiful player' book thoughts ...

What's it all about?
Hanna Bergstrom is as studious and focused as a student can be, she loves her life and doesn't feel the need to delve into a social world around her when she has
Jennifer Kyle

*3.75 ~ 4 Stars*

”Seeing her face was – strangely – like being home again, but also like meeting a beautiful girl for the first time.”


It’s finally happened Will Sumner, the player has fell head over heels in love! All of his friends are having a lot of fun with it. Will’s childhood friend, Jensen asks him to coax his sister Hanna out of the labs of Columbia University and start living life. It’s been years since Will has seen Hanna and this time he sees her as the beautiful woman she has grown i
4.5 Sweet and Sexy Stars

Like always I am late to this party. I read about the Stranger and the Bastard, but someone missed reading about the Player. Ms. Lauren’s writing is always extremely hot and entertaining. Through in a “brother’s best friend” type story and I am SOLD! I love these types of books. These books give the sneaking around/forbidden love and usually a happy ending for the girl or guy who always had a childhood crush.

In Beautiful Player, we meet Hanna, or Ziggy as her family like
Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤

I absolutely loved this book!!It was so funny and hot!Exactly what I need it!I loved reading every page of this book *sigh* and definitely I will read the others books of this series :) Hannah and Will was perfectly matched!!!There was a lot of playfulness and very funny moments!!AMAZING!!!

I love in books when the bad boy in the end goes to be the good one and this is what happened in this book! Will is a family friend who is a player.He doesn't like relationships and he has so man
4.5 Surprise the Hell Out of Me Stars

What are you wearing?
We were meeting for breakfast in a half an hour and maybe he was worried I would show up looking, as he liked to say, like a graduate student hobo.
I looked down at the towel around my otherwise naked chest and typed,
Black jeans, yellow top, blue sweater.
No, Ziggy. I mean *insert innuendo* WHAT ARE YOU WEARING.
Now I was really confused.
I don't get it, I typed.
I'm sexting you.
I paused, looked down at the phone for a few more minutes befor
J *I did it all for the nookie.The book nookie*
4.5 Stars!

I LOVE all of my beautiful boys!!! Even that bastard Bennett!

And while my beautiful stranger Max remains my favorite beautiful boy (I think it's because he's British)

“Ben,” Max said, leaning back in his chair with a giant grin. “It’s finally happened.”
I groaned, resting my head on my hand.
“You got your period?” Bennett asked. “Congratulations.”
“No, you twat,” Max said, laughing. “I’m talking about Will. He’s gone arse over tits for a girl.” beautiful player Will comes in a very
The Beautiful Bastard Series rolls on with another fabulous romance. Will Sumner proves he can rise to the swoon-worthy ranks of Bennet Ryan & Max Stella…

“...You guys are like the Hot Men’s Club of Manhattan."
The story of Will and Ziggy is sweet and scorching hot. This series never holds back on the sexy times, and Will quickly establishes that he is an experienced and capable lover of women… He's a tattooed, boob loving, dirty talking, deep thinking, highly educated, slightly perverted, a
Dec 22, 2013 Wendy'sThoughts rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Wendy'sThoughts by: Shurrn
4.5 Playful, Educational, Mindful, Sensual Stars * * * * */*

I have been reading the Beautiful Bastard series with my Buddy, Shurrn. Through this experience I have stumbled into the fantasy land of Bennett learning to love Chloe. I then met the wonderful Max and watched with fascination his courtship of Sara.

In Beautiful Player, it is Will’s turn to be under the microscope. His journey is a very special one because although he will be asked to be the teacher, he will end up learning from his stu
Monica Murphy
Was lucky enough to read this early and I....loved it so much. Will is swoony swoon swoon.

“In the end one loves one’s desire and not what is desired.”

I LOVE THIS SERIES! I have read and loved every book! This one is no exception.

Beautiful Player is about Hanna and Will. We meet Will briefly in Beautiful Bombshell when the guys are in Vegas for Bennett’s bachelor party. He is successful, smart and handsome “player”- lives by his own rules and doesn’t want to commit to a serious relationship. early morning he receives a phone call from his best friend’s nerdy
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 "Feels Like Home" Stars

The last "Beautiful" man in this fabulous series.

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"You're a mysterious man, Player Will."

Will is the last holdout amongst his friends, Max and Bennett, to need love. Oh he has sex, sex without strings and he is happy for it to stay that way. He is organized and a scheduler. What more can he need. He's 31 yrs old and is happy with his life. One day his old college roommate asks a favor, to meet his little sister and help her "get out" in the city. She is a scientist and
 ♥  Barb ♥
4.5 Will stars

"I want your help to learn....How to date. Teach me the rules."

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This is the third book in the Beautiful Bastard series and is about Will and Hanna. Will is Max's business partner and Hanna is Will's best friend's little sister. They haven't seen each other in a few years and Hanna is now finished with college and decides to give Will a call. They meet up for a run....and they become great friends. Hanna is not experienced with sex at all and asks Will for help. Of course he's up f
5 "Smitten" Stars!

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Hanna Bergstrom aka Ziggy/Plum is a 24 yr. old woman in grad school for biomedical engineering. She has moved to New York, and is living in her parents Manhattan apartment. She has sort of been an awkward geek most of her life. She doesn't have many friends, and spends most of her time in the lab.

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Hanna is the youngest of 5 kids. Her older brother Jensen has always been overprotective and tried to micromanage her life. Hanna's dad and brother come to visit, and her brother is
TORI ~Break Me~Own Me~Love Me~

The gang is all here! What I enjoyed most about these books is the banter between all the characters. Max, you are still my favorite! *kisses*

Anyway...this book was hottt!!

Will was...

But Hanna was...

I mean it's not that I didn't like Hanna. She was likable to an extent, but talk about an over-thinker! My goodness woman. Analyze much! I know she's a scientist, but ugh! Sometimes she got on my nerves a little.

But back to Will...

Yummy. Yummy. Yummy.

I recommend it. Hot reading.

Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

If you haven't read any of the Beautiful series yet, then you're in for a treat! I don't know what kept me from reading this one, but whatever the reason, it was wrong!
I'm going to make quick recap (ahaha as if!) of what's going on in this one as I think it's safe to say almost everyone has read it by now.

Each Beautiful book is centered around a couple falling in love, we met, Ryan Bennet and Chloe Mills in BASTARD , Max Stella and Sara Dillon in STRANGER , and we
~ Cariad ~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews

This book is ridiculously good! I couldn't put it down and lost hours of sleep devouring it!

I never thought I'd say this, but I think Beautiful Player might have topped Beautiful Bastard for me!
(I did not even think that was possible considering how much I loved BB!)

Hot, hot, hot, sexy and paced at the perfect speed this story was amazing!

I absolutely loved both Will and Hanna.

How beautiful was it when Will wrote
onto her hip with pen... then said that he hoped he co
Manda *Just Bitch*
Seriously?! I'm kinda shocked at how much I loved this. The entire story was either lol or hot as hell. So for me? Freakin PERFECT:)).
Claire Robinson
If you liked Bennett and Max, you are going to love Will. Best book of the series so far IMO.
Oh MY! *fans self* You know, it's extremely hard to pick a favorite when it comes to the Beautiful men. There's Bennett, with his Bastard-like nature, who could dampen your panties from clear across the room with just one nasty comment, Max of the wonderful accent who will gladly help you with your fantasies - and take loads of pictures!, and now, William *swoon*. Will is part geek, part manwhore, and somehow, that that just works for him!

The thing I love about Will, is that he isn't afraid to o
4.5 stars

"All that is rare for the rare."

Another great addition to the Beautiful Bastard series... I loved and adored Max Stella and now Will Sumner is now my new favorite. What's not to love about Will.. he's smart, witty, and naughty! As for Hanna aka Ziggy, she was awesome! I just love her! She is definitely my favorite out of all the female characters. She's smart, beautiful and has no verbal filter. Got to love a girl who isn't afraid of showing how intelligent she is and speaks her mind
Oh good lord, what can I say? This was...

I would dare say that this was the best book of the series.

She's absolutely awesome. Funny, honest, intelligent, outspoken, beautiful, sincere I LOVE HER! I understand perfectly why he fell in love with her (I could do it too)

And Will... god, well he's perfect, so handsome, hot and smart. Every Will's POV is amazing, that friendship is hilarious, the chemistry between them... gosh! So hot...

"Actually, yeah. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted someone so much I
Michele ~ la Smoocherina
I loved this book soooo much! It made me laugh, it made me squirm. Any book that can be as funny as it is hot, wins
Best book of 2013! for me!

You could even read this book as a standalone.

This story was so hot, and so funny, my words would only dilute it.

This series is great!

Recommended read!
Megan -  BedroomBookworms
I wanted to give this story more stars. I really did, I promise. Maybe it's because I had my hopes set too high for it that it just couldn't deliver?

There are things I liked, but mostly there were things that just over time as I read gnawed on me until I had to keep lowering the stars.

I liked that Hanna wasn't a sex goddess and super cute, but of course she's still ridiculously skinny bla bla bla.

I loved the relationship between the three boys. The scenes of them together really cinched it fo

Again William Sumner, You did it again. This is my 2nd time reading Beautiful Player and I loved this book even more! You haven't read it? WHAT? Then you are missing an absolutely Hot/Nerd/Player.

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From all the "Beautiful Series" Men, Will stole my heart from the beginning. Yeah he had me at hello! Why? Oh geez, let me think: He has Tattoos. Went to college and he is very intelligent. His nerd side shows up every now and then and he's not afraid of that. He talks dirty. He is funny and sexy. And
Jacqueline's Reads
4.5 Playful Stars

I want to jump for joy on this adorable and pleasurable read

This series has been an up and down roller coaster for me and I’m so HAPPY it gets better with each book.

Hannah is a twenty-four year old science geek who doesn’t have the best experience with sex. Will is Hannah’s brother’s best friend from childhood. They haven’t seen each other in years, but Hannah decides to catch up with Will again for old time sake. Hannah is no longer the young, little sister Will is use to seei
5+++ Stars!! Ohhhh Emmmm FREAKIN' Geeeeee! Beautiful Player is INCREDIBLE! One of my new Favourite books!!!

I am very lucky to have received an early copy of Beautiful Player. I will admit this hasn't been one of my favourite series and I was a little hesitant to start Beautiful Player but I'm so glad I didn't!! Beautiful Bastard just wasn't for me at all but I did enjoy Beautiful Bitch and Beautiful Bombshell. I still need to read Beautiful Player as I wasn't aware of it before I read the novel
What happens when you’re 31 years old and have always been “the player” and suddenly you find that title back firing in your face?

When Hanna’s older brother thinks that his 24-year-old sister should party more and study less or at the very least learn to balance the two he tells her to call his best friend and the well-known player Will.

Hanna first met Will when she was only 12 and he was 19, so she grew up watching and hearing stories of what a player Will is. Now she knows if she is going to h
Wendy ⏃: ✦●•CCBH Blogger•●✦
I fell in love with William Sumner in 'Beautiful Bombshell' & now after reading 'Beautiful Player' my love for him grew.

A story of falling in love with your crush. A story of falling in love with your best friend.

Will & Hanna have known one another for years. Will has never seen Hanna as anything but his best friend's little sister, so you can imagine his shock when he truly sees Hanna for the first time as this beautiful, sexy, outspoken, smart woman & not as a geeky, teenage, 'best
Ava ~ BiblioBelles
"Ziggy was Jensen’s sister. Ziggy was the kid I never knew. Hanna was this uninhibited, self-possessed woman in front of me who I was pretty sure was going to effectively wreck my world."

It was finally time for the elusive Will Sumner to have his turn and I wasn’t too sure how I would like his book. Up to this point, I have been a diehard Bennett fan but throw in the presence of Ziggy and I seen Will in a completely new light. Beautiful Player has just taken the crown for best book of the ser
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“I like it when you ask me to come!” he called after me. “I can’t wait to come tonight, Ziggy! Should I come around eight? Or do you want me to come around ten? Maybe I’ll come both times?” 59 likes
“Ben,” Max said, leaning back in his chair with a giant grin. “It’s finally happened.”
I groaned, resting my head on my hand.
“You got your period?” Bennett asked. “Congratulations.”
“No, you twat,” Max said, laughing. “I’m talking about Will. He’s gone arse over tits for a girl.”
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