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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
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ebook, 200 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Brazen) (first published October 20th 2012)
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Keertana
Sep 17, 2012 rated it liked it
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
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Sheryl C. Nash
*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
Sep 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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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 some
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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
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Kayleigh {K-Books}
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
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 ear
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 Abril Sol
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Man, I could never get tired ofJennifer L Armentrout's writing or the game darting trope!
Stacey O'Neale
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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Sarah
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
27/7 - I really liked Bridget and Chad together. I felt her suspicions over his motives for focusing on her were realistic and his straightforward replies that he liked her, wanted her, not the stick-thin models he was known for dating, was fantastic. I loved the ending, it was swoon-worthily romantic and exactly what I'm looking for in a romance of this length.

I just can't see how Alana went from the woman she was in this book (or how she appeared to me) - middle-aged spinster dressed in the mo
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• Lisa •
Dec 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: brazen-addict
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
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Rachael Wade
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing

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.
Lazaros
May 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: erotica fans maybe?
Nice story. Better than the first, actually. It had more suspense. The characters were kind of average, though. It was a fun read though. It's an emotional roller-coaster. But it was short & enjoyable & it was what I need to get myself off of the stress of the exams. ...more
Laci
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
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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!
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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
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Megha Patel
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Okay, so this was was definitely far better than Tempting the Best Man. It was longer and we got to know the characters more. The plot was more intriguing and I was totally invested in it.

Bridget is a total babe. She is comfortable in her own skin, and accepts her curves, she is sweet and so refreshing. And then there is Chad. He is famous and the biggest player. He definitely has ego and is afraid to settle down. Their relationship had all the right chemistry, there were sparks flying everywhe
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Erin
Sep 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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!
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Beth
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Bridget Rodgers was out for a good time when her friend takes her to a private club she encounters Chad Gamble, the pro-ball player. Realizing he is her best friends fiancee's brother, Bridget keeps her knowledge to herself and embarks on a night of passion...in which Bridget makes a door dash, hoping to never see Chad again.

Unfortunately for Bridget their paths do meet again and this time there is no escape.

Top pitcher and all around bad boy, Chad Gamble, is in desperate need of some positive p
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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
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Autumn Review
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review, favorites
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
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Tara Fuller
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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!
Jennifer
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
Dominika
May 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Audiobook

2.5 - 3/5
Luzie
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review may contain SPOILERS!
This was way better than the first book! I wasn't expecting anything great from this book, which is why I was so surprised when I fell in love with it, as I did! Chad was portrayed as the playboy-jokester in the first book, which is why I thought I wouldn't like him as much as I did Chase. In this book though, there was a completely different side to him, I feel like we see his charming and confident side way more often, than the jokester side of him. Bridget is
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Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
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
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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
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Ashley
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review to come.
Vashti
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Why have I not read this author's books before.I loved it.I loved this author's writing style.The characters were great,loved the interactions between H/h ,their scenes together were fantastic.Now have to read the first book in this series as this is the second,and I can hardly wait for the third!Though the hero was portrayed as a ladies man,I really can see an HEA for this couple.Loved the scene when he proposed on bended knee,simply beautiful.
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 :-)
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Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
oh man, I love a book with a fake relationship that turns into more. This book is a continuation of the Gamble Brothers series. Just when I thought I couldn't love one of the brothers more, I was introduced to Chad, and I fell instantly in love with him. I loved him and Bridget together!! Can't wait to see what Chandler is all about now....
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