Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Beautiful Player (Beautiful Bastard, #3)” as Want to Read:
Beautiful Player (Beautiful Bastard, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Beautiful Player

(Beautiful Bastard #3)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  59,349 ratings  ·  3,889 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
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Beautiful Player, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Bindi Boo Yes you can! The previous characters drop in for visits, thats it. This book focuses solely on THIS couple. My FAVOURITE book ever!! :)
Gréta K The past 2 books' characters do pop up, but it won't mess with the plot if you skip the first two books. And while it is a love story - boy meets girl…moreThe past 2 books' characters do pop up, but it won't mess with the plot if you skip the first two books. And while it is a love story - boy meets girl bla bla - it's pretty unique. Probably 8?(less)

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.31  · 
Rating details
 ·  59,349 ratings  ·  3,889 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Beautiful Player (Beautiful Bastard, #3)
Apr 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed
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 sche
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{BR with my Lovely Alice}

 photo a1ed62c99305dd6ac1d9e7ed04dcd18a_zpsafbdd4b8.jpg

I had heard from a few friends that this one was their favorite in the series. I didn't think it could be possible after meeting Max Stella in "Beautiful Stranger", because I have a major weakness for British men!! Holy Crap, I LOVED THIS BOOK HARD!!!!!!! I can't stop thinking about it. I fell absolutely head over heels in love with Mr Will Sumner. Get a load of that name!! Even the name is god damn SEXY AS HELL!!!!!

I now understand why my lovely
• Lisa •
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it


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
5 Player Stars.

Hanna decided that she needed to be a little “sexier” and more confident in bed, so she asks for the help of Will, the biggest player and sexy guy she knows. They know each other since childhood and it seems to be the perfect plan. Just have sex, learn, go back o being friends.
Will thought the same, until he realized that their “deal” isn’t working anymore. And how can they player convince the girl that he’s ready to stop the game and having something real?


Wow, this book was an
Pearl Angeli
4.5 Stars!

Oh, Will Sumner, my Will Sumner. Where can I even meet someone like you?


It's been a while since I've read Beautiful Stranger but the feels are still here so when Beautiful Player called my attention the other day, I didn't resist it because I know I'm in for fun, sexy times.

The story begins when Hanna "Ziggy" Bergstrom turned to her childhood crush Will Sumner to ask for his 'guidance' on how to change her somewhat boring life and learn how to go out, have fun, and date guys. She's b
Whitney Atkinson
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

The things I loved about this book were plentiful, but I think it can be summed up by saying the plot in this is actually so fun and relatable, and you don't have to read the first two books in this series to enjoy it. Whereas for the Sweet Filthy Boy series, you should read the books beforehand to know the set-up, this pivots toward a character that hasn't been seen before much, so I think you could read this without reading the others and still really enjoy it, especially because the
Jennifer Kyle
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it

*3.75 ~ 4 Stars*

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

[image error]

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 woma
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Phuong ✯
4.25 stars

I was a bit wary going into Beautiful Player, because of how disastrous the rest of the series is (for me). Knowing from the previous books that the plot is going to revolve around sex, my expectations were low. Therefore I was pleasantly surprised. It’s still sex-related and a good chunk of the book, but at least it has some substance to it, cause Will & Hanna have one of my favorite tropes, the ‘player-teaches-inexperience-girl-how-to-date-and-falls-head-over-heels-for-her-on-the-w
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
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 ve
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
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Christina Lauren Fans, Romance
Recommended to Wendy'sThoughts by: Shurrn
4.5 Playful, Educational, Mindful, Sensual Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
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
I finally got around to listening to this audiobook. It has been sitting in my Audible library for quite some time and I decided to give it a listen during my daily commute. As far as audiobooks go, the narration was great and the story moved along at a nice pace.

Like earlier books in this series, 'Beautiful Player' proved to be feisty and highly entertaining. Will and Hannah were hysterical together. I loved their "anything goes" banter. I also liked that these two had history together, even if
Delirious Disquisitions
May 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: contemporary, humor, adult
DNF at 70%. This book was just crap. Beautiful Player is pure male fantasy drivel passing off for romance. Hanna is such a stereotypical "dumb" smart bombshell with her skinny ass body and her gigantic boobs and proportion rarely seen outside of gaming art or a porno. Her boobs that even after reduction surgery continues to remain ginormous while the rest of her is skinny AF. Oh and she also doesn't know much about sex and has to ask Will to, you know, teach her. *cue the cheesy music*. He obvio ...more
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

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
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
☆4 Stars☆

I didn't think I could love anyone as much as Max Stella, but I do! I LOVED Will. And finally his time for love has come! This was a fun, sexy read with some serious scorching, steamy scenes. If I could base my rating on Will alone then this would be a 4.5-5 stars for me. But I had a few issues with Hanna.

Besides marriage of inconvenience, I love the best friends sister storyline. It's one of my faves. But because of Hanna this story quickly went to one of my least favorite plots which
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, and
Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Without doubt, this was my favourite installment in the "Beautiful Bastard" series thus far. There is no doubt, there is no question, only a true testament.

Where do I even begin?

I guess at the beginning...

Holy hell, Will is a character. A character that I truly enjoyed. One part "player", one part softie, and all parts desirable.

But beyond that, the story was filled with everything a romance story needs. I was hooked line and sinker and didn't put the book down until it was completed. You read
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 - 4.5 ★'s

Everyone, and I mean everyone has told me how much they love Will and it made me really curious about his book. I mean, he's been okay? A little picked on by Max and Bennett...and he seemed fun loving, crazy and definitely girl crazy. And that was totally true...after all, it's called Beautiful Player for a reason.

What I really loved about this book is that Will doesn't even know what hit him! I LOVE when the guy falls hard and the girl is unsure. There's just nothing better!

Will i

I realized I've never written a review for my most favorite Christina Lauren book. I'm a little ashamed of myself. Because anyone who knows me knows of my all consuming OBSESSION WITH WILL FREAKING SUMNER:

“That isn’t just sex,” I told her, sucking along her collarbone. “This feeling that it’s so good it almost hurts? It’s been like this every single time I’ve been inside you, Plum. That’s what it feels like when you do this with someone you’re fucking insane for.”

“I think you’d melt li
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites

** 5++ “Don’t break me, okay?” STARS **

It wasn't just a physical attraction between us. Of course I'd been attracted to women before. But there was something more with Hanna, some chemistry in our blood, something between us that snapped and crackled, that made me always want just a little more than I should take.

She offered her friendship, I wanted her body. She offered her body, I wanted to hijack her thoughts. She offered her thoughts, I wanted HER HEART.


This book was a
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! This was my favorite book of the series so far, so good!
Kim Bailey



The story itself is good, although I felt it was very heavily weighted in sexual encounters & not as much emotional investment as I would have liked. I did enjoy that it was Will who fell head over heels first. What I didn't particularly enjoy was Hannah's ridiculous naive approach to dating. She drove me a bit batty with her "teach me" moments. I'm glad Will found it hot (I guess a lot of men might), but it just didn't really work for me.

It's an audio-book, so the voice actin
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
➳Even after reading it for the second time, I never get tired of the dirty talking Will that Ihave learned to love and admired...

➳Follow Me On:
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Apr 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5 "Smitten" Stars!

 photo f5461c44-1613-488b-9e67-1cea6bf540d6.jpg

 photo 00f99e83-21a3-4dd0-b019-c9b0b398e1b2.jpg

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.

 photo f0280f73-95f9-4dc7-91ef-877856ce564b.jpg

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 b
Monica Murphy
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Was lucky enough to read this early and I....loved it so much. Will is swoony swoon swoon.
 ♥  Barb ♥
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Will stars

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

 photo Will3_zps1602ed6a.png

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'
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hot-and-sexy
5 "Feels Like Home" Stars

The last "Beautiful" man in this fabulous series.

 photo 91b0857c-3295-4f70-9994-b727738bc0ae_zps45a7bc8c.jpg

"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 a
Apr 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

“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 ner
~ Cariad ~
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing

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
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Before Jamaica Lane (On Dublin Street, #3)
  • Bossman
  • Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1)
  • Tangled (Tangled, #1)
  • Egomaniac
  • Rusty Nailed (Cocktail, #2)
  • The Score (Off-Campus, #3)
  • The Mistake (Off-Campus, #2)
  • On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1)
  • Stuck-Up Suit
  • Down London Road (On Dublin Street, #2)
  • Beautiful Mistake
  • The Deal (Off-Campus, #1)
  • Sustained (The Legal Briefs, #2)
  • Pucked (Pucked, #1)
  • RoomHate
  • The Sweetest Oblivion (Made, #1)
  • The Wall of Winnipeg and Me
See similar books…
See top shelves…
Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced seventeen New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 30+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)

We don't respond

Other books in the series

Beautiful Bastard (5 books)
  • Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard, #1)
  • Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful Bastard, #2)
  • Beautiful Secret (Beautiful Bastard, #4)
  • Beautiful (Beautiful Bastard, #5)

Related Articles

  Some people love books. Some people fall in love. And some people love books about falling in love. Every month our team sorts through...
56 likes · 10 comments
“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?” 104 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.”
More quotes…