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(#1 Series #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  893 ratings  ·  127 reviews
Lila Callan had an unconventional upbringing—unavoidable when your mother owns a brothel. But while she’d inherited some of her parents’ ‘wacky and offbeat’, she was also strong, independent and incredibly intelligent. The fact she was tall, beautiful and blond was a bonus she never really cared to exploit. She wasn’t uptight; it’s just that long term was more her thing, w ...more
Published October 26th 2017 by T Gephart
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May 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
Been meaning to read this book since 2017 and 😬.

Ryan and Lila are the respective best friends of the couple in the first book so they’ve known each other since then. Lila is a reporter, and her best friend Tia’s husband is a Hollywood actor, so she comes to LA for two weeks to cover a story and is aware she’ll be seeing Ryan again.


1. She’s overzealous and jumps the gun a lot in the book. Half the time she’s assumes he’s sexting other girls or having causal sex in his free time when h
4 Princess Peach stars!

I was really looking forward to reading Ryan & Lila's book after reading #1 Crush and their story didn't disappoint.

I like Lila quite a bit. She was strong, independent, smart. There were times when I wish that she would have the strength to speak up and tell Ryan exactly how she felt. It would have saved a lot of time and heartache. I love how she really sticks to her morals and as a reporter gets people to trust her with their story.

Ryan had me in stitches. He could tur
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
4.25 Stars

This was much fun! I love it when a new to me author really tickles my fancy! I first read T. Gephart a couple months ago, and was super excited to see what else she had in store. I’m not shocked to learn that I really like her style. Her romances are funny, witty, and so sweet.

Here’s what I loved: The characters are exceptional. The hero in #1 player is to die for sexy! Gah, Ryan is amazing! The heroine, Lila, is my kind of girl! She gorgeous, ambitious, a little snarky, and a great
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's quite a sexy hot pot of a book. Tina creates Ryan York, a sex on legs bidyguard/driver/best friend to Eric Larsen who we met in #1 Crush. And he makes Lila Callan gush like a Hoover Dan in the southern region . This is a definite one handed read for sure !!
Ryan York is Hunky, hit, often shirtless . My kinda man 😍

He was no man. He was some sort of divine being descended from deities, sent to earth for the pleasure of women . Stories would be written and songs sung of his legend, with his sex
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars

#1 Player is a quick read because T. Gephart writing is effortless and amusing.even if it is the second book in the series I've read it as a standalone and I liked it so much that now I'm so curious to also know how Tia and Eric's relationship started.

Lila and Ryan journey is funny,flirtatious and hot.I was so entertained in reading it that I didn't realized the end was fast approaching until I sadly turned the last page.

I'm so glad I still have a lot of this author works to read and enjoy.


Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
4.5 Stars!

T. Gephart played me well this time around.

My cheeks are cracking from smiling too much, I'm halfway to the hospital for broken voice box due to excessive laughing and my parents are checking me into the mental asylum for giggling like a hyena at an ungodly hour (it was 2 am).

The thing with the author, the humor was effortless and it was shown in the banter between Lila and Ryan. I've been rooting for a Ryan fix ever since his appearance in #1 Crush and I had more than what I barga
ARC provided author in exchange for an honest review


Funny, playful, and utterly adorable!!!. T. Gephart is somewhat a new author for me and so when I read the blurb of #1 Player, I knew that I needed to get my hands on this book stat. Boy oh boy, Gephart did not disappoint as she kept me entertained throughout the whole book. Without spoiling the story, I will just say Ryan York will have you swooning and smiling big time. The playfulness and banter is what made this book a fun sexy read. So if
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017reads, arcs
Another cute and entertaining story by T. Gephart. This time it's Lila's story. Now that her BFF Tia is settle with Eric between two coats Lila is bored. Her job isn't her favorite not as hard hitting journalism. But when she gets sent to LA for a story and gets to see her long time crush Ryan it will get interesting.

These two flirted like mad, the innuendo and all that's not new but on the west coast it's ramped up. Suddenly Lila can't seem to resist Ryan's charms even if her is player. Why not
Cheryl Whitty
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This is a really enjoyable read, and I thought Ryan and Lila were cute together. Even though we met the pair in #1 Crush and the couple Eric and Tia from #1 Crush do appear in this book, but it can read as a standalone.
We they first met was instant attraction both deciding to enjoy a sexual relationship while Lila stays in LA for work and while living with Tia and Eric.
This is very hot sexy read, with the chemistry between the two off the charts. They grew
Belly (Books 4 Girls)
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received an ARC in exchange of an honest review.

My review:

First of all, I would like to thank Tina Gephart and the Social Butterfly PR team for this ARC.

I discovered Tina’s stories recently with Train Wreck. I don’t have read #1 Crush, the previous book on the series but it didn’t disturb my reading. This one is a real standalone, I don’t feel like I missed something…

This romantic comedy is about Lila and Ryan, Tia’s and Eric’s bests friends (#1 Crush c
Pelusa Rivera
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this after I had read #1 Muse, which I loved so much so that I purchased all of the books in this series, I mean how could you not, they are hilarious. I was actually upset at first because I couldn't believe that prior to #1Muse I had never read her. I felt betrayed that all of this time and I was missing hours upon hours of non stop entertainment, but let me tell I quickly remedied that, I will not miss another book from her! Grab a copy and as always Enjoy!
Annette Brignac
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Another wonderfully fun read from T Gephart! I loved Ryan and Lila's story. Lila's strength and stubbornness is balanced well with Ryan's playful nature. One of my favorite things about this author is that she can definitely bring the humor. I laughed quite a bit through this one. I absolutely recommend this book!!!
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I honestly didn’t know this book was even a thought or in the works for that matter. But I was so glad it was. We've seen these two in the first book of what is now a series, #1 Crush. It is a book I absolutely fell in love with. I loved the characters and the amount of crazy in it. And while they got their happily ever after, this book isn’t about them. Its about the two best friends that we have only seen glimpses of.

I was so excited when I heard that Lila and Ryan were getting a book. H
Vanessa (nessreads)
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
*ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*

4.5 "Ryan York is some kind of wonderful" Stars!!!

OMFG this book had me cackling like a hyena. You know exactly what you're getting yourself into when you pick up a rom com by T. Gephart. This book brought the funny as much as it brought the sweet and sexy. And boy did it bring the sexxxxxxy. A storyline that flowed seamlessly. Likable characters that just brought a smile to your face. #1 Player was a delicious piece of devils food cake with
Lynsey A
2.5 - No Angst, Incredibly Predictable, Inner Conflict - Stars

I had such high hopes for this book. I really enjoyed books 3 and 1 which I read previous to this one, respectively. They were both funny, hot, and a bit of angst. This book had two of those things going for it. It was a bit funny and hot but it lacked angst and really any conflict except internal. Seriously, this book could've been shorter (not that it was long) but a great deal shorter if Lila had just allowed Ryan to talk and not a
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This is a funny, light read that has all the right moves. Lila and Ryan flirt, tease and steam their way through the novel right to the end.

Ryan is the man with the looks and personality to make it big in Hollywood. He has earnt the reputation of being a player. Like Lila, I was wary of Ryan at first. Could he really be a nice guy or is it all a play to get in Lila's pants?

Lila is a lead you can't help but love. She is strong, self-assured, sassy and flirtatious. I loved her confidence, but I a
Sarah V
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was truly lucky to receive a paperback ARC copy of #1 Player and I freaking loved it!!! Ryan is sooo loveable. Super witty and smart with his remarks but completely adorable and the perfect amount of cocky. Lila was a great heroine of the story, I really enjoyed her and she was just as quick with the come backs. Their chemistry is HAWT!!! I basically smiled the whole reading it! Love your work T. Gephart!
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Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wowza! This was a fantastic read. My first by T. Gephart so I wasn't totally sure what to expect. #1 Player is LOADED with fun, flirty banter, witty lead characters and plenty of heat between the sheets.

Lila is my kinda chick. She's confident, beautiful and SUPER smart. She's worked hard to get where she is in life. She doesn't apologize for her successes and goes after what she wants. And she ACTUALLY knows what she wants - how refreshing!! Lila is fun, spunky, but she has her insecurities like
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!!!

#1 Player by Tina Gephart is not as ridiculously hilarious as #1 Crush, but I still enjoyed it!

I have been looking forward to getting to know Ryan York ever since I read about him in No. 1 Crush. He didn’t disappoint at all because his comedic timing is on point that had me chuckling the most. He’s not as crazy as I expected but still very entertaining. And it’s undeniable that there’s something charismatic and magnetic about him!

I will admit that I got to know Lila more than Ryan
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-wishlist
#1 Player brings the two best friends from #1 Crush into the spotlight. although #1 Player can be read as a standalone it will make you desperate for Tia and Eric's story.

Lila had a very unconventional upbringing that while it hasn't left any emotional scars it has shaped her view of relationships especially those of a casual nature. Which is the main reason she hasn't pursued anything with the delectable Ryan. As well as the distance between hometowns and the fact that their best friends a
Reckless Readers
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of my absolutely favorite authors! She takes ordinary characters and makes them exceptional! The main thing that stands out in her writing is the extremely, strong female characters!
Lila is a journalist for the New York Times. She has a huge man crush on the bodyguard that follows her best friend, Tia and her boyfriend, Eric around.
Ryan is a huge flirt. It is hard to tell his emotions at times, whether he is actually wanting to be with her long term or for fun.
When the banter heats up with
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ryan York! 😍

This is a great follow up to the first book. Lila is the bestie to Tia from #1 Crush, as is Ryan to Eric. They had some great banter in that book so it was inevitable that they needed their own full length story.

This novel had me riding all the waves with them. I was giggling, snorting and even had major tears! I loved the growth that both of them had throw out the book and how their affections crept up on them both. Now I need to read more in this series as I’m enjoying getting to
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story was just so cute and I loved it and I don´t even know what to say.
Ryan is like the best guy ever and I was such a fan of him.
The banter between him and Lila was everything and made me smile so much.
It also had a really good reading flow and I enjoyed reading it so much that I didn´t even realize how fast I´ve read it.
The writing makes it super easy to get into the book and you can relate to the characters so easily.
This is just a fun and quick read that makes you smile a lot and also
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lila is the normal(meaning the exact opposite of) bff of Tia, with a good chip on her shoulder. She is the grounded one. Meanwhile Ryan is the bff of Eric, the one who always guide and look after Eric so that she wont get into troubles/controversy. Ryan is the boy next door type who always joke about things but his heart is always on his sleeves. Figures this two will get their own story, they have some miscommunication along the way but eventually they were able to figure that they are right to ...more
May 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, funny
#1 Player was quite boring because most of the time I felt annoyed with Lila.
Her salivating after Ryan's hot body and everything was not funny but something I sighed and rolled my eyes constantly. The story was not as fun as #Crush and the plot was lackluster, the whole thing was just not that funny. Overall it was ok in term of writing but It should include Ryan's pov and since it didn't it was down another star.
D.L. Gallie
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Once again another great light hearted funny read from T. Lila was a hoot in #1 Crush and she brought it home in #1 Player. Ryan was just as smooth and sexy as he was in book 1.
It was great to be reunited with Tia and all her quirks and wackiness; and who can forget Eric **sigh**
This series is so much fun. I really enjoy the banter and humor. This author has me hooked!
Luisa Rivas
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
After reading #1 Crush, I was expecting another crazy book, but Lila turned out to be more conventional than Tia. Even though her mother is the Madam in a Gentlemen’s Club in Las Vegas, she seems pretty normal. The only effect you can observe from her upbringing is that she doesn’t do one-night stands. She always ends up attached, so she will only do relations. For that reason, she’s been on a drought of many months because boyfriend material is hard to find in New York. Lila works for the New Y ...more
3.5 Stars

I must say that I love Ryan, the H in this book. He was the perfect BFF who is sexy, flirty, funny, and sweet. The chemistry between him and Lila was off the charts! I really enjoyed their interactions and their banter. But I will also say there were times that Lila annoyed me. Though I understand her reluctance about talking about herself and her family, I got to a point where I thought "Hello! Just freaking tell him! Talk to him!" And when she finally did, it wasn't even clear. Dammit
A sweet, sexy and scorching romantic comedy that will pull on all your heartstrings...

Holy mother of everything that is sexy and delicious this book is EVERYTHING! Ok, so I'm not one to fawn over chirpy rom coms, but #1 Player had me all sorts of gushing and falling over myself. Ryan— freaking all mighty, sexy, swoony, salivating, perfection —York had me from the off. I don't know how Tina Gephart does it, but she has a knack for writing THE PERFECT man. Nah, scrap that, this woman writes GODS.
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T Gephart is a USA Today and International bestselling author from Melbourne, Australia.

With an approach to life that is somewhat unconventional, she prefers to fly by the seat of her pants rather than adhere to some rigid roadmap.

Her lack of "plan" has resulted in a rather interesting and eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history.

She'd tell

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