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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  663 ratings  ·  104 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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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
Reviewed on behalf of Book,
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
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
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
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
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!!!
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pretty good.
Love & Lavender Book Review
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
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story was just so cute and I loved it and I dont 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 didnt even realize how fast Ive 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 lau
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**
Sophie Sosweetysocrazy
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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!
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.
Elizabeth Horbaczek
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

I didn't get the read the first book in this series, but this second book in the series was pretty great. I absolutely loved the characters, how they were more of a family unit and it was about their whole story. Lila and Ryan were a great couple. I loved that they were friends first and got to know things about each other in this book first. They didn't just fall into a sexual relationship and everything else followed. Ryan wanted to know about Lila's life. Not just star in it. When he i
Dora Ruiz Davalos Books and Tequila Blog
4.5 stars
#1 Player is the second book in the #1 Series. This Rom-Com can be read as a Standalone; both characters appear in the first book. This is Ryan and Lila’s story and you’re in for a treat! The story is told from Lila’s POV and although the dialogue between Lila and Ryan is funny and sweet, it’s what’s in Lila’s head that had me laughing out loud. So loud, that I was shushed at one point, by my husband. How rude of him! I actually broke out in a happy dance at the end, I was sad to say go
Great romantic comedy that is a bit of a friends-to-lovers story, at least for me. Ryan and Lila have developed a friendship because their best friends are dating, and there has always been sexual innuendo and flirting between the two, but it’s complicated. Ryan lives on the West Coast and works with his best friend, Eric, who happens to be famous movie star. Lila lives on the East Coast as a journalist who is hoping to be taken seriously by her boss. She only gets to see him when she flies out ...more
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
Not as funny as the first book, but definitely as sweet. I really enjoyed Lila and Ryan's story. And don't get me wrong, there were some hilarious, laugh-out-loud moments. But Lila isn't as nuts as her BFF, Tia.

I can't say too much for fear of giving everything away and it definitely would if I even started talking about what I liked about the relationship between the two of them. Let's just say, I got why they were both guarded to an extent and I totally felt Lila's angst about caring for some
Brandy Roberts
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed #1 player this would be my first story by T . Gephart , I haven't read #1 crush but plan to because the couple from it are mentioned in this one and they seemed likable . This book had a lot of funny , sexy , angry , and sad moments so that was a definite plus because I love books that are going to make me feel . The witty banter between Lila and Ryan is hilarious it's just their brand of foreplay at times and when the heroine finally gave into the far to tempting Ryan lets just ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

My typical MO is to let a book marinate before writing a review but when you read something that touches deep in you, you feel the need to scream from the rooftops about it. And no doubt #1 Player is going on my top reads for this year.

There are books and series that just stick with you and never ever leave, throwing themselves into forever re-reads for when you are in a funk or need familiar... this is one of those. T. Gephart isn't new to me by any means but this #1 series is her BEST
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