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(The Player #3)

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Money, power, prestige…freedom. Echo Coulter is—The Player.

You are a Coulter. You will be perfect. That’s what Echo has been told every day of her life. As the only girl in the Coulter clan, she knows it’s her job to be the glue of the family. But with the Olympics looming, the last thing she wants is to follow the rules. She wants to break free, and she knows just the gu
Kindle Edition, 379 pages
Published March 20th 2017 by Sankofa Girl
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The price of freedom was higher than the price of love. Echo Coulter has longed for freedom for so long she just don’t know what it taste like. Will freedom be worth the cost of losing the love she found along the way? The time came for her dreams to come true or was this yet another illusion?

Echo was the rock of the family. The glue. The string that tied it all together. He was hired to make sure that she didn’t stray from the path chosen for her. Echo and Cole had that burning passion and scor
Margaret Watkins
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A well written, young adult romance, dealing with issues created by an autocratic patriarchal grandfather. Echo typifies most women's inability to say "no", resulting in the type of stress we are all familiar with. Just when Echo thinks she is reaching out for her dreams, they are snatched away by family responsibility. In addition, her well-meaning family make arrangements for her to be coached to ensure she makes it to the Olympics, on the assumption that what they want is what she wants as we ...more
Linda Ketter
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was surprised with this book. Echo has always been the good girl. She takes care of her brothers, does what is asked of her and never complains about any of it (except for maybe a little venting to Jen but that's what friends are for). She is finally going to realize her dream, but in a brief conversation that dream is shattered. Now part of that is her own fault for not standing up for herself, but the bulk of it is on her parents and gramps for assuming what her dreams were and not actually ...more
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is my third Coulters book. I enjoyed Dax more than Bryce and I must say I liked Echo. it was nice to have a female athlete's story.
Echo is the only female in a world of males who excel at what they do. She has always been the buffer between her parents and the boys, shielding them from things that come up. Her parents put a lot of pressure on her and she has accepted it up to this point. She does not want to go to the Olympics but rather go to design school. However, her family does not kno
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Echo was the rock of the family. The glue. The string that tied it all together. He was hired to make sure that she didn’t stray from the path chosen for her. Echo and Cole had that burning passion and scorching chemistry. Neither knew the meaning of selfish. They both sacrificed so much. It was time they started to think of themselves. Take a little something for themselves. I loved Echo. She was great before. Now, this was her story and she had so much more going on. I found Cole to be her com ...more
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Enjoyed the fact that this was a different type of sports-oriented, rich girl-poor boy story. This is the first story I've read from Nana Malone.

Echo's character seemed very real-life to me, up to a point. Trying to please everyone, putting her parents needs ahead of her own, etc., was very believable.

Cole had been burned badly by a rich girl who chose the rich girl lifestyle over him. Understand that he's got a chip on his shoulder.

But some other aspects of the story? Just a little too unbeli
Dawn Myers
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book Echo: The Player is my favorite book so far. Echo is the only girl in a family of four boys. Her family takes advantage of her, but she also does not stand up for herself. Cole has issues with rich families. When Cole is hired to be her running coach the sparks fly. This is the journey of two people, learning about themselves. Echo learning to stand up for herself. Cole learning that all rich families are not the same. Now that doesn't mean some of the Coulter family doesn't li ...more
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Only girl. Middle child. The dependable one. Echo could go on and on. She fell into the role naturally. She managed her brothers, protected them when they needed it, made sure the parents didn't have to. She was the one they went to. Now, that she finally had her own dreams worked out, they needed her again. Oh, they were going to reward her--the way they wanted. Did they ever stop to think that maybe she had her own plans?

Cole couldn't believe the offer. The money would ease his worry about pa
Margaret McGovern
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars This is an excellent contemporary billionaire/sports romance. Echo Coulter has four brothers who all seem to excel. I've had the pleasure of reading Dad and Bryce's stories. Echo's parents and siblings tend to rely on her which is overwhelming. No one in her family asks what she wants. Cole has a chance to coach an Olympic contender but his first meeting with Echo is something neither will forget. There are many issues as guard Olympic contender, a Coulter and female that Echo has to d ...more
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
The sister's story! Echo is surrounded by successful males and just goes with the flow. Cole is a little bitter about being injured & forced to train others for a living instead of being able run competitively himself. Both of these character have a little growing pains that they need to get over and when they come to terms with that they become stronger and relationship ready even though they started out on opposite sides of the track. Very inspiring & at times nerve-wracking but entert ...more
Alex Jo
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
In this book, we meet Echo that has all the problems of her family on her shoulders who are forcing her to do things that she doesn’t want to do denying her real dream just because they are rich. On the other hand, we meet Cole who was hired to be Echo’s running coach has a lot of hate for rich people because of everything that happened in his past but as soon as he gets to know Echo he will discover how different from her family soon enough!” I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery. ...more
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Like the two first books in this series, I loved reading the interactions between Echo and Cole.

Echo is such a sweet and good person, it was good to see her evolve, gain confidence.
I wanted to murder Rory, put some sense into Cole...

I really lived the story with the characters and recommend this book, like Bryce and Dax.

I'm looking forward the other books !

I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review.
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Have it in paperback. Heroine is Echo.
What happens when your born into a family of super star athletes and you don’t want to be one . What happens when your grandfather was in a marathon and the family has you picked for the olympics and you have another career in mind

Grab this and find out how Echo handled all the obstacles
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is good reading. The storyline is well-written and flows smoothly and the characters are so realistic and relatable that the reader is captivated. I voluntarily read an ARC and this is my honest review.
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thought Cole and Echo were great together. They did hit their fair share of bumps in the road, but they worked them out successfully.

Cole and Echo helped each other achieve their professional, personal, and romantic goals. Rest assured, you will get a few hot, sexy scenes while reading this one.

One of the best (non sexy) moments in the book was the party scene between Echo and her family. Gramps has always been a piece of work, from the first book to the third. I can't envision a time that I
Tanya Mayes
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is book #3 of The Players series and the only girl Echo. Each book in the series just keeps getting better. She finally did something for herself. During a night out fake ame and all it was love at first sight. A burning attraction that couldn't be denied. Enter Cole, Mr. hot and sexy. One night of guilty pleasure was she wanted. But unknowingly to her this man is her new track coach. When the two meet again it's fireworks in more than one way. This was a awesome and fun read . I felt like ...more
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Echo been the only daughter in the Coulter family carries a lot of pressure, even more than her siblings. She wants to reach her dreams but she is forced to keep secrets from her brothers and give up design school, in order to please her parents. One nigth she wants to be another person and she mets a very interesting guy. Turns out Cole is her new coach, but either of them know it. They have to work together to achieve their dreams, Cole been a coach and Echo getting ready for the Olympic Games ...more
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Echo. Unfortunately no where near as much as Dax!!! Don't get me wrong Echo was a very good read I just liked Dax better. Maybe because Dax was a football book. Or maybe I prefer a male perspective (who knows). Echo was definitely worth the time. I am just starting to really like sports romances and I am loving this series. Another good read by Nana Malone!!
Nicole  Henderson
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It seems that the more I learn about the Coulters, the more I love them. This book is centered on Dax's twin sister, Echo. I absolutely loved Echo. A girl coming into her own and learning how to be a woman. This book is reminiscent of the Stilettos series. If you loved that series, you will love this one
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Nana's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin. It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.


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