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Ransom

(The Player #5)

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Money, power, prestige…reject. Ransom Cox is —The Player.

His whole life, hockey player, Ransom Cox, has watched the people he loves the most reject and leave him. He’s learned it’s better to be on his own. After the scandal of his wife walking out on him right before the championships, citing his bedroom “over” prowess as the reason, he can’t seem to escape the spotlight.
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Kindle Edition, 219 pages
Published May 2nd 2017
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Linda Ketter
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yet another great book from Nana Malone. Yet again another story with an underlying theme.

The theme in this book was about not feeling good enough. Both Ransom and Lexa believed they were not good enough to be loved by anyone. Ransom's father and ex-wife walked out on him destroying his self-worth and making him question anyone's ability to love him. Lexa always picked the wrong guy to get involved with making her question his decision making and worthiness of love. What a pair these two make.

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Patty
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love this series, so glad it was recommended to me! This was a quick listen, Ransom Cox, hockey player comes home to his mother and brings her the beloved cup. He has been burnt by love in the past, and is hesitant to get serious with anyone. He does have his fantasy girl from high school in the back of his mind all the time though, and who should he meet up with? Lexa Carlisle, fired from her job comes back home to lick her wounds and who does she see? This couple is hot from the very start. ...more
Cindy
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ransom is a hockey star! But he's also known for the large size of his....  Um "personal stick" He's been nicknamed "Handsome" Ransom due to his sexy, hot good looks and it stuck with him. Ever since his marriage failed, and his wife writes a tell all story about him, he tends to avoid relationships. Just looking for hookups. He still remembers Lexa, the girl from high school. The girl he fell for, but from a distance. Feeling she'd never want him.

Lexa is a journalist who seems to always choose
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The Book Junkie Reads . . .
I did not think I would find one of the guys that I would love as much as I did Fox or maybe a bit more. This one for me was a total slap-shot. A man lost, confused, reject, unwanted, or so he thought and felt. This one was just warm, intense, deep, sweet, gentle, sexy, exhausting. I loved getting to know Ransom and Lexa as individuals and together as they explored their chance at love together. Both having had the desire to be with the other years earlier but it just did not work out for them t ...more
Jean Marie
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is my first book in this series and by this author and I have to say I really liked it! Ransom Cox just won the Cup in hockey and is on break visiting his mom when he sees Lexa. Lexa is a girl from high school that Ransom had quietly crushed on but never did anything about. A storm hits and Lexa's car ends up sliding into a ditch. Ransom sees this car in a ditch on his way home and helps the person out, not realizing that it's Lexa. He takes her home to wait out the storm but now they're st ...more
Nicole  Henderson
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Props to Nana for giving us a hint that the famous Coulters might have some more family. I just never expected it to come this fast or be so good. Ransom brings the Coulters back down to earth and makes me wonder even more about Gramps and his back story. I liked that unlike the other Coulters, Ransom did not grow up in wealth. I also loved the love story. I would like to know how both of the main characters got their names. They are getting pretty weird in a cute sort of way. Both characters ar ...more
Clotilde Martinez
Feb 03, 2019 rated it liked it
In high school, Ransom Cox had a crush on Lexa Carisle and vice versa. Neither act on it. Years later, Ransom is back home to celebrate winning the cup with his mom. Lexa is also back home after discovering that the guy she was dating is engaged to her boss. Yikes!
Ransom and Lexa run into each other and immediately, there are sparks between the two. Making both Ransom and Lexa to be wary of each other. After all, Lexa's the queen of picking the wrong guys while Ransom had watched the people he c
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Heather andrews
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Lexa, she was sassy and knew how to give Ransom a run for his money, "if I can learn hockey, you can learn Game of Thrones. Besides, you’re lucky. I'm here to give you a full commentary." I liked that Ransom was sometimes thoughtful about what he was going to say, "...how the heck could he explain this? He could hardly say, "Hey, women have been scared off by my ***k, and I'd rather you not run away screaming. So can we take this a little slower until you're begging beneath m ...more
Ea_reader
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle-finished
eh, 2 stars. this was a novella-length entry in a series I haven't read by an author I *may* have read something by. I got it on sale because of the blurb. in a way, it lived up to the blurb, but in another it was a letdown in that it went no deeper than the blurb. it was basically stuck in a house in a storm together sex. which by this point in life, I've read so many things along those lines that I'm looking for a bit more. at least it was a quick easy read.
Barb
Nov 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Good read, writing is on point, enjoyable storyline. This is my first read from Nana Malone, but I'm going to try a few more.
Angela Hurdle
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this author

I’m looking for the other books in this series now. I read this one fast and couldn’t put it down.
Gail
Nov 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF. I just couldn’t! I was hoping for a bit of sensitivity in a story about an issue most people think is a joke. Didn’t get it!
Sherry Vitaniemi
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Omg

There he to be a guy like Random out there. Ladies deserve the ending to this story. One of the best endings I have read.
Adele
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
I honestly couldn’t get past the volume of GoT references that couldn’t be bothered to spell Emelia Clarke’s name correctly.
Felice Foster
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved it!
Laverne Brewster
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it
3.00 stars. An unbelievably bland and unconvincing romance story. Sebastian York and Traci Odom are great narrators, the fault lies with the storyline and the mischaracterization of the protagonists as a loving couple. This story is comparable to drinking lukewarm water on a sweltering summer day following a long walk or run. Lexa Carlisle and Ransom Cox were never friends nor frenemies, just two people who attended the same high school where Ransom was a star athlete and she was a cute girl he ...more
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
I did not think I would find one of the guys that I would love as much as I did Fox or maybe a bit better. This one for me was a total slap-shot. A man lost, confused, reject, unwanted, or so he thought and felt. This one was just warm, intense, deep, sweet, gentle, sexy, exhausting. I loved getting to know Ransom and Lexa as individuals and together as they explored their chance at love together.

This series has a swift, sweet, alluring, intense, impact. Each new story brings something that mus
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Federica Indulti
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I didn't love this book :( it is a good book indeed but it's too much predictable and not credible.

The best part, and I did love that part, was the last few lines when Fox comes out: those lines had so much meaning behind them and left you thinking "now? What's going to happen? It couldn't possibly end like this! "
So I will read the next book of course!

Merged review:

I didn't love this book :( it is a good book indeed but it's too much predictable and not credible.

The best part, and I did love
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Tanya Mayes
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The books in this series just keep getting better. Nana Malone is on fire with this series. This is a hot, sexy read. Ransom and Lexa knew each other in high school the attraction was always there. Neither one of them acted on it too afraid. Fast forward to the present, he's home visiting his mother. I love how much he loves and protects his mother. The way this story was written it just brighten up my day, especially since mother's day is coming up. Ransom rescues Lexa and brings her home. He f ...more
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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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