Thursday, August 13, 2015

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts



I'm pleased to be taking part in the blog tour and giveaway for Lisa Brown Roberts' Playing the Player, coordinated by IFB Tours.  See the book and giveaway details below!!



Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts
Release Date: September 14, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen (Crush)
Genre: Young Adult

The Good Girl Vs. The Player.  Round one begins...

Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she - the most organized, prepared student in school - spend the summer as a nanny and partner with the biggest slacker ever? Now she's ready to tackle nannyhood with her big binder of research and schedules. Just don't ask her about the secret job of "fixing" the bad habits of a certain high school player...

Slade Edmunds prefers easy hook-ups, and Trina is definitely not his type. She's all structure and rules, while Slade wants to just have fun. Fortunately, Trina has no idea about the bet Slade made with his best friend that he can totally get her to unwind by the end of summer...

Then the weirdest thing happens. There's chemistry. A lot of it. But nothing gets between a boy and a girl like a big, fat secret...

This was such a cute and fun book that I just devoured it immediately.  It was a perfect summer read. Nothing too heavy... just good fun and romance.  Sometimes the best type of book, if done well, and Lisa Brown Roberts did it right!

I loved the fact that going into this nanny scenario, both characters are keeping a secret.  Slade has made a bet with his friend that he can't get the uptight and structured Trina to loosen up, and Trina was hired by Slade's mother to be a co-nanny where all her wonderful organization and structure will rub off on her son.  I love that this put them at cross-purposes immediately.  Lots of great conflict here that became so interesting and funny.

I loved both of the characters.  Both had a certain idea about how their job as a nanny would go, and I as a reader made some assumption myself.  It was hysterical how things just didn't work out the way they, or I, thought they would.  Number one because Slade is better at this nanny thing than everyone thought he would be, and the kids were much different than Trina thought they would be.  Some of the scenes with those kids had me laughing my head off.  But I loved how this job brought out their characters and really let you get to know them.

The romance was not instalove, but built slowly, with a little bit of love-hate at the beginning to spice things up.  As I said before, this was a fast-paced story, and I read through it very quickly.  I loved the characters, loved the conflict, and was very satisfied with the romance.  The author did a fantastic job making me love her people.


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About the Author


Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn't recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off her eyebrows
and penciling them in for an entire school year. This and other painful memories inspire her to write books in which girls big on wit and heart earn happy endings with swoony guys...eventually.

Her almost forever home is Colorado, though she occasionally pines for the days when she lived within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Her house is full of books, boys, four-¬legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.





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Giveaway Information

The giveaway is a Nanny Survival Kit (nail polish, lip balm, journal, summer scrapbook stickers, love scrapbook stickers, love quote bookmark) for US winner or a $20 Amazon Gift Card if international. Use the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway!!


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This tour was coordinated by IFB Book Tours

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