Playing the Player
Lisa Brown Roberts
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"From the great cover to the intriguing synopsis, Lisa Brown Roberts brings a whole new twist to your typical good girl vs player type-of-story." -Jackie, Jackie's Book World
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...
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a straight/gay BFF bromance, an irresistibly kissable bad boy, a good girl who wants to be kissed, some epic babysitting fails, and the occasional f-bomb.
Who is being played?
Trina and Slade know one another from school. Now she is assigned to him for a summer job project. His mom wants to teach him responsibility and show his father he is growing up.
Trina also knows that Slade is a player. He is known for never being seen with the same girl twice. She knows she is not his type so she is trying not to get any of those ideas...
Slade cannot believe how easy the money is with his new job. Too bad he has a partner in this. She is kind of wound tight and he is hoping he can make it through the summer without having to quit.
Trina has found right away that Slade is not only smart, but his charm with the girls goes a long way with this nanny gig. He has already been helpful, the kids love his ideas, and he is really trying to do the job well.
Slade is finding himself attracted to the brainy girl. Trina has so much more than a brain and he cannot stop thinking about her. Even when they are not working together. Can this be more between them?
I loved this story! I thought the characters were very fun and easy to read. They came across very full of life and the banter was really good. Good clean book with a great storyline.
***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley.com and it publisher for review purposes only.
Sweet, adorable read
An amazing YA story!
Trina and Slade are nannying for best friends over the summer. These two couldn't be more opposite. Trina plans everything and carries an organized binder with her everywhere she goes. Slade is the laid back popular guy who's looking for a good time.
These two couldn't stand each other in the beginning of the story. Slade hadn't always been the nicest to Trina over the time they've known each other and Trina doesn't think much of him. Over the course of the summer, Trina and Slade learn from each other and develop a friendship. But can their relationship survive when secrets are revealed?
This was an awesome YA story. The characters were well-developed and I found myself laughing at some of the situations they found themselves in with the kids over the summer. This was my first book by this author but it definitely won't be the last!
- Level: Grades 7-13
- Category: Romance
- Published: Sep 14, 2015
- Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 323 Pages
- Language: English