Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
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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, with zero interest in one-night stands.
Until she met Ryan York and then she isn’t so sure.
Blindingly good looking.
Infectious sense of humor.
And charm for days.
Ryan York was movie star material.
Except that he wasn’t.
He’d turned his back on the idea of hitting the big time, more content with being Eric Larsson’s—his best friend who was a movie star—right-hand man. Despite his laid-back persona, he was a guy who could get stuff done. And women lined up to be done by Ryan. He did not have a problem with that. Not. At. All.
Except his magical panty dropping powers didn’t seem to extend to the lovely Lila. And she wasn’t sure if she was going to teach the #1 player a new game, or find one herself.
One way or another, they were both getting naked.
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#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 goodbye to them, but the Epilogue was a great consolation prize!
Lila Callan grew up in Las Vegas in an unusual household. Her father worked in law enforcement, he was now a retired Sheriff, and her mother was a very successful brothel owner. This was not something that she liked to talk about or many people knew. As open as her mother was about sex, Lila, while not a prude, was more of a relationship gal.
She now lives in NYC and works for The New York Times in the arts section. What she really longs for are sharp, in-depth editorial pieces. At twenty-eight, Lila’s bored with the little she’s had to work with and longs for assignments that can show off her intelligence, something involving politics, for example. When her editor gives her an assignment, covering a major Hollywood charity gala, it’s a win-win piece. Lola can stay with her best friend, Tia Monroe, who happened to live with Eric Larsson, a hot and successful movie star. Oh, and he has a friend, Ryan York, who Lola may or may not have a huge crush on. The very handsome, sexy and flirty Ryan. Who doesn’t do relationships.
Ryan works for Eric, as his bodyguard/driver/a little of everything. He lives on the property so he’ll be seeing a lot of Lola while she’s in Hollywood. And when he offers to introduce Lola to some A-listers, people she can interview, for an investigation piece she’s thinking of writing, they can’t deny the attraction for each other.
“We had to stay friends.
No matter what happened after—non-predictably, me going home and this, whatever this is ending—we had to still be friends.
I wanted him in my life more than I wanted him in my bed, and I desperately didn’t want to lose what we had. What we’d always seemed to have, even before we slept together the first time.”
For someone who’s so smart and prides herself on being able to dig deep, for a story, Lola can really be blind, not seeing or being aware of what’s in front of her. I loved her quirky ways, her insecurities were so endearing. I loved Ryan; he was so incredibly sweet and at the same time a very sexy, Alpha male. This Player is #1 in my book!
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