Beautiful Player - Christina Lauren

Beautiful Player

By Christina Lauren

  • Release Date: 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 915 Ratings


In the third book in the Beautiful Bastard series, an agreement between a venture capitalist and a bookish woman quickly becomes a very NSFW version of My Fair Lady.

A bombshell bookworm. A chronic Casanova. And a lesson in chemistry too scandalous for school.

When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she’s determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother’s gorgeous best friend, Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy?

Will takes risks for a living, but he’s skeptical about this challenge of Hanna’s…until the wild night his innocently seductive pupil tempts him into bed- and teaches him a thing or two about being with a woman he can’t forget. Now that Hanna’s discovered the power of her own sex appeal, it’s up to Will to prove he’s the only man she’ll ever need.


  • Boring!

    By Reese 45
    Not worth reading. Waste of money. Not recommending this one.
  • My absolute FAVORITE of the series!!

    By Meg @Reading Books Like a Boss
    Review originally posted on Reading Books Like a Boss I had so much fun reading this book! I needed a break from emotional books this week, so I decided to jump into a Christina Lauren book. I haven't read the other books in the Beautiful Bastard series yet, but I really enjoyed this one. Beautiful Player has the right blend of scorching hot sexy times and sweet emotional connection. I knew nothing about this book before I picked it up other than so many people love this installment of the series. It didn't take long for me to be completely sucked in. Why, you ask? Well it's a brother's best friend type of story. I love that trope and this one was really well done! I loved Will and Hanna. Hanna Bergstrom is twenty-four and completely married to her graduate school job in the lab. Her father and brother stage a small intervention to push her to get out and live a little, do things that normal twenty-somethings do. Her brother, Jensen, recommends that she reach out to his friend Will Sumner, the subject of Hanna's teenage dreams. Seven years older than Hanna, Will had been in a different place in life when he'd lived with Hanna's family during her teen years. But now, Hanna is at an age where they could be friends...or maybe more. Following her family's advice, Hanna reaches out to Will and enlists his help to learn how to date and pick up guys. But before long, the man known for being a player is the one who's falling hard. “Hanna, I don't know if I've ever wanted something more than I want you.” I LOVED watching these two fall in love. And I loved that Will, the player of the two of them, was the one who fell so hard first. Normally, in the player storyline, it's the hero who puts the stops on the relationship, but here Hanna is the one throwing Will for a loop. “It wasn't just a physical attraction between us. Of course I'd been attracted to women before. But there was something more with Hanna, some chemistry in our blood, something between us that snapped and crackled, that made me always want just a little more than I should take. She offered her friendship, I wanted her body. She offered her body, I wanted to hijack her thoughts. She offered her thoughts, I wanted her heart” Will was a very sweet guy (I love sweet guys) and so incredibly patient with the mixed signals Hanna was giving him. He'd always seen Ziggy, his family's nickname for her, as Jensen's little sister. As he gets to know this adult version of her, the more he realizes he likes her, like likes her likes her. His Tuesday and Saturday sexual appointments are no longer a priority for him as Hanna takes root in his brain. And the sex scenes were so freaking hot! There was a lot of sexy times, but there were also a lot of Will and Hanna just spending time together. Since the reader got a lot of Hanna and Will time outside the bedroom, the number of sex scenes wasn't irritating to me. They were full of emotions and done very tastefully. Will and Hanna are so good together! What didn't love so much was Hanna's exaggerated lack of sexual knowledge. She repeatedly mentioned that she didn't know how to do something or didn't know how to put a condom on. I didn't mind her lack of knowledge but repetition and exaggerated naiveté was a little distracting and could have been tamed down. All in all, this was the perfect book for me at the time I read it. I will be reading the other books in the series too! I want to know about Max and Sarah and Chloe and Bennett. 4 stars
  • Yes please

    By Christy Faucheux
    LOVED this book. Just reread it for the 6th time.
  • OMG!!!!

    By Steffanik
    I love these books. Keep them coming. Please!!
  • Must read!

    By Jennya115
    This is by far my favorite Christina Lauren book, it contains characters with great chemistry that makes it hard to not get sucked into the book immediately. The story line is fantastic and you fall in love with the characters right away. I think their romance is very realistic and therefor you love Will and Hanna that much more. I would close to see the story line continued in another book. I have re-read this one countless times and still don't get tired of it.

    By Gowens1090
    Loved loved loved this book!! I am really hard to impress.... I was so impressed!!!:)
  • 😴😴👎

    By purongpinay
    I like Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger..hands up on romance and sex..but I am really disappointed on Beautiful is lame and story is👎...I just scrolled all the way just to be done with it..Im expecting a lot because Bastard is good then came Stranger which is really really good then came Player and its eehh..Love the Authors though..
  • Beautiful Player

    By BookFet
    I loved Will! And the beginning of this book was sexy fun, leading into an even sexier story. New girl in town meets up with a (supposed) player and thinks after the fun is done, she’ll move on to her new life and forget about Will. Will, however, has other things in mind! Even though there was depth into the story/plot, I didn’t feel stressed out or bogged down while reading it. So it’s a fantastic offering for after-work-debunk situations.
  • Best one yet!!!

    By Dirtybut
    Loved it! Love reading books where the main characters haven't been abused, raped, on drugs, etc. not all depressing and whiny. Happy fun loving book

    By GokceSara
    I read all the "beautiful" books!! And this is BY FAR MY FAVORITE ONE!! I can relate to Hanna in so many ways! For sure will like a follow up on these two!! Christina Lauren you guys are super talented!!