Genre: Romance


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.


I decided to read Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren because I saw it ranked high on the Top Romances of 2014 List on Goodreads. Given the many votes, I was ready to be swept away.

Hanna, is a total nerd. She’s been spending her days in the laboratory instead of having a social life. So her brother enlists the help of his Best friend Will, who is supposed to check in on Hanna and make sure that she has a social life. Yes, this is one of those fall-in-love-with-the-brother’s-best-friend tropes, which I normally don’t like that much. But at the same time, it’s also one of the friends-to-lovers plots, which I happen to really really like.

The friendship is genuine, and I like how they gradually develop feelings for each other, which eventually makes for really hot sex. I love the dialogue between Will and Hanna. There is some humor. Will is such a player and Hanna is also endearing. What I do not like is all the uncertainty about the status of their relationship, whether it’s casual or exclusive and how it’s hurting them both inside. I just feel that it dragged a bit too much.

Overall, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice romantic read.

Rating: 4 Stars

Links: Goodreads | Amazon