I loved Beautiful Bastard, I loved Beautiful Stranger, but I really didn't know love until I read Beautiful Player. This has to be the best book in the series thus far! Will Sumner really knows how to woo a lady, but he doesn't know how to win a woman's heart.
His friends have dubbed him a player, and although he has skills he doesn't want to use them on his best friend's younger sister Hanna. Hanna has been in love with Will since she first met him as a teenager. He is everything she's ever wanted in a man, but she knows he gets around.
Christina Lauren has done a beautiful job of creating an unlikely hero in Will Sumner. He isn't the type of man that settles down and wants to be with one woman, but that all changes when his best friend asks him to show his sister Hanna around town. She is usually too busy with her work to get out and socialize.
I wasn't sure if I wanted Hanna to be taught by Will especially because she had been in love with him for so long. Their courtship and romance was believable and beautiful. I cannot wait to read this book again.
It isn't necessary to read the entire series before reading Beautiful Player, but you do get a feel for the other characters by reading the series in order. Anyone who loves a good romance, plus a healthy heap of steamy scenes, will enjoy Beautiful Player. This should be at the top of your reading list! A must read!
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.
When Hanna “Ziggy” Bergstrom moves to New York City for graduate school, Will Sumner thinks his responsibilities to his best friend’s nerdy little sister will be limited to the occasional dinner and check-in. Little does he know that Ziggy is ready to break out of her bookworm academic shell and move more into bombshell territory. Of course she figures the gorgeous womanizing venture capitalist Will is the best person to help mentor her in this new field of study: dating.
Will takes on the challenge with more than a healthy dose of skepticism and humor, but soon finds that Ziggy just needed a tiny push, not a world of change, to reveal a woman every man seems to notice. Soon “Ziggy” is gone and the unfiltered, innocently seductive Hanna Bergstrom is hijacking his dreams, his moods, and even his orderly no-strings-attached dating life—beginning the night his mentoring activities move between the sheets.