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This bad boy is about to get played…
After getting her heart broken by a player again, Whitney Porter is done with men. She’s focusing on her future career and her first assignment at the college newspaper: Posing as a sports writer for an exposé on the extra perks jocks receive. But Hudson Decker, the bad boy of the hockey team, is about to test her resolve. To keep herself from breaking her no-sex rule with the temptingly tattooed athlete, she decides to use him for a side project: Anatomy of a Player, to help Whitney—and women everywhere—spot a player, learn what makes him tick, and how to avoid falling for one.
With his life spiraling out of control, Hudson Decker’s looking for a distraction. When his teammates bet him that he can’t land the gorgeous but prickly new reporter, he accepts the challenge, boasting he’ll have her in bed by the end of the semester. But Whitney is so much more than Hudson expected, and soon enough, he’s in too deep. The last thing he needs is another complication, but staying away isn’t an option. One thing’s for certain: this girl totally throws him off his game.
ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
"I realized that when you love someone, you show up when they need you, because you need them right back."
Where do I even start with how amazing and enjoying this read was? I loved it!!! It reminded me a bit of The Friend Zone (Gam... ...more
Surely, most of you remember that late 90's teen movie She's all that starring Freddy Prince Jr. and Rachel Leigh Cook? And you probably know How to lose a guy in 10 days starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson? This book is basically a mixture of those two, only set in college.
Whitney, an a... ...more
Really enjoyable story about a college hockey player, Hudson Decker (gorgeous name don't you think?) who is a one and done kind of guy, never letting anyone close and Whitney, a girl who has had one too many disappointments in love and has sworn off men.
But fate has a funny way of working and wh... ...more
I really enjoyed this sweet and fun romance. Whitney is an aspiring journalist who is writing an expose on student athletes receiving preferential treatment. She just had her heart broken again and knows that her playdar is broken (her ability to spot a player.) When she starts reporting on th... ...more
This is a college romance, another in the Taking Shots series by this author. In this story the leading lady is determined give bad boy sporty males a wide berth after a series of decidedly detrimental experiences with players. The leading man, however, is the epitome of a player – a... ...more
3 1/2 stars
When the girl who's tired of being played meets the best player on the college hockey team, he tires and she says no. Well that wouldn't be a good story but it is how these two meet. Oh course it's not the end of the story. Whitney dons the frumpy look and takes the sports reporter job... ...more
I loved the first book in this series, so I could not wait to start this one ... but I was a bit disappointed.
First of all, I really hoped to see more of Lyla and Beck but that is ok. we got to see a bit of these two and I loved it.
the pacing dragged a bit in the first quarter and I had a hard ti... ...more
So much love for Anatomy of a Player!
Anatomy of a Player was sweet, fun and romantic read.
I loved Whitney and Hudson together, they both made me laugh & swoon, you just can't help but love them.
They had a great connection and their chemistry was off the charts! They were truly perfect... ...more
I loved the first book. Now I love this one even more. This story is a great example of how parents can mess with their child's self-esteem which pretty much messes with all their future relationships. But Hudson and Whitney prove that if you realize the mess you're in, half the battle is won, an... ...more
This sweet and sexy new adult romance is the story of Whitney, a young woman determined to get serious about her life and her future and Hudson, a hockey bad boy. Whitney’s been fooled by one too many players, and she’s done with them all – to the tune of deciding to write an expose for the colle... ...more
Whitney Porter has been played one too many times. After her most recent heartbreak, she decides she’s done with men and sets her sights on her career as a journalist. When the only job she can get is as a sports writer, she decides to take the opportunity to launch her career and get a little re... ...more
I loved Cindi Madsen’s Anatomy of a Player. This contemporary new adult sports romance takes place at Boston College. Journalism major Whitney Porter swears off dating after once again being dumped by a player. She decides to focus on her career. She gets a job as a sports writer for her school n... ...more
First I like to say that Cindi Madsen has become one of my got to authors. I truly enjoy her books. I can’t remember reading a book by her that I didn’t like.
That being said, if there is a chance to read her book I will jump at it and I was super stocked, that I got this book for review as well.
LOVED it!! It's a fun, sexy, feel good story that had me amused and entertained throughout. Whitney and her inner dialogue were hilarious. She's tired of getting mixed up with players that end up cheating on her. Being the determined journalist she is, she's determined to write an expose' to help... ...more
That ending! **SWOON**
Full review to come soon! ...more
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Anatomy of a Player by Cindi Madsen, is the second book in the new adult Taking Shots series, but it can be read as a standalone novel. The first book in the series was Getting Lucky Number Seven. I really e... ...more
Rosalie's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Whitney Porter is a college student that one main goal: to be a journalist. After falling for a player AGAIN, she decides it’s high time that she buckle down and focus on becoming the star writer she has always wanted to be. Even when going... ...more
Now some of you might be thinking "not another new adult hockey novel," or "not another new adult novel of a player guy finding the one," or whatever. And you would actually be right that this novel has nothing new to say in the plot or topics brought up honestly. The plot itself could be one of... ...more
This was a really fun read.
I loved both Whitney and Hudson and their time together.
We start with Whitney writing a story for the newspaper centered on the privileges sports players get inside college. Yeah, it seemed really unfair at times, more when a few not so legal things turn out in the cour... ...more
I just can't resist a romance novel featuring hot hockey players. It's just not possible. Now add in the fact that it's really well written and touches on topics regarding athletes that can get people riled up, along with a HUGE amount of sexual tension for the majority of the story, and this one... ...more
I really enjoyed this book. I can definitely relate to Whitney, who seems to want to stay away from guys because of always seeming to find the players. Her roommate is now in a relationship and she is happy for her, but at the same time doesn't want to be around it all the time.
After Whitney swe... ...more
Oye do I love reading and hockey and when they are mixed it's even better. Hudson Decker is a hockey player for Boston College. He's not great at school but hockey means everything to him. He's also a player and what's worse is the girls make it easy for him to be so then get mad when he doesn't... ...more
This is a story of Whitney, an aspiring reporter, and Hudson, a hockey player.
When given a career changing opportunity to write an expose about college-athletes, Whitney will do everything in her power to deliver. Even if that means getting close with Hudson, a player in every sense, in and out... ...more