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Peek Inside Catching the Player

When Kassidy Thomas decided to stop hiding behind her past, and start living, she didn’t quite bet on that start including her singing a horrible song in front of the handsomest bachelor in the NFL, Wyatt Hamilton. She also didn’t think he’d then ask her out on a date, but turns out when you’re actually living life…crazy things happen.

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When Kassidy Thomas decided to stop hiding behind her past, and start living, she didn’t quite bet on that start including her singing a horrible song in front of the handsomest bachelor in the NFL, Wyatt Hamilton. She also didn’t think he’d then ask her out on a date, but turns out when you’re actually living life…crazy things happen.

Wyatt is a player in every sense of the word. Married to the game, he has no interest in relationships, love, or even second nights with the same woman. But from the moment the girl-next-door beauty Kassidy knocks on his door to deliver a singing telegram, nothing goes as planned. He can’t stop thinking about her, and he keeps showing up on her doorstep for more, even though he knows he shouldn’t. Because as hard as she is to resist, falling for her could cost him everything.

Each book in the Hamilton Family series is STANDALONE.
* The CEO's Seduction
* Romancing the Bachelor
* Catching the Player


“This was a great read!  Full of humor, sexy times, and a wonderful romance.” –Nette H., Goodreads

“This story is charming and funny and I’m looking forward to reading more in the series!” –Marcia K., Goodreads

“From start to finish this is a highly entertaining romantic comedy, a great story to put a smile on your face and have you laughing out loud at some of the scenarios so vividly portrayed in this wonderful romance.” –Elaine, Splashes Into Books

“I really love Diane Alberts as an author, and each time she has a new book out I just can’t wait to get my hands on it! She never disappoints her readers.  She delivers everything you could want in a romance book and more. If you’re after a fantastic book then this book is for you!” –Melinda S., NetGalley

A delightfully charming story!” –Gabriella N., NetGalley

“Really enjoyed this book.  It was a quick, sweet read!!” –Kat T., Goodreads

“I can’t remember the last time I read a book and smiled through the entire thing! I feel compelled to go back and read the rest of the Hamilton Family series.” –N. Jackson, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640633605
Series: Hamilton Family, Book 3
Release Date: Oct 9, 2017
Page Count: 218
Imprint: indulgence
Genre: contemporary, sports romance
Tropes: accidental pregnancy, bad boy/bachelor/playboy reformed, bet/dare/wager, one night stand

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By Liz October 10, 2017

Catching the Player by Diane Alberts was a fun sports romance that will grab you from the start. The quiet and serious girl and one of NFLs hottest bachelors, what can go wrong?

Kassidy Thomas is tired of hiding and not living life to its fullest. So she decides she is going to start living. What sh ...more

By Tami September 03, 2017


This was a good rom com. She's a wallflower that works with flowers, he's a player that plays with balls. Nice sports romance.

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

By Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews October 09, 2017

4.5 stars

I was totally enchanted with Catching The Player. Diane Alberts wrote a delightful story that all started with a bet and a singing telegram and ended with love.

Kassidy was an interesting character. She was burned once by love and never got her self-esteem back. When Wyatt Hamilton asks her ...more

By Elaine October 08, 2017

From start to finish this is a highly entertaining romantic comedy, a great story to put a smile on your face and have you laughing out loud at some of the scenarios so vividly portrayed in this wonderful romance.

Kassidy works in her family’s florist business as the accountant. She’s just decided s ...more

By Mommaleena October 15, 2017

Catching the Player by Diane Alberts
• Living Life to its Fullest
Sometimes we don't realize the something holding us back from living isn't what we assumed it was... It's actually ourselves.... But can we let go and actually live life to its fullest? That's what Kassidy and Wyatt have to figure out ...more

By Bette October 03, 2017

This was a great read! Full of humor, sexy times, and a wonderful romance. From the opening scene to the HEA it was completely entertaining. It has some wonderful characters and great writing. Kassidy is a flower arranging accountant being held back by her past. Wyatt is a commitment phobe devoted t ...more

By Coral January 03, 2018

Plot: 4/5
Characterisation: 3/5
Prose: 3/5
How much I enjoyed it: 4/5
Rating are rough estimation. Read this in December but didn't remember much. ...more

By Irene October 21, 2017

3.5 stars ...more

By Valeen November 12, 2017

Catching the Player is the 3rd sexy entry in the Hamilton Family series. I had been wanting to know more about Wyatt since Brett and Anna's story (The CEO's Seduction) and Catching the Player did not disappoint.

Kassidy has decided to live her life free of her overanalysis and overthinking ways. When ...more

By Jolie October 09, 2017

I started off Catching The Player loving it. The way Kassidy and Wyatt meet and hook up was perfect. But, by the time the middle of the book rolled around, I was bored and annoyed by the main characters and the plot. I do not like it when I become bored with a book. I don’t like it, even more, when ...more

By Bec October 16, 2017

Making a bet with her brother was a bad idea, even though it leads to her singing horribly to NFL's most handsomest bachelor, Wyatt Hamilton. However, never did she imagine Wyatt would ask her out just when she's decided to start living again instead of hiding behind her past because of what her ex ...more

By Diane'sBookReflections October 09, 2017

An Advanced Reader Copy was generously provided via NetGalley by the author in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Stars

Let me start out by saying, I really love the Hamilton Family. They’re smart, educated, had a good family life, each sibling driven to success; they just have their individual issue ...more

By Marsha November 04, 2017

Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

If you love sports romances then Catching the Player is just right for you – if on the other hand you’re more into a touch of humor with your romantic mix then again this one is for you. It’s a win all around with a romance that touches on so many parts of life and deliv ...more

By Jennifer October 09, 2017

Kassidy Thomas lost a bet that Wyatt Hamilton, star quarterback wouldn't heal in time to play and win a game. So she had to wear a Tinkerbell costume and deliver a sing-o-gram. Only Kassidy can't sing. When she discovers who's on the other side of the doors, she confronts Wyatt telling him she lost ...more

By Kym October 06, 2017

3.5 stars

Fun premise of the girl-next-door meets the NFL quarterback.

Kassidy meets Wyatt in the most awkward situation; delivering a singing telegram at his door. She is an awful singer and is embarrassed when she sees who the recipient is. She's a huge football fan and recognizes Wyatt immediately ...more

By Arlena October 20, 2017

Title Catching The Player
Author: Diane Alberts
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Series: Hamilton Family #3
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Four

"Catching The Player" by Diane Alberts

My Thoughts...

When it is all said and done this novel will definitely have you laughing out loud at some hilar ...more

By N.D. October 08, 2017

I wasn’t sure about Catching The Player at first. The description appealed to me even though I have felt kind of burnt out on man whore football players, but Diane Alberts managed to make it fresh and funny and sexy.
And as soon as Kassidy started to sing—badly and off-key and without her glasses—fo ...more

By Scrap September 07, 2017

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book
OMG OMG this was such a wonderful read, Kassidy Thomas is almost OCD
in everything she does, she is very organized and she always overthinks everything
When she makes a bet with her brother Caleb she loses and has to dress up and
go do a sing ...more

By B. September 02, 2017

This is a short, fun read about an improbable romance. If you can suspend disbelief that a shy, stuck-in-a-rut, do-everything-by-the-books heroine can catch the eye of a sexy, successful star quarterback, then you’ll enjoy this book. Kassidy Thomas works as an accountant for her family’s florist bus ...more

By Becky September 15, 2017

I am completely in love with Wyatt and Kassidy...their story is amusing (to wit: laugh out loud hysterically funny) and heartwarming at the same time. It is unique not just because it's amusing, but because the pair together are so unlikely, making them so much more than just a typical couple in a R ...more

By Ayekah September 14, 2017

I loved this book. The grins and giggles will really keep you going through this one as well as watching Kassidy and Wyatt do the dance around each other. There wasn't one thing not to like about it. I like Diane's books anyway, but this was just perfect.

Losing a bet to her brother, Kass has to go d ...more

By Heather September 25, 2017

This book has both cursing and on-screen sex, if those things are going to cause you to leave a bad review, you should skip this one. Although this book is part of a larger series, it completely stands alone and comes to a complete, happy ending.

This was my first Diane Alberts book but I can assure ...more

By Maria October 04, 2017

"Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review"
This is a very solid story with two great, genuine and well-drawn characters, a quarterback who doesn’t want to be distracted from football by a relationship, and an ordinary young woman afraid of stepping outside her comfort zone.
Diane ...more

By TheCleverBookWorm September 24, 2017

*** Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review

This is the first book I read from Diane Alberts. This book made me cry (what a tear jerker) … and also made me laugh. Sometimes I love the leading characters, but sometimes I don’t .. and I believe that is the point of the author. The ...more

By Barb September 21, 2017

Catching The Player by Diane Alberts is a fun, sexy sports romance. Wyatt is a commitment phobic professional football player and Kassidy is a shy, awkward accountant in her family’s flower shop.

The two meet cute when Kassidy, having lost a bet to her brother, delivers a singing telegram to Wyatt. ...more

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Diane Alberts

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Diane Alberts

Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times and USA Today bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. She's hit the Top 100 lists on Amazon and Barnes and Noble numerous times with numerous titles. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name. Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn't until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and four cats.

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