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It’s all how you play the game…
Up-and-coming photographer Judith Ashton is pretty sure she has everything in her life under control. That is, until a blast from the past comes back to taunt her, in the shape of Caleb Steele, her older brother’s best friend–the same man who broke her heart eight years ago. Their chemistry is combustible, but she’s been fooled once by this player, and she’s not going there again.
To pro rugby player Caleb, Judith has always been Kryptonite, but his former playboy lifestyle is the last thing she wants to be involved in, and he can’t blame her. In the midst of her brother’s threats to back off, and the deal of his career sending him far away from her, he knows he’s playing with fire. And this is one game he’s going to lose.
"Talking Dirty with the Player is a brilliant, witty, charming romance with heart, heat and depth---I couldn't have asked for more! " ~ TBQ's Book Palace
When I picked up Talking Dirty with the Player I wasn't sure what to expect--would I get a cute story? A sexy one? A funny one? An annoying one? Thankfully, it was all of that (minus the "annoying"!) and more! I'm a huge fan of great wit and banter in my romance novels, and Jackie Ashenden provid... ...more
Talking Dirty With The Player was an enjoyable read. I just love Jackie's writing and I fell in love with Caleb and Judith. Their chemistry was coming off the pages and there was nice tension built up throughout the book. A must read for Jackie fans and fans of this series. ...more
Talking Dirty With the Player is the most beautiful romance book that i`ve read this year. Unfortunately I dind`t read the fist book of the series.
Caleb Steel is a rugby player,the must famous,sexy,and million player.A long time ago,aprox.8 years ago,when he was just a boy has a love story.Despid... ...more
What a fun read! I can always count on Entangled publishing to pick great authors to publish. Talking Dirty with the Player was fun and witty but there were still those moments when my heart would ache. The love story between Judith and Caleb was so relatable. I think most of us can think of a ti... ...more
Okay so I completely and utterly loved this book!!!! If I could I would list out the entire book. Again I think I marked every page in this book to come back too because I loved EVERY second of it. This book had everything in it for me and had so much realism in it that it could pretty much happe... ...more
Full review is posted on my blog, Becky on Books.
Talking Dirty with the Player is book two in the series, but it can definitely be read as a stand-alone. (Warning: you’ll probably want to read book one, though. I know I do—and fortunately, I picked it up when the Indulgence line was on sale last... ...more
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick
Talking Dirty with the Player is the second book in Jackie Ashenden's Talking Dirty Series. I didn't know that this was the second book until after I had already started reading this story. Luckily, these books can be read as stand alone and I... ...more
Due to overlapping characters, this series is best read in order.
Judith Ashton (Jude) is a popular photographer with her own studio. When her brother, Joseph, CEO of Aston Tech (star of Book One) asks her to consider taking on a job with his best friend Caleb, she can hardly do anything but say n... ...more
My rating: 4,5 of 5 stars - Awesome Read
TALKING DIRTY WITH THE PLAYER has the brother best friend/best friend's sister romance trope! WOOHOO! This alone would make me want to rush to buy and read this book. But the fact that I loved the first book in this series and that the heroi... ...more
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Once upon a time... eight years ago...
She thought... he thought...
Include a big brother in the picture and some commitment issues - it didn't end very well.
Judith and Caleb had a past that both of them don't try to acknowledge. To them, past... ...more
What do you get when you have two damaged souls that have amazing chemistry? You get the story of Judith and Caleb with all the pain that goes along with opening your heart up when you really don't want to trust it to anyone at all.
Judith is over Caleb. No, really she is... I mean sure they had o... ...more
This is the second story in a trilogy of interrelated, but standalone, stories about three relationships. That is, characters, scenes, and events from this story appear in the two other stories.
This story opens at the wedding reception of Christie and Joseph from Talking Dirty with the CEO and co... ...more
Posted on What I'm Reading
So yesterday I finished Talking Dirty With the Player by Jackie Ashenden, which is the second book in Talking Dirty books. I must say that this one was a bit more steamier than Talking Dirty With the CEO. Let just I was shocked, but in the good way.
Well, i... ...more
Talking Dirty With The Player is a sassy second chance love story set in Auckland, New Zealand, that follows the journey of Judith Dalton and Caleb Steele as they come to terms with their long-denied feelings for each other. Eight years ago Judith and Caleb spent the night together, she gave him... ...more
I read this book without seeing the cover. Which is probably just as well as most electronic equipment does not deal well with drool. The hero is Caleb "Abs of" Steele, a rugby player nearing retirement and starting to think, reluctantly, about life after football.
Judith, Jude, is a photographer... ...more
This was a great read about a couple who have known each other most of their lives, but as friends. Caleb is a very sexy international professional rugby star who is well known for also being a major player off the field. Judith is a photographer, but more importantly the younger sister of his lo... ...more
Talking Dirty With the Player (Talking Dirty #2) by Jackie Ashenden
I received Talking Dirty with the Player by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
I haven’t read anything written by Jackie Ashenden before this and I will say I have already added the first book in the series to... ...more
Honestly? I loved it! I was a bit hard to get into it, but once in, it was impossible to get out.
I loved the plot very much, it was quite complex for a book for its size. This is book is not very short, I would call it moderate size – aprox. 210 pages.
The story is well written, easy to read and q... ...more
This book is as delicious as the stunning sight gracing the cover; if you liked Naughtygirl and Studman in 'Talking Dirty with the CEO', you will love Abs of Steele and Babycakes.
If you haven't, I'd recommend reading the first book as Joseph and Christie feature heavily; Judith is his younger sis... ...more
Talking Dirty with the Player is the first book I read by Jackie Ashenden and I love it!
Talking Dirty With the Player is a about Judith Ashton who is an up and coming photographer who believes her life is under control. In comes Caleb Steele Judith's older brother's best friend to stir up old fe... ...more
Caleb and Judith's story was a lot of fun to read. They are both at the top of their game when it comes to witty comebacks! I can't even say how many times I laughed while reading this book. One of my favorite interactions between the two came early in the book (pg 7).
"See, this is what I've mis... ...more
I received the ARC in exchange for my honest review... Here it is:
Funny, hilarious, quick read ... I like Jude and Caleb... They had a wild night long ago and now see each other again and of course.. Sparks ignite between them. There were a lot of things I liked... I found him charming and adorab... ...more
I laughed my ass off at Talking Dirty With The CEO so I was excited to receive an ARC of this. If you haven't read that book check out the first chapter and I guarantee you'll want to finish it.
This book was a little different. This book was more angst ridden. You've got 2 different angles in thi... ...more
Pro rugby player Caleb Steele is attending the wedding of his friend Joseph Ashton and Christie St. John who we met in Talking Dirty with the CEO (Talking Dirty #1) and he has a favor to ask of Joseph’s sister photographer Judith Ashton. Caleb and Judith have a past. She has known him all her lif... ...more
I loved the characters in this book. They were so well written and a little different than what you usually see in a romance. On the outside, Caleb is everything you expect from a famous athlete/play boy but inside he's just a big softie. It's too bad Judith doesn't ever see that side until it's... ...more