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Peek Inside Tempting the Player

After the paparazzi catches him in a compromising position, baseball bad boy Chad Gamble is issued an ultimatum: fake falling in love with the feisty redhead in the pictures, or kiss his multi-million dollar contract goodbye. Too bad being blackmailed into a relationship with a dominant lover like Chad is the last thing Bridget Rodgers needs.

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He’s a player on and off the field…

Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with…and that’s the last thing Chad needs.

When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad’s manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multi-million dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he’ll have to convince everyone Bridget isn’t just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend.

Being blackmailed into a fake relationship with Chad Gamble isn’t easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it’s going to take every ounce of willpower they have not to fall into bed together…or in love.


"The chemistry sizzles off the page! Tempting the Player will make you laugh out loud and stay up long into the night." ---Katee Robert, New York Times bestselling author

"LOVED the story and CANNOT WAIT for the last Gamble brother to fall ...." --Sheryl C. Nash, Goodreads

"This is an easy read with just enough angst, sex, drama and romance to make me very very happy." --Teri, Goodreads

"HOLY HAWT HECK this book grabbed me right from the beginning and took me on the roller coaster ride that is the life of any Gamble brother!" --Brooke, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622668991
Series: Gamble Brothers, Book 2
Release Date: Oct 20, 2012
Page Count: 304
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: blackmail, fake relationship, one night stand, opposites attract

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By bookspumpkin July 03, 2017


Baseball-Star Chad Gamble bekommt Bridget Rogers nicht mehr aus dem Kopf. Unbeeindruckt von seiner Berühmtheit ist sie so ganz anders als die Frauen, mit denen der Playboy sich bisher amüsiert hat. Und als die beiden sich zufällig in einem Restaurant begegnen, ist ihr Wiedersehen leidenschaft ...more

By Sheryl C. Nash October 24, 2012

*AIEEEEEEEE* I swear these Gamble brothers know how to drive a woman crazy/insane with lust!!!

LOVED the story and CANNOT WAIT for the last Gamble brother to fall .... ...more

By Claire April 25, 2014

3.5 - "Guys like him didn't date girls like her." Stars!

Tempting the Player is written in J. Lynn’s usual style, an easy
going ‘comfort’ read, with likeable characters, and a simple to follow plot.

Chad definitely has a degree in dirty talking, and I liked Bridget’s quirkiness, she reminded me of Mol ...more

4.5 Stars

“There isn’t a ‘but’ in this.” He cupped her cheek, tilting her head back. When he spoke, his lips brushed hers. “I want you. Bad. Right now. Against the wall. On my bed. The floor and maybe in the bathroom later. I have a shower stall and a Jacuzzi we could put to really good use. I kno ...more

Quick review:

Cover: Love Green
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: Smoking
Thumbs Up: 4.5
Overall: By far better than the first book
Characters: Solid
Plot: A crazy ride that end in love, love, love
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Absolutely
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Chad

SUMMARY (55 words or less)

Okay, I kn ...more

By Kayleigh October 24, 2012

Tempting the Player Review on K-Books

"I want to be worthy of you."

Oh. My. Holy. Hawtness. There are no words to describe how incredible amazing and HAWT this book is. It is not surprise to anyone how much I adore Jennifer L Armentrout, no matter what she writes, YA or Adult, Paranormal or Conte ...more

By Abril May 03, 2020

Man, I could never get tired ofJennifer L Armentrout's writing or the game darting trope! ...more

By Stacey October 24, 2012

The sequel to Tempting the Best Man does not disappoint. There is so much to love about this book it's hard to really pin-point where to begin.

The premise of this book is so fun. In the public eye, Chad is this bad boy player, but in reality, most of that is fiction. He's told he needs to clean up h ...more

By Sarah July 27, 2016

27/7 - I really liked Bridget and Chad together. I felt her suspicions over his motives for focusing on her were realistic and his straightforward replies that he liked her, wanted her, not the stick-thin models he was known for dating, was fantastic. I loved the ending, it was swoon-worthily romant ...more

By • Lisa • December 22, 2012

Addicted from the get go, this book had me at 'chapter one'.
I love how we get the POV from both leading characters. Chad the playboy handsome sportsman and loveable insecure Bridget.
This book had me melting from their first encounter. I was excited to read this book after thoroughly enjoying the au ...more

By Rachael October 27, 2012

Oh, Lordy. Just when I thought I loved Maddie and Chase, Bridget and Chad came and stole their thunder.

Compared to Chase in Tempting the Best Man, I think Chad beat Chase on the sexy scale...big time. He's possessive and intense, whereas Chase was more playful. I fell even more in love with the Gam ...more

By Laci March 19, 2013

I've been in a bit of a book funk lately, not fully satisfied from my choices. It was all this one's to short, this one's to long, this one has no sex, this one has to much sex. Yada Yada. But this one, this one is just RIGHT!!!! I loved it. All of it. Every single thing about it. I could not get en ...more

By Kara April 22, 2014

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Chad the sexy hometown baseball player and all around womanizer... Bridget the history girl with a mysterious past. You can bet the tension is alive and well in this one! ESR (easy sexy romantic) all the way... and you know I love my ESR books! ...more

By Maroua October 04, 2020

That was so light and sweet 😊😍 ...more

By Megha June 16, 2018

Okay, so this was was definitely far better than Tempting the Best Man. It was longer and we got to know the characters more. The plot was more intriguing and I was totally invested in it.

Bridget is a total babe. She is comfortable in her own skin, and accepts her curves, she is sweet and so refres ...more

By Erin October 26, 2012

Is there anything Jennifer Armentrout can't spin into pure delectable greatness??!! I absolutely love this series, and she's once again proven that you can't keep her boxed into the "YA supernatural" label! This one gets a very happy 4.5 stars from me!!

Player is Chad's story, and I have to say I jus ...more

By Beth January 30, 2015

Bridget Rodgers was out for a good time when her friend takes her to a private club she encounters Chad Gamble, the pro-ball player. Realizing he is her best friends fiancee's brother, Bridget keeps her knowledge to herself and embarks on a night of which Bridget makes a door dash, hopi ...more

By Autumn Review January 05, 2013

Well, well, well. I knew J. Lynn had it in her. Don't get me wrong, I really liked Tempting the Best Man, but this one blew my panties right off! I simply did not want this story to end. I could have taken Chad ALL DAY LONG!

Bridget was awesome. I loved that she wasn't phased (that much) by Chad's ce ...more

By Tara October 24, 2012

I was a huge fam of TEMPTING THE BEST MAN,so when I heard there would be a book featuring another Gamble brother, I was thrilled. And TEMPTING THE PLAYER did not dissapoint! J. Lynn knows how to burn up the pages and I loved seeing Chad's progression from bad boy to bad boy with a sweet center. Love ...more

By Tamara December 12, 2016

it was amazing!!!! ...more

review to come. ...more

By Jennifer January 02, 2016

3.5 Stars ...more

By Lauriie October 22, 2015

Ooooh ich hätte echt nicht so lange warten sollen das zu lesen... wieder einmal genial hab aber auch nichts anderes erwartet ...more

By Steffi December 28, 2017

Well hello there Mr Chad Gamble.

Ich glaube, mittlerweile weiß wirklich jeder, dass ich ein absoluter Fan von Jennifer L. Armentrout bzw J.Lynn bin. Doch nachdem ich das erste Buch ihrer Tempting Love Reihe gelesen habe, was übrigens auch ihr erster Ausflug ins New-Adult Genre war, wollte ich die Rei ...more

By Luzie June 19, 2019

This review may contain SPOILERS!
This was way better than the first book! I wasn't expecting anything great from this book, which is why I was so surprised when I fell in love with it, as I did! Chad was portrayed as the playboy-jokester in the first book, which is why I thought I wouldn't like him ...more

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J. Lynn

About the author

International Best Selling, NY Times Best Selling, USA Today Best Selling Author

J. Lynn

J. Lynn (also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout) is the # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING author of WAIT FOR YOU and the Young Adult LUX and COVENANT series, among other books. She writes steamy and fun New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. She is published with Entangled Teen and Brazen, SHP, Disney/Hyperion, and Harlequin Teen. You can find her Twitter @JLArmentrout or at her website

Jennifer L. Armentrout

About the author

NY Times Best Selling, USA Today Best Selling Author

Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Best-selling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent her time writing short stories. Therefore explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Young Adult Contemporary, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal and Romance. She writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J.Lynn She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press) the Lux Series (Entangled Teen) and the upcoming YA Don't Look Back (2014) and untitled YA (Fall 2014) from Disney/Hyperion. She is also published with Harlequin Teen and HarperCollins.

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