Feisty redhead, Isla Hamilton, is the ambitious Assistant General Manager of a luxury Kensington hotel. When the hotel is sold, she is desperate to become the new General Manager. There’s just one problem standing in her way, and it’s standing over six feet tall - the king of arrogance and inappropriateness, Xander Rhodes. Her mind hates his obnoxious, godlike presence but, no matter how hard she fights it, her body reacts to his distinct style of directness, particularly his dirty mouth, and maintaining a professional distance soon becomes difficult.
Events from the recent past haunt her, forcing her to swear that she’ll never give another man a chance to hurt her. But Xander isn’t interested in commitment, he’s too busy battling his own demons that are shrouded in secrecy so he can’t hurt her, right? When he warns her that spending the night with him would only make her crave him like an addiction, she is sceptical and determined to prove him wrong. If anything, she’d make him crave her.
But will she be ready to handle the fallout if she succeeds?
Warning: adult content - dirty talk and hot sex may offend the prudish
I wasn’t too sure if I wanted to read this one and at some points I didn’t think I would finish it, but The Player by J.D. Chase was packed full of dirty talk between Isla Hamilton, Assistant General Manager of a luxury hotel and Xander Rhodes, the new owner. I must say that I have never read some of the word combinations before in my life. The phrase, ‘clutching my pearls’, cannot adequately explain my reaction to the words I read.
The story of these two was okay. I mean Isla’s backstory was good and explained why she is who she is and does what she does. However, there was little to no back story provided for Xander as there was a cloud of secrecy around a lot of things that he did and was doing that when all was revealed at the end with an epic cliff hanger, he completely lost his appeal to me. I mean he went from ultimate alpha male with the golden tongue to a regular Joe Schmoe.
I digress. Overall, this was just okay and I would give it about 3-stars. Parts were just too much and other parts were simply not enough. So, I would recommend you to skip on over and read The Player by J.D. Chase.
A complimentary copy was provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.