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The Player

Written by: Claire Contreras
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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I'm naturally gifted on the field and between the sheets. With flashy cars and enough media attention to put the royal family to shame, I'm the definition of most eligible bachelor.

Every man wants to be me, and every woman wants to tame me. Until Camila.

The moment I lay eyes on her, I know I have to have her.

She wants to keep me at arm's length.

I want her naked in my bed.

She thinks our worlds are too different.

All I want her to think about is screaming my name.

She says I'm bad news.

I have three weeks to prove her wrong.

©2016 Claire Contreras (P)2016 Claire Contreras

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  • I HATE THIS NEW LOOK
  • 2016-10-21

I REALLY ENJOYED THIS ONE

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Really good story. Though I would have liked hotter Nukie scenes I think this one is a keeper. I could listen to this one a few times a year. The narration is also is very very good. I want more books read by Zachary and Megan. You will Enjoy it.

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  • Ariadna B.
  • 2017-12-18

Freaking perfection. Zachary Webber is the hottest soccer player ever!

Yes! Yesssss! This book was damn near perfection. Such a gorgeous sports romance/ friends-to-lovers novel. Claire Contreras gives us angst and conflict, but without all those pesky whiny inner monologues. Warren is amazing! He's sexy, charismatic, possessive and determined. Still, he's got a soft side too and that had me swooning as much as when he was turning up the alpha vibes. Camila is a fantastic female lead. She's strong, driven, and vibrant. She's not easily charmed by Warren and stands her ground, but isn't a complete shrew to accomplish this. Their chemistry and attraction sizzles and and damn near sets fire the pages when Camila finally gives into Warren. Both grow, together and part, throughout their journey in the story and when they finally come together they're even better for it.

I don't know who cast the narration for this audiobook, but they deserve a prize! Why? Two words: that accent! *fans self* Zachary Webber absolutely blew me away. He doesn't sunspot narrate the story, he breathes it into life. From Warren's softer side to his naughty bedside manner he embodies the character flawlessly. Megan Tusing is equally terrific in her narration. From seamlessly switching accents to her male voice, she's utter perfection. This audiobook is not to be missed! All the stars.

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  • URSULA G
  • 2017-03-15

Eye Candy on the Cover

I enjoyed this book if for nothing else that gorgeous body on the cover. So with that being said, my mind was very open to the words that lie within. I really liked Camila and Warren's story. Hot famous soccer player chasing the poor do-gooder pretty girl only to find out that their pasts are connected and not in a good way. These two have to find their way to loving each other despite the sins of the fathers. I really like that the reason of life and one's personal happiness wee emotions explored in this romance. Something we can all think about.

Zachary and Megan were amazing capturing the emotions of Camila and Warren but Megan's Warren sounds just a little to feminine. Overall this was an enjoyable listen.

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  • Tanisha
  • 2017-08-09

Good story, Cover model is HOT! but I hate....

Good story, Cover model is SMOKING HOT! Books should really give the cover models credit on the jackets because it's their images that get readers to even look at the book before they find out about the writer or story. It's only fair IMHO. But what I hate is whining. Megan Tusing narrating is ok but the constant whining voice is irritating. Zachary was great even as Camilla. Megan does not pull off a tough New Yorker even a little. A New York woman who blushes when gorgeous men at a bar hit on her. When does that ever happen? Maybe for someone who is new to the city but a seasoned New Yorker that Camilla is supposed to be wouldn't have batted an eye and would've had a witty retort faster then an eye-roll so that was totally unbelievable for me.

Camilla was written with the reactions of a teenager. I just didn't buy her a true female lead character. The idea of the story I liked but does the guy always have to be rich? I mean that is becoming so tiresome. I liked the book but it could've been better. Strong female characters are not a turn-off I wish there were more than just in J.D. Robb's In Death series.

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  • Doug
  • 2016-10-24

I'll take a famous soccer player with a side of sizzle

Pheeeeeeeew if only stories like this happened in real life :) Warren is everything you want in a man; hot, rich, sweet, and incredibly charming! Camila is your typical strong determined heroine who tries to resist the temptation that is Warren. I really enjoyed this listen. The narrators were PERFECT and there wasn't too much angst. Lots of anticipation, and hoping that he'll get the girl, but not angsty to the point of wanting to slap the heroine like some books! It's the perfect combination of drama, comedy, and romance!!! I definitely recommend

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  • Booklover 876🇯🇲
  • 2019-07-24

Wow freaking Zachary Webber🥰😍🥰😍🥰

Warren is dreamy mcdreamy. Incredibly hot, charming, and sweet. Camilla is a tough New Yorker and I love her. Not too much angst, just a typical love story with the guy hoping to get the girl the old fashioned way. Megan Tusing narration was perfect, she was able to switch from male to female perfectly. Now Zachary Webber with a British accent 🔥😍🥰. He brought the hot football player to life. He portrayed Warren seamlessly, then next he not only switched to a female voice, he also changed accents. Perfection, I'm in love. Get this audiobook it's so worth a credit.

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  • Love2Listen
  • 2018-12-16

Just plain boring...

Minority, here...

Great narrators, they got the one star.

Other than that, flat story, flat characters, flat scenes, everything flat. It was hard to finish it, it was so boring. I kept peeking at my other books longingly, but my OCD, as always, got the best of me.

Thank God this audiobook was for free, but what about my wasted time??? 😕

Enter at your own risk.

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  • Gikat6
  • 2020-02-24

Don’t waste your time.

This story was one of the most boring and I’ve ever listened to. Megan’s performance was good except when she did the male British accent, that was terrible. Zachary Webber is the only reason I left any stars. He’s a great storyteller and does a great British accent. He should’ve been given more parts in this read. I was genuinely shocked about the last name part and that was when the story finally picked up a bit. By the end I was just becoming interested. This book had too many unimportant details and not enough characters build. I don’t think Camila was a well thought out character. There were many points in the book where the characters mentioned obscure things from what I guess was included in the beginning but I didn’t remember them so I was confused. That’s what happens when too many non important details are included. Definitely the worst book I’ve listened to on Audible. This story has potential but needs a rewrite.

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  • Amy Halter- The Obsessive Book Whore
  • 2020-01-09

Beyond phenomenal!

This was my first book by this author and I need to know where she's been all my life! This was a fantastic story. very well written and the narration was beyond phenomenal! I am a huge fan of Zach and Megan was a new to me narrator that I fell in love with.

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  • Shannon Plaisance
  • 2020-01-05

Great story!

I really enjoyed this story and couldn’t stop listening to it! I went through lots of tissues!