I received this book for free from Carina Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Tempting the Player by Kat Latham
Also in this series: Playing It Close
Series: London Legends #3
Published by Carina Press on November 10th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports
Source: Carina Press
Libby Hart and Matt Ogden are perfect for each other—as friends. They’ve known each other for ages. They act as each other’s plus-ones. They even share custody of a dog. And if there’s always been a little spark between them, so what? It’s never been worth jeopardizing their friendship.
Professional rugby player Matt is fighting for a starter position with the London Legends—and that’s not the only thing he’s fighting. A crippling fear of flying means he’s struggling to get his career off the ground. He has no time for a relationship, even if Libby does make him ache. As an airline pilot, Libby’s looking for a stay-at-home husband so she can have a family without sacrificing her high-flying career. Matt’s certainly not that man.
But just because they don’t have a future together doesn’t mean they can’t have a right now. When Matt asks Libby for help overcoming his fear, they agree to take a vacation from their platonic relationship—whenever they fly together, they can have sex. It’s the perfect way to resolve all that built-up tension. As long as they can avoid getting a little too comfortable…
I was requested by Kat Latham to read and review her newest book “Tempting The Player” which is the third book in her London Legends series. Since I really loved the second book, and I could wait to get a chance at this one. Kat Latham got me hooked on sports romance, and this series goes a bit deeper than that. This series takes place in London, and deals with a national rugby team. This story is based on a theme of friends turn into lovers. Which is one of my favorite themes for romances, and I enjoyed seeing the way that Kat Latham put this story together. We begin with Matt, as he is trying to make a name for himself on the team, and when he gets a chance, things don’t go as planned, and when his fear of flying almost keeps him from making the spot, he goes to his best ‘mate, Libby. Libby has always cared for Matt, and would love to take their relationship further, but there is something she doesn’t know about Matt, his fear of flying. Libby loves to fly and pilot planes, its always been one of her dreams. As Libby starts to help Matt overcome his fear of flying, their relationship turns into something more. But right when Matt and Libby begin to embrace this new relationship, will they be able to have a future with each of their careers taking them different directions or will they find a way to make a future…together.
Tempting The Player was a phenomenal read and I loved having the chance to read it. I have enjoyed this author quite a bit so far, and she puts in British sayings into the story that make it seem much more realistic. And having been to London, it reminded me so much of that place, with the unique phrases and culture that she implements in the story. It is very obvious that she has done her research on the lifestyle of those that live in Great Britain, and what fun it was to get a insiders view of it. This story had a unique twist, and even though I don’t know much about the sport that is involved, you find yourself breathless in anticipation when a scene begins of a game, and its almost like your actually watching it in real time. The descriptions in the story are very well done and thorough, and I had no hardship following along with the story. This could easily be read as a stand a lone or read in order. There are some emotional twists in the story and I liked how the author has a well developed plot and with enough sensuality to heat the room on a winter day. Such amazing storytelling ability this author has, in weaving a story that makes your feel like your falling in love for the first time.
Overall a sensational romance with a sexy toned hero, independent heroine, exciting sports scenes that gets the Adrenalin pumping, and a stimulating story that will keep you going for days!! UTTERLY CHARMING!!