Title: My Kinda Player
Series: Summer Sisters book 5
Author: Lacey Black
My Kinda Player:
AJ Summer witnessed four of her sisters fall in love and settle down. But not her. She’s stuck in a rut, destined to spend the rest of her life watching from the dugout, kissing frogs. Then one night, she meets a mysterious stranger, who makes her feel alive and realize she’s not as broken as she thought–until she wakes up alone.
Sawyer Randall lost everything in a split-second when a game-winning play resulted in a career-ending injury. Looking for a fresh start, he settles into the cozy beach town of Jupiter Bay. A chance meeting with a gorgeous woman leaves him restless and anxious for something he swore he’d never want again–love.
But sometimes Prince Charming isn’t who he seems. What happens when circumstances are misleading? Will their love be strong enough to see them through unscathed? Or will AJ be played by the player?
*Though part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone. It is intended for those 18 and over due to graphic language, descriptive sex, and the world’s most inappropriate grandparents.
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“Are you blind?! What kinda call was that?” AJ hollers at the ump behind home plate while the crowd around us boos and screams their frustration at the horrible call.
“Dude, your girl is vicious. Remind me not to get on her bad side,” Dylan mumbles to me as we watch AJ rant at the umpire.
“No shit,” I reply, shocked that such harsh words just came from my sweet little schoolteacher’s mouth. “It’s kinda hot, though.”
“Definitely,” my brother replies quietly. “Did you see how many hotdogs she ate?”
“More than you.”
“More than you and me combined, bro. A woman who looks like that, talks like a sailor, and can hold her own in a hotdog eating contest? Marry her, dude.”
I snort in reply, merely because I’m afraid if I open up my mouth right now, I might actually propose. If I was falling in love with this woman before today, well, seeing her in my element, trash talking, and burping warm beer has pretty much sealed the deal for me. There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ve fallen head over heels in love with AJ Summer.
“Can you believe that call? What kinda horseshit is that? A blind monkey humping a football could have seen the tag! He was out by a mile,” she seethes, her eyes burning with fire and passion.
“I saw,” I tell her, wrapping my arm around her shoulders and pulling her into my side. “Horrible call.”
“The worst,” she grumbles.
“You’re scaring the big burly guys behind us, honey,” I tease.
She glances over her shoulder at my words. “You mean Bill and Tom? Shit, who do you think taught me those bad words?” she asks, making me laugh. “They really appreciated the autographs, though,” she adds. As soon as the Rangers fans sat down behind us before the game started, they recognized me and started chatting. I signed a few autographs for them and a handful for others in the vicinity.
My Kinda Player was an entertaining read. While I’m still not 100% sure I buy into the whole MLB player-turned-middle school gym teacher aspect of it, there was a lot to like about this book.
-The Summer sisters. The relationship between the six sisters is a whole lot of fun, and when you throw in their significant others…? Watch. Out. (Though really, if I never read the words “road head” again I’ll be just fine. Perhaps this is because I only have a brother?) If you’ve read any (or all) of the other series books, though, you’ll most likely love this one too.
-The most NSFW grandparents ever. Though I’m super glad they’re not my grandparents, they are so fun to read about. Plus, can I just say how nice it is to have a horny grandma-type character who actually has a grandpa counterpart for a change? Makes it all way less creepy (again, be glad they’re not your grandparents. I cannot stress this enough. Much safer this way for everyone).
-Teacher hero and heroine! Who at least acknowledge some of the work involved in the job, though I’m fine with not really seeing it too much (it’s boring, by and large, but definitely exists and definitely is a big part of your life for 5/6 of each and every year of your life). And OMG, I hear you, AJ, when you’re talking about a teacher’s summer vacation. So, so true. Sigh.
-Super cute ending. It absolutely made up for some less-than bits that came before.
My first book by Ms. Black, but probably not my last–I’m especially interested to see where she’s going to go with Meghan’s book.
Rating: 4 stars / B-
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About Lacey Black:
Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races, shooting guns, and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.
Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014 and has been an Amazon Bestseller twice for Free e-books, as well as #1 for Contemporary Romance. All of the Rivers Edge books have been bestsellers in the Romance and Contemporary Romance categories.
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