Review: Beautiful Player (Beautiful Bastard #3) by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Player (Beautiful Bastard #3)

by Christina Lauren

A bombshell bookworm. A chronic Casanova. And a lesson in chemistry too scandalous for school.

When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she’s determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother’s gorgeous best friend, Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy?

Will takes risks for a living, but he’s skeptical about this challenge of Hanna’s…until the wild night his innocently seductive pupil tempts him into bed- and teaches him a thing or two about being with a woman he can’t forget. Now that Hanna’s discovered the power of her own sex appeal, it’s up to Will to prove he’s the only man she’ll ever need.

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this book… loved it! A playful, entertaining and sexy story! It was everything I could have wanted. By the end I was a mess and so in love with all the characters it was ridiculous.

I think Will and Hanna are perfectly matched and watching them grow was so heartfelt. I loved their interactions! There was the perfect amount of drama and I always seemed to be on the edge of my seat wondering where their relationship was going and how it was going to play out. I was completely wrapped up in the story. There was a lot of was playfulness in this book but I felt it was very emotional as well. I felt like my heart was in my throat several times. 

The other characters from previous books made an appearance and their interactions are always classic and several times throughout they totally made me laugh. Chloe and Bennett. Max and Sara. It was so nice to get snippets of their life and what they were up to. I think it’s great how they all intersect throughout this book and the series as well. It was all perfect! And there's a perfect something about one of those couples and it made me beyond happy. I think they all have such a great dynamic as friends and couples. 

I thought that Will and Hanna’s characters developed nicely and there was great pacing. It never felt slow to me and I thought it had a fantastic build. I tore through this book not wanting to put it down. I was so excited for the end but as soon as I got there, I was sad it was over. And that bit right at the end? *sigh* So them! Excellent writing!

Of course there was a huge supply of hotness and sexy times. I mean holy hell Batman! That's some heady stuff. I felt like I was busted doing something wrong when my husband walked into the room and all I was doing was reading!

I have to say, I’m pretty sure Will is my favorite out of all the guys. I really liked them all but Will, I just got him. I did love Max (I mean seriously, he’s British!) but there was something extra special about Will… it might have been the Star Wars t-shirt that pushed me over the edge. ;-)

The Beautiful Bastard series is definitely one I will reread and would absolutely recommend. I wish I could give it 6 stars! Loved it all!

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.


I have absolutely loved everything about the Beautiful Bastard series. You can find my reviews for the other books here -