“As she stared at him now, an undeniable feeling of longing rose up within her, and she wasn’t sure she had the strength to stay away from him.”
The Player is book two in The Wedding Pact series by Denise Grover Swank.
Blair Hansen is a tough woman, or at least she wants you to think she is. There is only one man that she has ever let see her vulnerable side and that was five years ago and he was the man that broke her heart. Now she is a divorce attorney. She sees the worst side of love, the side that happens after all the flutters wear off. She is never going to allow herself to be in that position so she is getting ready to marry a man that she sees as safe. A non-passionate union that is beneficial to them both. She needs to be married to be promoted to partner in her law firm. This is what she wants, right? The career, the safe marriage? But what about love?
Garrett Lowry never got over Blair. After they broke up, he tried to fill the emptiness with every female he could get his hands on. But five years later, nothing worked. She was the only woman he wanted. All of a sudden, he finds himself face to face with her. Could this be fate giving him a second chance to win her back. But she is wearing an engagement ring. Come to find out, she is marrying his cousin who he has never liked. But he has a week. Can he prove to her that he still loves her and that his cousin is not the man for her, that he is the only man that she should be marrying?
I absolutely love these romance comedies that Denise Grover Swank has written. The Substitute was hilarious and emotional. The same can be said for The Player. The story is funny, dramatic, surprising, and something that everyone will enjoy. I would have loved more scenes with the icy cold, closed off Blair and her first-love, player Garrett; who turns up five years after they broke up to stop her impending wedding and convince her to choose him instead. But he only has five days to do it!
I also loved re-visiting Megan and Josh from the first book of this series, The Substitute, and getting a glimpse into their wedded bliss. Denise Grover Swank has done it again with The Player and I look forward to the next book in the series, The Gambler which will be Libby’s story.