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.
Beautiful Player is the story of Will, a smart, sexy player and Hanna, a socially awkward, brilliant and beautiful woman. The two have a history-Will is friends with Hanna's older brother, but this book is so much more than a typical falling for my brother's friend trope. For me, this packed an emotional punch that I wasn't quite expecting.
I adored Hanna. She's sweet, she's incredibly smart and most importantly, she's herself with Will. From the moment they cross paths again she is true to who she is as a person, not trying to change to fit into Will's lifestyle. I applaud that. She blossoms in this book; her confidence growing with each chapter, but she still has those occasional doubting moments like we all do. I would absolutely hang out with Hanna any day.
Will-oh my God, Will. I love that Will doesn't put on airs about who he is. He's a great guy, he's just not looking for a relationship. But when he realizes he DOES want something with Hanna watching him try to figure out how to handle that was endearing. He was cautious of her feelings, but at the same trying to show her without scaring her (or himself) that he wanted more. Seeing the journey he took from being a bit of a player to watching him realize he truly desired being with one woman was so so satisfying.
Of course we had appearances from our other favorite characters from this series, which is always nice. I enjoy catching up with old friends like that. They didn't overwhelm the story whatsoever.
I loved this book. Will is definitely on my list of all time favorite book boyfriends. This was a fantastic read and I highly recommend it.