Standalone Sunday is a fun feature created by Megan at Bookslayerreads where each Sunday you feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend. There’s so much focus on books that are part of a series… she thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too!
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My Standalone Pick this week is:
Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she – the most organized, prepared student in school – spend the summer as a nanny and partner with the biggest slacker ever? Now she’s ready to tackle nannyhood with her big binder of research and schedules. Just don’t ask her about the secret job of “fixing” the bad habits of a certain high school player…
Slade Edmunds prefers easy hook-ups, and Trina is definitely not his type. She’s all structure and rules, while Slade wants to just have fun. Fortunately, Trina has no idea about the bet Slade made with his best friend that he can totally get her to unwind by the end of summer…
Then the weirdest thing happens. There’s chemistry. A lot of it.
But nothing gets between a boy and a girl like a big, fat secret…
PLAYING THE PLAYER is going to make you laugh, cry, swoon, hold your breath, and flipping the pages like crazy! You have to know how it ends and all the while you are reading, you are praying that Slade and Trina can get it together. PLAYING THE PLAYER is going to leave you feeling so happy and wanting more.
Trina and Slade are complete opposites. They are hired to nanny two kids, Max and Gillian, for the summer. Trina is a type-A personality, organized like you wouldn’t believe, and even has a Nanny binder with notes in it that would make a Mother of the Year question herself.
She goes into her new job with a big secret thanks to the moms who ambush her and get her to agree to some huge stipulations while being a nanny. PLAYING THE PLAYER is going to change her life like she never could imagine. She doesn’t trust easily and believes that working with Slade all summer isn’t going to be a big deal since he has never really noticed her except to make fun of her at school.
Slade is quite the ladies man and only hooks up with girls who aren’t looking to fall in love. But of course they all fall in love with him, but he doesn’t care. He doesn’t do relationships but what no one knows is why. He is afraid. Afraid of getting his heart crushed again which is why he vows to never fall in love again. When he learns that Trina is the other nanny he will be working with he knows his summer is going to be entirely lame. He couldn’t be more wrong. PLAYING THE PLAYER is such a fun and cute story that I actually was cheering for Trina and Slade to get their lives straight and find happiness.
I’ve never read Lisa Brown Roberts before, but after reading PLAYING THE PLAYER she has made a new fan out of me. I’m excited to read more by her and exploring more of the stories from Entangled Crush. The situations that Trina and Slade got themselves into with Max and Gilly are hysterical. Poor Trina, she never knew what hit her as far as Slade was concerned, and when she realized what was happening she kept denying it. It didn’t matter though because everyone else knew the truth! Their story is very realistic because everyone knows opposites attract. PLAYING THE PLAYER is the perfect way to spend the afternoon.
Thanks so much for reading and have a great day!!