Review + Excerpt: The Player by Claire Contrereas

Posted October 10, 2016 by Jennifer D in 5 Star Reviews, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review + Excerpt: The Player by Claire ContrereasThe Player by Claire Contreras
on October 8th 2016
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New York Times bestseller Claire Contreras brings you a sexy new standalone…

I'm naturally gifted on the field and between the sheets. With flashy cars and enough media attention to put the Royal Family to shame, I’m the definition of Most Eligible Bachelor.

Every man wants to be me and every woman wants to tame me. Until Camila.

The moment I lay eyes on her, I know I have to have her.

She wants to keep me at arm's length.
I want her naked in my bed.

She thinks our worlds are too different.
All I want her to think about is screaming my name.

She says I’m bad news.

I have three weeks to prove her wrong.


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“Are you upset I crashed your friend-date?” he asked, his eyes searching mine.

“Would it make a difference?”

“No.” He sighed, running a hand through his hair. “Maybe. This is new territory for me, Camila.”

“The stalking thing?” I asked, smiling at his flustered look.

“That and . . .” he shook his head, moving close to me again, pressing me flat against the wall behind me, “this.”

His free hand traveled down my spine, stopping on my ass, which he grabbed a handful of this time. My lips parted as I gasped, watching the way his eyes darkened. Our lips met at the same time, our tongues crashing in each other’s mouths in a wild escapade. I wrapped my arms around his neck, willing myself closer to him. My pelvis rocking against his very pronounced erection, my bare chest covered by only the thin layer of fabric brushing against the buttons of his hard muscled chest.

“You’re killing me,” he whispered against my lips, taking hold of both sides of my face. “You’re fucking killing me and you don’t even know it.”

The fire inside me spread through me, roaring through my veins with each touch, each drop of his lips on a different part of me, my shoulders, my neck, my collarbone. My stomach ached with the absolute need I felt for him.

“I don’t want to want you this much,” I whispered when our lips broke apart again.

His eyes searched mine, his gaze softening. “But you do.”

“But I do.”

“And you can’t will the feeling away.”

I shook my head, looking at him as if he was going to give me some kind of antidote for this. Whatever this was.

“Neither can I,” he said, placing his forehead against mine. “Neither can I.”


My Thoughts on The Player

Claire Contreras is just one of those authors that are automatic for me!  She is not only an amazing author but if you stalk, errrr follow her you know that she is also such an amazing person.  She has gone through more than most and comes out swinging.  Her determination and drive truly make her an inspiration.  If you have not discovered her past releases, go now and stalk her!  They are all amazing reads! But let’s talk about The Player!  Awh…  how I loved me some Warren Silva!  What is not to love about a sexy athlete at the top of their game?  Sports Romances are one of my favorite sub genres to read and this was a sexy one that I just loved!  I devoured the story sneaking in a read whenever I got a free second! Definitely pick up this 5 star read!  You will not be disappointed.


Camila has to work hard for everything she has.  At one point in her life, her family was part of the upper elite until her father was arrested and their lives were forever changed.  Because of this she has seen both sides of the City.  She never felt like she fit in with the upper elite and made a decision to work for those less privileged.  She works for high risk inner city youth to make sure they stay on the right track.   The center provides a place for them so they are not out on the streets.   She also lives in the area she works for and now it’s currently under siege by a high end developer looking to “upgrade” the community but instead of enriching their community, they fear it will leave it in ruin.


Warren Silva is at the top of his career as a soccer player.  He is regarded as the most eligible bachelor and is known for having girls in every city.  Not only is he an athlete but a business man.  He is part of a neighbored development program that will look to better the community.  But to his surprise not everyone is on board.  When a meeting is called to review, he is taken by the feisty women who is leading the opposition.  What intrigues him more is that she is clueless who he is.  He is one of the most recognizable person in the world and she is oblivious to him.  He is fascinated and intrigued by her.  He is determined to get her to go on a date with him.  When she rejects him, it only makes him that much more committed to see more than just the world class athlete.


I just loved Warren and Camila’s chemistry! They say opposites attract and for Warren having his mind made up that Camila would go on a date with him, Camila is just as stubborn and keeps refusing his advances.   Right when it looks like they will ride off into the sunset, something from Warren’s past is exposed and it is something Camila cannot move past.  She is devastated that he kept this from her.  Can Warren win her back or is too much damage already done?  This is one that you NEED to read to find out!!


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