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Beautiful Player

Published: Simon and Schuster Gallery (Oct 29, 2013)

Category: Adult (Erotic Romance)

Series: Beautiful series

A NYT and USA Today bestselling novel

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.

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“This is without a doubt the best in Lauren’s Beautiful series thus far. Hanna and Will are both fully formed characters and, for once, the alternating his and her POVs don’t diminish the story. Readers will enjoy watching this friends-to-lovers relationship unfold and, aside from some awkward flirting, will find the chemistry between Hanna and Will electrifying. Not to mention Hanna’s nerdy banter will charm anyone who can’t resist a geek-girl heroine.”

Elisa Verna, RT Book Reviews

“It was finally time for the elusive Will Sumner to have his turn and I wasn’t too sure how I would like his book. Up to this point, I have been a diehard Bennett fan but throw in the presence of Ziggy and I see Will in a completely new light. Beautiful Player has just taken the crown for best book of the series for me!”

– Ava, BiblioBelles

“I swear . . . this series just keeps getting better and better! The funny thing is that I wasn't sure how much I was going to like Will. Sure, he was sexy, funny and a smooth talker, but I guess I just never got a good feel for his character. What I found in Will was a genuine, honest, thoughtful, and extremely sexy guy. This book, like the others in this series, sucked me in right away and I couldn't get enough of Will and Hanna's story!”

– Autumn Review

“I don't know how Christina Lauren continues to do it. Literally every new male main character they introduce in the Beautiful Bastard series, I freaking adore. Will Sumner was no exception. ”

– Fiction and Fashion Book Blog

“Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!! No fancy review required! I am such a fan of Christina Lauren! It was everything I wanted and more! I thought Beautiful Stranger was good, but this one was even better! Wow!! READ THIS BOOK!!! ”

– The Book Diva

“Just three little words: I LOVE IT!! I tell you now, I thought it would to beat Max Stella, but Will Sumner over took him like a bullet and left him in his wake!”

– BJ's Book Blog

Foreign Rights

Random House Mondadori, deBolsillo
Hugo & Cie
Czech Republic
Universo Dos Livros Editora LDTA
Pegasus Yayinlari
In Love
Cappelen Damm
Xander Uitgevers
Editura Trei
Egmont Bulgaria


  • 9781476751405 (trade paper)
  • 9781442367456 (audio book)
  • 9781476751412 (ebook)

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