Review: Anatomy of a Player by Cindi Madsen

Posted 24 May, 2016 in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Anatomy of a Player by Cindi MadsenTitle: Anatomy of a Player
Series: Taking Shots #2
Author: Cindi Madsen
Genres: New Adult
Release Date: January 25, 2016
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more

About Anatomy of a Player:

This bad boy is about to get played…

After getting her heart broken by a player again, Whitney Porter is done with men. She's focusing on her future career and her first assignment at the college newspaper: Posing as a sports writer for an exposé on the extra perks jocks receive. But Hudson Decker, the bad boy of the hockey team, is about to test her resolve.

To keep herself from breaking her no-sex rule with the temptingly tattooed athlete, she decides to use him for a side project: Anatomy of a Player, to help Whitney—and women everywhere—spot a player, learn what makes him tick, and how to avoid falling for one.

With his life spiraling out of control, Hudson Decker's looking for a distraction. When his teammates bet him that he can't land the gorgeous but prickly new reporter, he accepts the challenge, boasting he'll have her in bed by the end of the semester.

But Whitney is so much more than Hudson expected, and soon enough, he's in too deep. The last thing he needs is another complication, but staying away isn't an option. One thing's for certain: this girl totally throws him off his game.
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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days! It was How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days!

In a good way – the best way.

Except there was no drunken “You’re So Vain.” A disappointment, but I can overlook it because reading drunk karaoke isn’t as fun as listening to and watching it anyway, not by a long shot. Plus, Matthew McConaughey never held much appeal for me, and Hudson does.

The book was so cute, and I absolutely loved the “reporter girl” banter between Hudson and Whitney.

And man, Whitney kind of sucked as a reporter. It was a hilarious but frustrating. Who goes to an event they have an assignment for, and spends the whole time with your iPad working on another assignment? It was like the people that spend all of lecture halls working on stuff for other classes, then ask you for the notes.

Don’t think so.

And yes, I may be carrying lingering resentment from people always asking for my notes. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But Hudson. Oh man, I loved him. The most attractive thing about him was his drive, and yeah, I know how cheesy that sounds.

He was just inspiring, and I found that sexy.

I loved his reasons for playing hockey – either to get him through school to help kids himself, or to earn the money to help them indirectly.

And he likes dinosaurs. As anyone who ever crushed on Ross Gellar (don’t judge) knows, that can be hot, too. 😛

About Cindi Madsen:

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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