New Release Review: Anatomy of a Player by Cindi Madsen



Title:  Anatomy of a Player

Series:  Taking Shots


Author: Cindi Madsen

Publisher: Entangled: Embrace

Publication Date: 1/25/2016


Genre:  New Adult Romance

Pages:  302 pages


Rating:  5/5 stars


Where to buy:    Amazon   B & N

Add to Goodreads: Goodreads


Synopsis:  A new adult romance from Entangled’s Embrace imprint…

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.



I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


Review:     Oh, Cindi Madsen, you sure know how to write all the feels.  This book was so, so good.  A strong heroine and a hot, cocky, hockey playing hero.  Yes please!   Whitney is tired of getting her heart broken time and time again.  She decides she is done with me and has put herself under a strict no-sex policy.  So she focuses on her future as a journalist and talks her way into a job at the campus newspaper.  Her first assignment—to write an expose about the extra perks that student athletes receive.  During her first job with the newspaper, she meets Hudson Decker, campus playboy and hockey star.  He pushes her buttons at every turn. Hudson Decker is losing his cool and he needs a distraction and he decides that distraction is Whitney Porter.  He woos her and things heat up between them, but they are both keeping things from each other.  Their relationship is combustible in more ways than one.   Whitney is a testament to girl-power everywhere and Hudson will make you swoon.  This book will have you feeling all the feels.





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