Blogmas Day 15: Book Review – Played by Jen Frederick


She’s been playing it close…

Ara Martin and college football star Ty Masters have been best friends since the first day of school when Ty literally ran her over. She fell for him immediately, but having lived under the shadow of her famous father, she knows a relationship with irresistible Ty would only end in heartbreak. For four years, she’s kept her feelings hidden. But one drunken encounter weeks before graduation is about to expose Ara’s biggest secret and destroy her most treasured relationship.

He’s been playing for keeps…

Ty is about to be drafted into the NFL, but his personal life is a mess. He’s got an agent he doesn’t like, a brother who can’t stop offering his opinion, and a beautiful woman he craves but can’t have. He can fire his agent and ignore his brother, but he’s not sure what to do about Ara. Ty’s been able to run down every quarterback he’s faced, but his sexy, stubborn best friend keeps slipping through his fingers.

Luckily, he’s not one for giving up, and once he gets his hands on her, he’s never letting go

Alright. So. Truth time here…


There is a reason why 90% of the New Adult novels that I buy/read are e-book. These covers are just so trashy. And I know, whatever, male form blah blah blah.. but a lot of the reason why people don’t read some of these novels is they judge the book by the cover.

This one screams trashy erotica novel. Sure, there’s sex scenes, but it’s so much more than that. I think that’s what frustrates me the most. If I handed this novel to someone and started pointing out all the wonderful things it holds, (the art, learning to be adults, hard work and determination) they would completely bypass it because of the cover.

Anyways.. this novel was honestly wonderful. A very quick, cute read about two college best friends that need a little push to realize their feelings for each other. All while dealing with leaving college and going out into the real world. I loved it.

The character development definitely needed some work. Both the main characters fell a little flat to me towards the end. Not only that, but the whole twin thing and the random car accident thrown in at the end was a little weird. But besides the point, if you want a HEA book that will leave you grinning after you finish it, read this.

4 Stars

Until next time,


In the spirit of this wonderful holiday, I’m going to do a giveaway! All you need to do is comment on and like at least one post during the next 25 days and you’ll be entered to win a book($20.00 or less) of your choice from Book Depository.  Winner will be chosen and announced December 29th.


2 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 15: Book Review – Played by Jen Frederick

  1. Aw, I wish I would’ve stuck with this book. I started it and then gave up on it for some reason. Maybe I’ll pick it back up again!

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    1. If you have the time, id definitely recommend it. Lol


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