After having yet another boyfriend cheat on her Whitney Porter decides to swear off men and relationships and focus on her studies and career. Whitney wants to be a journalist so she heads to the school paper to beg for any kind of story to cover and a chance at becoming a real writer. When asked if she knows hockey she quickly says she does and gets assigned to a story on the perks of athletes while going undercover as the hockey reporter.
Hudson Decker is the bad boy star player of the hockey team. He is immediately attracted to Whitney and sees her as a challenge so after making a bet with his teammates that he can sleep with Whitney he sets out to do just that. Hudson just never expected to actually fall for the reporter girl that he at first saw as another conquest.
Starting off reading this book I thought that I’d absolutely fall in love with it. Unfortunately, I didn’t actually come away with a wow, this was awesome feeling after done. I did enjoy the writing style and the story along with the fact it wasn’t a rushed we’re in love with the characters and the relationship had time to develop.
The one thing that kept me from really loving the story was actually Whitney herself. She’s been played and doesn’t want to repeat the mistake so decides to become “serious” about becoming a journalist, however what she does is drool over the bad boy and whine about having to wear conservative clothes and not get hit on at parties. She just never made it to where I believed this girl could ever be a journalist.
On the flip side of not enjoying Whitney as a character I completely loved Hudson, the sexy bad boy with a haunting past just waiting for the right girl to come along and make him believe in love. I thought his character was done rather well in the slowly coming to terms with having feelings instead of just trying to get the girl in bed.
Overall, three stars for Anatomy of a Player. It had some really nice parts, just wish I’d connected with Whitney better.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.