Review: International Player by Louise Bay
Publication Date: April 30th, 2019
Rating: 4 Stars
Official Blurb: Being labelled a player never stopped me from being successful with women. Until I met Truly Harbury.
Truly was the first girl who ever turned me down.
The first female friend I ever had.
And she might just be the first woman I ever fall in love with.
When an emergency means she needs my help running her family’s charity, I’m happy to introduce her to the glitz and glamour of the London business world—taking her to dinners, coaching her through speeches, zipping up the sexy evening gown I helped her pick out.
The more time we spend together, the more I want to convince her I’m not a man to avoid, that we’re not as unsuited as she believes.
She sees herself as the book-reading, science-loving introvert while I’m the dangerous, outgoing, charmer.
She thinks I love parties and people whereas she prefers pajamas and a takeaway.
What she doesn’t realize is that I like everything about her–the way her smile lights up a room, how her curves light up my imagination, and especially the way her lips taste when coated with tequila.
She’s the first woman I ever fell in love with. I just need to know if she could ever love me too.
Review: This is a wonderful friends to lovers book with a nice slow burn feel to it as well. It’s cute, quirky, sweet, and of course, sexy as sin.
The first time Noah meets Truly he has his sights set on her for a quick little one-night stand, but Truly quickly turns him down. This is how their friendship blossoms. They become really good friends, and although Truly has feelings for Noah, she keeps them hidden, because she doesn’t want to lose her bestie. Noah gets called away on business, and over time, their relationship isn’t what it used to be. Now, Noah is back, and both of them are remembering just how much they missed the other. Only this time, both of them a fighting off feelings, and the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow.
I adored Truly right from the start. She was such a sweet and very relatable character. One of my all-time favorite parts in this book is watching her grow. She was shy, timid, and a bit frigid, but by the end, she was sassy, confident, and independent through and through. It took me a bit to warm up to Noah. I just felt like at times he was a bit too cocky for his own good. Now once the story progressed, my feelings for him changed for the better. Honestly, this is a really cute book, and I can’t wait to see what Ms. Bay brings next.