Thursday, May 24, 2018

Title: #Player
Series: Hashtag #3
Author: Cambria Hebert

Players gotta play.
Hate is like a poison. It contaminates everything.
So does doubt.
Even though I deny what I overheard, even though I insist it isn’t true, the seed of doubt has been planted. I can’t help but be tormented with the endless what-if’s that have taken over our lives.
Romeo and I were happy in love. The future stretched before us brighter than any star in the darkest sky. Now everything is broken. Literally broken. Romeo’s entire career is at stake, my entire future is threatened… and my past?
It’s coming back to haunt me.
To haunt us.
Romeo says we’re in this together and right now the only sure thing is us. But how far can a love so new be pushed? The lengths we will have to go to save each other puts everything at risk.
Romeo is a #player but how much of the game can one person play?


4.5 Stars! I fell in love with Romeo and Rimmel in the last two books. Their romance is epic and so freakin sweet, but my heart also raced to find out how the obstacles they kept encountering, were resolved.

Romeo Anderson and Rimmel Hudson were happy and in love. Their bright futures were stretched out before them until malicious hate poisoned everything. Rimmel has never been so scared, enduring Zack’s crazy actions, and she’s plagued by nightmares. Overhearing a careless conversation doesn’t improve her state of mind, either. She’s in turmoil, and doesn’t know what to believe. But the seed of doubt was planted successfully and there’s no running from it. Romeo’s career is teetering on the edge of being over, before it’s really even begun. With his injury, his dreams of the NFL could go up in a puff of smoke. But his love for Rimmel will never end, and she needs him now more than ever. Doubts and suspicion plague everything Rimmel thought she knew, and the only ones that can give her the answers she needs have already lied to her. Knowledge of the past comes with a very real threat, though. Romeo promises they are in this together, but the blush of new love only lasts so long. What will they have to do to protect each other? Romeo is a great #player, always has been and always will be. But is this a situation that can be played and won?

I was a bit disappointed that book two wasn’t an HEA or even a HFN ending. I can’t really call it a cliffhanger either, though. It was more that we were settled with Romeo and Rimmel’s relationship, but the rest of their life was up in the air. Everything hung in the balance. Romeo and Rimmel were put through the ringer in this book. After being attacked and strung up, it was well within Rimmel’s right to break down. Her scholarship is still on hold, classes not resumed, she needed to heal, and her blossoming relationship with Valerie has crumbled. Even more vulnerable than she’s ever been, she’s still so strong. She may be tiny, but she still loves and protects fiercely. Romeo’s dream career is on the line. The way he feels about Rimmel, though, was worth putting his dream career on the line. I loved the way he loved her. It was so sweet. They have an epic love. After the bombshell that Romeo’s mom dropped at the end of book two, you’d think the strain, guilt, and fear would wear on their relationship. It didn’t. It just made them stronger and their bond more special. The revelations of this book were overwhelming. Of course we closed the book on Zack, which is a relief. He had more than a few screws loose. I liked that Rimmel’s past came into play, too. Up to this point, we only had Rimmel’s account and pain from that time. I liked that we got more insight so she could heal, but I’m not sure if I liked intensity that it came back. With all of her dad’s issues and those being linked to her mother, it seemed the book moved fully out of the New Adult genre to Romantic Suspense. I like Romantic Suspense, but I started reading a New Adult book. I also felt like the story had to go that way in order to keep it going instead of ending it with everything resolved. It was almost too much on top of what already happened. They couldn’t catch a break. It was one thing after another. That said, I still enjoyed reading their romance and seeing them work so hard for what they wanted. Supporting cast is my favorite. I cannot wait for Braedon’s book. And now that I know it’s Ivy who claims him, I seriously enjoyed their hostile banter. Overall, this was a good read. The entire series up to this point has been hard to put down, so I’m excited to read more. ♡
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