Review: Cocky Player by Stacey Lynn

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Cocky Player hits on a lot of my favorite romance tropes. Sexy football hero, a kind-hearted, if sheltered, heroine, and good chemistry. I haven’t read a lot of books by Stacey Lynn but so far, what I have read has been fun.

Brenna has been sheltered most of her young adult life because of a painful thing in her past. She is now twenty-three and looking to be a bit more like typical young woman starting a new career: care-free and looking for a hook-up. Unfortunately, she is still a virgin and hasn’t had a heck of a lot of interaction with men. She went to an all-women college even. But at Glitz, the club she is dancing at with her best friend, she is determined to lose her virginity once and for all.

Unfortunately, it does not go well. Instead of a sexy hook-up, she runs away from the man she was attracted to after he realizes she is a virgin. She is looking forward to never seeing him again! But as one would suspect, fate has other plans and throws Connor Quinten in her path again. He is a successful player on her father’s professional football team, the team she just started working for! There is no way they can avoid each other.

What follows is a very sexy romance with some good emotional weight also. It took me a bit to really get into this story but once the relationship between Brenna and Connor picked up, I was fully engaged in the story. This is going to be a good read for long fall days filled with football. Connor epitomizes the things one expects in a football star: he’s good-looking, a player both on and off the field, and he makes a lot of money. But Stacey Lynn does a nice job in filling out his character more and making me root for him as he tackles Brenna’s difficult past with her. I also really sympathized with Brenna as she tries to show her family that despite her past, which she had no control over, she is working hard to be an adult woman that doesn’t need to be coddled. Of course she has setbacks but I thought by the end of the book, she proves that she is more than ready to tackle the future, especially with Connor by her side.

Cocky Player is highly enjoyable!

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Like most guys I have a type— she wasn’t mine. Not at all.

The angelic beauty on the dance floor has innocence written all over her. But I can’t
stay away. And when she runs from me, leaving me wanting more, I can’t get her out
of my head.

Turns out finding her won’t be too hard. My mystery virgin is the new marketing
assistant for the Rough Riders Football team. And the owner’s daughter.

She wants to lose her virginity and she’s come to me for one thing, and one thing
only. I’ll gladly help her out, but we have to be careful no one discovers us.

The last thing I need is for my boss to find out I’ve been teaching his baby girl all my
dirtiest plays.

But I didn’t get to be MVP by playing by the rules.

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A chill skittered down my arms and to my toes until my body erupted in goose bumps. Hairs at the back of my neck stood on end. Someone was watching me.

I stopped moving so quickly I bumped into Gina and reached out to keep her from falling onto the dance floor.

“Sorry!” I called out, but I didn’t look at her as she resettled to her feet.

My gaze was focused, skipping from the men on the dance floor to the outer circle of guys who stayed close, probably couldn’t shimmy their hips to a beat if their life depended on it but enjoyed watching the show, to the stairs…the upper level.

Straight to him.

He was there. Hands curled around a silver railing. Buttoned up white shirt un-tucked from jeans and sleeves rolled to his elbows. Casual.


Long dark hair on top, swept to the side but long enough it could also fall into his eyes.

I simply felt his pull. Felt him.

I stood still and raised my drink in his direction.

His response was a nod. So minuscule it was difficult to see from the distance but even then, I knew he was the one watching me.

And if he wanted to watch? I’d give him the show of his life.

Two men flanked him, one shoved his shoulder, the other crossed his arms over his massive chest. The men were huge.

Yes. That was going to be him.

If he could gain my attention with a look from a hundred feet away, he was definitely the kind of guy who could do other things to me even more intensely.

About the Author

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When Stacey Lynn isn’t conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or behind closed doors, imagining the next adventures she’ll soon write.

She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.

Stacey Lynn lives with her husband and children in North Carolina.

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