Friday, May 10, 2013

Don't Hate the Player ..Hate the Game Review


For Noah Sullivan being the best friend to a douchebag and player like Jake Nelson has never been easy. It's been a rocky road since kindergarten when Jake duct taped Noah to his chair before recess. With just six weeks to high school graduation, Jake accidentally blows his drunken ass up on his grandfather's tractor, and Noah finds himself immersed not only in a whirlwind of grief, but on a quest to find a mystery girl from Jake's past.

While cleaning out Jake's room, Noah and Jake's dad make a startling discovery. Instead of the obligatory porn collection or pot stash, they find a ring, but not just any ring. Its half a carat of commitment in a platinum setting-proving even man whores have taste. After Jake's mom pleads with Noah to find the girl who meant so much to Jake, Noah begins a modern day Grail quest to track the girl down.

Since Jake was a notorious player with a legendary collection of trophy panties, Noah finds himself in over his head. There are the usual suspects like Avery, the Ice Princess Jake dated for appearances, or Presley, the school mattress Jake dated for convenience. But the trail begins to point to the most unlikely of suspects: Maddie, the Valedictorian and choir girl who was trying to help the unmotivated jock graduate--the girl who also has surprisingly caught Noah's eye and meddled with his heart.

Hanging out with Maddie shows Noah a different side of Jake--one that was deeply human and surprisingly douche-free. And the more he tries to solve the mystery of the ring and of Jake, the more Noah starts to discover about himself and of love.

~Jodie Rae's Review~

I rated this fabulous book 4.5 leaves! Yet another book by Katie Ashley that I enjoyed! In Don't Hate the Player, I was on Noah's emotional roller coaster ride of life. When his best friend, Jake, dies in a freak accident, Noah finds out that Jake had a different side than what Noah had seen. Along with finding out the truth about Jake, Noah meets the preacher's daughter, Maddie. I thought it was amazing how Noah never noticed life's smallest details until he met Maddie; how a twist of fate could change a boy and make him see what life has to offer him.

This book flowed so well; I was never confused or felt I didn't know why an event had happened. For once I enjoyed reading from a guy’s point of view. Readers who like realistic books that portray what life really is or books about romance in general will fall in love with Don't Hate the Player ..Hate the Game.

~Casting for Noah and Maddie~



About the Author
Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

She also writes Young Adult fiction under the name Krista Ashe.

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