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 from the way her smile lights up a room, her curves light up my imagination, and especially the way her lips taste when coated with tequila.
Truly Harbury is the first woman I ever fell in love with. I just need to know if I'm still in the friend zone or whether this player has found his happily ever after.
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Friends To Lovers For the Win
Louise Bay's books are always sure bets for me. I've thoroughly enjoyed them from the very beginning of her career, and I always look forward to what she might have in store. Friends to lovers, office romance, billionaires, royalty, she's done it all, and always with wit, sexiness, class, and a healthy dose of humor that draws me in and keeps me invested throughout.
INTERNATIONAL PLAYER, Louise's latest, has all of the warmth, humor, and quirk that I've come to expect and love, and is reminiscent of her earlier books in all the best ways. Reading this felt like a homecoming, of sorts, reminding me of what drew me to Louise's stories in the very first place. Friendship, humor, some downright steam, and a dash of heartbreak, all woven together to create a story that I just couldn't put down.
Truly is my absolute favorite, with her awkwardness masking an innate intelligence, warmth, humor, and sensuality that, once unleashed really allows her to come into her own. And the way that she navigates her relationship with Noah had me smiling over and over again, because he just didn't know what hit him when it came to her. There are, of course, some bumps along the way, because, well, the path to true love, and all that, but the framework of friendship and a true liking for each other overcomes in the end.
INTERNATIONAL PLAYER, in all of its friends to lovers sweetness and sizzle, will quickly become a favorite of Louise's books, and is an easy 4 stars from me.
Was a slow start VERY slow start! Even thought about not finishing it, that’s how badly it dragged but I had already paid for it so I intended to finish it. It finally picked half way through and caught my interest.
Truly and Noah just can’t fight their chemistry.
I have a bit of a soft spot for friends to lovers stories, because that’s how I ended up with my amazing hubby.
I loved Truly right off the bat, she is such a genuine person and even though she was terrified she stepped up for the company when her sister needed her help. In comes Noah, to help Truly. Two old friends can work together without past chemistry re-emerging, right?
Noah helps Truly and boosts her confidence, supporting her and assisting her with the publicity side of the foundation when she’s used to being in the background. But spending so much time together ends up rekindling their past feelings.
My only disappointment about this book is that it’s a standalone. I want more Noah and Truly!!!