30 May 2014

Grooming the Player & Hiring the Player Campus Players Series by Allie K. Adams - Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway


Don't hate the player...
Bainbridge University sophomore, Emma Rae, embraces her title of perpetually single. All the guys at BU are total players, and if there's one thing Emma hates more than anything, it's a player.

Learn to play the game...
Ryan is tired of being the embarrassment of his frat house. Being a Delta means he should be playing the field, a different girl every night, just like the rest of his frat brothers. But he's the king of nerds, as they constantly remind him, and has never even had a real girlfriend. Hell, he isn't even allowed to live in the Delta house, instead living in a mod behind it.

He begs Emma to turn him into a player. In return he'll bring her to the Delta DASH--the party of the year. As an underclassman, Emma isn't allowed to the DASH without a Delta escort. She quickly agrees, knowing she can turn him into anything, as she's done with so many of the ghosts of boyfriends past.

She updates his image, teaches him how to flirt, how to kiss, and even how to drive a girl wild with his heated touch. She's groomed Ryan into the ultimate player, which is exactly what he wants.

The problem is she turns him into exactly what she wants too and must now decide whether this Project Em's Way is her greatest creation... Or her ultimate downfall.



When life gets you down...
Kayla Riggs is three weeks from graduation and has yet to have one college experience worthy of a memory, let alone a story to tell people later. Her BFFs make a deal with the player next door—show Kayla how to have a little fun before she settles into a life of mediocrity.

Hire a player to pick you up...
Jake Swanson only has a few weeks left as a cadet for the Bainbridge Island Fire Department before he can take his practical exams and be hired on permanently. The last thing he needs is a group of crazy women insisting he grant his cute-yet-boring neighbor three insane wishes—one for each week left of school. The only kicker is that she can’t know about the wishes or the deal is off.

When they offer him a deal he can’t refuse, he agrees to show Kayla how to have a little fun, and in turn has a lot more fun with her than he expected, or wanted. Now he must choose between keeping his word, or losing his heart.
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Emma Rae isn’t the type that can cause heads to turn – unlike her best friend Britt, she’s basically a normal girl in the crowd who embraces her state of singlehood. At Bainbridge University, guys are players, and Emma just loathe these types of men – until she sets her eyes on Ryan.

HP – a geek, a nerd, a Delta. He’s her passport to the most-sought after party in the campus, and she’s his only hope in transforming himself in becoming one of them, yes, a player. I already loved this guy the first time I saw him. I think he’s adorable – and a sheep amidst all those lions that are surrounding him. He’s a Delta and he’s meant to play – but he doesn’t know the rules nor the game itself. He doesn’t have a girlfriend as well.

A situation have brought these two together and settled on a deal – make him a player, in return he will take her to the Delta DASH. But as the transformation occurs, Emma found herself mesmerized by her creation, and what’s underneath it. Being with a nerd wasn’t that bad after all – especially when this nerd is a fast learner and has really talented hands, and ummm.. mouth. YAH! He can be sooooo hot in bed – and I was like, are you sure this was your first time? Because heck! I think I couldn’t stop squirming when the steamy scenes comes along. Did he got those information just from Googling it?!

They were just fine, until this girl – argh. I totally hate the TA, I don’t know why she hates Emma, and why she’s after her – but what she did was downright despicable, and it broke my heart when Ryan was pushed into doing it. He didn’t have a choice, or he thought so. He didn’t want to hurt Emma, but the consequences were severe, so he did what he needed to do…

I fell in love with this series right after I finished reading the first book, Grooming the Player. It’s sexy, it’s hot, and it’s sweet - three combinations that would make a book swoon-worthy in my eyes.  I love the characters in this story, and even the plot!!! The ‘nerdiness’ of Ryan – it was really cute. I was thoroughly entertained while falling in love and watching the frog turned into a prince. 

✪Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.✪


She was a perfectionist, and intelligent girl who  got everything all planned for – and he’s a player. If you have enjoyed the first book, I’m sure you will love this even more.

Kayla built walls around her heart, and its taller than that building in Dubai, and sturdier than any fortress I have known. She couldn’t let anyone inside her life, afraid that it might disrupt the orderliness of it. She was three weeks from graduation, and she didn’t need any more additional stress. Her friends were worried for her – so they made a deal with the player next door to show her some fun before she finally settles for a boring life.

I don’t know whether to love or hate her friends, but I settled for the first one – because they only meant well, and they wanted her to finally live her life. They were a naughty bunch, but they were great friends who were just a text or phone call away when they are needed.

Jake had a few more weeks until he can finally be hired permanently for the Bainbridge Island Fire Department. The last thing he need in his life right now is a group of friends whose asking for trouble by asking him to grant three insane wishes for their friend. The only thing he got from this deal – is Kayla. The girl whom he couldn’t forget, and whose wall he can’t penetrate.

It started with a fire, it was over something insanely stupid, but I was glad it happened because it paved way for these two to be together. One by one, he starts to grant their wish – showed her how to live life, and have a little fun. What he didn’t expect is to fell right into his trap. He didn’t mean to fall in love with her. If only he can get into her walls and make her unafraid to take the risk. It was frustrating to watch her deny what she feels for him – but he will prove her, by hook or by crook that she was IT for him. He was a player, but now, he was willing to stop playing – all because of her. Now first, he needed to get his secret out in the open.

What I love most about this series is seeing Emma and Ryan together – stronger and more in love with each other. But, something happened to them that had me gripping on my Kindle. It was an OMG moment that I was sincerely hoping they’d get pass through it.

I enjoyed reading this series, every book has something new to offer. The series just kept on getting better and better. It will give you some new ways that will make you fall in love with the characters, even if they were formerly-douches.

Allie K. Adams is the bestselling author of several award-winning stories. An active member of the search and rescue, as well as previously served as a reserve deputy, Allie has firsthand experience in most of the dangers she writes about. Known for her highly erotic, deeply intense suspense romances, she can be found most days in front of her computer, saving the world one sizzling story at a time. She grew up in Seattle and now currently lives in southwest Montana with her husband, two kids, and two fluff ball dogs.  

She loves to hear from readers and encourages them to reach out to her through her website at www.alliekadams.com

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