The Player - Denise Grover Swank

The Player

By Denise Grover Swank

  • Release Date: 2015-06-02
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 447 Ratings


Book two in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Wedding Pact series. 

Divorce attorney Blair Hansen is convinced that marriage should be based on practicality, not passion. But as her own wedding approaches, she finds herself remembering her law school boyfriend, the only man she's ever loved, and regretting what might have been. Then a twist of fate lands Garrett back in her life, and the man who loomed large in her past is suddenly casting a shadow over her wedding, making her question everything. To complicate matters further, the job she loves is in peril, and she can feel the ‘perfect’ life she’s fashioned for herself start to crumble under her feet. Could everything she's believed about life and love be wrong? 

Garrett Lowry is a divorce attorney who's ready to settle down. The problem is that he can’t find a woman who suits him nearly as well as the one he loved and lost. He broke her heart by playing the field after their break up—something he’s always regretted. But after months of pining for Blair, Garrett stumbles across her in a freak coincidence—and then destiny keeps throwing them together, the coincidences becoming ever more unlikely. He’s convinced it's a sign they should give their love a second chance, but Blair is engaged to another man—a man who is absolutely wrong for her. 

Can Garrett convince Blair that a player once isn’t a player forever, and that happy endings aren’t just for dreamers? 

The Wedding Pact and the Bachelor Brotherhood series:
The Wedding Pact
#1 The Substitute (Megan's story)
#2 The Player (Blair's story)
#3 The Gambler (Libby's story)
#4 The Valentine (Blair short story)

Bachelor Brotherhood
#1 Only You (Kevin's story)
#2 Until You (Tyler's story)
#3 Always You (Matt's story)


  • The player

    By boimom
    First half was interesting … second half was tedious and drawn out to be boring!!!!
  • Don’t bother

    By $$Fash
    If a book could be more predictable and boring I don’t know how!! Skip this one. There is nothing about it worth your time.
  • Hot romance with lots of giggles

    By Clovestoread75
    I loved this book! The story, the romance, the hot sex and most of all "gram". What a hilarious character. Can't wait to read more in this series
  • Great Series!

    By B524
    Ive really enjoyed the first two books of this series! Looking forward to seeing what happens in Libby's story!
  • Ugh

    By InsatiableReader
    So repetitive and obvious. Save your time & read something else.
  • A great read!

    By Flashlight girl 421048201
    I quickly downloaded this book before I got on a plane during one of my trips, I didn't even read what it was about. To my surprise I LOVED it 😍 I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
  • Blair & Garrett 4eva!

    By bengalfan78
    Loved this book and had a feeling that Blair's story would impact me right in the feels! And Garrett, that boy was all that and a bag of chips (yes, I'm old). The Player is the second book in The Wedding pact series, that follows three friends as they navigates wedding cruses and finding true love. Blair is front and center in The Player. She is no-nonsense lawyer and takes no BS from anyone. Blair is good at what she does, but she harbors hurt and pain from her childhood that has caused her to build walls around her heart. Blair is fine with having a loveless marriage in order to protect herself. However, as her wedding day gets closer she starts to doubt what she always thought she wanted. Blair's life changes forever when she has a run in with the love of her life, Garrett, who reignite a passion Blair has long thought buried and she begins to question everything she once thought true. Oh Garrett. I think I fell in love with him from when he first step on the page! Garrett let the love of his life slip through is fingers years ago, but once he sees Blair again, he is willing to do anything to win her back. Good thing, Blair is marrying Garrett's cousin! As Blair and Garrett are thrown together over and over again it becomes quite clear that their story is not over. Garrett is desperate to show Blair that he is the man for her, but Blair is not ready to let her wall down. As Blair begins to re-think her life, her fiancé has one last trick up his sleeve to derail Blair and Garrett's reunion. The whole time I was reading this story I was routing for Garrett and Blair. It was fun to watch them find each other again. And did I mention how much I loved Garrett, he was just so yummy throughout the book!
  • Thoroughly enjoyable!

    By Hlgpooh
    This is the second book in a romantic comedy series by Denise Grover Swank. I enjoyed reading about and getting to know all the characters in the first book, The Substitute, and this story focuses on one of the characters, Blair. Blair was not my favorite character in the first book, but I feel like I understand her motivations a little better after reading her story. I enjoyed the book and actually laughed out loud at some parts. It is a great choice for a light-hearted, relaxing read.
  • Loved it.

    By NicNac0
    Loved the characters the story line. Such a great book can't wait to start the next one. Denise is such a great author! :)
  • More then I ever expected!!!

    By Hushpuppy53
    I loved The Substitute even though the character Blair honestly rubbed me the wrong way. I thought she was a nosey witch and cold as ice! I must say this story being about her kinda worried me due to not liking her character very much. But as usual leave it to Denise to make u fall in love with Blair in her book! It was fun and different to see Blair in a different light. It was a great story and just when u think u know what is going to happen of course Denise throws her twists in a bit! I highly recommend this whole series to EVERYONE!!! Happy reading 😊