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Publisher's Summary

Ruthless might as well be Gray Bennett’s middle name. When the renowned Washington, D.C. insider talks, powerful people listen. But Gray hasn’t come home to Saranac Lake to play politics. Or play at all. A tragedy has shaken the unshakable Gray Bennett to his hardened core.
And so has the most unlikely of women.
The mousy redhead who used to run around the Moorehouse B and B - the one he never noticed - is now all fiery hair and lush curves. But sweet Joy Moorehouse is too innocent for a cynic like him. So Gray won’t let himself lay a hand on her…until the night he can no longer resist the woman she has become. That’s when he discovers a secret that leaves him gasping for breath - and wanting more.
©2012 J. R. Ward (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“[A] sumptuous mix of danger and romance.” ( Booklist on Crave)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Jake on 05-31-12

Two different stories combined in 2nd part

What would have made The Player better?

Please re-do the 2nd part of The Player. In the middle of the 2nd part, the story abruptly stops and continues with part of Susan Mallory's latest book which was posted on the same date.

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25 of 26 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By M. Gould on 05-31-12


What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

First would need to hear complete book to determine any star ...incomplete it's a zero

How could the performance have been better?

A complete book ... though reader could also be improved

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

W/o a complete book, cannot say

Any additional comments?

Audible has only supplied 2/3 of the book then suddenly switches to another book. You are left hanging after listening to what might be a good book .... why wasn't this found before listing it...why hasn't it been taken off yet. All purchasers should get money back plus book credits

it is quite disconcerting as well as a waste of time to listen, get involved then suddenly hear an entirely different story and wonder what happened .... going back and forth trying to find the original book continuation.

I am extremely disappointed with Audible...very poor quality and customer service!!!!! I called and they were willing to refund purchase but said couldn't do anything else. Don'the t they realize aggravation in listening to part of a book then be left hanging. Finally plus question on how this happened, I was given a small $ credit but IMO anyone who bought this book in good faith and went thru the aggravation plus wasted time searching should get at least a free credit ..actually even two ... Believe me, it was very disturbing listening to a book while sick so as to occupy mind and wham...story disappears and I'm going back and forth trying to find the story with no luck

Well Audible, are you going to take this book off list and give fairer compensation to customers who were so put out?????

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32 of 35 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By lucy on 04-13-13

goood listen

love ,lust, heart break and love again . j r ward is a good writer i love her work

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3 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth on 12-23-12

Not the best story from J R Ward

I have read many books by J R Ward and find most of them well written to the point i can't put them down so was excited to start listening to this. But I was disappointed with the story line. Its another tale of playboy who changes for one girl, the one from his youth who always only had eyes for him. There seemed to be no imagination and could have been written by someone. The ending is quite abrupt I would have liked to have known more. All this being said it was an easy listen, great to have when doing the housework.

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