★ SYNOPSIS ★
Players gotta play.
Hate is like a poison. It contaminates everything.
So does doubt.
Even though I deny what I overheard, even though I insist it isn’t true, the seed of doubt has been planted. I can’t help but be tormented with the endless what-if’s that have taken over our lives.
Romeo and I were happy in love. The future stretched before us brighter than any star in the darkest sky. Now everything is broken. Literally broken. Romeo’s entire career is at stake, my entire future is threatened… and my past?
It’s coming back to haunt me.
To haunt us.
Romeo says we’re in this together and right now the only sure thing is us. But how far can a love so new be pushed? The lengths we will have to go to save each other puts everything at risk.
Romeo is a #player but how much of the game can one person play?
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★ MY REVIEW ★
Where, oh where to begin.It’s one of those, you don’t move, you don’t budge and you can’t really put it down, books. I am both in love and yet sad with this book. Mostly because it’s the last book of Romeo and Rimmel in the Hashtag series. (As far as I know!) It is by far not the end of their story, you see them in the rest of the series and I absolutely loved it. So, that being said. #Player is a conclusion on the first two books in the Hashtag series by Cambria Hebert, and from the cliff hanger you encounter in #Hater. It is definitely not a stand alone book, if you were to start with it, you’d just be confused. I would recommend reading these books from the beginning of the series with #Nerd. You can find my reviews of #Nerd and #Hater here. As always, Cambria’s writing is fantastic and extremely well done.
Now is the extremely hard part, what else do you say about a couple of characters that you’ve fallen completely in love with, when you’ve already written two reviews on the same series? I’m going to attempt this, but I don’t know if I’ll do the book any justice, and I’m going to do it without spoilers. So if you’re wanting for information about -details- in this book, you’ll want to find another review.
One of the biggest things I enjoyed about #Player is really seeing both Romeo and Rimmel dig into their relationship, and actually grow. Both together and as individuals. You started seeing this in the last book, but it really evolves in #Player. It’s like watching them shed the last of the teenage angst and become adults. Ones you’d love to have as your best friends and be part of their inner circle. They care about each other and their friends.
Rimmel in particular has to deal with things from her past that have been brought forward to the present. She never asked for these things to happen and in fact, she didn’t know most of them even existed. You see her cope and deal with these things… you also see Romeo play a big part in this while still trying to deal with things for himself. He’s bound and determined to protect her though. To be honest, he makes me swoon, sigh and is one awesome book boyfriend. 😀
Of course you have the rest of the cast. Braeden, Rimmel’s BBFL for life. 😀 Ivy, Trent, Missy.. the whole crew is there, even Zach! (Run in terror!) One of the other wonderful things I’ve discovered about this series is that, you don’t just mildly like some of the characters in these books. You either love them so hard core, that you’re fangirling, or you hate them with an animosity that is hilarious considering they aren’t real. (Zach for instance, I have a love hate relationship with. He is the perfect villain. I hate him, but I love him because I hate him. Oh the feels.) This is true especially if you’re a fan of the series overall. They’ve all won special places in my heart, that’s for sure. Even the mysterious #BuzzBoss!
Another five star rating for me. I would hands down recommend this book, but -only- if you’ve read #Nerd and #Hater first. If you do start the series, just hold on tight! 😀