Thursday, 9 May 2013

Don't Hate The Player Hate The Game - Katie Ashley Book Review

Title: Don't Hate the Player 
Author: Katie Ashley 
Genre: Young Adult 
Publication Date: April 30, 2013 

About The Book

For Noah Sullivan being the best friend to a douchebag and player like Jake Nelson has never been easy. It's been a rocky road since kindergarten when Jake duct taped Noah to his chair before recess. With just six weeks to high school graduation, Jake accidentally blows his drunken ass up on his grandfather's tractor, and Noah finds himself immersed not only in a whirlwind of grief, but on a quest to find a mystery girl from Jake's past.

While cleaning out Jake's room, Noah and Jake's dad make a startling discovery. Instead of the obligatory porn collection or pot stash, they find a ring, but not just any ring. Its half a carat of commitment in a platinum setting-proving even man whores have taste. After Jake's mom pleads with Noah to find the girl who meant so much to Jake, Noah begins a modern day Grail quest to track the girl down.

Since Jake was a notorious player with a legendary collection of trophy panties, Noah finds himself in over his head. There are the usual suspects like Avery, the Ice Princess Jake dated for appearances, or Presley, the school mattress Jake dated for convenience. But the trail begins to point to the most unlikely of suspects: Maddie, the Valedictorian and choir girl who was trying to help the unmotivated jock graduate--the girl who also has surprisingly caught Noah's eye and meddled with his heart.

Hanging out with Maddie shows Noah a different side of Jake--one that was deeply human and surprisingly douche-free. And the more he tries to solve the mystery of the ring and of Jake, the more Noah starts to discover about himself and of love. 

Natalie's Review

Firstly i want to say I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!! what a fantastic read,  The book literally starts off with a Bang (pun intended) and you are hooked from the first page,  i thought the emotion that went into the story was brilliant,  and it didn't feel rushed at all it was developed so well.

The day before his friends funeral Noah finds a ring, a very expensive ring in his friends bedroom, he is then given the task to go find who the ring belongs too which is like finding a needle in a hay stack with the amount or women Jake had slept with.  There are three possibilities, Avery, Presley or the complete wild card that is Maddie. 

When Noah starts getting to know Maddie he sees that quite possibly his best friend was in love with the preachers daughter,  he knows this because he soon finds he cant get Maddie of his mind.  

what follows is the blossoming friendship, and Noah soon finds he doesn't quite see things the way he used to and even questions weather he really knew his friend at all.

I give this book a Massive 5* it is Great 

Natalie xx

About The Author 

Katie Ashley is the New York Times Best-Selling author of The Proposition. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, Harry Potter, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Veronica Mars, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

She also writes Young Adult fiction under the name Krista Ashe.

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  1. Thank you for the giveaway!!! Love the new site

  2. Sounds like a great read; I would love to read this.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)


    1. hey Atalia. You are the winner of the ebook. I will forward your email onto Katie. thanks :)