Apr 17

My Kinda Player by Lacey Black Review



AJ Summer witnessed four of her sisters fall in love and settle down. But not her. She’s stuck in a rut, destined to spend the rest of her life watching from the dugout, kissing frogs. Then one night, she meets a mysterious stranger, who makes her feel alive and realize she’s not as broken as she thought–until she wakes up alone.

Sawyer Randall lost everything in a split-second when a game-winning play resulted in a career-ending injury. Looking for a fresh start, he settles into the cozy beach town of Jupiter Bay. A chance meeting with a gorgeous woman leaves him restless and anxious for something he swore he’d never want again–love.

But sometimes Prince Charming isn’t who he seems. What happens when circumstances are misleading? Will their love be strong enough to see them through unscathed? Or will AJ be played by the player?

*Though part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone. It is intended for those 18 and over due to graphic language, descriptive sex, and the world’s most inappropriate grandparents.



I’ve been a fan of Lacey Black’s since the release of her debut novel, Trust Me, when I fell in love with the small town of Rivers Edge and the Stevens clan. Small town romances, and especially ones centered around a big family with lots of siblings finding their happily ever afters, are among my favorite romances to read. Without hesitation, it’s Lacey Black who always comes to mind first when that’s what I’m looking to read. The unique way she captures life in a small town, coupled with a big family and some sweet, sexy love stories, leap to life on the page for a truly special reading experience.

Set in the small, beach town of Jupiter Bay, My Kinda Player is the fifth book in the series, and it focuses on the middle Summer sister, AJ, and new resident, former pro baseball player, Sawyer. AJ is a middle school math teacher, and Sawyer has just relocated to Jupiter Bay for a fresh start. Unbeknownst to AJ, that fresh start includes a job as the middle school PE teacher and baseball coach. This couple has off-the-charts chemistry, but they’ve also both been burned by previous relationships. That underlying attraction was a powerful thing, though, and they were both falling pretty hard and fast—until Sawyer’s viper of an ex, also a Victoria’s Secret model, blows into town to execute her own Fatal Attraction-inspired reconciliation. A steady dose of the hilariously inappropriate grandparents’ antics along with plenty of interaction from AJ’s big, boisterous family, along with a Rivers Edge series crossover in the form of Sawyer’s cousin, Maddox, makes My Kinda Player another solid winner from Lacey Black in a series full of them.

My Kinda Player was such a fun and sexy love story. I devoured it, my heart happy and a smile on my face, the whole way through. I enjoyed every minute of this charming, amusing and steamy romance, and I can’t wait to return to Jupiter Bay for the next Summer sisters’ book. Five smooches from me for Lacey Black’s My Kinda Player!

~ Danielle Palumbo