Review: Player (Ray #3) by E. L. Todd

Title: Player
Author:  E. L. Todd
Publisher/Year:  CreateSpace Publishing 1/3/17
Length:  187 Pages
Series:  Ray #3

Overview

There’s no way to sugarcoat it.

Ryker dumped me.Everyone warned me dating him was the wrong decision. But I did it anyway. Now that it’s been three months I’m finally in a good place. I haven’t started dating just yet but I know that will happen in time. Finally, I don’t think about Ryker anymore.But when I have a dream about Zeke, a very inappropriate one, I start to wonder things I shouldn’t. 

And I start to look at him in a way I never have before…

My Thoughts

So, i think that the summary doesn’t do this story justice but i guess that’s the point of reading a book. What we have here in this third installment is the evolution of Rae. and Ryker’s relationship once she admits how she feels. Mind you, she only shared how she felt to 1) be true to herself and 2) because she was certain that he felt the same. Everyone thought so. but i think that he’s just too scared and as a result, they’re dunzo.

We spend much of this book watching Rae get past her feelings for Ryker, and figure out what’s next for her. She learns about the way that Zeke felt about her for years and that makes a whole net path of complexity lay itself in front of her.

Add to that story line, we get to see things evolve for all the other characters. (well most). Zeke is in this great relationship with a girl name Rochelle and while they’ve moved fast, it seems like a great one. Even with how we know he feels/felt about Rae, he’s. still pushing forward and wants to take things to the next level. We hear him tell Rex about his plans to propose to Rochelle, and Rex still has his reservations since he knows that his friend can’t be over Rae so fast, but as a good friend, he knows he can’t step on toes here. So we watch that one play out.

Then there’s Rex and Kayden. We see what their friendship can evolve to, and friends with benefits becomes their thing. It’s not surprising at all knowing how we saw Kayden feel about Rex in the last book. He doesn’t pick up on that and really just think that he hits the jackpot. When he cuts things off though, we see this story take a depressing turn,

The only character that we don’t dive too deeply in with is Jessie and i’m not sure why. While she’s the fifth wheel here, she’s got all the potential in the world to have a great story line so i really. hope that’s coming soon.

This story takes us on a roller coaster of emotions – happy sad. Depressed, elated, romantic and ecstatic. All mixed with the right layers of naive/basic heat and passion. I can’t wait to see what comes next so i’m off to book 4. Enjoy!