Player by Sean Ashcroft


“I want you to be my boyfriend. For like three weeks.”Tennis player Isaac Husdon isn’t gay, but when a photograph of him kissing another man makes its way to social media, he doesn’t have the heart to correct the speculation and disappoint all the people it means so much to. Still recovering from a shoulder injury, he decides to play the part and enlists the help of his childhood best friend to be his temporary boyfriend.Julian has been i...

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Release DateMay 5th, 2018
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Sports and Games, Sports, Gay Romance, Gay For You

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  • Melissa Rae
    “I’m gay,” Julian said. “Right, and I’m straight, so between us we make one bisexual.” I’m going, to be honest here, this book wasn’t great. But it also wasn’t horrid. It was just “okay”. There was nothing too amazing about the actual story or about the characters themselves. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own. You do not have to share my opinion, and I respect you for that. However, respect my opinion as well....
  • Wendy Moore
    A sweet,feel good, friends to lovers read!!
  • Lisa Cullinan
    Julian and Isaac are perfect togetherLove this story about two childhood best friends who wind up back in each other’s lives after Julian sees a pic all over his Twitter feed of his “straight” friend kissing a guy at a bar.Although they were the best of friends growing up, somewhere along the way they’d lost contact with one another. Isaac has been pursuing a successful tennis career, so anyone could agree that the amount of practice, ded...
  • Valerie
    Isaac and Julian were great together, but it was Isaac's journey into finding out who he is, with and without Julian, that really set this story apart. When Isaac is kissed by a man and it was splashed all over the press, Isaac takes advantage of the opportunity by posing as bisexual for three weeks before a tennis tournament so he could show kids that it's okay to be who you are. In order to do this, he asks his best friend, Julian, who has been...
  • Dawn B
    It's a familiar trope to those who read m/m books; a guy finds himself in a situation where pretending he's not straight could be beneficial, asks his gay friend to play along, then realises he's really NOT as straight as he thought he was.Sean Ashcroft has even written it himself before, but that doesn't take anything away from this book. I freely admit I love his writing style, the depth he puts into his characters, and the emotions leaping off...
  • Esther Alayeto
    Love this beautiful friends to lovers story. Extremely well written and developed storyline that captivated me from the start and low angst but enough to keep you going. Julian and Isaac are wonderfully sweet and loving characters who are totally perfect together. I really love that above everything else they are the best of friends and always have been and are always there for each other. I really like this author's style of writing and I can't ...
  • Alexleo
    This was a very sweet love story, almost a second chance, between two old friends with little angst and quite a few hot scenes, but I would have loved to get more description of their life outside of their home and their bed. Isaac is a tennis player but the author does not dedicate one scene to the game, except when the two MC’s practice together. So my rating is not a full 4*
  • Linda
    Loved it!Finding a true and lasting love is worth the wait. Loving your best friend and having that love returned is life affirming. Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your Prince. Waiting can be hard but, the prize at the end (beginning?!) is more than worth the wait.
  • Heather Rawlins
    I thought Player was a sweet romance with friends to lovers and please be my fake ‘boyfriend’. I liked that the story really focused on their relationship and the whys and wherefores were just an impetus. It was fast paced, sexy and cute read. I totally enjoyed this story and would recommend it.
  • Annie E
    Friends to lovers This is a sweet friends to lovers book. I loved Isaac and Julian together and the way Isaac discovers the way he really feels about Julian.What I didn't like was Isaacs ex and her hate.
  • Sonja Helies
    Wonderful I love happy endings with friends to lovers. From childhood to adults with a few years in between they meet again and after pretending to be boyfriends it became real. Another wonderful book by a great author
  • TrickLolly
    2.5 Stars
  • Marguerite Long
    Sweet, cute, friends to lovers is my absolute favorite!!!
  • Tina
    I normally love Sean Ashcroft‘s books but I couldn’t really connect with this one. The plot was dine but it felt like this should‘ve been a much shorter and was very repetitive.
  • Kadden
    For me it was missing something. Without the scenery and community that features in the authors other stories this felt flat and two dimensional. Sure it was cute, but it seemed very cookie cutter.
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  • Tara Guyne
    It was slow but good once u get into itSlow but it was interesting after u get into it. I guess it goes to show if u want to be straight don't pretend to be something your not