Well Played by J.S. Scott

Well Played

Lauren: Graham is my brother's best friend. He’s always been my protector and my confident because he accepts me the way I am—and not many do. I can’t imagine not having him in my life. Our weekend together was supposed to be a celebration. I graduated from college, Graham got engaged and signed with a pro football team, and my brother landed his dream job. It should have been the best time of our lives. Except that the weekend started with...

Details Well Played

TitleWell Played
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
PublisherGolden Unicorn Enterprises Inc
GenreRomance, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Well Played

  • Alex
    3.5 stars.Review to come
  • Tpagirl
    Well Played was a friends to lovers stand-alone by JS Scott and Ruth Cardello.Lauren was the little sister to Graham’s best friend, Jack. They too were also besties with Graham having always taken the protective role with Lauren. Graham was Lauren’s hero and she secretly crushed on him. The book opened when Lauren walked in on her brother and Graham’s fiancé in a more than compromising position.Scott and Cordello then took us through Graha...
  • Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
    Lauren caught her brother Jack red-handed with his bestfriend’s fiance on his bed. Not a sight she’d ever wanted to see nor imagine, specially from her brother. She was torn if she’d tell Graham about or let them discover the truth. But Lauren’s conscience was guilt-tripping her. Graham was also her friend… more than a friend… he was the man she’d been crushing on forever. But Graham didn’t look at her that way. Star football play...
  • Susan
    Well done! Ms. Scott & Ms. Cardello have written a truly entertaining & steamy book. Graham & Lauren each have their own unique challenges in life. Although Graham has had more than his fair share. I loved the flow of their developing relationship, but I did think the focus on parts of Graham's past was a bit overdone. Overall, I’ve always enjoyed the friends to lovers type stories. I’ve always liked knowing the “hows” and “whys”, but...
  • Kathy Osborn
    I love when two well-known authors get together and write a book. I wasn’t disappointed with J.S. Scott and Ruth Cardello writing as both are gifted writers.Well Played has the making of a movie, a friend who been betrayed by his best friend and fiancé, the sister of the best friend who secretly loves the one betrayed.Graham an upcoming football star gets the surprise of his life when he goes to visit his best friend. Hurt and vulnerable he tu...
  • Debra
    Fabulous book.. I loved the combining of the two authors, really you could not tell, they have gelled perfectly. The relationship between Lauren and Graeme was believable, I enjoyed the way the story gave us insight into their past relationship, it filled it out and gave us a greater understanding of both. Transitioning from child hood hero worship and being like a brother, through teen years, to adult and all the mixed feelings that can evoke wa...
  • Natalie Townson
    I absolutely loved this book. I love it when you get two characters who are just made for each other. The story flowed brilliantly and pretty much from the very first chapter I was hookedI have re read it twice and will probably read again and again #TeamGraham
  • Jo
    One door closed one door open.It’s different when u read this, not her usual style, a little bit long n repeated, maybe they r co-writer. The lines not that bad but just don’t get into the points when it needs, not clearly cut when it’s necessary.The character ty is interesting. The childhood friendship, support each other even they were young.
  • Isa Jones (Jo&Isalovebooks Blog)
    Authors J.S. Scott and Ruth Cardello have delivered a perfect TOUCHDOWN!!I read this book in one sitting. I am a lover of sport romances and friends to lovers too and this beauty just offered me all that and more. After finding Graham's fiance in a very (what shall we call it) compromising position with her brother, Lauren is stricken with the burden to be the one who will possibly destroy Graham's heart by revealing the truth. She loves Graham, ...
  • Lacy
    What should be a happy weekend for all of them turns out to be a betrayal when Jack is caught with Grahams fiancé Graham and Lauren grew up together, Lauren her brother Jack and their father were a family to Graham that he never had. Graham grew up in foster homes under difficult circumstances because of this he’s determined to have a better life as a professional football player, but along the way he’s stepped on some people which he’s no...
  • Isha Coleman
    When is a mistake not a mistake? When it's meant to be? Well Played is the ultimate double team. J.S. Scott brings the heated complications of romance and Ruth Cardello brings the humor and heart. Betrayal sets the stage for an emotional roller coaster ride. Lauren is caught up in the storm of love, secrets and loss. Graham is her heart's desire, but the event that brings them together is rapidly tearing their friendship apart. What once was prec...
  • Tracy *To the point Reviews*
    This will be short. Not because I didn't like the story. Not because there was anything particularly annoying about either character. It was just average. Nerd girl falls for life long best friend of her brother. Things get weird then things get better. Grovel grovel and then HEA.A little too much inner dialogue. Repetitive thinking patterns on both sides. Not lots of action. An average romance story. Sorry but that's all I got from this one.
  • Debbie Collins
    Well Played is written by J.S. Scott and Ruth Cardello, and I must say that they make a terrific team. This book is about a brother, sister, and their best friend, but bad decisions on the part of Jack, the brother has caused a rift between the friends, and put Lauren,the sister in a bad position. The friend, Graham, has not always had an easy life, and just when he thinks things are going his way, BAM, he hits a bump in the road. All of his well...
  • Mayas
    This was one deep storyline. Friends to Lovers sure but the depth of the fight to get there is what made this story enjoyable. Graham secrets and Lauren fight to prove her devotion and get answers was just phenomenal. I don't know which mind thought it but watching Graham accept his worth regardless of a diagnosis was genius. I wanted another ending but will settle for what I received.
  • Catherine Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
    Well done to both authors. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I loved getting to know Graham and Lauren, they were both great in their own ways. This was a friends to lovers romance with it's own unique twist. Each struggles with their own personal demons, but together they learned to deal with them. I look forward to reading more from both authors.
  • Yulanda Bolton
    This was an emotional book about 3 friends in which 2 are siblings. A friend name Graham who has went through obstacles from childhood to adult. A best friend Jack who do the heard of to disappoint his friend and sister. A sister Lauren who was gifted and knowledgeable. Graham and Lauren went from friends to lovers with hurt that eventually turn into being trusted and stronger.
  • Terri Lynn
    I did not like it. I definitely wasted my money on this. I like reading romance books, with sugar and spice..This was to much back and fourthA lot of character talking and no action. If you do not mind that, Then go ahead and read it. I could not get in to it. It did not pull me in. This is my first read from this author and I will not be one clicking no more. It had a lot of five star reviews, and the sample looked good. The story was not what I...
  • Ronald B.
    Great idea for story but telling fell short“Genius and jock”, great idea for a story with much potential for romance and humor. Add an unlikely friendship for these two since childhood adds a sweet dimension with further potential. Too bad, in my opinion the authors fell short. I thought Lauren’s character was terrific, a genius who was empathetic, sweet, beautiful in her way, and who looked for the good in others and was ready to use her b...
  • Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
    Lauren first met Graham when he became her brother's friend, he was quickly welcomed into their family, and for the most part acted like another brother to her... although she never really saw him that way. Lauren had a little crush on the handsome football player all through high school, and with each year that has passed since that crush has intensified, for her anyway... he just seems to continue to see her as a friend. Then on the weekend the...
  • Books 2 Blog
    What a fantastically well written book. I have read works from both of these authors and hoped this book would be special and it certainly did not disappoint. With a storyline that was a little different to what I would have expected, it truly ticked all the boxes. The writing was seamless and you simply couldn't tell that this was written by two authors. I loved the complexity of the characters, Lauren and her amazing mind, was quite the read, I...
  • Barbara
    OMG was this ever a “FEELS” Book! Just awesome!!! These two fabulous authors have written a wonderful storyline that will have you laughing, crying, smiling, worried and everything in between. Lauren and Jack are brother and sister and have been best friends with Graham since childhood. We follow along as Graham, Jack and Lauren come to grips with their friendship, their personal lives as well as their inner turmoils with their futures/career...
  • Jane Bowen
    Two Authors - Two Super Styles - One Perfect Book - Well Played !As a fan of Ruth Cardello I can see her influence on this story, and J.S. Scott is now also a favorite author to read.. These two authors blend the story of Lauren and Graham so well together that you wonder who is writing what. To me this story is about TRUST..lack of it, blind trust, ill fated trust and newly found trust. Graham is a complex character with many issues, trust being...
  • Jenny Brightman Harris
    I received this book with the understanding that I could leave a honest and voluntary review. In this book we meet Lauren and Graham. Lauren her brother Jack and Graham have been friends since they were all little. Graham was the kid from the wrong side of the tracks that saw their perfect family life as something that he was honored to be a part of. Lauren was sure what to think of her family. See Lauren is a Genius who has just graduated from c...
  • Reckless Readers
    I had a hard time getting into this novel. Don't get my wrong the characters are great, it was just kind of lack luster after the first chapter. The first part intrigues the reader but after that it fell flat...My favorite part is how Graham always calls Lauren peanut. It's super cute.Graham is probably my least favorite character. I don't feel like you could count on him, especially after the first hump and run. He has some serious issues so I g...
  • Alyssa
    4.5 StarsSometimes, I just need a really good "falling for your brother's best friend" romance and this did not disappoint. I honestly loved just about everything. Lauren is painfully intelligent and it has always made her a bit awkward and a bit of an outsider. Graham is an outsider of his own making. He had a rough upbringing and a closely guarded secret that's always made him choose his inner circle carefully. Lauren and her brother have alway...
  • Cheryl Whitty
    Reviewed on behalf of http://bookaddict.live,Well Played is a sports Romance with a difference, we have Graham coming to meet his two best friends at Aspen for skiing. Also he is looking forward to introducing his fiancee to his only friends.Unfortunately things don’t go to plan when Lauren arrives to find her brother Jack in a compromising position with Graham’s fiancee Hope.Lauren has loved Graham all her life, and she does all she can to s...
  • Spunky N Sassy
    Spunky N Sassy Rating: 4.5~~~~~~~~~~Tracy's ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~~Lauren and Graham have been best friends most of their lives but when a deep betrayal of Lauren's brother and Graham's bestfriend brings them closer, Graham can't handle his feelings towards Lauren. He has a choice to run and destroy the best thing he ever had or to stay, he chooses to run. Lauren's heart is broken but why would Graham want her when no other guy has befo...
  • CrazyDaisy
    5 Crazy Ass Stars!!!Call me surprised! I just wasn't expecting this story at all. I have read Scott and Cardello's works before so I was expecting a storyline along those lines but, damn, what these two created together was brilliant. I love it!This book fed a few of my guilty pleasures...best friend betrayal, best friend's little sister, friends to lovers, and topped all off with a sports theme. Yup, I am one HAF bookwhore!This was shocking, ang...
  • Jenn Avery
    This is a friends-to-lovers story written by two great authors J.S. Scott and Ruth Cardello. The story flows smoothly if not a little slowly but the main characters are likable and plot is well done. I really enjoyed the way the conflict is done and how Graham not only does not easily forgive his best friend for betraying him and Lauren doesn’t completely forgive Graham while still not forgetting their long friendship when he hurts her, which i...
  • Books After Fifty
    An enjoyable read that will leave you wanting to know if the other characters will get their story!! I’ve read books by Ruth Cardello before and have always enjoyed them. This was my first time reading JS Scott. The two authors come together well to deliver a book that satisfies. It’s hard enough falling in love, but to fall in love with the boy you call your best friend makes it feel painful. Add to that that he reciprocates your feelings, b...