The Player Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Player

US Army Ranger Jamie Flanagan and two buddies left the military after their last assignment turned ugly. All 3 of them live with some form of guilt over the outcome of the assignment where they lost one of their closest friends, but as Jamie was his “buddy” for this assignment none seem to be bottling it up more than he is. Jamie seems to be trying to see how many women he can bed and drop in less than 3 dates, as a means of not forming attachments. Due to a bar fight that got out of hand Commander Garrett extracts a promise from each of them to do any favor he asks of him to keep their discharge on tract.
Click here to see the rest of this review

Garrett calls in his favor when he figures out that his granddaughter Aubrey may be setting out to marry a man who is not worthy of him. Garrett tells Aubrey that Jamie is coming to her “de-stressing” camp in Maine, as a result of the outcome of that last assignment. Garrett tells Jamie that he needs him to protect Aubrey from a threat and that he needs to go in undercover. But, it doesn't take Jamie long to figure out that he has been set up. Especially when the forms that Garrett filled out for him were all about needing coaching on erectile dysfunction as well as water color painting. Aubrey who had a heart attack from stress when she was 24 initially thinks her grandfather has gone too far. But, when Jamie takes it all in stride and starts to make things to send to him, such as a painting of 2 mountains and a very suggestive orchid painting she knows he has one wicked sense of humor.

The longer that they spend together Aubrey determines that she is drawn to Jamie in ways she has never been drawn to others. She is also determined to crack into Jamie's wall he has put up and make him not only let her in but to start dealing with his feelings.

The review of this Book prepared by Tanya

Chapter Analysis of The Player

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past dead relative(s) Matchmake, (will/family)    -   Yes Matchmaker...    -   matchmake by grandma/pa

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   Weiner talk Focus of story    -   Him How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

Books with storylines, themes & endings like The Player

Rhonda Nelson Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian