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Title: Hate the Player
Series: Hollywood
Author: Max Monroe
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 21 July 2020

Synopsis from Goodreads

“Roses are red, violets are blue, stay away from Andrew Watson’s *ahem* because no other women ever do.”

That’s quite the way to start a conversation at a casual lunch, huh? Grilled chicken, French fries, and pelvic-fatigue, oh my!

And that’s not even the worst of it.

My friend Raquel didn’t pull any punches when she warned me about my brand-new costar and his notoriously player-esque ways. Apparently, my most important mission on my first role in a feature film is to stay immune to his charms.

Are you kidding me? Production costs on this movie are in the hundreds of thousands a day, and staying away from a panty-whispering, vajayjay-charmer is supposed to be at the top of my list? Pfft. Puh-lease.

It doesn’t matter that he’s annoyingly attractive, uber rich, crazy famous, and lusted after by ninety percent of the female population; Andrew Watson is trouble with a capital T—especially for a woman like me.

As a preventative measure, I’ve decided to go ahead and hate him.

Don’t worry, you guys, I’m completely in control. There’s absolutely no way I’m going to do something stupid like fall in love with him.

I can hate the player but still, secretly love his addictive game.

I’m sure of it. 


I always struggle a little with characters who are unapologetic players/man whores. Although Andrew is completely confident in his status, he has an ease with himself and who he is which makes him very hard to dislike.

I really liked the way the story interconnected with Taming Hollywood’s Baddest Boy and Winning Hollywood’s Goodest Girl.

Birdie and Andrew are co-stars in a movie with Birdie making her Hollywood debut in a role which mirrors her own career as a country music star. Andrew, on the other hand, is a veteran A-lister with a lot of acting experience under his belt, which he desperately wants to share with Birdie. Yes, the double entendre is deliberate!!! Birdie has been warned of Andrew’s player potential and is determined to keep her distance which Andrew kindly helps by continually antagonising her. It is very funny how much Andrew loves pushing Birdie’s buttons.

The chemistry between the pair is undeniable and intense, even when Birdie is doing her best to ignore it. Breaking down Birdie’s barriers is a mission Andrew is only too happy to undertake. However, what he doesn’t expect is how much this mission is going to change him along the way.

The plot is entertaining and the romance is a slow build but it is Andrew’s character development that is the true heart of the story.