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Player Blog Tour - Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Player blog tour. I have a review, excerpt and giveaway for you all.

Title: Player
Author: Laura DeLuca 
Genre: Young Adult Thriller
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours


Blurb:
Joshua Hanover had it all. He was handsome, rich, athletic, and had always been popular with the ladies. Yet, until he gets paired up with his beautiful but shy lab partner, Rosa, he never allowed himself to fall in love. As the chemistry between them grows, Josh realizes that his player days have come to end. But it seems his change of heart has come too late. Not only is Rosa leery of his bad boy reputation, he has four vindictive ex-girlfriends who are on a rampage. At first he doesn’t take their threats seriously, but then his tires are slashed, someone tries to poison him, and one of the girls turns up dead. Josh doesn’t know who to trust, but one thing is certain. It definitely isn’t worth the price he’s paying to be a player. 

My Review
Joshua has never cared who he hurt. He likes girls and has no problem playing the field sometimes with more than one girl. That changes when he falls in love with his lab partner Rosa. He wants to get rid of all his girlfriends and go after Rosa and be with Rosa only.Rosa isn't sure about dating Josh but when they begin dating she doesn't only have to worry about her heart but has to worry it seems someone is after Josh. He has four mad girls he has just dumped. Someone has slashed Josh's tires is leaving him notes and now one of his exes has ended up dead. Being a player has come back to hurt him. He has to figure out who is after him.

Josh at first I didn't think I would like. After all he is dating four girls at once. The more I read about him I started to like him a little. Rosa seemed good for him. Josh really has only had his best friend Andrea be there for him always. His parents work all the time and his dad really pushes him to be perfect. I think Josh  is the type of guy who seems to have it all but you don't know what he has going on in his life. Rosa is the sweet, nerdy type girl who grew up poor. She has a different life from Josh. I love how she tries to see the best in some people and is easy to forgive people. There is a whole cast of other characters that all add their part to this great book.

This book really surprised me as I kept reading. I had to figure out who it was and I was wrong a few times about who I guessed it was. You get a little bit of love, friendship, murder, mystery and so much more in this book. You won't want to put it down. I love how several characters including Josh make a turn around in their personality and really change and grow in this book. I really got a feel for them as I read about all of them. I will say the ending surprised me and I didn't see some of it coming. This is an excellent book I would tell anyone wanting something different to read.

4 out of 5 Stars

Excerpt
Someone else came over to offer Nadine their congratulations, so Josh said goodbye and went to his locker to get his backpack. He figured he would meet up with Andrea and Rosa in the parking lot. He fumbled with the combination before finally getting the door to swing open. Something glittered on the top shelf and caught his eye. He reached for it, and a small scrap of paper fluttered to the floor.

At first he wasn’t sure what he was holding. It was a pink plastic tiara with some big gaudy plastic jewels. It was the type of thing he had seen in dollar stores for little girls’ birthday parties. It was practically broken in half, and the edges were sharp. Josh pricked his finger on the jagged point, and a few drops of blood welled from the small wound. He put his finger in his mouth as he bent to pick up the paper that had fallen. When he read it, the broken crown suddenly made sense and he wondered how he could have been so na├»ve. He should have realized from the instant he saw it what it meant.

“Josh decided to play around
Now one of his girls is under the ground.
Another has a big bump on her head.
And by the end of the dance, the queen will be dead.”


Author Bio:
Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and four children. She loves writing in the young adult genre because it keeps her young at heart. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the editor of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years. Her current works include Destiny, Destiny Unveiled, Phantom, Morrigan, Player, and Demon.

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