A Fun, Feel-Good Read (Review of THE PLAYER’S OPTION by K.L. BRADY)

Ty Ellen Baker and Chris “C.J.” Jamison are sports agents on a collision course. They each have a client who has threatened to jump to the other agent and Ty and Chris know this. And they both have serious flaws which hamper their business. Maybe their meeting at the Combines in Indianapolis is fate at work. The only thing is, when they meet, they only know each other as Just Ellen and Just Chris. Having never met as Ty and C.J. before, they have no clue at first that the other is a threat. Will they connect? What happens when truth springs and two wolves learn that they’re hunting the same piece of meat?

This was a fun, feel good novel. Written with wit and charm. Sprinkled with comedy here and there. There are two POVs: Ty and Chris. This is cool; however, the author at times rehashed entire events that I’d read in one POV in the next. The characters were well fleshed, real, and flawed. As crazy as it sounds, flawed characters are good. A character that has all the answers is not only boring to me, but unrealistic. The only thing I disliked about the novel is that the author “told” instead of “showed” in a few scenes–told me how a character felt instead of illustrating it through action, facial expression or dialogue. But this was only minor to me.

A major theme of the book is the dynamic of competition and completion. For example, in the novel (won’t say where) there’s this guy (won’t give name) who was jealous of his lady’s success. How shallow! Man, my wife’s successes are mine as well. The more money I make, the more money she makes. When she wins, we win. There is no competition. Only Completion! How can we complement each other so we both get what we need?

If you’re looking for a fun, feel good novel that is written with wit and charm, check out K.L. Brady’s THE PLAYER’S OPTION. There’s also a great life lesson there. Fiction–from the times of the Parables to now–still one of the best formats for learning life lessons.

For more info on K.L. Brady’s books, check out http://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/K-L-Brady/76764023 

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