Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
Demi has lived her life as the daughter of a popular college football coach, and since she now attends the same college where her dad coaches, she’s often been the subject of rumors that she’s fooling around with team members. While she has dated fellow athletes, she has a rule against dating one of her dad’s players… despite the fact that she clearly feels sparks whenever she’s around Rowan. And since he’s kind of unofficially part of her family with her dad being his mentor, she’s around him A LOT. But Demi judges EVERYONE. She wants nothing to do with Rowan because of the rumors that he’s a player.
And Rowan is just so damn sweet. I almost felt at times that he didn’t deserve her. He’s been in love with Demi for years, and has been keeping notes on all the little things that she likes. They have family dinner together once a week at her dad’s house, and while Rowan knows everything she’s shared over the last few years, I don’t think there’s a single personal fact about Rowan that Demi knows!
So when these two finally get together, I loved how open and honest he is with Demi. Again, she was quick to judge his situation and almost didn’t believe him when he confessed that he’d been waiting for her, making me wonder if she deserved him at all. Things are all fine and dandy between them for a while until Rowan’s bad-news dad pops up. I get why he makes the decision that he does in order to protect Demi and her father, but I hated that he made that choice at the same time. And Demi didn’t think to question what she walked in on? Did she not know him and how he feels about her by then?
Overall, Campus Player is an enjoyable college sports romance. Despite my feelings for the heroine, I did like Rowan a ton as a hero, and that’s what kept me reading!
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
Jennifer is a USA Today bestselling author who has published seventeen New Adult and Mature Young Adult novels. Her novels have been translated into both German and Dutch. Audiobooks are also in the works. She has a bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She spent five years working as a high school counselor before relocating with her family. Jennifer lives in the Midwest with her husband and four children.