Anatomy of a Player – 4 Stars

 anatomy of a player

Cindi Madsen 

Release Date: January 25, 2016

Age: NewAdult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Entangled



book blurb

This bad boy is about to get played…

After getting her heart broken by a player again, Whitney Porter is done with men. She’s focusing on her future career and her first assignment at the college newspaper: Posing as a sports writer for an exposé on the extra perks jocks receive. But Hudson Decker, the bad boy of the hockey team, is about to test her resolve. To keep herself from breaking her no-sex rule with the temptingly tattooed athlete, she decides to use him for a side project: Anatomy of a Player, to help Whitney—and women everywhere—spot a player, learn what makes him tick, and how to avoid falling for one.

With his life spiraling out of control, Hudson Decker’s looking for a distraction. When his teammates bet him that he can’t land the gorgeous but prickly new reporter, he accepts the challenge, boasting he’ll have her in bed by the end of the semester. But Whitney is so much more than Hudson expected, and soon enough, he’s in too deep. The last thing he needs is another complication, but staying away isn’t an option. One thing’s for certain: this girl totally throws him off his game.

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about the author

Cindi Madsen

USA Today Bestselling author Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

Visit her at, where you can sign up for her newsletter and learn about upcoming releases.

Cindi is the author of YA books All the Broken Pieces, Cipher, Rift, Resolution, and Demons of the Sun, and adult romances Falling for Her Fiancé, Act Like You Love Me, Resisting the Hero, Cinderella Screwed Me Over and Ready to Wed.

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my review

4 Stars

Anatomy of a Player was my first book from Cindi Madsen and I really enjoyed it. It is a sweet and hilarious college romance that was entertaining and fun to read.

After having her heart broken for the last time, Whitney decides that she’s going to take her college academic career way more seriously and attempts to get a job at the college paper. To achieve the position, she needs to have a crazy expose on one of the hottest men of campus – Hudson Decker, hockey star and overall bad boy extraordinaire.

Their storyline was similar to a couple different romantic comedy movies I have seen. Boy makes a bet with his friends and the girl has sworn off men because they’re all players. Neither is looking for anything serious.  It’s basically the set up for all kinds of book hijinks but I was still really excited to read about Whitney and Hudson.

Just like I could before I started the romance you can imagine how this book is going to play out. However, even though it was a slightly predictable plot line, it was well written with clever and witty scenes, as well as characters that you’re quickly enchanted with.  I really liked this couple and overall I was pleased that I read their book.

Anatomy of a Player a quick read that leaves you smiling and fills your afternoon or evening with a delightful reading experience.   I look forward to reading more from this author and I would definitely recommend this book to others.


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