Cover reveal for Tempting the Player – & giveaway!

Tempting The Player by Kat Latham

You guys, this week is so exciting. On Wednesday I’m flying to San Antonio for the Romance Writers of America’s annual conference, where I’ll get to take part in my first book signing, and where Mine Under The Mistletoe is up for a RITA award.

So what better way to start the week than with a cover reveal for my next book? Hurrah!

Tempting the Player comes out on November 10 (but you can preorder it now), and it’s book 3 in my London Legends rugby series. I have to admit, this is my favorite cover of the series (don’t tell Spencer and Liam that, though 🙂 ). And I absolutely LOVE this story. It combines some of my favorite things: a friends-to-lovers story with a hero who’s strong but vulnerable and a heroine who rescues him. What’s not to love?

For those of you who have read the rest of the series, you might be wondering who the hero of Tempting the Player is. Let me introduce you to Matt Ogden, a reserve player who’s fighting to be the team’s starting fullback. He’s only mentioned briefly in Playing It Close, when he and the rest of the players strip down for their calendar photo shoot.

He does a lot of stripping in this book, too. 😉

So are you ready to see Matt? (Seriously, he’s just so HOT.) Here he is – but you’ve got to put him together!

If you want to see him but don’t have the time or desire to do the puzzle (boo!) then head on over the Tempting the Player page and you can see him in all his muscular glory.

Here’s more about Matt and Libby’s story.

Tempting the Player
Book three of the London Legends

Best friends make the best lovers.

Libby Hart and Matt Ogden are perfect for each other—as friends. They’ve known each other for ages. They act as each other’s plus-ones. They even share custody of a dog. And if there’s always been a little spark between them, so what? It’s never been worth jeopardizing their friendship.

Professional rugby player Matt is fighting for a starter position with the London Legends—and that’s not the only thing he’s fighting. A crippling fear of flying means he’s struggling to get his career off the ground. He has no time for a relationship, even if Libby does make him ache. As an airline pilot, Libby’s looking for a stay-at-home husband so she can have a family without sacrificing her high-flying career. Matt’s certainly not that man.

But just because they don’t have a future together doesn’t mean they can’t have a right now. When Matt asks Libby for help overcoming his fear, they agree to take a vacation from their platonic relationship—whenever they fly together, they can have sex. It’s the perfect way to resolve all that built-up tension. As long as they can avoid getting a little too comfortable…
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Inspirational images

Here’s my Pinterest board with some of the images I found inspirational. Can you say sexy, sexy rugby player?

Follow Kat Latham’s board Tempting the Player on Pinterest.


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Which of the London Legends book covers do you like best? What do you think of the Tempting the Player cover (you can be honest!)? Do you like friends-to-lovers stories?

By Kat

Kat Latham writes sexy contemporary romance, including the London Legends rugby series. With degrees in English lit and human rights, she loves stories that reflect the depth, humor and emotion of real life. She's a California girl living in the Netherlands with her baby girl and British husband.


  1. I will definitely be buying Tempting the Player. I love the description & this books sounds like it will be a lot of fun. Good luck in San Antonio! Mine Under the Mistletoe is such a good story — you deserve to win.

    1. Thank you so much for the vote of support, Suz-Glo! And I’m thrilled that you like the sound of Tempting the Player. I had a LOT of fun writing it. Matt makes my heart go THUMP. 🙂

  2. I am definitely tempted by the player. Love your books and can’t wait to read this one. Good luck at RWA!!

  3. Hi, Kat! Love your books and am looking forward to reading Tempting the Player! Have fun at RWA and good luck! Hope you win!

  4. I am currently reading and enjoying Knowing the Score. I think I will have to read them all! The story of Tempting the Player sounds perfect for me. Looking forward to it!

  5. I’m really looking forward to Tempting the Player! I love books about athletes and I definitely love a friends to lovers storyline! 🙂

  6. Ooh, can’t wait. I’ve really enjoyed the earlier entries in this series.

    As for the puzzle, it took me longer than it should have (34 seconds). Oh well, I’ll just have to play again 😉

  7. I have a Kat Latham book on my Kindle but I haven’t gotten the chance to read it yet. I love the covers for this series. I am absolutely tempted.

  8. The book sounds great, and I love that she’s a pilot and he’s the one with the fear of flying. Looking forward to reading it. Best wishes at RWA.

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