This is a very typical plot for a Brother’s Best Friend Trope  Non popular girl has a obvious crush on the sports star , who also happens to be also her brother best friend.

This was very predictable story and lacked originality, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good read. I think Preston got really hung up in his own head and the dynamic of a promise and that pesky Bro Code. 

Harleigh knows who she loves and who she wants to be with. Her mind never faulters. She is constantly reminded of the possible heartache she could face if she continues to pursue Preston.
Harleigh must make some tough choice and it really does add a level of emotion to it. 

Prepare yourself for a very slow burn romance.  Like really slow burn. This story runs from high school to young adult timeline. This slow burn does have a very emotional and sad feel to it but never fear there is a HEA.

This was  3.5 star read for me.  I just felt like the story dragged on a bit. To many years of pining for a guy.  I felt like it stunted Harleigh’s character.  I don’t mind a slow burn as long as there is movement and character development. 

Egotistical Player takes place in the Cocky Bastard World.