Risky Play by Rachel Van Dyken Book Review

Risky Play by Rachel Van Dyken

Release Date: March 19, 2019

Series: Red Card, Book 1

Even one-night stands deserve a second chance in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s novel of sporting desire.

What else can a virgin do when she’s ditched at the altar? Seattle heiress Mackenzie Dupont is treating herself to a single-girl honeymoon in Mexico and a desire to relinquish her innocence to a gorgeous one-night stand. Fake names. True pleasure. But when she wakes up alone, Mackenzie realizes just how much anger is left in her broken heart.

Suffering a tragic personal loss, pro soccer player Slade Rodriguez has his reasons for vanishing without a goodbye. Right or wrong, he’s blaming the beautiful and infuriating stranger he never wants to see again. They’re both in for a shock when Mackenzie shows up as his new personal assistant. And they both have a lot to learn about each other. Because they share more than they could possibly know, including a common enemy who’s playing his own games. And he’s not afraid to get dirty.

Now there’s only one way Mackenzie and Slade can win: to trust in each other and to stop hiding from the lies they’ve told, the secrets they’ve kept, the mistakes they’ve made, and the attraction that still burns between them.

Risky Play by Rachel Van Dyken Review

Holy soccer player, Batman! Slade is a fun character from beginning to end and I enjoyed watching the evolution of his emotions from his first encounter with Mackenzie through the end of the story. Although he’s a soccer player, his profession takes a back seat to the love story created by Rachel Van Dyken.

What starts out as a one-time, OMG situation turns into so much more. Challenges, lust, love, and so much more combine to give us this charming romance novel. Once Mackenzie gets going she’s has a combination of both a free-spirit and never-give-up attitude. And while Slade CAN be a pompous ass, he can be the sweetest character with a giving heart.

The scenes between Jagger and Slade had all the signature banter that RVD is known for and that always makes me snort-laugh. It’s something that I always look forward to when reading a new RVD book and she doesn’t disappoint. Witty, relatable characters and a wonderful storyline make Risky Play a must-read.

Also, can we get a book for Jagger and/or Matt? That’d be great.

4.5 Stars

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