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Risky Play (Red Card #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

Risky Play Book Cover Risky Play
Red Card #1
Rachel Van Dyken
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
March 19th, 2019

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.

Jenny’s Review

Slade Rodriquez, world’s best soccer player. He’s sexy, he’s hot, and he just made the biggest career move from Europe to the United States MLS.

What he doesn’t need is to lose his focus on a woman. However that decision is taken from him when he runs off on a mini vacation before the season gets under way and meets and falls for Mackenzie DuPont. But the world again takes away his options when a tragic phone call is received.

Waking up after a perfect night with a man she just met and instantly had a connection with, Mack rolls over to find the bed empty, along with the attached empty suite. Left with several unanswered questions, she realizes that for the second time, she’s been left all alone, stood up and by herself.

This story, it grabbed me from the get go and I couldn’t put it down until the end, until I knew exactly how this story ended. I’ve always enjoyed RVD writing and stories. She has the ability to wrap you up in her writing.

This sports romance, the jilted left at the alter bride, the scorn tough guy, and all the things and all the people that happen in between from the first look of instant attraction between two broken and lonely people and a happily ever ending, is such a fun journey to go along. One I would recommend to you romance lovers that love sports (soccer), wine, family, instalove, hot men, loving women, give this one a chance and order it today!!

About the Author:

A master of lighthearted love stories, Rachel Van Dyken is the author is several novels that have appeared on nation bestseller lists, including the New York Time, the Wall Street Journal, and the USA Today. A devoted lover of Starbucks, Swedish Fish, and the Bachelor, Rachel lives in Idaho with her husband, son, and two boxers.

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