Meet the Author:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In September, she’ll release MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY, a standalone sports romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter
Most Valuable Playboy
Expected publication: September 1st 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Hands down, my favorite thing in the world is to score. Touchdowns.
Don’t let the fact that I’m the leading pick in the Most Valuable Playboy charity auction fool you. These days, I’m only a player on the field. I’ve kept my pants zipped all season long — and it has been long — because nothing’s more important than leading my team to victory every week. Except maybe escaping from the team owner’s recently-widowed and handsy-as-hell sister who’s dead set on winning more than a date with me.
Enter Violet and a well-placed Hail Mary.
She’s my best friend’s sister with a smile as sweet as cherry pie and a mind that runs quicker than the 40-yard-dash. After Violet saves the day with the highest bid, I don’t even give her a two-minute warning before I kiss her in front of the whole crowd and then announce that she’s my girlfriend. Which would be fine except my agent tells me we’ve got to keep up the act while he’s negotiating my contract.
Violet takes one for the team and pretends to be mine, but our boyfriend-girlfriend scrimmage quickly turns into a full contact sport, and I want it to go into overtime. The problem is — I’ve been riding the bench for years.
How can a guy like me, who finally has a chance to prove his worth on the field, convince the girl she’s most valuable to his heart?
Most Valuable Player takes two of my favorite things, football and a Lauren Blakely rom-com and creates something beyond special! It’s forbidden love at its finest! Cooper will sweep you off your feet ladies! He is Book Boyfriend Perfection!
Here’s what you need to know:
Cooper Armstrong is a man on a mission. He wants nothing more than to be the quarterback he can be and lead his team to the playoffs. To accomplish that, he has to be good on AND off the field. Good off the field, as in, cleaning up his playboy image! Luckily his best friend’s little sister stumbles upon the perfect plan to ensure he’s successful.
What I loved:
Prepare yourselves… It’s gush time folks. I swear I say this in almost every Lauren Blakely review, but it’s so true—She excels at creating characters you want to know and love. They’re fun, flirty, real, relatable, and just decent folks. Well…characters. LOL The same holds true with Cooper and Violet. They’re both fantastic characters. Despite Cooper’s former manwhore days, he’s a sweet guy who still visits his mom. Swoon! Violet is a savvy businesswoman who’s loyal and sweet. Together, Cooper Armstrong and Violet Pierson are magic. And let’s not even talk about the steamy. Whew! SEX-EEEEE!
I also really enjoyed the storyline. It’s an amalgamation of several things I adore- brothers best friend, friends to lovers, and forbidden romance. A complete package of a story. What’s most fun is the character’s interactions. Everyone can see how in love they are except them. It so cute and sweet how much they orbit around one another without truly getting it. I loved the tease of the relationship only to have one of them take a step back. Ugh…it was just perfect!
And most important is the impeccable writing! But I’ve come to expect nothing less from Lauren Blakely.
So overall, this is a win! It has all the makings of a great rom-com with a side of football thrown in. What more could you ask for? Buy it! You’ll love it!