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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
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Players Game Series
Genre: New Adult, Sports Contemporary Romance
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken proves that everyone scores to win. But off the field, a fumble can change the entire game.
Pro footballer Miller Quinton would do anything for his best friend and teammate—including “fake dating” his friend’s sister. What no one knows is that seven months ago in Vegas, Miller and Kinsey did a whole lot more than just kiss. Miller knows that this cheerleader is off-limits to him and any guy on the team. Still, he can’t stop himself.
Kinsey’s whole world is on the verge of crumbling. Her dad has cancer. Her overprotective brother is falling apart. Dating Miller may be a fake-out, but he’s the one guy who can make her forget about everything—including all the reasons she stayed away from football players. With each heated moment, Miller feels more like a safe place…even though he’s not safe at all.
Now temptation is testing every rule in the game of love. But how long can they go on playing when winning is a harder goal than either of them imagined?
After reading Fraternize (Players Game #1), I couldn’t wait to read the sequel Infraction. I absolutely adored book one and the anticipation was driving me mad. With Fraternize, Rachel Van Dyken managed to write an amazing sports romance that impressed me with its unique plot and execution. Infraction had big shoes to fill.
And luckily for me, it did!!!
With Infraction, RVD delivered a book that was equally funny and sexy, but what I was not expecting was the emotional depth of the story and it’s cast of characters. The author really dug deep and wrote a story from the heart. I’m not ashamed to admit that I had tears in my eyes by the end of the story – a true tearjerker, especially since I didn’t expect it. BRAVO!!!
In Infraction, it’s not just about finding the love of your life. It’s about family, blood related or not, friends and how they stick together through thick and thin. I was blown away by the all consuming love that literally jumped off the pages. This book was about so much more than just one couple falling in love. I fell in love with the entire cast, and the author could not have done a better job. Kudos, Ms. Van Dyken!
After reading Miller, Emerson, and Sanchez’s story in book one I couldn’t wait to see how Miller’s story would continue. He was a main character in Fraternize and his charm and personality made him a huge favorite of mine. I can say with utter conviction, he topped my expectations by leaps and bounds. He was someone I could easily fall in love with.
Miller is such an amazing character.
From the gentlemanly way he treated Kinsley, to the camaraderie that he had with Jax and Sanchez, a bromance for the ages – Miller stood out like a beacon. His steadfast personality, and self-assured demeanor was what Kinsley needed most. Someone to stand by her side, to stay his ground, in a supportive as well as confident manner. He is a great guy; amazing through and through!
Kinsley on the other hand was one tough cookie. Strong-willed, a survivor, but also a younger sister to an overly overprotective older brother, Jax, she managed to elbow her way through tough times and come out stronger on the other side. Her engaging and lovable attitude matched Miller’s teasing and charming personality. Whenever they were together, their chemistry was undeniably palpable. It’s no secret they belong together.
Besides the amazing couple that Miller and Kinsley are, the author gifted us with the hilarious and heartwarming story of Jax finding his better half. Infraction, honestly was stuffed full of all things cute, funny and sexy. The deep and genuine friendships between the cast speaks for itself. So much laughing and teasing and all-around love. The sassy and amusing dialogues were just a small example of RVD’s signature wit. She has a true and rare talent to bring out the best in her characters. I immediately connected with them and wanted to call them friends.
Most surprising, Infraction made me cry.
I didn’t cry buckets, but shed tears nonetheless. Throughout the book I ached for Kinsley and Jax on more than one occasion. I was truly affected by the way the author spun this emotionally touching story that will stay with me for a very long time.
Infraction is perfectly balanced. It’s romantic, sexy and funny, and it has the right amount of heart-ache to pull on my heart-strings— for me to feel an emotional connection. At this point I can, with all honesty, say that Infraction was even better than Fraternize. The emotional punch and the never-ending love between the cast made this book soar and touch my heart.
“this review first appeared on USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog”
Infraction – Rachel Van Dyken