Kickin’ It by Rachel Van Dyken

I’m a big fan of sports romances, an even bigger fan of soccer romances, and even more so when it’s an athlete/coach couple ever since reading Scoring Wilder by RS Grey.


Kickin’ It

by Rachel Van Dyken

(Red Card #2)

ebook , 252 pages
Expected publication: June 11th 2019

Kickin’ It – Rachel Van Dyken


Kickin’ It – Rachel Van Dyken



I’m a big fan of sports romances, an even bigger fan of soccer romances, and even more so when it’s an athlete/coach couple ever since reading Scoring Wilder by RS Grey.

Kickin’ It was a solid performance by the author. Especially after I read and enjoyed Fraternize last year, I really came to enjoy RVD’s sports romances.

I wasn’t disappointed with Kickin’ It, even if it didn’t quite evoke the same feelings as the aforementioned novels. But all in all it was satisfying and a great sports romance.

The couple, Matt and Parker gave me all kinds of aweseome feelings. As Parker’s agent/coach, Matt was all kinds of yummy. His concern towards Parker, her future and mental health was adorable and just wonderful for such a savvy and by the book business man. He really fell head over heels for her and their interactions and banter were right up my alley. With one word – they clicked.

Parker was such a strong woman, especially after what she went through. Her struggles felt genuine, and made me root for her even stronger. I adored how much she pushed Matt’s buttons. The way those two harmonized was the sweetest thing, and they always seemed to be on the same wavelength.

And OMG her best friend Willow, who also was Matt’s ‘baby’ sister, actually stole the show at times. She was the BOMB!! That girl deserves her own book. Best supporting character, best kind of friend, hilarious younger sister and pain in the butt, tenacious agent in the making, and an absolutely crazy girlfriend – I could go on…. LOVED HER!!!

My thoughts:

Like I said, this story was all kinds of sweet, funny, with some tender moments. It also covered a trendy topic that has been in the news for the last couple years – really enjoyed that correlation.

The conclusion at the end felt a bit farfetched. But that’s probably just me.

But I must admit that it took me two sittings to finish this book, over multiple weeks. I put it down to read a couple new releases and ARC’s and never felt the urge to pick it back up again, until today. That underscores a little bit my overall feelings toward this book. Even though it was sweet and entertaining, I wasn’t falling heads over heels for it. But all in all, it was a solid and well written, sports romance.


ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

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Kickin’ It – Rachel Van Dyken


Kickin' It - Rachel Van DykenSuccessful, high-profile sports agent Matt Kingston thinks he can handle anything. Then soccer player Parker Speedman shows up at his door. She is young and gorgeous, has natural talent, and is looking for a team. She’s also a hothead with a punchy past who floored her last coach on live TV. Despite his misgivings, Matt agrees to be both her agent and her coach. Professional common sense says she’s off-limits. But what can he say about the raw attraction between them?

Parker plays soccer with her heart and soul. But after the events of the last year, she’s shaken. She’s already seen what a powerful man can do to a female athlete’s career. And her beloved dream is in the hands of a sexy, gorgeous man with the uncanny ability to slip past her defenses…and into her heart.

Now Matt and Parker are about to learn that when it comes to love, the only way to win is by breaking every rule they know. And by playing nice. Real nice.


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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