Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: September 12th, 2017
Rating: 4.5 Satrs
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review in any way.
Description from Goodreads:
Emerson just made her dream come true as a professional cheerleader for her favorite pro football team. But even though the plus-size athlete is breaking down boundaries, she still has to contend with the massive rulebook. Carbs? Nope. Chocolate? Definitely not. Still, Emerson loves her curves, and she’ll rock the hell out of this job even if it kills her. Except for one mandate that is easier read than done…
No fraternizing with the players.
Problem one is Miller Quinton: Emerson’s first love, first sex, and the guy who still ignites her daydreams and R-rated fantasies. Thrown back together, Miller and Emerson feel the undeniable pull of passion again, even if the conflict that tore them apart seems insurmountable. Then there’s way-too-sexy Grant Sanchez. He has a serious reputation with the ladies, and when it comes to winning someone he wants, he doesn’t let anyone stand in his way.
Now Emerson is breaking every rule in the manual. But what she doesn’t know is that she’s part of a wicked little game—one that could steal both her dream and her heart.
Oh lord I loved this book SO much. It had me laughing out loud more than once and I really could not put it down! I’m going to start off by saying that romance with some form of American Football involvement is my kryptonite. Add my love of cheerleading, stemming from a serious Bring It On obsession back in the day this book was everything I could ever want and so much more.
From the get go I was rooting for Sanchez, he was by far my favourite character. He had everything going for him; personality, humour, looks and bod. I loved Sanchez and his interactions with Emerson, the humour, teasing, compassion and sexual tension. Miller I liked less so. Now, I’m not saying that I disliked him, I simply didn’t feel that much towards him in regards to his relationship with Emerson. His bromance with Sanchez? Now that’s something I enjoyed.
I actually liked all of the characters and their varying relationships. I’m looking forward to reading about Kinsley and Miller in Infraction which I purchased while writing this.
The one thing I will say about this is that I would have liked more closure with the dad, it’s one of the only things that let the book down for me.
This is a book I highly recommend if you’re looking for a fun contemporary New Adult romance, which also covers some more serious issues. While there are two love interests, I didn’t find that annoying about this book, as I often do.