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Review - Risky Play by Rachel Van Dyken

Title: Risky Play

Series: Red Card

Author Rachel Van Dyken

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Publication Date: March 19, 2019

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.

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Rating ★★★★★

This book was just what I needed. I picked it up and didn’t put it down until I was done. With just the right amount of angst I loved this story. Mack and Slade have a bit of a love hate relationship when they reconnect without warning. Slade definitely has some issues and rather then dealing with them he seems to take them all out on poor Mack. I wasn’t sure whether she wanted to kill him or kiss him and at times I kind of wanted a little bit of both. It was one of those stories where I you want the hero to get his head out of his ass and get the girl all ready cause she’s exactly what he needs. I loved how this story plays out and I was so invested in the two that there were moments I could feel the hurt that these two go through. There’s just enough comic relief that also makes this an adorable read. It’s the perfect amount of cute and emotion that I look for in a feel good romance. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series and will be reading it without hesitation.

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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