|Red Card #1|
|Rachel Van Dyken|
|March 19th 2019|
|Even one-night stands deserve a second chance in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s novel of sporting desire.
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.
Only Rachel van Dyken. I think that is a fitting way to start my thoughts on Risky Play the latest novel from her. Rachel van Dyken is an author that manages to write deeply developed romance novels that seem to be filled with an equal amount of heartache and fun. I can not even begin to describe what it is that makes reading her books so special. If you liked the Blurb of a book it is almost a given that you will connect with the character. I often find myself laughing at some well written banter between the characters only to be crying a few pages later.
Risky Play is no different. Mackenzie und Slade are interesting characters. Especially since it is not often that you read a novel with such equally strong personalities (financially and otherwise). The storyline was good and kept me interested while following the characters on their journey towards TRUST. If there would be something to remark it would be that I struggled with Mackenzie’s Dad he was not a great guy in my book for obvious reasons and his change of heart was not so realistic. But while it may not be my number one in the “van Dyken Hit List” (That title seems to be the forever belong to RUIN) I really enjoyed the book.
Side note : I especially loved the setting of the Plot (Seattle).