MNF Book Review | FRATERNIZE by Rachel Van Dyken (@rachvd)

MNF Book Review | FRATERNIZE by Rachel Van Dyken (@rachvd)Fraternize (Players Game, #1) by Rachel Van Dyken
Published by Skyscape on September 12, 2017
Pages: 320
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Source: Read for Free in KU

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.

Format: Kindle


Warning! This story was not what I expected. Let me correct that: It was not what I wanted it to be!  However, wouldn’t you know I loved every moment I was glued turning page after page wanting and waiting.  I was waiting for the shoe to drop! I was waiting for “I knew he was too good to be true” moment to feed my choice in this sexy and sweet love triangle.

When your heart is on the line, do you play for the first down or go for the touchdown?  Fraternize is an emotional tear jerk I didn’t expect.  The angst will have you laughing and crying.  It’s a mashup of second chances, first chances, interracial dating, body issues, romance, sex and football.

Emerson is plus size trying to achieve her dream as a professional cheerleader for her local NFL team, the Bellevue Bucks.  She finally gets the opportunity only to be scrutinized by her new teammates.  Plus, she catches the eye of the team’s captain Grant Sanchez – which is a major no no in the rule book.

Hotshot cocky Grant is about to have his world turned upside down by the feisty cheerleader.  He makes no qualms he wants to have sex with her and her curves. In fact, Curves becomes his pet name for her throughout the story.

When her teenage crush and best friend Miller Quinton is traded to his home team, she comes face to face with her past.  Emerson has spent the last few years trying to forget Miller and his broken promises. She does not want to remember his model good looks, ripped muscles and killer smile.

One look at Em and Miller’s heart goes into a blitz and he knows he won’t rest until he can win back her friendship and maybe more.  He thinks Em broker his heart but the truth is even more complicated.  Too bad his teammate Sanchez has called dibs with no intent of giving her up.

Grab a copy today and find out why I am vastly becoming addicted to RVD’s writing. It’s romantic, heartwarming and steamy.  It will leave you cheering for second chances and rooting for friendships, both old and new.

Based on the epilogue, I can’t wait to read the next book, INFRACTION   in January 2018. Warning, don’t read the book summary  for Book #2.   You will thank me!

A 4 KINK Book Review |Read for Free in KU 


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“The day,” he finally said, “when you can’t take it anymore.”
“Take what?”
“This.” He slid his hand down my thigh. “The heat between us, the way it feels when we touch. Damn, just being near you drives me insane. And humans are only gifted with so much patience before they snap. I hope to God that I’m around when you do.”
“You think I’m going to go crazy for you, huh?” My voice sounded way too excited about the idea, and my heart decided to skip a few beats while my body cheered yes!
Sanchez shrugged. “I admire self-control, Curves. After all, this isn’t going to be a one-night stand, and I have a feeling that you’re going to make me work for it in bed. But don’t worry. I’ve been really focusing on my own self-control. I’ll take care of you long before you have a chance to take care of me. So yeah, do I think you’re going to go crazy? I’m counting on it. Betting on it. Praying for it.”
“Be honest. Is that why I’m staying with you?”
“Hell yes.” He laughed. “I’m not letting you lose your shit around Miller, proximity and all that. It’s going to be me, all me.”
“Selfish much?”
He took the exit and pulled up to the stoplight. His gaze burned into mine. “When it comes to you? Yes. I fucking am.”


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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