Infraction, an all-new sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller Rachel Van Dyken is Available NOW!!
Infraction by Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: January 9th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken proves that everyone scores to win. But off the field, a fumble can change the entire game.
Pro footballer Miller Quinton would do anything for his best friend and teammate—including “fake dating” his friend’s sister. What no one knows is that seven months ago in Vegas, Miller and Kinsey did a whole lot more than just kiss. Miller knows that this cheerleader is off-limits to him and any guy on the team. Still, he can’t stop himself.
Kinsey’s whole world is on the verge of crumbling. Her dad has cancer. Her overprotective brother is falling apart. Dating Miller may be a fake-out, but he’s the one guy who can make her forget about everything—including all the reasons she stayed away from football players. With each heated moment, Miller feels more like a safe place…even though he’s not safe at all.
Now temptation is testing every rule in the game of love. But how long can they go on playing when winning is a harder goal than either of them imagined?
**************NICUnurse’s Review of Infraction by Rachel Van Dyken***************
This is the second book in this author’s Players Game series. If you haven’t read Fraternize, I highly recommend reading it first. While this is a standalone book, the relationships between all the characters make more sense, and are richer, if you read book 1 (Fraternize) first.
Infraction picks up after Miller has slept with Jax’s sister, Kinsey, and helped send her off to Europe during the off-season. She’s hurt, of course, but comes home determined to not let it get to her. Determined to move on. But her emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend has made the team, and Jax asks Miller to fake date her to keep her “safe” from the ex’s attempts to get her back and/or hurt her. Miller agrees, and drama ensues!
There are a couple of plots going on during this book that make it all twisty and half romcom, half romantic drama. First, you have Kinsey and Miller’s history that isn’t quite history. He’s still hurt (more like hurt pride) about losing his best friend to… well, his other best friend. And he just doesn’t think a relationship is where he wants to go. But the chemistry with Kinsey is hard to deny. And hard to stay away from.
Then there’s the plot where Jax really sent Kinsey to Europe to keep her from finding out that their dad is sick. He has cancer. And the treatments have stopped working. Their dad is dying. When she comes home, Jax attempts to keep just how sick their dad really is from her. But she’s righteously furious when she finds out the 2 men she thought she could trust (Jax and Miller) have kept such a huge secret from her.
Both Miller and Kinsey do a lot of soul searching to figure out who they are now and who they want to be. They also have to figure out if they want to keep the fake dating ruse going or really give it all to a real relationship.
NICUnurse’s Rating: Someone once said that a book that won’t leave you, even after you’ve read, “The End,” is a 5 star read. So, I give this book 5 propellers because this one stayed with me. Like, the emotions it drew out stayed with me for days. I could actually put myself in Kinsey’s shoes when it came to two things: 1. The ex-boyfriend and the emotional abuse and 2. her feelings as she’s dealing with her dad’s illness and death. I’ve been in both situations, and the feelings the author describes Kinsey having around these issues were spot on. I literally sobbed through several of the scenes about her dad, as I recently lost my own dad.
My favorite scene from this book is when they are all gathered in her dad’s hospital room and he’s eating chocolate chip cookies and loving every single bite. It’s one of the scenes where I was sobbing uncontrollably. It’s so real. So gut-wrenchingly real. Days before my dad passed away, we experienced something so eerily similar to this scene with him.
So… yeah… you’re not going to be sorry you took the time to read this book!
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Meet the Author:
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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