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Kickin’ It, book 2 in this sexy Red Card series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken is LIVE!

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Successful, high-profile sports agent Matt Kingston thinks he can handle anything. Then soccer player Parker Speedman shows up at his door. She is young and gorgeous, has natural talent, and is looking for a team. She’s also a hothead with a punchy past who floored her last coach on live TV. Despite his misgivings, Matt agrees to be both her agent and her coach. Professional common sense says she’s off-limits. But what can he say about the raw attraction between them?

Parker plays soccer with her heart and soul. But after the events of the last year, she’s shaken. She’s already seen what a powerful man can do to a female athlete’s career. And her beloved dream is in the hands of a sexy, gorgeous man with the uncanny ability to slip past her defenses…and into her heart.

Now Matt and Parker are about to learn that when it comes to love, the only way to win is by breaking every rule they know. And by playing nice. Real nice.

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NICUnurse’s Review of Kickin’ It by Rachel Van Dyken

Kickin’ It by Rachel Van Dyken is book two in the Red Card series. Book one followed Mackenzie and Slade’s story, and this book follows Parker and Matt’s story. We first met Matt in Risky Play. He’s a high-powered sports agent who has been around pro soccer players for a long time. He also used to be a pro soccer player. Parker was a college soccer star before she – very publicly – punched her coach, and now, she needs Matt to help her appeal to pro teams and save her fledgling career. Oh…and she’s his little sister’s best friend.

Yes, I am reviewing another Rachel Van Dyken book. What can I say? I have been a huge fan of her writing for over five years now. And Kickin’ It did NOT disappoint! Despite a pretty heavy duty social issue that is addressed in Kickin’ It, in typical Rachel Van Dyken style, there are some hilariously sarcastic comments thrown around in these pages. I’m a fairly sarcastic person, so this aspect of her writing style has always appealed to me. But I do know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. However, there is another aspect of her writing that appeals to me, as well. What I love most about her characters is that she makes them seem pretty superficial at the beginning of each story, but in reality, they are so very complex. Matt and Parker are most definitely very complex characters. Both have been defined by very lonely pasts…despite their accomplishments. At least Matt has had his sister, Willow, in his life. Unfortunately, Parker’s father has never had much to do with her, and she has no siblings, so she feels quite alone in the world. Can these two overcome some pretty giant obstacles in order to be together and have the future they both dream of having…both personally and professionally?

NICUnurse’s Rating: With characters that are deep and complex, a story that will bring you to tears for Parker, and some truly laugh out loud moments with Willow and Jagger, Kickin’ It by Rachel Van Dyken is sure to score big with contemporary sports romance fans! I give this book 4.5 out of 5 propellers!

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About Rachel:

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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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