Friday, 12 January 2018

Book Review & Release Blitz: Infraction by Rachel Van Dyken

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?


My Thoughts

I am happy to say that after a slow start, I ended up enjoying this book. My first attempt to read had me stopping at approximately the 15% mark. I was later kicking myself because it was not long after this point that I felt the storyline became much more engaging.

Overall, I did enjoy the book, however, there were parts that overshadowed what I felt should be Miller and Kinsey’s story to the point they became the supporting cast in their own book.
The scenes between Miller and Kinsey when together, with no one else around, were great. Yes, the steamy scenes between them show their compatibility between the sheets but it’s the conversations and other ‘couple moments’ they had that showed how much they felt for each other and how well suited they were. A supportive touch here, an encouraging smile there, and we see the slow build of a lovely relationship.

In the presence of others, I also enjoyed the camaraderie and fun the characters had. Sanchez is an absolute nutcase and I laughed at his antics. The addition of Harley to unbalance the rigid control of Jax also was fun to read. Frustratingly, it was these times, and there were many of them, that Miller and Kinsey seem to take a back seat and we’re either watching the Sanchez comedy hour or the romance between Jax and Harley. I actually loved reading about Jax and Harley (and grandma) and I wanted more. However, the more I got of them, the less I did of Miller and Kinsey.

The book ends on a satisfying note and the secrets hinted at throughout are uncovered. There is closure for the characters and everyone is moving on. I haven’t read Fraternize, book one in the Players Game series, but I plan to do so. I want to see the spotlight on Grant Sanchez and learn more about Quinton Miller.


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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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