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Lissa's Review: Risky Play (Red Card #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Skyscape RELEASED: March 19, 2019 GENRE: New Adult, sports Romance LENGTH: 283 pages FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible


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. FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS

I always enjoy a good story from Rachel. One of my go to's when I'm not sure what I want to read. The story of Mackenzie and Slade is a bit complicated. Mackenzie is left at the altar and Slade well he is also going through a tough time. Heading for vacation, they are both looking for an escape. From their reality. They quickly find it in each other until reality comes crashing in. I did love the characters. Was I ok with what Slade did? Not really. But I understood. And I believe they were destined for each other, but it just wasn't the right time. There are a lot of fun moments, emotional moments, and ones where you wish to wring someone's neck. But as usual, the writing style is on point. Rachel, I don't think has ever disappointed. She has a way of making you feel connected and care for the characters. So for Risky Play, I'm giving it Four Boundless Stars.

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