Lissa's Review: Kickin' It (Red Card #2) by Rachel Van Dyken
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Skyscape RELEASED: June 11, 2019 GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE LENGTH: 247 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK
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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. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
Kickin' It was such a fantastic read. I was really curious about Matt from the first book. So I'm glad that Rachel gave us this story. Matt Kingston is one of the best sports agents. Of course, his sister Willow would want to follow in his footsteps. So when Matt is distracted, he agrees to have his sister live with him for a short time with a friend. Her friend just so happens to be Parker. Parker is a character that I did love. There was just something about her. As you learn, she is a true Survivor and not a victim. Rachel brings one of those difficult topics to light. It was done in a respectful way. You connect with Parker, and you feel for her and I think that's important with a story like this. The story, even though it dealt with such a heartbreaking and heavy topic. It still had those laughs, which wasn't helpful, since I'm getting over a cold. But it was fun. You needed the banter mixed in. Overall, Five Boundless Stars.