From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes the swoony and oh-so-romantic title…MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY.
In MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY, the NFL starting quarterback Cooper Armstrong needs his best friend’s sister to pretend to be his girlfriend. Violet is willing, but neither one expects their boyfriend-girlfriend scrimmage to turn into a full-contact sport so quickly. Find out if their fake play will become the real deal or if they can turn back the clock to when they were just friends in this sexy new standalone sports romance!
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Hands down, my favorite thing in the world is to score. Touchdowns.
Don’t let the fact that I’m the leading pick in the Most Valuable Playboy charity auction fool you. These days, I’m only a player on the field. I’ve kept my pants zipped all season long — and it has been long — because nothing’s more important than leading my team to victory every week. Except maybe escaping from the team owner’s recently-widowed and handsy-as-hell sister who’s dead set on winning more than a date with me.
Enter Violet and a well-placed Hail Mary.
She’s my best friend’s sister with a smile as sweet as cherry pie and a mind that runs quicker than the 40-yard-dash. After Violet saves the day with the highest bid, I don’t even give her a two-minute warning before I kiss her in front of the whole crowd and then announce that she’s my girlfriend. Which would be fine except my agent tells me we have to keep up the act while he’s negotiating my contract.
Violet takes one for the team and pretends to be mine, but our boyfriend-girlfriend scrimmage quickly turns into a full contact sport, and I want it to go into overtime. The problem is — I’ve been riding the bench for years.
How can a guy like me, who finally has a chance to prove his worth on the field, convince the girl she’s most valuable to his heart?
MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY is a brand new standalone sports romance written in the guy’s POV!
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Lauren Blakely does one of the best jobs I’ve read at writing a male voice in her stories. She places the right amount of cockiness, stupidity and simpleness all in one and nails the male mind, and I mean that in a good way. Men do not think like women. Period. When you read the female voice it is definitely different, never a question of which character is speaking. This is one reason I love Lauren Blakely’s books. She rocks the male voice!
I loved the characters in this story. Cooper Armstrong is young and focused on football. He’s the starting quarterback and he wants to succeed. More than anything. He’s a good guy, a real one. He doesn’t mess around, he’s not a player and he takes his job seriously. He’s part of a team that depends on him and he needs them just as much. Their superstitions before the games are cute and funny to read about. Such big football players doing such laughable things before each game to ensure they continue to win.
Violet Pierson is the girl next door. Literally. She has known Cooper since he moved in when she was two year old. Her brother, Trent, is still best friends with Cooper. Their history is sweet and you can only root for them as the story progresses.
Violet comes to Cooper’s rescue at a very important event and well, one thing turns into another and the lies keep building. So they play along. While they are filing the roles their lies created, they start to realize they like what they are doing. Getting to know each other a little more intimatly, they walk that fine line of going forward or hurting one’s feelings. The love scenes were super HOT and very creative. Cooper was keeping up with his superstitions but yet able to make Violet happy. (Wink)
The story plays out in a very romantic way related to football and while I waited for the shoe to drop, it didn’t. I loved how the story progressed and ended. I loved how accurate the football aspect was written giving more validity to the story and author. A true feel good story that left me smiling with a happy heart. Lauren never disappoints and I can predict I will love each and every one of her stories. She’s just THAT kind of author. The kind that no matter what the book is about, you know you will love it.
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“Lauren Blakely is a master at writing sexy, engaging stories that draw you in and make you fall in love with her characters. A definite go-to author for me!”
– NYT Bestselling Author Melanie Moreland
“Lauren Blakely never ceases to amaze me with her sense of humor, her talent to write fabulous heroes and heroines and to pull an A game with a male POV. Most Valuable Playboy is a real treasure.
– Becca at Little Read Reading Hood
“The slow burn, the teasing, the kisses, OH THE KISSES!!! MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY exceeded all of my expectations. Lauren Blakely has a knack for making a reader fall for her characters.”
– Jess at Jo and Isa Love Books Blog
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About Lauren Blakely:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In September she’ll release MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY, a standalone sports romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter
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