19 March 2019

New Release + Book Review | Risky Play by Rachel Van Dyken (@RachVD)


Even one-night stands deserve a second chance in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s novel of sporting desire.

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.



Rachel Van Dyken did it once again. She didn’t disappoint with Risky Play. It was hilarious, sweet, great plot and interesting characters that will make you read this book in one sitting.

Mac is a planner. She knew what she wanted in her life, and planned it perfectly. It wasn’t in her plan to be jilted right in front of the altar of the man who promised her forever. After that humiliating event in her life, she decided to go on their honeymoon alone. She met Slade in the plane.

The first time they met was quite funny. I love the fact that Mac got rid of her inhibitions and jump to whatever she felt like doing. Slade was a willing partner. Although, they left the part of giving each other their real names. It felt real, and she felt good for the first time in months after what happened. When reality strike, their vacation was cut short, and Slade left her alone.

Slade is a famous athlete. He decided to have a break after his controversial transfer, and it was refreshing to know that the lady sitting beside him on the plane didn’t know him. But he’d been an a**, and left her at the resort.

The next thing he knew is that she was working for him. How can he possibly resist the woman?

Yes, the next time they met Slade was quite rude. But I was glad that it didn’t take long before Mac put him in his place. I love their banters, and their tug-of-wars about what they feel. I love Jagger and Matt and even Alfie.

I love how Mac’s character evolved. She finally knew what she’s worth and she knew that she deserves better if not the best. Slade, aw, he can break your hearts, but he knows how to grovel, and he does it well. I adore the friendship that developed between Jagger and Slade and Matt as well - bromance at its finest. I enjoyed it immensely. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

If you want to read something light, fun, sexy, and romantic - you have to read Risky Play!

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