I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Infraction (Players Game, #2) by Rachel Van Dyken
on January 9th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sports
Format: eBook, NetGalley
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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?
Infraction, Rachel Van Dyken’s newest read in the Players Game series is a quick read that you will fall in love with, especially if you loved Fraternize. When I’m lookin for something quick but meaningful I always pick up a RVD read because I know she won’t disappoint! This heartfelt story will leave you feeling inspired and in such good spirits; everything about this book was amazing. If you want a book that will connect you instantly with the characters, show you how humorous banter and heartfelt sentiments can uplift you in a way that only a good book can, then you need to read the Players Game series now.
“Because life isn’t full of people who are willing to save you-sometimes, all you have is you.”
This installment focuses on Kinsey and Miller, but even with that said you still get the other characters pretty frequently as well. That’s another thing I love about this series, Rachel shows you a group of people intimately woven together to form this tight-fitting family that you just want to be a part of. If you’ve read the first installment then you know that Kinsey is another cheerleader and Miller is a football player, the one’s who made a “mistake” at the end of Fraternize to be more exact. Infraction kind of picks up where Miller and Kinsey left off.
I crossed my arms. “Most of my friends don’t seduce me behind potted plants.”
“That’s why I’m your best friend.”
After the whole mistake thing back in book one, Kinsey and Miller decide it would be best to stay away from one another, but Jax, Kinsey’s way over protective brother and quarterback of the football team, has other plans. He needs Miller to watch after Kinsey due to some circumstances that leave Jax feeling overwhelmed and out of control. This is the not-so-good nail in the proverbial head for Miller and Kinsey becasue they can’t be just “friends,” especially since Jax wants them to fake date. In Jax’s mind this is the perfect setup to keep Kinsey safe from her ex, and now member of the football team, Anderson because he thinks he can trust Miller not to move in on his sister. However, with the fiasco from the first book and given their amazing chemistry together the fake dating becomes very real to the both of them quick.
Through all of this Kinsey and Jax are truly tested, in not only the relationship aspect of their lives, but also in their family. I loved watching Jax evolve into someone he didn’t think he was capable of being. Kinsey’s strength in her own self discovery made me love her even more, and Miller really is a good fit for her. I loved everything about this book; I only wish Rachel would have given us more on Kinsey’s backstory because I found it very intriguing.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I hope there is more to come!