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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fraternize (Players Game #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

My Rating: 5 Stars
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Series: Yes, Fraternize (Players Game #1)
Subject: Which love will prevail? present or past.
Emerson just made her dream come true as a professional cheerleader for her favorite pro football team. But even though the plus-size athlete is breaking down boundaries, she still has to contend with the massive rulebook. Carbs? Nope. Chocolate? Definitely not. Still, Emerson loves her curves, and she’ll rock the hell out of this job even if it kills her. Except for one mandate that is easier read than done…

No fraternizing with the players.

Problem one is Miller Quinton: Emerson’s first love, first sex, and the guy who still ignites her daydreams and R-rated fantasies. Thrown back together, Miller and Emerson feel the undeniable pull of passion again, even if the conflict that tore them apart seems insurmountable. Then there’s way-too-sexy Grant Sanchez. He has a serious reputation with the ladies, and when it comes to winning someone he wants, he doesn’t let anyone stand in his way.

Now Emerson is breaking every rule in the manual. But what she doesn’t know is that she’s part of a wicked little game—one that could steal both her dream and her heart.

This book really surprised me, I loved the characters like I always do on Rachel's stories but I found myself rooting for the loosing guy. I guess the author thought it was time for a change from the usual romance novel plot... ( I will not spoil!!!). 

Emerson was a likeable character, with an amazing personality and enough confidence to make it wherever she wanted, the sky was the limit. 

And finally she had reached her heaven, she had the dream job; and that needed to be enough to let slide the lack of love life and the bad situation at home. 

But destiny had other plans and she had one more obstacle to confront, in the for of two hot football players. Her past and her present, she needed to face her past in order to move on or in order to fix what was once broken. 

Miller has lived for his career since she disappeared and he is still holding a grudge against her. Nothing has ever hurt as much as her betrayal and he hasn't let anyone get close enough to do it ever since. 

But now that he has her right in front of him he is not sure that things happened as he remembers them; and there might be a way of fixing them. 

Sanchez is a player, a joker and apparently totally taken by the new cheerleader. 
I thought he was full of it until I started noticing  him changing. Emerson did that, she made him trust again and in exchange he was there for her, without restrictions. He wasn't going anywhere. 

The choice will be hers, she needs to decide weather Miller deserves another chance to prove he made a mistake or give Sanchez a fighting chance, even though he is a well known womanizer.

And in the end let the best man win. 

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