[Review] Fraternize by Rachel Van Dyken

*I received a copy of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Title: Fraternize
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Publisher: Skyscape
Publication Date: September 12, 2017

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.divider_line (1)Review: Rachel Van Dyken presents the perfect romantic comedy with Fraternize and I still can’t get over how perfect it was. It had no shortage of Bring it On, Game of Thrones and Frozen references. If you love these threes things, then drop everything and start this book now. Fraternize is super necessary because there aren’t a lot of books in the romance genre that challenge the stereotype of the perfect women. Rachel Van Dyken blew the stereotype out if the water with Emerson: a plus size cheerleader who overcomes her securities and fights for what she wants. This speaks to all the girls out there with low self-esteem and holds a powerful message for all women.

It made me laugh out loud and I thought my face would split in two from smiling so much. I have to say I was a total fan of the love triangle between Emerson, Miller and Grant! It wasn’t the cliche love triangle and the ending was not what I expected at all! Especially the part where Miller and Grant for an unlikely friendship. This friends-to-lovers sports romance was definitely one for the books and it had fluff in all the right places. I was a huge fan of the initial dynamic between Miller and Emerson, but once Grant Sanchez entered the picture, I was done for. Emerson seems to be the girl who every guy wants, with guys constantly flocking to her side.

I’m excited that this is a new series and I can’t wait for the next book already! Fraternize is refreshing with amazing characters and I can’t say I was ever bored while reading. The dialogue was witty with a large side of sarcasm to boot! No shortage of drama, cookies or french fries in this one.

Rating: 5/5

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