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Title: Infraction (Players Game #2)
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Publication Date: January 9, 2018
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?
Review: I absolutely LOVED Fraternize, the first book in this series, and I totally needed this book to happen because Miller and Kinsey were my ship all through book one! I refused to stop reading until I finished it, because I love everything about Rachel Van Dyken’s writing style; it’s just so fun and witty. So I read this in one sitting and it was SO worth it! I felt so bad for Miller in the first book because his poor heart got smashed to pieces and I seriously needed him to be happy Miller again. It’s such an interesting dynamic between Miller and Kinsey because there’s Jax, Kinsey’s overprotective older brother, who is also best friends with Miller as well as his teammate. I love a good off-limits my best friend’s sister romance! I can’t rave about them enough because all throughout the first book I was basically screaming for them to get together.
Essentially, Miller and Kinsey end up sleeping together. Months later, her brother all but forces them to fake date in order to keep her ex-boyfriend away from her. Little does Jax know, Miller has already broken his one rule: Do not touch his sister. There is just so much going on in this book between the “fake” relationship Miller and Kinsey have, to her dad’s illness, to Jax keeping secrets, to Kinsey’s jackass ex showing up, and to Miller’s emotional obstacles. Oh, and there’s the fact that Miller fears for his manhood and his life every time he steps out of line with Kinsey.
While it made me laugh, there were also a few times it brought me to tears. There was so much emotional depth to this story and it definitely got to me. But the part that made me laugh so hard were their pet names for each other! No shortage of innuendo there! Or in the entire book.
Also, Sanchez was his classic goofy self (if you haven’t read Fraternize, go check out his and Em’s story), and he was the sweet comic relief that brought everything together. This book definitely had a more serious tone than the first, but I still found so many parts that made me laugh!
If you love contemporary romance, and more specifically sports romance, then you are in for a fun ride! Rachel Van Dyken presents a fun, sexy, hilarious story of two people breaking all the rules to be with each other. But that’s love, right?