Infraction

Infraction

by Rachel Van Dyken
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Infraction by Rachel Van Dyken

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542048439
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 01/09/2018
Series: Players Game Series , #2
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 218,467
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rachel Van Dyken is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. When she’s not writing about hot hunks for her Regency romance or New Adult fiction books, Rachel is dreaming up new hunks. (The more hunks, the merrier!) While Rachel writes a lot, she also makes sure she enjoys the finer things in life—like The Bachelor and strong coffee.

Rachel lives in Idaho with her husband, son, and two boxers. Fans can follow her writing journey at www.RachelVanDykenAuthor.com and www.facebook.com/rachelvandyken.

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Infraction 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Lisa_Loves_Literature 7 days ago
When I picked this book up one night before bed, it was so good that I had to force myself to put it down and get sleep for work the next day. I took it on my vacation to Branson the following week, and often stayed up later reading it there as well. This definitely works as a standalone, because I hadn't read the first book in the series, and didn't need to have read it in order to enjoy this story. However, I now want to go back and read the first one, because of getting to meet those characters in this story. I also am going to be ready to read the next book, as I assume it will be Kinsey's brother who takes center stage in that one. This was a sweet, quick read, with a few steamy parts. I look forward to getting to meet this author next weekend at Book Bonanza.
Kathryn Linke More than 1 year ago
4 Stars Infraction is the second title in the Players Game series, a second chance romance, that also fits a brother's best friend and sports romance tropes. This title is as heartfelt as it is humorous, taking you through a gamut of emotions. What starts as a simple arrangement to keep Kinsey's ex at arms length, gets complicated very quickly with the intense chemistry, attraction and connection Miller and Kinsey share. The banter between Kinsey and Miller is fun, flirtatious, witty, and full of humor. The constant push and pull of their relationship and the way in which they challenge yet support each other creates an engaging and entertaining plot. All the characters are quite endearing and quirky, but Jax, Kinsey's older brother takes it all a tad too far, he's way over the top protective, and at some points its borderline crazy. I hope we get his story next as he's quite intriguing as loony as he appears. I look forward to future titles in this series.
BeckyRendon More than 1 year ago
I would say it's a surprise but it's not. RVD made me cry...again. It's as if she tries to hit you in the feels every time. Infraction is the much anticipated sequel to Fraternize. I was chomping at the bit and throwing a tantrum waiting for this beauty. No spoilers but you definitely need to read Fraternize to know the characters. Could you read it without? Possibly but why lose all the yummy details, stories, and naughty bits! Infraction is heart warming, heart breaking, healing, hurting, and aggravating. Okay well the book isn't, the characters are! You will want to slap, shake, smack, and dump a bucket of cold water on some. Others will need hugs, holding, and a genuine smile. As a reader, you will need patience (dumb jocks acting the fool- you know who you are), a big heart (some are in denial and need extra love), and waterproof mascara (if you wear it). Sometimes the biggest challenges require the smallest answers. Or in this case the sweetest, most adorable messenger! The title will peak your interest. The blurb will have you one clicking in curiosity. But the words, the words will have you racing through to see what happens next. It may even have you wanting the t-shirt. I totally have both Sanchez and Miller shirts....Looks like I need another one.
LEH0644 More than 1 year ago
Quinton Miller, pro-footballer, and Kinsey Romonov, team cheerleader, had sex after a big game and each went their own way but never forgot the other. Attraction is still there and now Jax Romonov, Kinsey's protective older brother, wants Miller and Kinsey to pretend to have a relationship. Kinsey previously dated Anderson, another pro-footballer, and he mentally abused her until she could break away from him. He is still interested in her and Jax thinks a relationship with Miller will make Anderson leave. Kinsey and Miller agree to the pretend romance but the relationship is anything but pretend. Jax promised death to any team member who dated his sister. What will he do when he finds out the truth about their relationship? Miller is afraid to fully love Kinsey as he is afraid of having his heart broken since his former love left him for another player. He feels that every time he loves someone, they leave him and he can't take it again. Kinsey's former relationship with Anderson left her emotionally abused and he was especially hateful when he found out she suffered from lupus. Jax has always been Kinsey’s protector but is too controlling in his protectiveness. He needs to let go and realize he can' t control everything.
Dalitza More than 1 year ago
The latest in Rachel Van Dyken’s Players Game series is a romantic comedy with sorrowful undertones. I laughed so hard that I cried, and as the story progressed and I cried for the characters that became friends and went through difficult times. In the end though I had a huge smile that signaled a great read. When Miller Quinton accepted his best friend and teammate’s request to fake date his little sister, he did so with some personal doubt because he’s already capitulated to her once. Pretending to be in a relationship with her to keep her abusive ex at bay won’t be a problem. The tricky part will be to feign detachment for the sake of his best, but mostly his damaged heart. Kinsey’s life is coming undone. Her overprotective brother Jax, not only revealed the fact that their father has cancer but that her ex is being considered to join the team. Going along with the rouse to date Miller to keep her brother from worrying is a bad idea because she’d already fallen for Miller once without anyone knowing. Can she risk her heart a second time while hiding her feelings? I’ve read many of Van Dyken’s creations and have enjoyed all of them. Infraction is a wonderful brew of fun and sexiness, heartbreak and joy that produced a great deal of smiles, laughs along with some tears I didn’t expect but certainly appreciated because nothing beats that great combo: laugh, cry, smile and swoon. There were many elements I liked about this story. Jax and Kinsey’s mom and dad, and Miller’s grandma were a lovely example of what parents should be like, loving, understanding and with a sense of humor. The friendship between the players was also showcased. And then there were the main characters and Jax. Yes, Jax got several chapters with his own point of view which were not only insightful to the man with the hero complex but also a great guy who deserved his own love story. I suspect we’ll be getting more of Jax and Harley in future installments or a story of their own. Kinsey and Miller were already friends but they blurred that line one night in Vegas several backs prior. The connection and attraction is still there though and being forced to be in close proximity to each other on a daily basis only makes matters worse. Both were likeable characters I was happily on board with. I loved the push and pull between the, as well as their witty banter and all the heat between them. Rachel Van Dyken creates a story as heartfelt as it is hilarious, a tribute to living life at its fullest. Infraction is book #2 of the Players Game series. It is standalone contemporary sports romance. It’s a friends to lovers, forbidden brother-best-friend story. Told from several points of view and has a happy ending.
Janeen More than 1 year ago
This book is about our beloved Miller Quinton (Football Extraordinaire) and Kinsey, Jax's sister. What I really loved about this book was the side story of Jax! We got to see him find a little happiness - though I'm not going to give away who he finds happiness with. I love the trope of pretend boyfriend/girlfriend because it's one of those storylines that opens up to the real thing. The author made this book even better than the first book. Usually, that isn't the case. So, this was my Instant message while I was reading the book: "Okay, so you know when a book is so good that you don't stop to even type a message saying that it's so good? Yeah, that's this book!!! Miller and Kinsey have some serious chemistry together, but I can't stand Andy the dickhead lol!! and JAX - Gosh, I love him. Major props for comedy too!!" Skip down to the middle of the book and it's getting dramatic y'all and I mean that in the best way...OMG, I mean we find out soooo much good stuff about Kinsey and why Jax is so protective. We also find out that Jax and Kinsey's dad is not doing so well, and by this time neither am I - literally I was having a little breakdown. This book had all the feels for me. Here's the rest of the conversation: "I haven't been able to breathe for an hour!!! Thanks so much Rachel! I'm sitting here snotting all over the place and throwing kleenex by the handful in the trashcan while my dog tries to dig them out and eat the paper...little turd that she is." Needless to say, this was one of those books that stick with you and you don't want them to ever end. It took me a good two weeks to get out of a book slump and read another book because no other books measure up to this one. I have yet to read another book that really speaks to me like this one did. Again, if you're a fan, superfan, or just new to this author - read this book, but read the first one to get the full effect because if you don't then it just doesn't have the same meaning and you won't understand a lot of what's going on.  I received an ARC from the publisher/author/NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and do not reflect anyone else's.
JaiDem More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. This is my honest review. I really liked the first book in this series, but Infraction is my favorite. I feel like there is so much going on with the characters, but not to the point where you get distracted. I wanted to smack Miller for the second time. He knows that he is making mistakes, but he also thinks they are for the right reason. He hurts Kinsey and he wants to fix his mistakes, but also wants her to do what he thinks is the right thing for her...and her brother. Miller might be a little scared of Jax. ;) Kinsey is angry at Footballers in general and one or two in particular. After being hurt and tossed aside, she doesn't want to feel that way again. Her past comes back to taunt her. Jax thinks that he has the perfect way to protect her, but it might just blowup in his face. Family secrets are revealed and Kinsey feels hurt and betrayed by her own family. She needs someone to lean on, but can she trust Miller to be there for her this time? Reading all of the emotions going on for Kinsey, Miller and Jax are amazing and pull you in. You feel for all of them while still wanting to smack the guys upside the head. I'm so glad that Kinsey has a friend that can put Jax in his place. I really enjoyed getting to see Jax's point of view in this book and seeing why he made the decision that he did in regards to their dad's health. This book is definitely a must read. I promise that you will not be disappointed.
Jennifers_Book_Obsession More than 1 year ago
Good gosh! What more can you say about one of your favorite authors that book after book blows you away?! Rachel Van Dyken is exceptionally talented and creates characters and stories that always leaves me completely in awe. This book adds to the list of phenomenal stories I've read by this author. I fell head over heels for Miller in Fraternize book one in the Players Game series. He's this big strong football player who has the biggest heart and is down right scrumptious. I needed Miller to have his HEA and his journey just felt so right. He still had issues to work through and a broken heart and Kinsey was absolutely perfect for him. This book just gave me ALL the FEELS! I laughed, cried, swooned and swooned some more. I love how this author captures the emotions and delivers it page after page. Miller and Kinsey's journey was heartbreaking at times because of the situations they had to deal with but heartwarming to see the way their relationship progress. As always with an RVD read the banter was hilarious and had me laughing out loud. I loved that we got to see some of Kinsey's brother, Jax, POV. He's a very crucial part of their journey and I loved how the author added him in. He's the over protective brother and the best friend and I loved that we got to see and feel his reasoning and love for his sister. I enjoyed this story immensely. I love this author's writing and she delivers an amazing story with lots of laughs and sexy times.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars--emotional and sexy 3.75 stars--INFRACTION is the second instalment in Rachel Van Dyken’s contemporary, adult PLAYERS GAME sports, romance series focusing on the men and women of the professional football team and their cheerleaders The Bellevue Bucks. This is the Bucks tight-end Miller Quinton, and head cheerleader Kinsey Romonov’s story line. Miller and Kinsey were first introduced in book one FRATERNIZE wherein Miller was part of a love triangle (of sorts) featuring his life long best friend Emerson Rodner, and fellow player Grant Sanchez. INFRACTION can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. Told from three first person points of view (Kinsey, Miller, Jax Romonov) INFRACTION follows the friends to lovers, fake romance trope between Bellevue Bucks head cheerleader Kinsey Romonov, and tight end Miller Quinton. Months earlier, following a weekend in Vegas with Miller Quinton, Kinsey found herself forcibly sent to Europe to escape the return of her abusive ex –boyfriend Anderson. Seven months later, Kinsey’s return to America is met with some devastating news that will all but destroy her immediate family. Not only does her father have cancer but her abusive ex-boyfriend is now a member of the Bellevue Bucks. Enter Miller Quinton, Kinsey’s friend, and her brother Jax’s teammate, and the man with whom Kinsey will fall in love. To avoid further conflict with Kinsey’s ex, her brother and ‘America’s quarterback’ Jax Romonov offers up a plan to protect the sister he has always loved-a fake dating scenario between Miller and Kinsey-a hands off relationship that, unbeknownst to Jax, began months before. The attraction between Kinsey and Miller is immediate but an attraction that must be both played up and played down in order to keep the demons at bay, and Jax from discovering the truth about their past relationship. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive without the use of over the top sexually graphic, language and text. A side relationship is developing between Jax Romonov and Kinsey’s friend, fitness model and yoga instructor Harley. Harley is a fiercely independent and brutally honest woman who has caught the eye of ‘America’s Quarterback’, an over-protective alpha male where it concerns his younger sister. Pulled in too many directions Jax struggles with the emotional fall out of his father’s illness, potential threats to his sister, and the fake relationship that isn’t fake-at all. INFRACTION is a story of family and friendship; secrets and betrayal; falling in love and letting go of the past. The cancer story line is emotional and heart breaking-a heart break that furthers Jax’s spiral out of control. The premise is emotional and sexy; the romance is passionate and fated; the characters are colorful and charismatic.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Quinton Miller is moving on, but if Jax Romonov knew Miller had slept with Jax’s sister Kinsey, Jax would kill him, at least. So when Jax, of all people, asks Miller to convince Kinsey to go to Europe for the summer, Miller reluctantly goes along. But worse, when she comes back, Jax tells Miller to pretend to be dating Kinsey, Miller is flabbergasted. Kinsey’s ex, Anderson Harris, is back in town, and Jax wants to keep Kinsey safe, like he has always done, but had failed in Harris’ case in the past. Jax has too much on his mind, with their father having cancer, the football season; he cannot afford to worry about his beloved little sister. Should he? FRATERNIZE was excellent, and I’m wondering if INFRACTION isn’t even better! What a great series Players Game is turning out to be, as Rachel Van Dyken is writing the tropes the way I want to see them written! Just do not expect everything to be as you see them in other books, for which I am ever so thankful. The pace is lightning-quick, the tone energetic, the writing smooth and dynamic, the dialogues spot-on, and the characters just as remarkable as in the previous book, and we do get to see a bit of Emerson and the unbelievable Sanchez. I wondered though if I had misunderstood something about Jax in the first book. There were a few tiny hiccups, such as Miller getting upset about something concerning Kinsey was utterly ridiculous, which was thank goodness extremely brief, and the over-the-top mushy stuff with Marco: the kid was awesome enough already without “the dream angel”, but those are trifles with regards to INFRACTION. There were a few very stirring moments, and the family dinner at the Romonovs was something to behold; it was so funny! I wonder if there is something in the works for the “jackass” and/or Lily, because there is definitely something to be done with those two, and the way Ms. Van Dyken is reinventing conventional romance tropes in this series, I hope so. Although she would have her work cut out for her, I think Rachel Van Dyken is up for the challenge. There are several stunning twists, every one more awesome than the next. INFRACTION is a book for fearless readers, the ones Ms. Van Dyken deserves. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
carvanz More than 1 year ago
Kinsey was hurt when after one night with Miller he encourages her to leave the country. During their separation his actions and non-actions only add to the pain he inflicted. Now she’s returned and if it’s not bad enough that her ex is going to be trying out for the team, her brother, Jax, has decided in order to protect her, Miller and her should pretend to be in a relationship. Miller has never wanted anyone the way he wants Kinsey. However, there is something holding him back, making him afraid to reach for the prize. He can’t do relationships. He can’t fall in love. He isn’t even sure if he has a heart anymore. But he wants her even if she is his best friend’s sister. And everyone knows that Jax will kill any man that so much as looks at Kinsey with lust in their eyes. I was a bit nervous going into this one because Miller had been in love with Emerson for so long. I have a hard time with stories where the hero has loved another and in this case, I felt like Miller would never be able to truly get beyond what he felt for Em. I was thrilled to see that that was not the case. Yes, Miller had feelings for her but that was not the root of his issues when it came to his relationship with Kinsey. As all good pretend boyfriend tropes have, there is scorching chemistry between the two. And of course it becomes more than pretend. But this book was so much more than that or the struggle of dating the best friend’s sister. I digs into familial relationships, friendships and fighting for the right to stand strong. I absolutely loved all the layers this author built into this story. My heart caved when we were introduced to Marco and when we meet him again I sobbed. Such a small amount of the book and yet it was huge. This book will definitely go down as my most favorite to date by Ms. Van Dyken. Definitely the one you want to read if you’re looking for something stronger than your normal sports rom com. This is an honest review of an advanced copy provided by NetGalley and Skyscape.
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
This book evoked so many different emotions from me but in the very best of ways. I do not read a lot of new adult/college age romance but I do like Rachel Van Dyken so I will read hers. I enjoyed the first book in this series so I am very glad I read this one too. Miller & Kinsey had me rooting for them all the way. Sometimes funny, sweet, angsty and steamy, this book was packed full of all the good stuff. I love a good fake relationship that turns real. All of the characters were awesome and made the story that more enjoyable. Throw in a wonderfully well written story line that touches on some harder and tough to handle real issues and you've got yourself a winner.
whitehotreads More than 1 year ago
Holla! Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? Heck yes! Meet Miller Quinton and fall head-over-heels in love! At least thats what I did! Hey Kinsey! Can I have him for a bit? Pleasssseee! Pleasssssseeee! "...he was like an emotional terrorist who bombed your heart only to tell you that you'd have to leave the country to find a hospital big enough to fix it!" Kinsey and Miller are the best couple. They made me laugh - so hard! I may have even snorted. There was angst... because there always is. "Living? That will always be the hardest thing you will ever do."
Katiekoz More than 1 year ago
I definitely liked Infraction more than Fraternize, but there were still some things that I wasn't completely nuts about. It felt like a lot at first with everything that was going on and getting the perspectives of three different people. I'm assuming if you've read Infraction that you read Fraternize as well so it's ok if I mention everyone by name now. I love Miller and have since the start of Fraternize. Even though he still has his issues, just like everyone else, he's probably my favorite character of the group. I was disappointed when he didn't end up with Emerson, but in the end it worked out and I think I may even like Kinsey more than Em. Miller is a great guy and can be really sweet and charming, he just has some hang ups on the concept of love because of his past. I loved being in his head and learning more about him and I was so happy he finally got his happy ending that he deserves. Kinsey is a sweet, but strong girl. She has also been through a lot in her life and it's really sad, but she's a tough cookie. She also definitely deserves a happily ever after. Miller is just what she needs in her life and she is just what he needs in his life. They're really cute together. I'm a bit torn on all of the Jax stuff. I really like Jax, just not when he's being an overprotective jerk. He's a great brother most of the time, he's just really protective. He can be really cute with Harley, and I love that she makes him smile and laugh. I like that he gets his story as well, and I get why it's done together with Kinsey and Miller's story, but it almost seemed like it took away a little from Miller and Kins. Plus I was sort of hoping that Jax would get his own book because I feel like there was so much to work with with him and his head. So that made me a little sad that he only gets a limited amount of chapters in his sister's book. It was a lot happening for all the characters in a short time span. I will admit that I wasn't super nuts about the first third of the book. There was a lot happening in the storyline, there was a lot of hatred amongst the characters, and I just didn't like the way some things were handled and some of the jabs that were taken, especially by Sanchez and Jax. It got better as the book went on and things started falling into place for all the characters. The end is super sad and emotional, but at the same time it's quite fitting for the characters and how much they grow throughout the book. In the end I enjoyed the book and was happy with how it all turned out.
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Infraction by Rachel Van Dyken is he second book in her new Players Game series. This is Miller and Kinsey's story. Emotional, heart-breaking, steamy, and deeply touching this is yet another wonderful story by a must-read author. Told in dual POV, the romance is a standalone but the interconnecting stories SHOULD be read in series order. Miller really didn't mean to sleep with his best friends sister. She is so far beyond off-limits and do not touch that she shouldn't be on his radar. Yet she is. Despite his recent heartache and revelations in his life, he is beyond intrigued and enamored with this feisty cheerleader. Kinsey is used to controlling men. Her brother Jax pretty much runs her life. But she kinda owes him and prefers to keep his stress levels down so she allows his control all while knowing it comes from a place of deep love and affection. Her attraction to Miller is making Jax's control issues a problem. The ups and downs of their relationship, the complexities of their family lives and their friendships, the problems they face together - all this makes for such a wonderful and emotional romance. Enjoy!
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
When Miller is asked to step in and save his buddies sister from her ex and pretend to be her man he can't help but think it's divine intervention, even though he knows taking anything past the "pretend" stage is completely forbidden. Having an excuse to spend time with Kinsey sounds like heaven... but also could lead to a lot of trouble too! With Kinsey's life falling apart around her she is in desperate need of a little R&R and something to take her mind off things for a bit... and spending some quality time with Miller sounds like a good place to start. With her ex coming back around and trying to reclaim a place in her world she turns to Miller to help ward him off... and things quickly reignite and get nice and toasty between them! Infraction is an emotionally rich and steamy little tale that is sure to satisfy every romance readers appetite! This gripping read took a hold of me from the first page and held on nice and tight until the last page was swiped... WOW what a read!! The relationship between these two started off under false pretenses, but quickly started to develop into something a whole lot more... a seriously sexy something more... and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed watching it all play out. Highly recommend this one, it will take you on one hell of a emotional roller coaster... my advice, buckle up and hang on tight, cause your world is about to be rocked!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
shadow2031 More than 1 year ago
Infraction is the second book in the Players Game series by the very talented Rachel Van Dyken. You can read it as a standalone novel but the characters were introduced in Fraternize. You don’t have to read it first but I do recommend it. Now...if you did read it then you will know Miller and Kinsey. You will also know that they slept together seven months ago in Vegas... Seven months. It’s been seven months since that night in Vegas. It was amazing. Then, they woke up and they went back to being strangers. It’s been seven months of avoidance. Seven months of silence. Seven months of secrets. Miller knew if his best friend and teammate, Jax found out about that night he would be a dead man. He was very protective of his little sister, Kinsey. So, just imagine the shock on their faces when Jax tells them that he needs them to fake date. To protect Kinsey from hurt. To keep him calm the chaos going on in his head so he can concentrate on the game. Miller and Kinsey know it’s not a good idea but they would do anything for Jax because he would do anything for them. Except let them date...for real. Miller and Kinsey’s relationship is something else. They were friends before they were one-time lovers. They want to be friends again. They have to if this is going to work. The problem? They want each other. Badly. But it’s complicated. Miller has had his heartbroken before and is now scared that it will happen again. Kinsey has been hurt in the past. She has a past that not many know about. She was hurt once by Miller already. Can she trust him enough to risk her heart again? Plus, there is Jax. What will he do if he found out about Vegas? What if he figures out the kisses are not just for show but for real? I know that once I open an RVD book that I will laugh, feel flush, and tear up. With Infraction I did more of it all. I have never cried so much in one of her books. Ever. I loved it. I love giving authors my tears. The writing was addicting. The characters were real. The story is heartbreaking, sexy, heartwarming, and so much fun. Miller made me giggle and swoon. Kinsey made me laugh and cry. Together, they made me do all of those things. And well, Jax he surprised me. He really did. The overbearing ass. He is quite the guy. It was also great seeing Grant and Em again. Grant just cracks me the f- up. Overall...it’s an emotional, sexy, and fun journey! P.S. I ❤️ Ben! Quotes: “Waffles, was that a moment? Are we possibly . . .” He paused. “Bro lifting right now?” “Just”—I jerked away from him—“play your part, and I’ll play mine, we’ll shake hands when this is all over, and if you kiss me again, ever, without my permission I’ll tell Jax all the other places you kissed without his permission and we’ll see where that leaves you . . . and the team.” “You say things like that, and I may just get attached to you, Quinton Miller.”
TerryL56 More than 1 year ago
This book is told in 3 POVs ... Jax is the star quarterback, Kinsey is is younger sister and Miller is Jax's teammate. When Kinsey's old abusive flame joins the team, Jax will do anything to keep him away from Kinsey ... even breaking one of his own rules - have his sister date (no ... pretend date) a teammate ... Miller, his trusted best friend. But little did Jax know that Kinsey and Miller already hooked up once in Vegas months ago. And the chemistry between them is still there ... in full force! This is a quick sweet read. You will laugh, cry and everything in between at the situations they get in. I would have given it more stars, but I found the ending to be a little cheesy. I received an ARC copy courtesy of Skyscape and Two Lions through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
As Emerson and Sanchez fall more in love, Miller and Kinsey fumble their way through their residual feelings for them and the new feelings for each other. In book one, it was hard to see these two hurting and I wanted them to get their own happily ever after. As to be expected, it was quite the bumpy road. Miller has so many unresolved emotions from losing his mom at a young age to losing the girl he thought was his forever, that he doesn't want to open himself to more hurt no matter how much the pull to Kinsey is. Kinsey seemed like the happy go lucky girl in the first book who had the overprotective brother to deal with. What we learn in this book is why Jax is so overprotective and that Kinsey has a lot to deal with in her life that she is still trying to overcome. It doesn't help when Jax won't let her move on. Then there is Jax. The overprotective brother that was constantly blocking Miller and Kinsey's way to each other. To try to distract Jax, Kinsey introduces him to Harley, the athletic gear model. It was like getting a bonus story within the main story. Who doesn't fall for the overprotective male? This couple was cute and you just want to root for Jax finding his happily ever after as well. Rachel Van Dyken really does a good job of bringing out the best in her characters. You get to see the serious but also the the fun side to each of them. The easy camaraderie they all have and how much you would like to be apart of the group as if they are real. I love this group of people and can't wait to see who is next! ARC provided by Netgalley.
heater_28 More than 1 year ago
**Advanced copy provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review** Infraction is the second book in Rachel Van Dyken's Players Game series and it showcases each and every emotion you can imagine. It has all of the highs and lows you look for in a great book. Miller Quinton is one of those guys that will do anything for his "family" and there is no doubt that Jax Romanov fits that description. Jax might not be blood related, but in Miller's world, he'll still do whatever he can to help a close friend and in this case he is asked to "fake date" Jax's sister, Kinsey to help her out with an ex, who happens to be one of their teammates. While that might sound like a complicated ask from a friend at any time, what Jax doesn't know is that a kiss between Kinsey and Miller in Vegas some months ago wasn't just a kiss... Kinsey Romanov has been dealing with a lot in her life and because of that, she's just come back from an extended trip thanks to the suggestion of her brother and the guy she is now fake-dating, Miller. While Kinsey appreciates her brother watching out for her, sometimes he goes just a tad too far with his over protectiveness and it's starting to wear on her. As Kinsey and Miller continue to spend time together, what started out as fake is quickly growing to be real. Will secrets that are being kept on both sides signal the end of this relationship before it really begins? Or will it be the over-protectiveness of Jax that ends up causing problems? I really enjoyed the characters in this book and while there were definitely parts that were laugh out loud funny, there were also a lot of very emotional parts that tugged at my heartstrings. Rachel Van Dyken did a fantastic job of crafting a story that took us through the highs and lows of relationships , both familial and romantic, and showed us that having the heart of a lion is sometimes the best thing a person can remember. I would highly recommend picking this book up!