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?
*Thanks again to Skyscape for sending me an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
I still remember how much I enjoyed “Fraternize”, the first book in this series, which is why I was super excited for “Infraction” but also had quite high expectations for this book. Unfortunately though, “Infraction” didn’t live up to my expectations and I personally think, it couldn’t match up to “Fraternize”.
I liked the plot of the book and think it was an interesting and quick read, so I definitely enjoyed the book. I just think it still had a lot of room for improvement. For one, I still remember how much I loved Rachel van Dyken’s writing style when reading “Fraternize” which made me so excited to pick up more of her books. The writing in “Infraction” though, was somehow different and nowhere near as good as the writing in the first book. Sometimes her writing just felt very rushed and flat which was quite disappointing.
Another thing that bothered me was the fact that the book was written from three different POVs. “Fraternize” was written from two different POVs, the male love interest’s and the female love interest’s, as well, so I expected it to be the same in this book. But this time around, it also included the female love interest’s brother’s POV.
I do partly understand why the author did this. Her brother is very protective of her and wants to protect her from everyone which is why he plays a big role in the main characters’ relationship. And I think it would’ve been fine if a few short chapters which were written from his POV would’ve been included in the book. But towards the end, his chapters just kept getting longer and longer and included his whole life story and how he slowly started getting into a new relationship as well which I think, should’ve been put into a book just about him and his love interest. I felt like I was just skipping back and forth between two completely different stories which really disrupted my reading flow.
But all things considered, this was still a book I enjoyed reading which is why I’m giving it 3 out of 5 stars. I especially loved reading more about some of the characters from the first book. So, if you’ve read and enjoyed “Fraternize”, I definitely recommend you pick up “Infraction” as well.