Friday, September 15, 2017

Blog Tour: Excerpt + Review - FRATERNIZE by Rachel Van Dyken


Fraternize, an all-new sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller Rachel Van Dyken is available NOW!!

Fraternize by Rachel Van Dyken 
Release Date: September 12th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken kicks off a brand-new series in which romance is a game and love is a touchdown.

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.


5 Stars

As always Rachel Van Dyken takes you to this whole new level of awe with her amazing talent. There are so many underlying messages you can take away from this story. Gosh…I’m so in love with these characters!!

Rachel delivers another all-consuming read that will have your emotions all over the place. This story is blended with the perfect dosage of heartache, sadness, happiness, joy, humor, love and tons of swoon worthy moments. I mean we have not one but TWO sexy AF football players right? How could it not be?!  I’m still having a hard time picking between Grant and Miller. *sigh* I think I’ll just keep them both :)

The characters and character development in this story had me reeling but in a good way. Emerson’s determination and strength despite her insecurities was so beautifully written. Again, Grant and Miller, I don’t think I can choose. Grant’s cocky and playful attitude was endearing and annoying at times but I still loved him. He was just so supportive and caring towards Emerson. And mad respect for both men with the way the situation played out. I’m so glad Rachel delivered the story how it is with men who showed respect and actually took the Emerson’s feelings into consideration. It was just so well played. My heart hurt, yes, because poor Miller and Emerson battle with their feelings because they lost a solid friendship.

Overall, this is just an amazing read. One of friendship, love, healing and moving on. A phenomenal story that I will no doubt revisit. I am most definitely already anticipating the next book.

**ARC received in exchange for an honest review**


“The best.” His lips grazed my ear. “Curves, know this,” His breath was hot on my neck, “If you need to cry, I’ll hold you until you’re done. Sometimes the only way to get over things, is to walk through them, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it on your own.”

My breath hitched in my chest. “Does that mean you’re going to walk with me?”

“That’s all I’ve wanted since meeting you.” He pulled back and gripped my hand. “You know, other than sex.”

I laughed, “You’re ridiculous, you know that right?”

“But, I did just make you laugh, when minutes ago you were crying. I hate those tears, Curves. Never want to be the cause of them, ever.”

“Don’t make promises you can’t keep.”

“I’m not.” He said it so sternly that I sucked in a breath. “I think I need to use that hand now…maybe on your chest, possibly that shirt.”


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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor. She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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