Kickin’ It (Red Card #2) by Rachel van Dyken
Love breaks the offside rule in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s irresistibly sexy Red Card romance.
Successful, high-profile sports agent Matt Kingston thinks he can handle anything. Then soccer player Parker Speedman shows up at his door. She is young and gorgeous, has natural talent, and is looking for a team. She’s also a hothead with a punchy past who floored her last coach on live TV. Despite his misgivings, Matt agrees to be both her agent and her coach. Professional common sense says she’s off-limits. But what can he say about the raw attraction between them?
Parker plays soccer with her heart and soul. But after the events of the last year, she’s shaken. She’s already seen what a powerful man can do to a female athlete’s career. And her beloved dream is in the hands of a sexy, gorgeous man with the uncanny ability to slip past her defenses…and into her heart.
Now Matt and Parker are about to learn that when it comes to love, the only way to win is by breaking every rule they know. And by playing nice. Real nice.
Title: Kickin’ It (Red Card #2)
Author: Rachel van Dyken
Publication Date: June 11th, 2019
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance; Sports;
Format: Kindle (247 pages)
Usually I read series in order, but I received an ARC for this book so that is why I started this series with book 2. Let’s just say I did not mind a bit and it can be read as a standalone.
Matt Kingstone is a hell of an Agent with a mouthy sister, who convinces him to take her on as an intern for the summer. The catch is she comes along with a best friend and they all end up living together for 3 months. Parker Speedman is a young soccer player with some secrets she wants to keep hidden, but they still mess up her present.
Parker wishes a new chance to play the game she loves, and that second chance is Matt representing her. They have a rocky start, some funny and awkward encounters in the bathroom, but soon he starts to see her real self, not the guarded young lady. It is just one step to falling in love, but Matt has to maintain a professional relationship with his Client. Lines are easily crossed since their chemistry wins every time.
This was a fun and light read for me, which I finished in one sitting. Easy and funny characters, with some sass along the way.
When it comes to soccer, my mind always goes to Kulti by Mariana Zapata, so everything is just bittersweet in this world of athletes.
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