Review: Fraternize (Players Game #1) by Rachel Van Dyken


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.review4-5-stars

I thought this was going to have an annoying love triangle, but I was pleasantly surprised with how the author handled everything.

Sanchez and Miller weren’t trying to one up each other. They respected one another, and they were very mature about the situation. There was jealousy of course, but nothing too over the top. I liked the dynamic between the characters. They weren’t out to get each other, and they genuinely liked one another. Emerson was sweet and extremely likable. Like any other person, she had days wherein she was insecure, but I’d prefer that instead of her being confident all the time. She ended up with the right person. I didn’t expect the story to go that route, but it did, and I’m really happy about it.

I don’t want to say anymore, because I might spoil things for you, so I hope this convinces you enough to give this book a try!


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