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Risky Play

(Red Card #1)

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Even one-night stands deserve a second chance in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s novel of sporting desire.

What else can a virgin do when she’s ditched at the altar? Seattle heiress Mackenzie Dupont is treating herself to a single-girl honeymoon in Mexico and a desire to relinquish her innocence to a gorgeous one-night stand. Fake names. True pleasure.
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 19th 2019 by Skyscape
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
RATING 4.5 STARS

Risky Play is book one in the brand new series, Red Card, by Rachel Van Dyken. This book was just fantastic. I instantly fell in love with both the hero and the heroine. They were both strong and vulnerable. They made mistakes but they held themselves accountable for them. Read on and let me tell you about them.

Mackenzie (Mack) DuPont grew up the only daughter of parents that owned a wine dynasty. Wine was her life and she was a wine taster for the company. From birth, her best f
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Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
Dammit. DAMMIT! DNF @60%

I don't even know where to start with this one. There were so many things wrong. The hero was a total dick.

The heroine was jilted at the altar, goes on vacation, meets a man, they give fake names to one another, have wild sex. While deflowering her he gets a message from his dad and doesn't call back. Hours later his dad passes away and because the hero was too busy sticking his dick into the heroine to return his dad's call he leaves her in the middle of the night and n
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Wendy
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I'm gonna be honest here and say that I am a bit over the whole "virgin" trope. If I never have to read about another virgin again...that would be fine by me. That said, I am a fan of Rachel van Dyken's work and so I really don't want to miss out on the books she writes, so I figured I just had to trust her and give this one a go ;)

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And I am so glad I did because Mack was pretty awesome !!

MacKenzie is the 30-year-old heiress of a wine empire. She is a sommelier (wine taster) at her father's

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Sabrina
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Risky Play is the first book in Rachel Van Dyken's new series, Red Card. The story follows jilted bride Mackenzie Dupont and soccer star Slade Rodriguez in a game full of sexiness, angst, and romance.

Slade was just...gah! He had the heat and the intensity and the swoon worthy personality that I love in my heroes. I adored him from the first moment we met him and only loved him harder as the book went on. Even during the moments that I wanted to just slap him silly
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Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Slade Rodriquez, world’s best soccer player. He’s sexy, he’s hot, and he just made the biggest career move from Europe to the United States MLS.



What he doesn’t need is to lose his focus on a woman. However that decision is taken from him when he runs off on a mini vacation before the season gets under way and meets and falls for Mackenzie DuPont. But the world again takes away his options when a tragic phone call is received.

Waking up after a perfect night with a man she just met and instantly
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Jemima
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it

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Title: Risky Play (Red Card #1)
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Publication Date: March 19, 2019



6% into the book, I read something that made my heart skip a beat. So of course I took it as a sign that I was going to love Risky Play.

I LOVED Mack and Slade. I loved their chemistry so much!

Truth me told I loved the character development in this book the most.
Slade may have his fame, fortune and good looks but geez, this man can be cruel and crude. So I'm not going to lie and say that I was rooting for h
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Nina
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ebook, read-in-2019
Thanks again to Skyscape for sending me an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

When Mackenzie Dupont is left at the altar, she decides to treat herself to a single-girl honeymoon in Mexico where she loses her virginity to pro soccer player Slade Rodriguez. However, she doesn’t know that he’s one of the biggest soccer stars in the world and he doesn’t know she’s a famous Seattle heiress. But the following morning, Slade is gone. After suffering a tragic loss, he ha
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Carvanz
This was such a great read!

Six months after Mackenzie is left at the altar, she takes advantage of the honeymoon trip she had planned. When one of the plane’s engines goes out, she frantically turns to the man next to her and asks him what the one thing he regrets is. His answer warms her wine tasting heart and then she does the one thing she that ensures she will die with no regrets. She kisses the ever loving heck out of him…and he returns it.

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Slade has learned the hard way to not trust freel
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NiCoLeTa E.
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
***4 "It's time to jump!!!" stars***



"Thank you for not giving up on me."

I can't lie!!!! I'm always enjoying a story by RVD!!! And i liked this story, as well!!!
It was sweet! It was fun! It was interesting!!!
I liked the main characters very much and I'm wondering for others too, especially Matt and Jagger!!!
I already know that the second book would be about Matt, but hell, i need Jagger's story too!!!
Please, Rachel, please!!!
I didn't like him in the begining, but he grew on me!!!!



It all start
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Sarina Bowen
✓ European Soccer Star
✓ Jilted Bride
✓ Virgin One Night Stand
✓ Enemies to Lovers
✓ Hot and Steamy Fun.


Now Available and FREE with KU:
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Even one-night stands deserve a second chance in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s novel of sporting desire.

What else can a virgin do when she’s ditched at the altar? Seattle heiress Mackenzie Dupont is treating herself to a single-girl honeymoon in Mexico and a desire to reli
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Penny Reid
Mar 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
✓ European Soccer Star
✓ Jilted Bride
✓ Virgin One Night Stand
✓ Enemies to Lovers
✓ Hot and Steamy Fun.


Now Available and FREE with KU:
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Ca4Vr6
Amazon Universal: mybook.to/RiskyPlay

Even one-night stands deserve a second chance in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s novel of sporting desire.

What else can a virgin do when she’s ditched at the altar? Seattle heiress Mackenzie Dupont is treating herself to a single-girl honeymoon in Mexico and a desire to relin
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♥ WishfulMiss ♥
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5 Stars

I liked this insta-love read. It had angst but it also had a lot of sweet tender moments for the MCs. For a sports romance, it was surprisingly safe and I really did end up falling for Slade and Mackenzie.

Both MCs have been burned in the past. Mackenzie was just left - literally - standing at the alter when the guy she’s been groomed since childhood to marry (and her supposed best friend) walks out on her and a church full of people. Then there’s Slade who is getting over a
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"Avonna
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Check out all of my reviews at: https://www.avonnalovesgenres.com

RISKY PLAY (Red Card Book 1) by Rachel Van Dyken is the first contemporary romance in a new series featuring pro soccer players.

Mackenzie “Mack” Dupont had her fiancée walk away from her at the altar. Splashed across all of the society pages, Mack’s humiliation leads her to taking her already scheduled honeymoon trip to Mexico alone to get away. She is ready to lose her virginity and live life on her terms.

Slade Rodriguez is now
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✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
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Mackenzie was just left by her fiancé - in front of all the high society wedding guests!

Alton has been her best friend since they were born - they were going to have a happy life together. But when she's honest with herself, she never really love-loved him like a girl should love her future husband.

She still has to work with him at her family's wine company - time to use that honeymoon ticket! Off to Mexico we go.

And on the plane we meet Slade. He's just left his England soccer team to play with
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Tracy  ♥️♥️ Book Cravers Blog ♥️♥️
Risky Play shines in true Rachel Van Dyken style. Mackenzie and Slade had some great witty banter and awesome chemistry. I could really relate to Mackenzie"s desire for a true partner. My heart broke a bit for her. And even though Slade made a big mistake when he was really emotional. she allowed him to have another chance to prove himself. Makenzie and Slade were super hot together and I can't wait for RVD to work her magic with Matt and Jagger!
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
Risky Play was an emotionally heartfelt story that started out with a bang. It had everything I've come to love in a Rachel Van Dyken book. Characters that felt real, a story-line that pulled at my heart and scorching hot scenes that made me fan my face. But there was also a strong hate to love vibe that made this story such a winner. If you're a fan of sports romances, Rachel Van Dyken or hate to love romances then definitely pick this one up!
“More champagne?” He pointed to my hand still clutc
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Elle Kennedy
✓ European Soccer Star
✓ Jilted Bride
✓ Virgin One Night Stand
✓ Enemies to Lovers
✓ Hot and Steamy Fun.


Now Available and FREE with KU:
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Ca4Vr6
Amazon Universal: mybook.to/RiskyPlay


Even one-night stands deserve a second chance in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s novel of sporting desire.

What else can a virgin do when she’s ditched at the altar? Seattle heiress Mackenzie Dupont is treating herself to a single-girl honeymoon in Mexico and a desire to relin
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Dali
Rachel Van Dyken scores a goal with the launch of her Red Card series and the fun, sexy and witty soccer romance, Risky Play.

Having thoroughly been left at the altar, wine heiress Mackenzie Dupont decides to go on her honeymoon… alone. Thinking that her plane would crash in route to tropical Puerto Vallarta, she impulsively kisses the sexy stranger sitting next to her only to safely land and find out he’s staying in the pent house next her. Throwing caution to the wind she spends a magical nigh
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Sawyer Bennett
✓ European Soccer Star
✓ Jilted Bride
✓ Virgin One Night Stand
✓ Enemies to Lovers
✓ Hot and Steamy Fun.


Now Available and FREE with KU:
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Ca4Vr6
Amazon Universal: mybook.to/RiskyPlay

Even one-night stands deserve a second chance in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s novel of sporting desire.

What else can a virgin do when she’s ditched at the altar? Seattle heiress Mackenzie Dupont is treating herself to a single-girl honeymoon in Mexico and a desire to relin
...more
Paula White
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was great from the first page. Mack gets left at the alter, which is a really good thing when you get further in the book as her ex - what a...there are no words! She meets Slade, who is also going through a lot in his personal life - and they have one night. But that isn't the end of it - thank goodness. This book had a sassy h, alpha H and lots of wit! Loved Jagger and Matt - hope they get their own books. Really fun read and I look forward to the next one.
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly
Risky Play was the kind of book that made me wonder why I'm not reading more Rachel Van Dyken. I was positively addicted to Mack & Jade's love story, and, having just turned the last page, I'm already hungry for more from this new series.

I mean, I was sucked in immediately to this fun, emotional romance. All the magic of romance books is present here: witty banter, sparky chemistry, heartfelt emotion, and strong characters. I will admit to giving a little side-eye to the virgin heroine, but
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Michelle
Luvd this.

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I really enjoyed this book. When I read the blurb I was dying to read it. The story was really good I luvd how Slade and MacKenzie. Things weren't goin great for them and they needed to get away. Both characters were dealing with crappy relationships and the last thing that they needed was to jump into another. But sometimes you dont know what's around the corner. But instantly there was something between them. They both might not of been honestly with each other but I did understand
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Jean
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Louise Bay
✓ European Soccer Star
✓ Jilted Bride
✓ Virgin One Night Stand
✓ Enemies to Lovers
✓ Hot and Steamy Fun.


Now Available and FREE with KU:
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Ca4Vr6
Amazon Universal: mybook.to/RiskyPlay

Even one-night stands deserve a second chance in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s novel of sporting desire.

What else can a virgin do when she’s ditched at the altar? Seattle heiress Mackenzie Dupont is treating herself to a single-girl honeymoon in Mexico and a desire to relin
...more
bookmarkbelles
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I devoured this book in one sitting y'all it was that good!
The story was so raw and emotional but it also kept me balanced by delivering plenty of witty banter and humour along the way.
It was seriously one hell of a ride and I felt every minute of it. *Grabs a glass of wine*

I love how this book is a "sports romance" but it doesnt center heavily on the sport itself like other books that i've read. I also loved that all the characters in this story were so well executed that as a reader I just c
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Tzelina
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**Thank you to the author, publisher and Netgalley for giving me the ARC in exchange for an honest review** #RiskyPlay #NetGalley

What a wonderful book!!! Risky Play was such a fun and unexpected read!! It was sexy, intense, sweet, romantic and just a wonderful joyride for me!! Love the flirting and chemistry between Slade and Mack!! I really really loved it, I was hooked from the first page, I couldn't put it down!! I definitely look forward to reading more in this series. Absolutely Jagger need
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Meghan Quinn
✓ European Soccer Star
✓ Jilted Bride
✓ Virgin One Night Stand
✓ Enemies to Lovers
✓ Hot and Steamy Fun.


Now Available and FREE with KU:
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Ca4Vr6
Amazon Universal: mybook.to/RiskyPlay

Even one-night stands deserve a second chance in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s novel of sporting desire.

What else can a virgin do when she’s ditched at the altar? Seattle heiress Mackenzie Dupont is treating herself to a single-girl honeymoon in Mexico and a desire to relin
...more
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ the Romance Bibiliophile ♡



Only Rachel van Dyken. I think that is a fitting way to start my thoughts on Risky Play the latest novel from her. Rachel van Dyken is an author that manages to write deeply developed romance novels that seem to be filled with an equal amount of heartache and fun. I can not even begin to describe what it is that makes reading her books so special. If you liked the Blurb of a book it is almost a given that you will connect with the character. I often find myself laughing at some well written bant
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Kahea
***5 ‘#TeamMackenzie’ Stars***

This one was a total emotional roller coaster of a ride, an amazing one, but still, the whiplash you get from this one is real. These characters, ALL of the characters, pulled everything out of me. One second I wanna gut someone with a spoon, the next I’m laughing out loud (no, seriously Out. Loud) and the next I wanna hug someone...and let’s not forget the panty melting. This one pushed all the right buttons and had me devouring every word and wanting more.

Slade.
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K. Bromberg
✓ European Soccer Star
✓ Jilted Bride
✓ Virgin One Night Stand
✓ Enemies to Lovers
✓ Hot and Steamy Fun.


Now Available and FREE with KU:
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Ca4Vr6
Amazon Universal: mybook.to/RiskyPlay

Even one-night stands deserve a second chance in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s novel of sporting desire.

What else can a virgin do when she’s ditched at the altar? Seattle heiress Mackenzie Dupont is treating herself to a single-girl honeymoon in Mexico and a desire to relin
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