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Wanted: one hot guy with rock-hard abs and a big stick.

Broke and desperate, Sugar Ryan has no use for arrogant, bad boy athletes . . . until she’s forced to bargain with the cockiest of them all.

If only he knew she was alive.

Her mission? Get on this hockey player’s radar any way possible.

Zack Morgan is the king of the ice and the bedroom—but nothing prepares him for the
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Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Published May 5th 2019
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Ilsa Madden-Mills Yes! Eric is next! I've already made a Goodreads listing for him: Boyfriend Material.

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Cristina | CristiinaReads
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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A sports romance that has an emotional past, present, and future filled with love, lust and so much understanding moments between the characters that Ilsa has so beautifully created...



Everyone who knows me, knows that I am addicted to sports romances and my knees turn weak whenever I see that Ilsa has a new book coming out, because they always have to be somehow related to the sub-genre of sports romances. You can never go wrong with reading her novels, and this book was no exception. I will
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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic BOYFRIEND BARGAIN: Is a full length sports romance novel by Isla Madden-Mills

In this we meet Zack Morgan aka Z and quirky Sugar Ryan. These two are polar opposites..One is in the limelight the other prefers nights watching Game of Thrones whilst eating her way through doritos and ding dongs. He's the King of Ice and I'm just ... no one.

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Zack Morgan is taking the hockey world by storm, the h
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*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}


She’s everything.
She’s Mine.
She’s a symbol of me getting life right.
My Love, my hope. Always.





If you love sports romances about sinfully sexy and cocky as hell hockey players as much as I do, then BOYFRIEND BARGAIN by Ilsa Madden-Mills is right up your alley. Zack Morgan is the captain of his university’s hockey team and all-around big man on campus. He’s got a lengthy list of coeds looking to warm his bed but no one has been able to steal hi
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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5 Stars!
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Sugar Ryan is a 21 yr. old southern girl from Alabama who is attending collage at one of the most prestigious, expensive schools in the midwest. Hawthorne University is located in the small town of Sparrow Lake, in Minnesota. Sugar has worked hard for everything she has, and is in her senior year of pre-law when she realizes she needs some help to make her dreams come true. She doesn't date bad boy athletes, but she's desperate, and feels her scho
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Melanie (mells_view)
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We’re in a bubble, the two of us, and everyone around us seems irrelevant—or at least that’s my perception.


I can’t. Ilsa Madden-Mills has once again KILLED me with her writing. Boyfriend Bargain is the PERFECT new adult college sports romance. Ilsa writes Z and Sugar in a way that makes them truly feel like the only two people in the world. Are they perfect characters? No. But their flaws feel relatable and not tedious as sometimes can happen in new adult. Their romance starts off with sparks an
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Jen
***** 4.5 Stars!!!!****

I loved this book!!! I truly did! Z was such a sweetheart and definitely earned a spot with my top favourite heroes! The only reason I docked a half a star was Sugar. ( our heroine) I kind of felt like it was always Zack chasing her...I would have loved to see her do a grand gesture for him! Other than that I really adored their romance. Their sexual chemistry was combustible and majorly off the charts! Holy hell, when these two did the deed, fireworks exploded!

I’m not us
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Hanne
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult
Boyfriend Bargain was an amazing read! I have loved all the books I’ve read by Ilsa Madden-Mills. This book was yet another book that I loved by the author. Boyfriend Bargain is a new adult sports romance that is hot, emotional, addictive, funny and unique.

Sugar and Zack are great characters. Sugar is smart, feisty and caring. She knows what she wants to be later and she will make that happen. She studies and works hard for it. Zack works hard to be the best in hockey and he hopes to go pro. He
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Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Trying to catch up on reviews... Vacation set me back🙃😋 So short and sweet on the next couple

I devoured this read. This author always has a way to get me to fall in love and she definitely didn't disappoint with this one. I love sports, I love sexy men, and I love books that capture my attention.



This is a read, if you a sports romance lover, you can not miss!! Pick it up today!!!









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Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhh this book oh my gosh!!

ARC received in exchange for an honest review

I’ve read a few books by this author and every single time they get better. Ilsa Madden-Mills is one of those authors who’s books are different from the others and ones that’ll call your attention straight away.

The Boyfriend Bargain was so much more than I expected. A fake relationship, a whole lot of laughs and sexiness mixed with emotions. Sadness and anger make up parts of this book and when they do, they gut you. It’s
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Gah!! Ilsa Madden Mills has the magic touch! Her books are sexy, filled to the brim with banter to die for and characters you can't get enough of. Furthermore, the swoony moments always have me smiling from ear to ear while reading. Boyfriend Bargain was no different as I could not get enough of Zach and Sugar and their combustible chemistry and strong emotional connection. 

When Hawthorne University's Hockey team Captain aka D-bag of the century, Zach Morgan, is propositioned by Sugar Ryan in an
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Wendy'sThoughts
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ilsa Madden-Mills Fans, Romance
5 Intoxicating Stars
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Ok, so I had so many plans for this day off from work...Things to do, things I needed to do...and yet when I found out Ilsa Madden-Mills released the Boyfriend Bargain, my plans took a backseat. Yup, I went and clicked that baby and started it with feet up, the day going into the evening, and was Sorry, Not Sorry one little bit.

You see, when something really clicks for me, I will dive right in... it could be my strength or weakness, the jury is out on t
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Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦


“There’s something going on between us that’s …I don’t know…interesting. I knew it the moment I saw you.”
“I want you.”


Boyfriend Bargain was such a highly anticipated read for me; sports romances are my kryptonite that I just can’t ever resist, especially hockey players who kill it on the ice. Ilsa Madden-Mills is such a phenomenal writer. I always find myself being drawn into her smart and sophisticated story lines and her well thought-out and developed characters that I always love
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Boyfriend Bargain is a NA sports romance focused around Zach 'Z' Morgan and Sugar Ryan. Z is the campus legend that's already been drafted into the NHL while Sugar is the quiet hard worker that just wants to make it into law school. Which is why she needs Z to be her fake boyfriend. Except there is nothing fake about the chemistry between them when she finally finds the courage to approach him.

Both of these characters had some pret
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Elle Kennedy
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Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you take a chance on love.

Wanted: one hot guy with rock-hard abs and a big stick.

Broke and desperate, Sugar Ryan has no use for arrogant, bad-boy athletes…until she’s forced to bargain with the cockiest of them all.

If only he knew she was alive.

Her mission? Get on this ho
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Z was as good as his cover photo!


A great cover photo starts off a book in just the right place. It makes it easy to imagine that hot guy especially if his description matches the cover photo. Zach’s hair was described perfectly an I could picture that guy walking into a party and all action sort of stopping and the sizzle of excitement amping up like something important was happening or a celebrity had arrived.

His history with his girlfriend that died and overwhelming guilt causing anxiety issue
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Rachel Dyken
NOW LIVE and Free in Kindle Unlimited: A standalone college hockey romance from Ilsa Madden-Mills!



Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you take a chance on love.

Wanted: one hot guy with rock-hard abs and a big stick.

Broke and desperate, Sugar Ryan has no use for arrogant, bad-boy athletes…until she’s forced to bargain with the cockiest of them all.

If only he knew she was alive.

Her mission? Get on t
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NMmomof4
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: I think I've gotten to the point where I don't expect much out of college athlete stories because I've been so disappointed lately. The silver lining in that is that I wasn't disappointed! It wasn't horrible or anything, it just won't be finding its home on my favorites shelf. I do appreciate, however, that Ms. Madden-Mills included an mc with mental health issues. This isn't something that I expected and I appreciated feeling that the mc was more human because of it. My
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Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 solid stars

I have read another book in the college hockey world some weeks ago: The Risk by Elle Kennedy. It seems that I have a thing for hockey right now! If the center plot for said bargain was similar you won't mistake one for another.

The characters are completely different for once and the backstories could not be more unrelated.

Now that's been said what is the Boyfriend Bargain about and why should you read it?

First it is about a hockey player Zack or Z, star of his college and alrea
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Michelle Claypot_Reads
This story was everything that’s good about romance. I laughed. I cried. I swooned and I squirmed. Perfection ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ilsa is a one click author for me and stories like this one are why. She always gives me more in a story than I am expecting. This was no different.

Yes it’s a college sports romance but it’s about way more than that. I love how she handled real life subjects in a respectful and honest way.

Sugar and Zack were such a believable couple. Their banter. Their chemistry. Their moment
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Willow Winters
NOW LIVE and Free in Kindle Unlimited: A standalone college hockey romance from Ilsa Madden-Mills!



Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you take a chance on love.

Wanted: one hot guy with rock-hard abs and a big stick.

Broke and desperate, Sugar Ryan has no use for arrogant, bad-boy athletes…until she’s forced to bargain with the cockiest of them all.

If only he knew she was alive.

Her mission? Get on t
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Dali
Ilsa Madden-Mills’ latest story a swoony delight that is the reason why romance novels exist – to give us an escape that will hit all the right spots.

Sugar Ryan doesn’t care for athletes in general or any kind of male that’s too cocky for his own good. Especially not after her singer ex-boyfriend cheated on her. Besides, she’s all set to go to law school until she isn’t and is in need of a fake boyfriend. Not just anyone will do though. She needs the hockey god with bulging muscles, a big stick
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K. Bromberg
NOW LIVE and Free in Kindle Unlimited: A standalone college hockey romance from Ilsa Madden-Mills!



Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you take a chance on love.

Wanted: one hot guy with rock-hard abs and a big stick.

Broke and desperate, Sugar Ryan has no use for arrogant, bad-boy athletes…until she’s forced to bargain with the cockiest of them all.

If only he knew she was alive.

Her mission? Get on t
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Tracy  C
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Zach was so stoic, with dirty talking depths. Yummy. I appreciated that his character made himself vulnerable to Sugar and my heart ached when the sh!t hit the fan. Sugar was a strong, independent woman that was willing to go to great lengths to achieve her goals. The name of the strip club made me giggle every time it showed up in the book. I wished Sugar had reacted to Veronica differently towards the end, but it wasn't really drawn out and it seemed that Zach need that time ...more
Robyn
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.25 Always YOU Stars


I’ve read many books by this author, and I’m always left feeling entertained. The prologue sets the scene up for a very real issue—anxiety—and what it feels like when it gets the best of you! I like to read about relatable issues, and I sure do enjoy a good sports romance—score!

Zach’s the captain of his D-1 hockey team, in his senior year of collage, awaiting his already drafted position in the NHL. You see his struggle to move past a terrible tragedy that struck before co
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m a u r a
I really enjoyed the beginning of this book, but unfortunately, by the end I just wanted it to be over.

This book starts off with our main character, Sugar, looking for the captain of the hockey team, so she can strike up a bargain with him to pretend to be her boyfriend in order to impress the law school she got waitlisted at. For some reason, probably because she's hot, he agrees to this bargain and the story kicks off from there.

My ultimate problem with this was that the boyfriend bargain see
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Penny Reid
May 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
NOW LIVE and Free in Kindle Unlimited: A standalone college hockey romance from Ilsa Madden-Mills!








Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you take a chance on love.



Wanted: one hot guy with rock-hard abs and a big stick.



Broke and desperate, Sugar Ryan has no use for arrogant, bad-boy athletes…until she’s forced to bargain with the cockiest of them all.



If only he knew she was alive.



Her mission? Get on t
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Sentranced Jem
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Title: Boyfriend Bargain
Author: Ilsa Madden - Mills
Genre: Sports romance, Academic



Hi! My name is Jemima and I am a sports romance junkie. Also, I am addicted to Ilsa Madden -Mills's books.

Now that that is off my chest, I can declare my new found love for this book. Boyfriend Bargain is to die for! I love love love Zach and Sugar.

I don't know why but I am always surprised by how Ilsa Madden-Mills manages to capture my heart with her books.
The protagonists in this book are such a j
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nikki
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
You can always rely on Ilsa Madden-Mills to bring you a story with all the feels and lots of sizzling chemistry. BOYFRIEND BARGAIN had been one of my most highly anticipated books for this year and I jumped straight into it as soon as it went live. I loved Sugar and Zack and all the side characters too (apart from Veronica and Bennett!!) and thoroughly enjoyed reading their story.
Meghan March

NOW LIVE and Free in Kindle Unlimited: A standalone college hockey romance from Ilsa Madden-Mills!








Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you take a chance on love.



Wanted: one hot guy with rock-hard abs and a big stick.



Broke and desperate, Sugar Ryan has no use for arrogant, bad-boy athletes…until she’s forced to bargain with the cockiest of them all.



If only he knew she was alive.



Her mission? Get on t
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Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia
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“lips, taking in the sensual curves, wondering how they would feel pressed against mine. “Do I have a shot?” I don’t know what makes me say it. He gives me a wolfish, knowing smile. “I would love to fuck you, but we might never see each other again. I don’t make promises.” I picture us naked in a heated embrace, his powerful body sliding inside me, and my lower body clenches at the thought—even as I cringe. I’m supposed to still be in love with Bennett,” 6 likes
“Let me set this straight in case there’s any question about how many girls I’ve had or this whole girl-of-the-month thing that keeps popping up. It’s a rumor people like to perpetuate because of who I am. I date girls and we break up and I really don’t think about them much again. This isn’t that. You aren’t them. Never in a million years.” She kisses me. And shit, the world is golden.” 5 likes
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