Blog Tour~~Infraction by Rachel Van Dyken @RachVD


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


Infraction by Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: January 9th
Genre: Contemporary Romance


New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken proves that everyone scores to win. But off the field, a fumble can change the entire game.

Pro footballer Miller Quinton would do anything for his best friend and teammate—including “fake dating” his friend’s sister. What no one knows is that seven months ago in Vegas, Miller and Kinsey did a whole lot more than just kiss. Miller knows that this cheerleader is off-limits to him and any guy on the team. Still, he can’t stop himself.

Kinsey’s whole world is on the verge of crumbling. Her dad has cancer. Her overprotective brother is falling apart. Dating Miller may be a fake-out, but he’s the one guy who can make her forget about everything—including all the reasons she stayed away from football players. With each heated moment, Miller feels more like a safe place…even though he’s not safe at all.

Now temptation is testing every rule in the game of love. But how long can they go on playing when winning is a harder goal than either of them imagined?


Stephanie’s 4 Blush Review

Infraction is book two in the Players Game series. It can be read as a stand-alone but reading Fraternize (book #1) will give you a better view of the characters and their personalities.

At the end of Fraternize, The Bellevue Bucks had won the super bowl and decided to party it up in Vegas. Well, what happens in Vegas ends up with Miller and Kinsey in bed….. This hilarious Epilogue sets the scene for Infraction.

Miller Quinton and Jax Romonov play Pro football for the Bellevue Bucks. They are team mates and best friends. Both men have so many issues, they need a magazine rack to fit them all! Miller fears getting close to anyone after losing his mom at a young age. Jax feels as though he must protect everyone, especially his sister Kinsey. He is extreme and serious in his need to protect those that he loves. There are reasons for this but I won’t tell them and spoil the story for anyone!

The guy was either psychotic or just really took his sister’s sex life way too seriously – or both.

Being the control freak protector, Jax asks Miller to “fake” date his sister because of a situation involving another team mate. He trusts Miller so it’s a no-brainer. Ah, but at the beginning of this review I mentioned that little incident in Vegas….

Kinsey. The one girl that was off-limits- the one girl I couldn’t seem to get enough of.

Miller and Kinsey struggle with many things. They are attracted to each other but feel as though they can’t or aren’t supposed to act on it. Throw in the fact that they have been good friends and it really muddies the water. Kinsey struggles with her own insecurities and she feels like Miller is ‘obligated’ to carry on the fake dating. But things don’t always go as planned….

Miller and Kinsey have great chemistry and funny banter. They have so many layers of emotions and loss. They were once good friends. Expect the unexpected!

There is a lot going on in this story. There are a few side stories. And also many funny scenes. But there are also serious issues that are also addressed. Love, loss, disappointment, coping and abuse are a few.

I am enjoying the series and look forward to Jax’s story next! Can’t wait to see how control freak, protective Jax deals with the changes that are coming in his life! Jax and Harley. Now that is gonna be quite the story!


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“I didn’t say I wanted a one-night stand.”
“Wow, changing your spots?”
I gripped her hand; she tried to jerk it away. “What if I want two? Maybe three? What if I want four?”
“Then I’d say you’re greedy.”
“When it comes to you?” I growled, pulling her to her feet. “Yes.”
Everyone was dancing around us but it felt like we were alone. Jax had since walked to the other side of the room. I backed Kinsey up against one of the walls, a potted plant guarded us, but not by much.
“I’ll just keep asking.”
“I’m not ready to move back in with my brother,” she huffed. “And if we complicate things, and it goes bad, which it will, what happens then?”
“So take a risk.”
“You’re asking me to trust you?”
“No.” I shook my head bitterly. “In every area of your life, your safety, your happiness, your health—you can trust me. Just don’t give me your heart, not when I’m not even sure I still have mine.”
She snorted. “So it’s going to be about just sex.”
“Distraction from your dad, distraction from Jax, let’s call it a mutual distraction between really good friends . . . the best of friends.” I kissed her temple then snaked my hand around her rib cage, lightly tickling her skin with my fingers as I raised her shirt, my knuckles grazing her belly button as I went higher and higher until I cupped her breast. She sucked in a breath, and I moved my hand back down her stomach until I came into contact with the front of her jeans.
“What are you doing?” she hissed.
“Nothing,” I whispered against her ear, kissing the hollow of her neck while my hand cupped her and then lifted her hips onto my leg, bracing it against the wall. I moved just enough for her to buck against my leg, and press her hands on my chest. “Nothing at all. You get to decide what happens.”
She huffed out a curse and pressed down on my leg again. “You’re a very bad friend.”
“I’m the best damn friend in this room.” I kept peppering light kisses against her mouth. “Come on, Waffle, time for the syrup.”
“Bad.” She rode me slow, she rode my leg hard, I imagined pulsing inside her, the walls of her body squeezing me into a slow painful death. “This is . . . so inappropriate.”
“You drive a man to want a hell of a lot of inappropriate, Kins. You’ve been driving me fucking crazy for two weeks. And since it’s all about your terms, I’m giving you the keys—you know you like to drive—so give yourself a ride, sweetheart . . . take it.”
I gripped her hips and guided her just enough so she could get a rhythm, then slowly scooted us into the shadow behind the plant and the chair to my right. We were hidden, but not enough that we couldn’t get caught.
“I need . . .” She let out a little moan and punched me in the chest, and then gave her head a shake and started mauling me with her mouth.
I grabbed her hips, slamming her tight little body against mine, and she climbed all over me, her body meeting my thrusts like we were two horny teenagers skipping class.
It felt so good, I was seconds away from getting her naked against the wall. She slowed her movements, arching against my leg, then pressed her palm to my dick; the touch set me off so hard that I drew blood against my bottom lip.

Meet the Author:

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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