From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes the swoony and oh-so-romantic title…MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY.
In MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY, the NFL starting quarterback Cooper Armstrong needs his best friend’s sister to pretend to be his girlfriend. Violet is willing, but neither one expects their boyfriend-girlfriend scrimmage to turn into a full-contact sport so quickly. Find out if their fake play will become the real deal or if they can turn back the clock to when they were just friends in this sexy new standalone sports romance!
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Hands down, my favorite thing in the world is to score. Touchdowns.
Don’t let the fact that I’m the leading pick in the Most Valuable Playboy charity auction fool you. These days, I’m only a player on the field. I’ve kept my pants zipped all season long — and it has been long — because nothing’s more important than leading my team to victory every week. Except maybe escaping from the team owner’s recently-widowed and handsy-as-hell sister who’s dead set on winning more than a date with me.
Enter Violet and a well-placed Hail Mary.
She’s my best friend’s sister with a smile as sweet as cherry pie and a mind that runs quicker than the 40-yard-dash. After Violet saves the day with the highest bid, I don’t even give her a two-minute warning before I kiss her in front of the whole crowd and then announce that she’s my girlfriend. Which would be fine except my agent tells me we have to keep up the act while he’s negotiating my contract.
Violet takes one for the team and pretends to be mine, but our boyfriend-girlfriend scrimmage quickly turns into a full contact sport, and I want it to go into overtime. The problem is — I’ve been riding the bench for years.
How can a guy like me, who finally has a chance to prove his worth on the field, convince the girl she’s most valuable to his heart?
MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY is a brand new standalone sports romance written in the guy’s POV!
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Lauren Blakely constantly impresses me with her natural talent and flawless ability to create seductive contemporary romances. Each time I pick up her latest release, I know it’s going to be an exceptional read. Her glossy style is extremely consistent and reliable. No matter what, I can turn to a Lauren Blakely book and be guaranteed a rock-solid novel. Thank you for providing another game winning touchdown with Most Valuable Playboy.
I am a HUGE fan of the best-friend’s-little-sister trope. You wanna know what’s even better? When the sister is also the best friend! I got two of my favorite concepts rolled into one delicious treat. MVP is exactly the type of book I search for and hope to stumble upon. Thankfully Lauren Blakely graciously created this masterpiece for me to obsess over. This whimsical journey is truly fantastic and everything I could hope for!
Cooper Armstrong snagged my heart from the start. He’s charming, genuine, talented, kind, and gorgeous. As the quarterback of a winning NFL team, he’s can have anything he wants whenever he desires. Cooper is the type of man you dream of meeting and I loved every sweet moment. The entire book is from his perspective, which reeled me in even stronger. From his gunslinger throws to his generous charitable donations, Cooper had me swooning all of the place. How can you resist this yummy stud? Oh yeah, you can’t!
Violet Pierson has known Cooper since she was in first grade. They’re very close and have a stellar friendship that’s never been tested. When Cooper needs her help, she doesn’t hesitate before plunging in head first. Violet is gentle, warm, successful, loving and beautiful. Getting to know her through Cooper’s eyes was delightful and I’d gladly be her friend. Violet’s demeanor is relaxed and breezy so it’s no wonder Cooper enjoys spending time with her.
Cooper and Violet’s connection is obvious from the get go. Their flirting was always empirical and clinical until the platonic ties are tested. The farce was easy to pull off but denying their true feelings is not. It was a simple plan but there’s no denying the electric chemistry and smoldering tension. It ratchets higher and higher the longer their game of pretend lasts. They’re both benefitting from their fake relationship so what could possibly go wrong?
Lines blur as Violet and Cooper get lost in the make-believe, but it’s only temporary. Right?
You’re going to enjoy finding out. This sensational romance is dripping with all the best goodies. From entertaining football games with the sexy players to tantalizing fun between the sheets, it’s nonstop greatness. The energy in this novel was cranked up the entire time and I had so much fun reading! Lauren Blakely once again proved why she’s a forever favorite of mine.
5+ Friends-to-Lovers Diamonds!
The business suit woman raises a hand, offering forty-one hundred.
Maxine’s eyes laser in on me, and she slashes an arm through the air. “Five thousand dollars,” she says, jacking the price up by nine hundred and staking her claim. I shudder inside.
The guy’s eyes widen, and he holds up his hands. “I’m out.”
My stomach plummets when the business woman shakes her head.
“Going once?” Sierra asks, scanning the tables, looking for perhaps one last big spender. My eyes scan the crowd, too. Hell, maybe I’ll find an escape hatch. A trapdoor to drop into and disappear like in a magic act. Maybe Trent will learn to read my mind. Trent, I’ll cover you for anything you bid. Just raise that hand, name a price, and save me.
My best friend’s expression is merely curious now as he watches Maxine and Sierra, waiting for the verdict. My opportunity to play yard boy slips through my fingers.
The look in Maxine’s eyes is pure satisfaction as she waits for the final word. She winks at me, as if we have a secret. Holy shit. She thinks I want this. She thinks I want her to win me.
A flash of chestnut brown hair in the back catches my attention. A flurry of silver. It’s Violet, hands in the air, wildly flapping over her head in the middle of the ballroom. She brings her finger to her nose. And she’s tapping it, like fucking Santa Claus coming down the chimney, and Harlan tapping his nose to signal his agent, and all the greatest solutions in the universe at once.
My heart goes crazy.
It hammers in my chest. This is like finding an open receiver a second before you’re sacked.
“Going twice,” Sierra says, trailing off as she waits.
I raise my arm and tap my nose, too. Violet is the only one who knows I need to get out of this jam. She’s the only one I mentioned it to. And she’s the only one now who can save me.
“Ten thousand dollars.”
Holy shit. Violet does not mess around with my money. Her eyes widen, as if she’s surprised she bid that high.
My gaze finds Trent. He’s staring at his sister, slack-jawed.
Sierra’s smile is bright and wide. “Ten thousand dollars. Do we have ten thousand, one hundred?”
The room is hushed. Maxine’s expression is blank. She must be shocked. She probably didn’t expect anyone to vie with her to this extent.
I tap my foot, willing Sierra to close this quickly. Just slam the door shut, please, fucking please.
“Going one. Going twice.”
I say a silent prayer. I cross my fingers. I hope.
Maxine blinks, opens her mouth, and I steel myself for a disgustingly high counter bid.
But there’s only silence. No words come. Violet has shocked her speechless. This type of bid wasn’t in Maxine’s playbook.
Sierra raises her arm. “And a night with the quarterback is sold for ten thousand dollars.”
Talk about a Hail Mary.
“Lauren Blakely is a master at writing sexy, engaging stories that draw you in and make you fall in love with her characters. A definite go-to author for me!”
– NYT Bestselling Author Melanie Moreland
“Lauren Blakely never ceases to amaze me with her sense of humor, her talent to write fabulous heroes and heroines and to pull an A game with a male POV. Most Valuable Playboy is a real treasure.
– Becca at Little Read Reading Hood
“The slow burn, the teasing, the kisses, OH THE KISSES!!! MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY exceeded all of my expectations. Lauren Blakely has a knack for making a reader fall for her characters.”
– Jess at Jo and Isa Love Books Blog
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About Lauren Blakely:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In September she’ll release MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY, a standalone sports romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter
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