Friday 1 September 2017

★ Lauren Blakely 🏈 MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY 🏈 Excerpt & Giveaway ★

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10% of the proceeds from the release day sales along with a portion of pre-orders across all retailers of MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY will be given to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and Houston Humane Society to help those in need from the natural disaster.

Part #1 of our review's #Soundtrack:  

• 1 September 2017
• standalone romantic sports comedy
• Male POV 

Cooper's team buddy Jones will be the next book's hero: Most Likely To Score - coming 8 January 2018
4.5 Stars

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 nothings more important than leading my team to victory every week. Except maybe escaping from the owner’s handsy-as-hell sister who seems dead set on winning more than a date with me at the auction.

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 the next day that we’ve got to keep up the act while he’s negotiating my contract.

Violet says she’ll take one for the team and pretend to be mine, but our boyfriend-girlfriend scrimmage quickly turns into a full contact sport. And soon enough, I want this game with her to go into overtime. The problem is Ive 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!

Cooper is finally the Renegades' starting quarterback after sitting on the bench for three years.
But now he can't go and spend every night with another girl - or do anything else that might hurt the team.
Enter Violet. His very good friend and his best buddie's sister. They've known each other for over 20 years.
And to help him to not end up with a clingy cougar at this year's charity auction, she bids on him.
And suddenly he's telling the whole world that Violet is his girlfriend. What?
The team and its PR lady love the idea.
He can pretend to be in love with his childhood friend, right?
It's for his career. And she's not driving him insane with suddenly being all female and hot and flirty!

What will happen with Coop & Violet?
Will pretend turn into real love & a HEA?


This was such an adorable & hilarious football romance!
I loved Cooper and Violet - and all the other boys! There are more stories coming!
It was a real cute book. Lots of football, lots of funny moments between Cooper and his 3 best team buddies and lots of romantic and sexy moments between Coop and Violet.

I loved it.

What I didn't love too much was the way too-over-the-topness of the whole adorable thing.
Lauren says it herself towards the end of the book - ridiculously adorable.
There was no drama in the book, no fighting, no excitement. The conversations between Coop and Violet were a bit too ridiculous at times....
I love books with no unnecessary drama, but this was a bit too tame.
And it might also have been a bit too footbally for non-americans. :/

BUT!!!! I still loved reading it. I just looove male POV romances!!! And it was really cute and funny and sexy! And also, pfff - who am I to say what's too adorable. I LOVE adorable & cute & sweet! I don't need to read an angsty dark romance every day!!!

Can't wait to see what Jones will have to tell us!

MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY was an amazingly adorable & hilarious football romance!! Run to your nearest amazon asap for your own COOP - this one is MINE !!!

ARC received for an honest review

I hope you have your dentist on speed dial, as Most Valuable Playboy is so darn sweet it will give you a toothache!

^^ You'll get why I posted this when you start reading.

I am a sucker for a friends-to-lovers story, and Cooper and Violet's is just adorable.  Or as it is written in the books "ridiculously adorable".

There are a few more pressures on our lovelies, seeing as Coop is in the public eye, but that just makes it even more cute and sweet.

And that is what their story is.  Cute and sweet. There is no dramas, no big reveals, no big OMG WTF moments. It just... was.

I adore both Coop and Vi.  There is something about knowing each other so long that just made their relationship a bit more.

I loved the flirting and banter between our lovelies, and there is a lot of build up to sexy times, you just know they will get there eventually.

I LOVED the other Renegades players, and I really am jonesing for more about Jones.

This light and cute read was just what this girl needed after reading a few darker, angsy books lately.

Can't wait to see what Ms Blakely bring us next (please be Jones! I will bribe you with Tim Tams if required!!)

Part #2 of our review's #Soundtrack:  


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.


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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had eight books on the New York Times Bestseller list and sixteen on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, the first novel in her new sexy romance series Sinful Nights that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. In January, she'll release BIG ROCK, a sexy, standalone romantic comedy. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.