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~Release Day Review~Risky Play (Red Card #1) by Rachel Van Dyken~


40939895Title: Risky Play
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Red Card #1
Page Count: 283 pages
Genre(s): Romance
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Reviewer: ~Mary~
Rating: ✮4 Stars✮


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. But when she wakes up alone, Mackenzie realizes just how much anger is left in her broken heart.
Suffering a tragic personal loss, pro soccer player Slade Rodriguez has his reasons for vanishing without a goodbye. Right or wrong, he’s blaming the beautiful and infuriating stranger he never wants to see again. They’re both in for a shock when Mackenzie shows up as his new personal assistant. And they both have a lot to learn about each other. Because they share more than they could possibly know, including a common enemy who’s playing his own games. And he’s not afraid to get dirty.
Now there’s only one way Mackenzie and Slade can win: to trust in each other and to stop hiding from the lies they’ve told, the secrets they’ve kept, the mistakes they’ve made, and the attraction that still burns between them.

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This is my first read from this author…I was not disappointed, and it won’t be my last read. Riscky Plan is the first book in the new Red Card series.

Mackenzie Dupont (Mack) is the only daughter of one of the most important and rich men in Seattle, heir of a wine dynasty and she was a wine taster for the company. Mack was supposed to marry Alton, her best friend from childhood. All her life Alton was by her side marriage was like “expected”.

All her life she was Alton’s shadow…Alton making all her decisions for her. She was alone, without any friends, only Alton and her family. All her past, present and future was Alton. She didn’t love him, but she was accustomed to him. She didn’t know another way to live without Alton by her side, so they got engaged and now they were supposed to marry. 

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Mack was left at the altar by Alton because he couldn’t marry her. She always was the perfect daughter, perfect fiancee, always was what others wanted her to be, but never herself.  So she thought it was time to change that, she wanted to change that. She wanted an adventure and so she went alone in what was supposed to be her honeymoon, a vacation in Puerto Vallarta.

In the plane, she meets the most gorgeous man she has ever seen in her life, but feeling adventurous, she gives him a fake name. Only she doesn’t know he does the same to her. So after the most beautiful and important night in her life, she wakes up alone, abandoned and feeling used.

Slade Rodriguez is a professional soccer player, the best striker in the world. After being cheated by her fiancee with one of his teammates, he takes the biggest risk in his life and his career, he leaves the Champion League in Europe, from Chealse to move to the U.S. Seattle. So before he starts the training with his new team, he leaves for vacation in Puerto Vallarta. He wants to get away, to forget everything. Hase wohl doch keine Lust,oder?... Also ich komme nochmal bei dir vorbei und düse dann ab...ich werde dann alleine durch die Gegend fahren...hätte dich wirklich gerne gesehen...mmh... dann bis später...ich liebe dich

On the plane, he meets the most gorgeous woman he ever saw and he gives her a fake name. They became very close, too much close actually. He thinks this is his shot at a new life, another chance, a new beginning, a good life. But just like that, his life is turned upside down with just a phone call…So he leaves.

After Mack returns with her heart broken from Puerto Vallarta, she decides it’s time to take a break from the winery and take her aunt job as a PA for a famous star. This famous star is a soccer player, none other than her Hugo from Puerto Vallarta, only his name isn’t Hugo and he isn’t the kindest and sweetest man she met there. He is Slade Rodriguez and she has no idea why he hates her.

The writing and the story were very good. I felt and I  enjoyed very much the attraction and the chemistry between the main characters. The secondary characters were awesome. Slade friendship with Matt and his interactions with Jagger were epic, and I can’t wait to read and find Matt and Jagger stories. Also, Alfie, the bulldog was amazing.

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I like and I enjoy jerks and A-holes, but Slade was MEAN. Way to mean. And  Mack just stood there, she just took it all, didn’t fight back. She was way too good, too sweet and too kind for him. I think she forgives him way too easy. Slade should’ve suffered more.,,BUT the ending was very good.

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All in one Riscky Plan was a great book, an easy, sweet and funny read! So if you are looking for something sweet, funny and easy to read, this book right here is the one for you.

I recommend this book!

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