Fraternize by Rachel Van Dyken ~ Blog Tour w/ Excerpt & 5 Star Review!

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


Fraternize by Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: September 12th

Genre: Contemporary Romance


New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken kicks off a brand-new series in which romance is a game and love is a touchdown.

Emerson just made her dream come true as a professional cheerleader for her favorite pro football team. But even though the plus-size athlete is breaking down boundaries, she still has to contend with the massive rulebook. Carbs? Nope. Chocolate? Definitely not. Still, Emerson loves her curves, and she’ll rock the hell out of this job even if it kills her. Except for one mandate that is easier read than done…

No fraternizing with the players.

Problem one is Miller Quinton: Emerson’s first love, first sex, and the guy who still ignites her daydreams and R-rated fantasies. Thrown back together, Miller and Emerson feel the undeniable pull of passion again, even if the conflict that tore them apart seems insurmountable. Then there’s way-too-sexy Grant Sanchez. He has a serious reputation with the ladies, and when it comes to winning someone he wants, he doesn’t let anyone stand in his way.

Now Emerson is breaking every rule in the manual. But what she doesn’t know is that she’s part of a wicked little game—one that could steal both her dream and her heart.


“The best.” His lips grazed my ear. “Curves, know this,” His breath was hot on my neck, “If you need to cry, I’ll hold you until you’re done. Sometimes the only way to get over things, is to walk through them, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it on your own.”

My breath hitched in my chest. “Does that mean you’re going to walk with me?”

“That’s all I’ve wanted since meeting you.” He pulled back and gripped my hand. “You know, other than sex.”

I laughed, “You’re ridiculous, you know that right?”

“But, I did just make you laugh, when minutes ago you were crying. I hate those tears, Curves. Never want to be the cause of them, ever.”

“Don’t make promises you can’t keep.”

“I’m not.” He said it so sternly that I sucked in a breath. “I think I need to use that hand now…maybe on your chest, possibly that shirt.”


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Storyline: 5
Angst: 3
Tissue: 1
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 5+ Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Finally, Emerson is cheering for a pro football team but now she has to deal with all these rules. She can only what? Mandatory weigh ins? No fraternizing with the players? But Miller Quinton, her first love who she never got over is now joining the team as well. And then we have Grant Sanchez who has decided he has “dibs”. How is Emerson going to keep her career and have a little fun without breaking all of the rules?

“He threw his head back and laughed. ‘See? We’re already best friends, and it’s been two days.’

I glanced away. ‘And here I thought you just wanted sex.’

‘Best friends who have sex. That’s what makes the best part…best.’ He pulled out of the parking garage and turned up the music. ‘Now, promise me we can go out this week.’”

Holey Moley was this story ever good! I kinda have a thing for love triangles and this one did not disappoint. Emerson is a cheerleader that has been burnt by her ex-best friend Miller, star football player. She finally achieves her dream of being a cheerleader on an NFL team and suddenly she’s reunited with the guy who destroyed her heart. Meanwhile, Grant Sanchez, the team’s all-star manwhore, suddenly decides Emerson is his new best friend that he wants to sleep with. Well…not “sleep”. I loved how both men started competing for Emerson’s heart but at the same time…these two men are growing closer. They don’t want to like each other, BUT they LIKE each other. While reading this book, I actually really liked both men. BOTH! And Emerson was a kick ass chick as well. All of the friendships they have on this team just really touched me with their shared love of the game and just having each other’s back. This was just fun to read…I was giggling at Sanchez’s cockiness and Miller just acting silly with Kinsey. I honestly did not know who Emerson would end up falling for. All I do know it was a win-win with either guy.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good, sexy sports romance and love triangles and friends to lovers. Definitely one of my favorite books this year. I can’t tell you how many friends I have harassed to read this book!


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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