From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes
the swoony and oh-so-romantic titleâ¦MOST
In MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY, the NFL starting
quarterback Cooper Armstrong needs his best friendâs
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 sheâs most valuable to his heart?
MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY is a brand new standalone sports romance written in the guyâs POV!
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– NYT Bestselling Author Melanie Moreland
The business suit woman raises a hand, offering forty-one hundred.
Maxineâs eyes laser in on me, and she slashes an arm through the air. âFive thousand dollars,â she says, jacking the price up by nine hundred and staking her claim. I shudder inside.
The guyâs eyes widen, and he holds up his hands. âIâm out.â
My stomach plummets when the business woman shakes her head.
âGoing once?â Sierra asks, scanning the tables, looking for perhaps one last big spender. My eyes scan the crowd, too. Hell, maybe Iâll find an escape hatch. A trapdoor to drop into and disappear like in a magic act. Maybe Trent will learn to read my mind.Â Trent, Iâll cover you for anything you bid. Just raise that hand, name a price, and save me.
My best friendâs 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 Maxineâs 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. Itâs Violet, hands in the air, wildly flapping over her head in the middle of the ballroom. She brings her finger to her nose. And sheâs 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 youâre sacked.
âGoing twice,â 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. Sheâs the only one I mentioned it to. And sheâs the only one now who can save me.
âTen thousand dollars.â
Holy shit. Violet does not mess around with my money. Her eyes widen, as if sheâs surprised she bid that high.
My gaze finds Trent. Heâs staring at his sister, slack-jawed.
Sierraâs smile is bright and wide. âTen thousand dollars. Do we have ten thousand, one hundred?â
The room is hushed. Maxineâs expression is blank. She must be shocked. She probably didnât expect anyone to vie with her to this extent.
I tap my foot, willing Sierra to close this quickly.Â Just slam the door shut, please, fucking please.
âGoing one. Going twice.â
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 thereâs only silence. No words come. Violet has shocked her speechless. This type of bid wasnât in Maxineâs playbook.
Sierra raises her arm. âAnd a night with the quarterback is sold for ten thousand dollars.â
Talk about a Hail Mary.
âLauren 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
âThe 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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