The Virgin Game Plan

· Lauren Blakely Books
29 reviews

About this ebook

A forbidden romance with the coach's daughter wasn't part of my game plan.

The woman I want is as off-limits as they come.

I had an excuse two years ago when I met her on campus. She interviewed me for a story on major league baseball's rising stars, and we shared a hot, passionate night that ended far too soon, and without a mention of who her father was. 

Now I know the innocent but sexy woman I can’t stop thinking about is the coach's daughter.

That means her dad is the guy who determines if I bat fourth in the starting lineup in every game, or ride the bench.

All the more reason to resist alluring, confident, brainy Reese every time I run into the reporter-turned-sports publicist.

That ought to be easy enough, until the time she confesses she's still carrying her V card, and she’s been wanting me to cash it in since the day we met.

Staying away from her is going to be harder than resisting a fastball down the middle.

Especially since I'm pretty sure she's the one who got away, and letting her slip through my fingers again would be a rookie mistake.

Ratings and reviews

29 reviews
Moni Reads
June 1, 2021
It’s a little hard to describe this book because on one hand, it’s a sweet innocent love story with a baseball player and a college senior who is interviewing him for her blog. She has been holding off cashing in her V card until it felt right, and with Holden Kingsley, it felt very right! Then in true LB style, it turns hot and steamy and splashes of humor. The thing I appreciated with this novel was there was no added drama thrown into the mix with this couple’s dilemma. They had real adult issues and it was written with a lot of authenticity. So when Reese Fallon is offered a job that will not only put a hold on her budding relationship with Holden, it’s going to take her out of the country. But it was a job that would give her a lot of experience in her field of expertise. Now, two years later, just when fate has them meet up again, other issues stand in their way of being together. But with maturity, they work through them all and reach their HEA. Holden is very sweet and swoon worthy. He is that guy who doesn’t do hook ups, he wants a connection and to be in a relationship with the right gal. He is a true romantic and can be a little corny but also has a dirty mouth that Reese adored. He is very loyal and has some close friends that take the mickey out of each other and this gives us some fun banter. Reese is the same with her friend network, which only makes them more compatible. LB is going to get the label of epilogue Queen as there are 5… that’s right 5 in this book! And I loved that it came full circle. One of them sets up Grant’s duet books with his tale on how he wins over his lost love with Declan. Not only am I super intrigued with them, but I’m also looking forward all the books coming in this series.
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Sandy S.
June 11, 2021
THE VIRGIN GAME PLAN is the second instalment in Lauren Blakely’s contemporary, adult RULES OF LOVE erotic, sports, romance series. This is journalist/pod caster Reese Fallon, and professional baseball player for the LA Bandits Holden Kingsley’s story line. THE VIRGIN GAME PLAN can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. Told from dual first person perspectives (Holden and Reese) THE VIRGIN GAME PLAN follows the forbidden relationship between twenty-four year old Reese Fallon, and twenty-five year old Holden Kingsley. Two years earlier Reese Fallon landed an interview with up and coming baseball star Holden Kingsey but an almost one night stand ended when an early storm finds our hero jetting to the next game, and Reese gets a job offer in South America. Fast forward to present day where Holden’s professional career lands him in San Francisco where he will reconnect with our story line heroine but all is not well when they discover that Reese’s estranged father is the new manager of Holden’s baseball team, and Reese is none too pleased to face the man that destroyed her family and her thoughts on love. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Holden and Reese, and the potential fall-out as the forbidden aspect of their relationship may affect both of their careers going forward. The relationship between Holden and Reese is one of second chances but their timing was off two years earlier. Neither one stepped into another relationship in their two years apart, and reconnecting was easy as their feelings for one another grew during their time apart. Reese has remained a virgin, and Holden is the man with whom she will fall in love. The $ex scenes are intimate, passionate and seductive without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. We are introduced to Reese’s father Edward Thompson, and his new wife Becky; Reese’s best friends Layla, Tia, and Grant Blackwood (catcher for the San Francisco Cougars) Crosby and Nadia (The Rules of Friend with Benefits / The Virgin Rule Book ); Declan Steele, Chance, Grant’s sister Sierra as well as several members of both teams. Grant and Declan’s duet begins with Scoring With Him. THE VIRGIN GAME PLAN is a story of reconnecting and relationships; family and friendships, acceptance and love. The premise is engaging, inviting and realistic ; the characters are feisty and fun; the romance is captivating and tender.
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Mari Loves Books Blog
June 11, 2021
Swooning. I am still swooning at Holden. This is not your typical sports romance with drama in between. Holden and Reese practically have no drama amongst themselves and their conversations are honest and mature. The story does have a little of the forbidden element and second chances, which I loved. The chemistry is amazing and the steam, fire!

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