Most Valuable Playboy

· Ballers and Babes Book 1 · Lauren Blakely Books
111 reviews

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When the hot young quarterback desperately needs a fake girlfriend he turns to his best friend’s sister in this addictive revamp of #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely’s first sports romance!

Sometimes the woman for you is the one who’s been by your side all along…

When I enter the Most Valuable Playboy charity auction, my goal is simple – be the player who goes for the most dough. But when trouble shows up at the auction, I need a whole new play.

Enter Violet – she’s my best friend’s sister and she’s my close friend too. With a smile as sweet as cherry pie and a mind that runs quicker than the 40-yard-dash, 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’ve got to keep up the act while he’s negotiating my contract. Violet takes one for the team and pretends to be mine, and soon our boyfriend-girlfriend scrimmage quickly turns into a full contact sport.

But falling for her wasn’t in the playbook…

111 reviews
Kim Cermak
August 26, 2017
Touchdown! Lauren Blakely is on top of her game with Most Valuable Playboy, which in my opinion is one of her best! This book is on an entirely different level and is now my favorite book of hers!! Blakely can write a male POV like it’s nobody’s business and this was no exception! Cooper has that confidence, sweetness and is truly humble….yet very, very sexy! The sexy, starting quarterback is in need of some help and Violet, a salon owner and a long time friend, is just the person to save him. Violet is the classic Blakely heroine. She is fun, sexy, smart, and knows what she wants. At the moment, Violet’s one goal is to help one of her best friends, Cooper, get out of a sticky situation. Little do Cooper and Violet know what is about to be scratching at the surface of this “fake” relationship... I enjoyed how both Cooper and Violet interacted with each other along with the other characters we come to know if Most Valuable Playboy. The chemistry between Cooper and Violet is one of the best I’ve read. It is instantaneous as they have been friends forever. Their “fake” relationship, one to help Cooper’s career and Violet’s beauty salon, is one you would think you’ve read before. The fake relationship where Violet also happens to be Cooper’s best friends sister. But there is just something different about this story, something so sweet and endearing, I couldn’t put the book down until it was completely over. At this point, I think everyone in the book world knows my love for Lauren Blakely. I adore her books tremendously, but Most Valuable Playboy was something different in my opinion. There is no doubt Blakely can write a romance like no-one else but this book, it tops them all!
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A Google user
January 25, 2018
Wow best writer I have read in a while love it
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Gabby Sotelo
September 1, 2017
4.5 stars!! Lauren Blakely scores another touchdown with Most Valuable Playboy. Charm. Humor. Forbiddance. Male POV. Football. Sexual tension. Cooper Armstrong. Violet Pierson. A bachelor auction… What more could you ask for? This book had it all and I enjoyed every second of it. I'm calling an audible and changing up the order of my favorite Blakey boys because the dreamy and lovable quarterback, Cooper Armstrong, needs to be on that list. When I first learned Lauren Blakely was releasing a full length football romance -we got a glimpse of her sport romance skills with the novella Out of Bounds - I was over the moon excited. Like being drafted by your hometown NFL team excited. Like throwing a 60 yard pass into the end zone to win the game excited. Like winning an MVP award excited. With all this excitement, I am beyond thrilled that Lauren not only met expectations but exceeded them. I mean, of course she did. The women is a pro, an absolute pro, at the friends to lovers/ best friend's sisters/ fake relationship tropes. Each story better than the last. Most Valuable Playboy is equal parts humor, heart, and amazing character chemistry. Cooper and Violet are perfect together. They share a bond that goes much farther than just friendship; even before they enter their faux relationship. The way Violet initially came to Cooper's rescue without being asked because she just knew he needed her proves it. They were so in sync with each other. Their back and forth banter and jokes were easy and fun. I just loved them. The forbidden element gave this story an incredibly sexy and delicious tension. He wanted her. She wanted him. But obligations, hidden feelings and fear stood in their way from going after what they wanted. Goodness! This story is so good. So soooo good. I could not get enough of this book. If you are looking for a book a sweet, charismatic guy to swoon over or a kick-ass, strong and independent female to admire or a fun, captivating story to get lost in, well the queen of the rom-com has just what you need. I simply had the best time reading Most Valuable Playboy. I'm excited to see what more this team has to offer.
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About the author

A #1 New York Times Bestselling and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's sweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. She lives in California with her family, including her smoking hot and hilarious husband and her two brilliant and kind children. She has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs -- she might have four dogs, or maybe five. If she's lucky, she'll soon have six 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 100 times, and she's sold more than 3 million books. In April she'll release NOBODY DOES IT BETTER, in June SATISFACTION GUARANTEED and in September INSTANT GRATIFICATION. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!

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