5 Star Review of The Boyfriend Bargain by Ilsa Madden-Mills: A Sweet & Tempting Story of Getting More than You Bargained For!!
Once again I find myself in love with a new-to-me author. The promos promised a hot college hockey player, a fake relationship, and lots of steam. Did it deliver? Yes! Was it so much more? YES!
Boyfriend Bargain sounded like a quick angsty read about a girl in need of a fake boyfriend to get what she wants. At first, it didn't make sense why Sugar needed to date this specific hockey player to get into Law School at Vandy, and then it does.
I loved Sugar's sass and southern charm. I am also a girl from the South. Yes, we talk like that. I don't know if Ilsa, is from our part of the country but she did an excellent job capturing the strength and determination of Many southern women! Especially when they are trying to make a point and prove their worth. As the story goes on after Sugar did a little recon work, I won't call it stalking because law-abiding ladies do not stalk. lol
Then there is Z. Oh, Zak, you are the best player on the ice and have a reputation for being a bigger player off.
There is so much more to Z than the reputation. He is smart, sensitive, and deeply affected by guilt and the past. Z feel the pull to Sugar, and it is the sweetest things to watch.
The #1 Rule to their bargain is No Falling in Love.
Sugar is determined to make her hard work and dreams come true without being held back by any man. She is driven further by her lack of a father. There are a whole lot of relatable family issues that these characters deal with on their own.
I cannot recommend this New Adult book enough. It has just the right amount of humor, sweetness, frustration, and STEAM! Ooooolalala, the fiery relationship between these two, is off the charts!! Despite Sugar trying to deny it they end up coming back to each other over and over again. That's not a spoiler it’s in the book blurb;)
To summarize I love this book. It is not just fluff, but full of substance, and ice-hockey. I kind of want to watch some! lol I plan on reading more by Ilsa! I enjoyed her writing style, characters, and plot! Get ready for a fun-filled, emotional adventure, with heartbreak, love, good friends, and lots of comedy!
“Who can turn down a sexy hockey star with a big . . . stick? Zack is hot hot hot, and Sugar is the perfect blend of sweet and sassy! Their chemistry sizzles in Boyfriend Bargain!”
-- Melanie Harlow, USA Today bestselling author
Boyfriend Bargain, an all-new sexy and emotional sports romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills, is available now!
Wanted: one hot guy with rock-hard abs and a big stickBroke and desperate, Sugar Ryan has no use for arrogant, bad boy athletes . . . until she’s forced to bargain with the cockiest of them all. If only he knew she was alive. Her mission? Get on this hockey player’s radar any way possible. Zack Morgan is the king of the ice and the bedroom—but nothing prepares him for the mystery girl who shows up everywhere he does—frat parties, his favorite bar, and finally his front door with an offer he can’t refuse. The only rule in her boyfriend bargain: no falling in love. But after one (um, two) smoking-hot hookups, he’s done with pretending and vows to make their fake relationship real. Too bad she can’t trust a player with a reputation for breaking hearts. Will this hockey star score his forever girl or will their Boyfriend Bargain end in heartbreak?
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About Ilsa Madden-MillsWall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her contemporary romances ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy. Seven of her ten novels have placed in the Amazon US Store Top Six Best-seller List: Dirty English hit #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You hit #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things all placed #6 in the Amazon US Store. The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, hit #4. A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero. She's addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.
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