#RSFave & Review | Kickin’ It by Rachel Van Dyken

#RSFave & Review | Kickin’ It by Rachel Van DykenKickin' It by Rachel Van Dyken
Series | Red Card #2
Release Date | June 11th, 2019
Published by Skyscape
Genres | Contemporary, Sports Romance
Format | ARC
Buy | Amazon
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Love breaks the offside rule in New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s irresistibly sexy Red Card romance.

Successful, high-profile sports agent Matt Kingston thinks he can handle anything. Then soccer player Parker Speedman shows up at his door. She is young and gorgeous, has natural talent, and is looking for a team. She’s also a hothead with a punchy past who floored her last coach on live TV. Despite his misgivings, Matt agrees to be both her agent and her coach. Professional common sense says she’s off-limits. But what can he say about the raw attraction between them?

Parker plays soccer with her heart and soul. But after the events of the last year, she’s shaken. She’s already seen what a powerful man can do to a female athlete’s career. And her beloved dream is in the hands of a sexy, gorgeous man with the uncanny ability to slip past her defenses…and into her heart.

Now Matt and Parker are about to learn that when it comes to love, the only way to win is by breaking every rule they know. And by playing nice. Real nice.


Oh my, all the yesssssss to this series! Matt has definitely become my favorite in this series so far. He’s looming and demanding as an agent, a friend, and even a coach. But he’s good at what he does. And seeing him trying to avoid crossing that blurry line between him and Parker was an absolute sight.

Everything about these two was intriguing. Parker definitely has a story to tell, but it isn’t an easy one. Her character development was something that I was eager to read about. The pain she has endured, she’s doing everything she can to move on with her life. But the only way she be able to move on is to face what happened to her.

Matthew was such the perfect person to have in her corner. Despite these two being like oil and water in the beginning, there was always this simmering layer underneath all of that. I just loved how fierce and protective he became of Parker almost instantly. And I can respect a man that changes his tune when he knows he was wrong about something.

We got the see more of the bromance between Matt, Slade and Jagger. And it’s just the absolute best, can these 3 go on a boys trip. I would love to read about it. Their banter alone could seriously be it’s own book.

Overall, just a solid read with real issues that need to be brought forward more and more. Parker was so bold and strong by the end, and I just admired her so much. And Matt was just EVERYTHING!

Loved this book so much and everyone in it!

major thank you to the publisher and netgalley for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

About Rachel Van Dyken

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York TimesWall 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 and, adorable son. She loves to hear from readers!