The Virgin Rule Book (Rules of Love Book 1) by Lauren Blakely
Narrated by Erin Mallon & Teddy Hamilton
Sports Romance. Can Stand Alone.
I’m not a huge sports romance fan, but I am certainly a Lauren Blakely fan. She never fails to deliver an entertaining story where I love all the characters, they are all smart, sexy and successful, and they have a great group of friends.
Nadia owns an NFL team, how cool is that? This came before Ted Lasso, so it was really nice to see a strong woman in charge of a sports team. She is also a virgin. Men are so intimidated by her that she just never found the right guy to give it up to. Honestly, I usually hate the virgin trope, but it worked here. She wasn’t immature at all, Nadia has had plenty of sexy times, she just never developed enough feelings to share that much of herself.
Crosby is Nadia’s brother’s best friend. He is a pro baseball player who has dated a bunch of crazies and has sworn off women.
“Are you checking out my butt?”
Nadia and Crosby always had a little thing for each other, but never went there. So when Nadia’s brother’s wedding came up, they decided to go together as friends. The flirting-but-not-flirting was so endearing, and I loved the way they developed from there.
The two embark on a fun fake dating relationship, being a plus one for events. I don’t usually like stories where the couple already knew and liked each other as much as others because there is no meet-cute, but of course, Lauren Blakely can change my mind any time.
I am going to forego my likes and dislikes here, because I just loved it all.
The Down & Dirty:
Once again Lauren delivered a low-angst, happy-making romance that is feminist, inclusive, smart, funny, sexy, and romantic. Teddy Hamilton and Erin Mallon were perfect actors for the characters (of course, what else do you expect from LB?), and I thoroughly enjoyed this story.
Rating: 4.25 Stars, 4.5 heat, 5 narration
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