Title: Million Baller Baby
Author: Rie Warren
My Rating: B
Genre: Erotic Romance
Series: Bad Boy Ballers #1
Main Characters: Rafe and Peyton
Release Date: February 2016
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Sexual Intensity: erotic
Rafe Macintyre—the rocket-armed Carolina Crush quarterback—has nothing to lose and everything to prove. All because of one woman . . . Miss Peyton Fox. When the tough-as-nails chick takes over as team owner, Rafe is ready to turn the epic-fail season into a Super Bowl championship. But the winning has to start with Peyton’s love.
No stranger to playas on and off the field, Peyton Fox is born and bred NFL royalty. Been there, done him, and called the plays even before she took up the Carolina Crush crown. She has zero time for a love life and even less time for games unless they happen between the endzones. Unfortunately, Rafe Macintyre has one hell of an arm, and he’s full of hot southern charm. He’s not too bad to drool over either, but it’s been five years since she tangled with him—a mistake she doesn’t plan on repeating.
The consequences of one night of rebellion will last a lifetime. It’s all fun and games until someone gets knocked up.
This book is classic Rie Warren...but omg, this new series is set in the NFL...can we say, YAY?!?
This first book is about the quarterback, Rafe, and the new owner of the football team, Peyton. Peyton inherited this failing football team when her father suddenly died. But she and Rafe have a history that began the night he was signed with the Crush, but he had no idea she was the owner's daughter, and he panicked. In other words, he didn't have the best reaction to the fact that it was the hottest night of his life.
They haven't really been around one another since then. Peyton is dealing with a lot. She's trying to figure out how to bring this team together and pull the Crush out of the dumps. She needs Rafe, who is the absolute star of the team, to make that happen. Rafe gets what she's trying to accomplish, but he's dealing with the dynamics of the team while still maintaining his distance from her with their incredible chemistry.
There was so much I loved about this book...
**of course, the football...I love books set in the sports world.
**I loved the history between Peyton and Rafe. I could totally see that scenario playing out exactly like that. It was very believable.
**LOVED Phil, Peyton's best friend...she was awesome, especially her jokes about her hooking up with women (she's a lesbian) and the fact that she's the coach's daughter.
**the family days with the football team were awesome, especially that first one that Peyton and Rafe went to together.
Rie Warren's books are foul-mouthed and pretty in your face with her male characters. There's a certain vibe to them that are classic Rie Warren. I'll admit that every time I start one of her books, it takes me a bit to settle into the rhythm of them (at first they feel a little over-the-top to me). But as the romance becomes more the focus of the story that always seems to even out. Either that or I just get used to the vibe and rhythm of it all and settle into the story. So, while it tends to rub me a bit wrong at first, by the end I'm almost always totally in love with the characters and the romance. This book was like that for me. So, if you're feeling that way...my advice is to stick with the story until the romance ramps up...then I think you're going to really like it.
I'm really looking forward to more from this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.