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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 number one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely’s first sports romance! 

Performed by Zachary Webber with an appearance by Andi Arndt!

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....

©2017 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2022 Lauren Blakely Books

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The baller and the babe - friends to lovers perfection

An honest to goodness, feel good, happy go lucky romance told mainly from the hot sexy NFL quarterback’s viewpoint, and guess what? Cooper Armstrong might be a player on the football field but he's definitely not a player when it comes to girls, in fact he's quite the opposite at the moment. He's agreed to keep his snake in his pants for the whole season. Violet Pierson is not only his best friend, she's also his best friend’s sister, his hometown dream girl. When they agree to have a fake relationship that’s guaranteed to benefit both of them, they get more than they bargained for. A completely enjoyable feel good friends to lovers romance with wonderful characters, some sexy moments and a good few laughs. I listened to the audio version second time round, and it had the added bonus of several chapters from Violet’s POV, narrated by non other than Andi Arndt, and you know what that means? Perfect. In addition to a few minutes listening to Andi, we get the added bonus of listening to Zachary Webbers voice for 6 hours. Utter bliss. I loved it.

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  • ❤️Cyndi Marie❤️🎧Audiobook Addicts🎧
  • 13-07-22

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Another fun romantic book by Lauren Blakely! This story made my heart smile and my insides a little mushy! It was a very sweet friends to lovers story with NO drama!!! I love how Lauren Blakley can give us a beautiful romance without the need for the unnecessary drama added just for excitement.

Cooper is a great character for me because he is rich and well known but he doesn't act it! He didn't use his money to impress her and the money didn't change who he was. He still hung out with his friends, focused on his love for football and was a complete momma's boy in the best way!
Violet might be my favorite character! She is strong and confident. She stuck to her feelings, never trying to hide behind them or had insecurities! With her business, her family and her love life she always seemed to do what felt right and didn't really play "games". She knew who she was, what she felt and she didn't try to fight it! These too had great chemistry and I think that stems from the years they have known each other. I love friends to lovers because the love is not instantaneous and it is so easy to feel the love between the characters because you know it's not just physical attraction after all those years! Although I will say this book was light on sex but the few scenes it had were very hot!

The narration was spot on as always! You can sure tell the author is an audiobook listener, it shows in her casting choices!

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  • whatcha.listening.to
  • 14-07-22

Most Valuable Playboy

I loved the dynamic between these two, and I liked that they were friends first.
How they have their own secret signals it made their story unique.

I think though what worked best for me was that even though Violet is his best friends little sister her brother didn’t blow his top. That usually doesn’t happen in books where you fall for your friends sister and I think maybe that is why I liked this book so much.

Lauren always surprises me in all the best ways. Very low drama it was a fantastic sports romance with game scenes!!

Loved Zachary Webbers performance!

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  • Jocelyne
  • 02-08-22

I loved it!

This is the first book in the series. Cooper and Violet’s story is funny, sweet, sexy, and heartwarming. Cooper is very handsome, sexy, caring, and sweet. Violet is funny, smart, strong, beautiful, and kind. They are perfect together. Their friends to lovers story is beautiful. This is also a great best friend’s sister forbidden romance. Zachary Webber did an excellent job with the narration, and I liked Andi Arndt appearance. I enjoyed it.

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  • CNK
  • 01-08-22

GAH!

I'm just going to say it, this is my favorite LB book.

Always has been, always will be.

Cooper and Violet are just sooooo perfect. I love that this story is told mostly from just Cooper's POV, with little tidbits of Violet mixed in. I love their story in general, and the one scene post children's hospital visit...well, that scene lives rent free in my head basically fill time (sooooooooo hot!).

This is a must listen!

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  • Elaine
  • 28-07-22

So..I’ll be listening to the entire series. ❤️

It’s Zachary Webber narrating - I would listen to him reading tax code. Plus it’s Lauren Blakley- you cannot go wrong!

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  • John
  • 23-07-22

Really good as always

Just another great book after another. Really enjoyed this. Thank for the books. I’m looking to the next

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-07-22

Oh my hotness!!!🔥🔥

This book is Lauren Blakely at her best and you won’t be disappointed. Besides with narration from Zachary Webber and a cameo from Andi Arndt you know it will be amazing!

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  • Jen - Audible Addict
  • 18-07-22

Sports romance perfection!

Most Valuable Playboy brings us another sports romance that will hit you in all of the feels! Cooper is such a great guy who just happens to be sweet, sexy, fun, and one of the most eligible bachelors on the team. Violet is the perfect spunky, confident, strong, beautiful, sexy woman. Together they are perfection! This story has so many great tropes I knew I would love it! Friends to lovers, fake to forever, forbidden - best friend’s sister. Lauren delivers another beautifully written and perfectly casted audiobook that had me hooked from beginning to end. Cooper + Violet are a wonderful couple with the perfect voices to bring them to life.

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  • Terri D
  • 14-07-22

Friends to lovers

What a great story of two people that have known each other for years and have been friends until one day one friend helps the other and those deep feelings finally come to the surface.

Cooper is the hot young quarterback that all the women want and the one woman that has staked her claim, Maxine, is determined he will be hers. When Violet is faced with a big decision she acts and bids and wins Cooper in the charity auction. What she didn't know was they would be forced to be in a fake relationship that she really wishes is real.

This is a low drama book about friends and finding the one you want to spend the rest of your life with and honesty and honor. I loved this book and all the characters that are part of it.

Zachary Webber is fantastic narrating this book and to have Andi Arndt pop-in was a treat as well. Great listen and a great story and I highly recommend it.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 14-07-22

Loving this series!

Sports romances are so much fun, always the handsome athlete gets the hot, popular girl. This friends to lovers story is a wonderful twist on the story, giving a fresh look at the star quarterback. Lauren Blakely has a way of writing that takes us inside the hero's vulnerability and shows the true heart of the character. Cooper and Trent have been best friends forever. Trent's little sister Violet has been part of their group too, knowing Cooper better than anyone. When a situation arises that pushes them together, the sparks that have been smoldering since childhood ignite. And Lauren Blakely makes those embers HOT! The question is, can their situation result in a happily ever after? Cooper and Violet give you that feel good rom com I love from Blakely, and look forward to the next in this series.

Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt narrated this book. These two are meant for the roles and create a great story! Lauren knows how to choose her narrators!

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