Most Valuable Playboy - Lauren Blakely

Most Valuable Playboy

By Lauren Blakely

  • Release Date: 2017-08-28
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 161 Ratings


Faking it never felt so real...

Nothing’s more important than leading my team to victory every week. Except maybe escaping from the team owner’s recently-widowed and handsy-as-hell sister who’s dead set on winning more than a date with me at the charity auction.

Enter Violet and a well-placed Hail Mary.

She’s my best friend’s sister with a smile as sweet as cherry pie and a mind that runs quicker than the 40-yard-dash. After 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. Then my agent tells me we have to keep up the act while he's negotiating my contract. 

What happens next when faking it starts to feel all too real?


  • Fun, Sexy, Witty!

    By Lelypop1
    Cooper Armstrong, Quarterback, star footballer and playboy, falls for his best friend’s sister, Violet, in this delightful friends-to-lover’s romance. Blakely’s writing is quick, with likeable characters and witty banter. The chemistry between Cooper and Violet heats up the pages. A great beach (or bedtime) read!
  • Touchdown!

    By lmpanthermom
    As if I needed a reason to love football more than I already do, Lauren comes out with this little gem! Lauren is a master story teller. My Monday morning quarterback take on MVP is this; 30 seconds left in the game, you're on the 2 yard line and it's 4th down. Time to Quarterback sneak this one in!
  • Oh-my-gawd!!!

    By GreyGirl50
    This is Lauren's best book EVER! It's a sweet and romantic friends to lovers slash best friends' sister romance that is absolutely perfect in every way. I have to admit I've never been a big football fan but if Cooper played on my team I'd gladly spend every weekend glued to my big screen TV zooming in on what are considered the best buns in the NFL. Cooper has the talent, the brains and the confidence to take his team all the way to the playoffs and I really enjoyed experiencing the game and the story from his point of view. Cooper and Violet have been buddies since they were in grade school which makes her the perfect woman to play his pretend girlfriend for a few weeks until his contract negotiations with the team are complete. With their first fake kiss for the cameras it's obvious that Cooper and Violet are going to be so much more than pretend friends and just wait until the parts in the story where they get to reap the benefits. Oh-my-gawd!! I enjoyed the camaraderie between Cooper and his team mates including the crazy things they do because they believe in repeating rituals so as not to jinx the team. Just when I thought that Lauren couldn't possibly top her last couple's sexy hijinks, this book totally blew me away. These are all the reason why I buy and read every single book that Lauren writes. They are absolute perfection. I read a complimentary copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
  • I Want a Cooper for Myself!

    By Gramma Cindyt
    And he scores! Cooper scored on the football field and in his love life. He and Violet finally gave in and let their feelings for each other guide them. Lauren Blakely came through again with her superb writing. This book was sexy, naughty and funny. Keep with your fantastic writing Lauren 👍😍
  • 5 Super Bowl Rings for Cooper & Violet!!

    By KindleKat64
    The amazing queen of the rom-com, Lauren Blakely, has won the super bowl with this one! As has been her niche with these wonderfully sexy books she has been treating us with, Most Valuable Playboy is in Cooper's POV. Lauren write's the male POV with incredible insight into her hero so you will never have a doubt as to what Cooper is feeling, thinking, or what his plans are. I for one love the male POV. I absolutely adore Cooper & Violet. Cooper is driven, gorgeous, charismatic, funny and sweet. He has also been 100% focused on football since he is finally the starting quarterback this season. Violet is adorable, sweet, smart and sexy and Cooper's best friend's sister. She is also one of his best friends. Sometimes pretending can turn real in all the best ways. They have been friends forever, so when Cooper asks Violet to help him out of a jam she doesn't even hesitate at the chance to help. Their chemistry is through the roof! It isn't long before all of those pretend kisses and feelings turn into something so special there is just no way not to give into it and just let it happen and see where it will take them. This book will make you happy, make you smile and make you believe in love. Full of fun, humor, sweetness, surprises and of course steamy heat; this is another incredibly enjoyable must read by this amazing lady.
  • Touchdown plus the Extra Point

    By ShellyReyn
    "My heart seems to take on a different shape when I'm near her. A new and wholly unfamiliar shape." If I wasn't already a football fan, I'd sure be one now!! Holy Hell Cooper is HOT. I love the way Lauren Blakely writes her stories. Full of feels! There is love, laughter, heartbreak, swooning, and of course pleny of hot-and-heavy panting. Violet and Cooper have known each other since they were kids, always secretly crushing on the other. Up on the auction block at a charity function, and the target of an unrelenting cougar, Cooper needs a savior. Enter Violet and her whopping bid to save the day. And his playboy reputation. But what happens when playing house for the cameras, turns too real? When the rouse is over, will the heart survive? I won an signed ARC of this book in a Facebook giveway, but I would have gobbled this one up anyway, just like I've gobbled up every other book of Lauren's. I was so lucky to be able to read it early!
  • A romantic game!

    By WendyR26
    Once again, Lauren gave a book filled with heat, fun, love, and sweet. I was completely entertained throughout my reading as I got engrossed in Cooper and Violet’s story. These two were magnificent separately and together. I liked their friendship and seeing how everything progressed through the story was fantastic. They were just amazing together. Lauren is great at writing the male POV. I was laughing and giggling at certain parts and swoony and heart-warming at others. I also loved the camaraderie among the football team. These guys were hilarious-full of fun. I hope there is more to come with them. Overall, this was an awesome romantic, entertaining, lighthearted read. I loved every part of it from the characters to the storyline. I have always enjoyed Lauren’s books and I can’t wait for more :) So great!
  • MVP for the win!!!

    By Lynn Ewing
    This is another great romantic comedy from Lauren Blakely. If you have read any of her other work, you will not be disappointed. If you have not read any of her books, what are you waiting for??? *****
  • 5 most valuable stars

    By GINVIC1
    I absolutely adore Lauren Blakely's work. And Most Valuable Playboy was no exception. This book was exactly what I needed. A standalone friends to lovers, funny, swoony, sexy, heartfelt, feel good read. I just loved it. It's told in the male pov. And if you know Blakely's writing, her male pov is always spot on and believable. I love that about her writing as well. If you love a good sports romance, friends to lovers read, you need to read Most Valuable Playboy. Cooper & Violet, the quarterback & the hometown girl, will not disappoint. It will leave you with a smile on your face, your heart full, and jonesing for Jones' story, Most Likely To Score, releasing 2018! *ARC provided for honest review *
  • Loved IT!!!! 😍

    By Day728
    What a awesome book 📚! Couldn't put it down! ❤️