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REVIEW ➞ The Virgin Rule Book by Lauren Blakely


Let me make a few things clear. I didn’t go to the wedding intending to dance with the best man, to dare him to show me a very sexy pic on his phone, or to accidentally kiss him in the hotel elevator after the reception ended.

But you know how it goes. Things just happen at weddings…

The next day, Crosby and I agree to put all those shenanigans behind us. The fun-loving, stupidly gorgeous, all-star baseball player might be my brother’s best friend, but he’s my friend too and has been for years, so it’s easy to move on, especially because I have a high-profile business to run.

But since he’s newly single and I’m always single, it turns out we both desperately need plus ones. We agree to “publicly date” over the next two weeks of galas, parties and events before his baseball season begins.

The only trouble is the more time I spend with Crosby, the more I keep imagining how much I want him to take my V-card.

And when I broach the possibility with Crosby, his answer surprises the hell out of me.

“You deserve to feel like a queen being adored. A goddess being worshipped. A woman being consumed.”


Nadia and Crosby have been friends for years, Crosby is also best friends with Nadia’s brother. Crosby needs a plus one for Nadia’s brother wedding, so why don’t they just go together? They both have feelings for each other, but never really took it any further….at least until the wedding.

There is plenty of steam, laughs and emotions mixed in throughout this story. I love that Nadia is a strong woman, working hard with the NFL she inherited from her father and she isn’t afraid to go after what she wants. Crosby, even though he is a professional baseball player, doesn’t come across as arrogant, but will make you swoon.

I loved that both these characters were successful in their careers and neither of them let that cause any issues with their relationship, other than the distance can be a pain. I loved the chemistry between Nadia and Crosby. Why not enter into a friends with benefits type of relationship? No strings, no mess and no complications, especially for two people who aren’t looking for anything right now. I loved seeing their connection and their feelings grow the more time they spend together and the more they get to know each other.

If you’re looking for a brother’s best friend, friends with benefits turned into more, sports romance this is one to check out.