Boyfriend Bargain by Ilsa Madden-Mills ~ Review & Teaser (@ilsamaddenmills)

I know I'm going to enjoy a book if it's written by Ilsa Madden-Mills, so no surprises that I enjoyed this one! She has a way of hooking me to the world and characters she creates!
Boyfriend Bargain (Hawthorne University, #1)
Title: Boyfriend Bargain
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Series: Hawthorne University #1
Genre: Sports Romance
Published: May 5th 2019

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Wanted: one hot guy with rock-hard abs and a big stick.
Broke and desperate, Sugar Ryan has no use for arrogant, bad boy athletes . . . until she’s forced to bargain with the cockiest of them all.

If only he knew she was alive.

Her mission? Get on this hockey player’s radar any way possible.

Zack Morgan is the king of the ice and the bedroom—but nothing prepares him for the mystery girl who shows up everywhere he does—frat parties, his favorite bar, and finally his front door with an offer he can’t refuse. The only rule in her boyfriend bargain: no falling in love.

But after one (um, two) smoking-hot hookups, he’s done with pretending and vows to make their fake relationship real. Too bad she can’t trust a player with a reputation for breaking hearts.

Will this hockey star score his forever girl or will their Boyfriend Bargain end in heartbreak?

I had such a good time meeting Sugar and Zack! They seemed to be from two different worlds, but once these two met it was obvious it was going to be something deeper than a little bargain. They had insane chemistry, and were unable to keep their hands off one another when they were alone! It was one of those books I couldn't put down!

Sugar's story was kind of heartbreaking, she lost so much and felt rejected by a parent she never knew. She worked hard at school and wanted to be a lawyer, to prove to her herself and her family that she was better than a girl who was raised in a trailer park. I liked that she was focused on her goals and was willing to do anything to achieve them, except she didn't factor in that she may fall for Zack, even though he was willing to help her.

I really liked Zack; he was playful and focused on his hockey career. He had a past that was affecting him and holding him back a little. I liked seeing him open up when he was with Sugar, letting go of some of the horrible thoughts and sharing them with someone who listened and cared. He also had his brother Reece and friend Eric who would do anything they could to support him.

Ilsa Madden-Mills is one of those authors that I go to when I need something lighter and fun to read. She created this world and a whole cast of characters that I want to see more of. Sugar's friends Taylor and Poppy were classics, and I liked how she formed a friendship with her room-mate Jules. I devoured this book in no time, and was left wanting more by the time I was finished. I hope that I don't have to wait too long!

Two teasers today... Zack always cracked me up!

“Chick’s an Amazon. I like those legs.” He whistles under his breath.
“I won’t tell you to shut up again, Boone. I’ll just plant my fist in your face next time. She’s off limits.”
He holds his hands out to placate me. “Fine, fine. I get it now—she’s yours and you’re a little territorial.”
Not normally.
But her…

Kindle Page 111

As quiet as a mouse, I open the closet door, and Zack is sitting on top of my mini fridge, munching as quietly as possible on a lone Dorito. One of my silk scarves, a gift from Mara I keep in a box on the top shelf, is looped around his neck.
I sigh. A very large and naked man with a dragon tattoo is sitting on top of my mini fridge with a semi, eating chips with a scarf on. Priceless.

Kindle Page 179

Ilsa Madden-MillsWall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She's best known for her angsty, yet funny, New Adult college romances. 

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice; Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She's also addicted to frothy coffee beverages, Vampire Dairies, and any kind of book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. 

Other reviews featuring Ilsa Madden-Mills
The Hook Up series
English series
Briarcrest Academy series
Very Wicked Things #2 
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