Blog Tour + Review: Boyfriend Bargain

“Who can turn down a sexy hockey star with a big . . . stick? Zack is hot hot hot, and Sugar is the perfect blend of sweet and sassy! Their chemistry sizzles in Boyfriend Bargain!”

-- Melanie Harlow, USA Today bestselling author

Boyfriend Bargain, an all-new sexy and emotional sports romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills, is available now!

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?

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Review | Rating: 4 stars

*I received this ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.*

This was only the second novel I've read by Ilsa Madden-Mills but I really enjoyed the first so I was quick to sign up for Boyfriend Bargain. I love a fake relationship romance so much! I was not disappointed with this book. It had everything you could want: steam for days, angst, and drama that had me wanting to shake some sense into Sugar and Z. This was a complex story that dealt with mental health issues, grief, abandonment, and death. It was hard for me to put this book down and I annoyed when I had to because of life and work.

Z and Sugar were hot and burned up the pages of my Kindle. The two of them together were so sweet and perfect together. Both Z and Sugar had problems and dark things that they had to deal with and it kind of doomed their relationship from the beginning. I liked seeing them struggle apart and then try to struggle together to make what they had stick while still trying to come to terms with their demons. Sugar was stubborn to the point of making fool decisions and going after things just so she could be able to show that she was worth something. She had a big heart that she was trying her damnedest to protect at all costs. She was relatable and I did have moments where I wanted to bang my head on my desk when she was being her stubborn self. Z had a big heart too and was so sweet and caring and dealing with so much that had crippled him. His struggle with mental health problems being an athlete and a man was amazing to see. I loved seeing him work through it and learning to live with it. Together Z and Sugar were perfect and I loved them both.

I also enjoyed the supporting characters, Z's friend, Eric and his brother and Sugar's adoptive mom and friends and her roommate. They were minor characters but they brought so much life to the story and I'd love to see more from them and what became of their lives.

This story was so complex and full of angst. I loved how Madden-Mills intertwined everything: the angst, the drama, and the steamy scenes. This was a very good read for me and I'd say one of my top ones this year. What an amazingly beautiful story that spoke to my heart!


“We should kiss, just get it out of the way and move on," I say, sure of the crazy idea as each second passes.

There’s a hitch in Z’s breath, and his eyes go straight to my lips. “Works for me.”

“But just one. None of that fancy tongue work.”

“Afraid of falling in love with me?” He grins.

Well. My eyes take in the broad shoulders and the dragon tattoo on his muscled chest. He’s definitely my type: pure, grade A male hotness—exactly what I don’t need. “I won't fall in love.”

Another grin. “Liar.”

About Ilsa Madden-Mills

Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her contemporary romances ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

Seven of her ten novels have placed in the Amazon US Store Top Six Best-seller List: Dirty English hit #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You hit #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things all placed #6 in the Amazon US Store.

The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, hit #4.

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

She's addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.

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