Boyfriend Bargain (Hawthorne University, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Boyfriend Bargain (Hawthorne University, #1)

Boyfriend Bargain by Ilsa Madden-Mills

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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? 

A standalone hockey romance.

Boyfriend Bargain

Z was as good as his cover photo.

A great cover photo starts off a book in just he right place. It makes it easy to imagine that hot guy especially if his description matches the cover photo. Zach’s hair was described perfectly an I could picture that guy walking into a party and all action sort of stopping and the sizzle of excitement amping up like something important was happening or a celebrity had arrived.

His history with his girlfriend that died and overwhelming guilt causing anxiety issues that he had within him to flare up and get out of control was an interesting plot line. The fact that Sugar was interested in using him as a fake boyfriend and she just happened to look like the girlfriend that died increased the intrigue and you just know that was heading for problems. I won’t give away spoilers from later in the book, but I enjoyed the story.

The romance was extremely hot 🥵 between the two main characters. They didn’t have that “should we” or “shouldn’t we” back and forth for most of the book like some romances. They couldn’t stop themselves a few times while being intimate, which was awesome. Also the friends were funny, I especially liked Zach’s friend Eric.

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