May 9, 2019


“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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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Boyfriend Bargain is Ilsa Madden-Mills’s newest sports romance that will make you swoon, get hot and bothered, and get all kinds of emotional. I loved every minute of it.
Sugar doesn’t want to deal with another womanizing asshole. Especially one who she could fall for. But, she needs this one. The hockey player who has a girl of the month. The one who has women crawling to him through co-Ed’s legs just to be seen first. It’s ridiculous. And she refuses to be one of those desperate women. So, she waits. And when they run into each other at a party it’s the start of something unexpected. She likes him. She is fucked.
Zack has seen her a few times over the last few weeks. And every time he did he was shook. He wanted to know more about her. He also wanted to know why she seemed to be everywhere he was. Was she another jersey chaser? Was she some kind of stalker? No. She wasn’t. She was more than he ever knew. She was a woman he could fall for and that was scary as hell. What he didn’t expect was that she wanted to bargain with him. And rule number one? No falling in love.
What will happen when Zack doesn’t want to fake it any more? When he wants to make their relationship a real one? Can he show her that he isn’t the womanizing hockey player that everything thinks he seems to be? I mean…he quotes poetry! He knows his books.
Overall…Awe! I love Z. I love Sugar. Together their banter is fantastic. Their connection is sweet, heated, and flirty. They also have their own issues. And that was one of the reasons why I loved them.
“You are not getting into my room.”
“Because you’re too chicken to be alone with me?” I huff.
“I am not—”
“You’re afraid you’ll take one look at my incredibly muscled, naked chest—”
“I’ve seen some chests, and yours is not the most incredible.”
“And you’ll faint like those ladies in the Jane Austen books—”
“How do you know what ladies do in Jane Austen books?”
He sighs. “I know my books.”
He bites his lower lip. “Keep talking like that and you might be able to talk me into a pretend wedding.”
I place my hand over my heart. “Bless your heart, I have more sayins’ if you wanna hear ’em.”
“Fucking you is everything.”
“Poetry, Z. Pure poetry.”
5 out of 5 stars

Boyfriend Bargain is Ilsa Madden-Mills’ newest college, sports romance. I’m a huge fan if Ilsa’s and she always entertains me with her fantastic writing and smart, funny and interesting characters. Zack is a top hockey player. Destined to be one of the greats. He’s also rumored to be a giant player who goes through women as fast as he changes the tape on his hockey stick. Sugar isn’t quite stalking him, but she needs something from him. She doesn’t expect the electricity between them. Yes, he’s gorgeous and talented and it turns out quite smart, well read. He quotes poetry for the love of God! Z can’t help but agree to help her but he wants something in return. Yes, it’s pretend but after a getting to know her he wants more. He’s never wanted anyone this way. He’s not who everyone thinks he is. He loves his family and hockey and he needs Sugar in his life. It’s a lot of pressure to be the best and he’s trying to figure it all out. Sugar isn’t going to fall for this sexy man with the hair and the body. Right? Well, life has a way of giving us what we need when we least expect it. Will Z show Sugar he’s more than she thinks? Can Sugar trust Z? There is so much more than just a college, sports romance going on here. Z and Sugar have so much going on in their lives. They have pasts that seem to keep coming back to get them and insecurities that haunt them. I loved watching them fall for each other and learn how to let the other in. There were obstacles, but they are smart and never lost sight of who they were and what they wanted. Overall, I laughed, cried, got hot and bothered and fell in love with Z and Sugar.


I can only imagine what’s perfect in the Hockey Player Hookup Handbook. Three orgasms, like a hat trick?


He talks about Poe like he’s his bestie. A man that knows his literature and looks like a Greek god. Well, I clear my throat. That’s a turn-on.


“May I kiss you? Please?”

“Okay, but none of that fancy tongue work.”

“Afraid of falling in love with me?”


“Liar. Why else say it.”


“You like my stick?”

“I can’t believe you just said that.”

“You were thinking it.”

“Oh, you’re not only a sex machine but a mind reader too?”

“Sex machine? I like that. Go on, please. Tell me more – and use that deep Southern accent when you say it.”

“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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