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Publisher's Summary

Now a Top 8 Amazon Best Seller
Number One Sports Romance
Number One New Adult and College Romance

Wall Street Journal best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you take a chance on love.

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 this boyfriend bargain end in heartbreak?

©2019 Ilsa Madden-Mills (P)2019 Ilsa Madden-Mills

Critic Reviews

"Steamy and emotionally intense, Boyfriend Bargain is the perfect new adult sports romance! Ilsa Madden Mills has done it again!" (Melanie Harlow, USA Today best-selling author)

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♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️I need 10 cups of coffee and a whole lotta Jesus!

This was my first book by this author and I fell in love with her writing and her characters! Sugar and Z are so lovable and as an Alabama girl myself I thought Savannah nailed the Southern accent. Great story, great angsts with all the feels! I listened to it twice in a row. Super sexy! Great love story and sports romance with excellent performances. Don’t miss this one.

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Drama over bullshit

Childish and boring. Make narrator is so dramatic it’s almost funny. If you are over 15 years old don’t wast your credit

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different kinda hero

I enjoyed the story of Zack and Sugar. It's refreshing to see a hero like Zack, as he is not your typical "Alpha" type. I feel like the two really progressed and there was good character development. Savannah is a new to me narrator and I am a fan of Stephen, so this was an enjoyable listen.

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Back story didn’t come full circle

There is a back story about her father that really didn’t fit the story line. Other than that it was a entertaining listen.

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Good story

I like the story line and the characters. I really liked Sugar, I don’t always like the women in romances, but she is smart and fun to get to know. Savannah Peachwood always does a great job narrating. Stephen Dexter, however, is so over the top that I would switch over to my kindle to read rather than sit & listen to him. Thankfully, he doesn’t have nearly as much dialogue as Savannah so I would still recommend a listen.

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Ok good book but..

The ending was so cute but… it kinda left me hanging. It was as if I needed another 30 minutes of story I never got. Or like idk I’m confused just touch. Seriously a good story but I am a person all about the ending…

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This is the first book or Audio by Ilsa Madden-Mills that I've listened to. Usually I'm a bit skeptical with new authors, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well-written it was. The story line was unique and just enough drama, angst, and scorching between the sheets to keep your attention. Loved Z's and Sugars story learning to trust again and over come loss and the struggles with anxiety that so many face , and knowing it's not an easy fix or ever go away, just learning how to live and cope. I will definitely check other books written by her. The icing on the cake is the narrators Stephen Dexter and Savanah Peachwood they rocked the telling of the story.

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One of the sweetest stories I’ve read!

I read/listen to a LOT of romance books and this story had everything!! The narrators only added to the enjoyment. Stephen Dexter knocked it out of the park as narrating Zack, seriously making me feel all the feels. Even the love scenes were hotter than normal because of all of the emotion. There is a surprise reveal about 2/3 in that literally made me gasp. This one is up there with “The Notebook” for me!

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Love this narration duo

This book was so emotional, steamy and the chemistry was insane! Plus these narrators were amazing 🤩

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Love. Love. Love!!!

I absolutely enjoyed listening to this audiobook. It’s really good from start to finish. Love Z and Sugar’s character. Gah there is so much that I would love to say, but I won’t. Just listen to it or read it!!!

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  • 07-03-19

Fantastic listening experience!

I only listen to books I've already read and this book was a Top Read 2019 for me. I thought it was a stunningly good read!! My heart is full. Just fabulous!

"Zack Morgan is an inferno that will burn me up. There's something about him that makes me lose my breath. And that...that must not be allowed."

Sugar Ryan has got something to prove, which makes her a desperate young woman. Desperate enough to proposition the big sports star on campus. However, when the lines start to blur, she must remember to keep her vulnerable heart guarded.

"I'm going to make her mine. She just doesn't know it yet."

Zack AKA Z Morgan is on the cusp of NHL stardom. He's in his final year of college and he wants to leave on a high. He's fed up with the party scene but, as captain of the hockey team, he likes to keep up appearances. And, appearance is important since he's hiding a big secret from everyone except his family and his best friend.

I loved this book SO HARD!! I thought it was going to be a fun, light read but it was actually quite angsty and emotional.

Zack's reputation precedes him but a lot of it is just rumour. I loved the real guy underneath his public persona. He's full of guilt and pain from the past. His connection with Sugar is compelling and I loved how he could let his walls down and be real with her. Sugar is a tough cookie. She's got real backbone and I admired her courage. And, goodness, the chemistry between them is absolutely scorching! The author really knows how to write those steamy scenes! *fans self*

This novel was just gorgeous. It was about passion, guilt, forgiveness and falling into forever love. I was completely riveted by it.

I thought that Stephen Dexter and Savannah Peachwood brought the book to life. Dexter is an amazing voice actor and he portrayed Zack's emotions perfectly. Fabulous!

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  • 09-03-21

good listen

enjoyable listen, good characters and well narrated, I loved the cat . recommend a read or listen

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  • janet copeland
  • 10-27-20

loved this story

this was one of the best story's I have listened to by Isla Madden -Mills the narrators were excellent especially the male he spoke with such emotion .I loved all the other characters as well

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  • 06-14-19

Loved the book

Such beautiful a book to listen just destroyed by the voice over because it does no favours to the book

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  • 06-26-19

Good story

Story was good.
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  • Rayna
  • 12-16-19

Wow!!!

This was amazing. Loved it❤️❤️❤️ The performance was excellent. The story kept you on the edge of your seat. Hope Lisa adds to this series.