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Book Review ~ Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan


I first read Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan on audio book and I immediately fell in love with Justin. Now after physically reading the book my love for him has returned so much so that I want to create an email address, sorry Elise but Justin is now mine!

I love sports romances, they are my all time favourite and I adore Kendall Ryan and her writing. The hockey innuendos in this book were amazing, I wish I had it in me to come up with lines like she does. Justin and Elise grew up together. Elise’s brother, Owen, is Justin’s best friend. She has always been forbidden territory until one drunkin night they end up together. Just having one taste of her wasn’t enough for Justin so they end up agreeing to no strings attached fling.

This book was light and fun with some great sex. I enjoyed watching the relationship turn from no strings attached to something more before my eyes. They are the perfect couple. Elise has grown up with Hockey her entire life so she understands the demand of Justin’s job and schedule and that doesn’t bother her. She’s not interested in his money or his fame, she’s had a crush on him since she was a teen. They complement each other and can just be themselves around each other. Definite 5 star read! This book is part of a series, I’m anxiously waiting for the next book to be released to read Owen’s story, I have a feeling that it’s going to be a good one, and we will no doubt read more from Justin and Elise.


About the Book

I’ve never been so stupid in my entire life. 

Elise Parrish, my teammate’s incredibly sweet and gorgeous younger sister, should have been off-limits, but my hockey stick didn’t get the memo. 

After our team won the championship, our flirting turned physical, and I took her to bed. Then shame sent her running the next morning from our catastrophic mistake. 

She thinks I don’t remember that night – but every detail is burned into my brain so deeply, I’ll never forget. The feel of her in my arms, the soft whimpers of pleasure I coaxed from her perfect lips….

And now I’ve spent three months trying to get her out of my head, but I’m starting to understand she’s the only girl I’ll ever want.  

I have one shot to show her I can be exactly what she needs, but Elise won’t be easily convinced.  

That’s okay, because I’m good under pressure, and this time, I’m playing for keeps.

Get ready to meet your new favorite hot jocks in an all new series of stand-alone novels. If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series of athlete romances is perfect for you!

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About Kendall Ryan

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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