Playing for Keeps
By Kendall Ryan
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 stand-alone novel. 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!
Steamy!5By Cheryl SDS4.5 Stars This is book one in the Hot Jocks series and it features super sexy hockey star, Justin and his best friend‘s sister, Elise. These two have known each other since they were children. At 24, she’s a preschool teacher and at 28, he’s a pro hockey player. This is an EXTREMELY sexy and sweet but forbidden, bestfriend's sister romance. You could see the steam rolling off my E-reader! By forbidden, I mean that her brother knows exactly how much of a player Justin is and wants him NOWHERE near his sister! The story line was smooth and the characters were fantastic! I was captivated right away and couldn’t put it down until the end. This author knows how to write her hockey players and I cannot wait to read about the others.
AMAZING5By Totty05This book is just as amazing as all the rest! I couldn’t put it down and read it from start to finish in 3 hours! Absolutely love it!
Romantic enough to melt an iceberg5By Trav6883First I forgot how much I loved this author. She has the ability to draw you in and keep you in her world long after you’ve read the last sentence. The same can be said about this story. Justin and Elise’s chemistry is evident from the beginning but with Elise’s over protective brother Owen she is off limits. In Ms Ryan’s brilliant way of story telling Justin and Elise’s journey towards an HEA starts with a drunken night of vodka and ends with these friends to lovers growing up and except and facing adult challenges together. As much as I disliked Owen I trust Ms Ryan’s gift that by the end of the next book I’ll dislike him a little less I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Captivating, Emotional, & Passionate!!!5By Readergrl 90This was a fantastic, fun loving friends-to-lovers story. Elise has always been in love with Justin, her brother's best friend. Justin is a professional hockey player, playboy jaded about love due to a painful past. Playing for Keeps was a great story filled with humor, heartache, angst, passion, romance, friendship, and love. This is a captivating must read, with wonderful characters readers will fall in love with. I really loved this book and can't wait for the next book in the series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Loved it!!5By Turtle9100Honestly the first book I’ve read fully and it kept my attention the whole time and really only thought about it when I wasn’t reading it. I had to know what happened next. Thank you for this book!!
Playing for Keeps5By Happy G-Awesome reads!
Playing For Keeps5By 4bu2Once again Kendall has scored a hat trick this hockey romance is off the charts. It grabs you from the first moment you meet the handsome broody Justin and his over the top room mate Owen the over protective brother of sexy sweet Elise. These three have grown up together and Elise has had a crush on Justin since she was nine. Justin has been drawn to her since she was in high school. Elise has always been off limits. This is their story as two old friends reconnect and maneuver the their ever changing relationship and learn that neither of them can be friends with benefits. A five star romcom that will leave you begging for more. Bring on Owen’s story. Bravo Kendall once again you pulled every heartstring !
I want my money back1By straighttalker198Not worth the price! The book was only fair and lacked all juicy details. There was like 2 times that the author wrote dirty explicit encounters. The book wasn’t as thorough as i hoped.
Sweet, charming and adorable read!4By Virna ThompsonI originally listed to the Audible Original of Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan and loved it! So when I had the opportunity to read it, I jumped on the chance! This is an older brother’s best friend romance with all kinds of feels! Justin Brady has been friends Owen and Elise Parish forever. As best friends with Owen, his little sister was always a fixture in their lives. But now they are grown and there isn’t anything little about Elise. But bro code dictates he stay as far away from her as he can. But a night of celebrating leads to an unforgettable night together they both try desperately to forget. Elise and Justin have tried to deny the attraction they feel for each other, so much so, they never expected the other to feel the same way. But when things come to a head, can they keep things fun and light? I loved Justin. He was a truly a good guy who did not think he deserved Elise. He was such a caring and strong man. Elise grew up around hockey and hockey players all her life. She saw the good in Justin, even when he did not see it. She was very likeable, sweet and considerate. I absolutely loved Justin and Elise’s story in Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan. A sweet and delightful older brother’s best friend romance with light angst and a whole lot of charm. I definitely recommend either listening or reading this charming read! Loved it! Happy reading!
3stars3By Evieo17This was a good read. Both Justin and Elise frustrates me and I so wanted to smack them but I’m glad they got over their issues.