Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Playing For Keeps by Kendall Ryan-Release Blitz



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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Elise and Justin were fun.

I loved the attraction and the reluctant friends to lovers. I loved that there was genuine affection between them, a friendship, that was important to preserve. I loved the secondary characters and the motivations they had for their actions.

Overall, I enjoyed this title. I thought it was well plotted and well constructed with a pacing that worked well. Sometimes it's not about how new a story is, but rather how well it's told...this one was excellent.

It's easy, especially in the first of a series in which you introduce a lot of characters, to get lost in tune exposition of the characters and the plot that is to come. This one let the secondary characters exist as friends and family, which made them feel essential to the story even while being set up to be the next story.

Add in that the chemistry was fabulous and you have a great read.

I enjoyed and recommend this title.


I love Kendall Ryan's writing and I was super excited when she mentioned she was going to be writing books about athletes. Now, I'm going to admit...hockey isn't my sport of choice but I enjoyed the way it was written about in this book. This falling for the best friend's sibling book was flirty, fun and sexy and it left me smiling.

I enjoyed getting to know Elise and Justin in this book. I liked that they were friends, too, outside of the fact that Elise is Justin's best friend's little sister. They had their own friendship to consider which just added another element to their relationship. Watching them figure out how to handle themselves on this journey was really satisfying-because let me tell you, I had some doubts about Justin initially. But I fell for him and I fell pretty hard.

This book is a standalone but it also introduces us to some characters that we will definitely see more of in the Hot Jocks world. I'm looking forward to learning more about these characters in their books (I'm looking at you Owen and Becca) but they didn't overshadow Justin and Elise's story in my opinion.

The book flowed very well for me and once I started reading it I didn't want to put it down. I laughed in parts and shook my head in others, but Justin and Elise definitely left me smiling. I enjoyed this title and look forward to what this Author gives us next. I would recommend this title.



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. 

Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras. 

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