Review Blast| Playing for Keeps – Kendall Ryan

Kendall Ryan is my go to author for fun romances and amazing characters. I’m still shocked about how many books she can right. Today is the release day for the first book in the Hot Jocks series, Playing for Keeps.

A big thanks to the author for providing me with an ARC to read and review. Keep on reading to find out what I thought of this sports romance!

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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Hockey romances are my absolute favorite and the author didn’t disappoint with Playing for Keeps. Justing and Elise are really fun characters. I loved the balance of romance, friendship and in this case hockey. Add falling for your best friend’s sister to the mix and you’ve got the perfect combination.

Elise has always had a crush on Justin, but with him being her brother’s best friend, not a chance that was happening. She’s a pre-school teacher and loves her job. Elise may have not had much experience with men or relationships, but after one night with Justin she’s hooked. I loved her confidence when it was there. There were a few moments that annoyed me, but I definitely understood her insecurities.

Justin is a professional hockey player and is it’s known that he doesn’t do relationships. His home life wasn’t great as a child, so it’s hard to believe in love. I loved that he’s seen as a player in many ways, but he’s actually really sweet. Even though Elise was his best friend’s sister, he just couldn’t resist. Justin is definitely book boyfriend material though.

The chemistry between Elise and Justing could be felt while reading and I loved them together. On top of them figuring out what this fling was to them, their friendship made this so much more. There was lots of humor, romance and just simple gestures that showed the other they cared. Yes, there was a little bit of drama, but it wasn’t too much.

Playing for Keeps is a fun forbidden romance with humor, romance, steamy moments and characters you can’t get enough of! I definitely need more of them soon.

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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I really enjoyed Playing for Keeps and I can’t wait for the next book! If you’ve read anything by this author, let me know what book has been your favorite so far!

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