Playing for Keeps (Hot Jocks #1 ) by Kendall Ryan



Hot Jocks, Book 1

By Kendall Ryan

Release Day: August 13th



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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Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just one night … what could possibly go astray???

I don’t know who I loved best, Justin or Elise. They were both fantastic characters in this story! The fact that the story is told in dual POV enhanced my love for them. Honestly, it’s my favorite kind of read because I don’t have to imagine or guess what either are thinking or feeling. I loved Elise because once that line was crossed, she wasn’t going back and she went after what she wanted with determination. I loved Justin for the same damn reasons! You cannot help but root for these two!

This friends to lovers journey was sexy and fun and just plain adorbs! Seriously! I’m still smiling …

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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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