Audio Review | Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan

Audio Review | Playing for Keeps by Kendall RyanPlaying for Keeps by Kendall Ryan
Series | Hot Jocks #1
Narrator: Jason Clarke
Release Date | May 28, 2019
Published by Audible Studios
Genres | Sports Romance
Format | Audibook
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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 that memo.
After our team won the championship game, and plenty of alcohol, our flirting turned physical and I took her to bed.
I knew it was wrong to punch her V-card, but when I mess up, I’m apparently a go big or go home kind of guy.
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 six months trying to get her out of my head. Which has been futile, because 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!


I think I’m going to have to break up with the sibling’s best friend trope, I’m finding them to be nearly all the same. And this wasn’t a new adult read, so naturally the brother and hero always seems to have it out. I did enjoy Playing for Keeps, but this one stuck in that I won’t be gravitating towards this trope anymore.

It has been a while since I’ve read a book by Kendall Ryan and I’ll say that I’ve missed reading her books. I’m quite the fan of hers, this wasn’t written horribly or anything, it’s just not my kind of trope. However, I’m pretty excited to read the other books in the series, hopefully the audio because I loved the narrators for this one!

I will say that they had a close relationship since they were kids, I loved that the attraction between the two was constantly growing throughout the story. Everything was pretty predictable, but they were absolute hot together. It was only a matter of time before deeper feelings got involved.

Even if the trope is no longer my favorite, it was so nice to get back into a Kendall Ryan read again. And I can’t wait to start book 2.

NARRATORS : Count me in for any book that these two narrate! I was completely engaged from beginning to end. Shoot, I listened to this in one sitting! I’m excited that Jason Clarke will be narrating the next one.


About Kendall Ryan

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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