Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps Summary

A sexy, brother's best friend hockey romance from New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan, kicks off a series you'll devour!



I've never been so stupid in my entire life.

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, and plenty of alcohol, our flirting turned physical and I took her to bed.

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. 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.

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✔ A bonus scene in his POV that you DO NOT want to miss!
✔ A sneak preview of the next book in the series

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!

Book Reviews


Playing for keeps5 star

Great read55



I absolutely love this book!! I didn’t want it to end sadly I can’t afford the next books just yet but when I have the money best believe I’m reading more work by you55


Book 15 star

Loved this book so much. I loved the characters and I love how they all overlap into the next book.55


Playing for keeps5 star

Was defiently a page turner and got me into reading more of the authors amazing books!55


Loved this story!5 star

The story of Justin and Elise is sweet, romantic, but also frustrating as they muddle their way through their changing relationship. They finally figure out what most of their friends and family have known all along!55


Would recco5 star

I loved this book. It’s a great read and it makes it so that you don’t want to put it down.! IG: Bria.gabe Snap: Smileforbria55


Playing for keeps5 star

This book is a keeper. Loved it!!55


Decent3 star

A decent, easy read! But, the whole thing seemed so rushed. A lot of scenes and storylines lacked detail.35

Ms. Jessie

Must read5 star

Loved this book Justin and Elisa had great chemistry. Also a great hockey player. 🏒💙💙💙55

Cheryl SDS

Steamy!5 star

4.5 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.55

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