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Playing for Keeps

(2019)
(The first book in the Hot Jocks series)
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A sexy, brother's best friend hockey romance from New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan, kicks off a series you'll devour! 

"PLAYING FOR KEEPS IS PERFECT!" -Modern Belle 

"A TOTAL, UTTER MUST READ." -Book Fanatic

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.

Free Bonus With Purchase
✔ 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 this 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!

Genre: New Adult Romance

Praise for this book

"Kendall Ryan + hockey = a dream come true! Justin is a sexy beast, and watching him fall for Elise was a delight!" - Sarina Bowen

"Playing for Keeps is a sweet, sexy sports romance that will have you laughing one minute and swooning the next. Justin and Elise stole my heart from the very first chapter. Kendall Ryan has outdone herself with this one." - Kelly Elliott

"Sexy, smart, fun, and just a damn good time, Kendall Ryan delivers with Playing for Keeps!" - Avery Flynn

"Delicious and steamy hockey goodness! Playing for Keeps is my pick for hottest romance of the summer!" - Elle Kennedy

"Sexy. Sweet. Emotional. And so much FUN! I devoured PLAYING FOR KEEPS in two days!" - Monica Murphy

"Who doesn't love a red-hot hockey player hero with a heart of gold? Justin and Elise are perfect together, and their chemistry is off the charts. I devoured Playing For Keeps!" - J S Scott


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Used availability for Kendall Ryan's Playing for Keeps

Paperback Editions

July 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Playing for Keeps: 1 (Hot Jocks)
Author(s): Kendall Ryan, Kendall Ryan
ISBN: 1-73367-291-5 / 978-1-73367-291-7
Publisher: Dream Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Playing For Keeps (Hot Jocks)
Author(s): Kendall Ryan
ISBN: 1-71350-028-0 / 978-1-71350-028-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Playing for Keeps
Author(s): Kendall Ryan
Publisher: Audible Originals
Availability: Amazon   


May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Playing for Keeps
Author(s): Kendall Ryan
Publisher: Audible Originals
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Playing for Keeps
Author(s): Kendall Ryan
Publisher: Audible Originals
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Playing for Keeps
Author(s): Kendall Ryan
Publisher: Audible Originals
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Playing for Keeps (Hot Jocks Book 1)
Author(s): Kendall Ryan
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU