PLAYING FOR KEEPS by Kendall Ryan is LIVE!

Today we are thrilled to be sharing Kendall Ryan’s
all-new stand-alone novel in the Hot Jocks series,


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!

Pre-order your copy today!

Amazon: U.S | U.K | CAN | AUS

Paperback: U.S | U.K | CAN

Apple Books | Nook | Kobo

Audible: U.S | U.K | CAN | AUS

Narrated by Jason Clarke and Virginia Rose  


Reviewed by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF

It was time to do the happy dance! The next book by Kendall Ryan had hit my kindle and I couldn’t wait to get started. This story revolves around forbidden love, lust, and ice hockey. Hot men, hockey sticks and puck bunnies.I’m not a follower of ice hockey; however, when I found out what a puck bunny was, I laughed so hard. Haha!

Justin Brady lived and breathed ice hockey. He was tall, gorgeous, perfectly formed with muscles in all the right places. He lived life in the fast lane and his team had just won the national championship. He was feeling on top of the world. He could have any woman he wanted because let’s face it, when they throw their prowess on and off the ice at you, it becomes too predictable, jaded and loses its appeal.

So what turned out as a harmless flirtation, quickly turned into something more. And that’s really where this story begins.

Elise Parrish was mostly known for being Owen’s sweet and innocent little sister. Not so innocent and not so sweet. She’d grown into a beautiful woman.

Owen, Justin and Elise had all grown up together and Justin and Owen weren’t only teammates and roommates, but also best friends. The dynamics between the three of them were beginning to change. Every time Elise was close to Justin, her body would betray her, leaving her breathless with excitement and she could no longer deny the physical attraction. What she didn’t know was that the feeling was entirely mutual.

They gave in to temptation. Knowing that Elise was totally off-limits made this even harder for Justin. He didn’t want to upset his best friend Owen. I personally would have just gone for it and told him. You have to do what makes you happy and sod everyone else! So, watching these two characters sneak around trying to not get caught is kind of hilarious. You are hoping for a happy ending, but who knows…

I really did enjoy this book. The story was totally believable, the couple connected and I connected to the couple. I didn’t agree with some of their choices, but in the end, who am I lol?

Congratulations to the author for another enjoyable storyline, totally flawless. I, for one, look forward to reading more of your work.



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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