Playing for Keeps (Hot Jocks #1 ) by Kendall Ryan
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 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!
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Let me start by saying I love sports romance, especially hockey! When I found out one of my favorite authors was doing a hockey series, I immediately asked, “Where do I sign up?!?” I mean, the queen of hot, spicy romance, writing about HOT hockey players? I can’t imagine anything better than that! Oh boy, as much as I was looking forward to this book, I totally underestimated how much I was going to enjoy it! Book 1 in the Hot Jocks Series has totally got me hooked!
Elise and Justin grew up together. Justin is not only her older brother’s best friend and team mate, but one of her best friends too. Elise has had a crush on Justin since school, but she doesn’t think he would ever think of her as anything other than a friend. Until one drunken night, things take a turn. When friendship changes to something different, life turns into a minefield, that has to be carefully navigated to come out on the other side in one piece.
Elise and Justin are so cute together! Despite Justin’s hangups (don’t all guys have those, though?), there is an amazing chemistry between them that is both smoothly familiar and explosive. This book is a “brother’s best friend” romance kicked up a notch, taken to a whole new level. This is book one in a brand new series, and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book!