Playing for Keeps PDF Download

Playing for Keeps PDF Download

By: Kendall Ryan
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Relase Date: 2019-08-13

Cheryl SDS

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.


This book is just as amazing as all the rest! I couldn’t put it down and read it from start to finish in 3 hours! Absolutely love it!


First I forgot how much I loved this author. She has the ability to draw you in and keep you in her world long after you’ve read the last sentence. The same can be said about this story. Justin and Elise’s chemistry is evident from the beginning but with Elise’s over protective brother Owen she is off limits. In Ms Ryan’s brilliant way of story telling Justin and Elise’s journey towards an HEA starts with a drunken night of vodka and ends with these friends to lovers growing up and except and facing adult challenges together. As much as I disliked Owen I trust Ms Ryan’s gift that by the end of the next book I’ll dislike him a little less I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Readergrl 90

This was a fantastic, fun loving friends-to-lovers story. Elise has always been in love with Justin, her brother's best friend. Justin is a professional hockey player, playboy jaded about love due to a painful past. Playing for Keeps was a great story filled with humor, heartache, angst, passion, romance, friendship, and love. This is a captivating must read, with wonderful characters readers will fall in love with. I really loved this book and can't wait for the next book in the series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.


Honestly the first book I’ve read fully and it kept my attention the whole time and really only thought about it when I wasn’t reading it. I had to know what happened next. Thank you for this book!!

Happy G-

Awesome reads!


Once again Kendall has scored a hat trick this hockey romance is off the charts. It grabs you from the first moment you meet the handsome broody Justin and his over the top room mate Owen the over protective brother of sexy sweet Elise. These three have grown up together and Elise has had a crush on Justin since she was nine. Justin has been drawn to her since she was in high school. Elise has always been off limits. This is their story as two old friends reconnect and maneuver the their ever changing relationship and learn that neither of them can be friends with benefits. A five star romcom that will leave you begging for more. Bring on Owen’s story. Bravo Kendall once again you pulled every heartstring !


Not worth the price! The book was only fair and lacked all juicy details. There was like 2 times that the author wrote dirty explicit encounters. The book wasn’t as thorough as i hoped.

Virna Thompson

I originally listed to the Audible Original of Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan and loved it! So when I had the opportunity to read it, I jumped on the chance! This is an older brother’s best friend romance with all kinds of feels! Justin Brady has been friends Owen and Elise Parish forever. As best friends with Owen, his little sister was always a fixture in their lives. But now they are grown and there isn’t anything little about Elise. But bro code dictates he stay as far away from her as he can. But a night of celebrating leads to an unforgettable night together they both try desperately to forget. Elise and Justin have tried to deny the attraction they feel for each other, so much so, they never expected the other to feel the same way. But when things come to a head, can they keep things fun and light? I loved Justin. He was a truly a good guy who did not think he deserved Elise. He was such a caring and strong man. Elise grew up around hockey and hockey players all her life. She saw the good in Justin, even when he did not see it. She was very likeable, sweet and considerate. I absolutely loved Justin and Elise’s story in Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan. A sweet and delightful older brother’s best friend romance with light angst and a whole lot of charm. I definitely recommend either listening or reading this charming read! Loved it! Happy reading!


This was a good read. Both Justin and Elise frustrates me and I so wanted to smack them but I’m glad they got over their issues.


SPORTS ROMANCE, FRIENDS TO LOVERS, BEST FRIEND'S SISTER, SECRET ROMANCE. This books hits all the popular tropes with a characters that make you pull for the win. Justin is a professional hockey player. He has enjoyed the fruits of his labor but now is tired of the puck bunnies and jersey chasers. He wants something real. It can't be Elise. she is his childhood friend, his best friend's sister and definitely off limits. One night proved him right or maybe wrong Elise has had feelings for Justin since forever. After their night together, things did not turn out like she had hoped. Can these two work it out to get a HEA? I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.


I love this type of book! Especially when they have known each other a long time, and he knows he is supposed to stay away from his best friend’s sister. Justin is the perfect broody man, but he was always thinking of her and always put her first. They started this relationship that was supposed to be casual. They were funny though and sweet. I fell for these characters in the first chapter! I can’t wait for more!