January 22, 2019


Two people who are oil and water come together to rescue an abandoned dog in a storm. When they both want to adopt the dog, they agree to joint custody. Little did they know it would change everything…

Playing for Keeps, a stand-alone Heartbreaker Bay romance, by New York Times and USA Today best selling author Jill Shalvis is live!

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If you’re planning on falling in love…

When it comes to the confident, charismatic Caleb Parker, Sadie Lane feels the spark—the kind that comes from rubbing each other the wrong way. She’s yoga pants, he’s a suit. She’s a tattoo artist, he’s a straight-laced mogul. But after they accidentally co-rescue an abandoned dog from a storm, Sadie sees a vulnerable side to the seemingly invincible hottie.

you’d better be sure…

Caleb doesn’t do emotions. Growing up the underdog, he’s learned the hard way to build up an impenetrable wall. Perfect for business. Disastrous for relationships. He’s never worried about it before—not until he finally gets behind Sadie’s armor and begins to fall.

… someone is there to catch you.

Both guarded and vulnerable, Sadie and Caleb are complete opposites. Or are they? Shocked at their undeniable connection, can they ever admit to wanting more? That all depends on what they’re each willing to risk.


Download your copy today!

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Playing for Keeps is the seventh book in the Heartbreaker Bay series by the fabulous Jill Shalvis. I’m a huge fan of Jill’s and having been reading her book long before I ever knew what a book blog was! She does family, friends and small town comradery like no other author around. Heroes and heroines with pasts to overcome, obstacles to tackle but long for a forever love. We have known Sadie for a while and I knew she was going to have a tough past, but I knew she was going to be amazing and strong. Caleb is sexy, smart and filthy rich. But to Sadie he’s just Suits. She can’t say his name. She can’t like him or think about him or want him. But not saying his name doesn’t stop him from getting into her heart and head. They have known each other for a year, but never really talked or spent any time together. But when they rescue a dog together and agree to share custody they are forced to see each other. Caleb always knew he wanted Sadie. She was like no other woman he’s ever knows. She’s special. But she’s closed off and stubborn. He has never backed down from a challenge before and he’s going to win her over. Sadie doesn’t know how to have a healthy relationship. She’s still trying to forget her past and move on, but it’s difficult to forgive. She’s tough and sarcastic and does things on purpose to ruin anything good in her life. Caleb sees behind the mask to the real woman and that scares her to death. But also gives her hope. Can Sadie let her guard down long enough to for Caleb to sneak in? Will Caleb fight for Sadie’s heart and soul? I loved this story! I didn’t expect it to be so emotional but I loved every minute of it. Caleb and Sadie are perfect for each other. He’s open, friendly and has a crazy bunch of sisters he calls The Coven (LOVE THIS!) and her family is a little crazy and not exactly friendly and welcoming. But they just fit. They complete each other and I loved watching their friendship morph into steamy sexiness and then much more! Overall, I laughed, cried, got mad, and smiled a lot. Caleb is sexy with his smart brain and his unbelievable body and tattoos. Sadie is gorgeous with her piercings, colored hair and aloofness. Looking forward to more from this series!


“I believe you’re deciding between kicking me in the nuts and kissing me. But that last part might just be in my dreams.”


“A banana is a hundred calories. A shot of whiskey’s only eighty. I’m just choosing wisely.”


“Go to Target. The female to male ratio is ten to one and they’re already looking for things they don’t need.”


Rocco offered her his fork with a grape on it. She shook her head. “I don’t consume wine in pill form.”


“I don’t ever want to be the thing that holds someone back.”

“You don’t hold me back. You make like more.”

“More what?” she asked.

“More everything.”


About Jill:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis writes warm, funny, sexy contemporary romances and women’s fiction. An Amazon, BN & iBooks bestseller, she’s also a two-time RITA winner and has more than 10 million copies of her books sold worldwide.

Jill lives with her family in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters (Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is mostly coincidental). She does most of her writing on her deck surrounded by more animals than humans. Which is quite astonishing considering she’s a city girl who was plucked from the wilds of L.A. to the wilds of the Sierra’s. Most of her books come from a combination of hard work, cookies, and hot guy pics, and not necessarily in that order.

Jill often travels to reader weekends & conventions where she LOVES getting to meet and hang-out with readers. The only problem being she tends to get lost in her hotels. So if you ever see NYTimes Bestselling author Jill Shalvis roaming the halls, someone please return her immediately.

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