August 13, 2019




Hot Jocks, Book 1

By Kendall Ryan

Release Day: August 13th



About the Book


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!

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 Sandra's Review 

5 out of 5 stars

Playing for Keeps is the first book in Kendall’s all new Hot Jocks series. I was so excited when I found out she had a new series coming out and for it to be hockey players? That’s a big fucking bonus. I love me some hockey players.
Justin wasn’t used to not getting what he wanted. He worked his ass off for the last ten years to stay in the NHL but off the ice he didn’t have to work too hard for the added benefits. Puck bunnies. They were everywhere. And after ten years he was done. He didn’t want to settle down but he didn’t want them. He wanted her. The one who has always been off-limits. Elise. His best friend/roommate/teammate’s little sister. The one he grow up with. The one he took care of when she was sick with the flu. The one he can’t get out of his head. She wasn’t so little any more. She was a beautiful, smart, sassy twenty-four year old independent woman. And the only woman he could be himself around. He was so fucked. Especially after what happened after the championship game. He went and slept with her and acted like he didn’t remember it. He knew it was a jackass move but he did it to protect her. To protect their friendship. To protect his friendship with Owen. They were the only real family he had left, he couldn’t lose them. But, months later…he still wants her.
Elise knew it was a bad idea. She knew Justin had no problem scoring on the ice and off of it. She knew it would end. This fling they agreed on. But, how could she say no to one with her crush? The one she has wanted since the day she figured out what a crush was. She knew she was risking her heart but this was Justin. She also knew he wouldn’t hurt her on purpose. And he seems to be determined to keep her right where he wants her. But what will happen when feelings get involved? Real feelings?
Overall…They were fucked. In the most delicious of ways. And in any other way. This book has to be one of my favorite Kendall books. Maybe even my favorite. It had it all. I laughed, cried, and got hot and bothered. I felt their passion. Their story. Their fears. I loved their flirty ways. They were so much fun!
“Today, tears,” she says, patting my back. “Tomorrow, we plot his murder and take over the world.”
I grin up at him, feeling a little cheeky. “Hey there, big boy.”
He chuckles darkly, gaze hot. “Don’t.”
“Is that a hockey stick, or are you just happy to see me?” I tease.
“Elise,” he warns, voice now tight.
“Oh God,” I groan, the sound long and throaty. He looks up at me, mouth still working and smirks.
“You keep calling me that and I’m going to develop a complex.”

5 out of 5 stars

Playing for Keeps is Kendall Ryan’s new best friend’s sister romance. It’s a new series, Hot Jocks, of hot, sexy hockey players. Justin is a rich and famous hockey player. Elise is his best friend’s little sister who he’s known pretty much his entire life. She’s pretty, funny, smart and now that they are older, he’s attracted to her. After one amazing night together, he pretends to not remember. He thinks it’s the best thing for the both of them. But, he can’t stop thinking about her and he needs to convince her that he wants more than just one night. Can Justin change his ways and find his happily ever after? Playing for Keeps is lough out loud, sexy, funny and sweet. Hot hockey players, friendship, family and laughs. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series!

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