Sunday, February 3, 2019

Blog Tour: Review and Excerpt of Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis

Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Avon
Darte of publicaiton: January 2019
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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 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.

Playing for Keeps is the 7th book in the Heart Breaker Bay series.  I have loved this series from the beginning.  This one is Sadie and Caleb's story.  These two have had a love hate relationship for a while until a small three legged dog makes them finally stop and really look at each other.

While not my favorite of the series,. I still loved it. Caleb and Sadie have great chemistry.  I loved watching Caleb chip away at all of Sadie's walls.  And boy did she have a lot of them!  That was one thing I didn't like about this one.  Sadie was a little hard to like.  I get wanting to do everything for yourself, but man it gets exhausting watching someone constantly push a person away.  Caleb was sweet and is now on my book boyfriend list.  It's always fun to read about an alpha male who has his heart melted by a cute rescue dog named Lollipop.  Their ending was sweet.  I was happy that Sadie finally gave into her heart.

This is a great addition to the series.  I can't wait to see what is next for this series.

Enjoy this sneak peek:

She shook her head.
“Look at me. Please?”
It was the damn please that had her opening her eyes. He’d closed the gap so that if she so much as took a breath, they’d be touching.
So she did just that. She took a deep breath, and then their bodies were up against each other, his warm and hard. Everywhere. “What’s happening?” she whispered.
“I believe you’re deciding between kicking me in the nuts and kissing me.” One side of his mouth curved very slightly as he lifted their still joined hands above her head, against the wall.
“But that last part might just be in my dreams.”
“Yes,” she whispered.
“Yes, it’s just in my dreams?”
She meant to say yes again, she really did.
She even opened her mouth to say it, because this was insane, this incredible . . . craving she had for him. It made no sense. Less than no sense, and yet . . .

She went up on tiptoe and touched her mouth to his.


New York Times bestselling author JILL SHALVIS lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventure.


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