Playing for Keeps

ABOUT PLAYING FOR KEEPS (a standalone Heartbreaker Bay novel)

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. 

My Review

#instalove. This pretty much sums up this book. I loved this book. It had great humor, very likeable characters, a very cute dog, and a happy ending. 

Sadie and Caleb could not be more different but as the saying goes "opposites attract". These two opposites make a cute couple. Yet, I will give Sadie props for trying not to fall for Caleb so easily. She even programmed his contact information in her phone as "Do not even think about falling for this guy".

Yet, I must admit that the star of the book was Lollipop. If not for Lollipop; Sadie and Caleb would not have met. If you are in the mood for a fun, lighthearted, humorous read than pick up a copy of Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis.


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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 adventures.

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