Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis

playingforkeepsIf 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.

Publication Date January 22, 2019


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I can’t get enough of this series and the fountain of Love!

There couldn’t be two people more opposite of each other. Sadie is a tattoo artist and Caleb a venture capitalist. Even though they have mutual friends and run in the same circles, they haven’t ever really been that close. Until a stormy night finds the two of them rescuing a dog that neither wants to let go of. So the two find themselves spending more time together as they co-own Lollipop – a three legged beauty who has taken to both Sadie and Caleb and can’t live without them.

Caleb has had his eye on the standoffish Sadie for the past year. He finds himself drawn to her but her preconceived notions of who he is has left a wall between the two. Now that they are co-parenting the spirited Lollipop he’s found his way in. But the walls Sadie has erected are going to be harder to chip away than he thought. He has all the time in the world, and Sadie starts to see a side of “Suit” that he never would have imagined existed.

But Sadie has some major secrets that she knows as soon as Caleb finds out about, he’ll go running in the opposite direction as fast as he can. Caleb though is playing for keeps. Now if he can only convince “The Covent” to butt out of his personal life, so Sadie doesn’t go running scared.

I love the banter between Sadie and Caleb. I loved his patience with her and how he was so gentle and so aware of things Sadie was thinking and feeling and how he opened up to her about his past.

Another great book in the Heartbreaker Bay Series!

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Book Excerpt


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.

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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 adventure.




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