Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mini Review: Playing for Keeps by Kate Donovan

Rating: ★★★ stars
Date published: January 28th, 2014
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Synopsis: When Erica McCall finally gets her big break in advertising, she knows just which spokesperson to pitch: gorgeous football superstar Johnny Spurling. She has followed his career since college and knows he’s perfect for the spot, even though it’s common knowledge his famous family doesn’t do product endorsements, ever. But Erica knows Johnny’s weak spot, and she’s confident she can use it to gain his trust and seal the deal.

Quarterback Johnny Spurling is running out of time. His father’s health is failing, and there’s one last thing he’s asked Johnny to do—settle down and produce a son, before it’s too late. Which means Johnny needs a new kind of girlfriend. No more casual hookups or high-maintenance divas. When his sister-in-law claims to have the perfect candidate, he urges her to set up a postseason blind date.

Then Johnny meets long-haired, long-legged Erica and can’t resist her outrageous proposal—or her. So he decides he’ll do the commercial and have one final, hot-as-hell fling before settling down. They set the ground rules, then proceed to break every one of them as fun turns to the kind of true romance that just doesn’t end with the final touchdown—and with luck, never ends at all.

What I Thought:

The chemistry between Johnny and Erica was off the charts and I really enjoyed it.  I wasn't a fan of the way Johnny approached Erica for the first time or the way he was thinking about his love life in the long run.  I liked Erica and her work ethic. 

There weren't really any huge surprises, but the story is written very well and I'd love to read more about some of the other players Johnny on the team.  I was a little surprised to not see a single mention of Sophie (from the first book) but perhaps that's to come soon.  I do look forward to reading more of Kate's books.

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*A copy was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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