Play for Keeps

Play for Keeps

by Maggie Wells

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Mixing business and pleasure is a dangerous game...
Tyrell Ransom, the new men's basketball coach, is ready to whip his team into shape and start winning some games. But when compromising photos of his soon-to-be-ex-wife with one of his players go viral, everything comes crashing down. With reporters thick on the ground, Ty and his team need some serious damage control—now.

When public relations guru Millie Jenkins arrives in her leopard-print cape to save the day, things really heat up... Soon they're going to have to work double time to keep their white-hot chemistry out of the headlines.

Love Games Series:
Love Game (Book 1)
Play for Keeps (Book 2)

What People Are Saying About Maggie Wells:
"Fun, feisty, and flaming hot." —Epilogue Book Blog for A Will and A Way
"Will steal your heart...romance at its finest." —Harlequin Junkies for Going Deep

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492651536
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Series: Love Games , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 521,002
File size: 839 KB

About the Author

By day, Maggie Wells is buried in spreadsheets. At night she pens tales of people tangling up the sheets. The product of a charming rogue and a shameless flirt, you only have to scratch the surface of this mild-mannered married lady to find a naughty streak a mile wide. She has a passion for college football, processed cheese foods, and happy endings. Not necessarily in that order.

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Play for Keeps 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
There was a lot to like in Play for Keeps, my first--but definitely not my last!--book from Ms. Wells. I loved the fact that Millie, the heroine, is over 40 and in shape but not tiny and waif-like. I liked her take-charge attitude, and adored her relationship with her two BFFs, Kate and Avery. I loved, loved, loved Ty as a hero, and applaud his determination not to start anything with Millie until things were legally and finally ended with his ex. Together the two of them have great chemistry, and there were a whole lot of quotes--between Ty and Millie as well as secondary characters--that I highlighted just because. Book one in the series ( Love Game ) went on my TBR before I was halfway done with this one, and I'll be stalking the series page regularly to find out when (surely it's not if...?) Avery's getting a book. But... Millie's attitude about relationships Drove. Me. Crazy. We do get an explanation for it--eventually--and it did become somewhat more understandable from that point on, but still. I wasn't 100% sure I wanted Ty to keep holding on at that point, especially with what happened next with his situation. The book ended well and I was happy for how it ended (though can you say abrupt? There had better be a whole lot of Ty and Millie showing up in the next series book, or I'm going to feel cheated) but I'm still not entirely convinced that events up to that point had really given Millie enough to work through her issues and hangups to really allow her to achieve an HEA with Ty. Still, there was more to like than not with this one...let the stalking of the series page begin! Rating: 4 stars / B I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Cali-Jewel More than 1 year ago
Talk about your emotional roller-coaster rides... this was a thrilling, sexy, entertaining and engaging romantic journey of finding love in when you least expect it. Tyrell Ransom is sexy, strong, charming and the new men's basketball coach in need of some quick PR damage control thanks to his soon to be ex-wife. Millie Jenkins is just the sassy, sexy, fast talking PR guru to save the day. However she puts his heart at risk all at the same time.. their chemistry is explosive and hard to contain. Enjoyed this crazy wild emotional journey.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Play for Keeps is my first Maggie Wells book. Within the story of Ty and Millie’s relationship there were numerous sub stories. The story of Millie’s history with men and how it causes her to put a “time limit” on each relationship so she doesn’t get hurt and knows when to walk away was odd. I had a hard time connecting with Millie. She was in charge, all the time, and didn’t bend to fit into Ty’s life. She pushed and pushed and pushed at him and I felt her lucky that he didn’t just give up on her to move on with her life. I will say that I liked that when she was in your corner there was nothing she wouldn’t do to help you out. Ty’s story of his ex-wife was typical. Marries a young, cute college girl…he gets older… she finds a younger guy. This time the younger guy was one of her husband’s basketball players. There are a couple other twists to their story but it was the typical story. I was not surprised by much with Ty. Other than his willingness to put up with Millie’s attitude he was the normal ex-husband. I wanted to get into this story, I wanted to connect to the characters but I just couldn’t do it. This story was also pretty erotic, which is okay, but it wasn’t what I was looking for. As with every book there are people who will love this book, I just wasn’t that person.
Lorizen More than 1 year ago
I don't even know where to start with this one. I loved this book. It's a roller coaster ride of emotions that had me all over the place, which is pretty hard to do. Ty Ransom is head basketball coach for a college, quiet and gentle man who is now thrust into the press because his wife has left him very publicly for one of his star players and went pro, leaving the college as well. Millie's job is to run interference and keep the public face of the sports department at the college. She's bright, charming, thinks quick on her feet and the ultimate problem solver. She takes Ty's hand through the fall out of his public nightmare, quickly decides to divorce and moves to Nevada for the required 6 weeks to get his divorce. She got what she wanted, he got the walk away. There are some interesting insights from Ty you get when you read the story and you'll want to read this one. Ty has always had a thing for Millie. Obviously unable to act on it while married, and Millie won't allow anything until his divorce is final, the two grow closer until he's got those papers in his hand. The tables turn and the bed sheets burn as soon as he does. Millie is a tremendous tease and the banter between the two of them is great, but Millie also sends some gad awful mixed messages to Ty, always in some preemptive mode. I got a little frustrated with her at times with that, so did Ty. Their relationship continues, one step forward ten back as Millie tosses out rules she makes up as she's going. She's so obvious but I really felt bad for Ty. The poor guy really cared about her and after what he'd just been through here he is getting his chain yanked but yet another woman. Ty is at loss ends but then makes up a few rules on his own. I have to say I felt like at times she treated him like a dog on a leash! Frustrating as all get out. When a tremendous bomb gets dropped and man I didn't see that coming, it makes Ty take a step back and reevaluate things, Millie ever the problem solver guides Ty through what he needs to do first off and then Ty decides he needs so time away from Millie. Tables turned. Millie's all sixes and sevens finally admitting she loves Ty and will do what she needs to do and leans on her friends for support. I can't say much more because I can't spoil this part of the book. But it'll blindside you the way it did me. My only beef with the book was the end. Since I can't come out with the deets, I'm only going to say it was too quick, tidy, I would have liked an epilogue and left some loose ends. Too many for this girl. All in all a great read though. ***arc from NetGalley and publisher for an honest review**
rc1836 More than 1 year ago
Interesting friends to lovers sports romance I enjoyed Maggie Wells' Play for Keep the 2nd book in the A Love Games series. Millie and Ty were a great couple with some serious chemistry. I thought the plot line's twist and turns leading up to their HEA kept the story interesting. I received an advance reader copy from Netgalley.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Excellent read! It's very well written with some pretty amazing characters. There is an easy flow to the story that keeps you turning the pages. Ty Ransom is a quiet hardworking basketball head coach that is suddenly thrown big time into the public eye. His wife, well ex-wife now, has some racy photos go viral throwing Ty's world into a spin. Public relations specialist Millie Jenkins is charged with cleaning up Ty's image. A little hard to do when the white hot chemistry between them is threatening to consume them. Definitely a book I recommend.
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) I liked Ty and I liked the fact that before he acted on his attraction to Millie he waited until he was divorced. And, his wife was a character, boy...Millie is the pr person who is working on fixing the image that Ty's wife left showing her with another player. Again, I liked Ty but I was really not crazy about Millie, I found her to be annoying. I do not think that I will continue with the series.