Playing For Keeps

Playing For Keeps

by Kathryn Shay

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Welcome to Sexy Men...Sassy Women

A bestselling author, a medevac pilot, a hotshot lawyer, a bodyguard, a football coach and a children's book author...all sexy, sensitive men who can be stubborn and infuriating.

A reclusive artist, a CEO, a family court judge, a businesswoman, a college professor and a celebrity food channel host... all successful, smart and sassy women who try to tame the men they love.

In PLAYING FOR KEEPS, the Buckland Bulls professional football team sets up their summer training camp at Beckett College, and former linebacker, Mike "The King" Kingston, now a celebrity coach, upsets Dr. Jacelyn Ross' academic life. First he mistakes her for a student where, in reality, she heads the business department. Then he accuses her of being a biased, stuffy teacher. But when he muscles his way into her personal life, and worse, falls for her, Jacelyn experiences a totally different kind of emotion. Faced with accusations of professional misbehavior, Jacelyn won't admit she likes the rugged coach and, eventually, that she's fallen in love with him. Because they can't avoid contact, tension mounts.

Based on the football training camp of the Buffalo Bills at a college in upstate New York (where the author did extensive research), PLAYING FOR KEEPS combines real life conflict with a fictional love story that will knock your socks off.


"The best thing Ms. Shay does is create a strong sensual tension between two people with two very different goals. Congratulations Ms. Shay for a deeply emotional and well thought out story." The Best Reviews

"A great hero...sympathetic as all get out...decent, warmhearted...a good dad...treats the new woman in his life like a princess." The Romance Reader

"Kathryn Shay scored the winning touchdown with this sweet tale of love." The Best Reviews

Don't miss all the books in the Sexy Men...Sassy Women series. While not connected by characters and plot, in all six books, you'll find the men sexy and women sassy.

The Betrayal (Sexy Men...Sassy Women Book 1)

Stay With Me (Sexy Men...Sassy Women Book 2)

Ties that Bind (Sexy Men...Sassy Women Book 3)

The Bodyguard ((Sexy Men...Sassy Women Book 4)

Playing for Keeps (Sexy Men...Sassy Women Book 5)

Dancing in the Dark (Sexy Men...Sassy Women Book 6)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015500639
Publisher: Kathryn Shay
Publication date: 09/30/2012
Series: Sexy Men...Sassy Women , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 295,270
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Kathryn Shay has been a lifelong writer and teacher. She has published 48 romance novels with the Berkley Publishing Group and Harlequin Enterprises, 1 mainstream women’s fiction with Bold Strokes Books and several self-published works. She has won five RT Book Reviews awards, four Golden Quills, four Holt Medallions, the Bookseller’s Best Award, Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year and several “Starred Reviews.” Her novels have been serialized in COSMOPOLITAN magazine and featured in USA TODAY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and PEOPLE magazine. There are over five million copies of her books in print, with thousands sold online. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and children.

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Playing For Keeps 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read The Betrayal first and was excited to find the author and her writing style. Then I bought p Playing for Keeps because I like football but it was just a sappy romance. Nothing like the suspense in The Betrayal. I'll try one more. Hope I choose well.