Thursday, June 14, 2018

Playing for Keeps by Samantha Lind

Book Description

Friends with benefits—it never works. Someone always ends up wanting more.

What happens when both want more, but neither will tell the other?

Richard Murphy has been in the NHL for fifteen years, playing the game he loves. But with retirement looming in the next few years, he’s ready to settle down and start a family. There’s only one woman he wants that with, but she’s put him firmly into the friends—with benefits—category. Can he change her mind and heart, and prove to her he’s playing for keeps?

Madison O’Neal has been a lover of sports since she was young. She and her dad bonded over them, both during and after her mother lost her battle with breast cancer. Her love of sports led to a successful career as a sports agent. As much as she loves her job, what she really wants is a family—and someone to call her own. But the one man she’s head-over-heels in love with has her in the friends—with incredible benefits—category.

Can Madison and Richard find their way through the murky waters of friendship and become the lovers they secretly want to be?

Available: June 14, 2018
Indianapolis Eagles Series
Just Say Yes (Book 1) - Scott and Becca
Scoring the Player (Book 2) - Brian and Kinley 
Playing for Keeps (Book 3) - Richard and Madison

Playing for Keeps is the third book in Samantha Lind's Indianapolis Eagles series.  Each book focuses on a different couple and I thought could be read as a standalone (even though times in each book may overlap a bit).  Playing for Keeps focuses on long-time friends-with-benefits Richard "Murph" Murphy and Madison O'Neal.  Each are to scared to reveal their true feeling for one another and could potentially lose out on their happily-ever-after. 

After reading all three books so far in this series, I think Playing for Keeps is my favorite.  I liked the characters in Just Say Yes.  I didn't click with the characters in Scoring the Player (this book was just okay for me).  But I really liked Madison and Richard in Playing for Keeps.  I don't want to say to much about if or how these two get their act together and stop being so stubborn about their true feelings toward each other.  
Rating: 4 out of 5

**An ARC was provided by Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for a honest review.**

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