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Playing for Keeps | [R. L. Mathewson]

Playing for Keeps

Done with being the world's biggest pushover, Haley decides that things are going to change starting with the aggravating neighbor who has too much charm and not enough restraint. What she didn't expect was to be sucked into his world, but Haley has a game plan and she won't let herself forget just what the bad boy next door is capable of. The last thing Jason expected was for his little shy neighbor to go Rambo on him over some ruined flowers.
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Audible Editor Reviews

R. L. Mathewson's ear for witty dialogue and tension-filled scenes is on full display in her audiobook Playing for Keeps. Haley, young and easily pushed over, has finally decided she's had enough and it's high time she takes charge of her life. When she spies her annoying neighbor ruining one of her flowerbeds, she finds her first opportunity to take charge. The only problem is, Jason, the troublesome neighbor, has a look and physique that could melt a popsicle in January. Performed by Eileen Stevens with a sultry energy, Playing for Keeps is a perfect for remedy for those cold, late nights.

Publisher's Summary

Done with being the world's biggest pushover, Haley decides that things are going to change starting with the aggravating neighbor who has too much charm and not enough restraint. What she didn't expect was to be sucked into his world, but Haley has a game plan and she won't let herself forget just what the bad boy next door is capable of.

The last thing Jason expected was for his little shy neighbor to go Rambo on him over some ruined flowers. After he decides to take her under his wing he can't help but that notice that she fits very nicely in his life. Now the only left is to convince her that this is anything but a game.

©2011 R.L. Mathewson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Jordy United States 11-26-13
    Jordy United States 11-26-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "What a fun sexy contemporary romance!"

    This story was sweet, romantic, and fun! The characters were lovable & I enjoyed the playful interaction between them. The story line was simple, and although it wasn't action-packed, I did not want to put this book down. Jason Bradford loves women, just doesn't love them enough to start a relationship with him. After five years of getting the cold shoulder from his neighbor, he is delightfully surprised to find out she is a baseball fan, cooks sinfully delicious goodies, and a total blast to hang with. As a unique friendship develops, both Jason and Haley find themselves dating each other without actually dating one another, only time will tell if it will develop into something more. Jason and Haley are adorable, sweet and kept me laughing out loud throughout the entire book. Jason is absolutely delicious and his obsession for baked goods was freaken hilarious. Haley is your typical shy bookworm but she's got a lot of sass and fire underneath it all and it was really great to see her come out her own shell. The off the charts chemistry between these two was simply irresistible and steamy as hell. The characters are both wacky, and their behavior is off the charts unbelievable. This is a real feel good, pick me up type of book, that'll have you laughing in no time. Loved it!





    24 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    K. Ciccone Waltham, MA, United States 11-27-13
    K. Ciccone Waltham, MA, United States 11-27-13 Member Since 2011

    I was born with a reading list, so long , I will never finish.

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    "Excellent read"
    If you could sum up Playing for Keeps in three words, what would they be?

    Funny,well written ,adult


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both Jason and Haily


    What does Eileen Stevens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Excellent voices brings you into story it moves so fast I laughed so much


    Who was the most memorable character of Playing for Keeps and why?

    Jason well rounded


    Any additional comments?

    Read or listen to this book I recommended highly very well written and funny real life situations

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MiiSarah Missouri 12-09-13
    MiiSarah Missouri 12-09-13 Member Since 2013

    MiiSarah

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    "Great story and narrator!!"
    Would you listen to Playing for Keeps again? Why?

    Absolutely!! A narrator can make or break a story for me! She made an already great book into an even better story!! This series is one of my absolute favorites! The characters and side characters are great! I have actually been crying laughing at some of the scenes! Just a great book!! Totally with a purchase or a credit!


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Boredom Rochedale South, Australia 12-04-13
    Boredom Rochedale South, Australia 12-04-13 Member Since 2012

    reviewed wrong book for one more day

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    "I really liked this book"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Playing for Keeps?

    I absolutely loved the banter between the two main characters. They were very entertaining


    Which scene was your favorite?

    favourite scene is when Haley has Jason in handcuffs at the end.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne FRISCO, TX, United States 01-11-14
    Suzanne FRISCO, TX, United States 01-11-14 Member Since 2013
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    "It was OK."
    What did you like best about Playing for Keeps? What did you like least?

    The first half of the book definitely captured my attention. It was engaging and I looked forward to seeing the characters develop. I grew tired of the "grasshopper" comments, as I thought it sounded weird. And then the story just went downhill pretty fast and couldn't keep my attention.


    Would you recommend Playing for Keeps to your friends? Why or why not?

    I finished the book, so I can't say that I wouldn't recommend it. It was a sweet, innocent, romance book.


    What about Fran Jewels’s performance did you like?

    Performance was really good.


    Could you see Playing for Keeps being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. There isn't enough of a deep story line.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    jane Pigeon Forge, Tn. 03-25-14
    jane Pigeon Forge, Tn. 03-25-14 Member Since 2009

    jdk

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    "Be prepared to laugh out loud at this one!"
    Where does Playing for Keeps rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This one ranks up on the top!


    What other book might you compare Playing for Keeps to and why?

    No comparison! It's been a long time since I have enjoyed a book like this one.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Many scenes were my favorite. All the way through this book was my favorite scene.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh, but, there were times when I got really worried they would break up for real. That would be bad. These two are made for each other.


    Any additional comments?

    Have to give the narrator a big thumbs up on this one. Great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. Smith louisiana 03-19-14
    R. Smith louisiana 03-19-14 Member Since 2009

    For as much as I read and listen you would think by now that I would know how to spell lol. I read at least 5 books a week there are times I have gotten up to 10 in a week.

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    "Oh Jason!"

    This is one of the best most funniest books I have ever read. Besides the 2nd and 3rd book in this series. If you ever need a book to put you in a good mood I highly recommend this series. It will have you laughing till you cry. The romance is awesome. Love scenes smoking hot. I will definitely be reading this series again and again!
    I love that the hero's name is Jason. I always have been a sucker for a guy name Jason lol.

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    Krystal United States 03-16-14
    Krystal United States 03-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great series but poor audiobook"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have read everything by this author and she has never disappointed me! I would definitely recommend the ebook versions but the not the audiobook. I purchased all the audibooks available by this author, since I already had the kindle versions I received a discount for the audiobooks (I love listening to them while I am cleaning.) That being said, the editing of performance is so bad, there is a lot of skipping and repeating that is very distracting. This is a recurring problem in each of the audibooks by R.L. Mathewson. If you are able I would definitely recommend reading the books and skipping the audio!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Randburg, South Africa 03-09-14
    Richard Randburg, South Africa 03-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Gave up halfway through"

    Storyline was too improbable (doormat girl transforms overnight into one of the guys, bad boy Jason into protective lover). If we are to excuse a bad story in the name of a good romance, it failed to work for me. The narration is good - its all that is.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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