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.
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.
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I recommend Playing for Keeps for readers that enjoy a light romantic comedy. There were many tender moments and moments that made me laugh. Often, I did find Haley and Jason to be very immature. If you take on this read, just be prepared for a little eye rolling. However, if you are able to suspend reality for the sake of enjoyment then by all means dive right in. I will add that the epilogue was very tender and sweet. Overall, a truly enjoyable read.
Every time Haley baked for Jason...it was priceless!
“How dare you touch my cookies!” Jason said in utter disgust before popping the cookie into his mouth and heading back to his house.
“Those looked good, too,” Brad grumbled.
Haley sighed. “Don’t worry I have a second plate on my counter.” The words were barely out of her mouth when Jason abruptly changed course and headed towards her house.
“Well, there was,” she said, watching Jason walk into her house like he owned it. A minute later he walked out of her house, carrying both plates and the gallon of milk she had in her fridge. He headed back to his house, but not before he glared at Brad. “You cookie thief” they heard him mutter.
Brad rolled his eyes, chuckling. “And people wonder how I lost weight rooming with him in college.”
Really LOVE your neighbor
Read it months ago and loved it. Couldn't stop laughing through it. Found the audio version and I am sure that it will be reheard at times when a good laugh is needed. It made a great book even better. Have now bought all her other audibles.
This book is so much fun. Just re-read it and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Love their banter and Jason's crazy appetite. Very unique author.
Would & have recommended this audiobook. Great characters, sweet story, funny as hell and a little naughty to top it off.
Any time Jason expresses his love for food & how he is "starving", is hilarious.
I have enjoyed every performance Fran Jewels has done with this series. She gives each character their own personality with her readings.
I have to admit, I would love to take a few of the Bradford Clan (Jason, Jared, Trevor) to an all you can eat & just watch the show. Lol
It is one of my favorites. I have listened to it a number of times.
The Bradford appetite and the back and forth between the two main characters.
Jason. The most lovable oblivious jerk ever.
Also Jason although the female lead is not slouch either.
For a credit it was okay. Predictable in the crazy unpredictable way these stories go but not over the top annoying. Probably could do with out so many grasshopper references, the epilogue, and a couple of extra hours of back and forth.
I am a 46 year old woman who works at a Life Insurance Company and I love to listen to books to make my days go by faster.
I love the humor in this book. Its really hard to have comedy come through this well.
I am a sucker for romance and love a good comedy, so when I can get the combination of the two...I'm sold! Found this from browsing goodreads and decided to try it. It does not disappoint...go ahead and try it if you like a cute modern romantic comedy sort of thing.
I really enjoyed this story. The narrator did an excellent job in bringing the story to life. I will now listen to the second book in the series.
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