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Playing for Keeps Audiobook

Playing for Keeps

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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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    Suzanne FRISCO, TX, United States 01-11-14
    Suzanne FRISCO, TX, United States 01-11-14 Member Since 2015
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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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    Shannon L. Ethridge Katy, Texas 05-25-17
    Shannon L. Ethridge Katy, Texas 05-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Could have been a really good book but...."

    The sex scenes were a little much for me. Didn't enjoy that at all but the funny parts were definitely good.

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    shelley Gainesville, Fl 05-09-17
    shelley Gainesville, Fl 05-09-17

    Mrs. Darcy

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    "love the neighbor from hell series"

    I have all the books and audio books. great series and Fran Jewels makes them worth listening.

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    EnVee JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, United States 04-07-17
    EnVee JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, United States 04-07-17
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    "Drawing the Line"

    Funny,witty,sexy story of two neighbors who on the surface are two completely different people,come to find out that they have alot in common.What starts out a neighboring rivalry,turns to friendship to lovers.Fran Jewels did a great job with narration,she drew you into the story made you feel like you were an observer of all the fun.Highly recomend.

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    Jamie 11-29-16
    Jamie 11-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    This book will make you laugh. The Bradfords are hilarious. The only thing I didn't like was there was glitches throughout the reading where it would skip words. But overall very good.

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    mom of 3 little critters 11-03-16 Member Since 2017
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    "WOW HIDDEN GEM"

    Best book I've heard in a while. Funny and full of all the good stuff too. On to book 2

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    Kindle Customer 10-18-16

    I love a good contemporary romance novel.

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    "So happy to find another GREAT series"
    What made the experience of listening to Playing for Keeps the most enjoyable?

    The story was great! From start to finish. I enjoyed listening to the two "neighbors from hell" go from hating each other, to protective friends to the evitable. All the ups and downs were captivating.


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

    I loved Kristen Proby's With Me in Seattle Series. This reminds me of the same (that's a huge compliment in my book) since its book 1 in a series of related books. The sexual intensity in this book was a little less graphic but it did not slack on the romance. I really enjoyed it and didn't feel as if anything was missing. It was the perfect amount. I loved how the characters were not predictable or your average boy meets girl and fall in love with said girl...there's a story line. This book is a keeper!


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

    The narrator did a great job - that's saying something since I like to hear two (man and woman) reading the parts of the man and the woman characters. I didn't feel as if I missed the male character's voice. Fran did a great job.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The same exact title that was used for the book.


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    Sweet Angera 09-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved the story but the narrator was not accurate"

    Love the story but the narrator was off quite a few times. it wasn't accurate with book. left out or added words, even a paragraph. love the story though!

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    Kindle Customer Vancleave, Montserrat 09-01-16
    Kindle Customer Vancleave, Montserrat 09-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved It!"

    This book is so cute! The character development is perfect. I love Jason and his Little Grasshopper. The narrators did an outstanding job too. I loved this book so much I'm downloading then the second book as I'm writing this review.

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    Kindle Customer Atlanta, GA 08-31-16
    Kindle Customer Atlanta, GA 08-31-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Narrator too boring for me"

    I love the Neighbor From Hell series, they are hilarious. The Bradford men remind me of my own husband who is all about himself except for his family. Haley is this sweet, shy thing who doesn't want attention drawn to her in a bad way. Jason is this guy who is apparently built, sexy and doesn't care what people think of him because he thinks he is the greatest. They are polar opposites and they attract. Jason brings out the boldness in Haley and she brings out the sweetness in Jason. They are a perfect match. The only thing that I had a problem with was that the narrator sounded bored. She didn't do the story justice. I read the story before listening and was disappointed in the performance. She sounded too monotone, almost robotic like.

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