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Playing for Keeps

A Heartbreaker Bay Novel
Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

If you’re planning on falling in love...

When it comes to the confident, charismatic Caleb Parker, Sadie Lane feels the spark - the kind that comes from rubbing each other the wrong way. She’s yoga pants, he’s a suit. She’s a tattoo artist, he’s a straitlaced mogul. But after they accidentally co-rescue an abandoned dog from a storm, Sadie sees a vulnerable side to the seemingly invincible hottie.

...you’d better be sure...

Caleb doesn’t do emotions. Growing up the underdog, he’s learned the hard way to build up an impenetrable wall. Perfect for business. Disastrous for relationships. He’s never worried about it before - not until he finally gets behind Sadie’s armor and begins to fall.

...someone is there to catch you.

Both guarded and vulnerable, Sadie and Caleb are complete opposites. Or are they? Shocked at their undeniable connection, can they ever admit to wanting more? That all depends on what they’re each willing to risk.

©2019 Jill Shalvis (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Sadie & Caleb

WOW! Jill has done it again!!! Great story and characters. She had me hooked from the first page!

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LOVED IT

Narrator was excellent. Great joob! really enjoye the book. Did not want to put it down.

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New resolution - don't stay with a story you can't

I thought perhaps it was because of my own mood, but I had to quit this story. I, like many others who left reviews, consider myself a Jill Shalvis fan. I am usually an Audible Book reader so narrators can affect my enjoyment of a book. I tried soeeding up the narration and it didn't help. The narrator's voice is flat and unemotional. It may have been on purpose to translate depression. I'm not sure. But it made the lack of connection with the characters even harder to take.
When I feel I am not making a connection with a book, I typically search for other reviews and sometimes I'll find encouragement to keep reading, meaning others had difficulty relating to the characters early on. But stick it out and find the story and chemistry will get better.
Unfortunately, I found that it's not just me.
If you are a fan, be warned this story deviates from the usual for Shalvis.
For me, it missed the mark very early on, and I'm sorry to say I will not be finishing it.

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Love this!

Caleb is perfect, and Sadie is frustrating. But the story is very sweet. Jill Shalvis gets better with each book!