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This time, he’s playing to win, and the prize he’s looking to score is me.

It was a three-week fling. Nothing more than a couple of college kids having some fun, but then I did the stupid thing and fell for Jude Taylor quicker than he can score a goal on the ice. And after one beautiful night together, he left for the pros before I could make my first cup of coffee. 

I thought I’d put him behind me. I thought I’d moved on. Then he hobbles into my physical therapy office and I realize how absolutely wrong I’ve been - there’s no getting over Jude Taylor. 

But now things are complicated. Jude lives half a country away and his career is in direct opposition to my need for stability. Most of all, getting involved with him could mean losing my job and everything I’ve worked so hard for. 

Jude doesn’t seem to mind one bit and he’s all in. He might be a patient in my office, but he’s no longer the patient guy I remember. 

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Taking a Chance on Love

Title: Playing to Win
Author: Stacy Lynn
Format: Audio
Narrator: Stella Hunter, Liam DiCosimo
Genre: Romance, sports (hockey), second chance
Standalone: yes
Part of a Series: book 1 of Ice Kings
POV: Kate and Jude
Steam Level: steamy
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I love both second chance and sports romance tropes so Playing to Win was right up my alley. Playing to Win is both sweet and funny, especially Jude’s parents. This is my first book by Stacey Lynn and I’ll definitely be reading more of her.

I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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A Sports Romance!

This is the first book in the Ice Kings Series, a Sports Romance. Jude and Katie's story is a sweet and romantic second chance to love. Stella Hunter did a great job with the narration. I enjoyed it. Looking forward to listen to the next book in the Series, Scoring off the Ice.

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Playing to Win (Ice Kings #1) is a sports romance with a second chance twist told in dual pov. This is a fun, flirty romance with a bit of angst. Jude Taylor and Katie Carter's engaging characteristics and cute banter create a entertaining listen. A sweet epilogue to wrap up this winsome second chance romance


 Narrators Liam DiCosimo, Stella Hunter performance was smooth and consistent. A entertaining listen. Characters emotions were voiced.

Overall a entertaining listen.

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2nd chance.love

Jude Taylor, professional hockey player, may have career ending injuries, from a game. Jude was sent to Chicago, one of the best rehab facilities is located there.
Katie, a physical therapist happens to work there. They had a brief romantic history while in college. it was something neither one forgot about.
Now Jude wants to pursue where they left off. Katie would love that, but would she jeopardize her job and possibly losing her license?
This is a second chance romance, full of angst, secrets, self doubts,
Liam DiCosimo and Stella Hunter are new narrators for me! I enjoyed the listening to this story. I was gifted this audio and offered my honest review.

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loved this book. It had great romance along with some good hockey. Add in the minor fact that I am going to physical therapy myself I cracked up at those parts. So grabe this book and enjoy.

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Nice story

This is a nice story. I didn’t love it because I struggled to connect or care about the characters. It seemed like their story was rushed too much for me to get to know them. Other than that it’s a nice story. I like
the whole second chance story thing plus hockey added to it. I did listen to this on audio.

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GOAL!!!!!!!

I love hockey romances, so when I saw this coming out, I knew I had to listen. Jude and Katie had a brief college fling but never got over each other. Now years later, Jude finds himself in physical therapy where Kate works, and the sparks are flying. The question is, will they ignite? Second chance romances are so much fun! The history behind the couple really enriches the story and I love rooting for the couple to find their groove. Stacey Lynn gets it. She writes with fun, flirty lines, but also captures the vulnerability of both Jude and Katie.It's a feel good romance, including family teasing, witty banter and a romance that makes your heart warm. I can't wait to meet more of the team!

Liam DiCosimo and Stella Hunter are fabulous together. These up and coming narrators have their voices in sync and emulate the characters perfectly. They are great at story telling and I really enjoyed their performance.

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Loved This Story!!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this second-chance romance story and highly recommend it. The plot line was interesting with a bit of suspense built in. You’ll love swoon-worthy Jude—he’s such a thoughtful romantic who never forgot his love for and the heartache caused by Katie. Katie has a lot of self-doubt and issues to overcome for this excellent story to have a happy ending. The dual narration is excellent as Liam and Stella bring this story to life. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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Jude Jude Jude

Man oh man, Jude was such a swoon character. I love his personality and the way he never forgot Kate. I think it was a matter of miscommunication and fate they were brought back into each other's lives. I loved this story. Hot Hockey player, yes please! Liam and Stella do a great job narrating.
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Playing to Win

Playing to Win is a sweet second chance hockey romance. Katie and Jude had a brief relationship in college but haven't seen each other in a few years. When they meet again, sparks fly as their chemistry is hot and heavy. This book is a great start to what I expect will be an awesome series. Liam and Stella both did an amazing job bringing this story to life.
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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 07-17-20

Sweet hockey romance

Second chance sports romance following professional hockey player Jude Taylor as he goes back to his home town to recover from a hockey injury. Five years after he ran out on his first love, Kate Carter, he bumps into her at his physio office. Kate too, has never gotten over Jude, although she’s also not particularly happy to see him. When he suddenly left 5 years earlier to follow his dream, she refused to answer his calls, eventually blocking his number. Jude however, is not willing to let her ignore him any more and is relentless in his persuit of her. A sweet and romantic audio, narrated by Liam DiCosimo and Stella Hunter, both new to me narrators.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 09-13-20

Loved it 💕💋

I always love a good hockey 🏑 jock series 💕so glad I found this one. I look forward to more. Perfect 👌💕💜💋💜💕