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Playing for Keeps

A Heartbreaker Bay Novel
Written by: Jill Shalvis
Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-15

Endearing!

Great book to escape to love in a modern and conscious way. It can be enjoyed by many!

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  • Bette
  • 2019-05-05

Sadie💘Caleb A Heartfelt & Emotional Story!

Another great “Heartbreaker Bay” novel, this one is Sadie and Caleb’s story. Sadie’s life has not been the easiest, she was misunderstood by her parents while growing up, it left her damaged and with insecurities. Yet she is determined to be her own person, works two jobs to make ends meet. Caleb is a successful businessman and a self-made millionaire. One stormy night Sadie hears a noise outside and sees Caleb trying to rescue an abandoned god, she goes to help him. This event starts off their relationship, they co-parent the rescued dog. I enjoyed their story, it was a lot deeper then previous books, there was no alpha males from Hunt investigations involvement in this story, just some scenes with their better halves and a bit of Spencer, who Caleb had worked with in the past. There were a few appearances by old man Eddie too. I enjoyed this books, Sadie’s past was heartbreaking, her need for cutting but I am glad she found the strength to get past it. Caleb was a patient man, glad he did not give up on her. I am looking forward to the next book in this series!

I listened to the Audible edition, Vivienne Leheny is a wonderful narrator and voice performer. She brings the characters to life with heart and emotion, gives each their own voice and personality. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thanks for another great listen🎧

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  • Georgia Smith
  • 2019-02-21

fabulous book

I could of done without the details of the sex parts. maybe a little cleaner. The about broken couples was nicely done.

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  • jan capstick
  • 2019-02-07

Sadie & Caleb

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-06

LOVED IT

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-06

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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  • Amy L. Aucello
  • 2019-02-03

Love this!

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