This book has all the warm, fuzzy comfort of a small town community, including a predictable group of gossipy old ladies. Choc-full of lovable charac..Show More »ters, with one obvious exception, this story is fairly soaked in feel-good vibes. The central themes are family and community and the two are easily interchangeable. The slower, natural flow of the growing relationship between Jase and Callie fits with their histories and responsibilities. The only downside is that, while this is a stand alone story, there are mentions to events from earlier books in the series. I enjoyed this audio book and find myself feeling curious about other books in the series.
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A little lacking but still important in the series
While Roxy and Cade' s story is sweet, it lacks substance. But that is alright because this series has a lot of interesting characters who more than f..Show More »lit through the books. There are references to incidents in previous books and the slow development towards future romances and stories. Playing for Keeps definitely uses the other characters and their stories to bulk up the plot, including what may be important events effecting the community.
That said, I am looking forward to the next book in the series because it is hard not to like, and therefore commit, to the characters and community in this series.
i really enjoyed this audiobook. i love this series. I love how each story could be stand-alone but realy it is best to read the series in order. The..Show More » characters reappear, the relationships grow and develop and the plot thickens. Ciana Stone makes it very easy to commit to the story, characters and series.
Both Cody Sweet and Jaxon Riggs are characters that have featured prominently in previous books. Their chemistry has been brewing under the surface thus far and in this book it comes to a head. Choices have to made and changes embraced. Of all the characters, these two are the most accommodating. They just needed a nudge in the right direction.
Hannah Sweet and Cooper Quinlan have thus far been hot and heavy, headed straight for the altar. Their perspectives change and they are forced to look at themselves and their choices.
This story comes with love, family old and new, loss, sadness, joy, a hostage situation, a little angel touch and a wonderful HEA. J. Scott Bennett brings it all to life with his well matched narration.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.