REVIEW: Playing To Win By Stacey Lynn


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. 

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



You can classify this is many different tropes I guess, Hockey Romance, Friends To Lovers, Second Chance, or even Forbidden Romance. Any way you slice it or put it you are in for a great read.

This is great at just giving you enough to know where the story of Jude and Kate starts, and how we got to where the real meant and potatoes starts in this wonderful world. I love how Jude is in touch with who he is as not only a hockey player, but a person as well, how even when he feels like he down he is not out.

I also like how them rekindling their romance didn’t fit in the normal second-chance box either. Because really there was no really first chance to let things go and grow into the first time around. But they did, and then when the so called second time comes around there is so much more fire in there from both sides that it just works when they do come together.

I love the realism of how Jude is basically pushed away from his team to heal, and how it portraits the emotions he feels during that time and how he finds new and easier ways to cope with those feelings while working as hard as he can.

I am a hockey fan for the real and I love how this was done and portrait!

– Ashton <3

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