Playing for Keeps

The Blake Boys

Book 19
Etopia Press
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In the game of love, you have to play for keeps.

 

Life was going perfectly for hockey player Derek Popovich, and then he went and jinxed it all. His team just won the championship. He's living with Charisma, the woman of his dreams. And to make things even sweeter, they're having a baby! Only Charisma refuses to marry him. No matter how many times he asks, she's certain being his wife will curse their happiness and ruin everything for them both. As the clock winds down to the baby's birth, he has to figure out a way to change her mind and give her the happily ever after she deserves.

 

Charisma Reed has never felt so loved, happy, and secure—and now she's found out she's pregnant! Only her mom can't stand the man she loves. And even though she's excited about being a mom, she's terrified of what it will mean for her and Derek. She loves him, but she's afraid he only wants to marry her because of the baby. Her family thinks she's nuts for turning him down, but she doesn't want the next step in their relationship to be based off obligation. Charisma has to figure out what's keeping her from the life she's always wanted, even as Derek ramps up his plans to get her to say yes. But while he's on the road, a photo of Derek and a scheming hockey bunny makes the salacious news cycle and fuels Charisma's doubts that they were really meant to be…


Keywords: interracial romance, hockey romance, bwwm,

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About the author

Rhonda Laurel is a contemporary interracial/multicultural romance writer whose two great loves are writing and landscape photography. She uses both as a vehicle to convey the complexity of the human spirit and the beauty of the world around her. The multi-published author has written many works since her debut in 2012, most notably The Blake Boys series. The extensive series chronicles the Blake family as they live and find love on the Twelve Horseshoes Ranch.

The Blake Boys world expands in 2017 with the companion series, All or Nothing. Follow the Blakes’ family and friends as they find love of their own! First up, Hard Target, Riley and Parker's story released Dec. 30th!

Other works include: Ebb Tide, Shutter, California Bored and Tourism and Memories of You. She also writes the Hollywood-themed series: Hollywood Heat, which features Star Crossed, Hollywood Rush, and Double Exposure.

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Publisher
Etopia Press
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Published on
Feb 17, 2017
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Pages
282
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ISBN
9781944138851
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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