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Playing for Keeps (A Pillow Talk Novel Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Kate Perry
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (423 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Over 3.5 million readers have already fallen head over heels for Kate's novels. Slip this one under your pillow...



A Pillow Talk Novel



Since her mother's death more than fifteen years before, Grace Connors has been the matriarch of her family. She's put her own dreams on hold to raise her younger sisters and keep her ex-marine father in line.



So when her sister Nell decides to get married, it's on Grace to make it a wedding their mother would have been proud of. It can't be hard to organize a party, right?



But then everything falls apart, including her budding romance with her sexy best friend Pete. Caught in the crossfire with the enemy at her back, will Grace be able to fix it all before she becomes a casualty of love?



Other Pillow Talk Novels by Kate:

PLAYING DOCTOR

PROJECT DATE




The rest of Kate Perry's fun, sexy Laurel Heights series is available now:

Book 1: PERFECT FOR YOU

Book 2: CLOSE TO YOU

Book 3: RETURN TO YOU

Book 4: LOOKING FOR YOU

Book 5: DREAM OF YOU

Book 6: SWEET ON YOU

Book 7: TAMED BY YOU

Book 8: HERE WITH YOU

Novelette: ALL FOR YOU

Book 9: MAD ABOUT YOU

Book 10: LOVED BY YOU



And get to know the Summerhills...

Book 1: SAY YOU WILL

Book 2: LOST IN LOVE

Book 3: LET'S MISBEHAVE

Book 4: STAY THE NIGHT

Book 5: ONCE UPON A DREAM

Book 6: HOW SWEET IT IS

Book 7: GIVE A LITTLE



Like strong independent women and the sexy alpha heroes who love them? Are you a fan of the greats like Bella Andre, Kristan Higgins, and Marie Force? Then try Kate's quirky romances. We think you'll love them, too.



REVIEWS:

"Kate Perry is on my auto buy list." -Night Owl Romance



"Hot! Recommended!" -Bookpleasures



"Kate's brilliant, as evidenced by the fact that she married me." - the Magic Man, Kate's husband



"I can't help the ear-to-ear smile I have plastered to my face when reading any of Kate's books... She makes me laugh out loud, even on a crowded bus!" -Donna, Public Transit Romance Reviewer



"Perry's storytelling skills just keep getting better and better!" -Romantic Times Book Reviews



"Kate's writing is fluid, with a touch of sexiness and loads of romance, just what you need to relax after a long, hard-working day." -Gabby, Romance Reader Extraordinaire



"Kate writes books?" -Kia, Kate's brother



"Kate Perry's Laurel Heights series is of my most guilty pleasures. ;) Keep on keepin' on and kickin' ass!" -R, Closet Romance Fan



"Reading Kate Perry's books is my favorite way to spend an afternoon (well..okay, my second favorite way, the husband insists I clarify...)" -M.W., Bedroom Enthusiast



"A winning and entertaining combination of humor and pathos." -Booklist


Product Details

  • File Size: 453 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix Rising Enterprises, Inc (November 30, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0089H8AQ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,276 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rules of Engagement June 20, 2012
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This is the second book I've read by author Kate Perry, and I'm just as impressed with this novel as I was with Return to You. Perry's strengths lie in her ability to tell a story and fantastic dialog. Storywise, the plot is believable without being predictable, which is what makes the story good- the characters are real people in real situations, allowing the reader to become immersed in the story. As for dialog, this is where the author's remarkable talent shines- it's more like eavesdropping on intimate conversations rather than reading words on a page. I'm happy to say that Kate Perry is now on my "must read" list. Excellent.
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45 of 59 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Had Potential But Tanked October 28, 2012
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****WARNING - SPOILERS INCLUDED IN THIS REVIEW***

I'm going to approach this from a 'Pro and Con' angle.

Reasons to like this book:
1) George the dog...and Pete was okay

Reasons I did not enjoy this book:
1) Gracie (main character) is a doormat with a martyr complex
2) Gracie's family is selfish and irritating
3) Very slow beginning
4) Nell (extremely selfish middle sister)
5) The ex Marine father is portrayed as an offensive stereotype, e.g.- non communicative except when angry...which seems like most of the time
6) The story reads like a 16 year old's idea of what 'grown up life' is like
7) Riley (milquetoast fiance of Nell)
8) Gracie's trampy best friend, Celeste
9) Gracie's tramp-in-training little sister, Chloe
10) The story amps up about the same time Gracie starts wearing pants "...with a lot of pockets on the sides" and tank tops with no bra. Unfortunately, from then on we are 'treated' to an unnecessary amount of sex scenes and descriptions of the state of Gracie's nipples. This made me long for the slow beginning
11) The use of the term 'hooked up' - spare me, PLEASE
12) Again, Nell
13) Pot smoking, 'vegetarian' future in-laws who sleep in the backyard and steal pork products (Ummm, yeah...they have the munchies so of course they're gonna swipe your food)
14) Wendall - another Marine stereotype, e.g.- dumb as a box of rocks
15) Once more...Nell
16) When Gracie isn't having sex she's thinking about it...which gives us yet another opportunity to hear about her nipples, just in case we've forgotten she has them
17) The Big Misunderstanding - which actually wasn't very big...
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Adorable! Love Kate Perry! September 6, 2012
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As with all of Kate Perrys books that I've read so far, this one is an adorable, steamy, dreamy live story. I downloaded it because it was free but it's even worth the $3 too! Download, read & enjoy! :)
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Had a hard time finishing book August 21, 2012
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I have read Kate Perry before and loved her books. This book I had a harder time enjoying. I had to force myself to keep reading. The entire book is written in the 3rd person from the main character's Grace POV. The plot was a fairly good plot but I found the dialouge extremely boring. For a good part of the first half of the book you are just going through day to day of Grace's life. Her mother passed away and she has basically raised her family including her dad. The middle sister Nell is getting married and now expects Grace to plan the wedding. Nell is a very unlikable character, one of the most selfish ones I have read in a long time. The whole family basically uses Grace as their doormat. I have read similar stories like this before but this was jut flat out boring.

There was a little love interest with Grace's best friend Pete, and even that she put her family first and wanted to hide their relationship. Towards the last 30% of the book I finally started to enjoy it. The ending was pretty good and I am glad I finished it but I can't give a great recommendation. I certainly will read a Kate Perry book again but not this one.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story! September 27, 2012
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I absolutely loved this book! It put a few smiles on my face. I fell in love with the characters!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dysfunctional Much? December 8, 2012
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The main character and her family bugged me to no end because her family was selfish and she was a EFFING PUSHOVER, I HATE PUSHOVERS! This made me feel angry by the end and I damn near tossed my computer across the room....UGH!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Playing for Keeps December 11, 2012
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This book and I did not get along well... I read a lot of books and this one I just could not get into. The characters seemed so immature I stopped early on...skipped to the last chapter...and still disliked the characters... Deleted it from my Kindle.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a hilarious turn of events one wedding can cause! November 11, 2012
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OMG! This story was great. I finished it over an hour ago, and I'm still sitting here laughing. I love books like this. They take my mind off the crazy & depressing things going on around me. This cast of characters all have their own major flaws, that's for sure. But even when they are often screaming obscenities at one another...you can still feel the love they feel for one another. And as far as the soon to be in-laws...they are a total hoot!

This book also brought out a lot of emotions for me. One minute I was laughing so hard, the next I was crying my heart out, and then I found myself cheering the characters on.

The one thing I would have loved to have seen, is a short epilogue at the end. BUT...the story was so good that I don't have the heart to rate it any lower than a 5 star rating.

Would I recommend this book? Yes! I most certainly would.
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Published 6 days ago by smoser
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read! Kept my interest all the way to the end.
I chose the book because of the name & cover image. 4 stars for the variety of characters & the fast pace plot. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great RomCom
This book is entirely too funny. I highly recommend it is you're in the mood for a light, fun book. Read more
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So good, I had to get more of her books!
Published 1 month ago by KathyPG
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This was a fun book to read. I would definitely read more by this author.
Published 3 months ago by kelly
2.0 out of 5 stars you have better things to do with your time
Not much to it.
Published 3 months ago by C.Warden
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down.
For a free download I was surprised how great it was. This is one that I would have bought. Would recommend to a friend.
Published 4 months ago by countryladyblue
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I read this book in just over 24 hours. It usually takes me at least a week to read a book. Even sat at work wishing I could be home reading. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Donna Renz
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reading... Realistic
Realistic and very funny look at how a woman can be selfless to the point of self-pity and self-inflicted mental torture. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny, Romantic and well written!
This was a family I would enjoy knowing or being a part of. The love they have for each other is enviable. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kimberly C. Winslow
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More About the Author

Kate has tangoed at midnight with a man in blue furry chaps, dueled with flaming swords in the desert, and strutted on bar tops across the world and back. She's been kissed under the Eiffel Tower, had her butt pinched in Florence, and been serenaded in New Orleans. But she found Happy Ever After in San Francisco with her Magic Man.

Kate's the bestselling author of the Laurel Heights Novels and Summerhill series, plus a few other books thrown in. She's been translated into several languages and is quite proud to say she's big in Slovenia. All her books are about strong, independent women who just want love.

Most days, you can find Kate in her favorite café, working on her latest novel. Sometimes she's wearing a tutu. She may or may not have a jeweled dagger strapped to her thigh...

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