Playing To Win by Ashlie Knapp – Review by Debi Kircher

Playing to Win (Playing Series, book 1)Playing to Win by Ashlie Knapp
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Playing To Win by Ashlie Knapp
5 twitterpated stars!! 🙂

Callie Thompson is 21 years old and a journalism student at University of Oklahoma, with hopes of becoming a sports broadcaster when she graduates. She is an Oklahoma City Thunder dancer, which helps pay her tuition and also gets her foot in the door for her future. Losing her Mom at a young age and being raised by her awesome Dad she’s always been just a bit tomboyish, she loves her sports but especially basketball. She’s been feisty and competitive her whole life. She has amazing friends and a loving father. Her biggest rule in life is no dating athletes. Her past experiences have taught her that they are all alike and the heartbreak is just not worth it.

Kyle Kelly is 26 years old and star player for the Thunder. His team is looking at a possible championship this season and that’s all he wants is an NBA title. The youngest of five kids and the only boy, he was brought up learning southern manners, how to be a gentleman, and learning how to work hard. After one of his games Kyle has a chance to meet the feisty dancer when she literally runs right into him. Shocked by how she’s not falling at his feet and pledging her undying love to him he realizes this is someone he wants to get to know. It takes a bet and a game of H.O.R.S.E. to get his chance. Can he prove to her that he is worth the chance? Can he change her mind and prove he’s not like all athletes as she believes?

This is an awesome book, I read it in one sitting and there are two more after this one that I’m already chomping at the bit to read. The author did an awesome job building each one of these characters and their comical interactions were fantastic. I’m looking forward to finding out who the next two books are about. I no doubt will be adding her to my favorite author list. Loved it!!!

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