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.

I’m still not over the guy who probably forgot about me long ago.


Katie and Jude have a history, though it was brief, it was a time in both their lives that has stayed with them. Even after five years, they are both still thinking about each other. They live in different states, that is until Jude heads back to his home state and comes face to face with the woman he still thinks about.

I love a good second chance romance and add in hockey it is the perfect combination! Katie and Jude were both fantastic characters and had some amazing chemistry from the very start. Jude may be a giant hockey player, but he is protective, caring, loving and just a giant teddy bear. Katie is a hard worker, she can hold her ground against Jude.

This was a pretty quick read for me and I enjoyed every single moment of the story and Jude and Katie’s relationship. Plus, the two friends, Lizzie and Garrett, and Jude’s entire family were great secondary characters and added to the overall story.

For fans of hockey romances and or second chance romances this a MUST READ.


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