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Playing For Keeps (Irresistible Billionaires Book 5)

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Fake it till you make it.

CEO Justin Hollinsworth’s playboy ways have his board of directors in a tizzy. Apparently, him bedding a different beauty every night somehow offends the company’s morality clause. The penalty of which could be sharing his CEO title with his brother. So far, his billionaire status has bought him the upper hand. But time is running out. His only opt
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Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published February 18th 2020
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Ga Books LoverX
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Playing For Keeps is a Second Chance/Enemies to Lovers romance that shows you that sometimes you need to be honest with yourself and others, even it if it is hard. Miscommunication is definitely high up on the list for how relationships can be ruined. Lucky for our main characters (and us) a chance situation is going to thrust them back together, the question is what happens when the situation ends?!?

My heart aches for both Mercedes and Justin and all the pain they went through when they were gr
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Lillian
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Final book of series. Pretty good.
Julie Kirby
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its been a great series, and I wondered how Justin and Mercy were going to work it out. Justin, playboy, never got over is first love, although she never knew she was his first love.

Mercy also hadn't got over her first love, and gain he did not know anything about it either.

They both had a lot of pent up feelings, but had never talked to each other about them, which meant they both struggled with seeing each other years later.

Was their arrangement wrong? probably not! they wern't hurting anyo
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Jennifer Pierson
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Playing For Keeps is a different twist from enemies to lovers romance. See, Justin & Mercedes were best friends whose bond kept getting stronger as they battled painful demons, until a situation arose which destroyed everything, and as adults, they're ex-besties with a side of enemy mixed in. When the board of the family company Justin is CEO of decides he needs to marry to fix his scandalous playboy image, he's got to find a bride quickly, and since he's only willing to concede to a fake one, h ...more
Sharrice
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
See full post with giveaway and teasers: https://reesesreviews.blogspot.com/20...

Justin and Mercedes were best friends going up. Justin was Mercedes's first kiss, first make-out, and only love. The two play a constant back and forth and refuse to tell each other how they feel until it's too late.

Justin had a lot of unnecessary hurts he was going through in this story. He left betrayed when Mercy started dating someone else and so he lashed out and hurt her so many years ago. Now with Mercy back
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5 stars

Justin and Mercedes have a history. Best friends growing up who have a falling out as teenagers, leads to harsh feelings that still exist. When their paths cross and they each could use the other one’s help, an arrangement is made. Their relationship has a constant underlying current of sexual tension, yet both are oblivious to the other person’s true feelings. As time goes on, and events occur, they begin to grow closer again, but both are afraid to be hurt. Neither one knows how to hand
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Larissa Rye
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book written by Ashley & I really enjoyed it. I loved the storyline, the characters were great & the ending was perfect. Usually I’m not a fan of books that have flashbacks but these small memory flashbacks were perfect. Not too long, they were sweet & they actually contributed to the story & made you better understand the relationship between Justin & Mercedes. I will most certainly be checking out her other books in this series & her other books. I give this book 4-1/2 stars ...more
Jeanne
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If only young best friends could have talked about their feelings before they imploded! Now as adults, he is pretty antagonistic towards her and she has never known what she did wrong, even many years later. A relationship of convenience will fix his PR problem with work and he will help her event planning business keep from failing. Win-win. Enter people who don't believe they are real, drama, and the real feelings they keep trying to ignore. Good read! ...more
Messy Bun Book Blog
Justin & Mercedes....these two surprised me with how much I liked them. Justin is a cocky CEO and a womanizer, when his habits with women get him in trouble he needs to "settle down" and who better than his former best friend?!
I loved seeing these two try to figure out their relationship. Mercedes has been into Justin since they were kids and her trying to control it was so goood! I loved the tension!
This was book 8 in a series but can definitely be read as a standalone!
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Lisa H
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked Mercedes.
Justin, not so much.
He’s a player, so much so, he’s in trouble with the board. How does he intend to solve the issues his own unsavory behavior caused? Like that he’s in a real relationship with Mercedes. It’s a transaction for him. For her, it’s so much more.

I can recommend.
Isha Coleman
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Sassy, sexy with a sense of humor and a dash of sensitivity. Playing for Keeps puts the senses at full alert with rising temperatures, saucy dialogue and the perfect amount of heart. Bostock doles out a spicy twist of fun.
Kirstie Davis
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Justin and Mercedes were a great ex friends/enemies to lovers coupling. There's plenty of feels, some humor and sexiness to keep you satisfied all the way to the end! ...more
Nancy Metsch
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book by Asjhley and it was amazing
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Ashley Bostock was born and raised in Colorado where she currently resides with her husband, two children, her dog and two cats.

She loves reading, writing, and music and is always trying to find more time in the day to incorporate all three. Seeking an outlet and pursuing her life-long passion for writing, she began composing her first novel in late 2013.

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