Samantha Lind

Standalone Titles:

  • Tempting Tessa,
  • Until You ~ An Aurora Rose Reynolds Until Series Crossover novella,
  • Until Her Smile ~ An Aurora Rose Reynolds Until Series Crossover novel

Indianapolis Eagles Series:

  • Just Say Yes,
  • Scoring The Player,
  • Playing For Keeps,
  • Protecting Her Heart,
  • Against The Boards,
  • The First Intermission,
  • The Hardest Shot,

Lyrics & Love Series

  • Marry Me,
  • Drunk Girl


Playing For Keeps ~ Indianapolis Eagles Series Book 3

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Friends with benefits—it never works. Someone always ends up wanting more. 

What happens when both want more, but neither will tell the other?

Richard Murphy has been in the NHL for fifteen years, playing the game he loves. But with retirement looming in the next few years, he’s ready to settle down and start a family. There’s only one woman he wants that with, but she’s put him firmly into the friends—with benefits—category. Can he change her mind and heart, and prove to her he’s playing for keeps?

Madison O’Neal has been a lover of sports since she was young. She and her dad bonded over them, both during and after her mother lost her battle with breast cancer. Her love of sports led to a successful career as a sports agent. As much as she loves her job, what she really wants is a family—and someone to call her own. But the one man she’s head-over-heels in love with has her in the friends—with incredible benefits—category.

Can Madison and Richard find their way through the murky waters of friendship and become the lovers they secretly want to be?



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June 14, 2018

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1 review for Playing For Keeps ~ Indianapolis Eagles Series Book 3

  1. Chloe Trivelpiece

    Samantha really knows how to write a lovely, happy, romantic and steamy story!

    We have been teased with bits about Madison and Richard in the first two books of the Indianapolis Eagles series and now we get the full story!  I have been waiting anxiously for this!

    Madison is a career woman, she is a hard as nails sports agent and she works hard to support her clients.  She has had a friendship with Richard (Murph – to his friends and teammates) for YEARS and it has moved to the friends with benefits stage for a while.  But she is looking for more.  She is wanting the whole package, with feelings! And she wants it with Richard.  However, she doesn’t want to lose the fantastic friendship her and Richard have.  What’s a girl to do?  What she doesn’t realize is…

    Richard, oh my! I love his vulnerability.  He too wants more from his “friendship” with Madison but doesn’t want to chance losing her.  But when push comes to shove, he rises to the occasion brilliantly and makes sure that Madison knows where she stands with him.

    I wanted to shake the both of them for waiting soooo long, but in the end it was worth it!

    This is a low angst, lots of love romance, must read, that is classic Samantha! She is really knocking her stories out of the park and is getting better and better with each book she releases!  Well done, Samantha! Well done!!

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Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music.