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by Jaci Burton
Released: February 1, 2011
Series: Play by Play #1
Published by Berkley Heat
I really enjoyed reading this book. I read it just in time for the Superbowl too so I was all in the right mood! If you like Jaci Burton, and I do, you’ll love this book. I just love how her writing usually flows, and her stories are hot and sweet.
This story is hot from page one…. oh wait…. It’s Smoking from the cover. *drool* This HAS to be one of the hottest covers ever! I just want to stare at it (maybe lick it). I even got my postcard of this cover from the author’s blog!!
Ok, so getting past the cover, Mick Riley is the star quarterback for San Francisco, he’s 30, he’s a laid back, family guy, who has a reputation of being a playboy thanks to his agent Liz, who throws all the hot young Hollywood stars at him. But he is tired of that. And when he meets Tara, normal girl, party planner, dedicated to her work and to her 14 year old son, he is totally and completely smitten. Of course it helps that their sexual chemistry is off the charts!
Mick is a “way-too-good-to-true” character, Tara is a bit more real, but she does have lots of issues to deal with. I really liked her son Nathan and how he and Mick were able to relate and interact. And speaking of interactions, Tara and Mick have some very very hot moments in this book, did I mention that before? Yeah? OK, I’ll move on then. Their story does has ups and downs, although at one point I thought it was all ups, but it was still interesting. Yeah maybe at times it felt just too happy-mushy and when is something going to happen, which is why I’m giving this 4 feathers, there was no tension in over 50% of the book for me, which can sometimes make the story a bit boring.
I liked Mick’s brother Gavin A LOT, and from the beginning of the book I could tell he was going to end up with their agent Liz, and even though Liz came across as the biggest bitch, I could tell there’s a lot more to her personality and that we’ll get to read in the next book. Of course I’m sucker for punishment and after reading the teaser for it at the end of this book, I can tell I’m going to enjoy that one as well. Can’t wait!
I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!
I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.