ARC Review: Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton

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This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton
Taking a Shot

4.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: March 6, 2012
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Play by Play #3
Published by Berkley Heat
Pages: 309
Format: ARC

If you thought this book only had a hot cover then you can think again. Jaci’s Play by Play series has been blessed by the cover fairy but it also has some of the most perfect men in fiction history! There just isn’t a thing wrong with them!!!As the books before him, Ty is one hot male specimen as well as an all around nice, sweet guy. And he knows exactly how to make a woman happy. In and out of bed. *purrrrrr*

He’s a big deal hockey player but very down to earth. I love that Jenna catches his interest. She’s not his type. She has short hair, tattoos, small breasts, and a very spunky personality. The opposite of what he usually goes for really. But I love her, and obviously so does Ty.

The only problem is Jenna doesn’t date athletes. She’s had sports shoved down her throat her whole life and she doesn’t want that in her love life as well. So after one night of deliciously hot monkey sex she gives up on Ty and figures she should find that perfect non-sports-like man.

Of course, I won’t tell you what happens next! Just know that this book had me ready to spontaneously combust on more than one occasion, it is heart skipping, mind blowingly hot! Ty is just that take charge kind of man that can make your insides melt.

And at the same time I loved seeing those two put their hang ups and issues behind and face the facts that they made each other happy. Without caring what others thought, or even what they thought they should be or do.

I really don’t know why I torture myself with reading the teaser for the next books in this series, I do it everytime after I say I wouldn’t. Now, I’m twitching with need to get my hands on the next book! This one is a baaaaaad boy!

Man! Just writing this review is making me want to re-read it! Yes ladies, it’s that good! *sigh* At least I get to wake up to the sight of Jason Vendryes’ abs every morning, since I still have this by my bed.

*ARC provided by publisher

Release Date: March 6, 2012

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About Jaci Burton

Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the happily ever after in every story, which you’ll find in all her books.

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I want I want I want!


Sounds yummy, thanks for the review!


^^ i want too ut first starting with the book1^^

the covers are always great


Can’t wait to read this series. It sounds amazing. Thanks for a great review.



This book looks great and would love to win and read. Great covers for all 3 books of this series. Loved the review and definately adding series to my must/buy read list. Thanks for the recommendation.


sigghhhh….that’s all that comes to mind…the cover and the story are FABULOUS!! My copy of TAS has been on my night stand for weeks and I love waking up to it too =)


Can’t wait to get my hands on this book! Then I’ll actually have to open and read after I drool on the cover.


I know I’m fated to read this series.


OMG… this series has the *hawtest* covers! Yum!!!

Thanks for the great review! I’ve been wavering about reading this series, as I’m not a big sports fan, but I think I can get over it 🙂

Susan T.

That is one hot cover and I can’t wait to review. Thanks for the review.

Arianne Cruz

“As the books before him, Ty is one hot male specimen as well as an all around nice, sweet guy. And he knows exactly how to make a woman happy. In and out of bed. *purrrrrr* “

What other reasons could I possibly need to read this book? lol


Great review. I’ve been a fan since reading Jaci’s paranormals.


Taking a Shot(Play by Play # 3) by Jaci Burton is definitely a MUST read. Ty & Jenna’s Story sounds Ohhhh sooooo Yummmy!!! I can’t wait to read it!!!! This is another WINNER by Jaci, WAY TO GO!!!…& OMG I just LOVE the Cover Art for her Books, they are ALWAYS so mouth-watering HOT!!!!!

For those that have not read “THE PERFECT PLAY”(Play by Play #1)& “CHANGING THE GAME”(Play by Play #2), you won’t go wrong by getting the 1st 2 Books in this Series, you’ll be quite pleased. 😉

PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)

Danielle West

I can’t wait to read this!! This series rocks


I can’t wait to read this one…have been really looking forward to it’s release! I even read an interview someone had with the cover model…he was really nice as well as SMEXY!

barbbattaglia @


I have I have I have *hehehe*
It’s after midnight here already. Still, I’m gonna pull an all-nighter. Taking A Shot is waiting for me on my Kindle 🙂
_yay_ @ BookthatThing!


Thanks for the review, I’ve already decided I need this book. Oh I’m getting the print copy so I can lick the model on the cover.
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

Carol L.

Thanks for such a great review. I’m going to read the books back to back on the ones out already. The covers are gorgeous. Love them and all the excerpts and blurbs I’ve read so far.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com


I love reading these types of stories where they’re not each others usual types!!!! Great review Francesca, I can’t wait to spontaneously combust!!!

I generally don’t go ga-ga over a cover but how can you not!


Love Jaci’s writing style. This story sounds like an awesome read. It’s on my to buy list. Hot, hot, hot cover.

Sophia Rose

Ooh yah! Now that’s how a romance book should make one feel.

Sounds awesome!

Thanks for sharing the review!


Great review! I’m glad that the story lives up to that cover!


Great review,I love your rating, Jaci writing is always so powerful. I’m looking forward to reading the book. OMG hot cover model! I want him! I want him! *wahaa* I can’t have him. Oh guess I’ll just enjoy the book instead , YEAH!

Under the Covers

Thanks ladies! Don’t we all wish we could have him….*sigh* we have to settle for licking the cover, I mean, reading the book.


This series combines mytwofavorite things sports and books!

Pat L.

What a hot group of guys.

Pat L.

What a hot group of guys.


i soo have to read this thank you for the great review!

Under the Covers

Pat, a hot group of guys they are! And sooo perfect!

SiNn, yes you do!!!!!


If I see a man on a bike
I wont tell him to take a hike

fan for life,
if I cant have arc I will be full of rife

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