ARC Review: Straddling the Line by Jaci Burton

Posted July 1, 2014 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Straddling the Line by Jaci Burton
Straddling the Line
by Jaci Burton

4.5 Stars


Released: July 1, 2014
Published by Berkley
Pages: 320
Format: eARC

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“Prepare to swoon, drool and sweat.  STRADDLING THE LINE is romantic and tender but also spicy and sexy.” ~ Under the Covers

Meet Trevor Shay.  Well, we’ve met him already in previous books and I personally was anxious to read his book because I could tell there would be some crazy sparks that would fly between him and Haven. Trevor just became my favorite book boyfriend in this series right after Tyler Anderson.  He is hot, sweet and just perfect.

One thing I was surprised by with this book was the relationship between Trevor and Haven.  She always had a crush on him since college and he couldn’t have looked at her twice back then.  The daughter of his dorm parents though, they always had a close relationship.  But when Haven’s mother manages to put them in a situation of really close proximity, and just as I was expecting, sparks start flying!  They get along great right from the start when I thought they would be more at each other’s throats.  And I loved that!

I also loved Haven.  Her easy going attitude, she doesn’t take herself too seriously when is not necessary, she’s playful, she’s caring, she’s independent.  She was pretty much the perfect heroine for the perfect hero.  Did I say perfect enough? But she really is a cool chick, that immediately warms you up to her.

Another great thing about this book is the interrelations with friends.  All of our favorite characters, almost, are back.  With Trevor playing for two teams we have access to the Rileys again and their women, as well as some of Trevor’s best friends from college and their girls.  Haven fits right in with them and that feeling of friendship and family that I love is strong in this book.

But what can I say other than I devoured this book in one sitting?  Prepare to swoon, drool and sweat.  STRADDLING THE LINE is romantic and tender, funny, but also spicy and very sexy.  Jaci Burton once again with a winner.  Not sure if in Trevor’s case it should be a home run or a touchdown.  😉

Favorite Quotes:

“We talk cock around here.”

“He was living in Wayne Manor.  Was he Batman?”

“I said I love you.  Want me to say it again?” 

*ARC provided by publisher

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THE PERFECT PLAY: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
CHANGING THE GAME: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
TAKING A SHOT: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
PLAYING TO WIN: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
THROWN BY A CURVE: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
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HOLIDAY GAMES: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
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QUARTERBACK DRAW: Amazon | GoodReads


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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Thanks for the review Francesca


I swear jaci burton has the HOTTEST covers!

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