ARC Review: Rules of Contact by Jaci Burton

Posted December 7, 2016 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: Rules of Contact by Jaci Burton
Rules of Contact
by Jaci Burton

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: December 6th 2016
Series: Play by Play #12
Published by Berkley
Format: ARC
 

Recommended Read!

“RULES OF CONTACT was the perfect end of the year feel good romance.”
~ Under the Covers

No surprise here.  Jaci Burton delivers another sweet addition to the Play by Play series.  I devoured this book in one sitting, as I usually do with her books, even when I think I need sleep.  Who needs sleep really?  I was beyond excited to read this one because it features a chef along with our hot athlete.  I am a sucker for foodie stories and I was very excited to see this explored in this book.  Although I don’t think this element was explored as much as I would’ve liked (I mean… lots of sexy time opportunities while cooking or involving food could’ve been added, just saying), RULES OF CONTACT was the perfect end of the year feel good romance.

One thing that stands out about this book (and quite a few in this series) is the lack of complicated drama.  I think that’s one of the things that makes me want to read the whole thing and leaves me feeling satisfied in the end.  Flynn and Amelia don’t try to make their romance too complicated.  They start out with a professional relationship based on respect and that blossoms into friendship and trust.  This is the foundation of the romance and I think that’s why they didn’t need to do a whole lot more than cross that small boundary.

Another thing that I always love about this series is that sense of family and the bonds of friendship.  This book has a cameo appearance from the very first couple in this series (isn’t that a fun treat!!!) and it was so nice to see the ease in which they interacted with our main couple.  And of course we can’t leave out the family.  Flynn is the oldest of the Cassidy brothers (a few of whom we’ve already seen paired up) and I loved getting that time with family and to see how Amelia integrated to them.

Overall, this book just put a smile on my face and, as always, I can’t wait for the next one.

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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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Thanks for the review Francesca

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Glad there is uncomplicated drama.

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Thanks for the review, I have this on my TBR pile.