ARC Review + Giveaway: Shot on Gold by Jaci Burton

Posted February 13, 2018 by Francesca in Reviews / 46 Comments

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ARC Review + Giveaway: Shot on Gold by Jaci Burton
Shot on Gold
by Jaci Burton

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: February 13th 2018
Series: Play by Play #14
Published by Berkley Books
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
 

Recommended Read!

“SHOT ON GOLD is packed full of heat.”
~ Under the Covers

As longtime fans of this series, when a new book comes out we always get excited.  This release in particular was exciting as it comes during the Winter Olympics and feels like just the right kind of book for the season.  And as always, Jaci Burton doesn’t disappoint.  SHOT ON GOLD is the perfect winter sports romance.

Will is part of the US Hockey team and at the Olympics for a second time.  He wants to leave behind his party days of the first time and focus on his sport.  Maybe have some responsible fun because he’s just a friendly guy!  Before the games start he’s immediately drawn to a shy figure skater who is at the Olympics for the third time and trying to finally get a gold medal.  Amber has been very sheltered by her mother her whole life.  No friends, no distractions, no fun.  Her whole life has been about skating.  But maybe it’s time she lets herself have just a bit of fun, and maybe get rid of that pesky virginity.  Will seems like just the guy for the job.

I don’t think there could be a pair of more lovable characters.  Seriously.  I genuinely liked both of them and while there isn’t a whole lot of angst in their story, I actually enjoyed the build up of their romance and relationship.  It had me smiling and wanting to see what would happen next.  Granted, I may have been expecting something to shake up their path of roses during the three weeks at the Olympics but the shoe never dropped.  In the end, I can’t be upset about that.

Don’t let this sweet description fool you.  SHOT ON GOLD is packed full of heat.  For a heroine who is just starting to explore her sexuality, Amber is extremely confident and goes for what she wants.  Much like in her career, I guess.  I think she made the perfect match for Will.

Definitely a recommendation to pick up this time of year.  It’ll leave you with a smile on your face.

 

 

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BOOK TRAILER

 

excerpt

“Yeah? What are your cravings?”

“Hmm, let’s see. Thick crust pizza with sausage and extra cheese. Lasagna. Chocolate chip cookies. Brownies. Oh, and cheeseburgers. I really love cheeseburgers. With onion rings.”

He laughed. “That’s a damn fine menu, Amber. Surely you can have some of those things at least once a week, right?”

“I get healthy proteins, like lean chicken and fish. Only when I finish a competition am I allowed to indulge.”

“Allowed? Come on, honey, you’re a grown-ass woman. You can make your own decisions.”

She looked down at her ice cream, suddenly losing her appetite for its creamy sinfulness. She pushed it aside. “I do make my own decisions. Like now. I’m full.”

Will looked over at her cup. “You barely ate two bites.”

“It doesn’t take much to fill me up.” Which was her mother’s mantra.

Eat half of what’s on your plate, Amber. You’re thin anyway, so you don’t need a lot of food.

Except she was always hungry, and drinking more water never filled her up.

“Yeah? Well I’m eating this entire cone and two scoops, which I know I’ll burn up on the ice. You should do the same.”

Will didn’t understand how hard it was for her to maintain the balance between strength and figure. But she did. She’d worked so hard, and nothing was going to derail her.

Not even the tempting chocolate raspberry ice cream that sat in front of her.

This had been a mistake. She should have never come here with Will. But since she had, she’d politely wait until he finished his ice cream and then she’d make her way back to her apartment.

“Would you like to taste mine?” he asked.

She shook her head. “No, I’m good.”

“So’s this mint chocolate chip. And I promise I don’t have germs.”

Oh, she’d love to put her mouth where he’d had his mouth. That wasn’t the issue at all. Just the thought of swirling her tongue where his tongue had been caused flames to lick along her nerve endings, making her wish they were outside where it was cooler.

“Do you like mint, Amber?” he asked.

“I do.”

He leaned forward, offering the cone. “Take a lick.”

She was going to self-combust if he kept talking to her that way.

“Okay.” She started to take the cone from him, but instead he wrapped his hand around hers and held the cone steady. She leaned forward and flicked her tongue over the top of the cone, watching the way his gaze was glued to her mouth, which only made her previous heated state grow more incendiary.

She sat back and pulled her hand from his. “It’s really good.”

“Yeah, it is really good,” he said, and Amber was certain he hadn’t been talking about the ice cream.

She’d been hit on by a lot of guys over the years, mainly at skating competitions, and especially at the international games. She’d ignored them all to focus only on her goal of winning. Never before had she been affected by flirting or guys coming on to her. She knew she’d be nothing more than a one-night stand, and she wasn’t much interested in being some guy’s forgettable bang.

But there was something about Will Madigan that intrigued her. He was hot, and had a magnificent body. She liked that they were compatible from a skating point of view, but she’d had attractive male figure skaters hit on her before and they had certainly been more compatible than Will, so what was the deal with this guy? Why him, other than she’d madly crushed on him four years ago when he’d never once even looked in her direction.

That was probably it. He’d noticed her tonight, and she felt vindicated. Plus, she was determined to live it up these games.

Though she was going to do it on her terms. She was going to be the one doing the choosing, and it was going to be on her timeline. When she was ready.

She wasn’t going to jump in the sack with the first guy on the first night.

Even if said guy was hot and sexy and had eyes that made her melt.

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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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Oh, this story sounds fun! Love the idea of a hockey player with a figure skater at the Olympics!

Timitra
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Thanks for the rec Francesca

Chris Alexander
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This sounds so good and just the catnip for this moment of time.

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Thanks for the giveaway & review. I’m watching the winter Olympics, so an ice skater & hockey player are a perfect match.

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Thanks for the giveaway, I’ve only read up to book 10 in this series. I need to catch up with these books.

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I look forward to reading this one.

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This sounds so fun! Thanks for the review!

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Enjoyed reading your review and can’t wait to read it..This series has the best covers 🙂

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Great review. Love this author and series. Best Book Covers Ever!!!!

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I have to admit besides the reputation of the author making me interested in this series and the fact that it’s about sports the thing that made me pay for print over digital was the cover <3 . I&#039m kinda sad it&#039s over but I&#039m sure she&#039s got more hotness up her sleeve. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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Sue G.

Oh, this story sounds fun! Love the idea of a hockey player with a figure skater at the Olympics!

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Awesome review and excerpt Francesca!! On my tbr gr list!! Shared on all my socials!!

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I’m all about the Olympics now so this sounds fantastic! thanks for sharing!

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Joanna m

This has been in my radar for some time. I’m so happy that it’s finally out!

Timitra
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Timitra

Thanks for the rec Francesca

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

This sounds so good and it is out at the perfect time!

Chris Alexander
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Chris Alexander

This sounds so good and just the catnip for this moment of time.

Kim
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Thanks for the giveaway & review. I’m watching the winter Olympics, so an ice skater & hockey player are a perfect match.

Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the giveaway, I’ve only read up to book 10 in this series. I need to catch up with these books.

Nancy Jones
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Nancy Jones

I look forward to reading this one.

Darynda
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This sounds so fun! Thanks for the review!

Kim Perry
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Kim Perry

Great review!! I love this series and this is great timing with the Olympics!

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Elaine G

Enjoyed reading your review and can’t wait to read it..This series has the best covers 🙂

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Chris Bails

Great review. Love this author and series. Best Book Covers Ever!!!!

Lenna Hendershott
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Lenna Hendershott

I have to admit besides the reputation of the author making me interested in this series and the fact that it’s about sports the thing that made me pay for print over digital was the cover <3 . I'm kinda sad it's over but I'm sure she's got more hotness up her sleeve. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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I love this series Thnx for the review and contest

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Awesome review and excerpt Francesca!! On my tbr gr list!! Shared on all my socials!!

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Looking forward to this!

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This is a series I follow! Her covers are mouthwatering

erinf1
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I’m all about the Olympics now so this sounds fantastic! thanks for sharing!

Joanna m
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Joanna m

This has been in my radar for some time. I’m so happy that it’s finally out!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

This sounds so good and it is out at the perfect time!

Kim Perry
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Kim Perry

Great review!! I love this series and this is great timing with the Olympics!

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Jennifer Schaber

Thanks for the review. I love this series! I have most of it in paperback. Thanks for the chance to add the next one without sending me to the bookstore.

Joanne Pezzuti
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Joanne Pezzuti

I love this series Thnx for the review and contest

Trix
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Looking forward to this!

Make Kay
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Make Kay

This is a series I follow! Her covers are mouthwatering

Laura Lovejoy-Brunk
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Laura Lovejoy-Brunk

Great review ! Ya cant go wrong with any of Jaci’s books !!

Jennifer Schaber
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Jennifer Schaber

Thanks for the review. I love this series! I have most of it in paperback. Thanks for the chance to add the next one without sending me to the bookstore.

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love all jaci’s books

Laura Lovejoy-Brunk
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Laura Lovejoy-Brunk

Great review ! Ya cant go wrong with any of Jaci’s books !!

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jodi marinich

love all jaci’s books

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Diane Sallans

Looks like Jaci wrote another good one!

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Diane Sallans

Looks like Jaci wrote another good one!

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This sounds great, awesome review!! Thanks for the opportunity!! 🙂

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Priscilla Slone

This sounds great, awesome review!! Thanks for the opportunity!! 🙂