Saturday, 17 May 2014

A Review for The Perfect Play (Play by Play #1) by Jaci Burton

21218619Posted by Donna
Release Date: December 3rd, 2013
Finished Date: April 25th, 2014
Publishers: Entangled Select
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance 
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
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The Perfect Play is the first in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jaci Burton's "must-read" (Fresh Fiction) Play-By-Play series, and an erotic story about love and the games people play from the queen of contemporary sports romance. Perfect for fans of Lori Foster, Maya Banks and Jill Shalvis.

Could love throw this all-star off his game? 

For years Mick Riley has enjoyed the fame, fortune - and girls - that come with being a pro athlete. So he's surprised to find he wants more than a one-night stand after a steamy and passionate encounter with confident, beautiful Tara Lincoln.

Too bad Tara's not interested in getting to know football's most notorious playboy any better. As the single mother of a teenage son, the last thing she needs is to be thrust into the spotlight of the jet-set lifestyle of a heartbreaker like Mick Riley. But when Mick sets his mind to win, nothing will stop him. And he has the perfect play in mind . . .

Keep to the field with the next in Jaci Burton's Play-By-Play series or get off the beaten track in small town Oklahoma with Hope Flames, the first in Burton's new contemporary romance series.

The Review: Sizzling hot, emotional and damn right sexy, The Perfect Play is an unputdownable book once you start reading! 

Mick Riley has it all, the perfect life, a fantastic career, and more money that he could possibly need and women throwing themselves at him. However, once Mick meets event planner Tara Lincoln, who is a single mother trying to support her teenage son; he realizes he’s not happy in the life he’s living. He’s missing something and that something is Tara. Once she’s in his life, Mick cannot let her go and continues to peruse her even though she is reluctant. Can Mick get the girl of his dreams he didn’t even know he was waiting for – or will Tara’s reluctant stop them from having the happiness they both deserve. 

The Perfect Play was my first venture into Jaci Burton’s work and I have to say, I bloody loved it! At the time of reading this, my last few reads had been just okay, but this blew my socks off and I seriously couldn’t put it down because I found the writing and the story so addictive. 

I find the more and more I read of sport related themed books, the more and more I enjoy them, which is weird because I’m not one for watching them on TV. I think it all comes down to how the author corporates the sports into the book and I loved how Jaci worked it within this stories. It was just enough information to keep you entertained throughout and constantly root for Mick. 

The main of the story is about the relationship between Mick and Tara – both I loved. Their story was emotional and super intense. And I loved every minute of it.

In all, this was definitely won't be the last Jaci Burton book I read!

Thank you to Headline Eternal for the opportunity to review this book, in exchange for an honest review. 

1 comment:

Michelle Chew said...

I don't watch sports on TV too but I don't mind reading sports themed books. Great review! Definitely sounds like a good read!