The Perfect Play
Author: Jaci Burton
Publisher: Berkley Heat
Well the cover is pretty appealing. But basically I’ve heard some good things for this novel.
Summary taken from Chapters/Indigo.ca:
The last thing event planner Tara Lincoln needs is the jet-set lifestyle of a football pro like Mick Riley; even though their steamy and passionate one-night stand proved that Mick is an all-star-both on the field and in the bedroom.
Tara played the game of love once and lost big, and she doesn''t intend to put herself out there again, especially with a certified heartbreaker. But when Mick sets his mind to win, nothing will stop him. And he has the perfect play in mind to catch this sultry vixen.
Warning the book is definitely 18+.
Well this novel is not for the faint of heart. Because Mick Riley he will make you faint. He knows what he wants and he gets it. I guess he knows everything except his feelings, but he figures that out fast. Tara…well she tries to take on the world. Mick teaches Tara how to relax and what family can really be like. I have to admit that I’m always sceptical about reading these types of books but thankfully there was a lot of dialogue, and an actual story line. Although don’t get me wrong sometimes the sexual aspect of the story felt like it fit in other times it just seemed awkward. I have no clue if that is because I’m not use to reading these types of novels, or it was just plain awkward.
I guess that would be up to you to find out.
Mick: Awesome guy. All around good guy, and doesn’t mislead. There are no games with Mick other than football; otherwise he is very straightforward.
Tara: her independent personality with the trait of putting the world on her shoulders is shockingly familiar. And her perseverance through what she went through is kind of awesome.
Like I said, sometimes things were just awkward. But, that could just be the genre.
Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):
Overall the writing was well done, and the story was one that I rather enjoyed. I wasn’t confused nor was I confused with the over use of sports jargon because there wasn’t any. Although I cannot say the characters were realistic their determinations and abilities to mask their emotions are something right out of the real world. The only aspect of the writing, other than some sexual scenes, that was awkward was near the end the point of view changed momentarily to Mick’s brother Gavin. Kind of out of the blue, however it was an opening for the second novel.
Next In the Series:
Changing the Game (#2)->Click for Review
Taking a Shot (#3)
Playing to Win (#4) ETA: September 4th 2012
Thrown by a Curve (#5) ETA: March 2013
One Sweet Ride (#6) ETA: June 2013
Viewer Type Recommendation:
If you love sport stories, romance novels, and hot men this is your play book.
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