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One Sweet Ride (Play-by-Play #6)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  6,723 ratings  ·  420 reviews
Gray Preston was born into money, but he’s built his racing empire on hard work and muscle. And now that Gray has millions of fans, his senator father sends one of his aides, Evelyn Hill, to elicit Gray’s help in garnering votes for the upcoming national election. Gray wants nothing to do with his estranged father’s campaign, but Evelyn can be pretty persuasive. She’s will ...more
ebook, 263 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Penguin Group (USA)
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Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
3.5 's

My Thoughts:

I was really looking forward to Gray's story after meeting him in Garrett's book, Thrown by a Curve. Gray and Garrett went to college together along with a couple other friends, Drew and Trevor.

Evelyn actually works for Gray's father, who he is somewhat estranged from. Evelyn wants Gray to come on board for his Dad's political campaign to help bring in voters.


Unfortunately, I didn't really feel the connection between Gray and Evelyn. Evelyn just seemed too hard and cold f
Oct 02, 2012 Sheryl marked it as to-read
OH *SQUEAL*!!!!!!!!!!! LOOK AT THAT SMOKIN HOT MAN... ERRR.. COVER... LOL!!!! Seriously this series has the BEST covers of ANY SERIES OUT THERE!!!!!!!!
Jun 28, 2013 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; fans of contemporary/sports/erotic romance
Not my very favorite of the consistently excellent Play By Play series, but a good read nonetheless. And it features the second best cover of the whole smokin' hot series, after this The Perfect Play (Play by Play, #1) by Jaci Burton, of course.:)

Gray Preston is a successful race car driver (NASCAR/ stock cars). Leanly muscled, dark hair, whiskey-colored eyes (just look at the cover model...)
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Anyway, Gray is loaded, due to his inheritance from his late grandfather, and his winnings as a driver/owner. Gray is happy with his life as it stands--
Nicole Angela Bee Bee
This girls job is to post on facebook? Lol.
i read this book concurrently with book 5. The books are identical with the exception of baseball versus racing. Both glorifying a sexual relationship as enough to make a marriage. Strong women, weak whiny men.
If you have to chose between the two, i'd say go for the baseball one.
The race car driver was hotter and he was a closet bazllionaire, so he spoiled her nicely. But the baseball one had a sweet
I finished this and didn't feel anything. Really, unremarkable read with characters you forget as soon as you finish book. :\


::trying to form coherent sentence::
I know Jaci is known for her smoking hot covers, and her most famous is, I believe, The Perfect Play.
But look at this cover!!! This man is pure perfection! He's not too bulky or butch. He is absolutely perfect! Definitely my favorite.

Wow! Take a look at that cover! <3 <3 <3

With this book we are no more with the Riley family. We met Gray in the previous book, he's one of Garrett's besties.

I really liked Gray and Evelyne and how their relationship evolved. I also liked the insight into the car racing world but the last part was a bit too sweet for me and some of the interactions still seemed "forced" to me.

Slow start. Nothing but sex in the middle. Fast cheesy ending.

Evelyn was my big hang up. She was flat and boring. The career oriented independent woman (so we are told) was nothing but Gray's sex toy. The only way we saw her was on her back, her knees, or being carried to the bedroom in Grays strong arms. Brownie points for keeping the sex from being repetitive though. As often as it happens, Burton changed it up each time (mostly).

All Scenes meant to endear me to Evelyn felt like a huge "Wink,
Review originally posted here:

I have been a longtime fan of Burton, and when she started this series, my inner sports fanatic jumped up and down in glee. I was a little hesitant about reading a stock car racing book, only because I don’t understand the sport, nor do I have any desire to. But my love of all things Play-by-Play won and I gobbled this the second it hit my doorstep.

Gray is the son of a senator, and found out the hard way that the life he want
This was more like 3.75. I liked it but there was something missing. I like Jaci Burton's writing style and her stories but the last two books were a little disappointing. I think I wanted more chemistry. I will definitely continue to read Play by play Series. The next book sounds much more interesting.
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: C+

Evelyn is working for a potential vice presidential candidate and she wants his son to endorse his father and hopefully bring with that endorsement new voters. The son is Gray Preston, a very popular race car driver but too bad for Evelyn, he’s been estranged from his father for years and has no desire to help him climb the political ladder. Evelyn doesn’t take no for an answer and with a little nudge from Gray’s mom, he reluctantly agrees
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
4.5 stars

I’ve been anxiously awaiting Gray’s story since he appeared in THROWN BY A CURVE. Why? Well, the stock car driver thing for one. Having read a whole series (by Erin McCarthy) that centers around that sport, I already had a soft spot for that. I couldn’t wait to see what Jaci would do. And as always, Jaci delivers and then some.

ONE SWEET RIDE is not just the story of a stock car driver. There are so many layers to Gray that we get to slowly see. His father is a politician so there’s a l

One Sweet Ride es el sexto libro de la serie Play By Play de Jaci Burton y narra la historia de Grayson y Evelyn.
Soy una gran fan de esta serie ( y de las portadas * sonrojo * ) desde que hace unos años descubri el primer libro y tenia muchisimas ganas de leer la historia de Gray, ya que desde el libro anterior me causo mucha curiosidad.
One Sweet Ride es una buena lectura : ligera y entretenida, aunque reconozco que el comienzo se me hizo un poco lento pero luego la historia se desarrolla a un r
4.5 stars

As per usual like we are used with, Jaci Burton delivers again another amazing book in the Play by Play series.
I absolutely loved this book, from the story line, the plot, the chemistry between the characters and the Hot Sex scenes. Just Awedome.

Full review to be posted.
Wow this was just boring. I loved the earlier books in this series but the last two, meh. The characters had no chemistry and I just wasn't interested in their story. Still love Jaci Burton but this one just didn't do it for me.
Play by Play #6
Gray Preston is a race car driver/team owner which he built by himself. His father is a senator but they do not get along. His father sent Evelyn Hill to convince Gray to help him get the vice-presidential nomination. Gray refuses and Evelyn calls his mother who flies in to convince Gray to do it for her. He says he will help his mother. But Evelyn misunderstands and starts putting out press releases saying he's backing his father all the way. Gray gets angry.
Evelyn and Gray have
Sep 04, 2012 Annaiss marked it as to-read
Señora Burton, ¡usted siga agregando libros a la serie, caray! Entre más ¡mucho mejor!
I thought that the author did an okay job with this book. I have definitely read better books by Jaci Burton, but it was still entertaining. I never did warm up to Evelyn... I found her to be too cold and distant, combining to make a dull character without much life. Also, near the end, she reacted badly to Gray and what happened, which irked me to no end... (view spoiler) ...more
Cocktails and Books
3.5 Stars

From the minute I met Gray in THROWN BY A CURVE, I've been dying for his book. There was just something about how this man sat at that lodge drinking with his best friends that had me. While Gray

Grayson Preston is a star of the NASCAR circuit. He's kept his racing life very separate from his personal life because of a falling out with his father. However, with the Presidential race heating up that wall he built between work and personal comes crashing down when political aide, Evelyn H
If you're already a fan of this series, you like this bk. Decent story (yep, another story about race car driving that my snob self actually liked...not the red neck story I envisioned when race car themes pop up). I liked wealthy, sexy, race car driver Gray, a worthy Hero wanting to have his own career in spite of what his politico dad always wanted. Eleanor was a likeable career focused heroine, working for Gray's dad, who wasn't sure if a career and a family would ever be in her future. These ...more
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Rhayne‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

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Well after much anticipation waiting for this book to release, I can officially tell you…One Sweet Ride is one hell of a sweet book. The queen of sexy romance has once again delivered a sultry sizzling story filled with kick ass characters, immense family drama, and heartwarming true love.

Being a huge fan of racing, I have read many stories that take place around the track. With that said, I

Well after much anticipation waiting for this book to release, I can officially tell you…One Sweet Ride is one hell of a sweet book. The queen of sexy romance has once again delivered a sultry sizzling story filled with kick ass characters, immense family drama, and heartwarming true love.

Evelyn’s job is to find the best way to integrate Gray into his father’s campaign, not her heart, and certainly not her bed. As time progresses and the sparks ignite between these two it’s impossible t
Jaci Burton is taking her sports themed series away from the Riley family and amongst friends.. Another author taking us into a subseries (my new word) But let me tell you, this book holds true to Jaci's sports themed series and sizzles.. (trying to think of a race car analogy but am totally lost..)

One Sweet Ride is book five in Ms. Burton's Play by Play series and each one seems to be better than the last. As a girl who grew up in a sports centered household, I get a total kick out of these ind
I liked it much better than the previous 2.
Evelyn was smart, though not stuffy. Gray was privileged but unspoilt, totally prejudiced against his father for good reasons. I liked the way their relationship developped and how both slowly realize they cannot do without the other, though do not wish to imprison the other or cause heartbreak.
The secondary characters were also interesting.
The story line was good. One moment was extremely moving when the group of friends visited the couple who had take
4 stars

It has been a while since the last time I swirl in sports romance and this one is not bad at all! Plus, Play by Play is one of my guilty pleasures, what a horror if I missed it.

Gray and Evelyn are perfect for each other. Loved Gray because he's a good guy and very compassionate man. Loved Evelyn because she's easily fascinated with something and looks like enjoying life as much as possible. This attraction between them, it's huge and intense eventhough it happened really fast. Only a litt
One Sweet Ride
2 Stars

Very little chemistry between the main characters, no real obstacles to overcome and the sex is repetitive and tedious.

Gray’s problematic relationship with his father has potential but is underdeveloped and the resolution is predictable and contrived.

Aside from her job and ambition, we know next to nothing about Evelyn’s background and life. The secondary characters are poorly fleshed out and only seem to be mentioned as couples for additional books in the series.

All in a
Just when I thought MS. Burton was getting too sappy, surprises me...

Why do we need to wait almost a year for the next one?!?!! GGRRRRR!!!!
love love loved this!!!
Eleanor (The Book Hammock)
Oh Gray, you wonderful man in a fire suit, you. That man is wickedly talented, in several areas. Nom nom.

I've been waiting for Gray's story from the second he was mentioned in Thrown By a Curve that was published a few months back. And I wasn't disappointed. What a sweet guy. Also, what an asshole. LOL

So, Grayson Preston, this sweet asshole has daddy issues and has basically separated himself from his family. Daddy dearest is a politician that needs his son's fan base to support his political c
It is no secret that I'm a sucker for any book that has an athlete as the hero or heroine. That's my background and I'm always drawn to those books and this one is no exception.

Both Gray and Evelyn were fantastic characters. Both had great backstories, and for me, the best part was seeing all of their layers peeled back as we made our way through the book. The connection between the two of them was there from the word go even though they both wanted nothing more than to fight it. I also liked th
Jac (For Love and Books)

I discovered Jaci Burton's Play by Play series late last year and fell in love. I was so much looking forward to this book in particular because I LOVE racing!! (Ok, I hate NASCAR. HATE IT! But? I just pretended it was my beloved Formula 1 and I was all good!)

I was a bit disappointed that this wasn't as much of a companion to the earlier Play by Play books, the Riley family was nowhere to be seen. But? That's ok - this books was so fantastic I didn't mind.

So we have Evelyn, a Washington DC polit
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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 hap ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Play-by-Play (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • The Perfect Play (Play by Play, #1)
  • Changing the Game (Play by Play, #2)
  • Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3)
  • Playing to Win (Play by Play, #4)
  • Thrown by a Curve (Play by Play, #5)
  • Melting the Ice (Play by Play, #7)
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“You. Naked you. Clothed you. Your mouth. Your legs. The way you talk. Arguing with you. Your smile. Every fucking think about you turns me on.” 7 likes
“I want us to be together, Evelyn, which I know won't be easy, but nothing worth having ever comes easy. If there's something you want, you have to work hard to have it. And I want you.” 7 likes
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