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Hot Holiday Nights

(Play by Play #10.5)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  1,636 ratings  ·  159 reviews
Victoria Baldwin is a successful sports agent who always puts work first—unless she’s on vacation. Then it’s all about play. On holiday in Hawaii over Christmas, she meets Alex McConnell, a successful young surfer on the islands for a surfing competition. She couldn’t think of a better vacation fling. But when she meets Ben Reynolds, Alex’s manager, she realizes she wants ...more
Kindle Edition, 139 pages
Published October 20th 2015 by InterMix
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Hot Holiday Nights is book #10.5 in the Play-by-Play series by Jaci Burton. I’ve known for a long time I wanted this book to be part of my Christmas reading this year and I’m so glad I did. It’s my first book by Jaci Burton but definitely won’t be my last.

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Victoria Baldwin or Tori is a sports agent, having worked in the sports industry for fifteen years. She works hard, travels constantly. So occasionally she needs some down time to completely relax before she burns out. This Christmas she is at
I had fun! When a new part of the Play by play series comes out, my decision is simple, I have to read it! But this ... this was completely different from the rest.

For the first time we have hot surfers, threesome and a true erotic! I would summed up this book with "sex&talk" thing. They talk - sometimes these conversations are a little stiff - get to know each and practice deadly hot sex.

Besides, it begins and lasts really nice. She is on vacation in Hawaii, they are involved in a surfing compe
Nov 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the series
Just okay for me. On the written page, things appear hot. But I didn't feel a connection to the characters. I needed more. Maybe more back story/details? I needed a reason to care. I wasn't thrilled with the heroine. The guys were okay, but I don't know how they were going to make their situation work. I've read menage stories before where I could connect with the characters and believe in their relationship, but this one....
Just didn't totally work for me. A lukewarm 3 stars.
Emma ~ The Indecisive Reader ~
2.5 Stars

This is a series I've loved. The last book was bit average for me and this one, meh. Storyline i didn't feel at all. The sex, of course it was HOT!! But that was kind of it for me. Like i said, love this series but this one just didn't hit the spot for me.
Am hoping next book, with the next brother in the new family is back to what her others have been.
Christy LoveOfBooks
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it

Bow chicka wow wow! Hot holiday nights, indeed!

I’ve only read one other book in the Play-by-Play series, which was the one prior to this novella. I can assure you that Hot Holiday Nights, as with the rest of the series, can be read as a standalone even though some characters overlap.

This is a novella, but is it ever delicious. What’s cool about this one is it takes place around Christmas, but on a warm Hawaiian beach. No snow in sight. There’s even a surfing contest. Cue sexy surfers!

Victoria is
Sports agent, Victoria Baldwin, is vacationing in Hawaii for Christmas when she hooks up with Alex, a pro-surfer. The relationship is very hot and heated right from the start. They seem to have a quick and easy connection.

When Alex’s agent, Ben Reynolds joins Alex during the a Christmas ran tournament there is definite chemistry that ignites between Ben and Victoria. Although there is an attraction, they seem to build more of a friendship until one night when Alex and Ben agree to offer Victoria

As a sports agent, Victoria Baldwin had met plenty of athletes in her career. However, when she goes to Hawaii for Christmas, she meets pro surfer Alex McConnell and the sparks are immediate. The hot ever-present sun is no match for the amount of heat these two throw off.

Since this is a novella in the Play-By-Play series, I do think that Jaci Burton moves at a very fast pace and this is especially true because this story features the first threesome in the series. So as Victoria and Alex ge
OK, I normally love Burton and this series, but this book didn't work for me on so many levels. I didn't buy the menage relationship, the "I love yous" came WAYYYY too quickly, and it just didn't work for me. I love this series and will absolutely be picking up the next one.

Full review to come at
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-menage
Hot n sweet MFM romance novella about a holiday fling that turns into more.
Surprisingly there was also a lot about the sport of surfing - I learnt a lot I didn't know, the author did her research.

4 stars.
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The first threesome in the this series. And I like it! Very sweet and simple story.
M.  [storme reads a lot]
Uhm so... this was not good. Maybe it’s because there’s ten books before this. Maybe because novellas can be hit or miss. But this one I just skimmed so much. The sex scenes were okay. Then they become a throuple... good for them, but it was just rushed. No thank you to this book. Also it may not help I’m not a fan of threesomes.
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4.5 stars

I'm late to Jaci Burton's Play by Play series but I am loving it and while Hot Holiday Nights gave me something I wasn't expecting and it was hot only hot but pretty damn delicious. An overworked woman heads to Hawaii for a long break during the Christmas holidays and finds herself enthralled with a younger pro surfer and it quite satisfied, but when his best friend and sponsor shows up the attraction ramps up even more and they deci
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have GOT read more Jaci Burton!  This was my first book by the hugely talented author and I must go back and start this series from the beginning.  I think there's a book or two in the middle of this series that I have tagged on my TBR but I really should start in the beginning.  I want to eat it all up!

If you want to try out a new author like I did, I always recommend reading a novella by them.  You have to be careful how you pick your short stories, though.  You don't want one that will spoi
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Hot dayum! Hot Holiday Nights brought the heat! Best way to spend Christmas vacation? A hot holiday fling with one very sexy younger man. How to make it even better? Add his older best friend into the mix.

Whew, boy! I was expecting hot, sexy, fun romance with a little Christmas spirit. I was NOT expecting a menage. But oh it was a nice little treat that rocked so many of my favoritest things. Sports, Christmas, menage, sexy
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Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Hot Holiday Nights was a quick, steamy read. It was packed full of hot scenes and an interesting relationship. Jaci Burton knows how to write sports hotties well.

When Victoria travels to Hawaii for a Christmas vacation, she can't help but catch the eye of Alex, a professional surfer, and Ben, his manager.

Over the vacation things heat up fast and soon feelings are involved. Will this just be a hot fling, or can it turn into something more?

I enjoyed this book. It was a really good addition to th
Feb 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Extremely sexy story about Victoria on vacation in Hawaii and her hook ups with a surfer and his manager. Not much to it, but if you want to get hot and bothered then this should do it.
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
Hot and quick....

Victoria Baldwin, agent and mentor to Liz Riley, is off on a much needed vacation. Tori has always focused on her career, not needing or wanting a man or family in her life. But she takes long vacations to decompress and not burn out on her demanding job.

In Hawaii for three weeks over the Christmas Holiday, she is thrust into the world of competitive surfing when she's meets the top athlete in his field, Alex. Alex is about 10 years younger than Tori and the perfect holiday rom
Sep 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
The first threesome in the play by play series! Yippee!! Normally I tend to skip novellas but I'm so glad I read this one. And finally Burton brings a surfer into the mix which was a total plus! I hope we see more surfers in future play by play books!

Victoria is a sports agent we have seen briefly in other books. She works hard to keep her clients happy so when she decides to finally take some time off she heads to Hawaii only to find out that there is a surfing competition being held. While ou
Nov 23, 2015 rated it liked it
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Hot Holiday Nights (Play-by-Play #10.5) by Jaci Burton

Victoria Baldwin is a successful sports agent who always puts work first—unless she’s on vacation. Then it’s all about play. On holiday in Hawaii over Christmas, she meets Alex McConnell, a successful young surfer on the islands for a surfing competition. She couldn’t think of a better vacation fling. But when she meets Ben Reynolds, Alex’s manager, she realizes she wants both men. This could be her hottest holiday ever, and the vacation th
Michelle Cage
Oct 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Holy cow this book was hot. I never thought after reading previous books in this series that Victoria would find herself in love with these two amazing men. I really liked the age differnce aspect in the book, it gave us older women a leading lady that knew what she wanted and if it was a guy younger than her then why not. But also having Ben who was roughly the same age as Victoria just added to the appeal of this threesome. I look forward to getting little sneak peaks into their lives as the s ...more
Monique Pearson
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the kind of poly love I can get into

Sometimes it takes three pieces to make the puzzle complete. This is one of those cases. Can't wait to hear more about these 3 in later books.
Viviana Izzo
Oct 21, 2015 rated it liked it
This was a good, interesting and quick read. A novella in the Play-by-Play Series, which I recently picked up in book #9 can be read as a standalone.
Things that stand out with this series remain the same for this novella: great covers, steamy and hot scenes, heroines that are strong, know what they want and do not apologize for it and heroes that are alpha males but not complete asses and are not only hot but overall great guys!
So at first I thought Victoria had to make a choice between Alex a
Maria Rose
Hot Holiday Nights is an apt title for this fun, super sexy novella, part of the Play by Play series but easily read as a standalone Christmas treat. It's the story of Victoria, a sports agent on vacation, who meets surfer Alex and his business manager Ben. Alex is a few years younger than Victoria, while Ben is her age, but the attraction to both of them is equal and undeniable. They are both handsome, confident man, in bed and out. What I really liked about the story was that Victoria was a st ...more
Dec 25, 2015 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: omeone who loves a steamy, sort of kinky romance
ALOHA-Hot! Hot Holiday Nights: A Super Surfer Holiday!

Mele Kalikimaka! Merry Christmas in Hawaiian!

Jaci Burton’s characters have a very hot and very, very merry Christmas indeed during a surfing competition and vacation over the holidays in Hawaii. Jaci shows great skill in researching and understanding the sport and gives us just the right amount of relationship, character development and action. At no point did I roll my eyes while reading this very hot
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jaci is a go to author for me and this has to be the steamiest Play by Play book out there!

Victoria Baldwin is a super star sports agent. And she's ready for a little bit of R&R for the holidays. What better place to lay low than beautiful Hawaii.

Her first day there she runs into a hot surfer - Alex, who is definitely on her wish list for the holidays! And to her surprise, he seems to be just as in to her as she is with him. Who cares if he's a little younger than her? A little holiday fling se
Oct 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: earc, kindle
This holiday themed novella by Jaci Burton is part of her Play by Play series but you do not need to read the series to enjoy this and although it takes place during the holidays it's not really Christmasy. You can enjoy it during the holidays or any time of the year. Tori is a successful go get em sports agent who finally takes some time off to enjoy herself. She heads off to Hawaii and the beach for a Christmas vacation. She's not into relationships but somehow falls into one with not one guy ...more
Nov 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgallery
If I see a book by Jaci Burton, I know it will be a winner. The Play by Play series is hot stuff. I was eager to read Hot Holiday Nights. It's a novella, so it did not have the typical character building. Fast moving BUT plenty of sizzle in the holiday themed short.

Sports agent, Victoria Baldwin, is vacationing in Hawaii for Christmas. Needing some relaxation and stress relief she set her sights on Alex, a pro-surfer. Tori and Alex intend to enjoy each other for the holidays.

A surprise encounte
Aug 10, 2015 marked it as enggai
Did you know I was so happy that this book is about surfing sports? Only to find my happiness cut short after I read the book blurb. GAHHH I don't like menage/multiple sex partners in romance novel. In erotica no problem, in romance is a no-no to me. It's just not my cup of tea.

Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
Oh this was like porn, but not great porn. I felt no connection or emotion at all between these characters. I'm sad to say that. I was excited to read this, but felt very let down. ...more
so not how I thought that would end...
I love this series but this one just did not work for me.
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Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 85 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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