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The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton
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Nov 07, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: erotica-romance, author-jaci-burton, contemporary-romance, 2011-reads, sports-romance
Recommended for: Jaci Burton fans, erotica romance lovers.
Read from February 10 to 13, 2011

The cover alone would make any right-minded person pick up this book and read it right away! But even so, Jaci Burton has done it again by providing us a book full of heart, steamy love scenes, a hero to die for, and an intriguing plot. It almost seems like it's too good to be true for single mom, Tara Lincoln when she ends up meeting Mick Riley, a superstar quarterback at an event that she was planning right? Well, they do and things start heating up pretty fast! It almost reminded me of Stroke of Midnight but it's definitely way hotter, better, and the hero is just a sweetheart with such a sad secret. I'm truly looking forward to Changing the Game, where Mick's brother, Gavin and his PR, Elizabeth Darnell get their HEA. We actually get a sneek peak of the book at the end of The Perfect Play, and boy... was it hot! A big five stars for this one!

The Characters:
Tara Lincoln is a single mom who has had some difficult struggles throughout her life while trying to raise her fifteen year old son. She ends up meeting Mick at a party that she planned for and things start out with a bang, literally. At first, things go pretty easy because she knows that there's no way that a superstar like Mick would ever want to hang out with someone like her when he can choose any woman that he wants... but of course, things change. One thing that I did not like about Tara is that even though she is a strong character, she doesn't have much trust for Mick. Even though she loves him, she doesn't want to put her heart at risk and she believes that they come from two completely different worlds―and that ends up hurting Mick towards the end of the book.

Mick Riley may seem like the typical jock or superstar quarterback at first, but underneath that layer lies a sweet, sexy person who has had a painful past and secret. He ends up being attracted to Tara at first sight and knows that she's different from all the girls that has been thrown at him by his PR, Elizabeth Darnell. I mean he's rich, a gorgeous guy, good with kids, and a pretty good lover to Tara. Who wouldn't want to snatch up this guy right away? I don't think I have any complaints about him because throughout the whole book, he was very loving towards Tara and I hated how she hurt him. In the end, everything worked out fine so that's all that matters!

The Romance:
Ohoho. Now let's talk about the romance department shall we? Let's just say that with a pretty nice looking cover like this one, we know for sure that there will be some steamy, sexy, and smokin' hot love scenes for this book. The chemistry was there and there was actually a love story going on so kudos for that! I have to say that the private island vacation was my favorite part and ahem, you'll know why when you read this. To sum it up, fans of Jaci Burton will definitely enjoy this first book in this series and any erotica romance fan who loves a sweet and caring hero in the daytime but a hot and sexy one at night will like it as well. ;)
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Reading Progress

02/11/2011 page 38
13.0% "It already starts out being so hot!"
02/12/2011 page 200
67.0% "Love the chemistry between Mick and Tara."
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Shawna Great review, Diana!

Diana~ Thank you! But really, I'm already looking forward to Gavin's book and it's such a long time away.

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