Title: Changing the Game
Author: Jaci Burton
Series: Play by Play
Publisher: Berkley Heat
Release date: August 2nd 2011
Number of pages: 299
Most people play by the rules. Gavin and Liz aren’t most people….
Win at any cost. That’s always been the mantra of sports agent Liz Darnell. When she carries things too far and risks losing her number-one client, baseball pro Gavin Riley, Liz realizes that she’ll have to work extra innings to win him back. It might not be too much of a stretch. She’s had a thing for this player’s moves since she first laid eyes on him, and by the looks of it, he wants her just as bad.
Gavin’s more than ready—especially when Liz is offering herself as part of the bargain. And as much of her as Gavin wants. For added thrills, he decides to throw a little curve ball Liz’s way to see just how far she’s truly willing to go to keep him as a client. But when love unexpectedly enters the playing field, neither Liz nor Gavin are ready for the biggest game-changer of them all.
I loved The Perfect Play and it’s been so long since I read and unfortunely I did not write a review, so most of the story slipped from my mind and I regret not re-reading before continuing the series.
Changing the Game is the second book and most of the characters were introduced on the first book. We met Gavin and Liz while following Mick and his romance with Tara. But Liz made a mistake and tried to break up the couple that destroyed her professional relationship with the football superstar. Gavin is Mick’s younger brother but also a player, but his specialty is baseball and he continued working with Liz.
One weekend Gavin and Liz relationship changed, but Mick and the family had a little too much to say about it.
I liked this book, but not as much as the first one, maybe because Gavin was supposed to be a womanizer and he demonstrated this in the bedroom really good, but his relationship with Liz had it’s ups and downs several times. I expected him to better with the words an woo her into bed and into a big future together.
But the sexual scenes were very steamy and I liked how Liz tried to stick with reality and pretend she had all under control. Gavin was also really good with his family and friends, not thinking his career was everything in life.
Overall the book was a good romance but not the best in this series.
SERIES IN ORDER
#1 – The Perfect Play
#2 – Changing the Game
#3 – Taking a Shot
#4 – Playing to Win
#5 – Thrown by a Curve
#6 – One Sweet Ride