Review: Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton

Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3)Title: Taking a Shot
Author:  Jaci Burton
Series: Play by Play
Publisher:  Berkley Heat
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0425245527
Genre: Romance
Release date: March 6th 2012
Number of pages: 309

If you want to score, you have to get in the game…

The last thing Jenna Riley needs is more sports in her life. While her brothers are off being athletic superstars, she’s stuck running the family’s sports bar, whether she likes it or not. Then in walks pro hockey stud Tyler Anderson. As much as Jenna would like to go to the boards with him, she’s vowed to never fall for a jock-even one as hot as Ty.

Ty, intrigued by the beautiful bar owner, becomes a regular. He senses that Jenna wants to do something more with her life. And as he gains her trust, the passion between them grows, as does Ty’s insistence that Jenna should start living for herself. With his encouragement, Jenna starts to believe it, too…

But first, Jenna has to figure out what she wants, what she needs, who she loves, and if she has the passion and pride to take a shot at having it all-including Ty…


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Okay this story was a well done romance, but at the end I felt like something was missing and it made me realize that Jenna was running from something but she didn’t had a reason to. Just weird to me, since both her brothers play sports and neither are bad guys.
 
I love Jenna attitude since the other books in this series and how she managed to work with this guys and still has her freedom. Both her brothers are athletes and she manages her family sports bar, but se also runs from anything related with a relationship and a athlete, which is weird to me, since the only people she knows are the ones on the bar and they all think off sports as a divinity.
 
But I loved this relation and how Ty managed to overcome her plans and strike at her heart was genius. He’s a very dangerous and smart guy, but still manages to be sweet and family orientated. I loved him and how much his in love with Jenna.
 
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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

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Review: Changing the Game by Jaci Burton

Changing the Game (Play by Play, #2)Title: Changing the Game
Author:  Jaci Burton
Series: Play by Play
Publisher: Berkley Heat
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0425242404
Genre:

Romance


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.


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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.
 
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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

Review: Wicked Ties by Shayla Black

Wicked Ties (Wicked Lovers, #1)Title: Wicked Ties
Author:  Shayla Black
Series: Wicked Lovers
Publisher:  Berkley Heat
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0425213617
Genre: Erotica
Release date: January 2nd 2007
Number of pages: 341

 

When a stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her, cable sex talk show host Morgan O’Malley turns to Jack Cole-a self-proclaimed dominant- for help. Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence. Because slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what’s more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it and how she starts to crave his masterful touch. A willing player in Jack’s games, Morgan knows that his motives aren’t pure. But she has no idea how personal they are.

 

PhotobucketA couple of weeks ago I decided to read more erotica from my pile because I honestly missed some hard love. After reading Masters of Ménage series from Shayla Black and loving the way the pictures these relationships, I though to give a chance to the Wicked Lovers series.

Several bloggers consider this book the better of the series and after reading it I can understand how the feel so connected. It’s very hardcore and with several scenes of romantic encounters. These two sure made me go all crazy for a happy ending.

Morgan is hiding from a stalker when she met Jack, but she never expected him to made her feel some of her darkest dreams and even show her a different side of sex. The thing is Jack is a Master in BDSM and Morgan is interviewing him for the next season of her sex program and he brought alive her feelings and body like no one could ever do.

But Jack has a different agenda and he’s only interested in seducing Morgan so that she betray her Fiancé and dumps the guy. Jack was once a friend with the guy and he’s wife betray him, so is like an eye for an eye and Morgan is only stuck in the middle of this revenge plot. But the best part is that Jack is a bodyguard and can protect her from the crazy stalker while teaching her some sex stories.

The book is very sexual and the scenes were really well done, plus the action is a great deal and made everything more dangerous and fast. I liked how Morgan decided to trust her body and move to learn more about her sexuality and opened her mind. Also liked Jack, even thought he was stuck in a revenge, he’s character was very well done and he was still healing from the hurt. Great book.

“If you were expecting Prince Charming, I’m sorry. He’s with his boyfriend.”

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SERIES IN ORDER

#1 – Wicked Ties
#2 – Decadent
#3 – Delicious
#4 – Surrender to Me
#5 – Belong to Me
#5.5 – Wicked to Love
#6 – Mine to Hold
#7 – Ours to Love (Expected publication: May 2013)