Changing the Game (Play-by-Play Series #2)

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An erotic new game from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Play.

Sports agent Liz Darnell will do anything to win back her number-one client, baseball pro Gavin Riley. And Gavin's more than ready- especially when Liz is offering herself as part of the bargain. But when love unexpectedly enters the playing field, neither Liz nor Gavin are ready for the biggest game-changer of all.

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Overview

An erotic new game from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Play.

Sports agent Liz Darnell will do anything to win back her number-one client, baseball pro Gavin Riley. And Gavin's more than ready- especially when Liz is offering herself as part of the bargain. But when love unexpectedly enters the playing field, neither Liz nor Gavin are ready for the biggest game-changer of all.

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"This book is wonderful from beginning to end, even for those who are not baseball fans." —-RT Book Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425242407
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Series: Play-by-Play Series , #2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 120,374
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jaci Burton lives in Oklahoma with her husband.
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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted July 28, 2011

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    One of the Best Romances of 2011!

    Gavin is a sexy playboy baseball player at the top of his game. He loves pretty much everything about his life. He loves playing baseball. And would actually play for free if he had to just to be a part of a game he loves. That is the thing about Gavin that is so endearing, when he loves, he loves deeply and passionately. He loves his family, he loves his career, and he loves his life. He's carefree and fun loving..in the way that only a person who is comfortable with himself can truly be, yet he's also determined, focused, and committed.

    Liz is just as driven as Gavin is, but for very different reasons. She's a big player in the world of sports agents but unlike Gavin where everything comes naturally for him, like he's blessed by the Gods or something, Liz has had to fight to prove to her colleagues in her male dominated profession that she deserves to be there. She's professional and is often referred to as a "shark" because of her aggressive and ruthless representation of her clients. People see her as cold hearted, and in case of Gavin's brother Mick, a manipulative b*@ch who is willing to stop at nothing to line her pockets at anyone's expense. And while Liz has her faults, deep down she is a woman who has a desperate need for control and independence. She is a person who is always on the outside looking in, who is in love with a man who sees her as a predator, colleague and friend.and she is lost. She's lost her way in her life because of her dogged pursuit of success, and fears that giving in to the love that she feels for Gavin will ultimately mean losing control of her life...and losing control is not an option for Liz.

    One of the things that I loved most about Changing the Game was the characters. They are rich and multidimensional. And not only Liz and Gavin, but also all of Gavin's family members. Ms. Burton's writing style makes you feel like you are a part of the Riley family in all of it's loving, meddling, touching ways. But I most especially loved Liz and Gavin and their struggles to eventually admit their love to each other. It is not an easy path for them. Liz has to learn to trust in love, and that love can be caring, as well as allowing her the freedom to be who she wants to be..and trust me when I say this is unbelievably hard for her for many reasons. One of which is Gavin himself. And Gavin, God love him, he is such a guy, but a really really good one who struggles with his feelings for Liz and their complicated relationship, which is an anomaly for him since everything usually, comes so easily and naturally. This was an emotional read for me and my heart really went out to Liz, which I know may surprise some of you who got to know her character in The Perfect Play. I have to say that Ms. Burton truly made a heroine out of a difficult character to sympathize with and that is no easy feat.

    Jaci Burton definitely brings the heat in this steamy, seductive, and emotionally stirring romance. Simply put, I LOVED it! In fact I think it is the best Contemporary Erotic Romance I've read this year. And for those of you who are wary about a romance revolving around sports, I urge you to give Changing the Game a try because in my opinion the sports aspect plays a very small part in the story compared to the personal and emotional journeys Gavin and Liz take.

    Ratings:
    Overall: 4.75
    Sensuality level: 4.50

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2011

    Review not retell

    Sheesh people, just say whether you liked the book or not and maybe why. No need to write a thesis about it. If you want to be a writer go to smashwords. Stop trying out your skills in reviews. I enjoyed this book-a quick fun read.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

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    Good summer ready by the pool

    It was a good romance book with hot characters

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2012

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    I gave all the other books in this series 5 stars. I could only

    I gave all the other books in this series 5 stars. I could only muster up 4 for this one. Something was missing. It started out as sex and then the story just got eaten up with all the sex. Dont get me wrong I read these books first for a good story line second for the great steamy scenes. This story just got a bit lost. This series is a must read because of the realness and great story, believe it or not and the family values, which is why the third is a knock it out of the park for me. Loved it. So keep bringing them and I will keep reading them.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    Wow

    I love Jaci Burton's books and this one was a homerun!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

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    You don't want to miss this, believe me!

    And she has done it again. Jaci Burton, I mean. Don't ask me how but at the end of the first book Elizabeth Darnell was top of my list "Despicable and horrible people" and believe me, she had earned that place. How was Jaci Burton going to transform her into the heroine of her second book?!?!?! I couldn't believe she was going to be able to... But she did it, oh boy she did it.

    The last thing we knew about Elizabeth Darnell was that she was fired by Mick Riley (main character of the first book) after she used her girlfriend's son, Nathan, to promote him in a really cruel way. So yes, I was happy when he fired her.
    But she didn't lose a client, she lost one of her best friends and his family that had been like a family for her during years... especially Gavin, Mick's little brother and her secret crush for at least 4 years.
    And what did she do when Mick fired her? The only thing her mind could think of: give Gavin a kiss before he fired her following his brother's steps. And this is were everything begins because after that kiss Gavin's POV about Liz changed completely. During years she was nothing but his manager, tossing beautiful women to his arms and promoting him like no one else could but after she kissed him he saw her as a woman for the first time.

    Even Gavin had to admit, despite the fact that Liz was bossy, stubborn, impertinent and... well, herself, she was also a gorgeous and sexy woman. And that woman was hiding from him afraid of losing another client. What could he do is she was avoiding him at all cost and not returning his calls?!

    Obviously he had to catch her with her guard down and seduce her until she would scream for him to take her.

    But it wasn't going to be that easy since what began like a "not strings attached" thing developed into something they didn't understand: a relationship. And with a family tragedy coming their way they had to take the decision really soon...

    In a personal note: if you are looking for a sexy, funny, amazing and HOT read this is your book. Well, the first book in the series is amazing too so, why don't you buy both of them? Seriously guys, you are going to love them. The covers are to die for, the characters are well developed and you will want to read the third book (coming out next year). Why? Because is about Jenna, Mick and Gavin's little sister, and Tyler Anderson, one heck of a sexy and hot hockey player... *already daydreaming about him*

    Don't forget to prepare the fan, ladies, because just like the first one this book is going to make you sweat, trust me ;)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Excellent

    Must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    Loved it

    I love this series

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  • Posted June 15, 2013

    Makes the car trip into work very enjoyable!

    Jaci Burton is a fantastic author and listening to her words come to life in audio form makes the car rides into work that much more enjoyable! Pick it up and take a listen for yourself!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    another disappointment....

    Even reading the disappointing Perfect Play, I started this. Reviews say that it wasnt as graphis as the first but couldnt prove it to me. I didnt complete the story...mt time is more valuable than this trash. Where do I get a credit??? Bad Bad Bad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Loved It

    Loved It

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Great in the series

    You really start feeling for Liz after a while, especially when Mick is being a total ass. It's great to see this sports agent grow a conscience and a heart, but you also understand all to well why in an industry dominated by men. Great book in the series and great continuation from book one's characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    This is a fun series to read. You really get to understand Liz'

    This is a fun series to read. You really get to understand Liz's personality more in book #4 and I liked her more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Liked

    Liked

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    Excellent!

    Hot, Hot, Hot!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    Loved

    Very good

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  • Posted September 16, 2012

    Where do I find me a Gavin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Where do I find me a Gavin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Fair

    Not as good as the rest of the books in the series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Great as 1st

    Just read the series you wont be disappointed!!

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  • Posted June 25, 2012

    Great book

    This was a really good book. I do wish all of the series was combined into one big novel that just easily flowed to the next persons story about their life. Overall it was good and I can't wait til the last one gets published!

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