Holiday Games [NOOK Book]

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AN ALL-NEW PLAY-BY-PLAY NOVELLA

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jaci Burton’s “must-read” (Fresh Fiction) Play-By-Play series now arouses the sexy holiday spirit as a passionate young couple discovers the boundless rewards of pleasure.

All Elizabeth and Gavin Riley want for Christmas is a baby. Despite over a year of trying, conception hasn’t been ...
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Holiday Games

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Overview

AN ALL-NEW PLAY-BY-PLAY NOVELLA

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jaci Burton’s “must-read” (Fresh Fiction) Play-By-Play series now arouses the sexy holiday spirit as a passionate young couple discovers the boundless rewards of pleasure.

All Elizabeth and Gavin Riley want for Christmas is a baby. Despite over a year of trying, conception hasn’t been successful. But for a high-achiever like Elizabeth, she must succeed at everything. That means making the very most of every opportunity with her husband. And when it comes to nonstop sex Gavin’s not really complaining. Exhausted, maybe...

Unfortunately, this holiday season they’re not exactly given a lot of private time. Elizabeth is hosting the holiday, Gavin’s sister is getting married, and the house is wall-to-wall with family. For Elizabeth and Gavin the nights may be chilly, but the urge is still hot. And they’re not about to let any distraction get in the way of their necessary pleasures during a holiday game that yields so many unexpected surprises.

Includes a preview of Jaci Burton's upcoming novels Melting the Ice and Hope Flames.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101636121
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/19/2013
  • Series: A Play-By-Play Novella
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 17,836
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 60 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 happily ever after in every story, which you’ll find in all her books.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted December 11, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blo

    ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
    As usual with any book in the Play by Play series, you will be filled with a sense of family and rightness. HOLIDAY GAMES was a slice of life in the Riley family, and it was a deliciously sweet visit with some of my absolutely favorite characters.

    This story centers around the holidays and especially Gavin and Liz, who are trying to get pregnant. You know what my favorite part is? Liz is still Liz. Unapologetic and determined to get what she wants. She’s not turned into a mushy submissive woman that does everything her man says. She gives as good as she gets. She demands things herself. And she takes. She is my absolutely favorite female so far in this series. We are also seeing Ty and Jenna’s wedding planning excitement! Another one of my fave couples.

    HOLIDAY GAMES is still and extremely sweet, family centered story but don’t let it fool you… it packs a lot of HEAT!

    If you have a love for these characters, you’re going to love this story. Although it does stand well on its own, I would recommend you read it as part of the series.

    *ARC provided by publisher

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2013

    It was okay.

    I thought this story was pretty boring and unnecessary.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2013

    Jaci Burton is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine. I lov

    Jaci Burton is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine. I love her fast-paced books and diverse characters. I selected this novella to review because I love Jaci Burton and I love Christmas books. I haven’t read any of her Play-by-Play books yet but after today, they are moving  to the top of my TBR list! 

    I really enjoyed this novella. Liz and Gavin are trying to have a baby. While Liz is success-driven in her professional life, her personal life is no exception. After a year of trying with no luck, Liz is starting to get discouraged. Deciding to try harder, she deploys “Operation Make A Baby” and is all over Gavin while juggling work, a wedding, and planning Christmas dinner for the entire family. Liz and Gavin get hot and heavy in some very interesting places. The steam factor is scorching! 

    Jenna and Ty also get married in the book as well. It’s wonderful to see the family get-togethers,  the hilarious bachelorette party in Jamaica, and a more mature Nathan bringing home his new girlfriend to meet the family for the first time. There was nothing about the story that I didn’t love. A quick, sexy read full of fun, family, love and lots of baby-making sex J

    I received an ebook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Liberty Freedom's Bio

    Name: Liberty Freedom <p> Nicknames: Liberty, Freedom, or LF <p> Gender: &female <p> Age: 13 <p> Species/groop: She is President/captian of the society of the American Angels group. So she runs that thing. So she is an angel with american flag painted wings. So she is and America Angel. <p> Skin: Tannish <p> Eyes: American flag blue <p> Hair: Red, white, and blue striped pikie cut with a few mood changing streaks <p> Wings: Those of an angel and very large, and they are the shape of normal angel wings, but the whole wing is an american flag coloured. So its basicly like she painted an american flag on each wing that takes up the whole wing but she didnt paint it. Was born with it. Im probably making this sound more complicated than it is so... im gonna stop with this wings stuff... :p <p> Wears: A T-shirt with an american flag on it, jean shorts, and american flag sneakers. <p> Persona: She is a tomboy and not afraid to let it shine. She may look innocent and helpless, but she can kick your as<_>s if she needs to. She is a nice girl once you get to know her, but is really bad as<_>s to mean people. She is a bad as<_>s fighter with a sprinkle of attotide, a pinch of sass, and a whole gallon of sarcasticness. <p> Symbol: &#123456789 <p> Where she lives/where her people roam: Anywhere, really. But she mostly likes to sleep on clouds <p> Powers: Shapeshifting and anything, really. She can amplify sound and her voice at any time. <p> Special/Unique talent/power: Amplifying sound and her voice. She is the only one who can do that <p> Whew. That wuz long. Anything else just ask.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Bios/rules

    1) have fun!/ 2) keep relationships to a kissing maximum. If you two have to do it, get a book. There are plenty./ 3) holiday characters can enter different areas, however they have no influence there. (I.E. halloween horrors have no powers at the north pole, christmas magic fails at the easter islands, etc.)/ 4) if you are a halloween horror, please dont kill anyone. Unless they are already dead, i guess thats fine, but only if they agree. However, feel free to scare anyone!/ 5) feel free to be a 'legendary' figure (i.e. santa, jack skellington, saint patrick etc.)/ 6) be detailed in a bio and active!/ 7) if you have any ideas to make this rp more fun, my ears are open./ 8) have fun! Bios: Scarlet brie; age: 16/ height: 5'4"/ weight: 90 pounds/ holiday: christmas/ species: elf/ clothes: green tunic that ends in a green skirt striped with red, white and red striped knee high stockings with brown boots and a green pointed cap/ appearance: short blond hair with azure blue eyes, short and petite with long pointed ears/ personallity: meet her/ likes: food, friends, warm fires/ dislikes: spiders, the dark, cold.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    i will probaly love it

    i havnt read it yet but i hope it sounds really good my ages9-15 should be able to read romtic novels really

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    This was a fun holiday story that centered on Liz and Gavin's at

    This was a fun holiday story that centered on Liz and Gavin's attempt at having a baby. Liz is a person who goes after what she wants and always gets it, except when she wants a baby. It was been a year of trying and still no success. In the meantime, the family is preparing for Jenna and Ty wedding and the holidays are just around the corner. Liz gets it in her head that she is going to have sex with Gavin everyday until she is pregnant. It's fun seeing all the places they come up with! ;) The wedding goes off perfectly, but Liz feels like she is coming down with the flu. This is not good since Christmas dinner is at their house. It's Christmas Eve and Liz doesn't feel sick anymore but she is trying to get everything ready and becoming &quot;out of her mind&quot; as Gavin put it. It is her first Riley holiday and she wants it just perfect. After she sends Gavin to the grocery story for the 25th time, he calls his mom. She understands and says she will come over with his aunt and they will help. It is now Christmas day and she is woken up in her favorite way by Gavin. Liz feels blessed and realizes that her Christmas is perfect. Little does she know that her Christmas gift will be the best one she has ever gotten from Gavin.

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  • Posted December 25, 2013

    great series

    love this series, looking forward to the next book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Shelby haun

    This is good book about a really cute guy that is sexy and really really really cute (he has an 8 pack of abbs);)( adorable!!!!!!) Ok so i am like titelly obssed with abbs i just love them espeually i love cowboys um obssed with them too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are just totally cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any way gtg bye

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  • Posted December 16, 2013

    needed to be longer

    i love the entire play by play series

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  • Posted December 15, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    I love all the Play-By-Play series, but I seem to like Gavin's story best...

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

    Another winner by Jaci Burton

    This novella from the play by play series was another winner. I cannot wait for the next installment. Jaci Burton always delivers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Christmas with the family

    Excelent to catch up with everyone . J.C. Burton does what she does best , give a story heart and a lot of heat!!!! 5 Stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Love

    I like the book because it let us know how everyone is doing and I am happy for Gavin and Liz baby...I just hope jaci writes more about this great family ...I will like to know what happens to liz and gavins baby...I reallt enjoyed this book :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Love this Series!!!

    Maybe because it was shorter and didn't have any real sports activity I didn't enjoy this book as much as the others... Still I enjoy Jaci Burton and she always tells a good story...

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  • Posted November 26, 2013

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    Rating: 3.5 Stars In Holiday Games by Jaci Burton, the holidays

    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    In Holiday Games by Jaci Burton, the holidays are coming, her sister in law's wedding is approaching, and Liz would like nothing more than to get pregnant with Gavin's baby. If you'd asked Liz a few years ago if she dreamed of marriage and a baby, she would have honestly said no. Now though, Liz can think of nothing better. 

    Liz has loved Gavin forever, and is living her dream life now as part of the Riley family. Liz and Gavin have a great relationship and have been trying for over a year to get pregnant with no luck...but Liz doesn't let this stop her adventurous ways, her love of life and family, and preparing to host the entire Riley family for Christmas! Liz is determined to get pregnant, but some things even Liz has no control over! Will she get her Christmas wish this year?

    Holiday Games is a fast paced, energetic read. There is no real drama...there is a lot of love, laughter, and hope. The concept of not being able to have a baby has the potential to really create havoc in a character's life, but Liz is mature and is not letting the whole baby issue rule her life. Holiday Games brings other characters into the story line, and I admit that it is a bit confusing and 'noisy' if you haven't read the other stories...but they all add strength and backbone to the family that is the Riley's. Jenna's wedding plays an important role in Holiday Games also, and it shows the strength and togetherness of the Riley's.

    Holiday Games is a perfect length novella for the story that had to be told, but I would recommend it as an addition to the other stories in this series instead of a stand alone. It is a fun catch up story for new and old of the Riley's. 

    I'd recommend Holiday Games for a romance reader looking for a lot of steam, very little drama, and some holiday fun with a big, boisterous family!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    OMG

    This book is so good i loved it have you ever tryed looking for a good book well if you have you know to read his one because it is very loveing and interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Perfect Treat!

    I’m absolutely in love with this author, she is one I can never get enough of. This story is terrific and gives everyone an update into all the great characters in the Play by the Play Series. Terrific writing as always and obviously Gavin indeed did have her baby right here! Loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Cant get enough

    Talk about addiction. Love all play by play by jaci! Awesome reads!

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    Posted January 25, 2014

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