The Perfect Play (Play-by-Play Series #1)

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From the national bestselling author of Riding the Night comes an erotic story about love and the games people play.

The last thing event planner Tara Lincoln needs is the jet-set lifestyle of a football pro like Mick Riley; even though their steamy and passionate one-night stand proved that Mick is an all-star-both on the field and in the bedroom.

Tara played the game of love once and lost big, and she doesn't intend to put herself out there ...

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Overview

From the national bestselling author of Riding the Night comes an erotic story about love and the games people play.

The last thing event planner Tara Lincoln needs is the jet-set lifestyle of a football pro like Mick Riley; even though their steamy and passionate one-night stand proved that Mick is an all-star-both on the field and in the bedroom.

Tara played the game of love once and lost big, and she doesn't intend to put herself out there again, especially with a certified heartbreaker. But when Mick sets his mind to win, nothing will stop him. And he has the perfect play in mind to catch this sultry vixen.

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"In the hands of the talented Burton, the characters leap off the page and the romance sparkles as the sex sizzles." —-Romantic Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425238813
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Series: Play-by-Play Series , #1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 112,027
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Jaci Burton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over fifty books, including the A Storm for All Seasons series and the Wild Riders series.

Lucy Malone has narrated dozens of audiobooks and is one of the most sought-after voices for erotica narration. A number of her titles are consistent bestsellers on Amazon and Audible, and she has been described as having "the best voice in the biz."

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  • Posted January 16, 2011

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    This is an enjoyable heated football romance

    Right Touch event planner Tara Lincoln feels fortunate that she got the gig for the NFL San Francisco Sabers summer party. For the past four months Tara killed herself as she know this gala could be a walk-off winning touchdown or a game costing fumble.

    The team's star quarterback Mick Riley congratulates her for hosting a fine event. They share a great night together in which she assumes Cinderella goes home to never see Prince Charming ever again. Besides as a single mom she has enough trouble with the male in her life, her troubled teenage son Nathan. However, Mick's trait of never quitting which serves him well in the NFL also has him remain resolute as he wants more than just a one night stand.

    This is an enjoyable heated football romance starring a superstar athlete and a single working mom. The story line is faster than Bob Hayes ran for a touchdown in and out of the sack. Ironically the "matchmaker" is also the alibi as Tara hides behind her need to project her child from the crap she went through at his age. Readers will enjoy this excellent sports romance as the QB seeks the Perfect Play to win the game of love as he already has her heart.

    Harriet Klausner

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2011

    If you're looking for a good read...look elsewhere

    Not worth the money. The plot was weak and shallow and where the dialogue was supposed to be witty and humorous it was cliched and flat. Very predictable. Also as a lover of smutty books I didn't even enjoy the sex scenes in this story. They couldn't keep my attention and it was just all sappy talk about deep connections after meeting a half hour before, "making love" and telling one another when they were about to climax. The author tried for a lot with this book it seemed but all I took from it was HORRIBLE football puns and a dream of returned money. If you're looking for a good read, please save your time and hard earned cash and look elsewhere.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

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    A smoking hot read.

    Pro football player Mick Riley leads a charmed live. He has a world full of riches and more woman then he can handle. He meets sexy and confident event planner Tara Lincoln and he is willing to commit to this one woman. Mick has his work cut out for him with Tara, she wants nothing to do with the glitz and glamour of Mick's world.

    Tara Lincoln's world revolves around her teenage son and building her fledgling business. Getting the team summer kick off party for the San Francisco Sabers is just the ticket to help her event planning business grow and to give her and her son a bit more of a cushion in life. Though wildly attracted to quarterback Mick Riley she can't let it go past their one wild night of passion.

    But Mick always has a well thought out game plan and it ready to put all the right moves on Tara. He just doesn't want her to appreciate the things he has to offer but to value him as a man. Tara has been burned by love before and guards her heart with care. Its going to take a hail Mary pass to get through her defenses.

    The Perfect Play is just that perfect. It's a smoking hot read as well as an intimate look on how love develops and grows. The sexual chemistry between these two are one of the hottest in print. Their emotional journey is equally as powerful and draws you into these characters. I am eagerly awaiting the next book in this series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2011

    Awesome story

    Another Jaci Burton exciting read. hot!hot!hot!. The review that gave it a bad rating must think PDA is porn. The story was definitely erotic but its also about having love yes love not porn, sneak up and grab hold of this couple. Very well written would definitely reccomend this to all.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Blah

    I loved the cover so i bought the book . The cover is the only thing this book has going for it. Its boring and stale . Couldn't even force myself to finish it . The story had potential but the author just couldn't pull it off.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    I really like this author

    The story was good and Hot but I stayed because of the plot. I like the characters - but I will admit at the end I skimmed some of the sex scenes because I cared more about where the characters where going in their relationship than the description yet another sex scene - but I was involved in the story enough to buy the 2nd book and now I want to read the thrid

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2011

    Recommended

    This was a well written book. Mrs. Burton gave the steamy scenes that bit of extra flavor thats all her own. I didn't care to much for Tara because she had some hangups that she really just needed to get over. yeah yeah I know it's just a book but hey I love to read :) Can't wait for the next book in this series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

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    one hot ride

    This book was one hot ride from the first page till the end. I cannot wait for the next book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    Holy crap - fabulous!

    This book was utterly amazing. The characters were interesting and well developed. My favorite part was that the entire book wasn't filled with conflict. There were a lot of romantic and happy times so it was easy to believe how the two leads could fall for each other. Many times a story is so full of conflict, it's hard to understand how the leads can fall in love. And the sex is hot, hot, hot. FABULOUSLY SEXY !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

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    Pure awesomeness!

    Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

    There is no way to start this review without fearing that the only thing you are going to really pay attention to is the cover. And I can't blame you, hahaha, I mean, seriously, this cover?! Is PURE HOTNESS. I'm sure I would have bought the book even without hearing the great things about it. But before continuing with the review please, remember to clean the mess your mouth just did by drooling at the screen.

    Ready? Great, here we go! So, right fromt he start we are set with Mick, one of the biggest stars in the industry of sport and not by coincidence, his manager, the sexy and heartless Elizabeth Darnell knew how to promote him using girls, major events and advertisements. He owned her all the money he had. But he money was not important for him, he was one of the best quarterbacks out there and he played because he loved the game. And not long ago he used to love the girls Elizabeth threw at his arms but not any more.

    And here is where our female protagonist comes in: Tara Lincoln had being planning the biggest event her small company, The Right Touch, had ever had, an event for the Mick's team "San Francisco Sabers". They had met briefly when she needed directions to find her way to the main office so she could get her contract singed but they didn't get exchange names and the party was the perfect moment.

    Mick and Tara had a connection, a real connection. They both felt it during the party and they both kept feeling it during the sex. But Tara had a very important person in her life to think about, her 14 years old son Nathan. And she wasn't going to introduce any man in her life for him, meaning: bye-bye, Mick Riley.
    Why you ask? Well, Mick had a big reputation being a player and there was no way he would want something serious with her.

    But our hot guy wasn't the kind of man who would give up so easily, he really liked her and what if she had a son? He was good with kids and he was going to prove it.

    What he didn't expect was that his best friend and former agent, Liz, didn't like his relationship with Tara and the media consequences of it...

    And now, in a more personal way: Before reading the book go and get a fan, I assure you you will need it. The sex scenes in this book are AWESOME, Jaci doesn't hesitate when it comes to describe feelings, sensations and places... body places. The way the characters talk is hot, the way they make you feel is hot and I promise that if it weren't for Tara I would have jump above him. This book was eroticness itself.

    I loved the fact that Jaci Burton actually developed Nathan's character. There are lots of books where the sons and daughters only appear once or twice and then are forgotten, but no in this book and I enjoyed that.
    And it doesn't stop with him, far from it, Mick's family have a role in the story and in the next book ;)

    Now, please, stop reading and buy the book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

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    SIZZLE SIZZLE SIZZLE!!!!!

    Loved this!! Burton holds nothing back and I absolutely LOVE the sports theme, Whats not to love about a HOT HOT HOT millionaire pro-football playboy falling for a STRONG single mom? Not an oh my god give everything up for him woman. I love Burtons modern raw language. And wow the cover is yum-my.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

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    Love the story... 'touchdown'!

    I am a Jaci Burton fan and I was captured from the first line of this book. I appreciated how the main characters were developed and had flaws that they worked on through the relationship. A believable story of love, trust, and redemption.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2011

    great reading material

    it touched my heart to the core, but the ending could have been a little better. all in all hot and spicy I give it 2 thumbs up!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2011

    Highly Recommend.....very hot, steamy and a beautiful love story!!

    I really loved this book. This was my first time reading a book by Jacit Burton but I can honestly tell you that it will not be my last time. I cannot wait until "Changing the Game", book to in the Play-by-Play series comes out. This book will keep you captivated and thinking about these characters even after you complete the book. Check it out, you will not be disappointed. Jaci........good job and keep em coming!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

    recommend

    it was a very good, i just wish there was more to the ending it left you wanting more. it was very HOT and STEAMY book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

    wow

    areally good read. was hard to put down!! cant eait for the next book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2011

    Excellent Read!

    Loved it! Spicy sex as well as tender romance=Joci Burton's Perfect Play. Can't wait for the next book in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

    ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!

    A delicious romance about characters that were well written. Mick and Tara delevoped nicely until the end. The plot was capitivating intertwined with the likes of reality. I am looking forward to the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2011

    Recommend

    Good read!

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2011

    Not Recommended

    This book was very explicit (Porn). I share books with my 18 year old, who should not be reading this type of book. This book needed to be rated X. I deleted immediately.

    1 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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