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

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

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by Jaci Burton

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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.

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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 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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Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
Play-by-Play Series, #1
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Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Perfect Play 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 386 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
Always-Intrigued More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Judy_F More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
RedboneDHW More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 !
coleyfl More than 1 year ago
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.
PashaD More than 1 year ago
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.
Leticia Porter More than 1 year ago
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!
Joeygirl More than 1 year ago
This book was one hot ride from the first page till the end. I cannot wait for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Spicy sex as well as tender romance=Joci Burton's Perfect Play. Can't wait for the next book in the series.
ChristopherStreet More than 1 year ago
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.
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AboutThatStory 4 months ago
I loved this. Such a fantastic story! It was fun and entertaining and super sexy! Mick and Tara were great characters. I really loved Tara and her background story. How strong she was, how giving, and how protective she was. Mick was great too, so sweet and caring. They had great interactions, it could be really playful and I was constantly grinning from ear to ear. I loved them together, how their story built, how all their secrets were learned and everything evolved. It was awesome. The two of them together had great chemistry as well. They were just a really good fit and I enjoyed it all immensely. There were ups and downs and a bit of drama. It all had a good balance. Loved the writing and development. Great characters as well. Mick’s family was great, loved his brother Gavin. I really loved the relationship that was developing between Mick and Nathan. Nathan had a great moment at the end too that got me all teary eyed. Solid from beginning to end. Couldn't put it down. It had everything I love in an awesome story. Really great fun to read! It wasn't super heavy but had a nice amount of emotional moments in it. Super hot. Excellent characters. This so my first Jaci Burton book - I can't wait to read more!
christalvp More than 1 year ago
I enjoy sports romances, and this was a good one. The main characters, Tara and Mick, were great together. They were both truly nice people, and I liked the relationship that developed between them. The chemistry between them was good too. Tara's son, Nathan, as well as Mick's family, added to the story. I enjoyed the storyline and was kept interested all the way through. I liked the way everything played out in the book, and I'm very much looking forward to reading the next one.
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Seems like a rip off. Not going to risk it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read a number of Jaci Burton's other books and thoroughly enjoyed them which is why I ordered "The Perfect Play". I found this one seriously lacking. There was very little plot between the endless sex scenes - which I found myself skipping over. The characters, which could have been interesting, presented as one dimensional. It was definitely not worth the $12.99 charged for it. A big disappointment. I won't be ordering any of the others in this series!
dutcheja More than 1 year ago
I love the Play-by-Play books and I just rediscovered the series so I decided to start over. This is the first book in the series. I love the characters of Mick and Tara. I love the flow of their story it develops over time and doesn't seem to be one of those love stories where they are getting married after just a week. This one has a little more depth more of a love story. I also love the secondary characters that will have their own books in the future. I hope you enjoy this series as much as I do.
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