No one brings the sexy out in sports like Jaci Burton, the author of the New York Times bestselling Play-by-Play novels. Now, she puts together a holiday hat trick with three novellas featuring the hottest sports around: baseball, hockey, and surfing—because hard bodies are always in season...
For the high-achieving Elizabeth and her husband, baseball player Gavin Riley, failure is not an option. So when it comes to making a baby, they’re not about to let any holiday distractions get in the way of their necessary pleasures...
Holiday on Ice
It’s the season for giving and superstar hockey player Patrick “Trick” Niemeyer is ready to give dancer Stella Slovinski his heart wrapped up in bow. But he’ll have to melt the ice surrounding her heart to keep her from walking away...
Hot Holiday Nights
Christmas in Hawaii brings sports agent Tori Baldwin two presents: a young surfer at the top of his game and his business manager. But this hot threesome has to decide if the romantic wave they’ve caught is nothing more than a vacation fling, or the kind of love that could change their lives forever...
About the Author
Jaci Burton is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Play-by-Play series, including The Final Score, Rules of Contact, Unexpected Rush, All Wound Up, Quarterback Draw, Straddling the Line, Melting the Ice and One Sweet Ride, and the Hope series, including Love Me Again, Don’t Let Go, Make Me Stay, Love After All, Hope Burns, Hope Ignites and Hope Flames.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is books 6.5, 8.5, & 10.5 from the Play By Play series. These books are holiday stories that go with the rest of the series. They can be read as standalone novels. For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading in order. We revisit this amazing 5* series with 3 books in this anthology of holiday goodness. First up is Elizabeth and Gavin and where the Riley family is and how they are spending the holidays together. Second is Patrick & Stella and whether he can keep her close. Last is Tori and a vacation full of surprises. These were fun books to get back into this series with a quick read. I found that the money is worth it just to even read the first story. All books are spicy and hot! There is plenty of sparks flying off these pages.
I received an ARC of Mistletoe Games in a Goodreads contest from Berkley Publishing. I have not been asked for anything in return for this win. That being said, this is the first book that I have read by Jaci Burton and I am a new fan. This is a compilation of 3 novellas previously released in e-format. All three stories are hot, steamy, full of Christmas cheer and extremely well written. Holiday Games is about Liz and Gavin Riley who have been trying to have a baby but it hasn't happened yet. Liz doesn't accept failure so they keep working at it which involves a lot of steamy sex scenes. Holiday on Ice is about Trick and Stella. Last year they hooked up for a while but eventually went their separate ways. Now that they have reconnected Trick realizes that Stella is a woman to spend his life with but she is extremely resistant to relationships. While the sex is hot, they have to work past the fear to create a life. Hot Holiday Nights is about Tori, Alex and Ben. Tori is vacationing in Hawaii for the holidays. Alex is competing in a surfing championship and Ben is his promoter. The three of them enjoy the sexual sparks and the attraction. None of them were looking for love but they can't deny what is growing.
Holiday Games: (4 1/2 hearts) Liz has baby on the brain. Which means she needs to convince her husband that they need to have more sex. But with the holiday’s and a wedding there is not much time. But that is not going stop Liz. Oh, how I love Jaci Burton’s Play-by-Play series!!!! Since Holiday Games is a novella and don't want to give too much away just know that it will not disappoint. It was so much fun to read about Gavin & Liz again. I so can’t wait for the next installment in this series. Holiday on Ice: (4 1/2 hearts) Loved. Simple as that. I loved this book. Trick & Stella we have met before. I think we all know then that something was going on with them. But we just didn’t know what or how deep it ran. That being said since this was a novella I am not going to give you more. ;) Except that I loved Trick and Stella and you should read this novella. If you are a fan of the Play-by-Play series you will love this novella. If you have not started this series never fear you can pick up Holiday on Ice and read without being lost. Hot Holiday Nights: (4 hearts) In Hot Holiday Nights we get to follow sports agent Victoria Baldwin on her holiday trip to Hawaii. And it just happens to be the same time as a huge Surfing contest. Which brings some hottie surfers. Alex is a surfing super start and a very sweet guy who is looking for a good time will he is in Hawaii. Ben is Alex’s agent, best friend and was once a competitive surfer until he was hurt. This was a very quick read and boy howdy it was spicy. Victoria is a woman who knows what she wants and when she wants it. Alex, Victoria and Ben make a great team!!! I don’t want to give you too much but if you like the Play by Play series you will love this novella. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley & Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: MISTLETOE GAMES by Jaci Burton http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-6MB Publication Date: October 18, 2016 Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna Rated 4 Stars REVIEW: Three lovely stories revolving around Christmas and sports. HOLIDAY GAMES brings us to the world of Gavin and Liz as they get involved with the preparation for Ty and Jenna’s wedding. It was light on the baseball angle and more about the couples each dealing with big changes and love. Nice sexy little story. HOLIDAY ON ICE is of course hockey themed and I admit, I love hockey players. This was a fun and sexy romance that made me smile. Trick and Stella made a good couple, even though I wanted to throw a snowball at Stella at one point. HOT HOLIDAY NIGHTS brings us to the sexy world of surfers and a hot romance between Tori and Alex. I read this novella before and it was just as much fun this time around. Overall, the book was a pleasant read with each story the perfect length with a fun story. *Review copy provided by Pengiun in exchange for an honest review.