Quarterback Draw (Play-by-Play Series #9)

Quarterback Draw (Play-by-Play Series #9)

by Jaci Burton
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Quarterback Draw 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
ravenwolf_EPTX More than 1 year ago
Hate to say it, Anya and Leo were my favorites. > > Judging a Book by it's Cover > Looking Deeper Third-person For the past ten years, Katrina has had a successful modeling careering while taking on guardianship of her young brother and sister, Leo and Anya. After her dad abandoned them all and her mom passed away when she was weeks from turning 18, she did not have the time nor desire to date or fall in love. Grant is contacted to do swimwear edition photo shoot with some other athletes for a high profile magazine and gets pair up with Kat. He's awe-struck at first sight. Grant could be pushy and bossy, trying to charm people into giving him his way. It was not as cute as I think it was intended to be. Often, I found myself irritated by his passive-aggressive controlling nature. On the flipside of the coin, as smart and worldly as Kat was and as much responsibility as she's managed to shoulder over the past ten years, her ostrich technique of denying her relationship, denying her feeling and claiming to be oblivious to everything was naive and annoying. Secondary characters mainly consisted of the Cassidy family with a small Riley cameo. Leo and Anya were important pieces in the plot and made things quite enjoyable. The story was well written, flowed smoothly, had strong dialogue and believable cast interaction. Conflicts could have been avoided if they'd opened their eyes, hearts, and minds, had better communication skills, and didn't fight things (or deny / fight them!) as much as they did. In the end, things seemed to have been resolved. Predictability was mild. The conclusion was presented as a HFN work-in-progress, maybe an implied HEA. Overall, it was not terrible, I just was not over-excited over the character traits of these two. . Rating: [4] ~ Score: 4.15 ~ Stars: 4 ========================== ⭐ ⭐ **** Disclosure of Material: I purchased a copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving unbiased and unsolicited feedback. I was not asked, encouraged, or required to leave a review - nor was I compensated in any way. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". ***** ⭐ ⭐
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TinaMarieReviews More than 1 year ago
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5 Another great Jaci Burton sports romance. The Play by Play series continues to draw me in and keep me coming back for more. Quarterback Draw is the 9th book and such a credit to this series that I love. Even better this book gave us a huge introduction to the Cassidy family and I have to say I am in love with these maniacs. Grant and Katrina were bittersweet. Grant was fantastic. He stepped up from the beginning and made his intentions known. He was all in from day one and did all of the right things. Katrina, on the other hand, made my head want to explode. Don't get me wrong I liked her as a character and even respected her a ton considering all she had been through and all that she did to keep her family together. I just really hate when anyone makes another pay for the sins of others. And I know this is human nature, so chalk this up to a compliment that this book made it all seem so real. It frustrated me that no matter how good Grant was that she still held back. If I could find her father I would punch him. Okay maybe not punch, but I would surely give him dirty looks. :) The sub-characters made this book for me. Katrina's brother and sister were hilarious. I loved how they gave her a hard time without being mean. And then there was Grant's family the Cassidys. I have no idea where to even start with them. They were fantastic! The brother's and all of their competitiveness was crazy, exasperating and fun to read all at the same time. I seriously found myself feeling so sorry for their mother. See? This book really brings the feeling of this is really happening. I loved this book and can not wait to read the next one. Hint hint: it's about another Cassidy brother. You can find this review and others at Books, Chocolate and Lipgloss
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dutcheja More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!! I am a big sports fan and a big romance fan so what could be better than a romance with a sports theme!!!!! This is part of the Play-By-Play Series that Jaci Burton has been writing. I am a huge fan of hers since she is able to blend romance and sports into such a great story. Grant is a Quarterback and on a fashion shoot he is doing for a sports company he meets Katrina who is a world famous model. Katrina carries the weight of the world on her shoulders and Grant loves to have fun. You can see where this is going can't you?? I highly recommend this read even if you aren't necessarily a sports fan, this just might convert you. =)
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Grant captures the hearts and attention of almost every woman he comes into contact with, except the one woman he wants to be with...Kat! He is quite possibly, dare I say, the perfect man, and he will defintely be lingering with me for a while! This is my first Play by Play book and I must admit I feel like a fool for not reading one of these books until now... I was totally missing out! Quarterback Draw has the makings of a perfect romance novel: an addictive storyline, well written characters, & lots of spice in all the right places! Highly recommend this book, I guarantee you'll walk away with a new book boyfriend!
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
Grant Cassidy and Katrina Korsova meet at a photo shoot on Barbados.  She doesn't date and he is known for being seen with too many.  Can the most opposite couple make a connection?  Or will they find themselves in a draw, ahem tie?   The supermodel and the quarterback make excellent friends.  They quickly connect and find they have a lot in common.  Katrina, however, does not want a love connection and tries to rid herself of the hunk who seems to want a hookup.  Grant, to his credit is honest with her and says if she wants to be friends - that is fine with him.   Over the next couple months, the find themselves in the same city and being friends just comes easy.  Katrina is afraid to admit the feelings that are growing for him.  Grant is not sure what to do to keep her in his life.  She seems to have her track shoes on around him and tries to constantly run from him.   Grant and Katrina have something and they finally admit that it is there.  Can they get past the pieces that are in the way?  Can he understand she is in charge of her siblings and has to be there for them?     Grant's family is such a great source of love and support.  When they figure out his feelings for her they even try to help.  Can you catch a falling supermodel?  Is that even a possibility?     Katrina and Grant have an emotional ride along with some seriously hot scenes in this story.  I have to give the author credit.  Just when I think the next book cannot get any hotter....she finds a way to keep the home fires burning.   This is book # 9 in the Play by Play series.  See more about this series and the author at Goodreads.!  Grab a copy today - you will be glad you did.
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
What can I say? I love Jaci Burton's books. They just make you feel good and leave you in a happy place. I loved Grant's story!
ehaney578 More than 1 year ago
The Play-by-Play series has taken a new direction with shifting its focus to a new family, The Cassidys. They are a sports family where Grant’s father Easton was an NFL quarterback for Green Bay and a legend in the game. Grant and two of his brothers—Flynn and Barrett—are pro football players and his brother Tucker is a pro baseball pitcher. There’s also a younger sister, Mia, who is still in college. Cole Riley makes an appearance because he’s on Grant’s team and we get to see his wife Savannah but that is the extent of the Riley family we see in this book. I certainly miss The Rileys but I am curious about The Cassidy family and their dangerously sexy offspring. What I enjoyed about the book were the secondary characters in the story. I thought Leo and Anya were great characters (Katrina’s brother and sister). I also enjoyed the scenes with Grant’s family and the banter between Grant and his sexy-as-sin brothers. It was hilarious to read! What really bugged me about the book was all the stereotype stuff that both Katrina and Grant were fighting about. Well, not necessarily fighting, but the majority of their first meeting and the beginning of their friendship/courtship they were both defending themselves against the stereotypical roles of the supermodel and the sports jock. It was a little disconcerting but when Katrina’s brother and sister were introduced, the story took on a whole new dynamic and was more enjoyable to read. I thought Katrina and Grant’s relationship developed very fast. I didn’t get a good feel for it because the majority of the time they spent together was in very-detailed sex scenes and the time they spent together in other environments were glossed over, with the exception of the time they spent with Grant’s family. All in all, I enjoyed the book. I’m curious to see how the series will develop and I’m looking forward to reading more about Grant’s brothers. ***I was gifted an eBook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J.C. Burton is one of my favorite authors... I am partial to sports themed books and her sports are always in the background to the story... Superstar quarterback meets gorgeous model at a photo shoot where they are posed together... Smitten! He pursues her back to NYC to find that since the age of 17 she has been the sole provider for her much younger sister and brother... She sees that as her whole purpose in life and while both are still in high school she is determined that she needs no man in her life... The tale that unfolds will try your patience, tug at your heart strings and prove once again that nice guys don't always finish last... Loved it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of strong women and hunky athletes, Jaci Burton is the author for you. There is no series that I look forward to the next book more than this one!
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Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars Reviewed by Francesca and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog The SuperBowl was just this weekend and I can’t think of a better time to immerse yourself in a hot football themed romance. In particular, with the queen of the genre herself… Jaci Burton. Jaci Burton has another winner in QUARTERBACK DRAW! Things spark and sizzle from the very beginning when hot quarterback Grant Cassidy meets gorgeous supermodel Katrina Koslova while doing a swimsuit photo shoot together in the tropics. While this seems like it would be all kinds of predictable, Ms. Burton’s characters take me on an unexpected ride. Especially Katrina. Kat is a strong woman who is not influenced by her environment, she’s using it to her best advantage. And that advantage revolves around her siblings, whom she has had the responsibly of raising all by herself from a very young age. She’s mature and selfless, and in so many ways she’s grown up beyond her years and that is something I absolutely loved about her! Grant is almost her opposite. He’s fun and carefree. Focused on his career and his goals, but up to now there hasn’t been much else to fill his life. The perfect complement to each other, and their relationship was masterfully done. Perfect chemistry, perfect build up, perfect romance. Let’s not put aside the steam factor because Grant is one hot male specimen! He’s got the tenderness to win your heart and the stamina to melt your bones. This story was sweet, fun and sexy as only Jaci Burton can do. QUARTERBACK DRAW also delves more into yet another family. You know I’m a sucker for families, right? Well the Cassidy’s are sort of sports royalty and I cannot…CANNOT, wait to read all their stories. I wish they were on my calendar already. Their dynamics are so much fun and each one of them is special and has something that’s already sparked my interest. The true mark of a talented author, Jaci Burton continues to impress me with every story she writes. Full of heart and fire. And she still manages to keep me wanting more. More of her characters, more of her writing, just more. *ARC provided by publisher
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
Quarterback Draw is romantic and hot romance featuring the supermodel and the star quarterback, though neither fit your typical stereotype at all after you get to know them.  Grant is a hottie that is for sure, but he is also a really great guy.  Katrina  has a lot of issues and has had a rough time of it, though she manages to hide it well, that is from everyone except Grant.  Of course there is the romance, the chemistry, the hot sexy scenes, but there is also something additional in this book, it is rooted around family, namely Katrina's brother and sister, which was entertaining and different, and also something that made the book stand out.  Then there is Grant's family, who opened up a whole new world to Katrina and her siblings.  I loved the journey Jaci Burton took the characters on in this story.  If you love contemporary romance, especially sports-themed romance, then you are in for a treat.  Check it out. 
Arch_Angel More than 1 year ago
Jaci Burton.......what more can I say? I tend breathe in her Play-by-Play books, and Quarterback Draw was absolutely no exception. Always the right mix of trepidation, emotional baggage, unforeseeable circumstance, and sexual heat; these stories keep the reader totally captivated and coming back for more. So get yourself comfortable, settle in and enjoy Grant and Katrina’s journey. I know I sure did!!
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 4/3 REVIEW:  Loved Grant! He was almost too good to be true. Until you met his family then you know why he is so very awesome. The Cassidy family is to die for. Grants 3 brothers (fingers crossed this means more books) are funny, smexy and very competitive. Grant’s baby sister had to deal with 4 overbearing, trouble making, always competing older brothers I don’t think there is anything or anyone she can’t handle. Grant’s parents are the perfect pair. And the glimpse we get of their love story will make you smile, laugh and shed a little tear.  Katrina has not had it easy. She took over raising her little brother and sister at age seventeen. But she was determine to make their lives as good as she could make them. And honestly Katrina did a great job at that. Anya and Leo didn’t want for anything. Or at least that is what Katrina thought until Grant popped into her life.  Another amazing Play-By-Play novel by Ms. Burton. I totally loved Grant & Katrina from page one of this book. Even though this a typical hot sports star mets equally hot supermodel story, it honestly didn’t feel that way. I connected with the characters so much that what they did for a living was not an issue for me. Both are so down to earth that it made it very easy. I will say that the 1st Annual Cassidy football game was a riot to read about.  If you are a Jaci Burton fan I am sure you will love Grant & Katrina’s story! If you are new to this series. You could read this book as a stand alone. But why not start at the beginning and find out what sports stars are so yummy.  Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley & PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review. 
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