Book 2 in the Play-by-Play Series
Author: Jaci Burton
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release date: August 2, 2011
Author's website: Jaci Burton
Win at any cost. That's always been the mantra of sports agent Liz Darnell. When she carries things too far and risks losing her number-one client, baseball pro Gavin Riley, Liz realizes that she'll have to work extra innings to win him back. It might not be too much of a stretch. She's had a thing for this player's moves since she first laid eyes on him, and by the looks of it, he wants her just as bad.We are introduced to Gavin's character in book 1 of the series Changing the Game in which the main character is his older brother Mick. Both of the brothers are represented by Liz Darnell as their sports agent. Well, Mick isn't anymore. He fired her because she did something shady and now she has fled because she is afraid that Gavin will do the same thing. So when they finally do meet she is shocked that he decides to keep her on as his agent. Not only does he want Liz to remain as his agent, but he wants to take their relationship in a different direction. *wiggles eyebrows* They've both had a thing for each other for years and they decide that giving in and having sex with one another would be a good thing. They figure that it's not like they are entering into a relationship and want to have fun with one another. So let the good times roll!
Gavin's more than ready—especially when Liz is offering herself as part of the bargain. And as much of her as Gavin wants. For added thrills, he decides to throw a little curve ball Liz's way to see just how far she's truly willing to go to keep him as a client. But when love unexpectedly enters the playing field, neither Liz nor Gavin are ready for the biggest game-changer of them all.
What I loved about these 2 characters together is that they knew the good and bad about one another. They also know each other well and I couldn't wait for them to give in and get down to the deed! The scenes in which Gavin noticed all the little things about Liz that he loved really let the reader see Liz in a different light. I have got to be honest, I didn't like Liz in book 1 and I don't think anyone did especially after what she did. But Jaci Burton did such a great job of redeeming her character and I was rooting for her and Gavin to work out all their issues so they could really see that they were in love with one another. Jaci Burton also wrote some hot love scenes and there is one in particular that I enjoyed the most. The storm scene, oh yes! As they are tearing at each other there is a thunderstorm outside and the rain is beating against the window. This scene was so erotic and you could really feel their animalistic urges come out. RAWR!
I'm giving Changing the Game a rating of:
Changing the Game shows just how much Gavin and Liz compliment each other and what is funny is that everyone knew they had the hots for each other. They just didn't know it themselves. lol I also enjoyed reading more about the Riley family and love how Jaci Burton has set up the next book in the series Taking A Shot. I'm looking forward to reading that one as well and I'm pretty sure it'll be just as smoking hot as the 1st 2 books in her series were.