Changing the Game (A Play-by-Play Novel) [Jaci Burton] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. An erotic new game from the New York Times. An erotic new game from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Play. Sports agent Liz Darnell will do anything to win back her number-one. Changing the Game – Jaci Burton When I first read this book, I put it down and skimmed to the end but then I felt like I should finish it for a review.
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Fhanging was probably more than a 4 star read for me once I got partially into the book and it even had an angle I don’t usually see in my romance series. You don’t usually see that, a hero is always a hero, but in this book Mick needed to get his ass handed to him by Gavin- no kidding I wanted him to take a swing and knock!
Gavin didn’t, which was a little bit of a disappointment, but Liz found her inner bitch and put him in his place. Way to go Liz! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Teh to Read saving….
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Changing the Game by Jaci Burton. Sports agent Liz Darnell will do anything to win back her number-one client, baseball pro Gavin Riley. And Gavin’s more than ready- especially when Changint is offering herself as part of the bargain. But when love unexpectedly enters the playing field, neither Liz nor Gavin are ready for the biggest game-changer of all. Trade Paperbackpages. Published August 2nd by Berkley Heat first published August 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Lists with This Book. May 15, Shawna rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Fans of erotic sports romances. But, don’t baseball players usually have a little more junk in their trunk and thicker thighs? I think I have an obligation to read this as purely scientific study of course bkrton find out. Allow me to offer some additional Gavin thinking about Liz: Gavin fresh from the shower after a grueling game: Gavin lazing around in jeans: I really enjoyed this, although not quite as much as The Perfect Play.
Gavin is yummy of course, but I was surprised by how much I ended up liking and rooting for Liz after her outright display of utter bitchiness in Kaci Perfect Play.
The author does a good job explaining her hidden insecurity and vulnerability and making her into a sympathetic heroine. Luckily he eventually came around because otherwise I was going to burtton to pummel him, which would have been a damn shame considering how much I loved him in The Perfect Play.
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View all 45 comments. I was apprehensive about this book. I wasn’t sure Ms. Burton could take an unlikable character, Elizabeth Darnell, from The Perfect Nurtonand make her not only likable, but also the next heroine in the series.
I needn’t have worried. Burton exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed reading this book. Just like in The Perfect the Playthe characters were richly developed, engaging, and lovable. Well, almost all the characters. Their relationship, though at times frustrating, was spicy, humorous, and touching. I’m not always a fan of “friends to lovers” plots, but this book worked for me. The author stayed away from the typical cliche scenarios commonly found in these type of books.
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This is very steamy and explicitly erotic book. In fact, the fist part of the story is pretty much one big sex scene without much plot development. However, that soon changes once Gavin realizes his feelings for Liz. After that, we are treated to an erotic love story full of passion and romance. I also felt the sex scenes improved in this book. It didn’t feel like the hero and heroine were starring in some low budget porno with cringe worthy lines. The added emotion and tenderness helped me feel the love and connection between the main characters.
And that’s what I want in a love scene. My only issue with the book was Mick’s character. His behavior was awful during most of the story. I understand why he acted the way he did, and felt he had a right to be upset, but I didn’t like his vindictive attitude towards Liz.
Luckily, by the end of the book, he more than redeemed himself. All in all, I enjoyed this story. If you’re not sensitive to explicit erotica, then I highly recommend this book. View all 43 comments. Oct 10, Auntee rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Fans of really hot sports romance.
Ohh, it was good, it was close JB had an uphill battle with this one, mostly because she had to make a very unlikable character from the previous book sports agent Elizabeth Darnell into a likable one. But I’m happy and a bit surprised to say that I think she accomplished that. She gave the tough, independent career w Question: She gave the tough, independent career woman Liz a decent backstory that explained why she acted the way she does. A young Liz saw first hand what a controlling man her parent’s miserable marriage could do to a woman’s spirit and she vowed that no man would ever have control over her or her heart.
Liz had a tough shell around her heart, and the only man who could possibly crack it was the man she had secretly loved for years, her client, 1st baseman for the St. Louis River, Gavin Riley. Now Gavin never thought of Liz in a romantic way–she was his agent, period, and Gavin didn’t believe in mixing business with pleasure no matter how attractive he thought the beautiful redhead was.
But ever since a vulnerable Liz kissed him after being fired by his superstar pro football player brother Mick after Liz interfered in his love lifeGavin has been thinking about her.
Liz has been avoiding Gavin, worrying and expecting that he will fire her too. Cbanging has no intention of firing her, he’s his own man with his own mind, but wants Liz to stop avoiding him, so he corners her during a spring training banquet in Florida. They have some things to talk about. Gavin and Liz go waaay beyond talking at his Florida beach house.
Liz knows this is wrong, to surrender to the commanding-in-the bedroom Gavin. She thinks Gavin is not about to commit to her, he likes his play-the-field lifestyle too much and will surely dump her when he tires of her.
The only thing she can do to avoid getting hurt is keep it light, and don’t ever reveal to Gavin her true feelings for him. But what if Chahging starts to want more from Liz than just a no strings affair? Will his cuanging namely his brother Mick who still hasn’t forgiven Liz make things difficult for them to have a relationship?
Does Gavin even know what he wants? He’s never been in love before–will he recognize his feelings for Liz as love? This book starts changingg pretty hot and heavy. Gavin and Liz jump right into an affair, and JB leaves no detail unwritten. But I thought this book started to get good once we learned a little more about Liz’s background, and got her POV. I enjoyed the relationship she shared with two of the Rivers’ wives Shawnelle and Haley –they had some funny conversations and got into some trouble together.
It was nice to see Liz have some female friends. I also appreciated that JB gave Liz an unlikely career–that of a sports agent. I think I learned a thing or two about agents, and how hard Liz must have worked to achieve success at a young age What really surprised me in this book was how unlikable JB made Mick!
Mick became the villain–trying changinf get between Gavin and Liz’s relationship jaco every turn! Sometimes I just wanted to haul off and slap burfon
I was so glad when Liz finally told him off, but I wish Gavin would’ve had the guts to do it instead Jaci Burton also sets up her next book in this series quite nicely, when Liz becomes the agent for a St. Louis Ice hockey star, Tyler Anderson. Tyler and his reluctant future heroine Mick and Gavin’s sister, share a couple of conversations–looks like Tyler’s going to have his work cut out for him.
So all in all, a pretty good book.