Monday, February 17

Changing The Game by Jaci Burton

Most people play by the rules. Gavin and Liz aren't most people...

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.

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.

I enjoyed the first book in this series so much I got on the second one as soon as I could...which was as soon as I ended the last page in the previous one. Ahhh, Jaci Burton, you're killing me with awesomeness here!

I loved this book, too. Once again, mind that you check the cover. Right?!?! And to think that Gavin and Mick were brothers; and then looking at these two covers, I couldn't help but think that these Rileys have some great genes. I want. Ha!

Alright, so the reason I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book was because book one of this series teased me enough. That Elizabeth-Gavin kiss right at the end of that book really got me. ***SPOILER*** I admit, Liz became my least favorite person there for a while after what she did to Mick and Tara but I just knew that if they had a book, it was going to a sizzler.

And JB did not disappointment. This dirty talking was enough to get me--hook, line, and sinker. But it was the fluidity of weaving the sexy parts and melding it comfortably into the more familial side of the story that was making me addicted to this story. There was one hiccup in this book that really irritated me--Gavin's asshole moments. I wanted him to really fight for Liz, and especially to Mick when he really started attacking her verbally. These parts (there was more than one occasion...ugh!) in the book really deflated me and kind of burst my bubble a bit. 

Good thing all was good in the end. I guess they were the necessary evils for the good ending. It didn't mean I had to like it though. Nevertheless, I cannot get enough of this series. But since it is still ongoing, I am trying to go through the books slowly so I don't run out. I'll probably give it a week before I give in and pick up the third book.

Final verdict: 7/10.

Play-By-Play series reviews:
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