Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Taking A Shot by Jaci Burton

Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3)

Taking a Shot
(Play by Play #3)
by Jaci Burton
Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: March 6th 2012 by Berkley Trade
ISBN 0425245527
Courtesy of Publisher

If you want to score, you have to get in the game...The last thing Jenna Riley needs is more sports in her life. While her brothers are off being athletic superstars, she's stuck running the family's sports bar, whether she likes it or not. Then in walks pro hockey stud Tyler Anderson. As much as Jenna would like to go to the boards with him, she's vowed to never fall for a jock-even one as hot as Ty.Ty, intrigued by the beautiful bar owner, becomes a regular. He senses that Jenna wants to do something more with her life. And as he gains her trust, the passion between them grows, as does Ty's insistence that Jenna should start living for herself. With his encouragement, Jenna starts to believe it, too...But first, Jenna has to figure out what she wants, what she needs, who she loves, and if she has the passion and pride to take a shot at having it all-including Ty...
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Crystal’s Thoughts:
Jaci Burton scores with another red-hot romance sure to make your heart pound and your libido soar!


Jenna Riley is positive that she is destined to run her family’s sports bar for the rest of her life and with her father recovering from a heart attack, leaving Jenna to run the bar solo, she knows that she can never utter a word of complaint to her parents. With two professional athletes for older brothers though and the non-stop sport’s talk at work her life seems consumed by it and Jenna is adamant about not adding any more to the mix; even if that means shooting down sexy pro hockey player Tyler Anderson.
For months Ty has been frequenting Riley’s Sports Bar, intrigued by the spunky, pierced and tattooed bartender, despite getting the cold shoulder from her. He knows there is more under the prickly exterior that she shows the world, and even her family, and once he sees something he wants’ he goes for goal. Determined to show Jenna that he is the one man for her, Ty sets out to prove that the type of man she may think she wants can never light the fire in her that he can, and she will never feel that spark of chemistry with anyone but him.
Soon, Jenna can’t deny the passion that flares brightly between her and Ty, and no longer tries to fight it. But when he pushes her to follow her dreams and live for herself he may just end up pushing her too far. Can Jenna find the courage to face her fears and take a shot living the life she has always dreamed of or will she end up losing in the game of love?


Consuming passion, complex characters and an intriguing plot, Jaci Burton can chalk up another win for the sexy athletes in her Play by Play series!


I just LOVE the Riley’s, the family dynamics is amazing and with each new novel in the series this caring and supportive family captures another piece of my heart. Taking a Shot follows Jenna, the youngest of the Riley siblings and the only girl, Jenna feels like she has been living in the shadow of her two older pro-athlete brothers and is sick of sports taking over her life. As the female protagonist she is funny, smart, frustratingly stubborn and sadly feels that she cannot confide in her family her true feelings. I found myself wanting to give her a good hard shake throughout the story as well as a big hug. And Ty, well Ty…he was just WOW. Sexy, considerate, supportive, smart, with a great sense of humor and good attitude he is the perfect package; not to mention how he heats up the ice and the bedroom. You’ll need a bucket of ice for the sizzling sex that Burton delivers in Taking a Shot! Tyler Anderson easily makes the list of top swoon-worthy romance heroes for 2012 and the year has only begun.


Jaci Burton gives readers more than just a pretty package, but an entertaining and compelling story that will leave them begging for more. I cannot say enough good things about this book. If you’re already a fan of the Play by Play series than you won’t be disappointed with this latest installment and new readers are sure to find a new favorite author/series. Taking a Shot is set up well for a stand-alone but better read in a series and the Play by Play series is a must read for erotic romance and sports romance fans everywhere! Now I am dying for Cole Riley's story (Mick, Gavin & Jenna's cousin) in Playing to Win


Rating: 5 Wine Glasses - A toast to perfection!

Sexual Content: An erotic romance recommended for mature adult readers only. Sizzling hot I was surprised that the pages didn't burst into flames in my hands! 


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~*GIVEAWAY*~
Hi lovelies! Since I've been MIA for a few days and the fabulous Kelly had to stop by (I believe promising a little something) I thought I'd make one lucky readers day by giving away my much-loved personal copy of Taking a Shot to one US follower and a one-of-a-kind matching book thong from my Etsy shop, Dalla Luna! I will never re-make this specific design with the microphone for Jenna so the winner will be the only reader to have this! To enter, just be a follower of RBtWBC by GFC and leave a comment on this post telling me which sports athletes you like to read about or which ones you'd like to read more of, and then fill out the RaffleCopter below! Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!


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60 comments:

Erica Nicholas said...

I love reading about hockey players! :)

Victoria said...

Hockey is my favorite sport but I've never read a story with it as a back theme so I'm really looking forward to TAKING A SHOT!
vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrea said...

Baseball is really the only sport I know very well. I would take soccer for the hotness factor even though I don't understand the game.

elaing8 said...

I like the hockey player books.I need to read more of them :)

Leni said...

I love reading about athletes, but am not a fan of watching actual games. So when I'm reading I don't have a preference. It's all good.

HockeyVampiress said...

There is NO other sport better than hockey. So hands down we need more hockey romance.

KhelseyJackson said...

I am in love with this cover!

Laurie said...

Football and hockey are my favs. Love the cover! So want to read this!

Red said...

Hm. I've read a handful of hockey and MMA because of Rachel Gibson and Lori Foster. I really like the hockey ones :)

Can't wait for this book!

Sharonda SexxyBlogger SalaciousReads said...

Basketball is my fav sport. Just because of the sweat, swagger and tattoos. Oh yeah & I love looking at them legs...mmmmm.

Krista said...

I like to read about hockey and football players.

remykat6 said...

I just reading a few months ago about Hockey players and I really really how each are differnt and the author is able to bring each perosonalities and the sport into each story. I would really love to read more baseball stories and would hope that could get across the same emotions I have read in some of the hockey stories. Going to my very first hockey game in 2 weeks and will be bringing along a few of my fav hockey stories to get into the right mood!

Kristin said...

I have been impatiently waiting for this book to come out ever since I read the excerpt in Changing the Game.
I love hockey! There is something about the intense contact sport that really peaks my interest. They glide around on the ice demanding attention, slamming each other into the glass, whacking each other's stick... oh yeah, that is my kind of sport. :oP Which is why I REALLY want to get my hands on this book!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Artemis said...

I would have to say my favorites would be the ones I watch the most: football (NFL) racing (NASCAR), hockey, baseball, and UFC. Yep, that about covers it.

CrystalGB said...

Hockey players are my favorite to read about.

Jane said...

I'm a hockey and baseball fan, so I would like to see more of these athletes in romances.

Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books) said...

I really liked Mick's book and all of the football scenes. However, I would like to see her do one centered around a UFC/MMA fighter ;)

Crystal @ RBtWBC said...

Great comments everyone!
I would also like to see a book centered on MMA, except nixing the cauliflowered ears! LoL
I haven't read too many race car drivers either that were male.

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

I think I found a new sport to watch!!!!!! Thanks for this awesome chance!!!

Di said...

Since this year is the Summer Olympics I'll be looking forward to reading about the competitors.

desitheblonde said...

the book cove looks great and i would love to read the book and blog on it

Brenda Demko said...

I'm not a sports fan but I can read about any type of sport as long as I'm reading a romance. Thanks for the chance.

Mandy P. said...

I love reading any of the sports romances, but baseball players are my favorite. :)

Chrisbails said...

I love reading about any sports players. Love the sexy, sport playing athletes. I do love hockey and football players. I love this cover of this book, actually I love all the covers from this series. This is a new author for me and would love to win and read this book. Going to have to add the first 2 books of this series to my must buy list.
Thanks for the chance to win.
christinebails@yahoo.com

Jen said...

I love hockey! Go Bruins! I would love to win.

Barbara said...

I LOVE Jaci...and this series! I like the sports she's written about so far. I also like NASCAR, Swimming/diving might be fun (think what a cover that would make, YUM!), Snow Skiing, Soccer, maybe Boxing...and some of the Track and Field sporting events...runners are sexy! As always, thx for the giveaway op!

barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

Dannielle L said...

I'd take any of the 3 major sports I watch- football, hockey and baseball.
I especially like when a little bit of sports terminology is thrown in to make me feel smart! :)

Tore said...

I love reading about them all. I love reading about gymnastics and hockey players. Tore923@aol.com

*yadkny* said...

I love reading the ones about hockey and football... probably more of the physical contact type sports. I've not read any with soccer, so I think I'd like to read more from that sports category.

yadkny@hotmail.com

VampedChik said...

The only ones that I've ever read so far all had to do with baseball. I really enjoyed those but I'd totally love to read any of the others. I've had this series on my wishlist for awhile now! :) Thanks so much!
-Amber
goodblinknpark @ yahoo.com

Julianne said...

I don't really have a favorite sport I like to read about. But I do like looking at the hard bodies on the covers. :) I guess if I had to choose it would be football because that's what I know more about.
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

Emily Tardy said...

I am a big fan of MMA, mainly UFC, but I hear what's going on from my Hubby so I never have to read about it... I do love reading about hunky fictional characters though =D

Carol L. said...

The cover is great.I haven't read this series yet but I'm going to. It's on my TRL. I'm into baseball and football but Soccer and Hockey are good too. As long as it's a romance I'm game. Thanks for the opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Rachel V said...

I like reading about hockey. I wouldnt mind reading about soccer maybe. I havent read alot of sports books.

pefrw at yahoo dot com

Michelle said...

Baseball and hockey would probably be my favorite!!! Thanks for the chance!

hregtvedt said...

I love football. I love baseball and I can't (really can't) wait for this book to come out. I have a wonderful feeling that I'm going to absolutely love hockey too!

Can't wait for this book!

Heather E

Cyndi Tefft said...

Jaci's covers are hot hot hot. I can't get enough of them!

Cyndi

Jen said...

I recently stumbled onto these books and couldn't get my hands on them fast enough. I can't wait for the next one. Thanks for the contest!!

Jen said...

I forgot...I love HOCKEY!!

Anne said...

When I read a story the sport doesn't matter to me. It usually has very little to do with the actual plot of the romances I read. I suppose badminton wouldn't be as sexy as baseball, hockey or football though.

acm05atjuno.com

divavixenqueen said...

I'd read a little bit of everything. From hockey players to Basketball players, with a little bit of scoccer thrown in.

ML said...

I too read a little of everything and I enjoy reading about athletes-it takes a certain type of individual to be dedicated to a sport. Jaci Burton's romances featuring the athletic covers (wow!) look fabulous.

Megan said...

I like reading about when athletes do things for their fans. I recently read an article about a football player who posted on Twitter and then spent the whole weekend hanging out with fans.

Thanks for the giveaway!
megonski216@yahoo.com

Joanne said...

Hockey, baseball or football. We could always use more books about these sports. Thanks for the chance to win.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Dynie said...

I love anything to do with football. Thanks for a chance to win.

icha said...

i love it football series (chicago stars series by susan elizabeth phillips) and hockey (chinok series by rachel gibson)..i cant stop for read this book ^^

thanks for the giveaway..

icha09 at gmail dot com

Kris said...

Yay a giveaway!!! This cover is sooo drool-worthy!! I have found that i really like sports romances (surprising because i hate sports). So far my favorite sports to read about is baseball. Please enter me :)

froggykm at gmail dot com

katherine said...
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katherine said...

The cover is sooooo...deliciouss...makes me drooling. I read Chicago Series from Susan Elizabeth Phillips and really really like it. I hope I can get this book and really like this book.

ekafony at gmail dot com

Taryn said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks! I am a bookmark nut so I would really love to win this....and of course the book!

I was a gymnast for a long time, so I would like to see a story with a gymnast in it. I don't think it's been done before.

jannasierens said...

I am a huge hockey fan, I am originally from Detroit so I love the Red wings so reading anything about a hockey player is great! I can't wait to read this book, I love this series!

amandakgc said...

I don't believe I've read anything about hockey players so looking forward to this one.

P.S. PICK ME!

amandakgc(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cocktails and Books said...

I have to enter this for the book thong! Love, Love, Love it!! (You can give the book away to another follower should I get chosen).

Stephanie M said...

I love reading books about football and baseball, but I love anything that Jaci Burton writes.

smccar1 at hotmail dot com

JenM said...

I like all sports with the exception of basketball so I'm happy to read books with just about any sport in it. I love those hyper athletic guys.

JoAnna said...

I love bull riders and hockey players.

beckerjo at verizon dot net

Pam S said...

The first two Play by Play books I absolutely loved. They are on my favs list and keeper shelf - I won't be parting with those for sure. I really liked the glimpses of Ty I got from Book2 and end of the book preview for Taking a Shot. I can't wait for this to release! Thanks so much for the chance to win this and the beautiful, unique bookmark!


Baseball, football and hockey are the main ones I've read. I would like to pick up some with soccer or even some lesser common sports featured in books - would love to see some of the story lines some of these great authors come up with.

pams00 @ aol.com

latanya said...

football players

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

I can't believe I almost missed this giveaway! I haven't been able to get online in FOREVER!!!!!

Football is by far my favorite sport to read about (especially now that football season is over) I will always read any book in this series regardless of the sport though because, well it's Jaci Burton and they are all hot!

Thanks for the chance!

Anita Yancey said...

I like reading about baseball players best. But hockey players are fine too. Thanks for having this giveaway.
ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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