Saturday, March 17, 2012
Stock Up Saturday
By Jaci Burton
Publisher: Berkley Heat
Release Date: March 6, 2012
Jenna Riley is surrounded by sports. One of her brothers is a quarterback in the NFL (Mick Riley, The Perfect Play) and her other brother plays major league baseball (Gavin Riley, Changing the Game), so naturally her entire family loves any and all sports. On top of that, she owns and runs Riley’s, the family’s sports bar where local players and fans come to have a good time. One of those players is Ty Anderson, who plays for the St. Louis Ice, the local NHL team. Ty has been coming in a lot lately and Jenna has noticed his interest. Because her life is so full of sports, she certainly does not want to date anyone involved in sports. But there’s something alluring about the perceptive hockey star that Jenna can’t seem to resist.
Ty Anderson is good at reading people and he gets the impression that there is something more to Jenna Riley that what she shows in public. While she doesn’t resemble the type of girl he normally dates—with her short black hair tipped with purple, multiple piercings and tattoos—Ty wants to know her better. Despite Jenna saying no several times, Ty doesn’t give up...and one night it finally pays off. But Ty may be in for more than he bargained for when he discovers the real Jenna and learns of her hidden dream. Now, all he wants is to help her achieve that dream; and despite her objection to dating sports jocks, maybe find more along the way.
Taking a Shot is the third book in Jaci Burton’s popular Play-by-Play series, which has some of the best covers out there. I love this series featuring hot sexy athletes and strong, independent women...and you don’t have to be a fan of sports to enjoy them. Jenna was introduced in the first book of the series (The Perfect Play) and it was evident to me that there was much more to her character. She is not your typical-looking heroine and I like that about her. And I’m so glad that she got her own story. I was pleasantly surprised by her secret and adored Ty because he was adamant about helping Jenna realize her dream. To me, that is super sexy and makes him an unforgettable hero. The loves scenes are plenty and extremely HOT! I enjoyed visiting the previous couples, Mick and Tara, and Gavin and Liz, and also meeting the hero of the next book in the series, their cousin Cole. If you like super hot contemporary romance, pick up Taking a Shot!