Changing the Game (Play by Play #2)

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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 Liz 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. 

KurvyK’s review: Sometimes a book just resonates with you, and for me, that’s what occurred with Changing the Game, There are so many reasons to like this book, but the fiery passion Gavin and Elizabeth felt for each other is what initially hooked me. They have known each other for years and Gavin never looked at her as more than a friend/agent until Elizabeth planted that kiss on him at the end of the first book (The Perfect Play). What started out as them just having some fun quickly turned into a wonderful and very erotic romance. From the first few pages, I knew Gavin was going to be one of my favorite Heroes. He’s a major league baseball player, with a perfect, toned body, good-looking, funny, charming, confident, who is very close to his family. In other words, THE PERFECT GUY. He’s been living and enjoying the single life and plans to keep it that way. Elizabeth has been in love with Gavin for six years, but needed to keep their relationship professional. She’s a hard-ass on the outside, but a loving, soft woman on the inside. Once Gavin sees this side of her personality she’s kept hidden, he begins to look at her differently. The dialog between them is sooooo very sexy and hot, I consider this book a panty-melter. They are very verbal about what they want, like and what feels good, so the sex scenes are beyond smokin’.

The secondary characters, specifically Elizabeth’s friends, play an important part in the sory. Shawnelle was endearing and very funny. If this were a movie, she would have stolen all of her scenes. I felt as though I knew them, and I cared for them, as if they were my friends. Kudos to Jaci Burton for writing such well-developed characters.

Overall, Gavin and Elizabeth were a perfect match and I loved that they couldn’t ever get enough of each other no matter what difficulties they were working through. This book was emotional and satisfying and I highly recommend it– Easily one of my FAVORITES of the year.
KurvyK gives Changing the Game 


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10 thoughts on “Changing the Game (Play by Play #2)

  1. This book is freakin’ hot!!! Gavin is so take charge and dominant in the bedroom. He’s just about everything I love/lust in a man….he is up there with Cord McKay from Cowgirl Up and Ride in Lorelei James’ Rough Riders series =)

    Great review KurvyK 😉

  2. I agree with you D. You know I gotta laugh when you mention my man Cord. Gavin is easily up there with my favorite men. He’s take charge and sexy s hell, but he’s just an all around good man. But you know, I think I liked this book so much because I fell in love with Gavin AND Liz. It’s rare, at least for me, to REALLY like the hero and heroine, but this rings true for CTG. They were just really great characters.

  3. K….I loved Liz too, I had my doubts about liking her after TPP, but Jaci did it =) I wanted to kick Mick in the ass for awhile though 😉

  4. OK you are killing me! Know I’ve just bought both books in the series $20 out the door!

  5. Yeah, as much as I loved Mick in the first one, I stayed pissed at him in this one. Didn’t you just love Shawnelle? I could totally hang out with her. She was so much fun. Jaci did a fantastic job redeeming Liz.

  6. sorry Frances…but like Lorelei’s Black Top Cowboys, these books are worth the $9.99 and you know how I HATE paying that much for an ebook…

    K – yes I would love to hang with Shawnelle and Haley =) Jaci made all of the characters so real. And Nathan’s a sweetheart, I’m hoping we get to see him with his own story =)

  7. Nice review Kurvy; just added both series books to my TBR and look fwd to reading. 🙂

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