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…
HOLY ZAMBONI!!! TAKING A SHOT IS HOT ENOUGH TO MELT THE POLAR ICE CAPS!
Growing up with two hot shot jocks and in a family that runs a sports bar, has caused Jenna to enforce a “Don’t date athletes” policy. This dating policy makes her love life dismal at best because she now runs the family bar. Jenna does not have a hard time resisting jocks UNTIL uber sexy Tyler Anderson walks in the bar. For months Jenna gives Tyler the same cold shoulder she gives to all the athletes, but he makes her feel anything but cold. Ty is intrigued by Jenna, she is different than the normal women he is attracted to, not only in looks, he senses an inner depth Jenna is hiding, so he sets out to woo her.
When Jenna finally gives in to their attraction the flames burn out of control. Tyler is so totally into Jenna, good gawd is he hot!!! He is sweet, passionate, understanding, funny and not afraid to show his emotions. Tyler is one of my favorite Heroes of 2012, it’s hard to explain, but he’s not really the typical Alpha, he is take charge and dominant, however he also lets Jenna take charge in the bedroom, and take charge she does. Jenna is a strong, feisty, hardheaded heroine, at times I almost didn’t like her….but Tyler keeps at her until she finally lets all her real emotions and desires come to the surface, then I totally “get” her. When she feels comfortable enough to start letting her vulnerability come out, I start rooting for the two of them to have their HEA. One thing I really LOVED about Jenna, she knows what she likes during sex and isn’t afraid to demand it and Ty is just the man to give it to her. =)
Jenna has always been in the shadows of her talented brothers, but Ty discovers she is hiding a talent of her own and pushes her to let her family know. This is an extremely emotional part of the story and I can honestly say I personally can relate to Jenna and how she felt growing up. Ms. Burton does an exceptional job depicting the feelings of a young girl growing up with two very talented brothers.
Jaci Burton, describes the hockey game scenes so vividly, that I could feel the chill of the ice, the roar of the crowd and the bodies hitting the boards.
TAKING A SHOT is an emotional journey with off the charts hot lovin’ and all the Riley’s we have come to love, plus some new sexy characters! Liz is back and you can’t help but love her, her relationship with Gavin has changed her, but some of her old ways are still there. Mick, Tara and Nathan, how I love all three of them. And NATHAN…oh boy…he’s growing into quite young man =) I love Momma and Poppa Riley, their interactions with Jenna when she finally opened up had me crying.
Jaci Burton scores the winning goal with TAKING A SHOT! It is a great addition to her Play by Play series. TAKING A SHOT can be read as a stand alone, but I still recommend reading in order, just so you don’t miss out on the amazing Riley family dynamics.
Now I’m chompin’ at the bit for, Jenna. Mick and Gavin’s, cousin Cole’s story, PLAYING TO WIN. Jaci Burton delivers winning books time after time in her PLAY BY PLAY series!
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