ARC Review – All Wound Up (Play-by-Play #10) by Jaci Burton

I love Tucker and Aubry together. They shared with us a funny, sexy, engaging story that kept me turning pages. ~ Rhayne, Guilty Pleasures 

Tucker Cassidy is going through a slump—but not on the field. It’s his dating life that’s suffering. After having a painful altercation involving his ex-girlfriend’s knee, Tucker is convinced it couldn’t get worse…until a gorgeous doctor comes to the rescue at his most embarrassing moment.

As the daughter of the owner of the St. Louis Rivers, Dr. Aubry Ross has been around jocks all her life. She knows the ins and outs of all their games, and she isn’t interested in playing.

When Tucker repeatedly lands in the hospital where she’s working, Aubry starts to think he’s getting injured just to see her. Tucker is both funny and sexy, and Aubry is pleasantly surprised to discover he actually respects her job.

When her father disapproves of their relationship, Aubry knows she’d rather lose Tucker than have him lose his job. But Tucker isn’t about to let threats of a trade get in the way of a game-changing love…

Review copy provided for an honest review


All Wound Up is book ten of the Play by Play series. This book was a quick read with a heartwarming love story and lots of family sass.

Tucker is the only Cassidy boy to follow his love for baseball and not pursue a football career like the rest of his family has done. He’s the star pitcher for The Rivers baseball team. He’s worked his ass off to get where he is in his career and he’s finally accomplished all he’s hoped for. He’s a caring, sweet guy who is so easy to relate to and a huge strength in this story.

Aubry is a doctor who is extremely dedicated to her career. She has no desire for a relationship at this stage in her life. And when the time comes for her to make a commitment to someone, it won’t be a baseball player. As the daughter of the owner of the team, she’s been around them her whole life and isn’t impressed with what she’s witnessed.

After several mishaps that land Tucker in the ER and in Aubry’s care, their desire for one another can’t be denied. All she’s looking for is a few fun and sexy nights with Tucker. He has an entirely different game plan. He’s determined to show her how to let go and have fun. I loved how creative Tucker was on his dates with Aubry. I loved how persistent yet understanding he was with her. And I loved their connection and journey as they become a couple you just want to root for.
As with all the Play by Play books, family is a huge part of the story. It’s great to catch up with characters we’ve previously met and reconnect with their lives. I also loved the new characters that we have to look forward to reading more about. The banter between the Cassidy family members was so funny and so relatable. It added another layer of love to the story.

My only issue I had with this book was really the originality of the conflict plot and how they handled the situation with her dad. It was a typical parent interference scheme that has been done and re-done so many times. Her dad didn’t want them together and threatened Tucker with trading him if he didn’t call it off. The reason wasn’t because he didn’t like him; it was because Aubrey couldn’t balance her career and a relationship. My dislike really stems from her father not having a solid reason for his concern. They were both well set on their careers and were managing everything just fine, so it felt off balance to throw this at them. It didn’t sit well with me. I also didn’t like the way they dealt with the situation. I don’t want to get into a lot of detail and give anything away, but I just didn’t care for this particular conflict/resolve.

I love Tucker and Aubry together. They shared with us a funny, sexy, engaging story that kept me turning pages. I just wish the last few chapters were done differently. It was still a good story and it held my attention, it just wasn’t my favorite in this series.


3.5 stars

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2 thoughts on “ARC Review – All Wound Up (Play-by-Play #10) by Jaci Burton

  1. Book 10 ? Wow, I missed about three. Have to catch up. Thank for your review. I’ll be catching up & going right into this.
    Carol L

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