#BoutofBooks Review: Changing the Game by Jaci Burton (Rating 4.5 Wine Glasses)

Posted August 29, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 15 Comments


From Goodreads: An erotic new game from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Play.

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.

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Overall Rating 4.5
Character Rating 4.5
Story Rating 4.5
Hot/Sizzle Rating: Off the Charts

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NOTE: I read both Play by Play books this past week and have to say I am slightly disappointed I have to wait on the next one! They were that good!

What I Loved: Liz, which after what she pulled in The Perfect Play I was slightly surprised. She grabbed my heart though and at one point I seriously wanted kick Mick in the shins for how he was treating her. Gavin was an awesome match for Liz. He was strong and stood toe-to-toe with her when she was getting scared. Again, I love the Riley clan (except for Mick who slid to just likable status) and think they really make these books stand out. The smexiness was steaming hot!

What I Liked: There were times I outright disliked Mick during this book but by the end he made it back into my “like” category. I understood the mad because of what happened to him. However because of his personal history, I thought he took the grudge to far and was to unforgiving. In a way, I hope he learned a valuable lesson from how things came to a head in the end.

Complaints: None! I really wish the new book, Taking a Shot, was coming out sooner!

Why I Gave it a 4.5: I liked this one just a smidge more that The Perfect Play! Both are excellent reads πŸ™‚

Jaci Burton

Books in Series:
The Perfect Play (Play by Play, #1)Changing the Game (Play by Play, #2)Taking a Shot (Play by Play, #3)

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15 responses to “#BoutofBooks Review: Changing the Game by Jaci Burton (Rating 4.5 Wine Glasses)

  1. Aisle B

    You're on a roll – great review and your luck in reads is definitely on the up side. Helps with those washboard abs too πŸ˜‰

  2. Melissa (Books and T

    *petting the cover*Oh, what? That's right… commenting…*one last pet*Oh well, as long as Mick goes back to the like category, then I guess I could forgive him. He must have understood what he was doing. Oh before I go, I must do something…*pets cover again*

  3. Felicia the Geeky Bl

    @Marq He was especially kick worthy in this one! Seriously thought he over reacted.@Missie It was true in this case too. He hurt himself too which is why I am hoping he learned a lesson.@Jamie Oh you NEED to read this one :)@RM Start with The Perfect Play–it will help you understand where Liz is when this book starts.@Amanda It is a bit of a raunchy read@Christi :)@Jenny Me, you and Marq can kick him in the butt together LOL πŸ™‚ I wanted to kick Gavin too but a little less than Mick@Aurian The covers (as good as they are) are a very small reason to read this series. The stories were amazing!

  4. Aurian

    Great review Felicia, about time I start reading this series. I do want to have them for their covers alone though …

  5. Jenny

    I seriously wanted to punch Mick in the face. Or the goods. Whichever:) I wanted to smack Gavin for listening to him as well, I felt so bad for Liz there toward the end! Loved this book so much though, I definitely wish Taking A Shot came out sooner!

  6. Rain Maiden

    Ok so if I'm new to Jaci's work…which book should I read first? I have one (with the football player on the cover) on my wish list.

  7. Jamie

    Wait what!?!? Mick's a prick in this one?! Now I'm going to have to download it on Friday when I get paid for sure! March is such a long ways a way!

  8. Missie

    Yeah, I get you on the waiting. I want to lick the new cover NOW! LOLI know more that a few people who take grudges too far, and what surprises me is that they don't seem to realize that they hurt themselves more by holding all that anger inside. Great review, Felicia. I'm totally looking forward to reading this series.

  9. Marq

    Great review! I loved this book so much and I didn't think I would. Jaci Burton totally made Liz so likable. And I hated Mick in this book! Like you, I wanted to do him bodily harm. I think Gavin is the sexier brother. I can't wait for the next book!