#BoutOfBooks Review: The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton (Rating 4.25 Wine Glasses)

Posted August 23, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 13 Comments


From Goodreads: From the national bestselling author of Riding the Night comes an erotic story about love and the games people play.

The last thing event planner Tara Lincoln needs is the jet-set lifestyle of a football pro like Mick Riley; even though their steamy and passionate one-night stand proved that Mick is an all-star-both on the field and in the bedroom.

Tara played the game of love once and lost big, and she doesn’t intend to put herself out there again, especially with a certified heartbreaker. But when Mick sets his mind to win, nothing will stop him. And he has the perfect play in mind to catch this sultry vixen.

Bought for Myself (I mean really look at that cover)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.25
Hotness Rating: Off the CHARTS!

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NOTE: Put on your big girl panties before reading because this is one hot, sexy read. I mean seriously sizzling about every other chapter πŸ™‚

What I Loved: Mick and Tara rocked my socks off (to borrow Ashley’s term) as a couple! They truly were sizzling chemistry personified! I think what I liked most was Tara’s single parent story. I know plenty of single parent woman that date (or not date as the case may be) just like her. It was a bit refreshing to see a leading lady that rang real and true. I didn’t always like her reactions to Mick but it fit with her personality and dating style! I also liked that Mick was flawed, real, down to earth despite his very high profile job!

What I Liked (and why i am immediately reading Changing the Game): The whole entire Riley family ROCKED! I can’t even begin to understand how Jaci is going to reform a certain character (no spoilers) but I have no doubt she will. I am excited to see Gavin tamed and hoping the third book is about their sister.

What I would like to see more of (since I have no complaints): Can we get some short stories and/or books for Tara’s friends? They were kind of her family and I really liked those ladies!

Why I gave it a 4.25: The Perfect Play was a perfect combination of story, romance, and hotness. The only reason it didn’t get a 5 from me is the over use of 2 words I can’t stand (c*ck and p*ssy) but honestly that is just a personal thing πŸ™‚ In other words, go out and get the book!

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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13 responses to “#BoutOfBooks Review: The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton (Rating 4.25 Wine Glasses)

  1. Bumps In The Road

    I bought it for the cover too! I'm in the process of reading it right now and so far from what I've read I agree with you 100%!

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  2. Missie

    I have this book on my shelf and occasionally lick it. LOLI'm happy to know the HOT cover matches the HOT romance. Is there an extra brother in that family that I could snag up?

  3. Paper Cut Reviewer

    I gotta admit I really want to read this book because of the cover! WOWZAH! LOL! It's a little hot in here *fanning myself* Okay but now that I read your review I just totally bought the book =)Thanks!

  4. Melissa (Books and T

    Okay, you know I want this book b/c of the cover. I also have to agree with your personal tastes in words. Or at least the female version. Not sexy a word, IMHO. Btw, have to ask… if you are putting on your big girl panties… doesn't that negate the smexyness? I usually think of granny panties when I read that. LOL

  5. Aurian

    I really want to start reading this series, thanks for the review Felicia! And yes, not my favourite word either, that last one.

  6. Bookish Brunette

    I've been wanting to start this series forever!!! Hot damn these covers are wicked yummy!!!

  7. Jenny

    These books are crazy hot aren't they? I loved Changing the Game so much, it was more emotional for me than this one and I loved that about it. And book 3 is about the sister and a hockey player you meet in Gavin's book:) Gavin = Swoon.

  8. mermaidvision

    I read this book last week and loved Mick. Not feeling too bad for Elizabeth really, though she does deserve some sympathy. Angel

  9. Christi Snow

    Great review! Just wait…she reforms and you will love her, but not like Mick quite so much. ;o) I ADORE this series!! smiles…