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Read Online or Download Changing the Game (Play by Play, #2) by Jaci Burton Book For Free Hello fellow readers!,.. Before I read this book, I had read some. Jaci Burton is a bestselling, award winning author who lives in Oklahoma and spends a fair amount of time on the back of cover image of Changing the Game . Unexpected Rush. Play-by-Play (Series). Jaci Burton Author () Jaci Burton Author Lucy Malone Narrator (). cover image of Changing the Game.
There was history between the characters and something implied to build on. A quick and sexy read for fans of contemporary romantic erotica. And fans of St. Louis sports: Sep 15, Keri rated it liked it Shelves: Man I love this cover It was good. A lot of sexin and not enough story meat. Feb 10, Splage rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Once again the cover is hot and I knew that I would be moving this book to the top of my TBR list because I was drooling and sports guys are my thing.
As I began the book I was having similar feelings that I did with book 1, The Perfect Play , basically a good, hot read with lots of sex, but the story didn't overwhelm and engage me as I had hoped it would.
Changing the Game might have started that way, but its momentum built into a page turner that had a lot more depth with some emotional moments Once again the cover is hot and I knew that I would be moving this book to the top of my TBR list because I was drooling and sports guys are my thing. There was still tons of sex scenes and they were hot, but after the first 6 or so I had to skim a little not complaining though too much is better than too little especially with all the "happy endings" Gavin and Liz were were giving each other Jul 24, Booklover rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have mad love for Gavin and Liz…like, if I had to actually make a list of the things I love about the book, we would be here for a long, long time.
I pretty much loved everything about it with one exception. At least it was for me, which is why you are about to witness my gush fest for Jaci Burton and Changing the Game. Gavin is a sexy playboy baseball player at the top of his game.
He loves pretty much everything about his life. He loves playing baseball. And would actually play for free if he had to just to be a part of a game he loves. That is the thing about Gavin that is so endearing, when he loves, he loves deeply and passionately. He loves his family, he loves his career, and he loves his life. And my book loving friends…he cooks…in the kitchen….
Liz is just as driven as Gavin is, but for very different reasons. And while Liz has her faults, deep down she is a woman who has a desperate need for control and independence.
She is a person who is always on the outside looking in, who is in love with a man who sees her as a predator, colleague and friend…and she is lost. Her world is starting to crumble around her and she has no one to turn to, or to blame….
Her life is her work, and she defines herself and measures her worth by her success. Her work is safety, security and fills the voids in her life, which she has purposefully orchestrated. But one night, with the fear of losing everything she holds dear, she gives in to her desire for Gavin when he sees her as more than his sexy agent, but also as a sexy woman. They are rich and multidimensional. But I most especially loved Liz and Gavin and their struggles to eventually admit their love to each other.
It is not an easy path for them. Liz has to learn to trust in love, and that love can be caring, as well as allowing her the freedom to be who she wants to be….
One of which is Gavin himself. And Gavin, God love him, he is such a guy, but a really really good one who struggles with his feelings for Liz and their complicated relationship, which is an anomaly for him since everything usually comes so easily and naturally.
The loves scenes at the beginning of the book are full of lust and passion as Gavin and Liz give in to their desires, but through the course of the book they evolve into a man and woman falling in love, yet fighting those passions and making mistakes, and at the same time desperately trying to each find their way to a happy ending.
This was an emotional read for me and my heart really went out to Liz, which I know may surprise some of you who got to know her character in The Perfect Play. I have to say that Ms. Burton truly made a heroine out of a difficult character to sympathize with, and that is no easy feat.
The one exception to my complete and utter love for Changing the Game is the fact that this book never really explains what Liz did to Mick, Tara and Nathan in The Perfect Play that caused Mick to break all ties with her. That would have made Changing the Game perfect. I began this review with a quote so I think it only fitting that I wrap it up with one as well. However, this one is specific to the book since it is on the cover of Changing the Game.
Jaci Burton definitely brings the heat in this steamy, seductive, and emotionally stirring romance. In fact, Changing the Game might very well be my favorite romance that she has written to date but I do reserve the right to alter this opinion when Taking a Shot is released next year. And for those of you who are wary about a romance revolving around sports, I urge you to give Changing the Game a try because in my opinion the sports aspect plays a very small part in the story compared to the personal and emotional journeys Gavin and Liz take.
Be prepared to see me mention Changing the Game again because I can guarantee you it will be making my Favorites list for at the end of the year. It earned a 4.
Mar 27, Antonella rated it really liked it. Read this long time ago. One of my first sport series after starting to read more romance in general. Will forever remember Jaci Burton's books for that reason. And these covers are a peace of art View 1 comment.
Aug 07, Shannon Stacey rated it it was amazing Shelves: And Gavin is so delicious. View all 6 comments. I devoured this book! Of course, there's the sinful cover to consider too, which I kept picturing every time I read about Gavin.
You do not want to have your co-workers wondering why you're biting your lip and making weird noises. But Gavin just had me in a bad state all day. He is just amazing, as I said before Oh so talented, creative, daring He truly made Liz feel special from the beginning. I liked that! I didn't think for one second that he ever treated her as a one-night stand, or a fling. Now, that being said, he was a little immature about some things throughout the story, but he's entitled, he's only 29!
I came to understand some of where Elizabeth came from, however, I don't think that part of the story was developed much, there was only one conversation where she truly opened up and the way it was built up before I thought it would be a little more dramatic. However, she has had a rough life, she's amazing for having come so far and being so successful on her own.
But she is also very insecure, and a lot of that shows up in this book. She has to protect herself before someone else has a chance of hurting her. Scorching hot!!! Favorite scenes that deserve to be mentioned and you'll just have to wait and read the book to get the details: I had the same problem with this book than I did with the first one.
After a certain point after half way through I was a little bored. I can't believe I just said that. The honorable asshole mention in this book goes out to Mick Riley.
I understand why he had a problem with Liz. Yes, what she did to him, Tara and Nathan was messed up. But what he did and kept doing to her was more hurtful. And the cutie alert!!!!!!! OMG I was melting for Ty from the moment he first came on the story. I can tell his book will be a complete panty melter. Even if when he met Jenna he said she wasn't his type because he liked women with bigger boobs. The ending was excellent! View all 13 comments. Historia sencilla. La pareja protagonista es una maravilla y eso que odie, mucho a Liz en el primer libro, por lo que hizo a Tara y a su hijo.
El que me ha cabreado mucho es Mick, el hermano del protagonista y pareja de Tara. Y Gavin es un encanto, aunque a veces se deja influenciar por personas que tiene alrededor. Nov 08, Jennifer rated it liked it. Same as book 1: This series is all about the sex so far. I'm not feeling the connection between the couples just yet.
Jul 26, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: I felt like It cleared up the issues I had with Straddling the Line such as having uninspired dialogue and a lackluster plot. Changing the Game had good dialogue, developed characters, and a decent plot. I guess I just happened to start the series off with the one novel Jaci Burton must have phoned in.
They were great characters. There were a lot context clues about the events of the previous book where Elizabeth was apparently the worst person ever.
As it is, I went in fresh and I really loved Elizabeth. She was snarky and driven and I thought she made an overall great romantic lead. Gavin is a great counterpoint for her. He seems to respect smart independent women and he was respectful of her as well as a dynamo between the sheets. I will point out that towards the end of the book Gavin does turn into a major asshole idiot for a while. However, Gavin said something one pretty terrible thing and I wanted to leap into the book and slap him.
Not cool, bro! But everything turns out for the best and he redeemed himself. Holy smokes was this filled with smutty delights! In the beginning, Gavin and Liz are filled with excitement of new found lust and as the story progresses they begin to show more and more vulnerability with each other. The sex scenes become much more meaningful as the couple begins to fall in love and it was great to see that progression.
Also it was pretty hot. Obviously… Changing the Game was a pretty decent contemporary romance. It had likeable characters, excellent smut, and a plausible plot. Jenna is so awesome from just the little bit I got from her in this Changing the Game. I only hope they stay on par with Changing the Game rather than reverting to the disappointment I felt with Straddling the Line. Jaci Burton hit this one out of the park!!! View all 4 comments. I'm all over the place with my feelings about this book.
I do feel like these have a better level of maturity than most sports romances, and I've grown to enjoy the family dynamic quite a bit.
Also, the sex in this book was very very delicious. I added one star because of that. That Gavin saw through Elizabeth's tough exterior I loved. He was clearly interested in her, his straight dirty talk was yummy, but what I didn't I'm all over the place with my feelings about this book. He was clearly interested in her, his straight dirty talk was yummy, but what I didn't quite download was his reluctance to admit he was in love.
Or even in like. He seemed to clearly understand that he had deep affection from the get go. While his issues were different from Mick's, they aren't as compelling in ways , and I cannot say that I can distinguish the heroes in the two books. Her heroines are unique, however.
In the same turn, Tara's and Elizabeth's reluctance are very similar and manifests for two different reasons in the same way. I'll continue to read this series. I mean I really enjoyed the hot scenes enough to see if the characters start to seem more developed and unique in the future books.
And that star I added for great sexy times I take away for goatees. You've been warned, authors. View all 9 comments. May 10, Angela James rated it really liked it Shelves: I didn't like this quite as well as I liked the first, but only because the first few chapters were a bit rocky for me. I thought there was a bit more setup and reminder of what happened in the last book right off, and I would have liked to not have that all at once in the first chapter.
I also felt a bit distanced from the characters for awhile, and I wondered if it was a byproduct of their distance from each other. However, I absolutely loved the conflict of the last third of the book. I thought the conflict between them was so delicious and I wanted to see a whole lot of groveling! I won't tell you who the groveling should have been from or whether we got it, I don't want to spoil it.
Because of my love of the conflict did I say delicious? I'm totally looking forward to book 3. The hockey book! Si algo es evidente es que este libro no es para todos. En este caso partimos de dos personajes de los cuales ya tenemos una idea en la mente, y los vamos redescubriendo poco a poco. Probably 4 or 4. Good story but the situation with Mick got old pretty fast you'd think he wouldn't hold such a grudge and be such an ass.
I really liked Gavin and Elizabeth even though Gavin basically had to be hit over the head to realize how he and Liz actually felt. Took him a while but he got there. Can't wait for the next book. I've really liked Jenna so far. And mix her tattoos and piercings with a cocky as hell and super hot Probably 4 or 4. And mix her tattoos and piercings with a cocky as hell and super hot hockey player I'm in!! Jan 29, Floripiquita rated it liked it. Un poco mejor que el primero, pero sigue siendo un libro para pasar el rato y ya.
That was quite the read I read the first book in the series, The Perfect Play and thought the same thing. I mean honestly I nearly closed it and moved on Seemed kind of depressing that view spoiler [ these characters were having so much more sex than me! But I stuck it out through the first four boinkers chapters, and it did get be Well But I stuck it out through the first four boinkers chapters, and it did get better. The characters actually started having personalities conversations interaction lives outside the bedroom or living room, balcony, kitchen, restaurant, insert location here!
Which definitely improved the book to my mind. I mean hey, I read romances. I love them. And there are sex scenes.
And verbiage. And sometimes it's pretty stinkin' hot. As filterless and raunchy as I can be, even I was like But I found, by the time Elizabeth left Florida that I was fully invested in the story and actually liked both her character and Gavins. It did turn out good and I do want to read the next book, Taking a Shot which stars my favorite Riley sibling, Jenna and the new hotness, Ty.
I'm hoping for a little meat to the story And by 'meat', I don't just mean Wow Gavin really knows what to say to a woman "I think you're worth fighting for, Elizabeth. Even if I'm fighting you for you. Elizabeth have been in love with Gavin for years. After one steamy kiss that Lizzie gave him he was intrigued. He wanted to know who she really is and what makes her happy. Gavin never knew how it felt to be in love. He knew no other woman was like Elizabeth. Looking back, I felt as if Mick fell in love with Tara way too fast?
So it was kind of unrealistic. While at least Liz and Gavin both went into this "thing" between them knowing that it was just a fling and something fun. Or was it really? I guess I have a thing for unrequited love and Liz's love for Gavin was just so heartbreaking. Gavin himself is pretty dense for not noticing it but it was just so sad to know that Liz didn't want to lose herself to him when she already lost her heart. There was just so much emotion and seriously, the chemistry between these two was off the charts!
I was really anticipating as to how their relationship would all work out when the situation seemed hopeless Everything turned out to be much more than I had hoped for. We get a little sneak peek of their chemistry together and heh, it seems like we'll get another gem in store for us next year.
Liz was an interesting character to begin with and I loved seeing the layers of her real personality begin to crumble when she finally enters in a relationship with Gavin. Personally, after what she did to Tara and Nathan in the first book, I thought that I wouldn't come to like her because of her manipulating and cold personality Her childhood was pretty sad to begin with and I can understand why she became the person that she is today.
I also came to love how strong and independent she was; it was about time Gavin fell in love with her! I did not have much of an impression of Gavin in the first book because he was often overshadowed by Mick Why are you such an ass, Mick? At least he apologized Well anyway, Gavin went into this fling with Liz because he thought it was just that. He never intended to fall in love with her, but sometimess, you can't help deny your feelings when it comes suddenly unexpected.
I loved how Liz and Gavin's relationship was just so sweet and cute, yet so hot at the same time. They had amazing chemistry together and Gavin can be so tender at times!
He often thought about her and kept missing her whenever she had to go away for a business meeting and But sadly, the conflict in this book totally lies on Mick's constant interference and douche baggery personality when he thought he was doing Gavin a favor. I mean really, who asked for your opinion Mick? Did Gavin interfere in your relationship with Tara? I think not! He pretty much questioned her if she said that to all her clients. It definitely did not disappoint.
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