Shot on Gold (Play by Play, #14) by Jaci Burton

Shot on Gold (Play by Play, #14)

In the new Play-by-Play novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Final Score, opposites attract when a figure skater and hockey player lace up their skates--and go for the gold...Will "Mad Dog" Madigan is making his second trip to the Winter Games, and he couldn't be happier. Hockey is his life and playing for the U.S. team is a privilege. Then he meets U.S. figure skater Amber Sloane. She's beautiful, ambitious and driven--everythin...

Details Shot on Gold (Play by Play, #14)

TitleShot on Gold (Play by Play, #14)
Release DateFeb 13th, 2018
PublisherBerkley Books
GenreRomance, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, Sports Romance, Hockey

Reviews Shot on Gold (Play by Play, #14)

  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    4 Stars!*ARC provided by Berkley*-“When you find that person you want to be with, you’ll move mountains to make it work.” Amber Sloane is a 24 yr. old U.S. figure skater from Long Island. She’s in Vancouver for the international games and is competing for her third and final time. This is her last chance, and her time to shine. She’s worked hard, and is ready to win the gold. She feels this is going to be her year. Amber is an introvert...
  • Auntee
    This used to be my favorite contemporary/erotic romance series. But after 14 books, the series has sort of lost its luster for me. Compared to the first five or so of this series, the last few have paled in comparison. While this was a perfectly fine romance between two athletes (one a figure skater, one a hockey player) going for the gold in the Olympics, it just didn't have that zing .The hero, hockey star Will, seemed like a great guy. Friendl...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    "Burton doesn't cut any corners here and delivers a fabulous read for her readers."Read this review in its entirety at Fresh Fiction
  • Tpagirl
    Shot on Gold by Jaci Burton was the fourteenth book in the Play-by-Play series.USA Olympians Will “Mad Dog” Madigan (hockey) and Amber Sloan (figure skating) met in Vancouver as they were seeking the coveted Gold medal in their sport. They were both competitive, dedicated, hard working, committed and understood each other’s drive. I enjoyed reading this story as we are currently experiencing a Winter Olympics in real life.Not only did Burto...
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    Shot on Gold is the 14th book in the Play by Play series and it has everything I like in a sports romance. First, is the winter Olympics and it highlights both figure skating and men’s ice hockey. Second, is a hot romance between two athletes who weren’t looking for love but ended up finding their one love. Will ‘Mad Dog’ Madigan is returning for a second time to win gold and tries to balance his focus on his sport and having fun. Amber S...
  • Anna's Herding Cats
    Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.Amazon: eat. They skate. They fuck.What's not to love? lolThe Gist: The Olympic Winter Games. A sheltered figure skater deciding to have a little fun for a change and setting her sights not only on winning a gold medal but snagging some sheet time with one of the hockey gods who's always the life of the party. MmhmOh yes. These two were adorable! An extrovert and an introvert. Th...
  • Beth
    Shot on Gold is a completely fun read and just in time for everyone getting in the mood for Winter Olympics 2018.Will is a hockey player on his second time around to the Winter Games. He is playing for the US team and enjoying the social life the Olympic games’ village provide. He met Amber Sloane last time he went but she was shy, reserved and totally focused on her figure skating.Amber has sacrificed her entire life for parents skating ambiti...
  • Lover of Romance
    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Shot On Gold is a story I have been looking forward to SO much, especially when it was published around the time of the Winter Olympics so it was simply perfect. I have adored every book I have read so far in this series, Jaci...
  • Bambi Unbridled
    In the latest Play-by-Play novel, Jaci Burton has moved slightly away from the realm of professional athletes and provided us a story involving Olympians. I believe this is the first story I have read involving Olympic athletes, so it was a nice change of pace. While I don't typically watch the Winter Olympics, this story coming out during the start of the games has me curious enough to take a gander.Our heroine is Amber Sloane, a twenty-four yea...
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    **ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**Exhilarating, unique take on a sports romance. Jaci Burton has delivered another enticing novel in her Play by Play series with Shot on Gold, a romance rotating around the Winter Olympics. Jaci did her due diligence in her research on not just her knowledge regarding one sport but multiple sports. As a fan of ice skating, I really enjoyed Will and Amber’s romance. Two veterans retur...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.As longtime fans of this series, when a new book comes out we always get excited.  This release in particular was exciting as it comes during the Winter Olympics and feels like just the right kind of book for the season.  And as always, Jaci Burton doesn't disappoint.  SHOT ON GOLD is the perfec...
  • Jess
    Quitting at around 35% - Just not feeling this dialogue. It reads very forced and awkward between the hero and heroine. I could get past that if the characters were interesting, but nothing is working for me. Moving on.
  • alexis
    Shot on Gold is possibly the blandest book I've read in awhile. I haven't been keeping up with Jaci Burton's Play by Play series. Since it's very much a white Sports Romance series without too much innovation, I wasn't going to bother. Of course, with the Winter Olympics going on I was tempted to pick her books up again so I did. Now I'm left with ALL the regrets. There were so many problems with this book, the biggest one being the lack of heart...
  • Michal Inbar
    dnf 30%I'm a big fan of JB works.This one, not so much.The heroine put the B in Boring. Phewww what a prude o_OPersonally, I don't like virgin heroines. There's a lot of work to be done to lure them out of their shells. I don't have the patience for this.The story took place only in the olympic village so nothing really happened besides talking about all kind of sports.not my coppa.
  • Julie
    Spending your days and nights devoted to the sport that has dominated your life is nothing new for Amber Sloane. As a competitive figure skater, Amber was never exposed to summer camps, sleepovers, or any of the other rites of passage in a child’s life. Amber spent her time practicing and training for one goal….the Olympics. Now the 24 yr old veteran in the figure skating world is vying for her third and final time at the Olympics. One last c...
  • Laura
    ***ARC Provided by the Author/Publisher via NetGalley***The Olympics are happening in real life, and the international games are happening in this book. I love the connection to real life and the feeling of "being there". In fact, I am writing this review while waiting for the ice skating team finals to, it really is like I am there with Amber.Will and Amber. A life-of-the-party hockey player and a serious, studious, here only for the ...
  • Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
    Shot on Gold was a steamy, heartwarming, and charming romance novel. I read this book in one sitting because I was just so addicted! This is a book you will start and never want to stop!One thing I really enjoyed about this novel was the setting. This book took place during the Winter Olypmics, which I was OBSESSED with. I love the Olympics, so I was more than happy to read a book that focused on the Olympics. Sports novels always have an excitin...
  • MountainKat
    This would have been perfect for me had there been more at the end. It was just too simple and felt incomplete. Maybe it just needed an epilogue. Up until the stupid girl moment at the end, it was great though. You can tell the author is a sports fan and understands how things work - it can be terribly annoying if an author tackles something they don't understand or don't bother to learn. I'm not saying it was perfect from an athlete's perspectiv...
  • Take Me Away To A Great Read
    Shot On Gold by Jaci Burton(Play-By-Blay #14)Publisher: Berkley BooksRelease Date: February 13, 2018Rating: 4.5 StarsI would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an early copy of Shot On Gold for an honest review.Shot On Gold is hot, hot, hot!!! The chemistry between Amber and Will is on fire. This can be read as a standalone or as a part of the series. Amber a figure skater and Will a hockey player realize they have a lot in common....
  • Karen
    I am watching the Olympics and reading this book. How cool is that? I love how the author seems knowledgeable on each sport and the competition strategy. The story is pretty simple and the characters are lovely. There was a little too much descriptive sex for my tastes. And that is my only criticism.
  • Darcy
    This was such a fun one to read. I really liked the couple, was rooting for them, but what really worked for me was how the group of athletes genuinely rooted for each other in their sports. I loved that it didn't matter that they were from different countries, that often they were competing against each other in the same event, they wanted their friend to do their best and were there to cheer them on. I think that giving spirit helped Amber and ...
  • Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
    "This is how it works." Confession, Shot on Gold was my introduction to Jaci Burton. Though it is book #14 in the Play by Play series, I read it as a standalone. Yes, I've been hearing the buzz about this author in the book world, and her work has been on my TBR. I might have even purchased a book or two, but I just never got around to reading one until now. Dumb, huh? Well, you can consider me schooled. I get it now. Consider me properly chastis...
  • Rebecca
    The fact that the Winter Olympics are happening right now makes Jaci Burton’s latest story in her Play-by-Play series, Shot on Gold, that much more poignant and relatable, and because I’m a huge fan of sports romances as well as Burton’s series, I couldn’t wait to dive into all that is Will "Mad Dog" Madigan and Amber Sloane’s story, and once again, Burton did a great job of interweaving that action of the characters’ professions with...
  • Liza
    The Play-by-Play series by Jaci Burton is one of my favorite series of books she has ever written. Seriously even 14 books in, I'm still in love with this series. I absolutely loved that Shot on Gold was set during the Winter Games.I quickly found myself liking both Amber and Will as both individuals and as a couple. Yes Amber had led a pretty sheltered life as a figure skater thanks to her mom, but on her third and most likely final Winter Games...
  • LeeAnne
    3 stars This was just an okay read for me, I didn't get sucked into it like I have the previous books. Amber and Wills story is good, but I just didn't feel a connection between the two and it was almost awkward to read about them. Amber Sloane is figure skater who has reached the age of retirement but wants to win one gold before hanging up her skates. Since she's focused every moment of her entire life on figure skating she's never had a chance...
  • WycEd Reader
    Check out our Shot on Gold post on Wicked Reads.Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review TeamMary Jo – ☆☆☆☆Often, two characters meet and fall into insta-love. Not these two. They talk, they trade witty barbs, and think about what they are going to do. That's not to say these characters don't hop into bed, they do, but it’s the thought processes that get them there that made this story for me.Will "Mad Dog" Madigan is at his second Olym...
  • Kristin
    What perfect timing for Shot on Gold to come out. This is a romance set during the winter Olympics between a hockey player and a figure skater. I loved getting read this book, and then watch the Olympic games. It was as if I was watching these characters perform live.Amber is attending her last year at the Olympics. She's preformed in the previous two Olympics, but has yet to walk away with a gold medal. This year she intends to not only win the ...
  • Nalla Reads
    Originally posted on NallaReads.comShot on Gold could not have come at a more perfect time! As the 2018 Winter Olympics play on my television, I dove in to Will and Amber's own story in the (fictional) Olympics. There's something about hockey that just breeds some good-looking men and Will is no stranger to ladies. He's partied his last few times at the games but as he's gotten older, he's decided to really focus on himself and push his career an...
  • J.S. Snow
    Shot on Gold – 3.5 Stars – Jaci Burton While I’ve loved this series, this book simply fell flat for me. The only thing I can equate it too was like it was watching one of those feel good Hallmark movies, without the swearing of course, and then suddenly someone flips the channel and now you’re watching the porn channel. Jaci’s character development made no sense whatsoever in this book and I could tell early on, she was running out of s...
  • Ruthie Taylor
    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~This book is perfectly timed, as the Winter Olympics start tomorrow. For me they will be all the richer for having read this book. Firstly, undoubtedly, because I will be looking for romantic intrigue at the end of the ski run, or after a hockey match. And I shall be hoping that in their off time, they all have friends and fellow competitors to hang out with and enjoy the...