The Perfect Play (Play by Play, #1) by Jaci Burton

The Perfect Play (Play by Play, #1)

Football pro Mick Riley is an all-star, both on the field and in the bedroom. But a sexy, determinedly single mom just might be the one to throw him off his game...For years Mick has been taking full advantage of the life available to a pro athlete: fame, fortune, and a different girl in every city. But when he meets and beds confident, beautiful event planner Tara Lincoln, he wants much more than the typical one-night stand. Too bad Tara's not i...


Details The Perfect Play (Play by Play, #1)

TitleThe Perfect Play (Play by Play, #1)
ISBN9780425238813
Author
Release DateFeb 1st, 2011
PublisherPenguin Berkley Heat
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages324 pages
GenreRomance, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, Adult Fiction, Erotica, Sports Romance, Adult, Erotic Romance, Football, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit
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Reviews The Perfect Play (Play by Play, #1)

  • Shawna
    2010-05-15
    5 stars – Contemporary/Sports Erotic RomanceThoughts Before Reading:OHHH-MYYY-GAWWWD!! I have absolutely zero saliva left after staring at this epitome of cover HOTness! Seriously, call a doctor quick 'cause I think I've swallowed my tongue.Thoughts After Reading:I think a review for this book is about the equivalent of crotchless panties or raspberry sauce on chocolate cake...totally unnecessary. I mean with a tongue swallowing, eyes bulging c...
  • Auntee
    2010-05-15
    Just in time for the upcoming Super Bowl is Jaci Burton's smokin' hot new release, The Perfect Play. And what a perfect sports romance it is! Starting with the gorgeous cover... (C'mon, how can you resist that cover model?)Things just get better after that. The story has an almost Cinderella-like feel to it. Mick Riley (30) is Mr. Tall (6 1/2 feet), Dark (black hair, blue-eyed) and Sexy (killer physique); a millionaire superstar quarterback for t...
  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    2011-05-23
    What an overrated book. Nothing about the story was new or interesting to me. The sex scenes were hot, but if you want to read a hot sex scene, it's just as easy to pick up an erotica, which I'd rather do to be honest. The story aggravated me on so many levels. It felt like I had fallen into a manufactured after-school special on the dangers of alcohol. I have a teen son and I'm telling you now, he would never be caught dead saying this : I didn'...
  • Julie James
    2010-12-26
    This says it all: I have a ten week-old baby who wakes up every three hours, so sleep is a hot commodity right now. Yet I stayed up late to finish this book because I so wanted to see Mick and Tara get their happy ending. Loved the characters, particularly the hero, who is protective and alpha without being overbearing or angst-y. And it's quite a hot read!
  • Catarina
    2014-04-25
    3,5 Playing Stars.Tara is a single mother, who got pregnant when she was just a teenager and manage to raise her son alone and create her own business. She’s happy alone, or so she thinks. Enters Mick, famous American Football player, they met at a party she organized and he is immediately taken aback by her. And for the first time he finds himself wanting to pursue a woman. But between being a single mother, his public life and secrets buried ...
  • Molly Harper
    2011-03-27
    I will admit I bought this book because of the cover.
  • Didi
    2015-01-01
    2 STARSAs far as sports romance goes, this was very OKAY. One Night With A Quarterback for example, or even better, The Hook Up by Kristen Callahan, a fave of mine for 2014, were fantastic. This lacked so much for me. First off, I felt there was too much sex. I didn't feel an emotional connection between the hero and heroine till maybe the last 5%. It seemed their relationship was based on sex and hardly more, though I knew they were getting clos...
  • Mo
    2013-06-12
    3.5. I suppose I should bump it up to four for the cover cos that is serioulsy HOT. Loved Mick and his family. Tara was a bit harder to like - why was she trying so hard NOT to have a relationship with him. OK, she was a single mother of a teenage son but she was entitled to a life and happiness too. Don't know the first thing about American Football but I wouldn't mind being down the dressing room after a game ....
  • Pamela
    2011-03-11
    4.5/5First, let's just take a moment to savor this cover. Jed Hill is among the wonders of nature, and I will never grow tired of staring at his absolutely ripped physique. Fortunately, the book lives up to the cover. Mick is a star quarterback at the height of his career and his carefully orchestrated fame. Tara is an event planner single mom with a 14-year-old son she gave birth to as a teenager. When the two meet at an event Tara plans, neithe...
  • D.G.
    2011-01-30
    *2 stars for plot and 1 star for the cover*This book was the equivalent of a very hot guy who is dumb as a tack - great to look at but boring to listen to.The problem with the plot was that there was no conflict. It’s basically the story of two people meet, have tons of sex, fall in love, the end. There were a few very small misunderstandings but nothing that would make you bite your nails thinking that they’re not going to make it. All the p...
  • NMmomof4
    2016-08-02
    2.5 StarsOverall Opinion: Sadly, this kind of fizzled out for me. The beginning sucked me in and had me intruiged, but by the end I was tempted (but didn't) to skim. I got that they had awesome sexual chemistry, but I wanted more than just sex *gasp* --I know. I liked the H. He was great. The h, however, ended up pushing all my buttons -- and definitely not in a good way. She was constantly bringing up other women, even though the H never behave...
  • Srta Books
    2016-12-10
    4,5/5 en realidad.La historia de amor y los personajes me han gustado mucho. Seguro que pronto leo la segunda parte :)
  • DarienMoya
    2010-05-15
    ^^THE WAY ME AND THE GUY ON THE COVER PLAYED IN MY HEAD!^^3.5When I see this cover, I think of a few games I could play with Mick. -Like pin my body parts on his peni…. I mean body.- A little game of you touch mine and I will touch yours.-Naked touch football, naked twister, naked wrestling EtcYou get my point this is one hot cover. Those abs would have me saving money, and hand lotion. I would be doing my laundry on those suckers; it is just o...
  • Kristen
    2011-09-11
    I love The Perfect Play. It's very erotic, emotional, and captivating. The characters are richly developed and the plot, though somewhat cliché, is engaging and fun to read. I really love this book!The characters are fantastic and realistic.  Mick and Tara, the hero and heroine, are full of flaws and strengths. I easily believed in their struggles, in their triumphs, and in their relationship. There's enormous chemistry between the two, and I s...
  • P
    2015-05-25
    เปนหนังสือทีขาดความคม ... ความคมในทีนีคือเนือเรือง ตัวละคร บทสนทนา ทุกอยางดูเบลอๆ ไมคอยโดดเดน เนือเรืองไหลไปเรือยๆ ไมมีอะไรใหลุน เดาได กเลยไมตืนเตนเทาไร อานจบแ...
  • VeroRinconin
    2017-03-26
    *2'5*Hay ciertos detalles, esos que se descubrieron poco a poco, que me gustaron mucho, pero sinceramente no disfrute de la lectura del libro, demasiadas escenas de sexo, desde demasiado pronto, para mi a esta historia para ser una historia romántica le faltan muchos sentimientos, para mi es un libro de erótica más que de romántica. Un chasquito lector porque no seguiré leyendo ni a la autora ni la serie :/
  • Ezinwanyi~ThatEzi (Oh My Shelves)
    2017-03-11
    The narrator's voice wasn't enjoyable for me and the story was so cliche. Grown ups shouldn't have these simple misunderstandings when they can just text or call each other.
  • Andy
    2012-12-18
    Este libro hice que me interesara por el Fútbol Americano, aunque sus menciones no son tan significativas, llamo mi atención y este protagonista es un amor de hombre, con un pasado comun pero que le da un toque significativo e importante dentro de la historia.
  • Susana
    2012-10-10
    This ended up being, for me, one strange book...In a way, this is the typical boy meets girl, kind of book....you have one hotshot jocks sport, rich, handsome and altogether a good guy, who suddenly has a change of..."tastes", you might call it...and decides that he's had enough with supermodels and actresses. What he wants now, its a real woman. Good for you, Mick.Tara is a single working mum, who has placed her romantic life on hold, due to som...
  • Splage
    2011-01-06
    How do I rate this? I think the cover is tainting me because it is the hottest cover ever and because of it I want to say "I really liked it" but, the book wasn't as good. I have read every sports romance I can get my hands on and loved most of them, I would actually call myself a Sports Romance connoisseur. I love the sportsman type, basically man whores with incredible bodies that are easy going and fun loving, but eventually tamed. This book j...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2011-02-01
    3.5 STARSOh yeah. Jed Hill. I have no saliva left. I can’t stop drooling over this cover. Look at those abs! Those chesticles! Dayum. *gulp*I will admit, I had pretty high expectations for this book and although the sex certainly lived up to the hawt cover, the story didn’t. I thought the beginning was engaging enough. Tara Lincoln, an events planner finds herself under the watchful eye of Mick Riley, the star football player who is just pure...
  • Alia Ros
    2017-01-21
    “Mmmmm, pepperoni. Perfect, indeed.”So in love ❤THIS BOOK WAS HA OMG FULL OF PASSION LUST LOVEAND I LOVED it actually despite the other reviews I read before finishing the book! So it sorta surprised me when i could read it! Ahhaha guess everyones diff huh ahhahReally loved it ❤ “Mmmmm, pepperoni. Perfect, indeed.”So in love ❤THIS BOOK WAS HA OMG FULL OF PASSION LUST LOVEAND I LOVED it actually despite the other reviews I read bef...
  • Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
    2016-08-12
    Soooo, let's just say I got disappointed over this book. I knew like 10% into the book, or less, that The Perfect Play wasn't the perfect book for me. I was too bored, too annoyed over the characters' ways of doing things. I kinda wanted to slap Tara Lincoln (30?) for being so....god what's the word? Naive? Stuck in her own mind? I don't know. I understand that her son come first no matter what, but that doesn't mean you can use him as an excuse,...
  • valee
    2011-04-29
    Why have I not read any comments about this book before!? Seriously guys, I constantly get recommendations but no one recommended this amazing work of art to me and I want you all to know I'm extremely annoyed by that. So now I'll just have to recommend this book to you all, lol, so you don't wait anymore to go and read this freaking amazing book. I just have no words to express how much I adored it. I had been on a reading crises, rating many bo...
  • Mandi Schreiner
    2011-01-10
    Tara Lincoln is an event planner and owner of The Right Touch. By chance, she lands the summer party of the NFL team the San Francisco Sabers. The party is a complete success and it is here she meets the Sabers' star quarterback, Mick Riley. Mick is usually seen with an actress or model draped across his arm, so Tara is shocked when he takes interest in her. He makes her dance with him, and later invites her up to his hotel room.Mick is tired of ...
  • Ingela
    2013-02-08
    Steaming hot, with two lovely protagonists, a good storyline and a good sweet love story.Like it, 3,5 Stars. We meet the Event Planner Tara. She has herself raised a now teenage son Nathan and she lives for him and her own buisness. She usually don't have time and energy för more than that. At a party, arranged by her for a national (american) football club, she meets the famous football player Mick. He is a playboy and seducer who often appear ...
  • Chryssa
    2012-07-03
    The Kama Sutra of sports romance!Firstly, I would like to clarify that I love my books being sexy, steamy and H.O.T. as long as there is a plot that leads somewhere...a story with a purpose, maybe a touch of angst and some turmoil to add to the interest! And if the heroes' characters are developped to a point or even show potential, I am not a difficult reader to give all the stars and the moon to rate the story!A delicious cover lets imagination...
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2010-11-09
    MICK...makes me think "OH MICKEY YOUR SO FINE" =)This book went straight to the top as one of my favorties. Mick is super sexy, super caring with a secret that made me fall even more in love with him. I fell in love with him when the cover first came out, who wouldn't ;)Tara - WOW, what a strong woman and the way she grew up and the results were amazing!!! I can relate to most of her feelings and thoughts about Nathan.I read this book on the cold...
  • Hannah G
    2016-10-23
    This book was okay overall. Not good or bad just okay. Honestly I hated Tara's character and that ruined it for me. She was just so irrating in my opinion. She made her son an excuse not to go out with Mick. Her sons a teenager who barely talks to her. I mean she's just annoying. Mick I liked him, he was the one thing in This book that made me not hate it. The overall book, story, plot was boring. Im rating this 2.75 stars.
  • Nihann~
    2012-12-24
    Kapaktaki kimmiş öğrenelim de kampanya falan başlatıp Biscolata reklamlarına katalım :)) Sırf kapak için okunabiliritesi var :D3,5.Mick candır :)