Christmas Awards 2011

Thursday, 3 March 2011

The Perfect Play

The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton

Publisher: Heat

February 2011

ISBN: 978-0-425-23881-3

Pages: 299

Contemporary San Francisco

Tara Lincoln is an event planner that just got the opportunity of a lifetime. She has just been hired to plan an event for the local NFL team, the Sabers. She knows that if she does this right it can really help both her business and career take off. Between her career and being a single mother to a teenage son there is little time for a personal life. When she meets Mick she thinks a one-night stand just might be the thing to help relieve a little stress. What she doesn’t need is the type of lifestyle that Mick leads. She isn’t looking to be in the spotlight as Mick’s latest conquest. She just wants her business to succeed and to raise her son.

Mick Riley is a pro football player that is known for his plays both on and off the field. He has been fine with the way his life is going with a different woman to take to what ever event he has going at any given time. When he first sets eyes on Tara he is not sure what to think other than he suddenly wants more than just his usual one night stand. Mick knows that there is something very special about Tara and the more he learns the more he likes what he sees. Mick never lets anything get in his way when he sets his sights on something he wants. Tara is about to learn that first hand.

Mick knows he has found something that he never realized was missing in his life with Tara and her son, Nathan. Now he has to show Tara that there is a lot more to him than the jet-setting lifestyle he has lead up until now. Mick wants to show Tara that if she gives them a chance they can build something together that will lasting and real, unlike with all the women in his life prior to meeting Tara. Tara isn’t sure she can take a chance on Mick since she has tried love before and lost big.

This is a wonderful story that will tug on the reader’s heartstrings. The characters are believable in the sense that the reader can truly relate to them and the obstacles that are in their way and in their lives. Watching the characters try to find a way to get what they want even with the fears that they are facing makes for a really great story. This one will leave you eagerly waiting for the next book in this series.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses

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