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An erotic new game from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Play. Sports agent Liz Darnell will do anything to win back her number-one. Changing the Game book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Sports agent Liz Darnell will do anything to win back her numb. Changing the Game (A Play-by-Play Novel) [Jaci Burton] on wildlifeprotection.info *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. An erotic new game from the New York Times.
Published August 2nd by Berkley Heat first published August 1st More Details Original Title. Play-by-Play 2. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Changing the Game , please sign up. Sorry about the sloppy cover-pic; hadn't gotten in my workout yet See 1 question about Changing the Game…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. May 15, Shawna rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Fans of erotic sports romances.
But, don't baseball players usually have a little more junk in their trunk and thicker thighs? I think I have an obligation to read this as purely scientific study of course to find out. Allow me to offer some additional Gavin thinking about Liz: Gavin fresh from the shower after a grueling game: Gavin lazing around in jeans: I really enjoyed this, although not quite as much as The Perfect Play.
Gavin is yummy of course, but I was surprised by how much I ended up liking and rooting for Liz after her outright display of utter bitchiness in The Perfect Play. The author does a good job explaining her hidden insecurity and vulnerability and making her into a sympathetic heroine.
Luckily he eventually came around because otherwise I was going to have to pummel him, which would have been a damn shame considering how much I loved him in The Perfect Play. View all 45 comments. I was apprehensive about this book. I wasn't sure Ms. Burton could take an unlikable character, Elizabeth Darnell, from The Perfect Play , and make her not only likable, but also the next heroine in the series.
I needn't have worried. Burton exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed reading this book. Just like in The Perfect the Play , the characters were richly developed, engaging, and lovable. Well, almost all the characters.
Their relationship, though at times frustrating, was spicy, humorous, and touching. I'm not always a fan of "friends to lovers" plots, but this book worked for me.
The author stayed away from the typical cliche scenarios commonly found in these type of books. This is very steamy and explicitly erotic book. In fact, the fist part of the story is pretty much one big sex scene without much plot development. However, that soon changes once Gavin realizes his feelings for Liz.
After that, we are treated to an erotic love story full of passion and romance. I also felt the sex scenes improved in this book. It didn't feel like the hero and heroine were starring in some low budget porno with cringe worthy lines. The added emotion and tenderness helped me feel the love and connection between the main characters. And that's what I want in a love scene.
My only issue with the book was Mick's character. His behavior was awful during most of the story. I understand why he acted the way he did, and felt he had a right to be upset, but I didn't like his vindictive attitude towards Liz.
Luckily, by the end of the book, he more than redeemed himself. All in all, I enjoyed this story. If you're not sensitive to explicit erotica, then I highly recommend this book. View all 43 comments. Oct 10, Auntee rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Fans of really hot sports romance.
Ohh, it was good, it was close JB had an uphill battle with this one, mostly because she had to make a very unlikable character from the previous book sports agent Elizabeth Darnell into a likable one. But I'm happy and a bit surprised to say that I think she accomplished that. She gave the tough, independent career w Question: She gave the tough, independent career woman Liz a decent backstory that explained why she acted the way she does.
A young Liz saw first hand what a controlling man her parent's miserable marriage could do to a woman's spirit and she vowed that no man would ever have control over her or her heart. Liz had a tough shell around her heart, and the only man who could possibly crack it was the man she had secretly loved for years, her client, 1st baseman for the St. Louis River, Gavin Riley. Now Gavin never thought of Liz in a romantic way--she was his agent, period, and Gavin didn't believe in mixing business with pleasure no matter how attractive he thought the beautiful redhead was.
But ever since a vulnerable Liz kissed him after being fired by his superstar pro football player brother Mick after Liz interfered in his love life , Gavin has been thinking about her. Liz has been avoiding Gavin, worrying and expecting that he will fire her too. Gavin has no intention of firing her, he's his own man with his own mind, but wants Liz to stop avoiding him, so he corners her during a spring training banquet in Florida.
They have some things to talk about.. Oh yowza! Gavin and Liz go waaay beyond talking at his Florida beach house. Liz knows this is wrong, to surrender to the commanding-in-the bedroom Gavin.
She thinks Gavin is not about to commit to her, he likes his play-the-field lifestyle too much and will surely dump her when he tires of her. The only thing she can do to avoid getting hurt is keep it light, and don't ever reveal to Gavin her true feelings for him. But what if Gavin starts to want more from Liz than just a no strings affair?
Will his family namely his brother Mick who still hasn't forgiven Liz make things difficult for them to have a relationship? Does Gavin even know what he wants? He's never been in love before--will he recognize his feelings for Liz as love?
This book starts out pretty hot and heavy. Gavin and Liz jump right into an affair, and JB leaves no detail unwritten. Verry steamy. But I thought this book started to get good once we learned a little more about Liz's background, and got her POV. I enjoyed the relationship she shared with two of the Rivers' wives Shawnelle and Haley --they had some funny conversations and got into some trouble together. It was nice to see Liz have some female friends. I also appreciated that JB gave Liz an unlikely career--that of a sports agent.
I think I learned a thing or two about agents, and how hard Liz must have worked to achieve success at a young age What really surprised me in this book was how unlikable JB made Mick! Mick became the villain--trying to get between Gavin and Liz's relationship at every turn! Sometimes I just wanted to haul off and slap him! I was so glad when Liz finally told him off, but I wish Gavin would've had the guts to do it instead Jaci Burton also sets up her next book in this series quite nicely, when Liz becomes the agent for a St.
Louis Ice hockey star, Tyler Anderson. Tyler and his reluctant future heroine Mick and Gavin's sister, share a couple of conversations--looks like Tyler's going to have his work cut out for him. So all in all, a pretty good book. I loved watching Gavin fall in love with Liz.
A very entertaining read. This book contains explicit sex both oral and one anal scene and graphic language.
Changing the Game (A Play-by-Play Novel) by Jaci Burton
Not for the faint of heart. View all 30 comments. Apr 20, Lady Allison rated it really liked it Shelves: Let us take a moment to appreciate the deliciousness that is this cover.
The plot was weak and the characters were flat for the first half of the book. View 2 comments. I had never read a Jaci Burton book before, but I knew two things: I do get the appeal - Changing the Game was a fun and sexy read, but that was about it. And sometimes that is all you need.
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Liz was my kind of heroine. A smart and ambitious professional, she dedicated herself to her career as a sports agent. But that dedication came at the expense of relationships and, on occasion, a conscience. Oh, and she is in love with her client, t I had never read a Jaci Burton book before, but I knew two things: Oh, and she is in love with her client, the very "single and mingling" baseball star, Gavin.
Liz was apparently somewhat villainous in the first book in the series, which I skipped cue certain Goodreads friends shaking their heads in dismay. But I'm all about women being able to make mistakes and find redemption , especially since men get that opportunity all the damn time.
That said, a lot — and I mean a lot — of potential character and relationship development time gets the shaft wink, wink for sexy times. Changing the Game was better than the average erotic romance in terms of highlighting internal conflict, forging a connection outside of the bedroom, and incorporating enjoyable supporting characters, but it wasn't a deep dive or intellectually simulating by ANY means.
And while Gavin had a hot body and a deliciously dirty mouth, he wavered between "I want her, I need her" to "I'm not in love, I'm not interested in a relationship.
He pulled a massively assholey move near the end, but his grovel was a hit. There were a few questionable things peppered throughout the story like women grinding together to arouse men, which made my eyes roll degrees in my head , but I mostly found Changing the Game a light and likeable enough read.
I needed an escape, and it provided one. A book that features baseball. View all 8 comments. Not the first time I read this series, not now. For some reason I just never was interested into read the first book, and since they are basically standole where you just meet the characters in the previous bo 3. For some reason I just never was interested into read the first book, and since they are basically standole where you just meet the characters in the previous book, is not too bad. So basically this is what the story is about.
Elizabeth is a fierceless and bossy sports agent.
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She is really focused on getting the job done and giving the athletes the best deals, she knows what she wants and goes get it. She realized she did wrong and apologized, but it was too little too late and her friendship plus business relationship with Mick was broken. Now, Liz has been avoiding the Riley family, and especially Gavin, because she feels she lost the space she had in their life given how she acted before.
So, what will start as Gavin forcing Elizabeth to face him about her avoidence, will end with a hot encounter that will lead them to share more than a bed, and ultimately, face the feelings they have for each other.
So this is basically lots of porn without plot not really surprised since this is erotica , completely trash, but exactly what I needed now. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it as a reread, but had to lower my rating because 4 stars was too high in my opinion, to this story that has no real depth, but lots of sexy scenes and ridiculous banter.
She is known by being ruthless and a hawk about the athletes she works for, business-minded and with this cold exterior that is affected by being in a supposedly all male territory since she is a sport agent; but the truth is, that she feels all the same. Gavin is a total alpha-male. He is bossy and happy with his life as what it is, great career and full of fun with parties and women with no strings attached.
But I do have to say that he was a total jerk at the end, which didn't help his cause at all. Their chemistry and overall relationship is fun and hot. The last part of the book was rushed in terms of their relationship tbh, but oh well. I think if you feel in the need of a sports erotica book, you could check this one. Oct 12, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: Muuuuuuch better than the previous one!
At least as far as the "sizzle" is concerned. 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.
Changing the Game
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!!! A living human being. Can you help me? I'm so lost.
You need the office? You'll find the elevators. Punch the button for the top floor. When you get off, turn left again and go to the end of the hall.
The main office is there. I was afraid I was going to be lost down here forever and I'd never get these contracts signed. I have to run. Thank you! She sure was beautiful, but not in the way he was used to.
She wasn't overly made up, so her beauty was natural. She wasn't the kind of woman he usually went for. Maybe that's what he liked about her.
And he hadn't even bothered to introduce himself. Or get her name. Too bad, because he could have sworn there'd been a spark between them. Then again, it might have just been his imagination.
He could just need a slap of cold water to lower his body temperature. Too much heat today. He went back inside, grabbed the towel, and headed for the shower. As kick-ass events went, Tara Lincoln thought this one might be the best she'd ever put together. And it damn well better be, because it could generate more work for her, and The Right Touch needed all the business it could get.
Event planning the team summer party for the San Francisco Sabers had been a stroke of luck. The owner's assistant had gotten her card from the usual team planner, who was booked solid on the date they wanted to have the party. It had taken four months of nearly nonstop work, but as Tara took another turn around the ballroom, she nodded in satisfaction.
They'd pulled it off. From the glittery yet understated NFL team decorations to the amazing food to the bar setup to the incredible band, it was perfect, and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Tara mingled, earpiece tucked unobtrusively in her ear so she was only seconds away from hearing about a disaster, answering any questions, or getting help if someone needed it.
So far, all the crises had been minor ones. She monitored bar stock, checked with catering to be sure the food was hot and plentiful, and meandered in and around the crowds. No one complained, and the smiling faces all around her told her everyone was focused on what they should be focused on—football and having a good time—which meant she could take a step back and simply observe.
The band was kicking, the crowd was thick on the dance floor, media was in attendance taking pictures of the star players, coaches were giving interviews, and for the first time that night, Tara exhaled as she leaned against the floor-to-ceiling glass windows that showcased the beautiful city.
Black hair, striking blue eyes, she knew exactly who he was—Mick Riley, San Francisco's star quarterback, and her savior from earlier today. She'd been so rattled after having gotten lost in the basement of the team's practice facility that it hadn't even registered who he was until the elevator had taken her to the top floor.
Okay, not just rattled, but a little tongue-tied. Who wouldn't be when faced with a shirtless, sweaty, gorgeous hunk of muscle? God's gift to women. Good Lord, he'd looked sexy.
Unfortunately, all she could do at the time was ask for directions. But then her synapses had fired, and she'd realized who she'd been talking to.
Mick Riley. The Mick Riley. Everyone who lived here knew who he was. Everyone who watched football knew him, too, no matter where they lived. His endorsement contracts put him on every television in America, and probably overseas, too, hawking every product from deodorant to power tools. He was an icon, the all-American success story. And damn fine looking, too. And thank you again for the directions to the office.
So, you're a guest here tonight?
I'm not a guest. You did a good job.
I'm glad you think so. There's plenty of name-brand booze behind the bar, and the band is kick-ass. That would go a long way to cementing her future. Was he hitting on her? She scanned the crowd, going blind from all the stunning female beauty in the room, many of whom had their gazes trained on Mick. Surely Tara was just misjudging his politeness for something else.
These guys know how to close down a party. How come you're not wearing one of those butler outfits or a white apron? Everyone else does the real work. He was funny and smart, but she still didn't understand why he was talking to the help when the cream of the crop was here. I'm Mick Riley. If something comes up, someone will holler. And your job is to make sure your guests are happy, right? Which means you're doing your job in making sure I'm happy. And now who was thinking in football terms?
He sat her down on one of the cushioned benches in the outer lobby area beyond the ballroom. She had to admit it was blissfully quiet away from the noise of the party. And oh, what she wouldn't give to be able to slip out of her heels for just a few minutes. Looking fashionable was required, even if it hurt.
Standing around making small talk just isn't my thing. Right in the center of it all, usually with some gorgeous woman right next to you. That's not what the tabloids say. Very disconcerting. But I've never been seriously involved with any of them. You don't hold back, do you? That's not who I am. And who are you? No doubt about it. And she had no clue why. But admittedly, it felt good. Star quarterback, fine-looking, and it had been a long time since a man paid attention to her.
Her ego had just climbed a few rungs up the ladder. Okay, maybe it had climbed to the top of the ladder. Nothing was going to come of it, of course, but she was going to bask in his attention for just a few moments longer. Why me? We did have a kick-ass season. Good for my image, ya know. And maybe get more people coming to your games. Someone I can just talk to, have a real conversation with.
Off the field. She watched all of the Sabers games. In his uniform, Mick was something to behold. Did that make her shallow? Sometimes I wonder about it myself. Granted, physical attraction is what gets you in the door. But there has to be something beyond that to want to keep you there.
I like a good-looking man as much as any woman does. But there has to be some substance beyond just his great looks. Something that keeps me coming back for more. He pulled her against him, slid his arm around her back, and drew her close.
How timely. A slow song. The lights had dimmed, and couples were pressed intimately against each other. She cringed, certain she was the center of attention, but when she took a quick glance around, no one seemed to be looking at them. She prayed the media was off interviewing someone else or taking pictures of Katrina Strauss, the latest Hollywood It girl. Maybe she was safe from the cameras at least.
But Tara was certain any moment someone from management was going to drag her off the dance floor and fire her. She tried to search the ballroom for Mr. Stokes or his assistant or anyone else on his staff, but the dance floor was too crowded. Oh, sorry. The feel of his warm hand against the bare skin of her back made thinking clearly a near impossibility. He had decent rhythm for someone so big. She expected a football player to be clumsier, but he glided around like he knew what he was doing.
Several of us on the team did. Good for coordination. It would be so much easier to walk away from him if he was self-absorbed. But not only was he gorgeous, he was also funny, was interested in her and her career, and she liked spending time with him. That meant it had been too long. It felt good to feel his warm hand at her back, to clasp her other hand in his, to feel the pressure of his thighs against hers as he expertly managed the steps and moved her around the dance floor.
He smelled good, like pine trees and outdoors. She leaned in a little and inhaled, amazed at the sheer size of him. And when he dipped her at the end of the dance, her lips parted and she let out a small gasp. I might have learned a few things watching her classes.So it was kind of unrealistic.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. She had drawings strewn around her work space, so she picked up as much as she could in there, then closed the door and concentrated on the living area. She watched his hands on the steering wheel as he drove. A I think I actually liked this one better than the first http: Not surprising. The band was playing some very loud rock music, and the crowd was electrified.
All prim and proper, and she made him think dirty thoughts about getting her crisp white shirt all mussed up. How could you? Instead, he had to put on a tux, a smile, and hang out in a ballroom with the rest of his team, the San Francisco Sabers of the National Football League.
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