Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Contemporary Thursday Featuring Jaci Burton

I'm in major need of a pick-me-up! Anyone else with me? I can definitely feel the week's weight on my shoulders, back, feet and any where else that can hurt. Who said being a home maker, writer, blogger, and reviewer isn't hard work! WHEW!

So in the spirit of today's theme and the much needed boost, let's take a look at a book that is chalk full of summer fun, a hunky hero and romance that will get anyone's heart racing! How about some baseball with Jaci Burton's Changing The Game!

I know these books have been making the rounds but, seriously, who cares! The covers are enough to make you take second pause. Add the hero in there and I'm sold! ;)

Changing The Game
Jaci Burton
Play-by-Play series, Book 2

Back of the Book:

Most people play by the rules. Gavin and Liz aren't most people...
Win at any cost. That's always been the mantra of sports agent Liz Darnell. When she carries things too far and risks losing her number-one client, baseball pro Gavin Riley, Liz realizes that she'll have to work extra innings to win him back. It might not be too much of a stretch. She's had a thing for this player's moves since she first laid eyes on him, and by the looks of it, he wants her just as bad.
Gavin's more than ready—especially when Liz is offering herself as part of the bargain. And as much of her as Gavin wants. For added thrills, he decides to throw a little curve ball Liz's way to see just how far she's truly willing to go to keep him as a client. But when love unexpectedly enters the playing field, neither Liz nor Gavin are ready for the biggest game-changer of them all.

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GAVIN DRANK A WHISKEY OUT ON THE DECK, LISTENING to the sound of the waves. This was always his favorite part of the night. Sometimes he’d sit here for hours, just listening to the sound of the ocean.
But tonight he was plotting. Elizabeth might have distracted him earlier with amazing sex, but he still wanted answers from her.
Why he cared about who she was before, he had no idea. It really didn’t play into what they had right now, but for some reason he wanted to know. And for some reason she didn’t want him to know. And he thrived on competition, on winning.
She was in the bathroom changing, washing her makeup off, taking her hair down.
Time to make his move.
He laid the glass down on the kitchen counter and headed into the bedroom.
She stood in the bathroom brushing her hair, wearing only a cream strapless bra and matching panties. He went into his drawer and pulled out four neckties, grateful for the occasional media interviews he had to give that required him to dress up. He threw the ties on the seat at the foot of the bed, then went into the bathroom to press a kiss on the soft skin between her neck and shoulder. She smiled at him in the mirror, the softness of her green eyes mesmerizing him. He saw something in them. A vulnerability or something else he couldn’t figure out, and he was struck by a punch to the gut so strong it almost knocked him to his knees.
What would it be like to see a woman like Elizabeth in his bathroom every night, to have someone to come home to instead of an empty house?
He’d never wanted a woman in his life before, never craved companionship. He liked his life just the way it was, liked being able to travel, to come and go as he pleased without having to answer to anyone. He had no ties and no obligations.
His life was perfect and he had no plans to change it.
But he liked having Elizabeth here, liked seeing her female doodads on his bathroom counter, loved seeing her dressed only in her bra and panties, loved ogling her creamy skin, loved feeling her next to him in bed at night.
Hell, he liked waking up next to her.
Whoa. Gavin wasn’t the domestic type. And Elizabeth sure as hell wasn’t, either. And if he was looking to settle down, get married, and start having some kids, she was the last woman on earth he’d choose to do it with.
Not the soulless cold shark.
But was she soulless and cold? Or was that just a part she played in business?
What did he really know about Elizabeth Darnell?
Time to find out.
She turned to him, wrapping her hand around the back of his neck. “Ready for bed?”
“You could say that.” He took her hands and led her to the side of the bed, reached around and unhooked her bra, then bent and pulled her panties down.
He undressed, glad to be rid of his clothes so they were both naked.
Elizabeth reached out and fanned her fingers over his chest. “Mmmm, I like where this is going.”
“Do you? We’ll see. How about you lay in the middle of the bed. I’m going to tie you up and have my way with you like you did with me this afternoon.”
Her eyes flashed with desire. “You weren’t tied up this afternoon.”
“Do you trust me, Elizabeth?”
She arched a brow. “That’s a loaded question, Gavin.”
“Then trust me enough to know I won’t hurt you. Because I won’t. I never will.”
She sucked in a breath. “All right. But you know I can’t spread my limbs as wide as your giant orgy bed.”
He laughed. “I know. I’ll take care of it. Go spread out in the middle of the bed.”
She crawled onto the bed, her sweet ass and pussy on display for him as she did. His cock tightened and hardened as she rolled over onto her back, then lifted her arms up over her head and widened her legs. He couldn’t resist palming his shaft and balls, and giving them a squeeze. Just looking at her spread out on his bed like that gave him a lot of ideas.
First he had to secure her. He grabbed the twine he’d pulled from the garage, measured the length he’d need from the posts at each end to her legs and ankles, allowing for the length of the neckties, then cut four strips. He tied the ends of the twine to the end of each necktie, then secured her ankles and wrists, giving her enough room to move comfortably but not enough to roll and get away.
She watched him the entire time without saying a word, her nipples beading hard, moisture gathering at the entrance to her pussy. He swept his finger along the seam of her sex and brought his finger to his mouth and sucked.
“This get you wet?” he asked, positioning himself on his knees between her spread legs.
“Because I wonder what you’re going to do to me.”
He cupped her ankles above the restraints and smoothed his hands up her legs. Her skin was smooth silk, buttery soft. Having her under his control like this was tempting, made his cock so hard it was painful. He wanted to slide inside her right now and fuck her until he came. But that would ruin the fun and anticipation for both of them.
“The answer is easy. I’m going to give you pleasure. I’m going to make you come. You’re going to make me come.”
Her breasts rose as she inhaled a deep breath.
He laid his hands on her hips and swept his fingers over her belly. She flinched, sucking her stomach in. He bent down and pressed a kiss to her navel, then dragged his tongue south. He heard her breath catch and smiled.
She didn’t think he’d go right for the holy grail, did she?

YOUR TURN!  Given this book was release last year I am sure many of you have had the chance to already read it. Your thoughts? Have you read the entire series? Are you anxious for PLAYING TO WIN to hit the shelves?


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