The Perfect Play - Jaci Burton
Released February 2011
The Perfect Play appears to be the very first in Jaci Burton's Play-By-Play series. It's hot, hot, hot! Meanwhile, there's a great storyline and the characters have great emotional depth, minus, perhaps, one character that I personally could not stand.
Event planner Tara Lincoln's business is taking off. Great news for the single mom whose clawed her way from being a teen mom with no parental support worth mentioning. She just hopes she's doing enough to keep her 14-year-old son from making the same mistakes she did.
When Tara meets NFL star Mick Riley, she's no doubt attracted to him but hesitant on getting involved with a noted playboy. What would someone like Mick want with a single mom. She's convinced he wouldn't want a single mom when he could have any woman in the world. Mick's determined to prove her otherwise.
I really enjoyed most of The Perfect Play. Mick and Tara are a great match; I also adored Mick's family. Their Irish heritage ran strong through Mick's veins, as well as his siblings and parents. I'm hoping for stories for not only Mick's brother but also his sister.
I did say "most" for a reason. Mick's agent is a wicked, wicked pain in the behind. I couldn't stand her character. The fact that she appears to be the heroine in the upcoming second novel disturbs me. If Jaci Burton can take that witch and make her likable, I'll be impressed.