on March 6 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
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If you want to score, you have to get in the game... The last thing Jenna Riley needs is more sports in her life. While her brothers are athletic superstars, she's stuck running the family's bar, whether she likes it or not. But when pro hockey stud Tyler Anderson walks in, Jenna's vow to never fall for a jock - even one as hot as Ty - is put to the test.
As Ty gains her trust, the passion between them grows, as does Ty's insistence that Jenna should start living for herself. With his encouragement, Jenna starts to believe it too. But first she has to figure out what she wants, who she loves, and if she has the passion and pride to take a shot at having it all - including Ty...
5 Stars! I absolutely LOVED it!!
In my opinion, the best book in the series. I understand that quite a few reviews have expressed their annoyance or dislike for Jenna, but once she explained herself, I was on board with her feelings. I had my issues with her too, but as I continued to read and the big picture presented itself, it made sense and I gave her my sympathy. She never once laid blame on Ty for anything and always reprimanded herself when her actions towards him were unacceptable, unfortunately only in her head. Was it right how she treated him?! No, but then there would have been no drama. She always expressed her admiration for Ty, again, only in her mind. Jenna accepted the hand that life dealt her and did her best to do what she felt she needed to do. She took a backseat and never complained outwardly when the responsibility of the family business fell on her shoulders. Her brothers continued to pursue and live their dreams; with her full support. She went with the flow, at times begrudgingly, and that is why she came off as a sour puss maybe even bratty. Nonetheless, she took on the challenge and I am a Jenna advocate.
Okay now on to the crème de la crème of this book. TY! Tyler Anderson *swoon-sigh-faint*!! I could not find one damn thing wrong with him. What a man. Sexy, smart, sweet, passionate, thoughtful, understanding… he was PERFECT!!! He was so hot…HOT HOT HOT; I’m surprised the ice didn’t melt under him when he skated! Oh my, did he lay some smokin,’ sizzlin,’ lovin’ on Jenna, over and over again…oh and then some more…wait, again… oh why not one more time! He used his mouth for more than just talking…A LOT! I’m still trying to recover from the ecstasy; I’m in a euphoric haze!
Jaci Burton must be a hockey fan because her writing in relation to the game and the fans were spot on! I felt like I was right there in the stands watching Ty and the Ice play. There is no other sport quite like it. If you’ve never been to or watched a game, you are missing out on a truly exhilarating experience. The game is brutal, demanding, fast-paced and watching the players can be quite the turn-on!
I just loved the overall feel of this book. From the family gatherings to the lunch dates that Jenna, Tara and Liz had on a weekly basis, and their sassy, funny banter! Not only did we get to see Ty and Jenna’s relationship develop, we got time with and a look into the lives of the wonderful characters from the previous books. They were all involved at some point and I welcomed them with open arms. It has me thinking that as the series continues, could Nathan take the spotlight at some point? Hmmm, now that would be awesome!
Even though the ending was satisfying, I wish as I did in all the previous books, that JC would give us an epilog. I just love them. Other than that it’s a great read, with fantastic dialogue, good storyline, a warm family feel, some laughs, plenty of sexy time and …TY!! He alone is worth 5 Stars!