Monday, 27 August 2012

Review: Changing the Game by Jaci Burton


Changing the Game
Series: Play By Play #2
Author:  Jaci Burton
Publisher: Penguin Group
Pages: 232
Format: ebook
Source:  Purchased

Rating:

Reason chosen: 

Well I did enjoy the first one and the first provided a little hint towards what the second one would be about so I thought I’d give it shot.

Summary taken from Chapters/Indigo.ca:

Sports agent Liz Darnell will do anything to win back her number-one client, baseball pro Gavin Riley. And Gavin''s more than ready- especially when Liz is offering herself as part of the bargain. But when love unexpectedly enters the playing field, neither Liz nor Gavin are ready for the biggest game-changer of all.

Review:

I have to admit that the second book was much better than the first one. Although the first one wasn’t bad I found this one a little but more believable I guess. I liked Gavin. I liked that it showed that his game reflected what happened between him and Liz. I liked that he was very straight up and said that she was his and that he would take care of her. I loved that he acted like a boyfriend without ever really having been one before, but that he was more than happy to pick up a drunken Liz and her friends. I liked that he was able to admit that he missed her. And yes, the romance in this novel was something else. The book is definitely 18+, but the romance behind it will appeal to all. The characters were interesting ones, although Gavin is the cocky player that I expected him to be it was surprising that his player ways could change so easily. But, of course there is always something that happens. However, that something was shocking as well, it was not something I expected. But, I’m happy about that. Oh, and I’m a baseball player so when he was playing I understood everything and really got into it.

Good:

Gavin—sinfully hot and tempting

Bad:

Liz—I found that she almost had two different personalities. One moment she was the strong in dependent Sports agent and the next she was the normal girlfriend that any guy would come home too. A little too different for my liking.

Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):

Overall the book was well written, however like my previous mentions in my review for
The Perfect Play I felt things were a little under developed. The novel mainly focused on the romantic side of their relationship instead of focusing on the characters. I always expect them to have their past history come back to bite them, or be resolved, but that never seems to be the issue. Overall it didn’t necessarily hurt the novel but it did hold it back from being better.

Previously in the Series:

The Perfect Play (#1)-> Click for Review

Next In the Series:
Playing to Win (#4) ETA September 4th 2012
Thrown by a Curve (#5)  ETA March 2013
One Sweet Ride (#6) ETA June 2013

Viewer Type Recommendation:

If you like a good saucy romance…this is it.

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Read Completely:
Yes

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