Today’s Guest is the fabulous JACI BURTON!!!

Jaci is awesome enough to give us an excerpt of her super hot TAKING A SHOT, the third book in her super-sexy Play By Play series.

“You’re anything but predictable. You annoy me. You like me, and you obviously want me, and you make no secret of that. I like that, because I don’t much care for games. On the other hand, I don’t want you to like me. I want you to go away and leave me alone so I can stop thinking about you.”

He grinned. She was just a little drunk, which meant she was relaxed enough to spill more of her inner thoughts than she was aware of. Which meant this was his opportunity to take things a step further with her, if he played the game right.

“I can’t stop thinking about you, either, Jenna.”

She leaned her elbows against the bar. “Really?”


“What do you think about when you think about me?”

This was a test. She was putting him on the spot to see if he was just bullshitting her.

Actually, he wasn’t.

“I think about your mouth.” He rimmed her bottom lip with his thumb. “I like what comes out of it when you talk to me. It’s sassy and smart. And I sure as hell liked kissing it. It’s soft and wet and you yield under me like you want what I’ve got.”

Her chest rose and fell.

“I like the way you talk. Confident, but you’re a bit of a smart-ass. I like that about you, too. It means you’re not a pushover. I don’t want a woman I can walk all over. I want a woman who can stand up for herself.”

She licked her bottom lip. Damn distracting and he needed to focus on what he wanted to say to her.

“You have the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen. And you see a lot with them. You call people on their bullshit, and obviously you know men.”

“Yeah? In what way?”

“You know who’s true and who’s full of shit. You aren’t going to fall for a line.”

She let out a soft laugh.

“I like these.” He swept his knuckles over the many earrings in her left ear, then leaned in close. “Are you pierced anywhere else, Jenna? I spend nights thinking about it.”

Her eyes went dark. Interest or desire? He wasn’t sure.

“And your tattoos. Those turn me on.” He cupped her wrist and caressed the tattoo of the earth, moon, and stars. “It makes me want to get you naked and explore your body. So, yeah, I think about you a lot, Jenna.”

“I don’t want to date you, Ty. I’ve told you before, you’re the wrong type of guy for me.”

“So you’ve said.”

She inhaled, let it out. “The problem is, there’s this thing.”

“A thing.”

“Yeah. A chemistry thing, between you and me. And it’s interfering when I go out with other guys.”

Oh, this was getting good. “A chemistry thing.”


“Sex.” He shook his head. “Yeah, that’s a problem.” He brushed his shoulder against hers. He understood the chemistry thing. Just being near her made his dick spring to life.

She turned in the chair to face him. “It is. What should we do about that?”

“I don’t think sex is a problem for me, Jenna. You already know how I feel. The question is, what do you want to do about it?”

She slid her fingertip down the lapel of his jacket, the look she gave him burning him from the inside out.

Yeah, definite chemistry. He was surprised flames weren’t sparking between them. His breathing quickened and if she didn’t make a decision soon he was going to have to make a quick exit, because this woman was driving him crazy.

“I think you should come home with me tonight and we can talk about it,” she said.

“Ready when you are.”

Jaci is generously offering up a Nook or Kindle copy of TAKING A SHOT to one lucky winner chosen from the comments to this post. Winner will be chosen on the next prize announcement day – April 2nd! Do you like sports themed romances? If so, which are some of your faves?

56 comments to “Today’s Guest is the fabulous JACI BURTON!!!”

  1. Pamk
    March 26th, 2012 at 7:59 pm · Link

    I do like them. Especially football or hockey.
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  2. bn100
    March 26th, 2012 at 8:20 pm · Link

    I like sports-themed books, like those involving racing or football.

  3. cleon234
    March 26th, 2012 at 10:19 pm · Link

    Jaci’s books are a delight to read and I particularly enjoy the ones with sporting themes- especially the baseball and football ones.

  4. Chris N
    March 27th, 2012 at 12:44 pm · Link

    I love this whole series and cannot wait for TAS to be released! I’m not normally a sports lover but there’s something about these heroes that have sucked me in. 🙂

  5. Lisa H
    March 27th, 2012 at 11:10 pm · Link

    I cant think of any sports themed romance I have read. I am still a newbie I guess to the contemporary field. But oh my, I loves me some hockey. Go Blues!! and I *waving hand to cool over 😳 heated brow* love that cover!! La de freakin da! 🙂

  6. Janet K
    March 28th, 2012 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Had never read any “sports themed” books until Jaci Burton. Now, I’m sold on them. Jaci’s books are just plain fun to read. Look forward to her next books.