Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"Taking a Shot" By: Jaci Burton

"Taking a Shot"
By: Jaci Burton
Synopsis from Amazon:
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 off being athletic superstars, she's stuck running the family's sports bar, whether she likes it or not. Then in walks pro hockey stud Tyler Anderson. As much as Jenna would like to go to the boards with him, she's vowed to never fall for a jock-even one as hot as Ty.Ty, intrigued by the beautiful bar owner, becomes a regular. He senses that Jenna wants to do something more with her life. And as he 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, Jenna has to figure out what she wants, what she needs, who she loves, and if she has the passion and pride to take a shot at having it all-including Ty...
My Thoughts:
     "Taking a Shot" continues to the follow the Riley family in this great new series by Jaci Burton. This book focuses on the baby and only girl in the family, Jenna. I have to confess, I have read this book and the first book in the series, "The Perfect Play," but completely missed the second. After reading this great romance, I am definitely going to go back and pick it up.
     Jenna has lived all of her life surrounded by sports fans, players, and her family in St. Louis. She hasn't left much and she feels stifled as she is now in charge of her family's sports bar. In walks Ty, a professional hockey player, and her world is turned upside down. 
     Ty is your ultimate romance hero - smart, funny, knows what your thinking before you do...that sort of thing. He isn't put off by Jenna's insistence that she doesn't want anything to do with sports people, he's in fact kind of intrigued. 
     My biggest pet peeve with this book might be that the characters are kind of cookie cutter. You know the ending, but isn't that what we like somewhat when we read a romance? Jenna hates sports players - and you know what's going to happen there. Ty is a stereotypical bad boy jock, but he doesn't come off as smarmy or self-centered. I enjoyed getting to know them and I absolutely loved the family interaction by the characters from the past books. AND the book is naughty in all the right spots, if you know what I mean! Pick it up if you get a chance at your local library, you'll be glad you did.

Book Details
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Date of Publication: March 6, 2012
# of Pages:  336
ISBN: 978-0425245521

1 comment:

  1. You're definitely making me want to check this one out! AHHH writing down the author for posterity!