Cover Shot! Playing to Win by Jaci Burton

Cover Shot! is a regular feature here at the Café.  I love discovering new covers, and when I find them, I like to share.  More than anything else, I am consumed with the mystery that each new discovery represents.  There is an allure to a beautiful cover.  Will the story contained under the pages live up to promise of the gorgeous cover art?

I love the covers for Jaci Burton’s Play by Play series.  I even bought Perfect Play based solely on the cover.  I’m even certain that one day soon I will be able to fit it into the schedule and actually read it, instead of just starting at the hawt guy on it.  While I think the cover for Playing to Win is the least attractive, it still has a visual appeal that I can’t deny.



Cole Riley’s a hot headed football player who has put his career on the line with his off field behavior. Consultant Savannah Brooks comes on board to save his image—and to get his game on the right track. When two opposing forces collide, there’s bound to be sparks.

In stores September 2012


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Teaser Tuesday–An Affair with Mr. Kennedy by Jillian Stone

The weekend was all about Mr. Kennedy. What a luscious hunk of man he is.  I love this book, and hated every interruption I suffered while trying to savor this read.  The chemistry between Zak and Cassie was electric, and I could readily believe that he had the power to sweep this intelligent and stubborn woman right off of her feet.

She tucked her arm in his.  He took a long appreciative glance at the lovely woman by his side.  Indeed, she was stunning.  This was the second time in so many days that he wondered what she might look like in nothing at all. “You are entirely too distracting.”

“What was that, Zak?”

He exhaled.  “I’m having wicked thoughts about you.”

And then there is this passage, that surely sent Cassie’s heart galloping out of control.

He turned her in small circles and no longer waltzed at a respectable distance.  Candlelight from the ballroom chandeliers whirled around his face.  Blue eyes deepened to violet as his gaze fell to her mouth.

Cassie tilted up her head and parted her lips.

After rising her ire, Cassie tries to give Zak the cold shoulder.  It doesn’t work very well.  Zak is too blazing hot for a setdown.

“Good night, Cassie.”

“Good night, Mr. Kennedy.”

He reached out and stopped the door from closing. “That is twice now you’ve called me Mr. Kennedy.” Pressing closer, his words fell against plump lips that parted ever so slightly.  “I don’t like it anymore.”


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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