Rules of Contact by Jaci Burton: Review

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Posted December 6, 2016 in review Tags:

Rules of Contact by Jaci Burton: ReviewRules of Contact by Jaci Burton
Pages: 347
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Series: Play by Play #12
Genres: Sports Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: The Final Score, Shot on Gold
Also by this author: The Final Score, Shot on Gold, Hot to the Touch
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In the new Play-By-Play novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Unexpected Rush, a football player with all the right moves on the field needs a better game plan for his love life.    A defensive end for the San Francisco Sabers, Flynn Cassidy is used to being in the spotlight—he just doesn’t enjoy it. But if getting in front of the cameras will help his new restaurant succeed, he’s willing. Now if he could just meet a woman who loved him and not his fame…   After her divorce, Amelia Lawrence is thrilled to start over as head chef at Ninety-Two. It’s just the opportunity she needs to heat up her career—if only she wasn’t wildly attracted to her sexy new boss. Their chemistry might be sizzling hot, but Amelia has no intention of being burned again.   Amelia is genuine and fun and Flynn can’t get enough of her—and Amelia loves every second she spends with the tough but tender Flynn. But trust is a hard fought battle for both of them. Breaking the rules of contact and surrendering to their passion was easy, but are they willing to risk their hearts to win at the game of love?

This is another new-to-me author. How is I have never read Jaci Burton before? I have no idea. But, Rules of Contact was sent to me via the publisher and I dove in!

I liked the idea of an already established football player diversifying. The story isn’t centered around whether or not he will make it big; he is already well established in the pro league. So, what is a already famous player to do with his free time? Open a restaurant! He hires Amelia as head chef. She has just arrived in San Fran after her divorce and is not looking for a man. Flynn is excellent at finding women who want to use him for the chance to get on TV. Both make terrible choices in the people they date!

This is a low angst story with good banter between Flynn and Amelia, good supporting characters in the other football players and their families, and good steam between the sheets! Tara’s pseudo fix ups added some fun to plot as well. Once Flynn decided he wanted to pursue things with Amelia he really gives her the full court press and I love heroes that go all out like that! Its obvious to Flynn that Amelia has been burned and is a bit hesitant and unsure when it comes to romance. He is willing to push through her hang ups!

So, really, the relationship is kind of the only ‘action’ in this book. It might feel a bit ‘slow’ for some people because of this. If you want a easy read that is light on the drama, this is a great pick! Also, you really can start with number 12 in this series. It won’t make a bit of difference!! Its rare that I can HONESTLY say that!

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Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen, Ryker by Sawyer Bennett, Rushing the Goal by Toni Aleo…then you will probably like Rules of Contact!

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About Jaci Burton

Meet Jaci Burton

From Jaci Burton: I'd like to say I always wanted to be a writer, but that's not the case. First I wanted to be a teacher. When I was a kid I used to play school in my friend's basement. She had actual school desks—and index cards. I'm a list maker, so those index cards rocked my world. Then later on, I wanted to be a nurse. My other friend had a stethoscope and a medical book. I had a thing for props, okay?

But during my early teen years my cousin and I—back in the day before the internet—would exchange scripts we'd written of a popular TV show. No, I won't tell you which TV show because then you'd know how old I really am. But it was a western with two gorgeous cowboy heroes and we were each in love with one of the main characters. I'd say that was my first foray into writing, and it got me hooked.

As an adult, marriage, work and raising two sons took priority. And while I fell madly in love with reading romance, there wasn't much time to write it. It's amazing how much corporate life, soccer games, high school musicals, dinner and laundry can suck out of the average day. But I would occasionally dabble in writing, then put it aside when I got busy. Unfortunately, I was always busy.

Eventually my kids grew up and I was on my second marriage when Biker Dude (what I call my husband because of his love for his Harley Davidson) found out I used to dabble in writing and encouraged me to try again. So I did.

I sat down and wrote a romance novel, start to finish. I was so proud of it, but I didn't sell that romance. Not right away, anyway. I didn't sell the one after that, either. Or the one after that. Suffice it to say I wasn't an overnight success. But eventually I did sell a book, then another, and then another. I have an exceptionally smart agent and write for amazing editors. I'm a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author, and I have you wonderful readers to thank for that.

This has been a dream come true for me, one I wanted for so many years. Writing is my full time career and something I love so much. I can't imagine a day that isn't filled with hot, sexy heroes who save the day, strong, capable heroines who don't need a man to save them, and the happily ever afters in every book.

Sometimes I even write about teachers and nurses. And hot cowboys.

I live in northeast Oklahoma with Biker Dude and our wonderful, crazy dogs. Between us we have three kids who are all grown up and living out in the wild. When I'm not writing I can usually be found in the garden, coaxing the tomatoes to grow, heading out to our local casino trying to become a millionaire (so far, no luck there), or riding on the back of Biker Dude's Harley. And when I want to relax I read other authors' masterpieces or I'm parked in front of the television watching sports, reality TV or crime shows. And maybe a drama or a comedy. Okay, I really watch way too much television.

Welcome to my world.

Samantha
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