Shot on Gold by Jaci Burton

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Posted February 13, 2018 in review Tags: , ,

Shot on Gold by Jaci BurtonShot on Gold by Jaci Burton
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Series: Play by Play #14
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Rules of Contact, The Final Score
Also by this author: Rules of Contact, The Final Score, Hot to the Touch
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In the new Play-by-Play novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Final Score, opposites attract when a figure skater and hockey player lace up their skates--and go for the gold...

Will "Mad Dog" Madigan is making his second trip to the Winter Games, and he couldn't be happier. Hockey is his life and playing for the U.S. team is a privilege. Then he meets U.S. figure skater Amber Sloane. She's beautiful, ambitious and driven--everything Will desires in a woman. He would love to show Amber how hot life off the ice can be.

Amber has skated her entire life, sacrificing everything in the hopes of one day winning gold. Now she's competing for the third and final time. She intends to win, and nothing's going to get in her way--until she meets Will. He's an irresistible charmer, and before long Amber is wondering if this sexy hockey player is the perfect guy to show her some moves outside the rink.

But after all the medals have been awarded, Will and Amber will have to decide if what they have together is just a fling or a real shot at true love.

Reasons you should read Shot On Gold:

  1. Olympians! I am obsessed with all things Olympics!
  2. I have always wondered what it would be like in the Olympic village-all those gorgeous athletes!
  3. Crazy ‘dance mom’ type of parent. It really makes you empathize with Amber because you can see how much external pressure she has been under.
  4. Low Angst! I mean, you of course wonder if they will win in their respective sports and what will happen after the Olympics are over, but otherwise, its a fairly low angst story and I appreciated that!
  5. Likable characters in Will and Amber-mature, driven, and yet still relatable.

This story is light and breezy, gives me a ‘behind the scenes’ feel of one of my favorite sporting events (the Olympics), and left me with a smile after reading! Fans of sports romance will LOVE Shot on Gold!

Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen, Max by Sawyer Bennett, So Over You by Kate Meader…then you will probably like Shot On Gold!

 

Shot on Gold

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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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8 responses to “Shot on Gold by Jaci Burton

  1. I’ve yet to read a book from Burton but she’s an author I intend to check out. 🙂 I’m happy Shot on Gold was a hit for you, Samantha. It sounds great and seeing as I’m a fan of Olympics as well as good character growth, I think this is one I’d like as well. Nice review!

  2. Hey you, great reveiw! It looks like you enjoyed this one more than I did. I mean, I liked it but it was a little too light for me. Not enough conflict, too perfect characters BUT I could totally see why people would enjoy it. It was nice and sweet.

    I hope you’re having a great week!

  3. oh this book sounds so amazing here and I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed it so much. I am actually planning on reading this one tomorrow so I am pretty excited!!! I love the winter Olympics so I am totally stoked for this one.

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