February BOTM QUARTERBACK DRAW

A sexy sample of Quarterback Draw

February Book of the Month

 

Indulge in this sexy excerpt from the ninth Play-By-Play novel by Jaci Burton, QUARTERBACK DRAW. 

 

Chapter 1

If there was one thing Grant Cassidy hated more than anything, it was PR. Doing commercial shoots was a necessary evil, and some he disliked more than others.

But right now he was in board shorts and bare feet, standing on a beach in Barbados, about to do a shoot for the annual swimsuit edition of a pretty damned famous sports magazine. There were about two dozen barely clad, tanned, and gorgeous models who were going to take part in the shoot along with several athletes.

All in all? Not a bad gig.

“This I could get used to.”

Grant grinned as one of his best friends, Trevor Shay, stood next to him.

“Don’t get too used to it. Your girlfriend will kick your ass if you get too close to any of these models.”

Trevor crossed his arms. “Yeah.  I really wish Haven could be here in Barbados with me. But she’s in school right now and couldn’t make it. She did tell me to behave myself. Like that was even necessary. Trust me,  none of these women are as beautiful as mine.”

Grant laughed. “You’re blinded by love, my man.”

“It’s true. I am. And perfectly happy to go back to my bungalow at night all by myself. How about you? You like dating models. Got one scoped out yet?”

He had dated models in the past. They were beautiful and fun. “I wasn’t exactly looking.”

“It’s still early in the day. I have high hopes for you.” Trevor slapped him on the back as the assistant director motioned for him. “Hey, I’m up. I’ll catch you at the bar later.”

“Okay.”

Grant stayed close and watched as Trevor was put into a shot on a hammock with a beautiful, dark-skinned model. The model straddled Trevor, who Grant had to admit handled the whole thing professionally. As soon as it was over, Trevor shook the woman’s hand and wandered off in the direction of the pool.

“You’ll be up next, Grant,” the assistant said. “We’re pairing, you up with Katrina Korsova.”

“Sure.” He knew who she was. Korsova was a big deal in the modeling world, one of those supermodels whose face and body were plastered all over billboards, in magazines, and on television. She was a beauty. He was lucky to be doing the shoot with her. It would advance his profile, and he was all about exposure.

If he had to be here doing this shoot for the sports magazine, at least he was being paired up with one of the best in the business.

Once they readied the shot on the beach, he was called over and set up on his marks. He stood in the water up to his ankles. They’d already primped his hair, his face, and his skin. It all felt weird to him, but he’d done photo shoots before. They told him it was to combat shine and to make sure his hair would be gelled appropriately enough so it would behave.

Whatever. He was paid to do what he was told, just like in football. So he stood where they told him to stand.

“We’re ready for you, Katrina,” he heard the assistant say.

The models were clustered in shaded cabanas before the shoot, so he’d only caught glimpses of them on and off.

Katrina stepped out, a gorgeous woman with long hair the color of midnight, wearing a swimsuit bottom that barely clung to her hips. It was more like two tiny pieces of cloth tied together with scraps. There wasn’t much to the top, either. Just a couple of triangles that hardly covered her generous breasts.

She was curved in all the right places, and after she bent over so they could spray her hair wet, she straightened, flipped her hair back, then gave him a look.

Wow. Those eyes. They were so deep blue they were almost violet. Maybe they were violet. He had no idea, because he’d been struck dumb as she approached him.

He’d been around plenty of beautiful women before, but Katrina was . . . wow. Photos of her didn’t do justice to what a knockout she really was.

“Grant Cassidy, this is Katrina Korsova.”

She gave him a quick nod, then turned to the director, obviously all business and not as thunderstruck by him as he had been by her.

He was going to try not to be offended by that. Then again, she likely worked around good-looking male models all the time. He was no big deal, at least not in the modeling world.

“I want your arm around his, Katrina,” the director said. “Katrina, your right breast against his chest, with you facing him. Let’s see some heat here.”

It was as if they were on a movie set and the director had said, “Action.” Where she had previously ignored him as if he didn’t exist, now Katrina moved into him, her body warm and pliant as she slid her hand into his hair and tilted her head back. Their hips touched, their thighs made contact, and then she made eye contact with him.

He’d never felt that pow of instant connection before, but he sure as hell felt it now. It was as if lightning had struck the center of his universe, and every part of him felt it.

 

QUARTERBACK DRAW is out in paperback and ebook now!

Look out for HOPE AFTER ALL, the fourth title in the Hope series, out on 31st February.

 

Headline Eternal

The Perfect Play: Play-By-Play Book 1

By Jaci Burton

The Perfect Play is the first in New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton's 'must-read' (Fresh Fiction) Play-By-Play series, and an erotic story about love and the games people play from the queen of contemporary sports romance. Perfect for fans of Lori Foster, Maya Banks and Jill Shalvis.

Could love throw this all-star off his game? For years Mick Riley has enjoyed the fame, fortune - and girls - that come with being a pro athlete. So he's surprised to find he wants more than a one-night stand after a steamy and passionate encounter with confident, beautiful Tara Lincoln.

Too bad Tara's not interested in getting to know football's most notorious playboy any better. As the single mother of a teenage son, the last thing she needs is to be thrust into the spotlight of the jet-set lifestyle of a heartbreaker like Mick Riley. But when Mick sets his mind to win, nothing will stop him. And he has the perfect play in mind...

Want more sexy sporting romance? Don't miss the rest of this steamy series which began with The Perfect Play. And check out Jaci's gorgeously romantic Hope series beginning with Hope Flames.

It's the perfect combination of heat and romance that makes this series a must-readPlenty of emotion and conflict in a memorable relationship-driven storyStrong characters, an exhilarating plot, and scorching sex . . . You'll be drawn so fully into her characters' world that you won't want to return to your ownA beautiful romance that is smooth as silk . . . leaves us begging for moreA strong plot, complex characters, sexy athletes, and nonstop passion make this book a must readHot, hot, hot! . . . Romance at its best! Highly recommended![She] has a way of writing intense scenes that are both sensual and raw . . . Plenty of romance, sexy men, hot steamy loving, and humorA wonderful contemporary erotic romance that I recommend!Spy the name Jaci Burton on the spine of a novel, and you're guaranteed not just a sexy, get-the-body-humming read, but also one that melds the sensual with the all-important building of intimacy and relational dynamics between partnersJaci Burton's books are always sexy, romantic, and charming! A hot hero, a loveable heroine, and an adorable dog-prepare to fall in love with Jaci Burton's amazing new small town romance seriesThe characters are incredible. They are human and complex and real and perfectPassionate, inventive...Burton offers plenty of emotion and conflictJaci Burton's stories are full of heat and heartThe irresistibly sexy first book in the bestselling Play-By-Play sports romance series.Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, thrilling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals, heart-warming and sexy contemporaries or sizzling and sensual erotic, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.The Queen of contemporary sports romance, Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. Burton's name is easily mentioned in the same breath as contemporary romance superstars such as Maya Banks, Lori Foster and Jill Shalvis.PRAISE FOR JACI BURTON: 'Human and complex and real and perfect' Night Owl Reviews; '[Jaci Burton] delivers the passionate, inventive, sexually explicit love scenes that fans expect' USA Today Happy Ever After Reviews; 'A wild ride' #1 New York Times bestselling author; '[Changing the Game] is wonderful from beginning to end, even for those who are not baseball fans' Romantic Times
Headline Eternal

Quarterback Draw: Play-By-Play Book 9

By Jaci Burton

Quarterback Draw is the ninth sizzling Play-By-Play novel from New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton. Perfect for fans of Lori Foster, Maya Banks and Jill Shalvis.

This time he's playing for keeps... Grant Cassidy knows how to be a football star. But while the hot quarterback loves the game and the lifestyle, no woman has come close to catching his heart, until he matches wits with a smart, gorgeous model.

Supermodel Katrina Koslova might live in a world of glitz, but she works hard to provide for the family that relies on her. She doesn't have time for fun - much less a boyfriend.

Their explosive chemistry is undeniable, but Katrina's afraid to rely on anyone but herself. Except Grant intends prove he's a man of style and substance - a man she can count on.

Want more sexy sporting romance? Don't miss the rest of this steamy series which began with The Perfect Play. And check out Jaci's gorgeously romantic Hope series beginning with Hope Flames.

It's the perfect combination of heat and romance that makes this series a must-readPlenty of emotion and conflict in a memorable relationship-driven storyStrong characters, an exhilarating plot, and scorching sex . . . You'll be drawn so fully into her characters' world that you won't want to return to your ownA beautiful romance that is smooth as silk . . . leaves us begging for moreA strong plot, complex characters, sexy athletes, and nonstop passion make this book a must readHot, hot, hot! . . . Romance at its best! Highly recommended!Jaci Burton's books are always sexy, romantic, and charming! A hot hero, a loveable heroine, and an adorable dog-prepare to fall in love with Jaci Burton's amazing new small town romance seriesPassionate, inventive...Burton offers plenty of emotion and conflict[She] has a way of writing intense scenes that are both sensual and raw . . . Plenty of romance, sexy men, hot steamy loving, and humorA wonderful contemporary erotic romance that I recommend!Jaci Burton's stories are full of heat and heartSpy the name Jaci Burton on the spine of a novel, and you're guaranteed not just a sexy, get-the-body-humming read, but also one that melds the sensual with the all-important building of intimacy and relational dynamics between partnersThe characters are incredible. They are human and complex and real and perfectThe ninth sizzling installment in the bestselling Play-By-Play sports romance series.The queen of contemporary sports romance, Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award.Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, sizzling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals, heart-warming and sexy contemporaries or intense and emotionally powerful new adult romances, Headline Eternal is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
Headline Eternal

All Wound Up: Play-By-Play Book 10

By Jaci Burton

All Wound Up is the tenth sexy novel in the Play-By-Play series from New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton. Perfect for fans of Lori Foster, Maya Banks and Jill Shalvis.

This player is done striking out... Baseball player Tucker Cassidy is experiencing a slump in his professional - and personal - game. After a painful altercation involving his ex-girlfriend's knee, he's convinced things couldn't get worse...until a gorgeous doctor comes to the rescue at his most embarrassing moment.

Dr Aubry Ross's father owns a baseball team and she's been around players all her life. She's not about to fall for Tucker, however funny and sexy he may be. She's pleasantly surprised, though, to find he respects her job and, when he keeps appearing at her hospital, Aubry starts to think he's getting injured just to see her. But with her father disapproving of their relationship, will they realise this game-changing love is worth the fight?

Want more sexy sporting romance? Don't miss the rest of this steamy series which began with The Perfect Play. And check out Jaci's gorgeously romantic Hope series beginning with Hope Flames.

It's the perfect combination of heat and romance that makes this series a must-readPlenty of emotion and conflict in a memorable relationship-driven storyStrong characters, an exhilarating plot, and scorching sex . . . You'll be drawn so fully into her characters' world that you won't want to return to your ownA beautiful romance that is smooth as silk . . . leaves us begging for moreA strong plot, complex characters, sexy athletes, and nonstop passion make this book a must readHot, hot, hot! . . . Romance at its best! Highly recommended![She] has a way of writing intense scenes that are both sensual and raw . . . Plenty of romance, sexy men, hot steamy loving, and humorA wonderful contemporary erotic romance that I recommend!Spy the name Jaci Burton on the spine of a novel, and you're guaranteed not just a sexy, get-the-body-humming read, but also one that melds the sensual with the all-important building of intimacy and relational dynamics between partnersThe characters are incredible. They are human and complex and real and perfectThe tenth sizzling novel in the bestselling Play-By-Play sports romance series.The queen of contemporary sports romance, Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award.Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, sizzling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals, heart-warming and sexy contemporaries or intense and emotionally powerful new adult romances, Headline Eternal is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
Headline Eternal

Unexpected Rush: Play-By-Play Book 11

By Jaci Burton

Unexpected Rush is the eleventh sexy novel in the Play-By-Play series from New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton. Perfect for fans of Lori Foster, Maya Banks and Jill Shalvis.

This player has all the right moves...to break all the rules. It seems as though Barrett Cassidy's dreams are coming true - he's playing defense for the Tampa Hawks and he may have found his ideal woman. Harmony Evans is smart, gorgeous and hard to resist. If only she wasn't his best friend's sister...

Harmony has always gone after what she wants with single-minded determination. She never expected her youthful crush on Barrett to develop into something deeper, and she's not about to let some ridiculous guy code - or her brother - stand in her way.

With chemistry this combustible, lines are easily crossed. But when Barrett and Harmony's secret gets out, it just might be game over...

Want more sexy sporting romance? Don't miss the rest of this steamy series which began with The Perfect Play. And check out Jaci's gorgeously romantic Hope series beginning with Hope Flames.

It's the perfect combination of heat and romance that makes this series a must-readPlenty of emotion and conflict in a memorable relationship-driven storyStrong characters, an exhilarating plot, and scorching sex . . . You'll be drawn so fully into her characters' world that you won't want to return to your ownA beautiful romance that is smooth as silk . . . leaves us begging for moreA strong plot, complex characters, sexy athletes, and nonstop passion make this book a must readHot, hot, hot! . . . Romance at its best! Highly recommended![She] has a way of writing intense scenes that are both sensual and raw . . . Plenty of romance, sexy men, hot steamy loving, and humorA wonderful contemporary erotic romance that I recommend!Spy the name Jaci Burton on the spine of a novel, and you're guaranteed not just a sexy, get-the-body-humming read, but also one that melds the sensual with the all-important building of intimacy and relational dynamics between partnersThe characters are incredible. They are human and complex and real and perfectIt's the perfect combination of heat and romance that makes this series a must-readPlenty of emotion and conflict in a memorable relationship-driven storyStrong characters, an exhilarating plot, and scorching sex . . . You'll be drawn so fully into her characters' world that you won't want to return to your ownA beautiful romance that is smooth as silk . . . leaves us begging for moreA strong plot, complex characters, sexy athletes, and nonstop passion make this book a must readHot, hot, hot! . . . Romance at its best! Highly recommended![She] has a way of writing intense scenes that are both sensual and raw . . . Plenty of romance, sexy men, hot steamy loving, and humorA wonderful contemporary erotic romance that I recommend!Spy the name Jaci Burton on the spine of a novel, and you're guaranteed not just a sexy, get-the-body-humming read, but also one that melds the sensual with the all-important building of intimacy and relational dynamics between partnersThe characters are incredible. They are human and complex and real and perfectThe eleventh scorching-hot novel in the bestselling Play-By-Play sports romance series.The queen of contemporary sports romance, Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award.Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, sizzling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals, heart-warming and sexy contemporaries or intense and emotionally powerful new adult romances, Headline Eternal is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
Headline Eternal

Hope Flames: Hope Book 1

By Jaci Burton

Hope Flames is the first in the sexy, heartwarming Hope series from Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author of the Play-By-Play series. Perfect for fans of Bella Andre, Jill Shalvis and Nora Roberts.

Welcome to Hope, Oklahoma. The small town that's sure to warm your heart. Full of big hearts, fiery passion and love everlasting...

When it comes to love, they already know the rules...by heart. Thirty-two and finally setting up her veterinary practice in the town she once called home, Emma Burnett is on her own and loving it. Independent and driven, she's not letting any man get in the way of her dreams - not again.

That's fine with Luke McCormack. Divorced and hardly lacking in female company when he needs it, he's devoted to the only faithful companion in his life - his police dog. Still, there's something about Emma he can't shake.

When a series of local break-ins leaves Emma vulnerable, she seeks help from the first man to spark her desire in years. And now they're giving each other something they thought they'd lost forever...hope.

For more romance to warm your heart, check out the rest of the Hope series, or look for Jaci's sexy sports romance series, Play-By-Play, beginning with The Perfect Play.

It's the perfect combination of heat and romance that makes this series a must-readPlenty of emotion and conflict in a memorable relationship-driven storyStrong characters, an exhilarating plot, and scorching sex . . . You'll be drawn so fully into her characters' world that you won't want to return to your ownA beautiful romance that is smooth as silk . . . leaves us begging for moreA strong plot, complex characters, sexy athletes, and nonstop passion make this book a must readHot, hot, hot! . . . Romance at its best! Highly recommended![She] has a way of writing intense scenes that are both sensual and raw . . . Plenty of romance, sexy men, hot steamy loving, and humorA wonderful contemporary erotic romance that I recommend!Spy the name Jaci Burton on the spine of a novel, and you're guaranteed not just a sexy, get-the-body-humming read, but also one that melds the sensual with the all-important building of intimacy and relational dynamics between partnersThe characters are incredible. They are human and complex and real and perfectJaci Burton's books are always sexy, romantic, and charming! A hot hero, a loveable heroine, and an adorable dog-prepare to fall in love with Jaci Burton's amazing new small town romance seriesPassionate, inventive...Burton offers plenty of emotion and conflictJaci Burton's stories are full of heat and heartThe first sexy, heartwarming contemporary romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the Play-By-Play series.Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, thrilling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals, heart-warming and sexy contemporaries or sizzling and sensual erotic, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.The Queen of contemporary sports romance, Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. Burton's name is easily mentioned in the same breath as contemporary romance superstars such as Maya Banks, Lori Foster and Jill Shalvis.PRAISE FOR JACI BURTON: 'Human and complex and real and perfect' Night Owl Reviews; '[Jaci Burton] delivers the passionate, inventive, sexually explicit love scenes that fans expect' USA Today Happy Ever After Reviews; 'A wild ride' #1 New York Times bestselling author; '[Changing the Game] is wonderful from beginning to end, even for those who are not baseball fans' Romantic Times
Headline Eternal

Make Me Stay: Hope Book 5

By Jaci Burton

Make Me Stay is the fifth in the sexy, heartwarming Hope series from Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author of the Play-By-Play series. Perfect for fans of Bella Andre, Jill Shalvis and Nora Roberts.

Welcome to Hope, Oklahoma. The small town that's sure to warm your heart. Full of big hearts, fiery passion and love everlasting...

Sometimes love has a plan all of its own... Only the challenge of renovating a historic building could persuade architect Reid McCormack to return to his hometown of Hope. And once the job is finished, he's heading right back to Boston...no matter how drawn he is to beautiful florist Samantha Reasor.

Samantha watches over her elderly grandmother and pours a piece of herself into every floral creation she designs. However sexy she finds Reid, she's resisting acting on her crush. Samantha's not in the market for a temporary fling - she wants something real, permanent...and forever.

With such different outlooks, how can these two possibly work? Yet as their attraction grows deeper, Samantha and Reid realise that maybe love is the one thing they can build a future on.

For more romance to warm your heart, check out the rest of the Hope series which began with Hope Smoulders, or look for Jaci's sexy sports romance series, Play-By-Play, beginning with The Perfect Play.

It's the perfect combination of heat and romance that makes this series a must-readPlenty of emotion and conflict in a memorable relationship-driven storyStrong characters, an exhilarating plot, and scorching sex . . . You'll be drawn so fully into her characters' world that you won't want to return to your ownA beautiful romance that is smooth as silk . . . leaves us begging for moreA strong plot, complex characters, sexy athletes, and nonstop passion make this book a must readHot, hot, hot! . . . Romance at its best! Highly recommended![She] has a way of writing intense scenes that are both sensual and raw . . . Plenty of romance, sexy men, hot steamy loving, and humorA wonderful contemporary erotic romance that I recommend!Spy the name Jaci Burton on the spine of a novel, and you're guaranteed not just a sexy, get-the-body-humming read, but also one that melds the sensual with the all-important building of intimacy and relational dynamics between partnersThe characters are incredible. They are human and complex and real and perfectThe fifth sexy, heartwarming contemporary romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the Play-By-Play series.Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, thrilling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals, heart-warming and sexy contemporaries or sizzling and sensual erotic, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.The Queen of contemporary sports romance, Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. Burton's name is easily mentioned in the same breath as contemporary romance superstars such as Maya Banks, Lori Foster and Jill Shalvis.