Also by this author: Quarterback Draw, All Wound Up, Unexpected Rush, Rules of Contact (Play by Play, #12)
Published by Berkley, Berkley Books, Berkley Publishing Group, Penguin Genres: Contemporary Adult Romance 18+
In the new Play-by-Play novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Contact, a star quarterback is torn between his love of the game—and the woman who may be the love of his life.
Nathan Riley is ready to follow in the footsteps of his famous football player father. He’s been drafted as quarterback for his dad’s former team, and his sports future is bright. When his friend Mia Cassidy moves to the same city, their years-long friendship suddenly sparks hot, reminding him of the one night they had together in college that he can never forget.
Like Nathan, Mia is from a sports dynasty family and embarking on an incredible new career—as founder of her own sports management company. Her friendship with Nathan means everything to her, and tossing sex into the mix again could jeopardize it all. But the chemistry between them has always sizzled, and it isn’t long before Mia realizes she wants more with Nathan than just late-night talks and pizza.
Passion has a funny way of changing the rules, and soon Nathan and Mia realize that to win it all, they’ll have to make an unexpected play for love.
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~ Maria’s Review ~
This was my first Jaci Burton book. I’m happy I took a chance. Don’t let the number 13 in the series scare you. The Final Score can be read as a standalone. I read it and did not feel like I walked into a story. This book is complete in and of itself. It is a really sweet, sexy, friends-to-lovers romance story. What could be better than falling in love with your best friend?
Nathan and Mia are best friends. They crossed the line once and never again for fear of losing their amazing friendship. Mia doesn’t want to risk it and Nathan cares to much to push the issue. But, they have a palpable chemistry. Their attraction is off the charts. Author Jaci Burton lets you feel the tension between these two characters.
Nathan is sexy, hot, sweet, and, hello? A buff, talented quarterback. Mia is a beautiful, smart, and driven to succeed with her new sports management company. She finds trouble where there isn’t any and can’t get out of her own way.
I love a good friends to lovers romance. Not too mention, one with a sexy quarterback as the hero! The Final Score has it all. The banter is funny, sexy and snarky. The push/pull drove me crazy. I wanted to throttle Mia at times, and shake some sense into both of them. I was totally invested in their HEA. I really liked the way author Jaci Burton’s writing flowed. She had a slow, steady burn smoldering between Nathan and Mia that was a secret to no one but her.
There are some twists and obstacles that get in their way, but none more so than themselves. Watching them discover what everyone knows is witty, steamy, and sweet. A perfect romance. I look forward to reading more from this author.