12 May 2010

I started my morning with an 8.5 on the cover-gasm scale

The Perfect Play
Berkley HEAT
February 2011

website author

Cover Summary:
Football pro Mick Riley is an all-star, both on the field and in the bedroom. But a sexy, determinedly single mom just might be the one to throw him off his game…

For years Mick has been taking full advantage of the life available to a pro athlete: fame, fortune, and a different girl in every city. But when he meets and beds confident, beautiful event planner Tara Lincoln, he wants much more than the typical one-night stand. 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 Tara needs is the jet-set lifestyle of Mick Riley; even though their steamy and passionate one-night stand was unforgettable. Tara’s life is complicated enough without being thrust into the spotlight as Mick’s latest girl du jour. Tara played the game of love once and lost big, and she doesn’t intend to put herself out there again, especially with a heartbreaker like Mick.

But when Mick sets his mind to win, nothing will stop him. And he has the perfect play in mind.

Can I get your attention or are you experiencing a cover-gasm of magnitude, just like I had this morning. My body is still processing the aftershocks I tell ya, look at all that male splendor splashed all over this cover. Everything that is woman in me celebrates all that is male on the cover of Jaci Burtons new series' starter; THE PERFECT PLAY.

Now personally I like the idea of professional football players, baseball players and so on to be the hero and to provide a certain backdrop for the story to develop on. I heard friends of mine rave about Jill Shalvis' DOUBLE PLAY & SLOW HEAT, enough for me to be enticed to place them on my TBB list. Nevertheless, I somehow think this book is going to be the first one that I will read where a football pro is going to be the hero. I mean the summary is really triggering me and the cover is a huge incentive for my fantasy to go wild. I've already enjoyed a previous novel from Jaci Burton's hand and I know she can do wonderful things with the characters and a story. So my first book for 2011 is on my TBB list.

Did I get your attention at all?? Really! I'm shocked if I did LOL It took me ten minutes to come back to earth! 

PS: This morning I heard the RT convention in 2011 is going to be in Los Angeles. *getting all dreamy here*

post signature


  1. I really love this cover and yes cover-gasm is a good description. ;)
    I can't wait to get my hands on this one.

  2. ahhhh, I saw this one yesterday and I have to say my jaw dropped. He is just delicious and perfect in every way. ummm, ummm, yummy!!!!


  3. Okay blogger ate my damn comment and it was pretty long... Oh well...

    In short ~ yes, orgasmic, delicious, yummy, f*ckable... this cover does me in!

    I was a cover hussy before, this book makes me a cover slut now.

    He is on my sidebar so I can drool at my own risk at my place, lol!

    Oh gosh... have to go back to drool some more... Have a great day!

  4. @Susi Sunshine - I would pet this book like there is no tomorrow LOL But I'm even more curious right now about the story :)

    @Brande - Yeah, I remember Lauren Dane also got this kind of love from the cover gods with INSATIABLE & INSIDE OUT *thud* My cover 2010 just got more crowded!

    @Cecile - Can we be slutty together? I mean, I had the instant need to work those pants down...yeah, my thoughts were so full of *adult content* LOL

  5. Leontine..... lmbo!!!
    Girl... We sure can be slutty together! Cuz my thoughts were all carnal evil when I beheld that cover in my eye sight. I think I singed my hard drive with that one... Oh man... *adult content* you say... oh hell, there was not one decent thought in my mind when I saw that cover!!!! And working those shorts down were just the first! This has got to be *hands down and hands on him* one of the most freaking hottest ever covers!! And you know I love me some cover!!!!! Hands on him the best!

  6. Oh, I had the same cover-gasm when I saw it this morning!! *nomnomnom* All my girlie parts start to tingle when I look at that perfect, hot and dirty body. But I gotta say that the backblurb doesn't do it for me that much. Sounds like a bit old... But maybe the author can re-tell this tale and add some original touch. :)

  7. JEEZ LOUISE!!!HOLY....S..um..CRAP!!!GOOD NIGHT!!!OH MY GOODNESS!!! That is (in my opinion) the best, most yummy..est cover I think I have ever seen!!!I have never read any of Jaci Burton's work....HOWEVER....I may just have to start.AND WHAT A WAY TO START.....and finish!! I mean DAMN!!!!!Cecile...is there a cover hussy club because I think I want to join!! and it there isn't...I think one should be started...You can be Madame President.

  8. Loved this cover. The guy is hot and since I'm a booty girl, can you see how he's tilting his up, doing the booty tilt. So sexy! LOL!

  9. Ducky ~ I like the way you think... Hummm... that got the wheels turning... Leontine, we might have to come up with something honey... hee heeee.... I like being a Madame President!!! Hee heee...

    Picture me in my corset...tight skirt.. high heels.... liking this position..... especially with this cover underneath, lmbo!!!

  10. @Cecile - I already said on twitter that I want this cover from top to bottom on my bedroom door and I'll be going off to dreamland in bliss. Don't know if hubby will have nightmares but I'll be sporting a huge smile on my face while hugging my pillow!

    @Janna - Oh yes, girlie parts tingling *check* I've been looking at it all day and everytime I'm feeling the tingling all over! Contemporary romance isn't my main dish but this kind of story appeals to me ;) and I haven't read about a football pro yet. Can you imagine entering the locker room/shower with his team *thud*

    @Ducky - LOL Jaci Burton has a wonderful series about bikers titled: Wild Riders series. Perhaps they can introduce you to her work *wink*

    @Lynette - Oh yes, the booty tilt, me hearts the booty too. My mouth waters as I imagine sinking my teeth in them or squeeze them good *rowr* My basic instincts are taking over...I'm making growling noises LOL

  11. @Cecile @Ducky - We could create a Cover Hussy Club...that way we can select a jury and we can "judge" covers, cover models, a seal of cover hussy aproved or something. Convene every month or so LOL Just letting my thoughts run here....

  12. *Whistles* Yowzaa!!! That cover is smoldering!!! I was feelin' a bit tired this morning but I'm totally awake now. Thanks Leontine. ;)

    *Some time later* Wow, and the blurb sounds good too!

    Hugs, VFG

  13. Leontine... check your inbox honey... You know me!! I am always up for anything ~ especially if it has to do with covers like these..... Check out your inbox and hit me back!!!!

    And besides I love being called Madame!!!!

  14. Umm, wow.

    Cover-gasm is so being added to my dictionary!

    I'm a sucker for this kind of story, I think I'll be checking this one out! :)

  15. Holy Hell!!! That is the hottest cover ever.
    I want to blow it up and plaster it on my ceiling above my bed
    He is smokin' hot!!!
    **fans self** he is stirring some things up..LOL.

    Cover Hussy Club..I love it!!

  16. You heard that? That was my jaw hitting the floor! OMG I just can't keep my eyes off this pretty!
    Thanks for the heads-up!

  17. My oh my oh my........I've been staring at him since yesterday and I plan to leave him up at my blog for a few days!

    I'm sooooooooooooooo excited about RT being in LA next year because guess who lives about an hour away from there? I've never been, don't know what you are suppose to do but the prospect of being able to go is very exciting!

  18. HAHA pattepoilue said "heads-up" I'd like to see the cover models "head-up". OH MY GOODNEES what do I wish had gotten into me today.... I mean....what has gotten into me today.....Take a look at that cover again and finger ...I mean figure it out.

  19. @VFG - I got that wake-up call too this morning and the blurb makes me want to put on a pot of tea to have an old fashioned sunday afternoon of reading. Just me, my book and some awesome characters to get to know *sigh*

    @Cecile - I hit you back, we talked, we bounced ideas around, got Elaing8 involved...oh yes, I'm excited!!!

    @Beth - I even can have a lingual-gasm, think in the line of hearing Sean Connery speak *shivers of delight*

    @Elaing8 - Oh yes, he's stirring alright!! And i knew you would be in for a Cover Hussy Club!!

    @Pattepoilue - I already though: What's that sound, but it was your jaw dropping I heard :) You're welcome for the heads-up!

    @Blanche - The RT is incredible for reader, so many things to do, people to meet and authors *sigh* You're so lucky the RT is only an hour away from you...can i live with you? LOL

  20. Leontine, since this is your blog we HAVE to name you HIGH QUEEN LEONTINE for the Cover Hussy Club.(That would make you HIGH QUEEN HUSSY) Can I be a HEAD chair holder IN THE CAIBNET (or any other POSITION you think I would great at?)HEEHEE

  21. Ducky ~ we are working something out and will be back with you honey. ***Insert evil laughter***

  22. It gave me a cover-gasm too.. I don't normally read contemp books but this cover could be a good inspiration! Yummy!

  23. Holy F Word that is quite a cover. Excuse while I go into the other room and drool.

  24. Argghh. why did bf unplug the internet when I was writing this...he didn't want me to look at the HOT pic surely ;)

  25. @Ducky - Oh girl, you know your way with titles *grins* I like High Queen Hussy, has a very nice ring to it LOL

    @Cecile - You're so my partner in hussy crimes LOL

    @Heather - Yes, let yourself be inspired, I was too...very inspired LOL

    @Smokinghotbooks - You're excused girl! I too wanted some private time rofl

    @Blodeuedd - My hubby only raises his eyebrows when I'm working with beefcake pics or covers and refrains from commenting :)

  26. The moment this cover appeared on Twitter I saved it in my pic folder, mmmmm wish all covers were like that!


I love to hear all your voices and opinions so thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.