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Jaci Burton

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PRAISE FOR

TAKING A SHOT

“[Jaci Burton] delivers the passionate, inventive, sexually explicit love scenes that fans expect…However,
Taking a Shot
isn’t just about hot sex. Burton offers plenty of emotion and conflict in a memorable relationship-driven story.”


USA Today

“Ms. Burton has a way of writing intense scenes that are both sensual and raw…Plenty of romance, sexy men, hot steamy loving, and humor.”


Smexy Books Romance Reviews

“For this third Play-by-Play entry, there’s no shortage of volatile, steamy sex, but the story development is the key to this thoughtful tale. While the heroine figures her life out, the reader will enjoy the smokin’-hot sex that draws the protagonists together—over and over again.”


RT Book Reviews

“Jenna and Ty’s story far surpassed my expectations. This one is hot enough to melt the ice off the hockey rink on which its hero plays.”


Romance Novel News

“A very spicy read. Jenna and Ty had great chemistry.”


Book Binge

CHANGING THE GAME

“This book is wonderful from beginning to end, even for those who are not baseball fans.”


RT Book Reviews


Changing the Game
is an extraordinary novel—a definite home run!”


Joyfully Reviewed

“A strong plot, complex characters, sexy athletes, and nonstop passion make this book a must-read.”

—Fresh Fiction

THE PERFECT PLAY

“The characters are incredible. They are human and complex and real and perfect.”


Night Owl Reviews

“Holy smokes! I am pretty sure I saw steam rising from every page.”


Fresh Fiction

“This book delivers.”


Dear Author

“A beautiful romance that is smooth as silk…One hell of a good time, a romance to remember…leaves us begging for more.”


Joyfully Reviewed

“Hot, hot, hot!…Romance at its best! Highly recommended! Very steamy.”


Coffee Table Reviews

“The romance sparkles as the sex sizzles.”


RT Book Reviews

FURTHER PRAISE FOR THE WORK OF

JACI BURTON

“Realistic dialogue, spicy bedroom scenes, and a spitfire heroine make this one to pick up and savor.”


Publishers Weekly

“Jaci Burton delivers.”

—Cherry Adair,
New York Times
bestselling author

“Lively and funny…intense and loving.”


The Road to Romance

“An invitation to every woman’s wildest fantasies.”


Romance Junkies

“As always, Jaci Burton delivers a hot read.”


Fresh Fiction

“Burton is a master at sexual tension!”

—RT Book Reviews

Titles by Jaci Burton

RIDING WILD

RIDING TEMPTATION

RIDING ON INSTINCT

RIDING THE NIGHT

WILD, WICKED, & WANTON

BOUND, BRANDED, & BRAZEN

THE PERFECT PLAY

CHANGING THE GAME

TAKING A SHOT

PLAYING TO WIN

Anthologies

UNLACED

(with Jasmine Haynes, Joey W. Hill, and Denise Rossetti)

EXCLUSIVE

(with Eden Bradley and Lisa Renee Jones)

LACED WITH DESIRE

(with Jasmine Haynes, Joey W. Hill, and Denise Rossetti)

NAUTI AND WILD

(with Lora Leigh)

PLAYING
to
WIN

JACI BURTON

HEAT | NEW YORK

THE BERKLEY PUBLISHING GROUP

Published by the Penguin Group

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Penguin Books Ltd., Registered Offices: 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England

This book is an original publication of The Berkley Publishing Group.

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. The publisher does not have any control over and does not assume any responsibility for author or third-party websites or their content.

Copyright © 2012 by Jaci Burton.

Excerpt from
Thrown by a Curve
copyright © 2012 by Jaci Burton.

Cover photograph by Claudio Marinesco.

Cover art direction and design by Rita Frangie.

Text design by Kristin del Rosario.

All rights reserved.

No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission. Please do not participate in or encourage piracy of copyrighted materials in violation of the author’s rights. Purchase only authorized editions.

HEAT and the HEAT design are trademarks of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

PUBLISHING HISTORY

Heat trade paperback edition / September 2012

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Burton, Jaci.

Playing to win / Jaci Burton.—Heat trade paperback ed.

p.      cm.

ISBN: 978-1-101-58149-0

1. Man-woman relationships—Fiction.   I. Title.

PS3602.U776P56   2012

813’.6—dc23

2012011830

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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ALWAYS LEARNING

PEARSON

To Charlie.
When it’s fun and when it’s not so fun,
I know I can always reach for you and you’ll be there.
Love you.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Thanks to Maya Banks, for the lengthy phone calls that always inspire me, make me laugh, and renew me. And to Shannon Stacey, for always being there, for always being my friend.

Table of Contents

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Seventeen
Eighteen
Nineteen
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Twenty-One
Twenty-Two
Thrown by a Curve

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