The Perfect Play

A Play-by-Play Novel

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New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton presents a story about love and the games people play in the first irrisistible novel in the Play-by-Play series...

The last thing event planner Tara Lincoln needs is the jet-set lifestyle of a football pro like Mick Riley; even though their steamy and passionate one-night stand proved that Mick is an all-star-both on the field and in the bedroom.

Tara played the game of love once and lost big, and she doesn't intend to put herself out there again, especially with a certified heartbreaker. But when Mick sets his mind to win, nothing will stop him. And he has the perfect play in mind to catch this sultry vixen.
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Penguin
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Published on
Feb 1, 2011
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781101478653
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Sports
Fiction / Women
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This content is DRM protected.
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