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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

HOT JOCKS IN JULY is here!

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JULY 10 - JULY 17

Do football or baseball butts drive you nuts? Do you love to see sweaty men chasing after each other? Tackling each other? Does the sight of a pair of sexy calves kicking a ball down field heat you up? Do NASCAR drivers rev your engine?
YES to all of the above for the GP Review Crew and the UTC Maidens.  Even though it’s summer, nothing’s stopping us from HEATING up our days and nights with HOT JOCKS!   Join Guilty Pleasures and Under The Covers for locker room talk about some of our favorite JOCK romances. Be sure to visit the other  blogs participating in this sexy hop.

Do you have a favorite sports themed book or series? Is there a real life athlete who you can see as your favorite hero from a sports themed romance? We would love to know your favorites!

When it comes to Sports, there are plenty of favorite series. But I think the ones that have made a bigger impact on most people's TBR lists, then we have to go with Jaci Burton's Play by Play series. Jaci was blessed by the Cover Fairy Godmother and the end result is a work of art that you just have to have on your bookshelf...or nightstand...or framed on the wall. These books not only have great covers, but they also are great stories.  Check them out.

The Perfect Play

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.

READ OUR REVIEW

Changing the Game

Most people play by the rules. Gavin and Liz aren't most people....

Win at any cost. That's always been the mantra of sports agent Liz Darnell. When she carries things too far and risks losing her number-one client, baseball pro Gavin Riley, Liz realizes that she'll have to work extra innings to win him back. It might not be too much of a stretch. She's had a thing for this player's moves since she first laid eyes on him, and by the looks of it, he wants her just as bad.
Gavin's more than ready—especially when Liz is offering herself as part of the bargain. And as much of her as Gavin wants. For added thrills, he decides to throw a little curve ball Liz's way to see just how far she's truly willing to go to keep him as a client. But when love unexpectedly enters the playing field, neither Liz nor Gavin are ready for the biggest game-changer of them all.

READ OUR REVIEW

Taking a Shot

If you want to score, you have to get in the game...

The last thing Jenna Riley needs is more sports in her life. While her brothers are off being athletic superstars, she's stuck running the family's sports bar, whether she likes it or not. Then in walks pro hockey stud Tyler Anderson. As much as Jenna would like to go to the boards with him, she's vowed to never fall for a jock-even one as hot as Ty.

Ty, intrigued by the beautiful bar owner, becomes a regular. He senses that Jenna wants to do something more with her life. And as he gains her trust, the passion between them grows, as does Ty's insistence that Jenna should start living for herself. With his encouragement, Jenna starts to believe it, too...
But first, Jenna has to figure out what she wants, what she needs, who she loves, and if she has the passion and pride to take a shot at having it all-including Ty...

READ OUR REVIEW

Paying to Win

Cole Riley’s a hot headed football player who has put his career on the line with his off field behavior. Consultant Savannah Brooks comes on board to save his image—and to get his game on the right track. When two opposing forces collide, there’s bound to be sparks.

Coming September 4, 2012

Thrown by a Curve  

Sports medicine specialist Alicia Riley has the job of her dreams, until she's assigned to star pitcher Garrett Scott. Undergoing shoulder rehab, it's make it or break it time for Garrett, and he needs to focus to get back on the mound in time for opening day. But close proximity and combustible chemistry is a dangerous combination, and both Alicia and Garrett have a lot to lose if this doesn't work.

Coming March 2013 

And just because this is a good time as any to post some pics of real athletes...

Sorry got distracted there for a second. So what are we giving away?
A PRINT COPY OF TAKING A SHOT

PLUS A MATCHING BOOKMARK INSPIRED BY THE BOOK
PLUS A POSTCARD FOR PLAYING TO WIN!

Now Keep Hopping!

102 comments:

Kassandra said...

I love Peyton Manning. His style and sense of humor and the intelligent way he plays gets me every damn time ;)

sionedkla@gmail.com

Kaylyn D. said...

I think Tim Tebow would be a great hero in a book. He is so handsome lol. Thank you for the giveaway.
kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

miki said...

my favorite serie is play by play by Jaci burton ( but i admit i don't know any other yet)

all the best

isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

Ronda (Queentutts World of Escapism) said...

Love the photos and was getting carried away with you - LOL Actually I havent read any books about sports except one and it was about a Hocky Player. But I think I would love to have a hero in a book that was a football, baseball, or Swimming player. The Olympics is coming soon and I will be watch Michael Phelps - I love seeing them boys in their swim suits, kind of gives you a closer look to their total package if you know what I mean - hee hee

Thanks for this awesome hop
Ronda
mrsqueentutt@gmail.com

Kanya said...

When I think of hot jocks, I think of Lori Foster's Fighter series! Her SBC fighters are HOT!
Thanks for the chance to win! I love Jaci Burton!
Kanya ;)
kanyachhetATyahooDOTca

Rebe said...

I love Rachel Gibson's Chinook Hockey team contemporary romances!!

JessieO said...

I love Jaci Burton's Play by Play series. Bella Andre has some great sports romance books..Deidre Martin also.

In case you couldn't tell I am a fan :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

J.l.obrien912 (at) gmail.com

JessieO said...

I love Jaci Burton's Play by Play series. Bella Andre has some great sports romance books..Deidre Martin also.

In case you couldn't tell I am a fan :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

J.l.obrien912 (at) gmail.com

Victoria said...

No on both counts. I have no favorites but I certainly love that photo above of the soccer player ;). He is hot!

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

Loupe Duffy said...

I love Chicago Stars by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I know it's an older series, but I love it.

throuthehaze said...

I love Rachel Gibson's Chinooks Hockey Team series

mimirose41209 said...

My favorite player is Jason Babin from the Philadelphia Eagles. He is so hot!!!!

thanks for participating in the hop!

mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

joye said...

Thanks for the photos-it sparked me up!
I like the sports series written by Deidre Martin and the covers of Jaci Burton's books are really hot.
JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

*yadkny* said...

I am in love with Lily Harlem's Hot Ice series!

MsChris1161 said...

Jaci Burton's series is definitely my favorite sports themed series! Bella Andre's is a close second, though!

Di said...
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Di said...

I adored Susan Elizabeth Philips Chicago Stars series! It’s been a while since I read the first ones & I keep thinking I’d like to re-read, but there’s just so many other good books I haven’t read the first time yet – I just need more reading time.
sallans d at yahoo dot com

Evan Blanc said...

Such a great HOP!!!
evan32_08@yahoo.com

Karen said...

Loved the Doms in Game Misconduct by Bianca Sommerfield. Thanks for the opportunity.

Elf2060 said...

I love Jaci Burton's series also, haven't read the most recent one yet but am definitely looking forward to it! Thanks for the giveaway.

Book Lovin Mamas said...

I love Erin McCarthy's Fast Track Series. I can't get enough of race car drivers. Yum!!!
Although...Tim Tebow has been a FAVE of mine since he was a FL Gator. LOVE HIM! I have a friend who met him in person. FL GATOR fan for life. Can't wait to see what he does for the Jets this year.
For baseball though, I've always had a HUGE crush on Brady Anderson who used to play for the Baltimore Orioles. That man still has a sexy butt!

-FranJessca
Book Lovin' Mamas

Kim M. said...

I love football... But I don't know if I currently have any HOT players that I look for. I agree with Kassandra... Petyon Manning is great, because he LOVES the game. It's not about money with him. I just hope that he's okay this season.

As far as books... Oh my gosh... I love Jaci's Play-by-Play series. I never thought that I could really care about baseball....

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Jordan Howay said...

My favorite sports series are Jaci Burton's Play by Play series and Lori Foster's Ultimate Fighter series.

moonstarsfu83@yahoo.com

Tabby @Insightful Minds said...

Omg; we picked the same series to giveaway stuff from! :) I am giving away books #1 and 2 in this series! :) Great minds! :D

Tabby @Insightful Minds
Check out my - Hot Jocks Giveaway!

Susan T. said...

My favorites are Rachel Gibson's Chinooks, Deirdre Martin's NY Blades and Erin McCarthy;s Fast Track series. I have Jaci Burton's Play by Play on my TBR, can't wait.

kidsue99@yahoo.com

Jody said...

I love Jaci Burton's Play by Play serious. I do love Tebow.


iteachfl@aol.com

Jody said...

I love Jaci Burton's Play by Play serious. I do love Tebow.


iteachfl@aol.com

Alex said...

I love the Play by Play series by Jaci Burton. I'm in love with those cover models like it's nobody's business. I have all the postcards too. Whew!

Carin said...

I love Lori Fosters Ultimate Fighter series yummy!
Carin mawmom(@)gmail.com

Mel Bourn said...

I like Jaci Burton! Good choices! One of my favorites is also Bianca Sommerland. Shs has a great hockey series with the Dartmouth Cobras. Hot, Hot, Hot!
Mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

LM said...

Football! Have always loved it! Not sure who I would pic as a fav athlete right not, I got distracted with your pics!
modularmates(at)comcast(dot)net

Lisa said...

I loved One Man Advantage by Kelly Jamieson & The Buffalo Intimidators series by Cassandra Carr. Play by Play series is in my TBR list

Wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Donna said...

Hot Zone Series by Carly Phillips!!! Who doesn’t love football player in their HOT HOT uniforms. LOL. Thanks for the contest!!

donnasing777@yahoo.com

elaing8 said...

my favorite series is Jaci Burton's Play By Play books.

Sophia Rose said...

I haven't read a sports-themed romance yet, but I could see my favorite baseball catcher, Buster Posey have the appearance of a Sports hero in a romance.

Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

Melanie said...

I would love to win this book!

mpashon at hotmail dot com

Nadine said...

David Beckham! Just stick him in any book for me!

Jane said...

I really like Deirdre Martin's "Body Check." I think Henrik Lundqvist of the NY Rangers would make a great romance hero.

Laurie said...

I haven't read any sports themed books yet, but Jaci Burton's have been on my TBR list. Thanks for the hop, I think I'll get some good suggestions out of it!

sienny said...

It's been a long time since i read any sports theme books. But i already have jacy burton's on my TBR :)

SdyLion said...

The Perfect Play- Mick Riley- just yummmmmm. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy Stogner said...

I like Erin Mccarthy's Fast Track series.

Melissa said...

I love this series by Jaci and also Erin McCarthy's Fast Track series. I am not a big sports person so I can't name a favorite athlete.

melissalamb(at)musfiber(dot)com

Allison W said...

I have been wanting to read these books sooo bad! The covers are AMAZING! Sports series I love... Erin McCarthy's Fast Track :)

Cecilia83 said...

I Love Steven Gerard, Iker Casillas (all soccer/football player)

Play by play series is an awesome series!

Stephanie Huff said...

I love the Chicago Stars series by SEP, the Hot Zone series by Carly Phillips, and the New York Blades books by Deidre Martin.

Aaron Rogers would be a good hero. He's a star athlete with a sense of humor :)

Em said...

My favorite sports series is probably the Pride series by Shelley Laurenston, not strictly sports but has a wicked hockey team.

Jen B. said...

I love Jaci Burton's Play by Play series. I have only been able to read the first two but I am looking forward to reading book 3. jepebATverizonDOTnet

Ellen Thompson said...

I really like Bella Andre's Bad Boys of Football series. I have been wanting to read Jaci Burton's Play by Play series because it sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway!

E. Thompson
thompsonem3(at)aol(dot)com

Timitra said...

I don't have a fav sports series since I've only read Bella Andre's Bad Boys of Football series, which I absolutely LOVED!!! I've been dying to read Jaci Burton's Play By Play series hopefully I'll get my hands on them this year! Thanks for the eye candy!!

Stephanie M said...

I lov the Play by Play series by Jaci Burton and Hot Track series by Erin McCarthy. Thanks for the giveaway.

smccar1 at hotmail dot com

Kathleen O said...

If it has Football, Baseball, Hockey in the book, I am in.
I am currently reading Jaci Burtons "Play by Play" series. I just finished Changing the Game and now I am on to Taking a Shot..

Landry Breaux said...

Sorry to say but I haven't read any books about sports athletes, except bull riders. But I really think I would enjoy branching out!
landrybreaux@yahoo.com

Landry Breaux said...

Sorry to say but I haven't read any books about sports athletes, except bull riders. But I really think I would enjoy branching out!
landrybreaux@yahoo.com

Astri Nasthasia Videlia said...

I Love Fabio Cannavaro as Bobby Tom at Heaven Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips... xD

Thank's for the Giveaway... ^^

Under the Covers said...

@Astri, I might have to read that book just because you recognized my dream husband, I mean Fabio Cannavaro ;) LOL

Francesca

lorimeehan said...

I love Erin McCarthy's Nascar series and Lori Foster's Fighter series.
lorimeehan1@aol.com

Michelle H. said...

My favorite sports themed series is Lori Foster's Fighter Series. Reading them is what got me watching the sport..who knew how hot those guys could be! I loved her character, Drew Black!

Lauren B said...

I haven't read that many sports romances but I did enjoy The Perfect Play. It will be great to continue with the series.
Thanks for the giveaway.

marybelle said...

With the Olympics coming up I think you could just throw a net & see what you catch. A hockey team would suit or a tennis player or a swimmer or...

Filia Oktarina said...

I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips's
Chicago Stars / Bonner Brothers Series!!
Thanks for the giveaway!
filiafantasy at gmail dot com

IreneRJ said...

I haven't read any specific sports series, any that have been there were sort of incidental! I want to start that Jaci Burton series though, the covers are glorious!
Irene Jackson

andieleah said...

Love the Play By Play series...wanna check out the Assassins series by Toni Aleo.
andieleah78@gmail.com

CrystalGB said...

I like Rachel Gibson's See Jane Score.

powerse said...

sbc fighters by Lori foster ;)

Minnie Medina said...

I love Jaci Bourton's Play by Play and Erin McCarthy Fast Track series.

Barbara E. said...

I enjoyed Carly Phillips' Hot Zone series. I don't watch sports much, so I can't really choose any athletes, although I like watching the Olympians.

Krista said...

Chicago Stars series by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Juana said...

The only books that I read and loved are Lori Foster's SBC books.

jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

Rachel said...

George St. Pierre (UFC) would be perfect in a sports related hot and steamy book!!

Olivia Tan said...

i love play by play series by jaci burton.
Mick Riley, oh my goshhhhh....

thanks for the chance to win ^^

sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jolene and Family said...

I loved Susan Elizabeth Phillip's Chicago Stars series and Rachel Gibson's hockey series

My sports hottie is David Beckham, yum :)

june111(at)att(dot)net

Suzanne said...

I loved Lisa Nowak's Full Throttle, Jeff Gordon meets the bill especially when he is scruffy.

Carol L. said...

Well hell, I thought our Heatwave was over until I saw your pics. :)
Haven't really read a sports romance yet.But I've got Jaci Burton's Play By Play series on my TRL.I do like Henrik Lunquist (hope that's how you spell it) from the New York Rangers though.
Carol L.
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Tammy said...

I am not really into real life sports but Susan Elizabeth Phillips Chicago Stars series and Lorelei James Rough Riders is amazing. Just thinking about those bull riders in their tight jeans get me … well you know! LOL

Thanks for the contest

pademe_lee@yahoo.com

Imajicasnow said...

I havent read any but I like my soccer guys, nice and built!!

imajicasnow@inbox.com

Patty1671 said...

I love Jaci Burton's play by play series. Erin Mccarthy's Fasttrack and Carly Phillips Hot Zone.

Julianne said...

I haven't any read of Jaci Burton's Play by Play series yet, but the covers are freakin' awesome.
Thanks for a chance to win.
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I wouldn't mind featuring Tom Brady in a romance. :D

nurmawati djuhawan said...

susan elizabeth phillip's series about football...
thx u for the giveaway ;)

Vanessa theJeepDiva said...

Thanks so much for putting this hop together!

ronnkelly3 said...

I love Derek Jeter...it would be nice to see him in a book...LOL

Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy said...

Anyone that knows me in RL knows I'm obsessed with football, and my guilty pleasure in the fall that I most certainly DO NOT mind putting a book down for is to watch SF 49ers football, so I must go with my team and say I'm Nuts over our Running Back Frank Gore, he's a football God! Hehe:) Thanks for the giveaway! <3

Kat's Fantastical World said...

My fave sexy sports guy is fabio cannavaro. I'm super geeked that you posted his photos. <3

Katie Wurn
kpopjunki.blogspot@gmail.com

BookAttict said...

I love the Play by Play series by Jaci Burton, but the first sports series I fell in love with is Diedre Martin’s New York Blades series!!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com
GFC: BookAttict

VanillaOrchids said...

I have yet to read any sports themed series but I'm very interested in reading Jaci Burton's series.

Might be showing my age here (I don't care though) but I always liked Mitch Gaylord who was an Olympic gymnast in the 80s. :) I could see him as a hero in a sport themed romance.

Thank you for the giveaway.

Pam
vanillaorchids69(at)gmail(dot)com

Jess said...

not really into sports outside of books and movies but regardless I would have to live under a stone not to think david beckham is HOT
Thank you for the chance to win

jessharrison78@yahoo.com

Vanessa N. said...

I don't really watch sports. I only love them in books I read. Thanks for the giveaway.

mythic021@gmail.com

Sarika Patkotwar said...

I really like books that have tennis or football as the main sport in them. I would LOVE to see Christiano Ronaldo as the hero in a romantic book! :)

Rhonda D said...

The Play by Play series by Jaci Burton is my favorite, but so many are close 2nds. :)
slinkydennis@yahoo.com

JoAnna said...

I love Cassandra Carr's Buffalo Intimidators series.

Crystal Newman said...

Anything to do with Football and I'm game

Ren said...

Umm, I don't read any sport romance lately. Once I read Fast Track series by Erin McCarthy but dnf it. As for real athlete, umm, Steve Nash ;).

Kara D. said...

Oh man. Tim Tebow's attractive but a little too innocent ;) But I must say Eli Manning's very attractive and would make a great and modest hero.

Kara
supersonic182(at)gmail(dot)com

winnie said...

Favourite sports romance series would be the play by play series by Jaci Burton.

June M. said...

My favorite athletes would have to be the Manning boys (Peyton & Eli), mainly because my last name is Manning. Acutually, my youngest nephew's middle name is Peyton :)
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Sheree said...

I did enjoy Erin McCarthy's Fast Track series and that was before the cover with Paul Marron came out!

Carol said...

Hot Zone series by Carly Phillips is my favorite sports series!! Love them all but wish she would write another, like a holiday one. LOL! Wonderful contest, thank you so much!

carol.byles@yahoo.com

Lissette Martinez said...

Ricardo Izecson or better known as KAKA from Real Madrid Team is.. GORGEOUS. I die for him everytime I see him running that ball :) That's what's exciting about soccer, right?

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