Touchdown! Quarterback Draw by Jaci Burton #review

Posted February 2, 2015 by Shari in Reviews / 9 Comments

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Touchdown! Quarterback Draw by Jaci Burton #review
Quarterback Draw

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Series: Play by Play #9
Genres: Sports Romance
Published by Berkley
Released on February 3, 2015
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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A good guy quarterback meets a sexy virgin model raising two siblings. While it was slow getting started, these two knocked knickers and grew quickly in love.

Feeling football withdraws now that the Superbowl has come and gone? Well, no fear, Jaci Burton is going to save you season with a quarterback who will fumble your heart, but then get the touchdown in the end.

To be fair, I didn’t really get into this book at first. Somewhere around 30-50% I was bored and put it down for several weeks. Knowing I had to finish it I started it up and it wasn’t as boring the last half.

Grant Cassidy is your steam quarterback for this book. A really nice guy who dates a lot, but never commits. Stuck on a island for a photo shoot, he gets up close and personal to supermodel Katrina Koslova. Now I don’t know if Katrina spent any time in Russia, but that’s where her family is from and Grant even notes at one time she doesn’t have an accent. I think this part kind of slipped through the cracks.

So Katrina is very cold to Grant afterwards. This is just a job to her and she isn’t going to be a boy toys play thing. She tries to put distance between them, but Grant keeps coming at her without giving her many choices. Also, she finds herself revealing things to Grant about her life that she never really discusses with anyone. The attraction is off the charts, but Katrina still comes across cold.

To be fair to Katrina, she has two younger siblings she is raising (teenagers) in New York. She is about 10 years older than them, so when their father leaves and their mother passes away, the full responsibility of their lives falls on her at 17. By 18 she is modeling and providing a comfortable life for her family. She doesn’t have time for relationships, nor does she trust men after what her father has done. For my part though, I got bored with this fast.

Then Grant comes from a family of 3 brothers, one sister and two very loving parents. While I wouldn’t call him a womanizer, he does love women and dates around. With Katrina he pushes a lot into her life. He shows up in New York during the pre-season for a game and has her and her siblings show him around New York. Then he invites Katrina to his house when she is doing a shoot in St. Louis while also getting her siblings to visit. Through everything, he includes her brother and sister, which starts to feel like a relationship neither want.

*sighs* While I really enjoyed Quarterback Draw, I was once again reminded how I have fallen away from reading this series. Fortunately, both of these characters were good people and not out to hurt each other in any way. They just fell in love, had lots of monkey sex and endeared their family to me.

Katrina, while a virgin, was not shy about what she wanted. Not a submissive bone type in her body. She told him what felt good, what she wanted more of and what she wanted to try. Go Girl Power! She owned her sexuality and I loved that part of her.

For his part, Grant is a little stunned when he finds out she is a virgin. I thought he would be an ass at first, but he stepped up and wanted to make it an experience she enjoyed and would remember. Then he goes about showing her all she has missed and man, it has been a lot.

Jaci gives us a little football, lots of sex, plenty of family time and a love that is willing to sacrifice in the end.

Books ‘N Tunes

I dedicate the 1985 Super Bowl Shuffle to Grant Cassidy!

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About Jaci Burton

Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the happily ever after in every story, which you’ll find in all her books.. Visit her website at for excerpts, her blog and contest information.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
6 years ago

That shuffle had me giggling for some reason. Ah, sorry this one didn’t grab you right away. I do so love it when a guy includes a gal’s kids in his plans.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

I thought it would be fun to put with this book. I had a hard time finding a video of it though. Glad I came back to it after a break. It got so much better the second half than the first. And the hero is oh so yummy and kind of too perfect.

Mary Kirkland
6 years ago

That’s one of the reasons that I try to always finish a book I start reading. You just never know when or if it’s going to pick up and get better and you might end up liking it. It’s happened to me a few times.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

I am trying that on the five I started last week. Just giving myself time to get in the right mood for them. Surely all five can’t be bad.

Anna@herding cats&burning soup

Glad you ended up enjoying it. I had a great time with this one and read it pretty much straight through. Blast having to sleep/eat. lol

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago

No way! You have to eat “pulled pork” when reading (yeah I read you post this morning and haven’t had a chance to comment *giggles*. It caught me at first, then I got bored. Glad I came back right as he popped her cherry.

Lover Of Romance
6 years ago

oh my…I see I really need to pick this author up. For some reason I haven’t read her yet, but I really need to. i really love the plot here, definitely sounds like something I would love to try out. I just might have to get this one and SOON!! I do love these sports romances.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago

I loved the first three books in this series and since then none of the others have held a candle to them. This is the closest. If I can get all the brothers in this family married up, I probably will love the series once again.

Red Iza
6 years ago

And Jaci Burton always provides us with droolworthy covers, this one is no exception 😉 I need to read this series !