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Jaci Burton

Author of The Perfect Play

123+ Works 7,917 Members 379 Reviews 13 Favorited

About the Author

Jaci Burton is an American author of romance novels. She has written many New York Times bestsellers including Melting the Ice, Thrown by a Curve, and Holiday Games. She became a writer after her children were grown. Burton is the author of the Play-by-Play series, as well as the Wild Riders show more series. She lives in Oklahoma. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Jaci Burton

The Perfect Play (2011) 543 copies
Changing the Game (2011) 369 copies
Taking a Shot (2012) 320 copies
Playing to Win (2012) 260 copies
Primal Heat [Anthology 4-in-1] (2004) — Contributor — 238 copies
Thrown by a Curve (2013) 234 copies
Hope Flames (2014) 229 copies
Riding Wild (2008) 203 copies
Melting the Ice (2014) 197 copies
One Sweet Ride (2013) 195 copies
Wild, Wicked, & Wanton (2007) 180 copies
Surviving Demon Island (2006) 160 copies
Straddling the Line (2014) 156 copies
Hope Ignites (2014) 149 copies
Hunting the Demon (2007) 144 copies
Bound, Branded, & Brazen (2010) 138 copies
Riding on Instinct (2009) 136 copies
Hope Burns (2014) 133 copies
Summer Heat (2004) 133 copies
Riding Temptation (2008) 131 copies
Nothing Personal (2008) 118 copies
The Heart of a Killer (2011) 111 copies
Riding the Night (2010) 110 copies
Make Me Stay (1694) 109 copies
The Darkest Touch (2008) 109 copies
Quarterback Draw (2015) 106 copies
Paradise Awakening (1951) 101 copies
All Wound Up (2015) 99 copies
Love After All (2015) 98 copies
Unexpected Rush (1750) 94 copies
Taken by Sin (2009) 94 copies
Rules of Contact (2016) 88 copies
Unlaced (Anthology 4-in-1) (1602) — Contributor — 87 copies
Don't Let Go (1724) 86 copies
Holiday Games (2013) 83 copies
All She Wants for Christmas (2010) 82 copies
Love Me Again (2017) 74 copies
Hot to the Touch (2019) 73 copies
Dare to Love (2009) 70 copies
Hot Summer Nights [Anthology 4-in-1] (2013) — Contributor — 69 copies
Fall Fury (2004) 62 copies
Holiday on Ice (2014) 59 copies
Laced with Desire (2010) — Contributor — 58 copies
Bound to Trust (2005) 58 copies
Shot on Gold (2018) 58 copies
Forbidden Fantasies (Anthology 8-in-1) (2008) — Contributor — 57 copies
One Perfect Kiss (2018) 54 copies
Hope Smolders (2014) 53 copies
A Rare Gift (2011) 50 copies
Fever-Hot Dreams (Anthology 3-in-1) (2007) — Contributor — 49 copies
The Best Thing (2012) 47 copies
Rescue Me (2006) 47 copies
The Best Man Plan (2020) 46 copies
Ignite on Contact (2020) 43 copies
Mountain Moonlight (2005) 41 copies
Running Mate (2009) 41 copies
Out of the Darkness (2005) 38 copies
Hot Holiday Nights (2015) 36 copies
Mistletoe Games (2016) 36 copies
All Consuming (2021) 34 copies
Holiday Seduction (2008) — Contributor — 33 copies
Naughty and Nice: A Holiday Romance Collection (2010) — Contributor — 32 copies
Magnolia Summer (2005) 31 copies
Midnight Velvet (2005) 29 copies
Making Waves (2006) — Contributor — 28 copies
The Engagement Arrangement (2021) 24 copies
Show Me (2007) 24 copies
No Strings Attached (2013) 23 copies
Housebroke (2023) 22 copies
Unwrapped (2007) 21 copies
Holiday Heat (2009) 21 copies
Animal Instincts (2005) 18 copies
The Ties That Bind (2012) 18 copies
Unraveled (2008) 18 copies
Kismet: Winterland Destiny (2009) 17 copies
White Hot Holidays, Vol. III (2006) — Contributor — 17 copies
Bite Me (2009) 17 copies
Holiday Bound (2005) 17 copies
Winter Ice (2009) 17 copies
Kismet: Fiery Fate (2009) 16 copies
Kismet: Aftermath (2006) 15 copies
Demand to Submit (2006) 15 copies
Spring Rain (2005) 14 copies
Dolphin's Playground (2004) 14 copies
Paradise Discovery (2003) 13 copies
Kismet: Frost & Fire (2005) 13 copies
Dream On (2005) 13 copies
Hands On (2005) 13 copies
Lycan's Surrender (2009) 12 copies
Love Me by Christmas (2017) 12 copies
Paradise Revival (2009) 11 copies
Tempt Me Twice [3-in-1] (2009) — Contributor — 10 copies
Legend's Passion (2009) 9 copies
Wild Nights (Novella) (2013) 7 copies
Tangled Web (2004) 6 copies
Going the Distance (Ellora's Cave Presents) (2006) — Contributor — 6 copies
Ice and Rain 6 copies
True Lies (2009) 5 copies
Dashing Mr. Snow (2021) 4 copies
Brazen (2021) 3 copies
A Little Tickle 2 copies
Branded (2021) 2 copies

Associated Works

Nauti and Wild (2010) — Contributor — 245 copies
Nautier and Wilder (2013) — Contributor — 120 copies
Exclusive (Anthology 3-in-1) (2007) — Contributor — 55 copies
Sneak Peek (2008) — Contributor — 26 copies
Romancing the Holiday (Anthology 3-in-1) (2012) — Contributor — 21 copies
Mesmerized (2005) — Contributor — 16 copies

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Common Knowledge

Other names
Burton, Jaci
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
Oklahoma, USA
Relationships
Burton, Charlie (husband)
Short biography
Mother to two grown sons, Jaci Burton lives in Oklahoma with her second husband and stepdaughter. After spending too many years to count in the high stress business world, Jaci Burton is thrilled to be living her dream of writing passionate romance. When she isn't crafting stories of passion, romance and happily ever afters, she can be found reading a good book, tending her garden, and sweating at the gym. She'd like to say she lives a glamorous life, but it's all too normal. She still has to do laundry, dishes and feed her family, and wouldn't have it any other way.

Members

Reviews

3.5 stars

I liked this book a lot, and we all know how I cannot walk past a hockey romance without pausing to consume! I think the singing sub-plot knocked the rating down for me a bit.
 
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s_carr | 32 other reviews | Feb 25, 2024 |
 
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BooksInMirror | 15 other reviews | Feb 19, 2024 |
Hazel is broke after her ex-husband stole all her money. Luckily, her friend let her stay in her home in Orlando, along with her menagerie of dogs that she fosters, until the house could be sold. But, her house did sell, and the friend forgot to tell Hazel, so Hazel almost clobbers Lincoln (Linc) Kennedy when he comes into the house while she is there.
Linc allows Hazel to stay in the house after he hears her sad story, and Hazel becomes his cook. Linc is a multi-millionaire, but Hazel thinks he is a house flipper. Linc doesn't want to tell her, because money makes people change.
Linc begins to fall for Hazel and her dogs, and the feeling is mutual.
This is a really cute story about one woman's fight to be independent, and the man who encourages her to follow her dreams.
I don't think the cover is great on this one - looks cartoonish.
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rmarcin | 3 other reviews | Jan 16, 2024 |
“They were a perfect mismatch.”

I could easily see this as a Hallmark movie of the week. A dog loving woman without a plan squatting in her friends’ empty house...who forgot to tell her it had been sold to a good looking millionaire house flipper...who immediately hires her to be his personal chef for the duration of the remodel. A little far fetched, maybe? Yet entertaining and would make a great summer beach read.
 
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ValeriS29 | 3 other reviews | Dec 11, 2023 |

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Statistics

Works
123
Also by
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Members
7,917
Popularity
#3,063
Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
379
ISBNs
500
Languages
5
Favorited
13

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